Re: mindfulness (AKA: Dueling Rhetoricians)

Kennita Watson (
Thu, 3 Jul 1997 11:35:18 -0400 (EDT)

>Kathryn Aegis quoted:
>>Gerhard Richter, painter and essayist:
>>'I have committed myself to thinking and acting without the support
>>of any ideology.... Ideologies are always
>>the seducers and exploiters of ignorance, they justify war.'
>Joshua McMichael counterquoted:
>Ayn Rand, writer and philosopher:
>'In order to live, man ... needs ... *philosophy*. He cannot escape
>from this need; his only alternative is whether the philosophy guiding
>him is to be chosen by his mind or by chance.'
[I corrected his spelling; sue me]

They're both right. Philosophy vaccinates one against ideology.


Kennita Watson | The bond that links your true family is not one of blood,| but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do
| members of the same family grow up under the same roof.
| -- Richard Bach, _Illusions_