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Part I—The fundamental political question is why do people obey a government. The answer is that they tend to enslave themselves, to let themselves be governed by tyrants. Freedom from servitude comes not from violent action, but from the refusal to serve. Tyrants fall
when the people withdraw their support.
Part II—Liberty is the natural condition of the people. Servitude,however, is fostered when people are raised in subjection. People are trained to adore rulers. While freedom is forgotten by many there are always some
who will never submit.
Part III—If things are to change, one must realize the extent to which the foundation of tyranny lies in the vast networks of corrupted people with an interest in maintaining tyranny.
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Hi /lit/, I've been getting into philosophy lately and I've come to a weird conclusion. I'll green text it so it doesn't sound so scatterbrain.
>Xenophanes says that the only thing we have in common with God is thought
>Arnauld says that a thought cannot be conceptualized or, well, thought
>Therefore, if the only thing we have in common with God is thought
>and since thought cannot be thought
>does that make God thought?
>And if God is thought (thought being used as a noun) does that mean Xenophanes remark about God being made in mans image ironically true?
Does this sound stupid? I'm not trying to come off as a pretentious fedora wearing atheist, I've just been mulling over what I've learned. Tips on how to think about these things would be nice, provided tips aren't counter intuitive to what philosophy is all about.