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Jeitarium
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Without the weak, no one is relatively strong

People love control. If most people knew of a leash around their neck directing where to go, they would wish it cut. If dogs were the same as people, they'd wish their leash cut too. This would not benefit the dog. The dog would end up being hit by a car or lost chasing a cat.

The Seven Samurai was written from the perspective of the aristocracy. The message of that movie was that the Japanese elite existed to sacrifice themselves for their people. The movie itself powerfully reinforced that sense of duty and sacrifice among Japanese elite. It is the Japanese peasants that were inconstant and untrustworthy - at times disloyal and self interested. But in times of danger and external threat, the Japanese elite would always rally to defend them.

Our own elite are anything but guardians. They do not treat people nearly as well as we treat our dogs.

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wonderaz
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hence we do not give them large swords and allow them to ride horseback amongst the populace.

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I'll take what Jeitarium is having.

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Most of the Japanese aristocracy were drunken braggarts who imposed serf-like conditions on the populace. The followers of Bushido were few and far between.

I would like to see Rove perform seppuku though.

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Most of the Japanese aristocracy were drunken braggarts who imposed serf-like conditions on the populace. The followers of Bushido were few and far between.

I would like to see Rove perform seppuku though.



Rove might actually have the balls to do it halfway right. His master? Never in a million years.

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ignatz mouse
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Pass the dickel.

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Vegas
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And without the New York Yankees, the rest of the American League would not have built better baseball teams.

Still, the Yankees suck.

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Rokkr
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To quote Devo:

Freedom of choice
Is what you got
Freedom from choice
Is what you want

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