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March 15, 2017

Ideological conservatives have spent the past several decades pretending they didn’t need Muscle.

That’s how I used to think: the cogency, the elegance of my Ideas will carry the day! Not true.
No amount of argumentation or even data will convince a liberal that all children are not equally educable. No parade of historical, real world-failures will convince a Marxist that the labor theory of value does not describe reality. So if you want a country where you can politely debate Enlightenment concepts like inalienable rights, then you need (1) a territory, (2) a people with the IQ and time preference necessary for abstract ideas and a temperamental aversion to violence, and (3) lots of razor wire and machine gun emplacements to keep out all the people who can out-thug, out-breed and out-vote you. The Anti-Gnostic: Why I don't feel bad for Charles Murray

Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 15, 2017 5:49 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Number 1 should be:
Large quantities of men with high levels of testosterone and moderate or better IQ to implement the other suggestions and above all else, CUT ALL THE FREEBIES AND ENFORCE EXISTING LAWS.

Without that nothing else matters.

Posted by: ghostsniper at March 16, 2017 6:35 AM

". . . AND ENFORCE EXISTING LAWS" Most of the existing laws are much of the problem. Are they not?

Posted by: Terry at March 16, 2017 7:56 AM

#3 can be sufficient. The Wrongs need a place of their own to implement their wrong ideas and to experience the consequences.
In the good old days it was called
quarantining or imprisonment, depending on the type of malady.

Posted by: Howard Nelson at March 17, 2017 7:42 PM

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