Back in the thirties we were told we must collectivize the nation because the people were so poor. Now we are told we must collectivize the nation because the people are so rich.
William F. Buckley Jr. Quotes
Socialize the individual’s surplus and you socialize his spirit and creativeness; you cannot paint the Mona Lisa by assigning one dab of paint to a thousand painters.
World War is the second worst activity of mankind, the worst being acquiescence in slavery.
I mean to live my life an obedient man, but obedient to God, subservient to the wisdom of my ancestors; never to the authority of political truths arrived at yesterday at the voting booth.
How can the modern relativist exercise tolerance if he doesn’t believe in anything to begin with? It is not hard to exhibit toleration toward a point of view if you have no point of view of your own with which that point of view conflicts.
Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality, the costs become prohibitive.
The Beatles are not merely awful, I would consider it sacrilegious to say anything less than Godawful.