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Social Spite

Posted by: Stuart Gort ( USA ) on October 16, 1999 at 11:42:19:

In Reply to: Monster? posted by Stoller on October 15, 1999 at 19:38:23:

:: What a shameless monster.

:: Your words, from post 8550: 'I was in the process of evaluating various employee [health care] programs available to me as a small business but since you made me feel like a feudal lord for considering their well being maybe I'll just give that up for a new moat.'

The difference between you and I, among other things, is the fact that I actually have a sense of humor. I assumed you'd understand that I really don't have an old moat to replace. Your comparison of my joke with your obviously sociopathic desire for war and upheaval is disingenuous, trite, and sophomoric. The fact that you hold such views
at all places you in a distinct classification of social misfits that stand a preciously small chance of accomplishing anything. That classification is known as "malcontent". The most productive thing I can think of to say to you is that you should get some professional to help you answer the question of why you would wish to see calamity befall a culture in order to afford an opportunity to experiment with theoretical economic systems.

:: And, most recently, from post 8816: 'Better for you to get very hungry and find out what a blessing that menial job really is.'

I'll stick by that because I believe it. I believe any productive job is good and any productive work is respecatable. Call me a monster for saying that you ought to have the same opinion. I don't care. I know you would be happier if you did. All this bitching and pissing from someone who obviously has every opportunity in the world to acheive great things is not productive. Having made something of yourself, you could turn around to instruct others how to do it too - but all we hear is dogma, an irrational attachment to theory, and social spite coming from you.

:: Who you calling a monster?

You, Barry! War and calamity can't be good under any circumstances and anyone who pines away for this is quite anti-social. Examine yourself thoroughly for your root motivations. It couldn't hurt you any.

Stuart Gort

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