Also, the only reason I made any statement at all was because Ru misunderstood my reason for asking G about his post. Ru apparently assumed I was attacking him when I was merely asking for clarification on a post that seemed well-thought out but I was having difficulty understanding how it fit into the rest of the thread.
Quite frankly, I think G's post would fit better as the opening for a thread discussing the reasons people hold particular political views. This thread degenerated quite quickly due in large part to the quality of the article that started it, but I think G's post and the topic involved in it would make an interesting discussion.
Actually TH, you are right when you said G1223's post would fit better as the opening for a thread but that wasn't the case here. However many original topics will generate some great replies, leading to some wonderful spin off topics such as G's contribution here. Only in this thread you must get passed the cookies and the songs first. I'm just sorry his post sort of got lost.
We shall not grow wiser before we learn that much that we have done was very foolish.
-- F. A. Hayek