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Forum Post: Pay your fair share, ya little brats! LOLOL

Posted 1 year ago on Nov. 6, 2012, 7:16 p.m. EST by clamor (-40) from Hopatcong, NJ
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[-] 2 points by elf3 (2671) 1 year ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pR8aFDosQBQ

  • we can save the world - anyone else sick of baby boomers? Their reign is ending... generation X needs to come out of the shadows

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or8TA6IPE-M

[-] 1 points by bullfrogma (448) 1 year ago

There is a huge difference between crimes against humanity and candy. That's like saying the mofia works hard for their protection racket. What twisted information.

[-] 1 points by bullfrogma (448) 1 year ago

Wait i suppose the guy is talking about the rich paying more taxes than normal. I think it'd be nice if they just payed taxes like normal.

That would be sort of neat though if it discouraged people from getting rich, since getting rich is always a matter of abusing something.

I played a video game like that once. The more powerful you made your character, the more you would loose when you died. A mid level character was still powerful enough to do anything, so the result worked pretty well to make the middle class the best place to have fun.

[-] 1 points by lisa2100 (7) 1 year ago

Of course, I shouldn't be happy for other people's success and want to take it from them! They can't be happy! No one can be sad either!! we all have to have the same things and be like emotionless robot clones!!!

[-] 1 points by Brython (-146) 1 year ago

We should cancel Halloween; we're teaching them to be anti-communist little capitalists. Could it be they're just doing what comes naturally?

[-] -1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Acting like a bunch of self-centered munchkins that are waiting for that piece of the brain to develop that deals with time and consequences? Perhaps.

[-] 0 points by Brython (-146) 1 year ago

I did it myself; Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. And I really hate hypocrites.

You know there is another lesson they learn here too - amongst siblings the candy is collected, therefore distributed, equally, yet there is always that one that eats it all immediately and the begs for a greater share - it's just human nature; redistribution cannot work. And people will never achieve a complete equity even when that equality is handed to them in a paper bag.

[-] -1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

We have always had a mixed economy. It isn't a new concept. No big surprise. No gotcha!

[-] 1 points by Brython (-146) 1 year ago

haha... that's funny. The Puritans themselves were socialists - all societies are. Although their experiment with communism did not go so well.

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

sigh

The Puritans were NOT socialists.

[-] 1 points by Brython (-146) 1 year ago

Yea, they were, in the sense that they provided for the infirm, disabled, and elderly. And shared the commons. No society can exist without some level of socialism.

[-] -1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

You missed that whole Winthrop thang. They would deny membership and, yet, expect those outcasts pay to support them.

[-] 0 points by Brython (-146) 1 year ago

And you have focused too much on Winthrop. There was far more to Puritanism than this one twenty year era of MA Bay. True there were alcoholics, loiterers, and derelicts who were warned out, forcibly relocated, and even transported but the citizens themselves were all church members whether possessed of the Covenant or not. And the citizens in need were cared for. They were very much socialist.

[-] -1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Oligarch. K?

[-] 0 points by Brython (-146) 1 year ago

Huh? Have you read those transcripts? Under the circumstances, given his level of responsibility, Winthrop was right. Had the people felt he was overbearing he would not have been reelected thirteen times. Oligarch, no... if anything he was more along the lines of a slick willy, openly spreading the love.

[-] -1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

It was an oligarchy.

[-] 0 points by Brython (-146) 1 year ago

That's not true at all; this was a world where community members over time could acquire the status to assume their own place in the polity. And it did not require wealth to achieve that; it required character. I know because my own ancestors did it. But we certainly have an oligarchy now. And from where I sit it's all rather despicable.

[-] -1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

haha... you need to understand, in part, that in those days men really were men. And none of these silly words had even been invented yet; this was a survival of the fittest environment, and some survived.


oligarchy

1570s, from M.Fr. oligarchie (14c.), from Gk. oligarkhia "government by the few," from oligoi "few, small, little" (of unknown origin) + arkhein "to rule" (see archon).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

How do you know if the men were really men? WTF is a real man?

[-] 0 points by Brython (-146) 1 year ago

They were people who survived in extremely harsh conditions; politics is what men do when they are associating for survival - it's about friends and allies. The power was definitely not in the hands of the few - all attended town meetings, all voted, even the commons was entirely decided by the people and not the ruling polity. You're history is a little twisted.

[-] -1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

It was an oligarchy.

[-] 0 points by Brython (-146) 1 year ago

haha... you need to understand, in part, that in those days men really were men. And none of these silly words had even been invented yet; this was a survival of the fittest environment, and some survived.

[-] -1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

You are still waiting for that piece of the brain to develop?

Surely not.

[-] 0 points by Brython (-146) 1 year ago

Yea, I support munchkinism and munchies, definitely. 110%, no doubt about it: Kids rule! This video is so funny. I can remember my own father trying to redistribute - he did it intentionally - he defined communism with one little lesson and immediately taught us to fight for what is ours. Parents were smarter in those days.

[-] 0 points by TheTrollSlayer (347) from Kingsport, TN 1 year ago

What an idiot, or thinks we are.