Saturday, April 03, 2004

Phrase of the Day

This excerpt from William F. Buckely's Febuarary 29th column gives us a look into what conservatives are really thinking:
"As things have now gone, the action of one court in one state (Massachusetts) has swamped political discussion. It had been dreamily suggested by equal rightists"
Not only is Buckley a fearless innovator of the english language, but he's also a courageous conservative who is willing to oppose "equal rights" outright. Then again, William F. Buckley has never been a huge fan of equality....

"You will laugh, but it is true that a Mexican-American from El Paso High with identical scores on the achievement tests, and identically ardent recommendations from the headmaster, has a better chance of being admitted to Yale than Jonathan Edwards the Sixteenth from Saint Paul's School."-WFB Jr., 1968.

?The central question that emerges . . . is whether the White community in the South is entitled to take such measures as are necessary to prevail, politically and culturally, in areas in which it does not prevail numerically? The sobering answer is Yes?the White community is so entitled because, for the time being, it is the advanced race. It is not easy, and it is unpleasant, to adduce statistics evidencing the cultural superiority of White over Negro: but it is a fact that obtrudes, one that cannot be hidden by ever-so-busy egalitarians and anthropologists.?-WFB, 1957

Apparently William F. Buckley never got the memo that conservatives are on the side of true quality and the republicans are the real party of civil rights.


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