It is time to go on the attack. It is time to use as ammunition quotes by “The Enemy”, that is by those terrible ‘Dead Old White Men’ who actually achieved something which changed the course of history. They have been brushed out of their nations’ consciousness, and now even those who ‘only’ were scientists must be removed from the history of the institutions they founded, so as not to “intimidate People of colour”. Step forward, King’s College London – established by that ‘Terrible Dead Old White Man’, the 1st Duke of Wellington (Who he? Oh, the one who invented wellies …)
Why is this important?
Because, as Thomas Jefferson said:
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Because, as Sir Winston Churchill remarked:
If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.
More to the point regarding that decision of King’s College London (KCL) is this remark by the 1st Duke of Wellington:
I mistrust the judgment of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
– the ‘wish’ being the removal of ‘Dead Old White Men’ from academic teachings and indeed from public consciousness, leading to public dishonesty. Thomas Jefferson said:
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Sir Winston Churchill sounds encouraging when he said:
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.
but he also warns:
A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.
But enough of all those terrible DOWMs (“Dead Old White Men”)! Allow me instead to quote extensively a very modern Old Black Man, Thomas Sowell, who has a lot to say about “liberal”, i.e. lefty, academe and education:
The problem isn’t that Johnny can’t read. The problem isn’t even that Johnny can’t think. The problem is that Johnny doesn’t know what thinking is; he confuses it with feeling.
Too much of what is called ‘education’ is little more than an expensive isolation from reality.
The next quote by Sowell could’ve been written as comment on KCL’s ‘decision’:
Those parts of history that would undermine the vision of the Left – which prevails in our education system from elementary school to postgraduate study – are not likely to get much attention.
Now look at the following series of quotes by that Terrible, Still-Alive, Black Old Man Thomas Sowell! They read like a devastating essay, applicable to KCL and the rest of our ‘Institutions of Higher Education’:
Creating whole departments of ethnic, gender, and other ‘studies’ was part of the price of academic peace. All too often, these ‘studies’ are about propaganda rather than serious education.
Just what is it that academics have to fear if they stand up for common decency, instead of letting campus barbarians run amok?
Few professors would dare to publish research or teach a course debunking the claims made in various ethnic, gender, or other ‘studies’ courses.
Education is not merely neglected in many of our schools today, but is replaced to a great extent by ideological indoctrination.
The most fundamental fact about the ideas of the political left is that they do not work. Therefore we should not be surprised to find the left concentrated in institutions where ideas do not have to work in order to survive.
And very much to the point:
The word ‘racism’ is like ketchup. It can be put on practically anything – and demanding evidence makes you a ‘racist.’
As if that were not sufficient, there’s a terrible young(ish) white politician who wants to ‘weigh votes’ in a 2nd EU Referendum so that the votes of the youth count twice that of the old, ‘because it’s their future’ … universal suffrage (one man one vote) being such an old-fashioned idea, ancient in fact and created by old white men – let’s get rid of it!
Thomas Sowell’s remark is spot on:
It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.
Mr Clegg may call himself a LibDem, but his ideas, especially that of keeping us firmly in the suffocating embrace of Brussels show that he’s at heart a socialist, just as the EU is at heart socialist. The Old, White and Black, Dead and Alive Men have this to say:
Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it. (Th. Sowell)
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. (Churchill)
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. (Churchill)
Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good. (Th Sowell)
and for good measure:
The welfare state is not really about the welfare of the masses. It is about the egos of the elites. (Th Sowell)
while this quote by Sir Winston Churchill aims straight at the heart of the EU and our Western Societies:
If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.
What is needed to stand up to this seemingly overwhelming deluge of lefty destruction of our society is – courage! So here are quotes to stiffen our courage, our determination, our sinews:
One man with courage is a majority. (Th Jefferson)
Troops would never be deficient in courage, if they could only know how deficient in it their enemies were. (1st Duke of Wellington)
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. (Churchill)
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure. (Churchill)
A state of society where men may not speak their minds cannot long endure. (Churchill)
So let’s be courageous and stand up – we’ve been sitting down, listening, for too long. After all, in the words from a socialist hymn:
We have nothing to lose but our chains.
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