Cynical Quote of the Day
Much of the social history of the Western world over the past three decades has involved replacing what worked with what sounded good.
Thomas Sowell, Is Reality Optional?, 1993
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ROUS  Annette Collins, Friday, 3-16-07 10:07 AM
re: Cynical Quote of the Day
The quote continues with:
In area after area - crime, education, housing, race relations - the situation has gotten worse after the bright new theories were put into operation. The amazing thing is that this history of failure and disaster has neither discouraged the social engineers nor discredited them.
David, Monday, 3-19-07 4:02 PM
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Which I think is ample evidence that people do not want *answers,* they want answers that are (a) easy, and (b) make them feel warm and fuzzy. In other words, answers that we can live with without sacrifice or (far worse) a fundamental shift in our belief systems.

Or, to quote another great thinker "Truth? You can't handle the truth!" (A Few Good Men)
Annette, Tuesday, 3-20-07 3:53 PM
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