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Subject:  Words That Replace Thought Date:  5/8/2013  8:54 AM
Author:  arrete Number:  681222 of 734951

>> If there is ever a contest for words that substitute for thought, "diversity" should be recognized as the undisputed world champion.

You don't need a speck of evidence, or a single step of logic, when you rhapsodize about the supposed benefits of diversity. The very idea of testing this wonderful, magical word against something as ugly as reality seems almost sordid.
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To cite hard evidence that places obsessed with diversity have worse race relations is to risk getting yourself labeled an incorrigible racist. Free thinking is not free.
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Among the candidates for runner-up to "diversity" as the top word for making thought obsolete is "fair."

Apparently everyone is entitled to a "fair share" of a society's prosperity, whether they worked 16-hour days to help create that prosperity or did nothing more than live off the taxpayers
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"Affordable" is another popular word that serves as a substitute for thought. To say that everyone is entitled to "affordable housing" is very different from saying that everyone should decide what kind of housing he or she can afford.

Government programs to promote "affordable housing" are programs to allow some people to decide what housing they want and force other people -- taxpayers, landlords or whatever -- to absorb a share of the cost of a decision that they had no voice in making.
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None of this is rocket science. But if you don't stop and think, it doesn't matter whether you are a genius or a moron. Words that stop people from thinking reduce even smart people to the same level as morons. <<
http://townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/2013/05/08/words...

arrete
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