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  •  Yes, the first thing authoritarians go (3+ / 0-)
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    after is the rival camp of authoritarians - using the same methods of that camp, but excusing it as being somehow different because they're not "them".

    All in the name of goodness, God, country, and puppies, of course.

    Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

    by Robobagpiper on Mon Jun 06, 2011 at 12:52:47 PM PDT

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    •  You lie! I never said jack shit about puppies! (0+ / 0-)

      But seriously...

      What was the question?

      Oh yeah, are "we" different from "them"?

      And is it authoritarian, and "the same" as them, to suppress them, "just" because they are "different"?

      Actually, I think we'd treat them far better than they've ever treated us.  

      Instead of just knocking them on the head and throwing them in a cage, to be butt-fucked, or to have to kill or be killed, and generally subjecting them to all kinds of brutality and dehumanization, we'd offer them some real opportunities for re-education and rehabilitation.

      Only the most intransigent and recalcitrant, and those convicted of heinous crimes against humanity, of course, would actually have to do hard time.

      The rest could be offered substantial incentives, to get on the bus, and help us to build out the new green paradigm.

      Which I think a lot of stupid redneck bubbas will be eager to do, once they begin to see the material self interest of that, actually manifesting, in a cleaner, safer, healthier, more efficient, cheaper, more comfortable, convenient and aesthetically appealing life.

      What was the question again?  Oh, never mind, the lulz are fading, with such tepid riposte from detractors, who can't even muster a coherent position, let alone refute my analysis, that their practice only serves the interests of the enemy.

      Democracy is the most fundamental revolutionary principle. Information is the ultimate key.

      by Radical def on Mon Jun 06, 2011 at 01:23:36 PM PDT

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