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  •  Repeating myself from another thread (17+ / 0-)

    Re: Going Galt --

    The thought process behind the Randian PaulTard Go Galt movement is identical to that of the socially inept adolescent who fantasizes about running away and/or committing suicide as a way to punish Mommy for not loving them enough.

    Umm, news flash, Bitsy:  If Mommy really doesn't love you, then she will not only not feel bad when you leave, she'll actually feel relieved not to have to look at your angry pimply face and listen to your tantrums anymore...
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    Oh, and don't tell this guy that Rand was an atheist, mmkay?

    You gotta give 'em hope. - Harvey Milk

    by abrauer on Thu Mar 12, 2009 at 02:25:43 PM PDT

    •  NAH - Cheney's death squads gone rogue - blowback (2+ / 0-)
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      Gemina13, Toon

      wouldn't surprise me one bit......

      Actually - on a serious note..... McVeigh was produced by Gulf I. We never did have the time - or desire it seems - to understand what circumstances produced him (and it may very well be that the real truth will never come out).

      But Iraq has been a FAR larger and murkier endeavor.  Does anyone doubt that more than a few of those that have served developed deep 'regret' - and what with all the moral 'ambivilence' on holding people legally accountable, isn't it more than possible that many of the architects - and most ardent supporters of this mess - may find themselves trying to explain themselves to people who want to hold them DIRECTLY ACCOUNTABLE..... and that some of those people will NOT be calm and rational?

      I fear that without FORMAL and LEGAL accountability for those involved in real crimes, there will be those who - acting from a deep sense of moral and ethical compulsion (valid or not) - will act on their own to hold people accountable.

      but then.... It's OK if governments go around grabbing or killing war criminals - but NOT OK if individuals or 'non-governmental' groups do so?.......   The CRIME remains the same and if governments FAIL to act..........

      There are some people who take their oaths to protect and preserve the Constitution and the law seriously..... it's not a very far leap ethically or morally to believe it is a moral 'necessity' to hold people accountable if government will not do so.

      I am VERY afraid that we may have produced a number of people who are VERY disillusioned with our nation - VERY upset with what they and their compatriots were put through, how they were treated and what they were asked to do in the name of our country..... and we've given them the skills to act.

      Hope I'm wrong.
       

    •  Yes--and her atheism actually (1+ / 0-)
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      Steven D

      helped her be more consistent in her philosophy.  Since Jesus asked people to take care of each other, I have more respect for Ayn than I do for her deluded followers that consider themselves great Christians at the same time.

      Save the parrots: Drink shade-grown coffee!

      by oscarsmom on Thu Mar 12, 2009 at 03:48:37 PM PDT

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