Sobering Thoughts

There has been an unholy alliance between those on the Left, who believe that man is endowed with rights but no duties, and libertarians on the Right, who believe that consumer choice is the answer to all social questions, an idea eagerly adopted by the Left in precisely those areas where it does not apply.

Dalrymple, Theodore. Our Culture, What’s Left Of It (Kindle Locations 326-328). Monday Books. Kindle Edition.

Word for the Day

The wickedness of a people is great indeed when the most notorious sinners are men of renown among them.

Henry, Matthew. Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume I (Genesis to Deuteronomy) – Enhanced Version (Kindle Locations 2747-2748). Christian Classics Ethereal Library. Kindle Edition.

Sobering Thoughts

The rise of the mass media, mass politics, and massive government means that the beliefs which drive a relatively small group of articulate people have great leverage in determining the course taken by a whole society.

Sowell, Thomas. The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy . Basic Books. Kindle Edition.

Sobering Thoughts

What would the Unholy Left do without illusion? It is the cornerstone of their philosophical and governing philosophy, a desperate desire to look at basic facts and plain meanings and see otherwise, to see, in fact, the very opposite.

Walsh, Michael. The Devil’s Pleasure Palace: The Cult of Critical Theory and the Subversion of the West (p. 41). Encounter Books. Kindle Edition.

Word for the Day

We are incompetent in the ordinary things of life. We divorce more readily than we sell houses, yet for some reason we believe that we possess great wisdom as regards men and women that our benighted ancestors did not possess. We raise sons who are not weaned at age twenty-five, yet for some reason we have contempt for the old institutions that used to turn boys into men.

Esolen, Anthony. Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding American Culture (p. 10). Regnery Publishing. Kindle Edition.