The Times We Live In (from Voices of the Past)

“A decline in courage may be the most striking feature which an outside observer notices in the West in our days … Should one point out that from ancient times declining courage has been considered the beginning of the end?”

— Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

**************

“It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.”

— Edmund Burke

In other words: Snowflakes will not embrace freedom.

**************

” … our particular problem in the present day … is an overwhelming tendency toward conformity … In such times ethics tend more and more to be identified with obedience. One is ‘good’ to the extent that one obeys the dictates of society … It is as though the more unquestioning obedience the better.”

— Rollo May, writing decades ago with perfect clarity about the reality of 2022 in America, and everywhere else

*************

“The truth has no defense against a fool determined to believe a lie.”

— Mark Twain

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s