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.
The obscurest epoch is today.
America Pays for Everything: A Brief History of the 20th Century
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.
Fascism has often been popular. Communism has never been popular.
The obscure artist awaits the verdict of posterity, unable to compete with the living, expecting to compete with the dead.
The 20th century, among its various disgraces, managed to give both “science” and “rationality” a bad name.
History repeats itself, as farce that is increasingly less funny.
Greatest Evils of Communism
1. Millions dead
2. Widespread use of the term “bougie”
About a century ago “poet” became a polite term for half-wit, and then it was “artist”, and it will be “scientist” sooner than you think.
First we were killed by nature, then by rulers, and finally we resorted to killing ourselves.