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Dude.Just got a dictionary with the great recessed thumb tabs at the recycling center for leaving around the house.

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re: Burlesque

Suppose there was a very serious epidemic among the cattle, would you run the risk of sending your own healthy cattle among the sick ones? Certainly not. Everyone must see that doing that would turn out very badly for the whole of the cattle. Who, then, would be so imprudent as to send their children among a people wholly depraved?

-- the Oera Linda.

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Oct 17, 2023·edited Oct 17, 2023

"Without Guilt ... ?" you ask...Without Guilt - no vampiric church feeding on your guilt; no credit card based economy as no one would feel guilty for Not Paying What Is Owed (No "Forgive Us Our Debtors" etc); No legal system based on Guilty Or Not Guilty; No legal system based on and enforcing property 'rights'..."

"or without Shame... ?" you ask...Without Shame - no fashion industry, and very little clothing industry, as we'd wear very little if anything at all, and would wear the same few clothes 'til they wore out ;nothing to stop you pigging on ice cream; no reaction to being called "Pig" and "You're Fat !"insults...

A book about "THE History of The Future", which would include the absence of guilt and shame, would be a story about a very boring Utopia wherein people would live culture instead of buying it

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That was intriguing. I love that you can have sooo much fun with a dictionary :)

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That Etymology is fascinating. Modern dogmatic term retrospectively applied. Brilliantly put!

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