17 de maio de 2008

Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn - citações

Seguem algumas citações de Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn, autor, entre outras importantes obras, de Leftism, From de Sade and Marx to Hitler and Marcuse. Era considerado um verdadeiro "livro ambulante de conhecimentos", falava 8 idiomas e conseguia ler em 17 outros.
Economista, cientista político, historiador e teólogo, Kuehnelt-Leddihn foi um intelectual católico de primeira grandeza, tendo muito influenciado o movimento conservador norte-americano.
Dele nunca ouviremos falar em nossas universidades, dominadas como estão pelo marxismo cultural e pela completa e acabada mediocridade
"Right is right and Left is wrong."

"Man is rather stupid than wicked." Liberty or Equality, pg 189

"The three fundamentally leftist revolutions, those that spawned France's democracy, Russian's international socialism, and Germany's national socialism, formed and fashioned the history of the last two hundred years and established the 'Centuries of the G' — guillotines, gaols, gallows, gas chambers, and gulags." Leftism Revisited, pg xvii
"We share with the beasts a craving for sameness and a gregariousness which makes us desire the company of people of our own age, sex, race, creed, political conviction, class and taste. But it is exclusively human to have a thirst for diversity, i.e., to be happy in the company of those who are different from us in every respect, as well as to travel, to enjoy other foods, hear other tunes, see other plants, beasts, and landscapes. The delight in the variations of creation distinguishes man from beast as much as religion or reason." The Principles of The Portland Declaration
"America is built on a voluntaristic basis. To be an American is frequently not an accident but a matter of choice and free decision. It means conscious assimilation and amalgamation. The word Americanism is not without real significance." Liberty or Equality, pg 99
"It is the low drive for sameness and the hatred of otherness that characterizes all forms of leftism, which inevitably are totalitarian because, defying the divine diversity of the universe, these ideologies want to convert us by force to sameness -- sameness being the brother of equality. The leftist vision enjoins uniformity: the nation with one leader, one party, one race, one language, one class, one type of school, one law, one custom, one level of income, and so forth. Since nature provides diversity, this deadening sameness can be achieved only by brute force, by leveling, enforced assimilation, exile, genocide. All forms of totalitarianism, all leftist ideologies, reaching their culmination in the French, Russian, and German Revolutions, have gone that way -- with the aid of guillotine, gallows, gas chambers, and Gulag." The Principles of The Portland Declaration