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The Red Herring

In life, always be careful of the red herring … the distraction. The thing you think what you think you should be focusing on, but in truth — we should focus on something else or other issues.

For example:

Is classicism the better issue to discuss?

America is becoming a more caste-based system. Tech elite on top, poor working class Uber and Grubhub guys on bottom. Death of the middle class in America.

What we are currently experiencing is a class battle. To me, race is the red herring — it is the distraction. We are all the “human race”. What’s more interesting to study:

What is the significance of more and more wealth becoming concentrated higher up, and the slavery and indentured servitude of people on bottom?

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