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Wednesday, February 5, 2003

Quote of the Day by EternalVigilance

1 posted on 02/04/2003 10:13:26 PM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
Good essay, but I don't have the time to finish it. It's interesting that Christopher Hitchens used the same quote from De Gaulle,—“Toute ma vie, je me suis fait une certaine idée de la France”— in his article on WSJ/Opinion Journal. It's a very amusing article if you haven't read it.
60 posted on 02/08/2003 7:05:24 PM PST by Eva
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To: Hank Kerchief; thinktwice
FYI
63 posted on 02/08/2003 9:35:13 PM PST by cornelis
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To: JohnHuang2
Once again thanks for this excellent essay. You always provide thought provoking material!
68 posted on 02/09/2003 6:21:45 AM PST by Pietro
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In the narrow street below my window the students were shouting and smashing. The plate-glass windows of the shops appeared to step back, shudder for a second, and then give up the ghost, as the reflections suddenly left them and they slid in jagged fragments to the ground. Cars rose into the air and landed on their sides, their juices flowing from unseen wounds. The air was filled with triumphant shouts, as one by one lamp-posts and bollards were uprooted and piled on the tarmac, to form a barricade against the next van-load of policemen.

What a beautifully crafted paragraph! The underlined sentence is an absolute masterpiece!

72 posted on 02/09/2003 8:22:53 AM PST by reg45
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Welcome to the World of Post European "Passive Nihilism", warned by and as predicted by F. Nietzsche which has spread throughout Western Cultures.

Export Nihilistic Liberalism as a Weapon of Mass Cultural Destruction.

Hollywood= WMCD

74 posted on 02/09/2003 2:36:52 PM PST by Helms
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To: IronJack
Ping.
80 posted on 02/09/2003 7:43:43 PM PST by diotima (****DO NOT TAUNT HAPPY FUN BALL****)
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To: JohnHuang2
To my rescue came Burke.

My conservatism was saved by the same chevalier.

83 posted on 02/10/2003 4:37:54 AM PST by IronJack
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Thank you for posting this.
96 posted on 02/10/2003 10:11:28 AM PST by headsonpikes
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Bookmarked Under My Profile

Thanks!

97 posted on 02/10/2003 10:22:41 AM PST by rightwingreligiousfanatic (Any similarity to other taglines, real or fictional, is purely coincidental....)
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To: JohnHuang2
muy excellento! great post...
124 posted on 02/11/2003 11:00:52 AM PST by chilepepper
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An interesting account of one man's personal odyssey to escape the fantasy world, that the Left has created for Western man over the past century. But what a dismal picture he paints of the British "intellectual" community today. No wonder they like Clinton. He reflects the fantasy perfectly.

The Chapter in my Conservative Debate Handbook, just published two days ago, The Persuasive Use Of Images, illustrates the method by which the Left has been undermining American values--and promoting racial antagonism, at the same time--by substituting fantasy images for the actual historic experiences of the American people. It is more and more obvious, that the way to counter the left, is to return to an understanding of the actual dynamics of genuine positive human progress--as opposed to change and destruction in pursuit of fantasy.

The writer in the essay, you have posted, found in Burke an understanding of the rational and actual continuum which is a healthy society. We need to apply the lesson of his lifetime to our approach to the youth. We need to cut to the chase, and demonstrate the obvious. There is too much wasted effort, trying to argue with the Left in terms of their own fantasies. That accomplishes nothing. The obvious reality is that people progress via a many generational quest; that developing a clear perception of the building process that one's ancestors embarked on, and why, is the foundation for anything worthwhile to follow.

William Flax Return Of The Gods Web Site

137 posted on 02/13/2003 4:08:26 PM PST by Ohioan
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Burke, is it? Not enough philosophic investigation has been done into the nature of the state. Hegel tried, which is more than most of them have done.


151 posted on 02/16/2007 1:49:12 PM PST by RightWhale (300 miles north of Big Wild Life)
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