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And there's another country, I've heard of long ago,
Most dear to them that love her, most great to them that know;
We may not count her armies, we may not see her King;
Her fortress is a faithful heart, her pride is suffering;
And soul by soul and silently her shining bounds increase,
And her ways are ways of gentleness, and all her paths are peace.
The most prevalent and pernicious of these dogmas, as far I can tell, is Statism.
The State is the Divine Idea as it exists on earth … We must therefore worship the State as the manifestation of the Divine on earth … The State is the march of God through the world … The State must be comprehended as an organism … To the complete State belongs, essentially, consciousness and thought. The State knows what it wills … The State … exists for its own sake … The State is the actually existing, realized moral life.
Assorted Hegel quotes from his writings.
originally posted by: sooth
The part they never tell you about big, bad corporations is if you replace big, bad corporations with big central government then all the bad people within those corporations that made them bad in the first place will all flock to where the power is -- government. Obviously, we don't want either too big or to far outsize the other. A delicate balance. In this instance, a delicate balance of psychopaths.
originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: TheSteppenwolf
It's hard for me to tell the difference between those who allow unrestricted power and funds with the lack of oversight to "national security", and the progressives who want a nanny state.
Both are expensive and put the employers below the employees.