Plum purple Art Deco Corona Silent typewriter, ca.1935!
Plum purple Art Deco Corona Silent typewriter, ca.1935!
So, in a way, Bill is a sort of shock therapy for many people. He used to go in the ’50s and until the ’80s or ’90s to these salons in West London. I attended a few of them. Run by prominent art dealers and critics and BBC executives and other people. And people would say, “Isn’t the Rwandan genocide terrible?” And Bill would say, “No. I think there’s too many of them anyway.” And people would be horrified. Well, it’s partly a test, of course. He’s doing it because his view is that the liberal Left mind and Zeitgeist is based on an easy and bland sympathy, which is universal, that loves all. But for the concrete individual in front of them they don’t give a damn, and they’ll step over you just like that. What he’s doing is he’s facing them with some of the psychological architecture of their own undignified position.
But at the same time he is pushing the idea that all this freedom you’re talking about, let’s unpack this freedom. Let’s be Socratic. What is freedom? How far are you prepared to go in order to exclude the possibility of it? What is really a liberal statement where you say, “I will literally die for your right to say anything” while you’re holding your hand over the other chap’s mouth!? Why not push it a bit further and a bit further?
And people will say, “Well, that’s not a very humanist attitude, Mr. Hopkins!” And he’d say, “Well, I’m not a humanist.” And they say, “You’re not a humanist!?” And he says, “No. I don’t believe human life is worthwhile just as an entity, like a slug! And I don’t believe that any life is outside of hierarchy of race, of gender, of civilization, of intellect, of beauty, of spiritual preponderance! Everything is hierarchical.”
He would make a liberal statement, occasionally. He once said, “But then again, even within the superior race, the difference between the higher man and the lower. It’s the difference almost between a near God and a worm!” That’s his concession to liberal, multi-ethnic feeling.
Indeed, men are absolutely indispensable right now, invisible as it is to most feminists, who seem blind to the infrastructure that makes their own work lives possible. It is overwhelmingly men who do the dirty, dangerous work of building roads, pouring concrete, laying bricks, tarring roofs, hanging electric wires, excavating natural gas and sewage lines, cutting and clearing trees, and bulldozing the landscape for housing developments. It is men who heft and weld the giant steel beams that frame our office buildings, and it is men who do the hair-raising work of insetting and sealing the finely tempered plate-glass windows of skyscrapers 50 stories tall.
Every day along the Delaware River in Philadelphia, one can watch the passage of vast oil tankers and towering cargo ships arriving from all over the world. These stately colossi are loaded, steered and off-loaded by men. The modern economy, with its vast production and distribution network, is a male epic, in which women have found a productive role — but women were not its author. Surely, modern women are strong enough now to give credit where credit is due!
Ethnic and religious diversity is tolerated, even celebrated, but only as a kind of tourist attraction. Civil life is swallowed up by the market; buying and selling become the only activities we have in common.
I think many of an egalitarian / “liberal” stripe actually have a problem with the idea of something being factually true. To say that a thing is true — or untrue — implies the existence of an external reality unaffected by our wishes, dreams, or “ideals” — and facing such a fact is unacceptable, extremely painful, or simply impossible for those with a certain type of mentality.
Strangely, though, many of these same people have no problem with the idea of something being doctrinally “true” according to the strange ideology they embrace, and they delight in persecuting those who deviate from orthodox “liberal” dogma.
I’m not sure about this. Most leftists that I know believe in objective reality, they just haven’t been exposed to “hatefacts” or if they have, they haven’t consciously incorporated them into their worldview.
You also have to remember that belief is primarily emotional and social, including core beliefs that people take seriously and even die for. This is especially true for the kinds of beliefs people say they have vs. beliefs they have to act on; that’s why a true believer can pay an extra $100,000 to buy a house in a good school district, and then tell his similarly well-heeled, white and affluent friends how important he thinks it is to expose your children to “diversity.” Overt racism is for poor people, so he subconsciously finds a compromise between his instinct to protect his kids and his desire to maintain his social status.
We cannot ask ourselves whether ‘woman’ is superior or inferior to ‘man’ any more than we can ask ourselves whether water is superior or inferior to fire … There can be no doubt that a woman who is perfectly woman is superior to a man who is imperfectly man, just as a farmer who is faithful to his land and performs his work perfectly is superior to a king who cannot do his own work.
This blog is about the many innovations, inventions, creations and discoveries made by white people throughout history.
This isn't about hate, violence or racial supremacy. I love my people and I hope you love yours.
That said, if you say moronic things that can be proved wrong in 3 minutes on bing, don't expect to be handled with kid gloves.
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