Monday, August 02, 2021

How to Sink a Nation

  1. Stress ethnic or racial identity over national identity.
  2. Tell the young that their hopes of succeeding are hollow because the entire system is rigged against them.
  3. Celebrate anti-heroes and mock real heroes.
  4. Push self-esteem over hard work.
  5. Favor timidity over courage.
  6. Foster instant gratification.
  7. Replace conversations with brief and quickly-issued judgments.
  8. Limit freedom of speech.
  9. Expand envy.
  10. Decrease gratitude.
  11. Shrink attention-spans.
  12. Denounce people for not meeting impossible standards.
  13. Rarely give the benefit of the doubt.
  14. Make politics a religion.
  15. Seek utopia.

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