"When Faith preaches Hate, Blessed are the Doubters." - Amin Maalouf
-I don't trust a man who talks about ethics when he's picking my pocket.- Time Enough For Love - Robert A Heinlein
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Proceed with caution!!
Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
Sanders is gaining popularity NOT by appealing to concepts like Hard work, self sufficiency, sacrifice and personal responsibility.
He's appealing to the worst of the worst of human emotions and characteristics.
Envy, blame, entitlement and hatred.
I think Progressive realized long ago that long term dependance corrupts on a fundamental level.
A generation of people who are chronically unemployed and dependant are far more susceptible to concepts like " forced wealth redistribution " and " social and economic justice ."
Its easier to convince someone who's been recieving entitlements for 10 years that allowing the Government to be the ultimate arbiter of whats fair and equitable is actually a good Idea.
That its ok to force the " Rich " to hand over their personal property and that there's no shame in a healthy working age adult being totally dependant on someone other than himself for as long as he sees fit.
A Good example of this is Greece.
Greece borrowed and spent beyond their means for decades while it continued to grow a public sector that offered unsustainable benefits and give aways to 1/4 of its population.
Even after their corruption and financial mismanagement was exposed to the world the Greek people still wound up electing a hard left Socialist PM as a solution.
The worst possible thing they could do and wow....they did it.
A PM who almost immediately and publicly claimed that Germany owed Greece 300 Billion for " Nazi war crimes " in a attempt to welch on billions of dollars in payments.
I mean who in the hell does that ? Are all Socialist that void of shame, honesty and integrity ? And the Greek people condoned it.