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  •  I am so done with letting brain damaged people (4+ / 0-)
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    coral, YucatanMan, linkage, lightshine

    run the world.  The basic human desire to "cover one's own ass" is not sufficient to explain the sorts of decisions BP has made and continues to make.  There is a fundamental inability to grapple with the more complicated system of reality here which cannot be adequately explained by a simple philosophical orientation.  Narrowing one's focus to acquiring things, making money, and fighting/avoiding direct attacks which might threaten one's money and things, is the survival strategy of a mind that is so easily overwhelmed by the complicated interplay of life that it must forcibly shut out and deny all "confusing" data.  We tend to blame such people's decisions on greed, but I think greed is merely a symptom of their seriously crippled minds.   I suspect the actual brains of such individuals are too structurally limited to even take in most of the information that surrounds them on a daily basis -- let alone process it.  

    "I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

    by delillo2000 on Mon May 31, 2010 at 11:02:25 AM PDT

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    •  I'm done with having psychopaths (3+ / 0-)
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      magnetics, Ice Blue, delillo2000

      and meglomaniacs run the world. Thought when Bush II was gone, we were done with that.

      Skepticism of all the elite institutions, not trust, is what required for successful leadership in this era. Digby

      by coral on Mon May 31, 2010 at 01:24:26 PM PDT

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