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Samizdata quote of the day

Getting a lecture on morality from a politician is like getting a lecture on chastity from a whore
– Perry de Havilland

10 comments to Samizdata quote of the day

  • Or getting a lecture on civiil discourse from George Galloway.

  • permanent expat

    Having experienced neither I find it difficult to comment but it seems to fall into the ‘fighting for peace’, ‘fucking for chastity’ group of oxymorons…a word in which the last two syllables are peculiarly political.

  • Sounds about right.



  • guy herbert

    Except a whore won’t lecture you on chastity unless you ask her to. Politicians can’t stop trying to make you moral.

  • permanent expat

    How do you know that, Guy?

  • permanent expat

    Many years ago in a place I wish I had never visited, an Antipodean lady astonishingly said: “What’s a nice guy like you doing in a place like this?” Strangely, I think she meant it (I was only sightseeing at the time…..believe me!)

  • John K

    True enough, at least with a prostitute you’re getting an honest commercial transaction.

  • Anna

    John, I rather took the essence of the quote as just as the politician’s lecture is about why you should be moral (while he robs you), said lecture is as credible as one extoling the merits of chastity by a whore while she fuck you.

  • RAB

    Guy, I think that should be
    “A whore won’t lecture you on chastity
    unless you PAY her to”
    Ask Germaine Greer.
    Oops bit snide for a sunday!

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    This is a new, worthy, and important effort to make the Libertarian Party in the United States more viable and more appealing to mainstream Americans. I would be very pleased and would appreciate it greatly if Samizdata would spread the word about this.
    Without a doubt, the Libertarian Party needs to jumpstart the cause of liberty by abandoning its impossible absolutist stances on myriad issues.
    The sooner the better.