long ago ideas

“When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago." - Friedrich Nietzsche. Long ago, Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery conquered false claims that the Book of Mormon was fiction or that it came through a stone in a hat. But these old claims have resurfaced in recent years. To conquer them again, we have to return to what Joseph and Oliver taught.

Friday, November 6, 2020

Markets and power

The credentialed class of the Bible: 

46 Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts;

(Luke 20:46)


The credentialed class of today:

For years, the knowledge-making institutions—academia, media, tech—have strengthened their grip on discourse in America. 

Now they're exercising their power: information is flagged, accounts are banned, dictionaries are updated in real time.

All in service of the Party.

Christopher F. Rufo @realchrisrufo


More from Naval:

The only two ways to coordinate human societies at scale are free markets and physical power. 

Any ideology rejecting free markets is just advocating for power.

Socialism, communism, and fascism all converge to the same endpoint - rule by the biggest thug.

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