Remembering – Everything

Remembering

The obscurest epoch is today.
—Stevenson

Sep 212021
 

No political ideology, according to its advocates, has ever really been tried.

Sep 102021
 

To choose a side of history is to excuse implicitly the atrocities committed in its name.

Jun 012021
 

Atrocity, A Natural History

1. It didn’t happen.
2. It was much smaller than you think.
3. It was entirely justified.
4. What we need is more such atrocities.

May 102021
 

In less than two centuries communism has established itself as the apex predator on civilization, a killing machine: one admires it as one admires a hardy but lethal virus, or the great white shark.

May 072021
 

At the beginning of civilization we hate and fear the alien; at its height we study and attempt to understand him; and in its dotage we accept and support him, and at the end prefer him to our own.

Mar 262021
 

The keyboard warrior is sure that, in 1930s Germany, he would have fought for the resistance and not the Party, as the believer in reincarnation is sure that, in a past life in ancient Rome, she was the emperor’s favorite concubine.