Saturday 26 November 2022

Stop following the crowd... they are lost.

"Stop following the crowd... they are lost." Anonymous meme.

“Earlier this week, actor Marlon Brando met with Jewish leaders to apologise for comments he made on Larry King Live — among them, that ‘Hollywood is run by Jews.’ The Jewish leaders accepted the actor’s apology and announced that Brando is now free to work again.” The late Canadian comedian Norm Macdonald made this joke in 1996, on the US comedy programme 'Saturday Night Live'.

"Until August 1914 a sensible, law-abiding Englishman could pass through life and hardly notice the existence of the state beyond the post office and the policeman." A.J.P. Taylor, 'English History 1914 - 1945'.

"... Washington’s political class has reoccupied its rightful place on top. The swamp is back, baby. The Washington Post rather gave the game away this week when it published a gushing report under the headline: ‘Washington’s aristocracy hopes a Biden presidency will make schmoozing great again.’ The online editors promptly changed ‘aristocracy’ to ‘establishment’, but the slip was revealing. Democratic blue-bloods are in the ascendancy. Kerry and Blinken are about as elite as Americans get." Freddy Gray in The Spectator two years ago.

"The philosophy of personal responsibility has ruined criminal justice and economic policy. It’s time to move past blame." Barbara H. Fried, Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and mother of Sam Bankman-Fried, whose firm FTX has spectacularly collapsed with many questions about his personal responsibility.

"A large and long-standing body of research literature shows that toy preferences, for example, are innate, not socially constructed or shaped by parental feedback." Dr Debra Soh, Canadian neuroscientist and columnist, in 2017.

'But you know what I get from all your questions? This awful and mistaken belief that everyone's created equal. We come into a family and the father is the head of the family. Society is hierarchical, not a collection of equals.' Mgr Alfred Gilbey being interviewed for the Spectator by Sir John Mortimer.

`I suppose it's natural to want to better yourself, but it can so easily lead to materialism. We shouldn't worry about our position in society. One of my favourite quotations is from St Peter of Alcantara, when he remarked to a friend who was bewailing the wickedness of the world, "You and I must first be what we ought to be and then we shall have cured what concerns ourselves. Let each one do the same and all will be well."' Ibid.

"New statistics published just now show annual net migration rose to an incredible 504,000 in the year to June 2022. This is by a huge distance a record number and shows the complete failure of immigration policy. This is a crisis - it has to be cut, radically." Nick Timothy, formerly Theresa May's eminence grise, yesterday.

1 comment:

  1. In other news, sanctions are finally sinking Russia’s economy. Sometimes the effete snobs actually bet right.