RE: `capitalist' character values

From: Reason (
Date: Sat Jul 28 2001 - 18:12:14 MDT

> At the time the ancestors of black people were being imprisoned,
> forcibly transported and slaving away here in the US, my ancestors were
> being exterminated, imprisoned, and forcibly transported here as well by
> the same people: the British. Don't ask me or mine to pay for their
> crimes, I may ask you to pay for theirs against us as well....

It's very interesting to see that in US society today:

a) taking responsibility for your own actions is actively discouraged,
b) taking responsibility for the actions of people that you've never met,
had no influence on and never will meet is actively encouraged.

I'd say we live in a strange world, but I think I ended my last three posts
to the list on that note.


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