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We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism by John Derbyshire
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“The more depressed and maladjusted you are, the more likely it is that you are seeing things right, with minimal bias”
John Derbyshire , We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism
“Ninety percent of paid work is time-wasting crap. The world gets by on the other ten.”
John Derbyshire, We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism
“The ordinary modes of human thinking are magical, religious, social, and personal. We want our wishes to come true; we want the universe to care about us; we want the approval of those around us; we want to get even with that s.o.b. who insulted us at the last tribal council. For most people, wanting to know the cold truth about the world is way, way down the list.”
John Derbyshire, We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism
“The problem is hedonism. The problem is the preening vanity and selfishness of 'coming out,' of parading private inclinations, of a kind that repel normal people, as if those inclinations were, all by themselves, marks of authenticity and virtue, of suffering and oppression.”
John Derbyshire, We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism
“Our political system is now run by the Big People for their own interests. If they ever deign to notice the Little People, it is with disdain and contempt.”
John Derbyshire, We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism
“Western culture is in its twilight; there is a dark age ahead; and while college-humanities fads and 'secular-progressive values' have certainly done much damage, they are symptoms, not causes—fragments of junk sucked into a vacuum. The fundamental reason why so much of our culture is shit—either literally, like Signor Manzoni's masterwork, or figuratively—is exhaustion, cultural exhaustion.”
John Derbyshire, We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism