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Ode to the welfare state
« on: December 04, 2011, 09:00:00 AM »
Iddee asked me to post this for him.

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Re: Ode to the welfare state
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2011, 09:35:00 AM »
Thanks, Robo. Seems like not much has changed in 60 years.
"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me . . . Anything can happen, child. Anything can be"

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Re: Ode to the welfare state
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2011, 01:24:03 PM »
that's cool.  i saw that somewhere.  FB maybe?  thought it was....instructive.
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called the government. They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville