Junior Ganymede
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Archimedes’ Lever

February 05th, 2017 by G.

But in the end, everything will hinge on the private decisions of individuals; perhaps even of one single individual – this is how the world works (although we never know the sepficis, in mortal life).

The threads of causality converge on a point of decision, then diverge-out from that point.

At that point it might be You – You will, soon, be brought to some point, and will make a difficult choice. You cannot ever know that your choice is not the one at the convergence point of a vast portion of the web, your choice the origin of many other changes.

And anyway, nothing is insignificant in this world – everything matters, because anything might be crucial.

(There are no ‘unimportant people’.)

How you decide, how you perform on that single test of integrity, could determine the future of the nations.

Be ready.

-thus Bruce Charlton

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February 05th, 2017 18:00:56
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Gandalf the Grey
February 5, 2017

Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. It is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love. Why Bilbo Baggins? Perhaps because I am afraid, and he gives me courage.


Bruce Charlton
February 6, 2017

I am still finding it hard to understand what happened to the political parties and individual MPs during the seven months after the Brexit vote – what was it that *made* them change their minds; when they would have the support of everybody ‘that mattered’ if they had simply refused to implement Brexit on one excuse or another? *Something* must have made all the main political parties and a large majority of MPs change their minds in the face of vehement/ hysterical opposition from the mass media, judiciary and intellectual elites – I can only assume that here is evidence that there are large and powerful but undetectable forces at work. This is extremely encouraging to me!


pl
February 7, 2017

“I can only assume that here is evidence that there are large and powerful but undetectable forces at work. ”

The secret combination that signs the paycheck figured out a way to make money and stay on top with Brexit, so it gave the ok.

Of course, it would also be nice if God was letting our “betters” sew the seeds of their own destruction and giving us the best possible chance at independent self-government when the pride of the wall does come crashing down.


Bookslinger
February 8, 2017

“The threads of causality converge on a point of decision, then diverge-out from that point.”

The Light Cone.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_cone

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