Friday, January 06, 2006

The Friday Furo Questus

Questus Furore - Print the Legend
"This is the west, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend."

From The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence.

Jonah Goldberg has an interesting piece on that - legend. More specifically, liberal legend.

What prompted this was a Christmas Eve story on Sacco and Vanzetti, two men accused of and executed for murdering a pay guard in the 1920s. They were union organizers and radical Socialists, which has long endeared them to those on the left, who claimed they were framed, as did a well-known book by Upton Sinclair.

There's just one problem - they were guilty, and Sinclair knew it.

But the legend lives on. Just as those which sing of the virtues of Che, Castro, Lenin, and Mao... Apparently the bodies left in their path are too inconvenient to the story.

Recommended Reading
VDH - "A Letter To The Europeans."

Michael Ledeen - "The Great Counterintelligence Fiasco."

Jonah Goldberg - "Clay Feet."

Mark Steyn, "It's the Demography, Stupid." A look at Europe of the future - and it isn't pretty. As Europe's birthrate declines even as its welfare demands increase, something will have to give. Read it all, even though it's huge. Steyn's personal website is Steyn Online.

Patrolling the Front on strike, until someone besides Jamo and I posts.

Thought of the Week
"I know no class of my fellowmen, however just, enlightened, and humane, which can be wisely and safely trusted absolutely with the liberties of any other class."
Fredrick Douglass

Churchill Quote of the Week
"The worst difficulties from which we suffer do not come from without. The come from within. They do not come from the cottages of the wage-earners. They come from a peculiar type of brainy people always found in our country, who, if they add something to its culture, take much from its strength. Our difficulties come from the mood of unwarrantable self-abasement into which we have been cast by a powerful section of our own intellectuals. They come from the acceptance of defeatist doctrines by a large proportion of our politicians ... Nothing can save England if she will not save herself. If we lose faith in ourselves, in our capacity to guide and govern, if we lose our will to live, then indeed our story is told."
Sir Winston Churchill, April 24, 1933


At 3:25 PM, Blogger Charley Foster said...

Three words:
Mumia Abu Jamal.

Cop killer. Left wing saint.


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