RE: Why Europe is so Contrary

From: Virginia Bowen (
Date: Tue 19 Nov 2002 - 06:23:40 GMT

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    Well, since I've come out of lurking once in one week, I might as well make it twice..

    Grant, have you read "The Lucifer Principle" by Howard Bloom? This is one of the points of that book - that there's no point in "helping" as you will be hated regardless of your actions - your "tribe" is hated for being better off. Period.


    Murrieta, CA

    "My treasures do not clink together nor glitter. They gleam in the sun and bray in the night."

    -----Original Message----- Sometimes I think we are naive in trying to help the world at all. Everyone seems to hate the guy who tries to help. Nobody ever seems able to do it to the satisfaction of the people being helped. It may be better just to let them starve or solve their own problems. That may sound callous, but look at the record of how our past efforts have turned out. I've even read accounts that blame the U.S. for all the deaths in Kosovo. We did it all with our bombing raids on the Serb soldiers.



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