[ExI] Kings need not apply here

Emlyn emlynoregan at gmail.com
Sat Apr 18 04:28:53 UTC 2009

2009/4/18 John Grigg <possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com>:
> On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 11:46 AM, Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com>
> wrote:
>> At 11:22 AM 4/17/2009 -0700, John Grigg wrote:
>>> "Give us a king to lead us," (1 Samuel 8:1-22)
>> "Give us a king to behead." (me)
>> Well, not really. No need to be cruel. Give the guy a small pension if he
>> can't find an honest job, and send him packing.
> Ahh, but the problem is that the king has so many lobbyists in the capital
> (and so many gold coins to help "persuade" others), that we will never get
> rid of him!  And even worse, if he actually does give up the kingship, he'll
> fall in with the infamous Wall Street Pirates, or become a CEO of a major
> chariot manufacturer that regularly demand bailouts...
> The job title or century may change, but not the type of person and the
> effect on society that they and their cronies have...
> John  ; )

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