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  •  Gore is like Mr. Spock (0+ / 0-)

    Al, I agree. It's not logical. But there is a meta-logic to the US system. You think that the underlying logic of the system is the use of reason to solve problems. The underlying logic of the system to me is that you should use any means necessary to make money, the more the better. From the time when those noble souls who wrote the Constitution worked kidnapped Aficans to death, to the squeezing of rent from starving widows in NY, to the wholesale theft of Indian lands, and on and on, America stands for greed, massive consuming greed. The logic of consumption drives America, Al, and reason just ain't in it.

    Ambition is when you follow your dreams. Insanity is when they follow you.

    by Batfish on Sun Jun 10, 2007 at 09:58:03 AM PDT

    •  The logical song (0+ / 0-)

      Inspired by Batfish's comment...

      When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful,
      A miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical.
      And all the birds in the trees, well theyd be singing so happily,
      Joyfully, playfully watching me.
      But then they send me away to teach me how to be sensible,
      Logical, responsible, practical.
      And they showed me a world where I could be so dependable,
      Clinical, intellectual, cynical.

      There are times when all the worlds asleep,
      The questions run too deep
      For such a simple man.
      Wont you please, please tell me what weve learned
      I know it sounds absurd
      But please tell me who I am.

      Now watch what you say or they'll be calling you a radical,
      Liberal, fanatical, criminal.
      Wont you sign up your name, wed like to feel youre
      Acceptable, respecable, presentable, a vegtable!

      At night, when all the worlds asleep,
      The questions run so deep
      For such a simple man.
      Wont you please, please tell me what weve learned
      I know it sounds absurd
      But please tell me who I am.

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