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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:02 PM
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Aldous Huxley was right:
"At least two-thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity: idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religous or political ideas."

Sadly, no one listened to him.
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:07 PM
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1. "Oh, brave new world
that has such people in it".

Aldous Huxley was a smart man.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:09 PM
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2. Even though I use anti-depressants myself, I still think of Brave New World
and its "soma" whenever I see the multitude of ads for the multitude of anti-depressants available to today's world.
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:14 PM
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3. the stupid are incapable of hearing
the malice benefit from not hearing

so what is there to "listen" to? those of us who are not stupid or malicious are already not stupid or malicious

those who are stupid and/or malicious are not going to be talked out of it by aldous huxley
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:14 PM
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4. double post delete please
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 10:14 PM by pitohui
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Igel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:23 PM
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5. "After Many a Summer Dies the Swan"?
Assuming Saddam was a swan.


Unfortunately, the other third of our miseries tend to spring from foolish realism. There's just no winning. (E. Timor, shaking Saddam's hand in '83 ... realism.)
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