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Wednesday, September 18, 2002

The cleaning continues...

As I go through the storage area at work, I find scraps that I want to throw away, but still retain the information. Here's a clipping that appeared in an Ann Landers column several years back, although I don't think it was attributed to her, per se, so I think it's okay to reproduce it, so I can find it here later. It's ideology in a nutshell.

Socialism: You have two cows. Give one cow to your neighbour.
Communism: You have two cows. Give both cows to the government, and they might give you some of the milk.
Fascism: You have two cows. You give all the milk to the government, and the government sells it.
Nazism: You have two cows. The government shoots you and takes both cows.
Anarchism: You have two cows. Keep both of the cows, shoot the government agent and steal another cow.
Capitalism: You have two cows. Sell one cow and buy a bull.
Surrealism: You have two giraffes. The government makes you take harmonica lessons.

Although on the Internet, if you have two cows, it usually means your downloading stuff for your PDA. :)

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