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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Continuation of politics …

… by other means.

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“Here are two points that need to be made again and again in opposition to the willful moral and intellectual obtuseness of liberals and leftists:

1. Dissent is not hate. To dissent from a person's ideas and policies is not to hate the person.

2. As a corollary to #1, to dissent from the ideas and policies of a black man is not to hate the man. A fortiori, it is not to hate the man because he is black.”

— Bill Vallicella, October 07, 2014 (

I agree with Vallicella that that need exists. But I no longer feel compelled to take an active role in its support. It's a cost/benefit analysis, wherein the currency is one's energy of exertion.

I have learned the hard way that it takes an order of magnitude more energy to oppose "the willful moral and intellectual obtuseness of liberals and leftists" than it takes for them to be obtuse. And they will never give in, because to give in is to lose what little self respect they had to begin with.

I am slowly coming to the conclusion that one's energy would be exerted most efficiently in "continuation of politics by other means".

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