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Thread #34214 Message #466564
Posted By: Uncle Jaque
19-May-01 - 10:16 PM
Thread Name: BS: BUSHWACKED- BUDGET GIVE-AWAY
Subject: RE: BS: BUSHWACKED- BUDGET GIVE-AWAY
Ahh Kendall... those "robber barons" were no more morally justified in what they did in exploiting the vunerable laborers than are those "organized Labor/Crime" bosses MAV alludes to who shake down the Membership for tribute with which to enrich themseles and buy power with, while terrorizing dissidents or those who try to work "too hard" and make "Brothers and Sisters look bad" for mediocre (or worse) effort or competence. And we both know that people who cross the Union have a tendancy to get hurt sometimes.
We have both been around long enough to know by now that evil.. or virtue, for that matter - is seldom to be found all in one place or evenly distributed. They have the most annoying habit of turning up in the damndest places, where least expected, in defiance of our best - laid stereotypes, prophecies, or expectations. We are not apt to discover an Angel in a whorehouse, but there are Devils aplenty in Church on the average Sunday... but even that distribution pattern is subject to wide and bewildering variation.