OT: Entitlements [was Re: Python usage numbers]

Rick Johnson rantingrickjohnson at gmail.com
Sun Feb 26 15:35:40 EST 2012

On Feb 26, 6:44 am, Albert van der Horst <alb... at spenarnc.xs4all.nl>
> I don't blame them for the attitude of "live to fight another day"
> or even for plain survival. If the Jews hadn't allow themselves
> to be subjected, there would be no Jews.

And may i borrow your time machine now that you are finished
researching what "may have happened" to the Jews had they adopted the
"live free or die" mentality? I always wondered what it would feel
like to be god.

> >Slaves only exist because they allow themselves to exist. When people
> Never been a slave, were you? Try to imagine what it is to be
> born a slave.

Don't try to cast me as siding with the slave-master. I detest them as
much as anyone. But my point is still valid; empower the people and
subjection is a thing of the past.

Bullying is a microcosm of slavery. You could take two distinct
defensive methods to fighting bullies:

 1. you could fight each bully on a case by case bases.
 2. you could empower people to fight bullies as a united group.

Method one will always fail. Sure, you may defeat the bully that
exists today, but tomorrow a new bully will be born.

Whereas method 2 will always prevail. Bullies need to exist in the
shadows, behind a veil of secrecy and fear. Remove the veil and they
will be exposed. Adopt a public policy that bullying will NOT be
allowed and the perp WILL be punished, and bulling disappears

History has shown that mob behavior can be both detrimentally sadistic
AND masochistic.

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