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  •  I've been an activist for 40 years but I'm no (1+ / 0-)
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    Larsstephens

    idealist.

    It seems plain to me that, generally speaking, people are as good or bad as material circumstances allow. Three hots and a cot trump ideals for most folks who don't have them.

    Are there exceptions? Sure but that's the point. They are exceptions, not the rule.

    If the social/political changes we need have to rely on a mass upwelling of idealism overcoming people's instinct for survival, we have a long wait ahead.

    Nothing human is alien to me.

    by WB Reeves on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 04:51:32 PM PDT

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