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15 November 2015 @ 05:49 am
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As for the Republicans—how can one regard seriously a frightened, greedy, nostalgic huddle of tradesmen and lucky idlers who shut their eyes to history and science, steel their emotions against decent human sympathy, cling to sordid and provincial ideals exalting sheer acquisitiveness and condoning artificial hardship for the non-materially-shrewd, dwell smugly and sentimentally in a distorted dream-cosmos of outmoded phrases and principles and attitudes based on the bygone agricultural-handicraft world, and revel in (consciously or unconsciously) mendacious assumptions (such as the notion that real liberty is synonymous with the single detail of unrestricted economic license or that a rational planning of resource-distribution would contravene some vague and mystical ‘American heritage’…) utterly contrary to fact and without the slightest foundation in human experience? Intellectually, the Republican idea deserves the tolerance and respect one gives to the dead.
A quote from H.P. Lovecraft
 
 
 
Kalimac: puzzlekalimac on November 15th, 2015 12:10 pm (UTC)
Date?
El Coyote Gordo: coy3supergee on November 15th, 2015 12:42 pm (UTC)
1936 and still true (Link)
Kalimackalimac on November 15th, 2015 01:07 pm (UTC)
Aha! I thought so.

This is one of a number of signs that, towards the end of his life, Lovecraft was beginning to rethink a lot of the conservative assumptions that had been the driving force of the political side of his thought.

He didn't get around to racial ones, but perhaps if he'd lived another 20 years, which he could easily have done, we'd see a very different Lovecraft than the one currently being removed from the WFA.
browngirl on November 15th, 2015 05:24 pm (UTC)
I was just about to make a similar comment, so I'll just concur.
Elenbarathi: Puzzleelenbarathi on November 16th, 2015 12:15 am (UTC)
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.

"Aren't you tired of voting for the lesser evil?"