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Wed Apr 8, 2015, 12:37 PM

Here's a quote from 1850 about what's happening today....

When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.

Frederic Bastiat - 1850

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Reply Here's a quote from 1850 about what's happening today.... (Original post)
sinkingfeeling Apr 2015 OP
F4lconF16 Apr 2015 #1
Tuesday Afternoon Apr 2015 #2
2naSalit Apr 2015 #4
Nay Apr 2015 #5
Wellstone ruled Apr 2015 #3
hifiguy Apr 2015 #6
rurallib Apr 2015 #9
ErikJ Apr 2015 #7
Tierra_y_Libertad Apr 2015 #8

Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2015, 12:39 PM

1. And an economic system that mandates it. nt

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2015, 12:43 PM

2. and they have suceeded in perfecting it to a point that it is destroying our planet.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 8, 2015, 02:20 PM

4. ^^THIS^^

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 8, 2015, 02:31 PM

5. ^^YEP^^ It's a new situation for the human race as a whole (not

so new for local populations in the past -- Easter Island, etc.). Thanks to rich folks and their sycophants (both D and R and no affiliation), the people themselves have no way to extricate ourselves. There's no place to run, and no discernible way to stop them -- they don't even live here. They can't be shot or hanged or guillotined, they can't be bankrupted. Now what?

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2015, 12:51 PM

3. Thanks for posting this.

Recall the late Senator Hubert Humphrey using this reference during his Primary Election campaign in 1961. How true it is and relative to what we see today. Justification of Greed!!!!

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 8, 2015, 02:44 PM

6. This classic quote from John Kenneth Galbraith

 

sums it all up:

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 8, 2015, 03:37 PM

9. one of my favorite quotes

it so quickly sums up the cause of so much of our problems.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2015, 03:22 PM

7. Yes, they,ve basically legalized the bribing of our representatives.

 

to corrupt and rig the system in their favor.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2015, 03:26 PM

8. "The comfort of the rich relies on an abundance of the poor." Voltaire

 

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