Quote of the Day: Responsibility

 

“Responsibility without authority is slavery.” – Rollo Tomassi

This is a quote that cuts to the heart of what is wrong with Critical Race Theory. It assigns responsibility for actions to those who did not perform them while simultaneously denying those with responsibility for “fixing” the problem the authority to do so. All you can do is admit fault, accept guilt, and do what your masters demand of you. Isn’t that the very definition of slavery – of being a slave?

Is it a wonder that Democrats support CRT? This is the party that stripped the franchise from minorities and women. It is the party that championed slavery, and when they failed at maintaining their peculiar institution attempted to back door it through segregation and discrimination. And who today are reinstituting both in the name of equality.

This also makes the point that today’s conservative is actually a classical liberal. They are trying to conserve classical liberal values: equality before the law, equality of opportunity (not outcomes), and limited government with powers granted by the will of the people. The “progressives” are really trying to bring back medieval feudalism, with all the inequality that system entailed.

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  1. Lilly B Coolidge
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    Yes. The proponents of CRT and anti-racism are also fond of demanding that white people “do the work” without compensation.

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  2. Arahant Member
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    Amen, brother! Preach it!

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  3. David Foster Member
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    The terms “liberal” and “progressive”, when referring to the current crew operating under those names, should always include the quotation marks.

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  4. She Reagan
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    This is the Quote of the Day. June’s sign-up sheet is here, and the days are going fast.  Get ’em while they’re hot!

    If you’re new at this game, it’s a easy way to get your feet wet and start a conversation; if you’re an old-timer, you already know the ropes.  Either way, please sign up to speak up.

    Another ongoing project to encourage new voices is our Group Writing Project. June’s theme is “Journeys.”  If you’d like to weigh in, please sign up for Group Writing too!

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  5. Dr. Bastiat Member
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    Brilliant.

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  6. Seawriter Contributor
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    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    Yes. The proponents of CRT and anti-racism are also fond of demanding that white people “do the work” without compensation.

    High praise from the king of brilliant.

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  7. Old Bathos Moderator
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    Glen Loury and John McWhorter have been going at it from a different angle–the new religion assigns moral responsibility on white people and ultimately denies agency for black people.  “Systemic” racism cannot be cured as long as there are any ties to history, law, culture, and language so guilt is eternal barring complete societal breakdown and collective amnesia.  Thus blacks should not try because it is already rigged against them. Forever.  The best they can do is elect leftists who will redistribute.

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  8. Percival Thatcher
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    Old Bathos (View Comment):
    “Systemic” racism cannot be cured as long as there are any ties to history, law, culture, and language so guilt is eternal barring complete

    … and thus the gurus of Black Studies will always have a gig.

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  9. Dr. Bastiat Member
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    Seawriter (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    Yes. The proponents of CRT and anti-racism are also fond of demanding that white people “do the work” without compensation.

    High praise from the king of brilliant.

    Thanks!  But that’s not my quote.  Just for the record…

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  10. Samuel Block Support
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    Is there a real-life Rollo Tomassi? Wasn’t that the pseudonym of the villain from L.A. Confidential?  

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  11. Seawriter Contributor
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    Samuel Block (View Comment):

    Is there a real-life Rollo Tomassi? Wasn’t that the pseudonym of the villain from L.A. Confidential?

    He’s the author of The Rational Male.

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  12. drlorentz Member
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    An old-school PUA is quoted on the Main Feed. Next thing you know, people will start throwing around the term hypergamy.

    Ricochet is entering adolescence early. Gets me a little misty-eyed.

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  13. Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Democracy) Thatcher
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    Samuel Block (View Comment):

    Is there a real-life Rollo Tomassi? Wasn’t that the pseudonym of the villain from L.A. Confidential?

    You’re right and I never heard him say this

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  14. Seawriter Contributor
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    drlorentz (View Comment):

    An old-school PUA is quoted on the Main Feed. Next thing you know, people will start throwing around the term hypergamy.

    Ricochet is entering adolescence early. Gets me a little misty-eyed.

    The words speak for themselves. I even use Jonah Goldberg quotes once in a while, even though he has become unmoored from reality since speaking the quotes I have used or plan to use in the future.

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  15. drlorentz Member
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    Seawriter (View Comment):

    drlorentz (View Comment):

    An old-school PUA is quoted on the Main Feed. Next thing you know, people will start throwing around the term hypergamy.

    Ricochet is entering adolescence early. Gets me a little misty-eyed.

    The words speak for themselves. I even use Jonah Goldberg quotes once in a while, even though he has become unmoored from reality since speaking the quotes I have used or plan to use in the future.

    You’ve misunderstood the sense of my comment.

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  16. Seawriter Contributor
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    drlorentz (View Comment):

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    drlorentz (View Comment):

    An old-school PUA is quoted on the Main Feed. Next thing you know, people will start throwing around the term hypergamy.

    Ricochet is entering adolescence early. Gets me a little misty-eyed.

    The words speak for themselves. I even use Jonah Goldberg quotes once in a while, even though he has become unmoored from reality since speaking the quotes I have used or plan to use in the future.

    You’ve misunderstood the sense of my comment.

    True

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  17. Flicker Coolidge
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    Seawriter (View Comment):

    Samuel Block (View Comment):

    Is there a real-life Rollo Tomassi? Wasn’t that the pseudonym of the villain from L.A. Confidential?

    He’s the author of The Rational Male.

    With a quick search I can’t find anything on Rollo Tomassi with a date on it, except his 2013 book.  Even the “About” on his website TheRationalMale.com has only what I take to be poetry.  The character Rolo Tomasi was from 1997, so it looks like the author Tomassi took that name from the movie as a nom de plume.

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  18. Brian Scarborough Coolidge
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    Authority without responsibility is tyranny.

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  19. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    Brian Scarborough (View Comment):

    Authority without responsibility is tyranny.

    Which describes much of America’s ruling institutions.

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