"Dogma demands authority, rather than intelligent thought, as the source of opinion; it requires persecution of heretics and hostility to unbelievers; it asks of its disciples that they should inhibit natural kindness in favour of systematic hatred."
Bertrand Russell
(1872-1970) Philosopher, educator
Unpopular Essays, by Bertrand Russell (1950)
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Right on! Equally applicable to theocracies everywhere, both religious and communistic. The religion of "progressivism" continues to retro-actively redefine common ground as 'oppression' in order to introduce new words to define the Marxist ideal as natural. "It asks of its disciples that they should inhibit natural kindness in favor of systematic hatred." Antifa comes to mind as well as every college riot due to a scheduled speaker who expresses an alternative opinion than the 'progressive' narrative. With all this talk about hate speech, why isn't all the vitriol thrown at non-Marxists considered hate speech? The hypocrisy stinks.
 -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Not shooting the messenger, I like it.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Systemic hatred - of all that's traditionally American, or which smacks of Liberty for the individual sovereign - a perfect description of today's anti-American lefty, whose toxic and spiteful rhetoric mirrors the jist of this insightful quote precisely!

    Take away their systemic hatred, and where would that leave today's groundless Sheeple, as We MAGA?
     -- Mark W., Aurora, CO     
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