• Pragerisms

    For a more comprehensive list of Pragerisms visit
    Dennis Prager Wisdom.

    • "The left is far more interested in gaining power than in creating wealth."
    • "Without wisdom, goodness is worthless."
    • "I prefer clarity to agreement."
    • "First tell the truth, then state your opinion."
    • "Being on the Left means never having to say you're sorry."
    • "If you don't fight evil, you fight gobal warming."
    • "There are things that are so dumb, you have to learn them."
  • Liberalism’s Seven Deadly Sins

    • Sexism
    • Intolerance
    • Xenophobia
    • Racism
    • Islamophobia
    • Bigotry
    • Homophobia

    A liberal need only accuse you of one of the above in order to end all discussion and excuse himself from further elucidation of his position.

  • Glenn’s Reading List for Die-Hard Pragerites

    • Bolton, John - Surrender is not an Option
    • Bruce, Tammy - The Thought Police; The New American Revolution; The Death of Right and Wrong
    • Charen, Mona - DoGooders:How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help
    • Coulter, Ann - If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans; Slander
    • Dalrymple, Theodore - In Praise of Prejudice; Our Culture, What's Left of It
    • Doyle, William - Inside the Oval Office
    • Elder, Larry - Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card--and Lose
    • Frankl, Victor - Man's Search for Meaning
    • Flynn, Daniel - Intellectual Morons
    • Fund, John - Stealing Elections
    • Friedman, George - America's Secret War
    • Goldberg, Bernard - Bias; Arrogance
    • Goldberg, Jonah - Liberal Fascism
    • Herson, James - Tales from the Left Coast
    • Horowitz, David - Left Illusions; The Professors
    • Klein, Edward - The Truth about Hillary
    • Mnookin, Seth - Hard News: Twenty-one Brutal Months at The New York Times and How They Changed the American Media
    • Morris, Dick - Because He Could; Rewriting History
    • O'Beirne, Kate - Women Who Make the World Worse
    • Olson, Barbara - The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House
    • O'Neill, John - Unfit For Command
    • Piereson, James - Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism
    • Prager, Dennis - Think A Second Time
    • Sharansky, Natan - The Case for Democracy
    • Stein, Ben - Can America Survive? The Rage of the Left, the Truth, and What to Do About It
    • Steyn, Mark - America Alone
    • Stephanopolous, George - All Too Human
    • Thomas, Clarence - My Grandfather's Son
    • Timmerman, Kenneth - Shadow Warriors
    • Williams, Juan - Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It
    • Wright, Lawrence - The Looming Tower

Prager University: Are People Born Good?

One of my favorite adages from ancient civilization is “There is neither good, nor bad. Only thinking makes it so”.

Therein lies the rub with the human animal.

We are born neutral. Being good, responsible, moral, generous, honest, kind, tolerant, knowledgeable arrives, if it arrives at all, comes to us by observing, copying, and training.

Nature is filled with mistakes. My world is primarily in the plant world. If nature were perfect, there would be no change. Errors happen as a habit of existence.

And here we are, AD 2014, homeo sapens running around the globe in many shapes and sizes depending much on our ancestry, that is, where we have been running around….closer to sunnier days, or huddling where the winters are dark and miserable? Isolated or in the lanes of human traffic?

With the exception of recent American presidential elections, we are thinking animals, whose males have imagined, explored, built, discovered, created unbelievable expressions of human invention for thousands of years……to survive as a species, and to satisfy the powerful drive of its human male to be curious, to wonder, to accomplish and defend.

COGNITO, ERGO SUM!

Prager University offers an assortment of tremendously valuable chunks of knowledge, discussion and thought. I have chosen the following ‘lesson’ as one of my favorites.

Learning knowledge and understanding regarding our and the world’s past, the world of science in nearly every form, particularly in the plant world, has become either incidental in educating our young or has disappeared altogether. Our cultural way of life is in trouble.

Ignorance is often married to violence.

Please open the following lesson titled, ARE PEOPLE BORN GOOD?

Have you ever had a discussion about crime, politics or child-rearing, only to hear this generalization: “Well, people are basically good.” This is a common idea, but is it true?

In this week’s video, “Are People Born Good?” Dennis Prager explains how your answer to this fundamental question about human nature shapes your worldview on crime, poverty, and the existence of evil. Watch the video here, and then forward it to someone you know. It can be the spark that ignites an interesting discussion at your next get-together with friends and family.

http://www.prageruniversity.com/Political-Science/Are-People-Born-Good.html#.Uzmz-_ldV8E

One Response

  1. “I have found little that is good about human beings. In my experience most of them are trash. In the depths of my heart I can’t help being convinced that my dear fellow men, with a few exceptions, are worthless.”

    Sigmund Freud (father of psychoanalysis)

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