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.
      Extraordinary Popular    
      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.
      Romancing Opiates,    
      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.
      The Subversive    
      Family   “Marriage and the family make other experiences, both pleasant and unpleasant, seem a little tame and bloodless.”
  1982, page 256