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The Mark of Mediocrity

In The Bad on September 18, 2008 at 7:57 pm

Joe Biden says:

“”We want to take money and put it back in the pocket of middle-class people,” Biden said. Of those who would pay more, he said: “It’s time to be patriotic … time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help get America out of the rut.”

A person who wants something from other people, not by trading values but by appropriation, is a mediocrity.  This is true even if that person invokes the Holy Cow of Patriotism.