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Old 14-09-2012, 12:12 AM   #8
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Haven't seen the drama show, and it's unlikely that I ever will.

But it got me thinking back to the 10'th grade when we had a teacher (a realy cool guy btw) who was a western addict and showed us "the good the bad and the ugly" during class, in order to analyse it.

Even though the "good guy" (Blondie, Clint Eastwood), lies, cheats, steals and kills, he is still considered the good guy. Why?

We never realy finished that discussion .
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own concience.
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