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To: cpdiii
I find it easier to see a trichotomy:
  1. Those who want to be taken care of.
  2. Those who want to take care of themselves.
  3. Those who want to rule others.
Groups #1 and #3 are leftists.
24 posted on 12/21/2006 11:02:45 PM PST by supercat (Sony delenda est.)
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To: supercat

I agree, but would add to the end of #1 and #3 "by means of government" or "via government".

And I would replace "leftists" with "socialists", as "left" and "right" really means two different form of socialism ("big/totalitarian government"). Also, the "leftists", "liberals", "progressives" et al are always trying to intellectually escape the now tarnished analogy of "left = communist" by accusing those who they previously branded the "right" (i.e. "right not= left") of being fascist.

Calling them socialists to begin with takes the intellectually dishonest "fascist" argument out of the equation (see my previous post).


29 posted on 12/21/2006 11:44:32 PM PST by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: supercat


Those who want to be taken care of.
Those who want to take care of themselves.
Those who want to rule others.
Groups #1 and #3 are leftists.



True but you forgot those who want to help others. Those are by definition Capitalists.


35 posted on 12/22/2006 7:00:06 AM PST by Rippin
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