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  •  It is a view of 'something you have is something I (6+ / 0-)

    do not have, and therefore threatens me'.  Historically, showing a knack for mechanical ingenuity more likely got you killed by the local chieftain than exalted.  Show the feudal lord / sultan a steam engine that brought water from the stream to the village was a likely death sentence:  he already had peasants carrying water and did not need someone competing for the esteem of the villagers.

    Conservatives use the myths of Ann Rand's fairy tales and the myths of capitalism rewarding 'creators' to justify their position.  It is simply warmed-over divine-right.

    To any wingnut: If you pay my taxes I'll give you a job.

    by ban48 on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 06:49:28 AM PDT

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