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There are TWO types of people. Which one are you?
08-26-2007, 04:32 AM,
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There are TWO types of people. Which one are you?
Quote:Two Types of People

I think the world is rapidly dividing between two types of people. Not Republicans and Democrats, or liberals and conservatives. Not the religious and the science-oriented. It is dividing between people who get it and people who don’t.

Ron Paul is a conservative republican, and he gets it. Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, supposedly liberal democrats, are clueless. Dennis Kucinich gets it. Mike Gravel, currently polling at zero percent, gets it. Ralph Nader has always gotten it, and America has been trained to hate him for it. George Bush and Osama bin Laden, the mentally troubled sons of billionaires, try to ensure that as few people get it as possible. Almost everything our president says now is just desperate rambling to try to stop his eroding base from getting an inkling of it.

What you look like, what you do for a living, how much you make, where you live…none of that matters. There are imam’s in Iran who get it, and there are professors at major American universities who don’t. I see “leading intellectuals” spouting government propaganda on talk shows, and am mystified that that term can be used to describe someone who doesn’t get it. Doesn’t “intellectual” imply a degree of mental sophistication?

If you get it, when you meet people, you will instantly try to determine if they get it or not. If you get it, and your lover doesn’t, it’s not going to last. If you get it and you’re married to someone who doesn’t, your marriage is a much of a sham as if you were married to a gay person.

Most working people get it. The guy I work for, a home builder who doesn’t pay his taxes and doesn’t vote, gets it. It isn’t important to him, but he gets it. The African guy who sells me cigarettes at the convenience store gets it. I found this out during a thirty second conversation about gasoline prices. The other customer in the convenience store at the time, who started talking about “sodomites,” doesn’t get it and probably never will.

Almost all black people get it. I think centuries of being kidnapped, enslaved, raped, beaten and injected with syphilis will make it apparent.

Most members of the media get it, but they seem to be guided by some invisible, off-screen force to pretend they don’t. The New York Times and Washington Post tantalize their readers by getting it about half the time, and the other half they just fuck around and try to force feed us bizarre bullshit. The members of the White House Press Corps, with the exception of Helen Thomas, are ten pounds of shit stuffed into a five pound bag. This is what is left of Thomas Jefferson’s dream of a free press, a collection of people who get it, but who are so desperate for “access” (to what, I wonder? propaganda?) that they pretend they don’t get it when they really do.

People who get it watch candidates like Barack Obama and John Edwards to see if they get it, too, and we can never be sure. Do they get it and hide the fact, or are they truly clueless? The only reason we watch these sorry spectacles called debates is for an inkling of hope, that an actual front-runner might give us a hand signal, a wink, something to imply that he gets it, without the media finding out and tearing him to shreds for it. It’s like that movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers, where you have to disguise the fact that you’re not a pod person so you don’t get killed and reborn as one, as has clearly happened to Hillary Clinton.

You don’t have to be smart to get it. It is simply the knowledge that our species is behaving badly, and it is time for us to change. We have to treat nature, and each other, better, and we have it do it very soon, or there will be unimaginable consequences.

The thing about getting it is, it doesn’t make you rich or beautiful. It doesn’t solve problems in your personal life. In fact, it’s likely to consign you to a life of financial hardship. In most corporate jobs, it’s a career ender to get it. Thus, the people who get it almost never have any real power, and are forced to live quiet lives, not making trouble, hoping that one day things will change. One day, perhaps, they will open the newspaper to see nothing but truth on the front page, and the leaders to whom they pay their taxes will be sensible and kind, even brilliant, in their solutions to problems. The people who get it will one day rule the world, and….

Whatever. If there’s one thing we know about the people who don’t get it, it’s that they don’t give up power that easily.
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08-26-2007, 04:36 AM,
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There are TWO types of people. Which one are you?
There are two types of people. Those who want to be left alone, and those who won't leave them alone.
The most dangerous people alive are the ones who have nothing to lose.

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08-26-2007, 06:34 AM,
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There are TWO types of people. Which one are you?
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Quote:...Ralph Nader has always gotten it, and America has been trained to hate him for it...

Ralph was interviewed by our favourite lefty gatekeeper, Amy Goodman. He said:

"You know, we have to pay attention, Amy, to something very important, and that is the language. We are in the process of seeing the corporatization of our highways, the corporatization of our water systems, and still people on our side use the word “privatization.” They use the word “white-collar crime,” instead of using the word “corporate crime.” They use the word “private sector” instead of “corporate sector.” We have to stop using the words of the opponents, because they control the language. Democrats should use the words “corporate welfare” more often. They should talk about cracking down on corporate crime, fraud and abuse, that are ripping off Medicare and Medicaid and the US taxpayer across the board. But you can say that ad infinitum, but they’re not going to do it as long as they view their electoral processes in terms of dollar signs."

True words of wisdom that everyone should take to heart: Don't use the language of the enemy, use the language of truth.
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08-26-2007, 07:01 AM,
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There are TWO types of people. Which one are you?
Great quote yeti! Thank you for that bit. It's excellent. Nader was always a good guy. All left likes to hate Nader because he was never bought by the Lobby nor was he bought by corporations.

As for Amy Goodman, she is interesting and she is J. but she has exposed a lot of things... including "Dancing I."
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08-26-2007, 07:09 AM,
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There are TWO types of people. Which one are you?
great posts for both
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08-26-2007, 07:13 AM,
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There are TWO types of people. Which one are you?
Quote:Great quote yeti!...
Glad you like it. The interview is packed with other great quotes as well. It's in my top 5 of interviews this year, actually...
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