Saturday 20 June 2020

Quotations for this revolutionary moment in the West

“The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie.” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"You never compromise with violence. You never compromise with intimidation. You never compromise with those who want to use it to extinguish freedom and democracy, because if you do then the very things for which you stand are extinguished." Margaret Thatcher

"I watched greedily, and concluded with absolute certainty that night that nobody was in charge, and that I could do anything I liked from now on. And I duly did." Peter Hitchens on 1967

Twitter might not be real life, but it's real life 2-10 years in the future depending on where you live. Ed West


  1. ...we have reached the surreal point at which the nation’s privileged whites on campuses such as Harvard, Yale, and Stanford, in the top echelon of politics, and the corporate and entertainment worlds, all deplore in the abstract something they call “white privilege” in others who have never really experienced it. 

    Of course, whatever such a thing is, they possess it in abundance but give no hint they have any intention of giving it up other than rhetorically or through the medieval concept of hair-shirt penance and Twitter confessionals. On the other hand, they are furious that middle-class whites do not join their theatrics of bending the knee and offering abject apologies for original sins.

    Progressive, affluent whites run most of the blue states that oversee the big blue cities who hire the liberal police chiefs and their unionized officers. So how strange it is for liberal elite white people to damn supposed white privilege for the logical sins of their own ideology and governance.

    Class, Not Race, Divides America
    It is the truth that the white progressive dares not to utter.

    By Victor Davis Hanson • June 14, 2020

    1. People with privileges should always be aware of their privileges and be punctilious about trying to do well by those are less fortunate, but being privileged is not something to be ashamed of. It's a greater privilege to be beautiful, to be intelligent, to be born in a civilised country, to be brought up in a house full of books to have a good sense of humour than to be born to riches. Cecil Rhodes, who is now out of fashion, said to be born English is to have drawn the winning ticket in the lottery of life.