Cynics and flea-bitten old dogs

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by Drifterwood, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. Drifterwood

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    Jun 14, 2007
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    I don't expect this thread to attract much attention, though clearly it is inspired.

    My Dad always smiled and told me I'd be a republican once I started making my own money. :tongue: At this rate I'll be an octogenarian anarcho-syndicalist.

    Banks are good.

    Doctors are good.

    Lawyers and accountants are honest.

    Politicians care.

    Love lasts forever.

    The wotnots will inherit the dearth.

    Please feel free to add to my estimation of humanity :biggrin1:
  2. midlifebear

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    Dec 21, 2007
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    Nevada, Buenos Aires, and Barçelona
    I hear you loud and clear Drifterwood. My parents NEVER discussed politics or who they voted for. However, they did have one thing in common: they were charitable beyond their own means to any and everyone who was in need. But the community I grew up in still believes all poor people are poor because they are lazy. I volunteered for decades in the USA at the food banks in the communities where I lived and we were flush with stuff around December, but the rest of the year the Republicans didn't believe the poor needed to eat. In fact, I still volunteer for a local food bank. Currently, it appears that Peronists, Socialists, Neo-cons, and the previous middle class regardless of political affiliation all show up in equal numbers to gather together enough food for one week to keep their families from starving.

    There isn't enough time to wait for politicians to fix problems. We just have to roll up our sleeves and do it ourselves.
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