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Samizdata quote of the day

“When you stop judging men by the content of their character, eventually you’ll run out of men of good character.”

Stephen Green, known to some as “Vodkapundit”, writing about more identity politics insanity over at Instapundit. Here is a link to the original article.

8 comments to Samizdata quote of the day

  • An astute observation. I increasingly like Stephen Green.

  • Laird

    Bad link to the “original article”. Can you fix it?

  • Julie near Chicago

    Laird, I think the quote is just Vodkapundit’s reaction to an article which is not by him. It’s on the front page of instapundit.com, and goes like this:

    * * *

    SOCIAL JUSTICE: State Champion Football Coach May Be Fired for Being White. [This is the headline; it’s the article’s title, with embedded link.]

    Mr. Green’s posting, in full:

    When you stop judging men by the content of their character, eventually you’ll run out of men of good character.

    53 [comments to Vodkapundit’s summary so far]

    Posted at 4:52 pm by Stephen Green

  • Laird

    Thanks, Julie, although the link doesn’t go to that article. Here it is. (Frankly, it wasn’t worth the effort to find it! 😀 )

  • Paul Marks

    The quotation is sound.

  • Julie near Chicago

    Yes it is, Sir Arnold, and I agree.


    Laird: Yes, you’re right as to where it leads, and also about the worthwhileness of the journey. ;>)

  • Thailover

    It’s been my contention that people who dislike others “judging people” not only do not care to be judged themselves, but also don’t care to be identified for what they are, or are not.

  • Thailover

    You don’t need judgment, rely on theirs. You know, the ones that tell you what to think.

    Judging is bad, it’s mean spirited, and requires you to think. Thinking requires standards. Standard are mean spirited. Everyone is equal. (Equal by what standard? How should I know? That requires thinking, which is frowned upon).

    You should accept their views on diversity. You must conform to their views on diversity, no exceptions allowed. Diversity is important because we’re all identical under the skin and genitals. Gender is a lie, because we’re told that gender is a lie, 100% a social construct. The science is settled. Gender is bad because we need to be identical, equal. You know…diverse. Stop thinking and become a moral person.

    Thinking leads to judging, judging leads to dicriminating between things…and discrimination is bad.