Tuesday 29 June 2021

"Countries don’t have values, they have characteristics"

The UK "will probably be out of the EU by 2020", Paul Nuttall, Nigel Farage's deputy, in March 2015.

"If we see that Germany is winning the war, we ought to help Russia; and if that Russia is winning, we ought to help Germany, and in that way let them kill as many as possible". 
Senator Harry Truman, after Germany invaded Russia in 1941 but before Germany declared war on the USA after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

"If we disagree with the Americans on a serious issue, they put intelligence material on the table, compromising for Germany, and they say: 'Either you co-operate or you are finished." Professor Werner Weidenfeld, who from 1987 to 1999 was the German government's coordinator for German-American cooperation.

"Countries don’t have values, they have characteristics, which can also change; before the 18th century the English were famous for their melancholy, while since then they have been characterised by their sense of humour (and very low suicide rate)." 
Ed West

"A few years back an anti-extremism programme for schools instructed teachers to watch out for Muslim boys who expressed a belief in dying for what they believed in or defending their honour by force if necessary. These weren’t “terrorist values”, though, they were the same urges that inspired every nation-builder in ours and everyone else’s history.

"That programme wasn’t aimed at fostering patriotism, it was aimed at crushing any potential forms of patriotism that conflicted with the state. There was no alternative offered, but then it’s hard to build a common narrative because the different peoples of Britain in 2021 don’t really have a common history. What little they do share is often unhappy and exploitative — and cannot possibly be taught in a way that satisfies everyone."
Ed West

Half of all British Muslims think homosexuality should be illegal, poll finds

Guardian headline, April 11 2016

"Twelve per cent of Catholics have already indicated that they are going to vote, or have already voted, UKIP. On moral issues, we, more than any other political party, are more in line with Catholic thought. Whether it's on gender-choice, abortion or same-sex marriage, we are absolutely 100 per cent behind the Catholic Church."
Paul Nuttall, March 2015.

“I am a very lonely woman. I would give everything – my money, my Academy Awards, my career – if only I could have those children now.”
Shelley Winters on the Phil Donahue Show talking about her abortions.


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