Tag: barbarians

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Quote of the Day: Barbarians

 

“Every society rests on a barbarian base. The people who don’t understand civilization, and wouldn’t like it if they did. The hitchhikers. The people who create nothing, and who don’t appreciate what others have created for them, and who think civilization is something that just exists and that all they need to do is enjoy what they can understand of it—luxuries, a high living standard, and easy work for high pay. Responsibilities? Phooey! What do they have a government for?

“And now, the hitchhikers think they know more about the car than the people who designed it, so they’re going to grab the controls.

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Quote of the Day: Education and Barbarism

 

“Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late.” – Thomas Sowell

I have to admit, there are times I wonder if it is now too late. The Weather Underground tried to break the United States through violent means in the 1960s and 1970s. They failed miserably. But they chose to infiltrate the education system and seem to have raised a bumper crop of little barbarians. We are going through our own Cultural Revolution led by spoiled children in adult bodies.

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This short work of the Greek poet C.P. Cavafy reminds me of my fellow Ricochetti: standing firm against the barbarians yet expecting them to break through. Honor to those who in the life they leaddefine and guard a Thermopylae.Never betraying what is right,consistent and just in all they dobut showing pity also, and compassion;generous when […]

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