"If I don't believe in solipsism, who will?" - Al Batt
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Me and ol' Jay Gatsby
I attended St.Olaf College in Far Hinterlands, Minnesota. This was generally a fool's errand, because at the time as I was trying to deal with a brooding depression which made even opening a book a chore. In spite of this, Dr. Howard Hong managed to cram me full of the philosophy of a bunch of European dead men. Very little of which stuck. Mostly I was in his classes because of his pretty daughter, and his neighbor's bulldog (another story).
“Truth always rests with the minority, and the minority is always stronger than the majority, because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by the gangs who have no opinion — and who, therefore, in the next instant (when it is evident that the minority is the stronger) assume its opinion… while truth again reverts to a new minority.”