Random Quotations – February 7th, 2021

Five items in total…

“People in general don’t behave in accordance with moral principles. When they occasionally do, it’s because people are watching and expect them to, and there’s usually a punishment in wait for them if they don’t. But mostly principles aren’t much of an influence on human action… What does have the influence is the human desire for status, approval, sexual opportunities, sociopolitical power, and material gain… A threat to the paycheck will make most people pretend to believe every lie they ever heard.” – Kevin Alfred Strom, “Why do people do what they do?” – National Vanguard, February 4th, 2021.

“Judging by their performance on the most important files, the current bunch in Ottawa would need to hire a consultant to figure out how to get wet in a thunderstorm…” – Rex Murphy, “This is the worst Canadian government ever. Can there be any question?” – National Post, February 5th, 2021.

“As oil rides on top of water when the two are combined, so do false narratives ride over and obscure the truth. They are persistent and hard to overcome as they are promulgated by powerful voices that quash critical review and prop up a never-ending slew of baseless assertions.” – C3RF Member Update, January 29th, 2021. (You can subscribe here).

“Future historians, doubtless writing in Chinese, will marvel at how the radical Left in the U.S. essentially weaponized the Bill of Rights, claiming its protection as they worked to undermine the entire system. They will doubtless express astonishment and satisfaction at the speed and ease with which they came to dominate first academe, then the media, and finally one of the two major political parties in the U.S. – the Democrats.” – Alan Sabroski, “On the cusp of the ‘Blue Terror’.” – Unz Review, February 1st, 2021.

“I know what you’re thinking: ‘Did he fire six shots or only five?’ Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I’ve kinda lost track myself. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do you, punk?”
“Dirty Harry turns fifty this year. Judging from the film, San Francisco was just as degenerate half a century ago as it is today. The main difference is that there are no adults like Harry Callahan to keep it together anymore. One has to ask: How much more ruin is left in this country, before it all falls apart? Is anyone up to the dirty job of putting it back together again?” – Trevor Lynch, “Review: Dirty Harry” – Unz Review, January 30th, 2021.