"Of all the tyrannies on human kind
the worst is that which persecutes the mind."
John Dryden
(1631-1700) English Poet
The Hind and the Panther, 1687
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Somehow I'm reminded of Orwell's "Two Minute Hate" and Sean Hannity simultaneously.
 -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    What in the hell does Shown Hannity to do with the anti socialist George Orwell's "two minute hate"? Hannity and Orwell were on the same page. The novel was about what would happen if the socialists took over. Written by a reformed Communist that had come to realize the hideousness of his former belief system. Maybe rereading the book and paying close attention to the beginning would be appropriate in this case.
     -- warren, olathe     
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    I disagree. I think Hannity is a neo con, hate spreading, talking head who attacks anything and anyone who doesn't agree with the neo con (communist) agenda. He would have been a perfect figure to head up the "Ministry of Truth" Whenever I see him on TV I find him and his propoganda completely revolting and Anti American. But then again I'm a "Constitutionalist". Not a very popular thing to be in today's America.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Tell that to the man having a lit cigarette stuck in his eyeball.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
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    Nobel Laureate, Paul Samuelson wrote that the Federal Reserve is "an omnipotent counterfeiter." The Federal reserve wrote that their system "works only with credit." Credit exists only in the mind. They must control the minds of most to work all of us with credit. Don't most believe the lie that government spends money?" What would those bankers not do or persuade us to do in order to insure the permanence of their omnipotence?
     -- Dave, St. Louis MO     
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     -- J Carlton, Calogary     
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    The author has obviously not enjoyed the pleasures of water boarding.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    The greatest tyranny of the mind leaves the subject ignorant that his thoughts are not even his own. With proper 'socialization' and propaganda, few can even imagine that they are mere programs running according to someone else's dictates. Thus 'truth' becomes a threat, and fear becomes the master. Water boarding and sticks in the eye become acceptable (and common practice) under such delusions. The battle is for the hearts and minds of all the people of the world. It is difficult to fight an enemy with outposts in your head.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    um, this guy can go be a hermit and not feel like this...i say hes a fraud

     -- Don, Reno     
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    Quote aptly explains mindset of all self-loathing lefties; they have been trained to believe Liberty = persecution - which to a statist, it is.
     -- Mark W., Aurora, COLORADO     
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