Tag: 2022 August Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day: How America Differs From Other Countries


My wife recently read Proof of Life: Twenty Days on the Hunt for a Missing Person in the Middle East, by Daniel Levin. Here’s a quote from a man known as the Sheikh:

You see, my friend, most societies and countries are like ours here [in Lebanon]. They are dysfunctional because they are tribal at their core. But America is different. The reason America is exceptional has nothing to do with its power. No, my friend, the reason for America’s exceptionalism is that it is not tribal. It is a melting pot of many cultures, many ethnicities and religions. And if this American experiment succeeds, then all of us who thrive in tribal conflict in this part of the world, all of us who cannot get out of our way, all of us who cannot evolve, then all of us are lost. That is why I am rooting for America to fail. And that, my friend, is hatred.

Quote of the Day: Corporate Smoke Screens Disguise the Left


“The fundamental problem with wokeness isn’t just that it offers the wrong answer to the question of who we are. The deeper problem is that it forecloses the possibility of shared solidarity as Americans. If we see each other as nothing more than the color of our skin, our gender, our sexual orientation, or the number of digits in our bank accounts, then it becomes impossibly difficult to find commonality with those who don’t share those characteristics. Yet if we define ourselves on a plurality of attributes, then we find our path to true solidarity as a people.”

― Vivek Ramaswamy, Woke, Inc.: Inside Corporate America’s Social Justice Scam

If we were honest with ourselves, most of us would acknowledge that we want to be seen as someone “unique.” But the Woke Left thinks that those attributes come from superficial factors, not from who we are and what we offer to the world. I could tell you that I’m a white woman, a writer, a Jew, a wife, a teacher, and they will give you a glimmer of an idea of what I’m made of and who I am. But in fact, I am much more than any of those characteristics.

Quote of the Day: Calling Out Fellow Republicans


Gov. Ron DeSantis calls out his own party–

‘If they get majorities in the Congress, I’m sick of them talking,’ he said during the ‘Victory Dinner’ event as dessert was being served. ‘I’m sick of them telling us what they’re going to do. I’m sick of them going on cable and doing this, and prattling. In Florida we don’t just talk, we do,’ he added.

When you contemplate the changes that might actually happen in Congress after the November elections, do you think anything will be different? I think Gov. DeSantis is in the ideal position to lecture Republicans in Congress on actually doing something. He’s repeatedly demonstrated taking action: defying the federal government to assist Floridians regarding the pandemic, protecting our children from early gender training, to the corruption of our school curricula; preventing banks from discriminating against customers who might not fit their criteria for “woke” corporations. He doesn’t just speak out; he initiates legislation and takes the continual onslaught of criticism.

Quote of the Day: Maria Mitchell on the Great Danger of Student Life


“There is this great danger in student life. Now, we rest all upon what Socrates said, or what Copernicus taught; how can we dispute authority which has come down to us, all established, for ages? We must at least question it; we cannot accept anything as granted, beyond the first mathematical formulae. Question everything else.” — Maria Mitchell

Maria (pronounced in the proper English way after the Great Vowel Shift with a long-I sound, not the foreign European way we generally do now) Mitchell was an astronomer and astronomy professor in the middle to late Nineteenth Century. Back in her day, the students were at least learning Socrates and Copernicus and Aristotle. (How many teeth do women have, Aristotle? Have you tried asking a few to open their mouths to let you count?) Now, the students learn nonsense and pay coming and going for the pleasure, but how many of their professors would suggest they question what they are being taught?