Tim Case agrees with Ron Paul that we must learn from history to see that admiration of the state (and its "leaders") is completely irrational:
"Most of the harm in the world is done by good people, and not by accident, lapse, or omission. It is the result of their deliberate actions, long persevered in, which they hold to be motivated by high ideals toward virtuous ends."
~ Isabel Paterson, The God of the Machine
Too often history is viewed through the blinders of what ruler made what decision, or what war occurred, on what date. This had led to many not understanding the effects the state and its leadership could or will have on their lives.
This, I believe, also leads to one of the reasons for a continuing admiration, if not adoration, of the state and the state leadership.
We don’t know or aren’t told what effect such and such ruler’s decisions had on the masses of people and their lives. What did they feel or think? How did it change their lives? What was the people’s response; was it flight, fright, or fight?
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