Tag: June 2022 Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day: Masters and Peasants

 

“Take your pick of the many self-induced Biden disasters, among them hyperinflation, unaffordable gasoline, out-of-control crime, and foreign-policy humiliations. But one reason why voters are furious is rarely expressed. Americans feel that ordinary citizens like themselves who follow the rules are treated more harshly by their own government than are both non-citizens and our own progressive elites. And they are right, and they are angry, and we will hear from them very soon.”
–Victor Davis Hanson

As a rule, disastrous decisions or no decisions at all by the federal government are rarely published by the mainstream media. But they don’t realize that the public has pocketbooks, and can see with little difficulty what is happening in the world. There’s still fighting in Ukraine. We are increasingly victims of crimes or know someone who is. We fill up our gas tanks as we watch the price continue to rise. We cringe every time we shop for groceries. We hear Biden blaming everyone but himself for these outcomes: Vladimir Putin, the gas companies, the Republicans. Even we, the citizens, are to blame for our lack of understanding of and lack of patience for the intricacies of inflation and the economy.

But I think Dr. Hanson is right. There is no sign of awakening on the part of the Biden administration; it expects us to muddle through, tolerate the “inconveniences,” and trust that life will improve on the other side of these devastating policies. We are supposed to ignore the fact that our elites are doing just fine, going to their fine restaurants, driving their electric vehicles, and pontificating on the current state of affairs. We are supposed to tap into our compassion for the hordes of people crossing our borders without care, concern, or permission.

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Because an increase in productivity is the same thing as a decline in unit costs of production, a productivity‐​driven decline in the prices of finished goods and services needn’t involve any decline in producers’ earnings, profits, or payrolls. Lower costs are matched by correspondingly lower consumer prices, not by lower wages or incomes. Such productivity‐​driven deflation is actually good […]

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Quote of the Day: God and Communism

 

“One thing I knew: I was no longer a Communist. I had broken involuntarily with Communism at the moment when I first said to myself: ‘It is just as evil to kill the Tsar and his family and throw their bodies down a mine shaft as it is to starve two million peasants or slave laborers to death. More bodies are involved in one case than the other. But one is just as evil as the other, not more evil, not less evil.’

“I do not know at just what point I said this. I did not even know that with that thought I had rejected the right of the mind to justify evil in the name of history, reason or progress, because I had asserted that there is something greater than the mind, history or progress. I did not know that this Something is God.”

Whittaker Chambers

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It’s a source of considerable pride to me that–when I finally got around, very belatedly, to my commitment to post a quote-of-the-day from last week, I correctly spelled the poet’s name, and came up with the reference on the first try. Wisława Szymborska, who was born in 1923, was a Pole, a reformed socialist, and […]

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We have no Spring-time here . . . but we have JUNE!Flame-flowered, yellow-petaled June.Challenging our eyes with scarlet bold,Luring our fancy with a wealth of pirate gold,When all the land’s atune. When far and nearThe poincianas blaze with living firesAnd every little roadside shrub aspiresTo gaudiness. When golden shower treesSpend in mad orgy with the […]

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