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Thread #101515   Message #2677466
Posted By: GUEST,Russ
11-Jul-09 - 11:32 AM
Thread Name: King Coal Dumping on Jean Ritchie and ALL OF US!
Subject: RE: King Coal Dumping on Jean Ritchie and ALL OF US!
Janie,

Sorry to be so late.

Your post of 17 Jun 09 is well put.

But...

I think we always need to be a bit wary of the temptation to "blame the victims."

Trillions of dollars have been spent using the best marketing machinery in the history of the world to teach people to want more and that wanting more is a good thing.

For example, if relatively cheap food is available 7 by 24, if it has been engineered to create a constant craving for it, and we are inundated with ads for it, how blameworthy is the individual?

Russ (Permanent GUEST)