The Burden of Freedom

"Unless a man has the taqlents to make something of himself, freedom is an irksome burden. Of what avail is freedom to choose if the self be ineffectual? We join a mass movement to escape individual responsibility, or, in the words of the ardent young Nazi, "to be free of freedom."

Eric Hoffer — The True Believer, chapter five

I can’t help but think of Limbaugh’s promise to the dittoheads: "You don’t have to read the papers. I’ll read the papers for you. You don’t have to think, I’ll think for you…"

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