Friday, October 10, 2008

Addictive habits of violent street gangs and "Karl Markets" Repbulicans

Street gangs (we'll get to Republicans in a moment) substitute their love and money for the love a kid does not get at home and the money the member cannot earn in the straight economy. The gangs (we are almost to Republicans) also substitute the feeling of the (negative) accomplishment of gratuitous violence for the feeling of the real accomplishment of tasks on a straight job: making the violence addictive. The latter connection goes mostly unnoticed because the connection is so weak (a substitute).

"Karl Markets" Republicans substitute their free market ideology for the good feeling of (hard work acquired) understanding of a complex economy: why they, too, find their substitute so addictive; it, too, being all they've got in the world.

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