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Symptoms of a sick culture

theshoo Wrote: Jul 06, 2012 12:57 PM
We are becoming a nation of Eloi and it's seems more and more Americans are happy with that.
Mattie13 Wrote: Jul 06, 2012 9:48 PM
The problem with that particular attitude, is that the Eloi society is doomed to harvested and preyed upon by the Morlocks.

The late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously remarked that, "The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself."

I've always liked that quote, but I think it misleads. That two plus two equals four is not a conservative truth or a liberal truth. It's simply the truth. (Moynihan himself recognized this when he even more famously said that people are entitled to their own opinions but not their own facts.)

Regardless, it's true that...