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Mon Feb 1, 2021, 04:05 PM

In 1864 a Massachusetts legislator and historian said

" Professed patriotism may be made the cover for a multitude of sins."

He was a member of the Whig Party. Evidently, some things never change.

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Butterflylady Feb 2021 OP
Irish_Dem Feb 2021 #1
Bradshaw3 Feb 2021 #3
moondust Feb 2021 #2
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Response to Butterflylady (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 04:14 PM

1. Will humans ever evolve? They seem to be stuck in a primitive state.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 04:19 PM

3. Unfortunately the older I get the answer seems no

I used to believe and hope that things were progressing, and in many ways they have. But the last few years have shown they can regress, and I'm not sure we can ever get past the tribal, territorial nature developed over millennia.

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Response to Butterflylady (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 04:14 PM

2. He was right.

To that I would add: "Professed religious devotion may also be made the cover for a multitude of sins."

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Response to Butterflylady (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 04:21 PM

4. "Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel." Samuel Johnson.

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