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  •  Great diary Ex Pat. Unfortuantely, the call for (5+ / 0-)

    poor houses does not seem that absurd when I see the way private industry has monopolized the prison/industrial complex. Private industry has already made billions off of prison workers. (The only type of slavery that the 13th amendment does not outlaw in the US constitution is in prison. )

    •  yep ... it does not seem absurd at all, I am (2+ / 0-)
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      honestly expecting them to reintroduce them through the private sector ... just because it is satire does not mean that they will not do it. It is so close to so many proposals that they have advocated that simply stretching them a bit more so they seem absurd is the point. Can you imagine that the secretary of works and pensions actually said that the working poor do not earn enough and that they will cut their benefits? Can you imagine that someone actually said that and meant it ... when reality is absurd, it is hard to do satire as reality constantly pushes the envelope outwards ...

      "Hegel noticed somewhere that all great world history facts and people so to speak twice occur. He forgot to add: the one time as tragedy, the other time as farce" Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte .

      by NY brit expat on Sun Sep 15, 2013 at 06:04:13 PM PDT

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