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Uh... you know, Diane, I had a notion the other day... I-I-I was thinking someone should get a group together, uh, with guns to sweep out those ghettos!

Ebenezer Scrooge: I help to support the establishments I have mentioned. They cost enough, and those who are badly off must go there.
1st Benefactor: Many can't go there—!
2nd Benefactor: And some would rather die.
Scrooge: If they would rather die, they'd better do it and decrease the surplus population.

Doctor: But what of the lesser intellects? Or will they be left to rot?
Davros: You should know me better than that, Doctor. I never waste a valuable commodity. The humanoid form makes an excellent concentrated protein. This part of the galaxy is developing quickly. Famine was one of its major problems.

Nikolai: Sucking the life out of them's a pretty extreme policy for dealing with unemployment.
Camilla: It keeps them off the streets.
Nikolai Dante, "The Cadre Infernale"

Chris Brynner: But don't worry, your friends are fine. That's the whole point of the Sanctuary. To give people in trouble food and a place to stay.
Dax: If that's all it's for, then why is there a wall around it?
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, "Past Tense Pt. 1"

"Well I think they should attack the lower classes, er, first with bombs, and rockets destroying their homes, and then when they run helpless into the streets, er, mowing them down with machine guns. Er, and then of course releasing the vultures. I know these views aren't popular, but I have never courted popularity."

Smethwick: No pleeeaase, let me go! I'm sorry for whatever I've done. I'm sorry. What did I do? Tell me! What did I do?
The Headmaster: You, Smethwick, were born into the wrong class.


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