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  •  Another way of looking at it... (7+ / 0-)

    ...is to ask what happens if members of different groups quit working.  In other words, let's consider the consequences of Ann Coulter "going Gault" versus Hispanic laborers doing the same.

    So let's see what happens if Ann Coulter quits:

    Yup, nothing.  Other than talk shows having to find another annoying wind bag to replace her and maybe a couple fewer books on the remainder table at B&N, if she quit it would make absolutely no difference to the world if she quit doing whatever it is that she does.

    In contrast, what happens if Hispanic laborers quit:

    Well, down here, new home and apartment construction would virtually stop.  Restaurants would have to close.  After a little longer, produce and meats would start running out in our grocery stores.  And that's just a start.  In other words, if the Hispanice laborers decided to "go Gault", things would grind to a halt fast.

    This is not to say that no white collar workers produce anything of value (I'm a white collar worker!), but it is certainly true that the laborers who are so often denigrated in our society are the ones' whose work products have the most immediate impact on society.

    Political Compass: -6.75, -3.08

    by TexasTom on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 08:48:37 AM PST

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    •  Who really is Atlas? (2+ / 0-)
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      Denise Oliver Velez, TexasTom

      If Ann Coulter shrugs, no one would notice. People who talk about "Going Galt" think they are Atlas, but aren't.

      If there is an Atlas, it is the people that Ann Coulter despises who are Atlas.

      The wolfpack eats venison. The lone wolf eats mice.

      by A Citizen on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 10:01:44 AM PST

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