I’ve always distinguished between righteous anger and anger over petty things. Righteous anger is good. It motivates positive action.
The New York Times has issues with Emerson.
The excessive love of individual liberty that debases our national politics? It found its original poet in Ralph Waldo. The plague of devices that keep us staring into the shallow puddle of our dopamine reactions, caressing our touch screens for another fix of our own importance? That’s right: it all started with Emerson’s “Self-Reliance.” Our fetish for the authentically homespun and the American affliction of ignoring volumes of evidence in favor of the flashes that meet the eye, the hunches that seize the gut? It’s Emerson again, skulking through Harvard Yard in his cravat and greasy undertaker’s waistcoat, while in his mind he’s trailing silken robes fit for Zoroaster and levitating on the grass.
The phrase “… excessive love of individual liberty …” tells you what you need to know about the leftist NYT.
Learn more about Ralph Waldo Emerson at Wikipedia.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States.
Learn more about the most prominent historian of the 20th century at Wikipedia.
Meeting with Adolf Hitler
While on a visit in Berlin in 1936 to address the Nazi Law Society, Toynbee was invited to have a private interview with Adolf Hitler, at Hitler’s request. Hitler emphasized his limited expansionist aim of building a greater German nation, and his desire for British understanding and cooperation. Toynbee believed that Hitler was sincere and endorsed Hitler’s message in a confidential memorandum for the British prime minister and foreign secretary.
Toynbee was troubled by the Russian Revolution, for he saw Russia as a non-Western society and the revolution as a threat to Western society. However, in 1952 he argued that the Soviet Union had been a victim of Western aggression. He portrayed the Cold War as a religious competition that pitted a Marxist materialist heresy against the West’s spiritual Christian heritage—a heritage that had already been foolishly rejected by a secularized West. A heated debate ensued; an editorial in the London Times promptly attacked Toynbee for treating communism as a “spiritual force.”
Microchip’s reply to Alexander Solzenhitsyn’s universal law takes into account that the white race is being softly genocided. Thus, our intolerance arises out of our intelligence, not our ignorance.
Haha. Micro’s Tweet won’t show up except for the text since his account has been suspended again for over the 100th time.
This is the Tweet he was responding to:
Another response to this Tweet is interesting too:
Our takeaway should be to think carefully about advice, even from someone as great a thinker as Solzenhitsyn.