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Top Trumps -Xmas cards 2016
« on: December 25, 2016, 11:59:38 am »
I'm feeling a tad dyspeptic this morning so I thought I would share some xmas spirit in the only way that seems appropriate for 2016.
Ayn Rand Christmas Cards!
Here's one from the Donald to all of us really great people on PD
Stupidity is a more dangerous enemy of the good than malice. One may protest against evil; it can be exposed &, if need be, prevented by use of force. Evil always carries within itself the germ of its own subversion in that it leaves behind in human beings at least a sense of unease. Against stupidity we are defenseless. Neither protests nor the use of force accomplish anything here; reasons fall on deaf ears; facts that contradict one’s prejudgment simply need not be believed – in such moments the stupid person even becomes critical – & when facts are irrefutable they are just pushed aside as inconsequential, as incidental. In all this the stupid person, in contrast to the malicious one, is utterly self satisfied &, being easily irritated, becomes dangerous by going on the attack. [So] greater caution is called for when dealing with a stupid person than with a malicious one. [trying] to persuade the stupid person with reasons, [...] is senseless and dangerous. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer