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    "Having the courage of one's convictions" is a seriously over-rated idea. Archived Message

    Posted by Der on July 25, 2022, 10:46 am

    This should be obvious.

    To make the point and save us all some time I'll just point out some examples of people who had/have the courage of their convictions.

    In no particular order:The Azov Batallion; Bush; Blair; any damn fool politician you want to name; Hitler; Stalin; Churchill; any damn fool "leader" you want to name; racists; anti-semites; paedophiles; serial killers...

    The list is long. One might even add "capitalists" to that list.

    In a sane society they would all be defined as dangerous lunatics and treated accordingly.

    The question needs to be how accurate are their convictions. Do they stand scrutiny? Because there is certainly nothing courageous about holding delusional beliefs.

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