Tag Archives: Lies

Se Deus Quiser

A comment by Tony yesterday, the first comment of the day, stuck in mind, and so I’ll reproduce it in its entirety: Hitting people hard will drive some to fight back but others will be beaten into submission. Particularly if … Continue reading

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Misdirection

In the comedy series, Dad’s Army, the road signs from one town to another were always being swapped around, so that the invading German army (expected any day) would be appropriately misdirected to the wrong place when they arrived. Such … Continue reading

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Planners Are Authoritarians

I started reading Chris Snowdon’s free download book, Killjoys, yesterday, and on page 29 came across the notion of “a runaway train of authoritarianism”. And it prompted a question that I often find myself asking: Why are so many people such … Continue reading

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The Spiral Of Silence

Hat tip to Tony for drawing attention to The Spiral Of Silence. “It has long been established that when people are surrounded by those who are likely to disagree with their opinion, they are more likely to self-censor.” These findings … Continue reading

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Secrecy And Lies

Several news items I picked up today. First: A federal judge in Minnesota who has seen a sizable portion of the unreleased documents on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy says those documents, due to be released Thursday, won’t … Continue reading

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A Smoker’s Manifesto

A few days ago I listed about 10 cultural movements that have arisen over the last 70 years. They had a great many predecessors, and they will have a great many successors. And one of those successors, given the current … Continue reading

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Friends Of Ours

On Facebook Walt has been reporting on new antismoking legislation passed by NYC city council. This from the Health Committee chair: Dear Friends Of Ours, Despite all the progress our City has made in curbing smoking, tobacco use kills an … Continue reading

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