Quote of the day—John Dewey

You can’t make Socialists out of individualists — children who know how to think for themselves spoil the harmony of the collective society which is coming, where everyone is interdependent.

John Dewey
From Accuracy In Media
[Ahhhh… yes. The collective society. The good of the collective is more important than the good of the individual. The individual must not think for themselves. Except of course the dear, enlightened, leaders who decide what is best for the collective and just happen to live lives of luxury.

What the “intellectuals” need to understand, if history has any lessons to be learned on this topic, is that the “intellectuals” are the first to get the bullet in the back of the neck and occupy the mass graves in the woods. Look at what Stalin, Pol Pot, and communist China did.

It may be that it “won’t happen here”. It may be the government of the collective will put the “intellectuals” in positions of power and that when the shooting starts it will be individualists who first occupy the mass graves. But when the shooting stops it will be because the individualists ran out of collectivist “intellectuals” as targets. Not because we ran out of ammo or individuals.—Joe]

3 thoughts on “Quote of the day—John Dewey

  1. Uh huh – “interdependent”. As if we aren’t interdependent in a free society. I guess we need a new entry in the LeftSpeak dictionary;

    Interdependent – A social and economic system in which a miniscule clique of rulers control the rest of the population through force and the threat of force.

    or

    Interdependent – Communist.

  2. But but! They promised it would be different this time!

    What’s the difference between a communist and a socialist?

    The commie is in a hurry.

  3. The question remains, is it possible to make an individual out of a socialist? I’m inclined to say “Yes!”–indeed, two or three centuries of living on the frontier seems to do a fair job at rooting out the socialist tendencies of individuals–but we need to figure out other ways, now that we no longer have a frontier.

    Come to think of it, taking a person to the gun range is probably a good start!

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