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  •  It may just be a matter of historical (2+ / 0-)
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    interest on the part of the Russians because Fred Koch first took his invention over to Russia, after having been shunned by the big oil guys here at home.  Then he got disillusioned and, perhaps to validate his conversion, he went to the other extreme, which, in the long run has turned out not to be very different from a totalitarian perspective.  Birchers want to be totalitarians just as much as the soviets and the national socialists.  The great mass of humanity is something to rise up from, crowned with the mantle of authority which, in this day and age, is made of money.  

    The accumulation of money not only validates authority, it imparts it.  Which is why we now have crooks running the country.  The easiest way to accumulate money is to steal it.  What's novel about Koch and company is that they've managed to do it legally.  "Deprivation under cover of law" is what I call it.

    Of course, we've always had that with us.  It's what made slavery legal--human beings defined as property by virtue of having been purchased.

    The Constitution is not a menu for an exclusive diner.

    by hannah on Sun Sep 19, 2010 at 09:34:20 AM PDT

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