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Old December 18 2009, 11:50 PM   #12
Rush Limborg
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^Hating prosperity is a curious thing, mate. It's an interesting psycological problem, indeed. Ayn Rand, as I recall, analyzed this a great deal. She diagnosed it as simple envy--hatred of success because it wasn't your success.

To wit...maybe they're just all, "Where were you pop-culture types when we needed you most? Where were you when Voyager and Enterprise were tanking? Where were you when Insurrection and Nemesis failed to reach the numbers of First Contact? Where were you when Paramount decided to give Trek a rest, because it seemed like people were tired of Trek?"

And so on.

In short, "Better Never Than Late".

Plain. Simple. Envy.
"The saying implies but does not name the effective agency of its supposed utopia.... 'Needs and abilities' are, of course, subjective. So the operative statement may be reduced to 'the State shall take, the State shall give'."
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