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(Repost of a comment that I posted on the Orange site)
wu ming wrote:
any argument built on the idea of human nature as fundamentally driven by greed, competition and power over subordinates tends to overlook these sort of obvious counterexamples.

Our capitalist overlords can only assume that human nature is fundamentally driven by greed, because they're only driven by greed themselves.

I don't know how to name this, but it's just similar to the homophobic preachings of closeted homo rightwingers: obviously, if everyone else was as much interested in young boys as they are, humanity would cease to exist within a generation. They are so convinced that everyone is hiding the same urges that they are.

What our capitalist overlords and our gay republican overlords have in common is not just Fox News, it's that they probably believe that everyone else is just as crooked and evil as they are. That's also why they're big proponents of primitive religiosity such as 10 commandment displays: since they would (and probably do) get away with murder if they could, they assume that everyone else would too. So they try to brainwash everyone with their "thou shalt not kill", while doing all the killing they want, needless to say.

A 'centrist' is someone who's neither on the left, nor on the left.

by nicta (nico@altiva․fr) on Fri Nov 23rd, 2007 at 10:00:29 PM EST
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