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The Bank-Brain Barrier by AmericanDreaming The Bank-Brain Barrier by AmericanDreaming
From "I, Candidate for Governor: And How I Got Licked" (1935) by Upton Sinclair.

Vernacular may have changed over the years (nobody gets "licked" in that way these days), but this insight remains as true today as it was then.


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MenollySagittaria Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YOUR TITLE OMG. So using that in the future. 
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AmericanDreaming Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Writer
8-) I was rather pleased with myself after coming up with it. I'm happy someone else likes it. These things fly over heads, often.
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PurplePhoneixStar Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah. If your idea is to get rich as quick and underhanded as you can (which is most politician's goals.) then heaven help you if people can see through your bad ideas and schemes.
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DarkVikingMistress Featured By Owner Edited Jun 8, 2017  Student Writer
>"How I got licked"
Sounds kinky.
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AdmiralMichalis Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017
Such is the work of most politicians - Their business has become that of spreading ignorance and corruption rather than one of service to the constituency.  I truly believe the western world is witnessing a breakdown of democracy. 
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AmericanDreaming Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017   Writer
The wheels have been greased so much that they're skidding off the road.
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:iconmenollysagittaria:
MenollySagittaria Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have an excellent turn of phrase, sir!
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AmericanDreaming Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Writer
Thanks. :bow:
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:iconadmiralmichalis:
AdmiralMichalis Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017
Agreed - In Europe it is arguably even worse, because the politicians have done so for the sake of compromising the laws governing the states in favor of an undemocratic foreign ruling body.
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WorldsandCenturies Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017
And boy is there a lot of money in not understanding some things. Ignorance is indeed a lucrative career. 
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AmericanDreaming Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017   Writer
You said it.
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RavenHeart1984 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
good job
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