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  •  Not noblesse oblige anymore (11+ / 0-)

    it seems they prefer exploitation under subjugation to the point of slavery for the rest of us. And a whole different set of rules for them and us.

    ❧To thine ownself be true

    by Agathena on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 08:30:52 AM PST

    •  Depends on the Source of the Aristocracy (0+ / 0-)

      Noblesse oblige really only exists in societies whose aristocracies sprang from the military elites.  Those societies which were mercantile powers whose elites arose from money grubbing have been much less inclined to exhibit any idea of having some obligation to the society in which they arose.  Bankers always believe that every interaction is a financial transaction which they can somehow game to their advantage.  

      "Love the Truth, defend the Truth, speak the Truth, and hear the Truth" - Jan Hus, d.1415 CE

      by PrahaPartizan on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 07:24:36 PM PST

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