A Glass Half-Full of Delusion

Our parents’ generation, inferior to that of our grandparents, brought forth ourselves who are more worthless still and are destined to have children yet more corrupt
— Horace, 65 – 8 BC

Clearly Horace was pessimistic about progress. So was Malcolm Muggeridge, who Paul Phillips in Contesting the Moral High Ground quotes from an address to a Catholic assembly. Muggeridge, he wrote, went on, rightly or wrongly, to assume that “no notion of such a ridiculous thing as progress has ever been put in your heads. If it has, dismiss it at once. There are various things that human beings can do; but there is one thing they can’t do, and that is progress.”

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  • We are the Romans who have seen the gates torn down and the barbarians run rampant.

    There are no excuses for us because we knew that it would happen.

    This:

    https://ca.news.yahoo.com/liberals-relaunch-family-reunification-lottery-100000505.html

    • Someone tweeted me in response to a post that we are nearing “Peak Wiemar”, I had to laugh, he’s right.

  • Maurice Miner

    Look, the simple fact is that some folks will see a glass “half full”, and other folk will see a glass “half empty”.

    No way around this conundrum.

    However, there is a third option, often expressed by Engineers: “The glass is the wrong fucking size!”

    How true.

  • Shebel

    I guess we have not changed very much.
    Except for the FACT that Victimhood—
    Is to die for.

  • Shebel

    Soooo—- Whom has the most HATE crimes ?

  • simus1

    Progress, prosperity, stable instability, are fragile things, a rare happenstance.
    When the cycle eventually reaches the mass looting of other peoples money
    by so called vote whoring “democrats”, the place is running on fumes.

  • Shebel

    The mentality of the fucking voters AMAZE me—
    As they have the Nerve to crucify
    An Individual will the BALLS —
    To go it alone.

  • Shebel

    The only thing I like about about FAGS —
    Is that I can’t tell if they are trans -gendered

  • Shebel

    The only thing I like about the Trans gendered—-
    Is NOTHING.

  • Shebel

    So—- You are wondering about your sexual gender–
    Come over here–
    I will show you.
    Whimper whimper Whine.
    https://youtu.be/GpZ-2HDJzFw

  • Shebel

    I would rather associate with a Hells Angel than one of you pussified Social Justice Suckies.

  • Shebel

    There comes a day—
    When those that you call Criminals-
    Will have their SAY !
    They will line up ALL – their
    Associates–
    Then you fuckers will begin to–
    PRAY.

  • xavier

    Hey that”s a cool quote where exactly from Horace did it come from?
    I’d love to get the original Latin quote.

    • Shebel

      It is Greek.

      • xavier

        Horace wrote in Greek?
        xavier

        • Shebel

          Only when he was seeking seclusion.

          • xavier

            Thanks!