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1/ Someone I know just posted this little video on FB from someone a member of “Patriotic Millionaires”.

I watched the video, and scoffed.
2/ It was full of that double speak I’ve learned to suspect thanks to Thomas Sowell.
3/ It launches with a member, showing his total income from 2016 being north of $1MM.
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One big point is, he wasn't re-creating, he was creating, from his ideas.
Every beginner at anthropology, every amateur at paleontology, imagines you can predict prehistoric life from say Kalahari Bushmen.
The Bushmen of the Kalahari developed a hunter-gatherer lifestyle only within the last 400 years, in response to invasions by Bantu peoples.
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So that the threads don't get too long, new thread! Starting here.
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In fairness to me, although I passed on the offer of a spliff of elephant dung, I did try chewing a bit of psychoactive bark he recommended
It did absolutely nothing for me. He swore by it as antidote to bad side-effects of smoking elephant-dung, but I suspected hyperventilation.
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Today is #Reformation500! Which makes a really great intro to talk about revolution, millenarianism, body-parts magic & elephants.
First, this is interesting, & directly leads to elephants (see my later tweets). By @spulliam; #ProsperityGospel…
An aside: Luther mistranslated hyraxes as rabbits, which caused much confusion about kosher laws etc
#Reformation500, cc.@garetrobinson
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