Dumbing Down Quotes

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“When we crumble under the exorbitant weight of conspicuous commodities and the material pressure in a universe of illusion, life may become disheveled and devastated, while our mind has been dumbed down and our willpower crippled. ( “Buying now. Dying later “ )”
Erik Pevernagie

Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.
“It isn't a coincidence that governments everywhere want to educate children. Government education, in turn, is supposed to be evidence of the state's goodness and its concern for our well-being. The real explanation is less flattering. If the government's propaganda can take root as children grow up, those kids will be no threat to the state apparatus. They'll fasten the chains to their own ankles.”
Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.

Robert Higgs
“In the natural sciences, some checks exist on the prolonged acceptance of nutty ideas, which do not hold up well under experimental and observational tests and cannot readily be shown to give rise to useful working technologies. But in economics and the other social studies, nutty ideas may hang around for centuries. Today, leading presidential candidates and tens of millions of voters in the USA embrace ideas that might have been drawn from a 17th-century book on the theory and practice of mercantilism, and multitudes of politicians and ordinary people espouse notions that Adam Smith, David Ricardo, and others exploded more than two centuries ago. In these realms, nearly everyone simply believes whatever he feels good about believing.”
Robert Higgs

Natasha Pulley
“The safest way to success is to write according to the capacity of the stupidest member of the audience.”
Natasha Pulley, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street

Kate Tempest
“Why is this interesting? Why are we watching?”
Kate Tempest, Brand New Ancients

Vladislav Krapivin
“Краем сознания он отметил, что это не его слова, а из какого-то старого фильма... ...нет ничего своего и вся жизнь была только глядением на экран...”
Vladislav Krapivin, Выстрел с монитора. Гуси-гуси, га-га-га...