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  •  how do you know all of this ? (none)
    •  Uh, read the news (none)
      Then read history. It was not so long ago that robber barons roamed the earth. With them came the attitude that the masses should be passive and obedient, because that makes things much easier for capitalists and their ilk.

      The rest simply follows from observation. The corporatists are just acting from their self-interest, much the way anyone else would. But when you're on a first name basis with the movers and shakers, and when your stake in things is that huge, you can shape things to suit your interests far more effectively than anyone else can. Also, since they make money in ways which are completely alien to the majority of the population, the fulfilment of their self-interest does not result in a society aimed at furthering the greater good.

      Who on Earth else would be pushing for corporate personhood, anyway?

      •  okay so you don't have any specifics to this (none)
        circumstance or even to this person.
        •  Those who fail to learn from history... (none)
          Besides, this is the classic Bush tactic. What specific information do we have on anything?

          Are you actually going to give Bush the benefit of the doubt? On what basis?

          •  I am trying to get a bead on the basis of how (none)
            y'all intend to fight this without being able to even define what you are fighting besides saying "it's bush" or that she is a "Corporatist" These aren't arguments or even a means to drum up passion because they are just general statements. I asking you to, if you feel she will be detrimental, to go out and define precisely in what ways other than jargon because right now that's all you are giving me.  I am trying to play in part the devil's advocate because all day today all I 've seen is a bunch of hate her on principle stuff, and that's not going to be good enough to win here. You will probably lose either way- but at least lose one step forward with two back rather than just two back. Do you get my meaning?
    •  Didn't you ever see the movie rollerball? ;-) n/t (none)

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