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InvisibleSclorch
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Disillusionment's got me jaded...
    #2534982 - 04/07/04 02:09 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I'll just count them off, in no particular order...

1. Patriot Act
2. War on Terrorism was somehow turned into a War on Iraq.
3. War on Drugs
4. Religious Insanity
5. Herd Mentality
6. Consumerism
7. Urban Sprawl
8. "Reality" TV


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InvisibleSwami
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Re: Disillusionment's got me jaded... [Re: Sclorch]
    #2535084 - 04/07/04 02:34 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Yeah, but what really sticks in yer craw?


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InvisibleSclorch
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Re: Disillusionment's got me jaded... [Re: Swami]
    #2535112 - 04/07/04 02:39 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Yeah, but what really sticks in yer craw?

Stupid people with power.


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Offlinephi1618
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Re: Disillusionment's got me jaded... [Re: Sclorch]
    #2535184 - 04/07/04 02:56 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Most powerful people aren't stupid. They're just power-hungry assholes.


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Re: Disillusionment's got me jaded... [Re: phi1618]
    #2535219 - 04/07/04 03:08 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

do you think assholes seek power?
or does power turn people into assholes?


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Invisiblesilversoul7
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Re: Disillusionment's got me jaded... [Re: infidelGOD]
    #2535237 - 04/07/04 03:14 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I think the problem with people seeking power is that they're power-hungry.


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InvisibleSwami
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Re: Disillusionment's got me jaded... [Re: infidelGOD]
    #2535325 - 04/07/04 03:33 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

do you think assholes seek power?
or does power turn people into assholes?


This has been covered by me in detail, but the archives are abbreviated.

To make it to the top, you need two things: ruthless ambition and the ability to compromise. No, not the good kind of compromise as in meeting people half-way, but the ability to compromise your integrity to get what you want.

Those with pure hearts rarely rise above the local level as it is too painful and against their morals for them to play the game to win. To get the support needed, you must wash the hands of those already in power and neglect the "little people". Thus it is nearly impossible to have a truly moral political leader.

That is why those who had the greatest moral affect such as Jesus, Ghandi, and MLK were non-politicians outside of the "system".


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Re: Disillusionment's got me jaded... [Re: Swami]
    #2535457 - 04/07/04 03:59 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

More salt-of-the-earth wisdom from Swami. :thumbup:

Not only do those with pure hearts not make it to the top, they are relentlessly deceived and exploited by those less pure.  At least, that's been true of all of the really pure people I've known in my life.  I don't know whether to be grateful for my own lack of purity that has spared me that fate, or what.

I'll be checking the dates and times on subsequent posts to see how long it takes for somebody to accuse you of just being "jealous" of those at the "top".


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Re: Disillusionment's got me jaded... [Re: Swami]
    #2535814 - 04/07/04 05:40 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

You're just jealous of those at the top.


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Re: Disillusionment's got me jaded... [Re: EchoVortex]
    #2535818 - 04/07/04 05:41 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

I'll be checking the dates and times on subsequent posts to see how long it takes for somebody to accuse you of just being "jealous" of those at the "top".



You can stop checking now.


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You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for that my dear friend is the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it. ~ Adrian Rogers


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InvisibleSwami
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Re: Disillusionment's got me jaded... [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #2535894 - 04/07/04 06:06 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I fantasize about Hillary most every night...


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Re: Disillusionment's got me jaded... [Re: Swami]
    #2535922 - 04/07/04 06:14 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

Swami said:
I fantasize about Hillary most every night...



1. Ewwww.
2. Someone has to, it sure doesn't seem like Bubba does.


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You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for that my dear friend is the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it. ~ Adrian Rogers


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