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Entropic Words from Neilathotep

Thursday, April 14, 2005

It’s always the same…

As for the Republicans – how can one regard seriously a frightened, greedy, nostalgic huddle of tradesmen and lucky idlers who shut their eyes to history and science, steel their emotions against decent human sympathy, cling to sordid and provincial ideals exalting sheer acquisitiveness and condoning artificial hardship for the non-materially-shrewd, dwell smugly and sentimentally in a distorted dream-cosmos of outmoded phrases and principles and attitudes based on a bygone agricultural-handicraft world, and revel in (consciously or unconsciously) mendacious assumptions (such as the notion the real liberty is synonymous with the single detail of unrestricted economic license, or that a rational planning of resource-distribution would contravene some vague and mystical “American Heritage”…) utterly contrary to the fact and without the slightest foundation in human experience? Intellectually the Republican idea deserves the tolerance and respect one gives to the dead.

– H.P. Lovecraft, August, 1936

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