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Re: Partlycloudy

Posted by alexandra_k on September 17, 2018, at 17:08:48

In reply to Re: Partlycloudy, posted by alexandra_k on September 17, 2018, at 16:56:00

because maybe it is true that power corrupts.

maybe it is true that as things go your way you find yourself believing that things deserve to go your way and that if things aren't going well for others then things don't deserve to be going well for others.

maybe that's something that happens as the human mind seeks order or reason or some way of making sense of the situation. a way the human mind can live with. if you can't help the victim: blame the victim. if you can't help the victim: the victim enjoys their position and it is only a matter of time before the victim will get their chance to have all the enjoyment over others that their persecutor had over them. and that is the game of life.

i keep thinking *new money*. that was supposed to be the thing - wasn't it? there was this idea/l of the English gentry. The ruling class. The lords. And televison shows like Downtown Abbey and people like Emma who go and help tend to the poor people in the village when they are ill. People who use their power (to the best of their ability) to look after those in their charge. To create jobs for them. To support their way of life. And so on.

But then the idea is that their money dwindles... Perhaps through bad management, but perhaps just because the... Was it the titans of industry? Something like that. But you have a bunch of new money.

Which is money.

But none of the refinement of the gentry. The gentle... gentlity.

And perhaps the squandering of money. Not appreciating teh value of it. I suppose there are charicatures either way.

A balance of power issue. A... Rebalancing of power issue.

And we learn about people like that guy from Mad Men who (we are supposed to believe) is irrevokably f*ck*d up because of his childhood. And Dexter - which is why the 'victims' gotta be kept out of professional practice (and mistrusted and excluded generally).

But there is something to it. And about how the people with money in these parts are new money. Hence the whole thing about how it takes someone with enough cheer to *force* people to adopt a spirit of cheer in cleaning up after themselves. Because they are people who get a kick of throwing something to the floor and seeing people scramble to pick up after them. That is what gets them feeling like *they made it in life*.

No... I am different from them.




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