Damien Broderick wrote:
> At 10:09 PM 10/08/00 -0700, Doug wrote:
> >> >Define please, Tory? Is that what we would call a Democrat?
> >> Born-to-rule privilege. Who can say what that is in the States? I doubt
> >> that they run for office, they just run those who run for office.
> >In some parts, those are called "Kennedys". ;)
> Well, that was implicit in my irony, of course, but really I don't think
> the Kennedys have been around nearly long enough. This is Cabots and Lodges
> territory, no? (Speaking out of complete ignorance, you understand.)
And Rockefellers, and Vanderbilts, etc. Kennedys are political
bluebloods (which doesn't take long to do), but definitely are 'johnny
come latelys' to the big money scene, and are considered little more
than legitimized mobsters by old money families (old Joe made his bucks
rumrunning during Prohibition, while his father-in-law, 'Honey Fitz'
Fitzgerald (Rose Kennedy's dad), was a famously corrupt Boston Mayor).
"In the end more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free." --- Edward Gibbon (1737-1794)
"A person who wants a society that is both safe and free, wants what never has been, and what never will be." --- Thomas Jefferson
"It's a Republic, if you can keep it..." --- Benjamin Franklin
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