[ExI] christmas songs 2

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Wed Dec 12 17:20:11 UTC 2007

>As for adults who need help, definitely they need to be ruled with a
>rod of iron....
>Those lackadaisical New Orleaners should be chained into work gangs
>and forced to rebuild their city themselves.  That'll larn 'em.

What BillK (sardonically, above) and PJ said. What's more...

This supposed to be a discussion arising from Dickens' "A Christmas 
Carol," which in turn was a response to avarice rather than rational 
management, to cruel and oppressive treatment of staff by a 
dictatorial boss, carelessness of consequences, and general hatred of 
life on the part of someone damaged by tragedy as well as deliberate 
rejection of empathy and family warmth. Refresh your memory of the plot at


Anyone who supposes that Scrooge is John Galt or Mr. Spock needs a 
quick visit from the Ghost of Wake Up and Smell the Napalm in the Morning.

Damien Broderick

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