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On the one hand, the stories seem to plainly reflect a narrative of sexual predation, and further to have been written by a sexual predator.  

On the other, they are used to support a claim or myth about the efficacy of industry and hard work, though the stories themselves contain nothing of the kind.  

Which myth sides-steps the fact that the actual socio-economic playing field is not "level." and "hard work" really has nothing to do with social status, respect, or success.  

Which further side-steps the fact that a just society is fair to everybody, and not just the few who happen or manage to be "upwardly mobile."  

Further, the real core of "conservative values" seems to be a commitment to (committing or enabling) abuse.  

Which closes the largest Chinese box inside the smallest, and around again.  

The Fates are kind.

by Gaianne on Sun Feb 15th, 2009 at 07:10:11 PM EST
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