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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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"You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves." — Abraham Lincoln

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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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