"Somehow we find it hard to sell our values, namely that the rich should plunder the poor."
John Foster Dulles
(1888-1959) U.S. Secretary of State (1953-59)
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Its all in how you package it, how much true integrity is lacking, and how far the statist theocracy has dummied down their patrons (and most others) to thinking plunder is good (1913 comes to mind)
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Dulles was considered a shrewd person. It's hard to accept that he would have uttered or written such a politically inapt statement unless he had imbibed inordinately. Of course, he may have had a moment of truthful catharsis.The poor were indeed his last concern. His close friends and clients were the plutocrats.
     -- gazer     
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA, US      
    Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain A person makes of life what they chose. D. Messer
     -- D. Messer, Orlando     
    No salesman is required.... Messer, if only that was true. After a few imbibed tipples I'm inclined to agree with gazer. But, I'll still mark two stars.
     -- RBESRQ     
    Politicians have a way of talking out of both sides of their mouths. They tell the truth when they intend to convey the opposite. A powerful man who is revealing the intentions of his 'brotherhood.'
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Great comments by gazer and Messer. This quote of Dulles surprises me. Of course European and English societies have not swallowed whole hog our idea of free market plunder. The Euros believed in such plunder long ago and called in feudalism and serfdom.
     -- Waffler, Smith     
     -- Johann Hollar, Saint Paul, MN      
    What arrogance, eh? Thanks again for exposing these criminals for who they really are.
     -- Sue, Edison     
    dulles was at the heart of the conspiracy to asasinate JFK also RFK he was a dirty slimebag, a monster he and his associates nixon, ford , bush, johnson these dirty fux are a war machine i wonder if they ass plowed each other at the bohemian grove.... look it up, google it, sacrificial ceremonies in front of a 45 foot owl carved from stone, there's video ALL THE EVIDENCE IS THERE IN THE PUBLIC RECORD AND ON THE NET.
     -- PATRIOT, USA     
    How could Dulles have been "at the heart" of any conspiracy involving JFK's or RFK's assassination? He died in 1959.
     -- Budgie, H-town     
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