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Agree or Disagree? Parasites

Posted by on Jan. 8, 2013 at 7:49 PM
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by on Jan. 8, 2013 at 7:49 PM
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Peanutx3
by Silver Member on Jan. 8, 2013 at 7:50 PM

Agree

blues_pagan
by on Jan. 8, 2013 at 7:52 PM

I definitely agree.

GaleJ
by Member on Jan. 8, 2013 at 7:54 PM

Thank you for stating something that needed to be said in the hope of some balance on CM.

rccmom
by Gold Member on Jan. 8, 2013 at 7:55 PM

LOL! I had to read that twice. I must be tired.

 

blues_pagan
by on Jan. 8, 2013 at 7:55 PM

I already know the members here who are going to come and say this is false, that the poor are really the parasites.  

What they fail to realize is that historically when things are going badly in a society or culture the ones who are weak or who are outcasts are usually the scapegoats.

Quoting GaleJ:

Thank you for stating something that needed to be said in the hope of some balance on CM.


Clairwil
by Gold Member on Jan. 8, 2013 at 7:57 PM
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Disagree.

(A) "ruling class" is poorly defined, and certainly not identical with just wealth

and

(B) Parasite implies NO benefits in the other direction.   It would be far more accurate to describe it as an uneven symbiosis.

blues_pagan
by on Jan. 8, 2013 at 8:01 PM
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LOL I love you just because of how logical your mind works.  

In a nutshell, the unemployed and disenfranchised of this nation are not "parasites".  Instead the "ruling class" (in our society this would be some members of government as well as the wealthy CEO's and Wall Street bankers...to name only a few) is the true parasite since they have effectively drained this country and we have not even noticed it and instead divert our attention to the poor, using them as a scapegoat.

Quoting Clairwil:

Disagree.

(A) "ruling class" is poorly defined, and certainly not identical with just wealth

and

(B) Parasite implies NO benefits in the other direction.   It would be far more accurate to describe it as an uneven symbiosis.


cbk_mom3
by on Jan. 8, 2013 at 8:02 PM
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The same can be said about an unborn baby, who many call "parasites."

blues_pagan
by on Jan. 8, 2013 at 8:02 PM
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Stay on topic.  I know that can be hard but just try.

Quoting cbk_mom3:

The same can be said about an unborn baby, who many call "parasites."


cbk_mom3
by on Jan. 8, 2013 at 8:05 PM
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I'm on topic. He wants us to not call them parasites, yet everyday precious unborn babies get called parasites, and by this guy's definition of a parasite, they are not one, either. That is the topic, what is and isn't a parasite. Oh wait! That's right, as long as it fits YOUR agenda, it's okay. Yep, got it.

Quoting blues_pagan:

Stay on topic.  I know that can be hard but just try.

Quoting cbk_mom3:

The same can be said about an unborn baby, who many call "parasites."



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