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Offline rangerrebew

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The retreat from reason (chapter from "A Study of Our Decline)
« on: November 09, 2013, 09:17:33 AM »
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When the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British parliament was advised by an artful man [Sir William Keith], who was governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people. That it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them. But that they should not do it openly; but to weaken them and let them sink gradually, by totally disusing and neglecting the militia.
George Mason

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Re: The retreat from reason (chapter from "A Study of Our Decline)
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2013, 09:21:34 AM »
Wow!

Too much for early Saturday morning! Later!

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Re: The retreat from reason (chapter from "A Study of Our Decline)
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2013, 09:27:10 AM »
For later reading.  What I have been able to glean is excellent.
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev


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