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    blizzar180 is offline Senior Member Always Around
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    Default A Modest Proposal

    In 1729 Jonathan Swift wrote a satirical short story suggesting that the Irish eat their own children to keep them from being a burden to their parents or country.

    This story was well-written. Though the idea of eating children is absurd (right?), he could have fooled idiots into thinking otherwise.

    If you haven't read it and would like to, you can check it out here: http://art-bin.com/art/omodest.html

    Anyways, what do you think of it?

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    MojoMunkeez is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    I remember reading this for a class I took at UC Berkeley over the summer.
    For some reason it always reminded me of the Pokemon Gyarados.



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    ...oh dear lord.
    ....
    but.....
    he poorer tenants will have something valuable of their own, which by law may be made liable to distress and help to pay their landlord's rent, their corn and cattle being already seized, and money a thing unknown.
    It has it's merits.


    edit: Gyarados? care to explain that?
    Last edited by Chizabubble; 07-03-2007 at 12:47 PM. Reason: question.

    I love Steal! <3

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    MojoMunkeez is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    I don't know, really. I just remember thinking about that while I was reading it back then.



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    great way to make societal eugenics sound as dumb as it is

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    good reasoning, but inhumane. Isn't it odd how he hypocritical he is???

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    Quote Originally Posted by kawaiisan View Post
    good reasoning, but inhumane. Isn't it odd how he hypocritical he is???
    that is why it is called a satire, it is supposed to be make the reader thinks it is inhumane

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    Quote Originally Posted by kawaiisan View Post
    good reasoning, but inhumane. Isn't it odd how he hypocritical he is???
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    GAH!

    It's satire.

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    MojoMunkeez is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    Some people can't grasp the concept, guys.



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    I'll say this we would have a lot of less heavy drinkers. Besides that whole theoy or w\e is disturbing.


 

 
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