Vicious Veritas!


A choice excerpt from Might is Right by Ragnar Redbeard:

Whenever, therefore, a lie has built unto itself a throne, let it be assailed without pity and without regret; for under the dominance of a inconvenient falsehood, no nation can permanently prosper. Let established sophisms be dethroned, rooted out, burnt, and destroyed — for they are a standing menace to all true nobility of thought and action. Whatever alleged “truth” is proven by results to be but an empty fiction, let it be unceremoniously flung into the outer darkness, among the dead gods, dead empires, dead philosophies and other useless lumber and wreckage.

The most dangerous of all enthroned lies, is the holy, the sanctified the privileged lie — the lie that everyone believes to be a model truth. It is the fruitful mother of all other popular errors and delusions. It is hydra-headed. It has a thousand roots. It is a social cancer. The lie that is known to be a lie is half-eradicated. But the lie that even intelligent persons regard as a sacred fact — the lie that has been inculcated around a mother’s knee — is more dangerous to contend against than a creeping pestilence. Popular lies have ever been the most potent enemies of personal liberty. There is only one way to deal with them: Cut them out, to the very core, just as cancers are. Exterminate them – root and branch, or they will surely eat us all up. Annihilate them, or they will us. Half and half remedies are of no avail.

Whatever this guy’s ideological flaws, I will give him kudos for this!


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2 Responses to Vicious Veritas!

  1. konami says:

    Meme theory from over 100 years ago?
    I must say I’m impressed.

  2. i agree most vehemently with the description of religions as ‘social cancers’ and ‘creeping pestilence.’ i have been wondering to myself the last few weeks on the best way to describe religious empires accurately and it’s hard to beat that.

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