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John Polk
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1. How much poison are you willing
to eat for the success of the free
market and global trade? Please
name your preferred poisons.

2. For the sake of goodness, how much
evil are you willing to do?
Fill in the following blanks
with the names of your favorite
evils and acts of hatred.

3. What sacrifices are you prepared
to make for culture and civilization?
Please list the monuments, shrines,
and works of art you would
most willingly destroy.

4. In the name of patriotism and
the flag, how much of our beloved
land are you willing to desecrate?
List in the following spaces
the mountains, rivers, towns, farms
you could most readily do without.

5. State briefly the ideas, ideals, or hopes,
the energy sources, the kinds of security,
for which you would kill a child.
Name, please, the children whom
you would be willing to kill.

----Wendell Berry

 
Landon Sunrich
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I love Wendell Berry. I'll attempt an honest answer, though I don't know if you are seeking one

1) For a TRUE free market based on EQUITABLE global trade (not based on imperialism and corecion) as much as I have to and as little as I can get away with. There are paint chips in my yard - I will eat the lead. I eat the muscels from the beach even though the water gets more poisoned by the day. It is an acceptable risk to me compared to the wars we carry out for conquest to insure the oil and land for cash crops on which our current system depends.

2) Ever seen a tastefully vandalized Ronald MacDonald?

3) I'd sacrifice much to preserve Culture and civilization. I already do not drive. I don't have a TV. No fridge. I've always thought that mount rushmore was in fairly bad taste.

4) Lynnwood. I could defiantly do without Lynnwood. Talk about desecrated.

5) Yeah... Let just say this - my primary reason I am so against money is because lacking income is the only legal way I know to avoid paying federal taxes.
 
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This is perfect. I would have never brought most of this stuff up.

1. How much poison are you willing to eat for the success of the free market and global trade? Please name your preferred poisons. None --- I don't like poison

2. For the sake of goodness, how much evil are you willing to do? --- You asked the wrong guy. I'm someone who believes that in many cases, the end justifies the means even if that involves total domination and enslavement of one's enemy.
Fill in the following blanks with the names of your favorite evils and acts of hatred. --- Most of the biggies are on the table for me, including the big M. Even multiple M can be perfectly OK in some cases. I'm a big fan of Dexter, Lyndon Johnson and Mac Namara.

3. What sacrifices are you prepared to make for culture and civilization? Please list the monuments, shrines, and works of art you would most willingly destroy. --- Most theme parks and everything by Micheal Jackson and Britney Spears, everything by Danielle Steel, most Rap, everything by Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson... lots more

4. In the name of patriotism and the flag, how much of our beloved land are you willing to desecrate? Desecrate is so broad. Pollute --- none ..... Turn into a big forced labor camp for polluters --- A couple thousand square miles, give or take.
List in the following spaces the mountains, rivers, towns, farms you could most readily do without. --- I'm Canadian. I've never been fond of Winnepeg or Sidney Nova Scotia. I think the states could do without Detroit and Cleaveland. Pretty run down.

5. State briefly the ideas, ideals, or hopes, the energy sources, the kinds of security,for which you would kill a child. --- I don't fall for deletion bait questions.
Name, please, the children whom you would be willing to kill. --- It's even worse if we give them names ... Many places condone the killing of the unborn .... And another can of worms pops open. ---- You're welcome.

This topic has more potential to go sideways than any I've ever seen created by a steward. John, you may have created a monster. I will return to this, and it won't be pretty.
 
David Livingston
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1. How much poison are you willing
to eat for the success of the free
market and global trade?

Going cold turkey as we speak
Preferred poison plastic

2. For the sake of goodness, how much
evil are you willing to do?
Jose Bovay is my hero http://www.nytimes.com/2000/09/14/world/french-farmer-is-sentenced-to-jail-for-attack-on-mcdonald-s.html
Dont tell the NSA ,Where do I sign up ?
Am thinking of joining this lot anyway
http://www.biocoop.fr/pages-partenariats/partenaires-militants/collectif-national-des-faucheurs-volontaires-d-ogm

3. What sacrifices are you prepared
to make for culture and civilization?
Paris

4. In the name of patriotism and
the flag, how much of our beloved
land are you willing to desecrate?
See answer 3


5. State briefly the ideas, ideals, or hopes,
the energy sources, the kinds of security,
for which you would kill a child.
Name, please, the children whom
you would be willing to kill.

None of the above are worth the life of one child even those belonging to the British Royal Family
 
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Great to read some new (to me) Wendell Berry with my early morning coffee. I love how he can so clearly get to the heart of things...lots to ponder.
 
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