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  1. How to Circumvent the Average Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by DJH73 View Post
    Lets face it. The average voter does not get it, they will never get it. We have hoards of "Conservatives" backing Trump. This should show us how difficult it is to inspire these people with the message of liberty. Its as if they intentionally reject it over pride in their "party".
    Oh, it is FAR more sinister than that. They reject it in favor of pretty slavery. This is that form of servitude that provides one with enough of the things he wants such that he is ...
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  2. [Article] Overpopulation and the Right to Childbearing

    Originally Posted by Voluntarist
    Unrestricted and unfettered pregnancy is simply something that is incompatible with a welfare state. Until the welfare state is abolished, controls will have to be tolerated on what some people think of as rights.

    Quote Originally Posted by ProIndividual View Post
    I hope this was total sarcasm, given your name on these forums.
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  3. Screwtape XXXI - final installment.

    Quote Originally Posted by osan View Post
    MY DEAR, MY VERY DEAR, WORMWOOD, MY POPPET, MY PIGSNIE,


    How mistakenly now that all is lost you come whimpering to ask me whether the terms of affection in which I address you meant nothing from the beginning. Far from it! Rest assured, my love for you and your love for me are as like as two peas. I have always desired you, as you (pitiful fool) desired me. The difference is that I am the stronger. I think they will give you to me now; or a bit of you. Love you? Why, yes. As
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  4. Screwtape XXX

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    MY DEAR WORMWOOD,


    I sometimes wonder whether you think you have been sent into the world for your own amusement. I gather, not from your miserably inadequate report but from that of the Infernal Police, that the patient's behaviour during the first raid has been the worst possible.


    He has been very frightened and thinks himself a great coward and therefore feels no pride; but he has done everything his duty demanded and perhaps a bit more. Against this disaster
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  5. Screwtape XXIX

    Quote Originally Posted by osan View Post
    MY DEAR WORMWOOD,


    Now that it is certain the German humans will bombard your patient's town and that his duties will keep him in the thick of the danger, we must consider our policy. Are we to aim at cowardice—or at courage, with consequent pride—or at hatred of the Germans?


    Well, I am afraid it is no good trying to make him brave. Our research department has not yet discovered (though success is hourly expected) how to produce any virtue. This is a serious
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