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don't mean to be bad people. But, it doesn't really take much time for one to keep one's self informed, and if one did so, one could see that they consequences of the German-led austerity drive are starting to show up in hospital wards in Greece, in the form of children suffering from malnutrition.

And when people begin to die from the effects of austerity, that is violence too, right? That in and of itself justifies a riposte of similar calibre.

I know what you are saying, these people don't mean for this to be happening, but, in the end, it is. And so...

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Tue Jan 10th, 2012 at 12:24:47 PM EST
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"But, it doesn't really take much time for one to keep one's self informed"

Aye, there's the rub. Most of the sources of information that you find here would strengthen your belief. Which would make you reject even more sources like, well, this one, which scream otherwise.

It takes more effort to keep yourself well informed than just informed. For example, it's a freak coincidence that got me here. Even reading Krugman came from a coincidence (although I would probably have done it a couple of years later, when his name started circulating more).
I take the Eurostar most weeks and have access to the lounge with the newspapers and magazines. You really have to know what you're looking for in order to pick something that you will call "information", though most of them would call themselves so.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Tue Jan 10th, 2012 at 01:35:49 PM EST
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Self-foolery. The proper study of mankind is man in groups, but the pendulum of hyperindividualism has swung so far in the West that the citizenry can't think collectively. So they fail to attend to the electoral process.

All the information necessary for democracy to function has been nominally available since the Greeks partly invented it, but education is neglected.

Austerity is the fault of the heedless.

Align culture with our nature. Ot else!

by ormondotvos (ormond.otvosnospamgmialcon) on Tue Jan 10th, 2012 at 10:22:02 PM EST
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