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I might change "citizens" to "multinational corporations."
Thus did a handful of rapacious citizens come to control all that was worth controlling in America. Thus was the savage and stupid and entirely inappropriate and unnecessary and humorless American class system created. Honest, industrious, peaceful citizens were classed as bloodsuckers, if they asked to be paid a living wage. And they saw that praise was reserved henceforth for those who devised means of getting paid enormously for committing crimes against which no laws had been passed. Thus the American dream turned belly up, turned green, bobbed to the scummy surface of cupidity unlimited, filled with gas, went bang in the noonday sun.

— Kurt Vonnegut (God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater)

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Date: 2011-09-10 12:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] adrian_turtle
But honest, peaceful, industrious multinational corporations are never classed as "bloodsuckers" when they ask to be paid a living wage! They define the investors and management as "stakeholders," which clearly puts them in opposition to the vampires.

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Date: 2011-09-10 01:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sine_nomine
Wow. This is startling. I knew I liked Vonnegut for a reason! (I think Harrison Bergeron is fascinating in a big way).

Many thanks for sharing it!

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