• @hibsen
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    303 months ago

    Also from Mencken —

    …it is impossible to talk anything resembling discretion or judgment to a colored woman. They are all essentially child-like, and even hard experience does not teach them anything.

    Dude is not exactly a font of wisdom. I feel like I only ever see him quoted before some libertarian pretends they’re about to think for themself.

  • @minnow
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    143 months ago

    man who is able to think things out for himself

    Otherwise known as a man who ignores people who have actually worked things out for realsies instead of just playing at mind exercises. A man who has “thought it out for for himself” that the earth is flat, modern medicine is poison, and immigrants are lazy criminals here to steal his job.

  • Troy
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    103 months ago

    This could be an anthem for the sovcit nutjobs.

    Give me “peace, order, and good governance” any day. Yes, there are things that could be better in western democracies, but largely it’s still pretty damned great!

    • @[email protected]
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      13 months ago

      I think its about balancing state influence and personal freedom.

      And yes, I agree, that living in a western country is the best for now.