Saturday, December 19, 2020

Distinguishing reason from rubbish …

… How the 'Underground Grammarian' Taught Me to Tell Reason from Rubbish - Quillette. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Tyranny is always and everywhere the same, while freedom is always various. The well and truly enslaved are dependable; we know what they will say and think and do. The free are quirky. Tyrannies may be overt and violent or covert and insidious, but they all require the same thing, a subject population in which the power of the word is dulled and, thus, the power of thought occluded and the power of deed brought low.

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