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  •  I think it is rather concise (3+ / 0-)
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    LtdEdishn, Chi, Gay CA Democrat

    I don't mean to be ill-natured, but I consider this fairly concise given the concepts under discussion. It's not short, though. [shrug]

    Since I wanted to remove the concept's validity in any context and demonstrate how "self-reliance" functions in a political discourse, I wanted to offer proof. I often as not think diarists don't develop their thoughts enough. De gustibus non disputandum and all that.

    Sure, my religion is my religion, but it entered the discussion here a) to demonstrate that people are re-writing the Gospel to make it say something 180 degrees from what it says, b) to illustrate the hollowness of the "moral" claim made by the Gingriches and Gingreys of the world, c) to contrast the self-reliant myth with what the Gospels say -- and consequently the first criticisms of capitalism.  (Also, only here would the Christianity references draw comment, but explicit Marxist analysis be ignored.)

    Everyone is innocent of some crime.

    by The Geogre on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 04:46:08 PM PDT

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