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To: drbuzzard
The paradox of Orwell is, as I see it, that he was perhaps one of the keenest observers of human nature in the 20th Century. He saw where things were at, the direction they were headed and extrapolated them in such a manner that most regard him as some type of prophet.

Yet, even with his innate understanding of the human condition, he fell into the trap of most progressives, believing that humanity could and would 'evolve' into something better.

Our founders knew that people were people, that individuals needed to have their behavior constrained by a moral code, and that governments needed to be constrained by the people.

Progressives believe, ultimately, that people must be ruled by benevolent dictators, but they can never seem to find quite the right guy for the job.

7 posted on 11/22/2012 7:00:03 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Exactly. Always they assume, they just need the right savior and all will be well.

Then you get the killing fields.


12 posted on 11/22/2012 7:26:38 AM PST by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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