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I read about the afterlife
Well, at least he admitted that Scrooge was nothing but a selfish bastards that he aspires to be just like him.
4/5/2010 9:45:03 AM
You do know this was originally a book, right?
4/5/2010 9:49:28 AM
Greedy selfish git.
4/5/2010 9:51:05 AM
So Scrooge is a good guy for refusing to pay someone enough to support himself, let alone his family??
4/5/2010 9:51:38 AM
So you didn't like the character development over the course of the story.
You preferred was is essentially an un-repented, unreformed soul to someone who has seen the light.
4/5/2010 9:58:17 AM
"And furthermore, that Himmler guy totally got a bad rap!"
4/5/2010 10:08:08 AM
And this is why I'll never be a conservative.
4/5/2010 10:14:50 AM
Yeah, and that Cratchit having the audacity to ask for a wage that he could actually LIVE on...and even to care for his family! Why that lazy bum should just get a j-
4/5/2010 10:27:27 AM
It's like something Stephen Colbert would say, only real... my God, Stephen, what have you done?
4/5/2010 10:42:25 AM
You have no redeemable features.
4/5/2010 10:50:23 AM
What pisses me off in this is mainly the fact that he seams to have no idea it was a book first.
4/5/2010 10:52:50 AM
More conservative classism.
4/5/2010 10:54:34 AM
Mainstream conservative position, really. We know that poor people are lazy, because if they weren't then they wouldn't be poor. Any evidence to the contrary (long hours of hard work in Scrooge's office, long hours in the factory with no paid overtime, etc., etc.) is clearly a socialist conspiracy planted to rile up the lazy poor.
4/5/2010 10:57:12 AM
The sentiment is askew, but this is genuinely funny.
4/5/2010 11:02:55 AM
You are aware that A Christmas Carol is a work of fiction right? Well at least you admit that you're a heartless bastard with a "bah, fuck em" attitude.
4/5/2010 11:24:58 AM
I call poe.
4/5/2010 11:32:22 AM
Free Conservatives : the worst of Religious Right conservatism, combined with the worst of Randroid Objectivist libertarianism in a nice quoteworthy package.
4/5/2010 11:34:14 AM
Actually, if Dickens meant Scrooge to be a caricature and have negative traits over more than 150 years before and you liked it, I think it says it all of the "goods" of conservatism.
4/5/2010 11:36:41 AM
The lazy asses converted Scrooge.
In Scrooge's time the industrial revolution and the development of the steam engine had wiped out millions of jobs. People who had worked hard all their lives suddenly found they could no longer work because they had been replaced by a machine. The average person in English non-agricultural jobs worked a ten hour day, with a half day off Saturday and a whole day off on Sunday (= about 60 hours/week), so they probably were a lot less of a "lazy ass" than you.
4/5/2010 11:38:11 AM
I always felt bad for Scrooge. Abusive father, dead sister, rough childhood, causing him to be so withdrawn that he ruined his first chance at love, which in turn made him more bitter. His life put him on a path that he was too afraid to leave, resulting in a lonely, miserable old man who clung desperately to his money because it was a substitute for happiness.
There's also the possible interpretation that Scrooge was Jewish, being forced into this. He followed some common stereotypes, and Dickens was relatively insensitive about Jewish stereotypes until they were pointed out to him.
4/5/2010 11:38:27 AM
4/5/2010 11:45:39 AM
I wonder if they even realize that is based on a book.
4/5/2010 12:40:00 PM
Please, please, please be a Poe!
4/5/2010 12:47:39 PM
@GigaGuess: The typical response to that is that if that's what the market will bear, then Crachit should have reduced his cost of living to match. Or that if the wages were really that abhorrent, the only answer would be to leave immediately and watch your former employer fail in your absence, even though there may be circumstances that make leaving difficult. (The one constant example in all the adaptations is actually internal - Crachit's respect towards and personal sense of duty to Scrooge.)
... damn. I'll be right back, I'm going to check out a copy of the original and some DVDs of the plays from the library.
4/5/2010 12:53:35 PM
You know Dickens made it up but based it on his own experiences during the 1800's in London's gutters, right? And that England in the 1800's is the closest any country has ever come to true capitalism, resulting in extreme poverty among the majority of its population?
Y'know, with the threats of a full-blown communist revolution until the government stepped in and created labour laws (including legalizing unions so that factory owners couldn't exploit the shit out of their workers).
4/5/2010 12:58:05 PM
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