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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Quote of the Day

Theodore Dalrymple

“Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is in some small way to become evil oneself. One's standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.” - Theodore Dalrymple

Theodore Dalrymple is either an evil reactionary extremist or a font of wisdom, depending on whether you are a jackass or a person with a brain.

The picture comes from The Skeptical Doctor which has a brief summary of his curious life.

Via a comment by Arthur

1 comment:

xoxoxoBruce said...

The key is "obvious lies", who determines which statements are obvious lies and how.
Because it doesn't agree with what you believe doesn't make it a lie, at worst a difference of opinion.