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Jul 6, 2007

Bertrand Russell on fascism

"The first step in a fascist movement is the combination under an energetic leader of a number of men who possess more than the average share of leisure, brutality, and stupidity. The next step is to fascinate fools and muzzle the intelligent, by emotional excitement on the one hand and terrorism on the other."

Bertrand Russell: Freedom, Harcourt Brace, 1940

Prolific writer, social critic, mathematician, and philosopher Bertrand Russell (May 18, 1872--Feb 2, 1970) has the 'practical mystic' Sun Tau/Moon Libra personality blend (natally shared with the Pentagon! Odd bedfellows esp considering Russell's loud opposition to the US invasion of Vietnam with which I agreed at the time...whippersnapper though I was.)

This combo gives a flair for persuasive diplomacy, a strong social sense, a gentle wit, and a love of life. The Images for Integration are:

A computer produces a beautiful painting...Cream tea for two...A loaf of fresh bread in an art exhibition. (Sun Sign, Moon Sign, Chas. and Suzy Harvey.)

Hmm-m-m...bread, tea, and a computer...sounds like some bloggers I know!

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