"The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it." Orwell
"Men are so simple of mind and so dominated by immediate needs that the deceitful man can easily find those ready to be deceived."
Machiavelli"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire
The pendulum, having swung so far to the right, always, always swings back.
That's about exactly what my dad used to say. It used to make me feel better. Nowadays I tend the think the pendulum has a very sharp blade that's about to slam into the wall and stay there. Or that by the time it would have swung back, there'll be nothing left on the other side.
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