Alexander E Jones

People who merely say “those who forget history are doomed to repeat it” aren’t saying “listen to us, or we’ll riot.” Nor are they telling anyone else, “When we speak, you have the right — and, in fact, the obligation — to remain silent; anything you say can and will be used against you.”

If you actually want to communicate with people and have them really listen to you, you need to build respect and understanding rather than trying to shut someone up, because even if you might succeed in silencing them for a few moments, you won’t succeed in opening their mind. This is just common sense.

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