The Case of Oliver Letwin: Brits Apologize on the Beaches, and on the Landing Grounds, and in the Fields…WHY?
By John Derbyshire
January 1, 2016, 10:51 p.m.
[Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, now available free of charge, exclusively on VDARE.com.]
“Ignorance is strength” said the Party slogan in Nineteen Eighty-Four. For sure, in the Western world of 2015, knowledge will get you into trouble. Whether or not ignorance is strength, in the Western world today, ignorance is definitely social acceptance. Do Americans of all people really not know—that nations with big racial minorities are arenas of discord, social friction, group rancor, and perpetual conflict? How did we get so stupid?
It’s not just us, of course. All the old Anglo-Saxon and northwest European countries have enstupidated themselves in the same way. Look at Germany. Look at Britain….
[The answer is, of course, that we’ve allowed our wills to be broken. Nietzsche notwithstanding, there certainly is a will to knowledge. Lose it, and you will become an imbecile, no matter what your IQ is.]
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