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    Musante: Lurkers?
    Sheridan: It's our version.. of the homeless. In many ways, we have the same problem Earth does.
    Musante: Earth doesn't have homeless.
    Sheridan: Excuse me?
    Musante: We don't have the problem.
    Musante: Yes, there are some.. displaced.. people. Here and there. But they've chosen to be in that position! They're either lazy, or criminal, or mentally unstable.
    Sheridan: They can't get a job.
    Musante: EarthGov has promised a job to anybody that wants one. So, if someone doesn't have a job, they must not want one.
    Sheridan: Poverty?
    Musante: Hmm, yeah, it's the same.
    Sheridan: Crime?
    Musante: Yes. There is some, but it's ALL caused by the mentally unstable. And we've just instituted correctional centers to filter them out at an early age.
    Sheridan: Prejudice?
    Musante: Nope. We're just one big happy planet. Well, allright, there's the Marsies, but that won't change until they stop fighting the EarthGov rule.
    Sheridan: And.. when exactly did all this happen?
    Musante: When we re-wrote the dictionary.
    Musante: Captain, you're a good man, you're a fine soldier, a leader. You understand that sometimes before you can deal with a problem, you have to ..redfine it.
    Sheridan: But you can't deal with problems by pretending they don't exist.
    Musante: There's no need to embarass our leaders by pointing out the flaws in our society that they're aware of and dealing with in their own way. Some people just enjoy finding fault with our leaders. They're anarchists, they're troublemakers, or simply just unpatriotic.
     --Babylon 5, "Voices of Authority"

    On the Internet, nobody knows if you're a dog... but everybody knows if you're a jackass.

    by stevemb on Wed May 01, 2013 at 09:42:51 AM PDT

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