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User Info There Is A Sickness That Haunts The Western World; entered at 2022-07-31 07:55:11
Flappingeagle
Posts: 4712
Registered: 2011-04-14
Well done Benjamin King or whoever you are in real life.

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We can see this dynamic at play in American society. Unhinged immigration from third-world countries. Not because we need them, but because we feel sorry for them. The Social welfare payments that have destroyed the white poor in trailer parks and the black poor in ghettoes. Ayn Rand, in her writing, warned of the dangers of altruism. I read her extensively in college, but I never quite got what she meant. Today, having just now googled the meaning of the word, I do. The google definition is: the belief in or practice of disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others.

The issue with altruism, which I had always lauded as virtue, is not the concern for the well-being of others. I have always been concerned for the well-being of others, occasionally selflessly, but never with disinterest. The issue is the disinterest!


On these pages before I have stated that we have an obligation to create a society where there are meaningful jobs for those in the bottom half of our society. People have also responded by in essence saying "I don't owe anyone a damn thing." Yes you do.

Why do you think the parable of the talents is in the Bible? I'll give you a hint, it is a much for your own good as it is for the good of others.

Out host in a recent post writes about bringing production back from China. Doing so would ameliorate a whole host of problems while weakening a regime obviously consumed with ill-will for the rest of the planet.

Benjamin King writes: Foolishness everywhere. Talk about putting the bottom line up top! The whole missive is about foolishness. Foolishness like moving the bottom-half's jobs to China.

Let me talk about another Foolishness. The foolishness that the top-half of a pyramid can exist without the bottom-half to hold it up! When the bottom half-half does not have decent jobs, the support for the top-half rots away and yes, rot is the appropriate word.

One last comment/point. In about an hour, I will be loading up my family and driving them to church. When church attendance goes down; well, look around to see what goes up...

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2022-07-31 07:55:11