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The Age of Mediocrity

mhojai Wrote: Jun 10, 2012 10:12 PM
The hint was when he gave it to a socialist -the very antithesis of Freedom...he's changing the definition to suit himself-
"The characteristic note of our time is the dire truth that the mediocre soul, the commonplace mind, knowing itself to be mediocre, has the gall to assert its right to mediocrity, and goes on to impose itself where it can."

--José Ortega y Gasset

The Revolt of the Masses

Chapter 1, The Crowd Phenomenon

Future historians will surely call ours the Age of Mediocrity. That is, if they can recognize what mediocrity is by then, having been immersed in it so long they take it for excellence. Watching the president of the United...
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