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Quotes Suitable for Framing: Angelo M. Codevilla

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Who, a generation ago, could have guessed that careers and social standing could be ruined by stating the fact that the paramount influence on the earth’s climate is the sun, that its output of energy varies and with it the climate? Who, a decade ago, could have predicted that stating that marriage is the union of a man and a woman would be treated as a culpable sociopathy, or just yesterday that refusing to let certifiably biological men into women’s bathrooms would disqualify you from mainstream society? Or that saying that the lives of white people “matter” as much as those of blacks is evidence of racism? These strictures came about quite simply because some sectors of the ruling class felt like inflicting them on the rest of America. Insulting presumed inferiors proved to be even more important to the ruling class than the inflictions’ substance.

 Angelo M. Codevilla

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.

4 Comments

  1. We live in a very sad time. Of course, I have no idea if this is really real, but it’s being presented as such. https://youtu.be/SL8f5iWrzN0 (bad language alert).

    As I told my kids, regarding the recent clown videos, I’m sure that the bad guys are friends of the kid being chased and the kid taking the video, and it’s just a joke. That’s what I hope with the above video, but you just don’t know.

  2. @Missy,
    Very sad times indeed. I’d like a “Black Lives Matter” placard to be placed in front of an inner city abortion slaughter house.

  3. Recently, I saw this quote and copied it. I think it appropriate for our sad times. Lord Melbourne (1779-1848), “What all the wise men promised has not happened, and what all the damned fools said would happen has come to pass.”
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    What would we do without central planners? Probably quite a lot better.

  4. Good post. Thank you.
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    When I was discussing the lessons of history regarding Anglicanism with an Episcopalian liberal progressive Democrat (I have four times repeated myself by mentioning that title), I was told that Cranmer and Henry VIII and Sir Thomas More were irrelevant today. The man who told me that is a self-appointed nuclear guru and blogmeister. Dialogue with ignorant fools is like throwing pearls before swine.
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    I despise liberalism.

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