> Oddly, the worst atrocities on mankind were committed by people who had
> little faith in human nature. Trusting someone beyond reason is the only
> achieve results beyond hope. Most people tend to live up to the
> expect of them. Think about it.
> Mike Lorrey
Nicely stated. Who can have any faith whatsoever in someone who claims to
be "far too compassionate"? If one has no faith in human nature, then one
has no faith in oneself. Compassion is one of the elements of human
nature. (It's human nature that provides us with compassion.) Where does
one get the hubris to consider oneself somehow above all other humans, and
to disavow faith in human nature? Sounds like the position of a Stalin or
Hitler to me. I would *never* trust anyone who claims to be compassionate
while simultaneously asserting the rest of the human race deserves no
trust. It sounds too much like the position of a socialistic megalomaniac.
It seems to me Libertarianism appeals mostly to people who have not
allowed themselves to be brainwashed by the dominant paradigms and memes.
"It's not your vote that counts,
it's who counts your vote."
(Or was it Joseph Stalin... Hitler? Oh well, one of those socialists.)
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