Friday, 26 January 2018

Carl Jung's thoughts on America

How much closer America now seems in our imagination to Europe than when Jung visited. His first visit was in 1909.

To a keen European eye there is an indefinable yet undeniable something in the whole makeup of the born American that distinguishes him from the born European. [This is very true today.]

There is no country in the world where women have to work so hard to attract men’s attention. [Women have told me that this is still true.]

More quotations

'Theresa May rarely looks at ease around human beings. She approaches them hesitantly, anxiously, as if uncertain how they might react. She has the air of a small child, gingerly reaching out to pat a horse’s nose.' Michael Deacon in today's Daily Telegraph.

'Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervour.' Benjamin Disraeli

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Feminism was imposed from above, but I do not know why

All men are unequal and women too yet instead of freedom, which was what we believed in during the Cold War, equality, freedom's antithesis, is now all the rage.

It's odd how feminism was imposed from above, not demanded from below. 

Englishwomen didn't much want the vote, but it was given to them. Liberals resisted this, fearing women's conservatism.