You are a wary pilgrim on the wild, godless edge of Americas economic frontier. And, as such, you understand that the foul language your colleagues are using isnt just unpleasant but morally precarious; if it continues unchecked, it could lead you allyour entire industry, reallyto much darker places. You know, just as the Puritans did, that this kind of impropriety needs to be nipped in the bud. Thats how you feel, right? Well, youre wrong. Youre not the Puritans. Youre the kid shtupping the cows. Because the lesson of the Granger storyas I read itisnt that morality always wins. Its that the mob always wins. The majoritys norms always beat back and outlast the minoritys. And the mob can be cruel: Theyll kill the thing you love right in front of you, then dump you in the ground.
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