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Offline mountaineer

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« on: February 16, 2014, 08:21:44 AM »
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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2014, 10:16:16 AM »
Sounds like an interesting book.  Progressives have always relied on the "low information voter" of the day to carry their programs forward.  It has been remarkably effective over a Century.  People used to worry about a massive conspiracy that lead the World and went by the name "Illuminati".  Progressives are the living modern day incarnation of that ancient order and are responsible for far worst things than the Illuminati were ever accused of......

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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2014, 12:04:45 PM »
Sounds like an interesting book.  Progressives have always relied on the "low information voter" of the day to carry their programs forward.  It has been remarkably effective over a Century.  People used to worry about a massive conspiracy that lead the World and went by the name "Illuminati".  Progressives are the living modern day incarnation of that ancient order and are responsible for far worst things than the Illuminati were ever accused of......

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True, but it is also interesting how many of them have been in th Skill and Crossbones club...

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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2014, 03:14:43 AM »
Wells knew the dangers of communism, even though he was fascinated by it, as Men Like Gods shows.

The Time Machine itself is an allegory - an idyllic society of the top few (the Eloi) built on the backs of the masses (the Morlocks). Even the Morlocks eating the odd Eloi is predicative - when the masses get restless, one of the upper class must be sacrificed to appease them. It's easy to forget Wells was well versed in science and mob psychology.

He was hopeful that communism would take hold and did consider it the future of mankind, yet most of his writings are about the pitfalls and how to avoid them.
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2014, 07:10:39 AM »
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