When Do You Get Cancelled?

I have a low regard for that quote for the simple reason I've seen it breathlessly posted for decades as though it's some new discovery or insight, when the simple fact is that nobody gives an eff, really.

I suppose it's the same sort of psychology of not paying too much regard to accident scenes with mangled human bodies strewn all over, because that's the shit that happens to other people.

The bromide I've always prefered is the one where the power to burn the books you don't like is the same power to burn your Bibles.

This all speaks to operating by principles but the so-called principled actors—Republicans, conservatives, religious—only give lip service to their core principles. They have little choice. While most can respect another's religious or core beliefs, it's hard to take seriously stuff like God said or The Bible says.

1 - In any conflict between two men (or two groups) who hold the same basic principles, it is the more consistent one who wins.

2 - In any collaboration between two men (or two groups) who hold different basic principles, it is the more evil or irrational one who wins.

"The Anatomy of Compromise," Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, Ayn Rand, p. 145; bold emphasis mine for differentiation

We've been watching that play out since 1917 globally. The above was written many decades ago. Do note that capitalism has zero to do with statutory and/or publicly traded corporations. That's corporatism, i.e., fascism, properly defined—an alliance and partnership between state and big business. Does that ring a bell?


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Richard Nikoley

I started writing Free The Animal in late 2003 as just a little thing to try. 20 years later, turns out I've written over 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from diet, health, lifestyle...to philosophy, politics, social antagonism, adventure travel, expat living, location and time independent—while you sleep— income by geoarbitrage, and food pics. I intended to travel the world "homeless," but the Covidiocy Panicdemic squashed that. I became an American expat living in Thailand. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. ... I leave the toilet seat up. Read More

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