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Big hat, no boots!
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Trashing Achievements

Povishez Wrote: Jul 20, 2012 8:41 AM
Envy, as described in the writings of Gonzalo Fernandez de la Mora’s "Egalitarian Envy," is the driving force of those who wish to convince the public that there are those who have acquired “too much.” The subtle insinuation is that it was acquired dishonestly through exploitation of the “people” in some manner. Therefore, it’s only “fair” that those who have “too much” give an ever-increasing share to those who have “too little.” Envy in the Left lexicon is packaged as populist rhetoric and dressed in the seductive attire of “Social Justice.” It is one of the only forms of envy that people speak of openly in the public square and demagogue as a political theory on the stump.
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The Age of Mediocrity

Povishez Wrote: Jun 10, 2012 10:14 AM
"It is the year 2081. Because of Amendments 211, 212, and 213 to the Constitution, every American is fully equal, meaning that no one is stupider, uglier, weaker, or slower than anyone else. The Handicapper General and a team of agents ensure that the laws of equality are enforced." ~ Kurt Vonnegut Jr.; "Harrison Bergeron." What and insipid, dystopic short story and life has become stranger then fiction in our coming out!
(the second) "The world has no room for cowards. We must all be ready somehow to toil, to suffer, to die. And yours is not the less noble because no drum beats before you when you go out into your daily battlefields, and no crowds shout about your coming when you return from your daily victory or defeat." — Robert Louis Stevenson
I would add these two as all citizens are soldiers by political contract: War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling, which thinks that nothing is worth war, is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertion of better men than himself. As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever-renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other." John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)
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