Misc

(1) Owens and Allison, a good read. (2) Solomon versus that awful Vindman. (3) Why are the woke SJW’s protesting Art Laffer of all people? (4) Suing CNN anyone? (5) No links but a very pleasant time reading letters from 1974, with a trip w/girlfriend from Geneva through Italy and ending in Paris, just in time to have dinner with the high school friend and Nan Robertson, and then see Nixon resign. (6) Very interesting long piece on the silly 1619 thing.

2 Responses to “Misc”

  1. feeblemind Says:

    re SJW’s:

    via Ace of Spades blog

    “The economist and social theorist Thomas Sowell once said that activism is “a way for useless people to feel important, even if the consequences of their activism are counterproductive for those they claim to be helping and damaging to the fabric of society as a whole.”

  2. feeblemind Says:

    How the great truth dawned
    “Why is it, Solzhenitsyn asks, that Macbeth, Iago, and other Shakespearean evildoers stopped short at a dozen corpses, while Lenin and Stalin did in millions? The answer is that Macbeth and Iago “had no ideology.” Ideology makes the killer and torturer an agent of good, “so that he won’t hear reproaches and curses but will receive praise and honors.” Ideology never achieved such power and scale before the twentieth century.

    . . . view, held by ideologues and justice warriors generally, is that our group is good, and theirs is evil. “Evil people committing evil deeds”: this is the sort of thinking behind notions like class conflict or the international Zionist conspiracy. It is the opposite of the idea that makes tolerance and democracy possible: the idea that there is legitimate difference of opinion and we must not act as if God or History had blessed our side as always right. If you think that way, there is no reason not to have a one-party state. ”

    https://newcriterion.com/issues/2019/9/how-the-great-truth-dawned

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