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Our sages warned us this could happen

Reader comment on item: Merkel's Historic Folly

Submitted by Solomon2 (United States), Aug 29, 2017 at 15:14

"...How strange that a Europe which attained such success today drowns in guilt, has too few children, and chooses not to protect itself from a rival civilization. As an historian, I say: Such weakness has no precedent."

A true-life example of what Karl Popper referred to as, "The Paradox of Tolerance": a society so tolerant that it tolerates the intolerant must necessarily, over time, cease being a tolerant society since the tolerant must accept that the intolerant will soon be running things.

Or, as the Jewish sages warned, "He who becomes compassionate to the cruel will ultimately become cruel to the kind."


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