Clinton's Digital Divide NewMarkets Tour
rafeco at rc3.org
Thu Apr 6 12:54:41 EDT 2000
On Thu, Apr 06, 2000 at 12:48:30PM -0400, Austin, Roger wrote:
> David Matusiak wrote:
> > this whole issue is beyond my level of comprehension. whatever happened to
> > the whole "god helps those who help themselves" thing??
> As a non-religionist, I guess I would ignore the god thing. :) I
> personally think this is propaganda from the ancient right-wingers
> trying to keep the peasants in line. It isn't really true since people
> get ahead for a number of reasons including lineage, location, brains,
> talent, etc. All people start with different levels of opportunity. I
> think my opportunity to get into Harvard was zilch and it didn't have
> anything to do with ability.
FWIW, "God helps those who helps themselves" was from Poor Richard's
Almanac, not the Bible.
I always like to spout that to religious people who seem to have adopted
that as their own personal golden rule.
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