Episode 385 – We’ll Bite Our Own

Nov 28, 2021 | | Say something

Streamed live on 20 Nov 2021

There is a weird “Us vs Them” dilemma that ends up happening with certain groups of people: the willingness to set aside partisanship to fight someone who seems to deserve being fought against, even at the detriment of the group.

But is this a good thing as a long-term survival trait?


Show Notes

“I wrote the Dune series because I had this idea that charismatic leaders ought to come with a warning label on their forehead: “May be dangerous to your health.” One of the most dangerous presidents we had in this century was John Kennedy because people said “Yes Sir Mr. Charismatic Leader what do we do next?” and we wound up in Vietnam. And I think probably the most valuable president of this century was Richard Nixon. Because he taught us to distrust government and he did it by example.”

Frank Herbert

“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.”

Thomas Jefferson
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