Words and Last Words
Bill Quick

On Not Tiring | National Review Online

In a post back in February, I said this:

. . . I was talking to Mauricio Claver-Carone, the editor of the Capitol Hill Cubans site. Essentially, I thanked him for getting out of bed every morning to do battle with [] Castro apologists. I know how thankless this task can be. He quoted the slogan of Leopoldo López, the Venezuelan oppositionist who is now a guest in [chavista] prisons: “El que se cansa, pierde” — “He who tires, loses.” The Castros and the Chávezes and the Maduros and their apologists never tire — ever. Their opponents must not either, if they can possibly help it.

A deep bow to all those who, in right and necessary battles, tire not.

I’m going to save this for whenever I start to get tired of saying the same damned things over and over, and wonder what’s the use?

The use is to have the last word on the lying, heinous bastards.

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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Words and Last Words — 3 Comments

  1. George Orwell was a British socialist/communist in the late 1930’s. He awoke to the truth about the motivations of his party. He was deeply familiar with those motivations. He published his brilliant book 1984 in 1949.
    === ===
    [edited, a Party leader describes the future] There will be no loyalty, except loyalty towards the Party. There will be no love, except the love of Big Brother. When we are omnipotent there will be no need of science. There will be no distinction between beauty and ugliness. All competing pleasures will be destroyed.

    But always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face, forever.”
    === ===

    This seems to describe Islamist Sharia law and government, and of course the endpoint desired by current socialism.

    Orwell stated in an interview: “We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.”

  2. “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence… …Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
    ― Calvin Coolidge

    There’s a bit more to that, in the middle part, there, but that’s the crux of it. Ol’ “Silent Cal” was notorious for not speaking too frequently for “public consumption”, even when he was the Chief Executive (unlike our – unfortunately – current POTUS); however, he was persistent with his message, and tried never to give his opposition the “last word”.

    That works for me…

    Also, of course, that old made-up, sorta-pig-Latin: “Illegitimi non Carborundum!” – Don’t let the bastards grind ya down!