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with regard to parasites

Posted by: septimus ( Aus ) on December 06, 1999 at 11:34:26:

In Reply to: Nice try ace, the real parasites have names like... posted by Frenchy on December 04, 1999 at 17:33:33:

: Marx, Stalin, Pol Pot, Castro et al.
: Get a grip.

I have a problem understanding how you can make a distinction between the parasitic nature of Gates with that of Castro or Stalin. One distinction which it might be possible to make is that the most successful parasites don't kill their hosts - thereby ruling out most of the people you mention.
By the way, how on earth do you classify Marx as a parasite? All he did was write a few books. He didn't actually benefit from Marxism or anything.

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