November 8, 2009

Quote of the Day, Week, Month, Year, and this Low and Dishonest Decade

"Maybe one of these days people will realize that hating one’s country, whether for religious reasons or otherwise, is more than adding another colour thread to society’s rich tapestry but wicked, warped, and very, very dangerous." -- Traitors, Eh? | ninme

And today, coming in as a close second, we have:

"Never before in our history has the vast majority of our political leaders so despised the people and institutions of the United States." -- Wheat & Weeds: Why Do They Hate Us? II

Posted by Vanderleun at November 8, 2009 12:30 AM
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Oscar Wilde was wrong. America went from barbarism to decadence with an intervening period of multiculturalism.

Posted by: Gagdad Bob at November 8, 2009 7:26 AM

Well, yeah, especially when the person "hating one’s country" happens to be the President of one's country.

Posted by: JBean at November 8, 2009 8:16 AM

Wicked? Warped?

All revolutions require revolting activities.

Posted by: Robert at November 8, 2009 8:56 AM

Thanks for the link. I would seem wiser to myself had I not made a gross grammatical error in that statement.

A majority "has," not "have." Sigh.

[Well, the watch my magic powers here. -- ed]

Posted by: RC2 at November 8, 2009 6:22 PM

Since about 1930 everyone describable as an 'intellectual' has lived in a state of chronic discontent with the existing order. Necessarily so, because society as it was constituted had no room for him.
A marked characteristic of the English left-wing intelligentsia is the emotional shallowness of people who live in a world of ideas and have little contact with physical reality. In the general patriotism of the country they form a sort of island of dissident thought. England is perhaps the only great country whose intellectuals are ashamed of their own nationality. In left-wing circles it is always felt that there is something slightly disgraceful in being an Englishman and that it is a duty to snigger at every English institution, from horse
racing to suet puddings.

Eric Hoffer-
Nowhere at present is there such a measureless loathing of their country by educated people as in America.

von Hayek-
It is merely a question of time until the views held by intellectuals become the governing force in politics.

Posted by: james wilson at November 9, 2009 9:50 AM