Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Tue, 15 Sep 2009 11:44:10 GMT  <== Quote ==> 

From Ceres, by L. Neil Smith:

Social scientists have determined that, far more than religion, race, nationality, or sex, people tend to identify with one another on the basis of what they do for a living. A West American plumber tends to identify with an Azerbaijani plumber more than he does with his own countrymen who are not plumbers.

That certainly agrees with my experience, and I think it explains perfectly why politicians, who derive their income from legalized plunder, are inclined to go soft and squishy when it comes to dealing with muggers, rapists, thieves, and murderers.

--The Diaries of Rosalie Frazier Ngu

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