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The seven blunders of the world...

The Seven Blunders of the World is a list that Mahatma Gandhi gave to his grandson Arun Gandhi, written on a piece of paper, on their final day together, not too long before his assassination.[1] The seven blunders are:
  • Wealth without work
  • Pleasure without conscience
  • Knowledge without character
  • Commerce without morality
  • Science without humanity
  • Worship without sacrifice
  • Politics without principle
This list grew from Gandhi's search for the roots of violence. He called these acts of passive violence. Preventing these is the best way to prevent oneself or one's society from reaching a point of violence.

To this list, Arun Gandhi added an eighth blunder, Rights without responsibilities. [2]

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Too bad that couldn't be tattooed on the forehead of EVERY Politician.

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Too bad that couldn't be tattooed on the forehead of EVERY Politician.
....Starting with Mitt Romney

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....Starting with Mitt Romney
We'd have to tattoo it on his ass for you to see it...

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That is a shockingly candid portrayal of GW Bush (well OK, except for #3 -- what knowledge?). Nice one J.

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Why not, apparently it has very easy graduation requirements.

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We'd have to tattoo it on his ass for you to see it...
That is a good idea, because Mitt Romney is a total

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In 1945, Orwell writes that “the majority of pacifists either belong to obscure religious sects or are simply humanitarians who object to taking life and prefer not to follow their thoughts beyond that point”
Raise arm's against the likes of the Taliban or the Nazi or just lay down and let evil rule, Gandhi was a fucking useless pansy, a dreamer .
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