November 27, 2015 at 8:19 pm #293
To help with styling etc.
November 27, 2015 at 8:22 pm #294
Here’s a reply, making a sub-thread (?)
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.”
“…no good can ever result from any attempt to set one of these fiery zealots to rights, either in fact or principle. They are determined as to the facts they will believe, and the opinions on which they will act. Get by them, therefore, as you would by an angry bull; it is not for a man of sense to dispute the road with such an animal.
– Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), letter, Nov. 24, 1808, to his grandson, Thomas Jefferson Randolph.
November 27, 2015 at 8:32 pm #299
this is a reply to the second post above:
“Here’s a reply, making a sub-thread (?)”
November 27, 2015 at 8:26 pm #295
reply to thread…
“Of all the offspring of Time, Error is the most ancient, and is so old and familiar an acquaintance, that Truth, when discovered, comes upon most of us like an intruder, and meets the intruder’s welcome.”
– Charles Mackay, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
November 27, 2015 at 8:33 pm #300
Ok it’s working.
But the blockquote style is way too big
Here’s some text under it,
November 27, 2015 at 8:51 pm #304
“Oh, foolish man, what can you not be made to believe?”
– Adam Weishaupt
The ego will not suffice. The only way you’re ever going to get anywhere is you must humble yourself to the point where you admit that you can’t do it unless you have help from someone whose idea of home is a cowflop. If you’re willing to humble yourself to that degree, then maybe we can get somewhere.
November 27, 2015 at 8:27 pm #296
Darwin saw [competition, struggle, work and progress] as the path to civilisation, to culture, as revealed in an interesting comment he made about the natives of Tierra del Fuego whom he encountered during his South American voyage on the Beagle. He noticed that the possessions the Fuegians had acquired from the members of the ship’s company had been divided equally among all. Darwin saw this as co-operative savagery and remarked that
The perfect equality of all the inhabitants will for many years prevent their civilization.' Untilsome chief’ arises who
by his power' can heap up possessions for himself,there must be an end to all hopes of bettering their condition’.
– Brian Goodwin; How the leopard changed its spots, Ch. 2, pp 30-31
November 27, 2015 at 8:52 pm #305
This should be a 3rd level reply.
“with the collapse of religious power [in the nineteenth century], God has been eliminated, excreted through a cleansing purgative, only to be replaced by ideas that are even more constipating, and made of the same fecal matter.”
Raoul Vaneigem – The Revolution of Everyday Life,
November 27, 2015 at 8:27 pm #297
Sub-threads don’t seem to be working. Check it’s checked. Done this install so many times now…
November 27, 2015 at 8:31 pm #298
reply thresding is on (3 levels) so I must be misunderstanding it.
November 27, 2015 at 9:31 pm #315
test reply for email follow-up check.
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