Quotes and Thoughts – tab 01
O’Sullivan’s First Law: All organizations that are not actually right-wing will over time become left wing.
– John O’Sullivan, 1942-
Michel’s Iron Law of Oligarchy: In any organization the permanent officials will gradually obtain such influence
that its day-to-day program will increasingly reflect their interests rather than its own stated philosophy.
– Robert Michels, 1876-1936
Quotes from four conservative writers are shown below.
|Charles Mackay|| Mackay was a Scottish poet, journalist, author, and songwriter – added on February 18, 2017.|
|Delusions and the||“Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover|
|Madness of Crowds||their senses slowly, and one by one.”|
|Theodore Dalrymple||Dr. Dalrymple is a prison doctor and psychiatrist in a large general hospital in a British slum – added on February 16, 2017.|
|Pharmacology Lies and the||“… there is nothing more destructive of the human psyche than to be forced to doubt the veracity of|
|Addiction Bureaucracy||what one’s own elementary observations demonstrate, simply because they conflict with a prevailing|
|2006, page 7||and unassailable orthodxy.”|
|Mark Steyn||Steyn is a well known Canadian conservative commentator – added on February 14, 2017.|
|Alone||“Big government makes everything else small, and rolling it back will be difficult. But a few core principles are useful guides:|
|2011, pages 333 to 341||De-Centralize…, De-Governmentalize…, De-Regulate…, De-Monopolize…, De-Credentialize…, Dis-Entitle…, De-Normalize…”|
|Ferdinand Mount||Mount is a little known academic but conservative writer – added on Monday, February 13, 2017, Family Day in British Columbia.|
|Family||“Marriage and the family make other experiences, both pleasant and unpleasant, seem a little tame and bloodless.”|
|1982, page 256|