Is it true that "All the institutions that made America exceptional - including a belief in capitalism, individualism, self-reliance, and the restraints of the Constitution - are now only historical artifacts"?
What do you think? Are you an alpha, a beta, or a gamma?
You may recall the ethologist’s characterization of the social interaction of rats as being between a few alpha rats and many beta rats, the alpha rats being dominant and the beta rats submissive. In addition, a small percentage are gamma rats that stake out prime territory and mates, like the alphas, but are not interested in dominating the betas. The people most inclined to leave for the wide world outside and seek fortune elsewhere are typically gamma personalities.
What about his suggestion that "the 50,000 [TSA agents] are exactly the same type of people who joined the Gestapo - eager to help in the project of controlling everyone"?
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