Random Quotations – August 3rd, 2020

Five items in total…

“Consider for a moment that if I were to walk up to a monument of Martin Luther King, Jr. and put an easily removed Post-it note on there stating that he was a communist or a womanizer, I would be charged with numerous crimes ranging from defacing public property to possibly even felony conspiracy and terrorism. I’d be lucky to ever get out of jail. Yet, all over the country, a variety of miscreants have permanently destroyed a number of public monuments, and have faced no criminal charges whatsoever. The difference is stark and should tell you something. Specifically, it should tell you that these miscreants are actually carrying out the will of those already in power. This should not be shocking given that many of these organizations literally receive checks from the U.S. government… The leftist street activists of the 1960’s were antifragile because they were funded by and supporting a structure that was already in power. They weren’t changing anything – they were doing a victory dance that created an illusion that they were somehow the cause of changes that had already occurred behind the scenes.” – John Young, “Time for the next phase” – Western Voices World News, July 14th,2020.

“White Fragility is the kind of book that can be written in two months, read in two days, and forgotten in two hours…” – Andrew Joyce, Ph.D., “Review of Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility” – Occidental Observer, August 2nd, 2020.

“These journalists are doing a disservice to Canadians by asking the questions they themselves care about, rather than trying to learn about conservatism and posing questions that matter to Conservative members.” – Candice Malcolm, “Fair coverage of the Conservative leadership is missing” – Toronto Sun, July 27th, 2020.

“Recent left social and political analyses have foregone historical materialism for a political interpretation that relies upon a tacit form of emotional blackmail to produce consensus surrounding identity politics.” – Sub-heading under the Julian Vigo article “The left has abandoned class concerns in favour of race essentialism” – The Post Millennial, July 28th, 2020.

“Cosmotheism accepts the reality of the divine, of God, but it also accepts the undeniable evidence of science. It has no truck with supposedly ancient and ‘inerrant’ holy books – but instead asserts that physics, mathematics, and genetics are the real words of God. Cosmotheism tells us that living things, including ourselves, are part of an ever-evolving whole.” – Kevin Alfred Strom, “What is right and what is wrong” – National Vanguard, July 4th, 2020.