Monday, July 13, 2015

The Wonderfulness of CSLewis' "Screwtape"

Was just reminded of this by a chain beginning here.

Screwtape, a senior resident of Hell, writing to his apprentice, Wormwood:

...Having persuaded the patient to treat nearly all discrimination as invidious, you will be on the cusp of the second stage — convincing him that there is no intrinsic difference between “equal” and “same.” This, you will quickly discover, is the loadstone. A finding of sameness eliminates the need for prudential judgment. And when prudential judgment is eliminated, the patient will accept all manner of fallacies and absurdities. And when fallacies and absurdities are routinely accepted we, dearest nephew, are in business....

Certainly is the case on KolegeKampi, and most any gummint entity.

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