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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Why McCain Will Win

"Most people can't think, most of the remainder won't think, the small fraction who do think mostly can't do it very well. The extremely tiny fraction who think regularly, accurately, creatively, and without self-delusion – in the long run, these are the only people who count."

-Robert A. Heinlein

In Peter Watkins' 1967 film Privilege,when Steven Shorter, the most popular performer in the world, confides to the chairman of Steven Shorter Enterprises that he wants to stop performing, his handler takes him to the roof of a building overlooking part of the city and lectures him.

“I believe you play a very important part in society, Steve. Come with me. There are millions of people down there. Millions of little people. First, we must be quite clear in our minds about one thing, that the liberal idea that given enough education, these millions will grow into self-aware, creative human beings, is nothing but an exploded myth. It can never happen. They’re stunted little creatures, with primitive emotions that are, in themselves, dangerous. They’ve got to be harnessed, guided. We’ve seen this happen over and over again for an evil purpose. Germany, Russia, China. But now we’ve got a chance to make it work for their own good. You. You’re our chance, Steven, they identify with you. They love you. Steven, you can lead them into a better way of life, a fruitful conformity.”

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