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“The masses have never thirsted after truth. They turn aside from evidence that is not to their taste, preferring to deify error... Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim."

― Gustave Le Bon

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"A single fundamental issue: in the human realm, one must distinguish the rational from the irrational, the thinkers from the evaders. Such judgment tells one whether a man, in principle, is committed to reality — or to escaping from and fighting it. In the one case, he is an ally and potential benefactor of the living; in the other, an enemy and potential destroyer. Thus the mandate of justice: identify the good (the rational) and the evil (the irrational) in men and their works — then, first, deal with, support and/or reward the good; and, second, boycott, condemn and/or punish the evil. (One aspect of this second policy is the principle of not granting to evil one’s moral sanction.)

"Evaluation, though it is essential in every field of cognition, is especially urgent in regard to the man-made. When, through the default of the better men, evil (evasion) wins out in a human society, man’s life is thereby doomed, however great the scientific knowledge at the time and however beneficent the conditions of physical nature. By contrast, when, through the scrupulous justice of the better men, the good (the mind) wins out, there is virtually no form of ignorance or natural disaster that men cannot successfully combat."

Dr. Leonard Peikoff

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"Any state, any entity, any ideology that fails to recognize the worth, the dignity, the rights of man, that state is obsolete." -Rod Serling (June 2, 1961)

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We are human. Act like it.

"Man holds these rights, not from the Collective nor for the Collective, but against the Collective — as a barrier which the Collective cannot cross; . . . these rights are man’s protection against all other men."
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What the hell? :rofl: :banghead:

What you said and a couple a WTFs.

But of course the list of speakers balances out the message. We wouldn't want every one to be conspicuously liberal. :coffee:

"Other guest speakers for the course include former White House Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Deborah Birx, New Yorker columnist Susan Glasser, Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan, New York Times columnist Bret Stephens, CBS's "Face The Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan, CNN correspondent Kylie Atwood, and Fox News political analyst and "The Five" co-host Juan Williams, according to Fox."

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The Left doesn’t allow privatization of schools, roads, federal lands, etc., not because they fear bad results, but because they know everyone would prosper and flourish, and it would cause us to realize how little we need govt in our lives
 

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The Left doesn’t allow privatization of schools, roads, federal lands, etc., not because they fear bad results, but because they know everyone would prosper and flourish, and it would cause us to realize how little we need govt in our lives
Don't sell short the desire for absolute power and control.
 

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I know a lot of people that get pissed over shit like this but at the end of the day nobody should be paying taxes so I find it awfully hard to begrudge companies like Amazon.

The whole premise is wrong-headed.

 

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The GOP are no great shakes either, as an example, they understand little to nothing about monopolies and what creates them which is government interference in the marketplace.

 
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