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Tyranny Of The Reasonable

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You can't make socialists out of individualists. Children who know how to think for themselves spoil the harmony of the collective society which is coming, where everyone is interdependent. - John Dewey
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The individual who finds an implicate order within will make an ally of fate. His true name will be emblazoned upon his heart and will ring across the devouring abyss of a conformist age. In bleak contrast, how can a people whose consciousness was forged in a furnace of cultural perfidy be capable of building anything of enduring worth? The currents of time will erode his counterfeit world. He will be left with nothing because he will only possess his own emptiness. You cannot force truth upon the deceived. If a deluded soul stumbles upon it, he will have found it beneath the rubble of his collapsed convictions. His most treasured, now shattered, verities will glint like shards in moonlight, as circumstance has forced him to question all he insisted was true. This is the means by which wars are avoided. Here is located the point of departure where a subversion of a corrupt order begins.

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