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quotes from "the true believer - part 4

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FROM THE "TRUE BELIEVER" AND THE BRILLIANT ERIC HOFFER ...
THE WRITER I'VE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO CONVINCE ANYONE TO READ



Once of the reasons I was able to identify who Barack Obama was and what he was doing so early is primarily (but not exclusively) because of this man.


On the "militant man of words":

" To sum up, the militant man of words prepares the ground for the rise of a mass movement: 1) by discrediting prevailing creeds and institutions and detaching from them the allegiance of the people; 2) by indirectly creating a hunger for faith in the hearts of those who cannot live without it, so that when the new faith is preached it finds an eager response among the disillusioned masses; 3) by furnishing the doctrine and slogans of the new faith; 4) by undermining the convictions of the “better people” — those who can get along without faith — so that when the new fanaticism makes its appearance they are without the capacity to resist it." - Eric Hoffer, The True Believer
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