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September 1st, 2010 at 8:58:05 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

No, thats pretty much it most of the time. There are exceptions, but poor people in a successful country, who remain poor all their lives, are almost always lazy, or have mental problems. Sorry to burst your bubble.

Amazing. What an asshole attitude. Aside from being completely wrong, the callousness of that statement is truly breathtaking. There's no such thing as bad luck? No such thing as bad health? No such thing as being fired, laid off, having your business fail?

I realize that this attitude is part of the conservative mythology, but I've never seen it stated quite this baldly. In a karmic world, you would need help some day and people would gather in a circle and watch you bleed to death without lifting a finger to help you, because your injuries/illness are obviously the result of your laziness and/or stupidity.
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.---George Bernard Shaw

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