Wednesday, November 03, 2010

In which EoR finds himself confused

Even if you disagree with my own view - that we should instead emphasise our common humanity - I suspect that public declarations of a racial “us” and “them” isn’t very effective in getting the them to help the us.
Andrew Bolt, October 25 2010

Fewer of us and more of them
Let’s breed ourselves out and hand the country to someone more deserving
Andrew Bolt, October 27 2010

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day. — 'Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood.' — Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1841

Of course, sometimes a foolish inconsistency is the consistency of the little mind.

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