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  •  Another Football metaphor (1+ / 0-)
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    They don't want to let down the team. Or they are willing to "take one for the team".

    The problem with the "team" is the problem with any ideology that puts "group interests" before "individual interests". There is always an individual behind the group - running the group and exploiting it for his or her (mostly his) interests. The "team" becomes a way to misdirect attention and criticism from any particular individual - especially the one getting all the gravy. If some criticism does get through, then it's time for a scapegoat.

    Le nirvane n'existe pas. - Etienne Lamotte

    by breakingranks on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 02:22:59 PM PST

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