Thirty Tyrants: from Sparta to China; Athenians to Tech Oligarchs

Updated on February 9, 2021 in General Stuff
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I had a long reply thanking you for the post and for the introduction to the publication. Hit the wrong button and it disappeared.

We can only pray that there are enough freedom loving patriots in China to … to what? To get run over by a tank in the Tiananmen square?

The majority in China are fat and happy with the new prosperity. I am not optimistic that they will do anything but cheer on the central committee for the foreseeable future. I have it pretty good in Texas. I wonder to what extent my material well being is a result of these horrible concessions to Chinese communism.

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Alternatingly fascinating and terrifying. The end, that the Thirty Tyrants thing lasted less than a year is surprisingly hopeful. Let’s see how long the current administration can keep afloat.

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Finally had a chance to give that a serious read.

Blood boiling is the term that comes to mind.

I’m also reminded of Charles Murray’s “Coming Apart”. He puts things in different terms, but more or less ends up in the same place: The US has evolved to where it has an “elite” that feels disconnected from the country. The idea that the common person should enjoy some presumption of “you’re on our side” from that elite just doesn’t exist anymore.

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