John Stuart Mill As Nostradamus?

Posted by | July 14, 2010 00:34 | Filed under: Contributors Gabe Berman Top Stories

by Gabe Berman
Gabe is a freelance writer for the Miami Herald and author of Live Like a Fruit Fly

John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) was a British philosopher and civil servant. After reading this quote, I’m convinced he was also a prophet of modern American politics:

“I never meant to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that it is so obviously and universally admitted a principle that I hardly think any gentleman will deny it.”

BirthersHitler/Obama comparisons? (Hitler executed 17 million innocent people) Demonization of healthcare? Sarah Palin? Simply stupid.

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By: Gabe Berman

Gabe Berman is a native New Yorker who settled in South Florida after graduating from the University of Miami. An epiphany, a passion, and a trail of breadcrumbs led him out of Corporate America and into the career he was meant for. After eight years of writing columns for the Miami Herald, his book - Live Like A Fruit Fly - was published by HCI Books and subsequently endorsed by Deepak Chopra. His second book, The Complete B.S. Free and Totally Tested Writing Guide, helps artists find their voice and his latest work, Where Is God When Our Loved Ones Get Sick?, uncovers the answer to this haunting question.

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