“More ethnically homogeneous nations are better able to build public goods, are more democratic, less corrupt, have higher productivity and less inequality, are more trusting and care more for the disadvantaged, develop social and economic capital faster, have lower crime rates, are more resistant to external shocks, and are better global citizens, for example by giving more foreign aid. Moreover, they are less prone to civil war, the greatest source of violent death in the twentieth century” – Dr Frank Salter.
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing” – Edmund Burke.
On how the appetite for democracy wanes in crisis: “In times of relative tranquility, we feel we can afford to be patient. We understand that policy questions are complicated and merit careful thought. We want our leaders to consult experts, gather as much information as possible, test assumptions,, and give us a chance to voice our opinions on the available options. We see long-term planning as necessary and deliberation as a virtue, but when we decide that action is urgently needed, our tolerance for delay disappears” – Madeline Albright.
The centrality of race to identity: “In one phrase – hostility to the negro as a citizen. The South cares for no other question. Everything gives way to it. They support or oppose men, advocate or denounce policies, flatter or murder, just as such action will help them as far as possible to recover their old power over the negro” – Reconstruction Era Governor Ames of Missisippi.
“Freedom, in other words, is more a capacity to act according to what is best within our given natures as men and women, rather than an autonomy to self-define” – Oz Conservative.
“When I am weaker than you, I ask you for freedom because that is according to your principles; when I am stronger than you, I take away your freedom because that is according to my principles” – Frank Hubert.
“You can’t fight two wars at once” – Donald Trump.
“It’s not about the economy, stupid” – Patrick J. Buchanan.
“Our challenge is less to find fault with our mighty forebears, than to be worthy of them” – Tony Abbott.
“I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born” – Ronald Reagan.
“Individual moslems may show splendid qualities; but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those that follow it” – Winston Churchill.
“A mistake libertarians make is to think that you can uphold the good of the individual whilst letting the communal setting of life fall apart. We are social creatures. We require a life together with others to live well and to fulfil who we are” – Oz Conservative.
“Well-balanced men, who are secure and confident in their masculinity are far less likely to harm women than men who are insecure of resentful” – Oz Conservative.
“Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society.” – Aristotle.
On feminism’s claim women are oppressed; yet can also achieve anything: “You can’t be protected and pretend to be strong.” – David Horowitz.
“If you assume that you live in a society that only exists as a collection of self-creating individuals with no distinct ties to each other, then what is there really at the larger level to defend?” – Oz Conservative.