Quote of the Day


“In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better.

When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself.

One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control.” 

Theodore Dalrymple, quoted by Mark Steyn.

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One thought on “Quote of the Day

  1. Grace

    “… To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself.”

    This.

    SEE: Hillary Clinton supporters/voters; pro-abortionists; the Domestic Terrorist Brett “The Speedway Bomber” Kimberlin; and, without question… the Deranged Cyberstalker Bill Schmalfeldt, for starters.

    Albeit, I would argue with the “and in some SMALL way to become evil oneself” portion of that quote. Evil is evil. And, there is certainly nothing “small” about the evil nature of the aforementioned evil-doers/supporters.

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