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“Enlightenment is man’s emergence from his self-imposed immaturity . . . the inability to use one’s own understanding without another’s guidance. This immaturity is self-imposed if its cause lies not in lack of understanding but in indecision and lack of courage to use one’s own mind without another’s guidance . . . Have the courage to use your own understanding . . . . Laziness and cowardice are the reasons why such a large part of mankind gladly remain minors all their lives, long after nature has freed them from external guidance. They are the reasons why it is so easy for others to set themselves up as guardians. It is so comfortable to be a minor. If I have [an authority figure to think for me] I have no need to exert myself. I have no need to think, if only I can pay; others will take care of that disagreeable business for me. Those guardians who have kindly taken supervision upon themselves see to it that the overwhelming majority of mankind . . . should consider the step to maturity, not only as hard, but as extremely dangerous. First, these guardians make their domestic cattle stupid and carefully prevent the docile creatures from taking a single step without the leading-strings to which they have fastened them. Then they show them the danger that would threaten them if they should try to walk by themselves. Now this danger is really not very great; after stumbling a few times they would, at last, learn to walk. However, examples of such failures intimidate and generally discourage all further attempts. Thus it is very difficult for the individual to work himself out of the immaturity which has become almost second nature to him. He has even grown to like it, and is at first really incapable of using his own understanding because he has never been permitted to try it. Dogmas and formulas, these mechanical tools designed for reasonable use–or rather abuse–of his natural gifts, are the fetters of an everlasting immaturity. ” – Immanuel Kant, “An Answer to the Question: What is Enlightenment” (1784)
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Urgent: contact your MP and Senator (in Canada) to urge him/her to vote against the Emergency Act – today! (Mon. Feb. 21, 2022)
This link has all the contact info. for them: http://elsasblog.com/170212-write-to-canadian-mps.html And the complete list of Liberal MP emails: https://action4canada.com/liberal/ Just cut and past into BCC of email. And this is another bulletin (below) from Taking Back our Freedoms is to urge people to oppose the Emergency Act vote on Monday evening by their MPs. If…
Originally posted on peckford42:
It gets pretty serious. Especially,??when its the big boys trying to make you submissive and fearful.? It goes to the core of your being. They have picked the wrong guy.?? Take this CTV News organization trying to make a liar out of me by saying that children are not forced to…
On the evening of Monday, Feb. 21, 2022, all signs to point the the fact that Canada as a liberal democracy will cease to exist. It will officially be a dictatorship.
If you too are concerned, you can write a short email to these Liberal MPs asking them to vote against the motion to adopt the Emergency Act, at these emails. Here are some arguments: (1) we’re not in a state of emergency so this is uncalled for; (2) it’s unnecessary inasmuch as police are moving…
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