Random Quotations – Progressivism – August 23rd, 2020

Five items in total…

“Yes. So we definitely plan on pressing charges. And the reason why is you continue to see this violence across America, whether it be Portland, Seattle or, you know, very close to me in New York City, and there’s never any consequences. The mayor gives in. The leftist politicians give in. They call it ‘peaceful protesting’… So I think there needs to be an example where we’re standing up and we’re giving people consequences for these actions. There’s no reason why you should be violent over politics, especially with, you know, a child involved. The child is not responsible for Abbey’s political opinions, so there’s no need to be aggressive with him… So we will be pressing charges because we think it’s time for conservatives to stand up for our voice and message. Because if we don’t, the left will do this more and more. They’re definitely encouraged by this behavior, so, yes, we will press charges.” – Andrea Widburg, “More details and arrests in the case of the hat-stealing Biden women” – American Thinker, August 23rd, 2020.

“Each time privileged, overeducated jackbooted know-nothings silence a voice, ruin a life, extinguish a dream, shutter a business, or shatter a monument, the foundational customs, values, and institutions which made America exceptional are compromised… Men and women of good will cannot, must not, cower.” – Gerald McOscar, “Trader Joe’s stands up to the Left” – AmericanThinker, August 20th, 2020.

“The determination on the part of the Democrats to mischaracterize what actually happened in the election is not a trivial matter. It suggests that deception is central to their governing style. Party leaders do not think their supporters are entitled to know the truth but rather believe that events must be shaped in a way that best serves their overall political interests. For Democrats, lying is not a personal failing, but an opportunity for enhancing their grip on power.” – Mike Whitney, “Glitzy convention conceals emerging one-party tyranny” – Unz Review, August 22nd, 2020.

“No serious sociologist any longer believes that the voice of the people expresses any … wise idea. The voice of the people expresses the mind of the people, and that mind is made up for it by … those persons who understand the manipulation of public opinion. It is composed of inherited prejudices and symbols and clichés and verbal formulas supplied to them by the leaders… It is not generally realized to what extent the words and actions of our most influential public men are dictated by shrewd persons operating behind the scenes.” – Edward Bernays, quoted by Larry Romanoff in “The anger campaign against China” – Unz Review, August 6th, 2020.

“Quite large parts of the U.S.A. are effectively under the control of Antifa today. I’m not just talking about the streets of our big old cities, where Antifa rule is plain to see. The takeover has been institutional. The judiciary, the academy, the media and the social media, the big corporations – all are dancing to the Antifa tune… Of course, if you have the impertinence to stand and fight when Antifa come (sic) round to break your windows, you’ll be cuffed, tried, convicted, sentenced, and jailed before you can say ‘due process’.” – John Derbyshire, “United States of Antifa converging on Peoples Republic of China?” – Unz Review, August 15th, 2020.