"Posterity, you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in heaven that ever I took half the pains to preserve it." -John Adams


Welcome to Patriot's Lament. We strive here to educate ourselves on Liberty. We will not worry ourselves so much with the daily antics of American politics, and drown ourselves in the murky waters of the political right or left.
Instead, we will look to the Intellectuals and Champions of Liberty, and draw on their wisdom of what it is to be a truly free people. We will learn from where our Providential Liberties are derived, and put the proper perspective of a Free Individual and the State.
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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Interesting youtube videos on various topics affecting us...

Haidt is interesting. You can learn from him without agreeing with him.

Haidt on the psychology behind globalism

Haidt on the disease of political correctness

Peterson is incredibly interesting in his analysis of the great murderous ideologies of the 20th century as being centered in utopianism as an EXCUSE for being murderous, i.e. the goal of the ideologues was destruction and the utopia was the justification.

Peterson's prescription is truth and humility. Truth means speaking without guile -- seeking to accurately express your ideas/thoughts/understanding without manipulation. Humility meaning always being willing to update your model of the world when your existing model proves to be inaccurate. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn ascribed the pathological nature of Marxism as the requirement for constant lying in every aspect of life, and the cleansing effects of telling the truth.

Peterson about Slaying Dragons (very interesting)

Peterson about the Necessity of Virtue


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