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One might think what Katrina showed of the 'cleansing power' of floods - decidedly negative. But, if your life is miserable, radical, millennial or apocalyptic change can seem attractive. This has been used to explain the excitement in so many countries at the outbreak of WW I and is likely at work now in many places.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Feb 14th, 2012 at 03:22:00 PM EST
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