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Random Notes - Idle Thoughts

The Madness of Crowds and What Lies Ahead, Jim Daws — American Thinker

In his 1841 book Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, Scottish journalist Charles Mackay chronicled the history of the phenomena we now see gripping the Resistance movement to the Trump presidency. Writing on national delusions, moral panics, economic bubbles, and herd behaviour, Mackay observed, “We find that whole communities suddenly fix their minds upon one object, and go mad in its pursuit; that millions of people become simultaneously impressed with one delusion, and run after it, till their attention is caught by some new folly more captivating than the first.”

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Random Note — Australia Day bitterness, resentment and ingratitude. “What have the Romans ever done for us”

There is not a single aboriginal person alive today that has been dispossessed of anything and there’s not a single NON indigenous person alive today that participated in any such dispossession. Officially, eighty percent of indigenous people live ordinary, working lives just like all other Australians in the cities, suburbs and regional towns across Australia and the remaining twenty percent in remote areas that have fallen behind are the beneficiaries of taxpayer largess to the extent of the Closing the Gap program with a budget of $33.4 billion a year.

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