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  •  The Greeks had a name for this view (1+ / 0-)
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    That name is "idiotes", meaning a person who considered politics solely as a matter of personal benefit and declined to take part. In opposition to the concepts of shared benefits and civic duty.

    Whence our word, "idiot".

    Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

    by Mokurai on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 04:27:57 PM PST

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    •  Well, I always thought we had a lot of idiots (1+ / 0-)
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      in this country, but I had no idea that "idiotes" described so perfectly the predominant American ideology.

      "All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out." --I.F. Stone

      by Alice in Florida on Tue Nov 26, 2013 at 05:04:31 PM PST

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