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Daily Archives: January 8, 2012

Quoted for Thought

The American voter has rarely been interested in voting for the “right” candidate or the “best” candidate for the job. What the American voter wants is to vote for the winner, so that he can say that he has done so and thus obtain secondhand glory for himself. This is the plain result of a group-based culture that is other-oriented, which is odd considering that boobus Americanus will insist that Americans are individualists. Based on history, their “individualism” is only in their imaginations and they are as herd-driven as any other social group in history. At least, though, the Japanese are honest enough to admit it.

John Underhill