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April 30, 2017

Totalitarian religion – again.

This time a different religion, but with the same problems.

Replacing fact with feeling; debate with canons; investigation with doctrine – “nasty little orthodoxies” protected by thought police controlling our centers of learning. The death of truth and fact and objectivity – our Westphalian nation states are tired and burned out; political innovations that brought us democracy also brought us constipated congresses unable to make decisions and constituencies unable to think about the common good, the long game, or entertain the idea of sacrifice. And why should they? When it is always they who have been asked to sacrifice – to give their lives for the nobilities who prefer to eat in Paris, France than Paris, Idaho; of course within the ring, tourists snapping pictures of the Eiffel tower trying to ignore the soldiers. History is Rhyming | Joel D. Hirst's Blog

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 30, 2017 3:01 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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