"Those who can make you believe in absurdities
can make you commit atrocities!"
[François Marie Arouet] (1694-1778) French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher
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 -- Allen, DC      
Absurdities, like a walking, talking snake in a garden .
 -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
    The garden of Eden. that is.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
    Sounds like Republicans to me. Like Dick Cheney's famous "deficits or debt don't matter", now Romney's soon to be famous, "class size does not matter".
     -- Waffler, Smith     
    Welcome to Amerika. The other half to Waffler's comment is the Democrats / independents / one-world-order patrons that go along with the absurdities of an oligarchy controlled theocratic socialism (inclusive of Amerika's right, fascism, neocon, etc. and Amerika's left, communism, progressive, etc.) The States United were once a land of law, freedom and liberty now, the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land commits heinous acts with an almost innumerable barrage of varying atrocities. One atrocity is only allowing a vote to select a Legal Positivists' system of jail keepers. Those jail keepers uniquely represent the statist theocracy NOT, We The People.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Good call Mike. The Wafflers of the world are very amusing with their finger pointing left/right mind set...reminds me of school children. They're ALL guilty...
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    When you catch yourself shouting at a 24-hour newscast, "Bomb 'em! Bomb 'em!" it is time to consider that you are being hypnotized. The church and state are well experienced in telling tall tales to rally an army together to destroy the 'evil' ones. Hatred is first cultivated then called upon to 'deliver' us from our enemies. No sooner had the Jews been freed from Nazi genocide, that they then oppressed the Semites in their new Israel. And who would have thought that the USA, which was the superpower protecting the world from communism would now use its undisputed military supremacy to wage undeclared war in the Middle East for decades? 'O mortal man, is there nothing you cannot be made to believe?'
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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