When one has great power...
...the person, the real person within, feels more comfortable about revealing itself.
I know people change for the worse when they feel they no longer have to fear consequences.
My dire concern today is that so many people seem to be willing to totally eradicate people who don't believe like that do politically, socially, and within there specific religion. Those are really bad things to eradicate people over.
Over the past 30 or so years...It's my observation that people in general are becoming exponentially more divided and hold ill feelings toward people who don't subscribe to all of the aforementioned
That does not negate the fact that power corrupts. Select uncorrupted people on this forum say they would not get rid of people; they cannot know for sure because they have not had such power.
That is what I take issue with. Power intoxicates like alcohol, addicts like nicotine.
It is the same as saying you won't become addicted if you smoke a few cigarettes per day for one week. They cannot know fore sure.
I daresay it is facetiousness.
Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
The Psychology of Persuasion
By your standard doing 5 aps in 6 hours is better than my record 20 aps in 45 minutes.
At those rates, guess who finds the job first? But when the government is cutting you a check for nothing, why look for work at all?
For: legalizing drugs, gay marriage, abortion, guns, universal health care, public sector jobs, nuclear power, free education, progressive taxation
Against: corporations, make-work, the 40 hour work week, intellectual property, imperialism, "homeland security," censorship
What work? Even if people find work these days, it is mostly part time hours. Who can support a family on that? I know I couldn't.
“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” -Napoleon
If you can't even accomplish that, then yes you deserve to be screwed.
There are lots of great programs in place to help people find a job, but they don't want to because they're getting paid for nothing by big-bro.
Well, ok, not nothing...they're getting paid to keep the people who gave them those benefits in office. They are being paid for their vote, essentially. This is how democracies die. This is how our democracy will die. There is no avoiding it.
Now, I have a real problem with the activist liberal. The die-hard, take no prisoners liberal who spreads lies and misinformation.
But the common every day co-worker, neighbor, or liberal friend...I have no problem with.
We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population. – Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, 1939