From the past

From the vantage point of sometime last century, Lothrop Stoddard describes some of today’s people:

“In all these social revolutionary phenomena there is nothing essentially novel. There is always the same violent revolt of the unadaptable, inferior, and degenerate elements against civilized society, in atavistic reaction to lower planes; the same hatred of superiors and fierce desire for absolute equality; finally, the same tendency of revolutionary leaders to become tyrants and to transform anarchy into barbarous despotism.”

Thomas Lothrop Stoddard

2 thoughts on “From the past

  1. I agree. I’ve read both of them in recent years and they were so accurate in what they foresaw. I suppose their books will ‘disappear’ eventually unless things turn around in the meantime. We can hope.

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