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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    I never saw the advantage to the wealthy to be derived from the most possible poverty of everyone else. It seems axiomatic to me that EVERYONE is best off when the middle class is largest and poverty is alleviated.

    Why would anyone want to be a billionaire during the Great Depression rather than during the 1950's?
    Because the more they can distinguish themselves from the others, the more superior they are.

    1984 by George Orwell actually gives a pretty astute theory about the need for the 3 classes.. pretty much in every society, and every political system.
    We know today that we have all the means to end world hunger, to shelter everyone in the world.. it would be absolutely possible.
    Why don't we do it ?
    The will is not there, since the ruling class has no interest in being equalized with the rest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    first things first. The internet is a cesspool of racism. As sites go PH isn't quite as racist as others. Still, some of us could use a course in cultural sensitivity or two.

    Back in another life, while in boot camp, the US Navy decided that we all could benefit from such a course. The irony is that before the course we were all getting along just fine. Then, after the course, we were all fighting like cats and dogs. The military demands unity. We all knew that we'd have to count on each other for our very lives. But, the truth is it was all a mirage. Racial resentments were hiding just beneath the surface. So, all the course did was reveal them.

    Fast forward to today and courses in cultural sensitivity in our high schools. I'll mention one particular incident because it has to do with the internet and sites like PH. A high school student played a somewhat interesting joke. She took a post using all the usual talking points from a conservative engaging in a racially charged rant. Then she reversed the race from black to white and re-posted the same exact rant. The reaction was even surprising to her. She even revealed what she was doing so that everyone knew.

    Still, the reaction was swift and vehement. The same right-wingers that had agreed wholeheartedly with the argument from a white perspective, we're outraged when the roles were reversed. She then, did the same thing from a liberal perspective. Reversing the roles from white to black. The results were similar. However, not so surprising and with less outrage because the participants had been conditioned from the first test.

    Your thoughts?
    Multiculturalism doesn't work.

    Multiculturalism doesn’t work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eve1 View Post
    Who said I did?
    My bust. I should not just assume such things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoVsMatrix View Post
    Because the more they can distinguish themselves from the others, the more superior they are.

    1984 by George Orwell actually gives a pretty astute theory about the need for the 3 classes.. pretty much in every society, and every political system.
    We know today that we have all the means to end world hunger, to shelter everyone in the world.. it would be absolutely possible.
    Why don't we do it ?
    The will is not there, since the ruling class has no interest in being equalized with the rest.
    It's extremely hard to cling on to your humanity as a wealthy person. Possibly for us all, there's a point it becomes impossible.

    Eye of the needle, camel, Christianity as interpreted by Jesus Fucking Christ, blah, blah, blah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fenrir View Post
    Multiculturalism doesn't work.

    Multiculturalism doesn’t work
    Lol.

    "Segregation today, Segregation tomorrow, Segregation FOREVA!"

    Fuck all the way off with that horseshit, sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fenrir View Post
    Multiculturalism doesn't work.

    Multiculturalism doesn’t work
    wtf is "multicuturalism"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoaTlOver View Post
    My bust. I should not just assume such things.
    O, she does. She just can't seem to get comfy with her own opinions.

    Like most Democratic party faithful, I think @Eve1 is sincere about her core values, but less than sincere/scrupulous about whether the Clintons EVER advanced any of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    wtf is "multicuturalism"?
    Maybe the impact on Americans created when immigrants arrive?

    WTF knows.

    Sounds like codespeak for Jim Crow to my ear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    wtf is "multicuturalism"?
    It's "race mixing" rebranded by a racist with a 2 year degree
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    It's extremely hard to cling on to your humanity as a wealthy person. Possibly for us all, there's a point it becomes impossible.

    Eye of the needle, camel, Christianity as interpreted by Jesus Fucking Christ, blah, blah, blah.
    That's what is difficult to understand, but seems to be a sociological conundrum that cannot be reversed:

    Being rich, and having you own jet, seems only to be providing satisfaction (if at all), if not EVERYONE can afford the same.
    For some odd reason, having caviar every day you want is just not worth it, if everyone in the world can do it.
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