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Dead Men’s Vision

Posted by M. C. on July 21, 2022

“Indeed it may be said with some confidence that the average man never really thinks from end to end of his life. There are moments when his cogitations are relatively more respectable than usual, but even at their climaxes they never reach anything properly describable as the level of serious thought. The mental activity of such people is only a mouthing of clichés. What they mistake for thought is simply a repetition of what they have heard. My guess is that well over eighty per cent of the human race goes through life without having a single original thought. That is to say, they never think anything that has not been thought before and by thousands.”

~ H.L. Mencken, Minority Report

“The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it.”
~ H.L. Mencken, Minority Report

“The wisest thing in the world is to cry out before you are hurt. It is no good to cry out after you are hurt; especially after you are mortally hurt. People talk about the impatience of the populace; but sound historians know that most tyrannies have been possible because men moved too late. It is often essential to resist a tyranny before it exists.”

G.K. Chesterton, Eugenics and Other Evils: An Argument Against the Scientifically Organized State

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