Saturday, January 22, 2005

Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths...

There are many nitwits and half-wits these days, to wit, most are twits. There are few one-and-half wits.

"As long as there is a women’s rights movement, men should at least regard themselves as duty-bound to discontinue chivalry. Nowadays one can’t even take a chance and offer a woman a seat on the streetcar, for one can never be sure that one won’t be insulting her and abridging her right to an equal share of the inconveniences of life.

On the other hand, one ought to get into the habit of being chivalrous and accommodating toward the feminists in every way."
(Karl Kraus, Half-Truths and
One-and-a-Half-Truths :104)

"'Women's rights are men's duties."

"When someone has behaved like an animal, he says: 'I'm only human!' But when he is treated like an animal he says: 'I'm human too!'"

"The bigger the bull, the bigger the bull market."

"The development of technology will leave only one problem: the infirmity of human nature."

The problem left on the Left are the nitwits who deny the spirit of the writ. They are human, all too human, almost just humus. They are those who know not the spirit of the writ, until the verse that brings their hearse.

"To be human is erroneous."

"The superman is a premature ideal, one that presupposes man."

"Lord, forgive them, for they know not what they do!"

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