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Thus, Enlightened Self Interest

Posted by: DrCruel on March 05, 1999 at 18:09:09:

In Reply to: those people who DO have the money to make the world go round turn it their way and don't give a shit about you, me and our next generation. posted by Ah Long on March 01, 1999 at 13:55:43:

Really? Those nasty folks of wealth do not care for my interests? Truly? Goodness, I am certainly glad I have you to tell me that. All this time, I was of the opinion that Ronald the Red was my dearest personal friend.

They do seem to care a trifle for my business, however. That interest seems to be related to the transfer of capital. Perhaps, the system of 'capitalism' being what it is, one can induce those who have little or no interest in one's well being to become more attentive. Indeed ... for isn't this 'transfer of capital' the very motive that invigorates those of a more socialist bent as well? Or is all this frantic activity solely for the purposes of my benefit?

Yes, sir, I have a conscience. Because of it, I do not respond favorably to smear campaigns, and do not discriminate against McDonald's or Burger King on the basis of their success and wealth. If you wish to move me, to draw my active support, you would do better than to berate my moral scruples for not blindly following your ideology of preference.

Feel free to make the food choices of your preference, as guided by your own particular understanding of the world. Do not be too surprised when I do the same.

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