We are developing the social individualist meta-context for the future. From the very serious to the extremely frivolous... lets see what is on the mind of the Samizdata people.

Samizdata, derived from Samizdat /n. - a system of clandestine publication of banned literature in the USSR [Russ.,= self-publishing house]

Saying it like it is

11 comments to Saying it like it is

  • Flubber

    Seriously? You’re going to cite a WEF RINO?

    Dan Crenshaw is nothing more than a pirate Mitt Romney

  • andyinsdca

    I see my work here is done.

  • bobby b

    “Dan Crenshaw is nothing more than a pirate Mitt Romney”

    He is decidedly imperfect.

    I’ll take one of those perfect ones over there instead.

    Oh, wait . . .

  • Seriously? You’re going to cite a WEF RINO?

    We have sometimes cited Mao Tse-tung on this blog, so why would we not cite Dan Crenshaw? If someone says something true, it is worth noting, regardless of who they are and whether or not they are wrong about other things. Hell, yesterday I found myself in furious agreement with the ghastly Guy Verhofstadt when he was having one of his twice-a-day-stopped-clock moments, so we live strange times.

  • […] – Perry de Havilland […]

  • Johnathan Pearce

    Crenshaw is excellent, so well done for posting this link.

    Wisdom comes from all sorts of places for those without blinkers to see it. For instance, John Micklethwait (related to our own Brian) and Adrian Wooldridge make this excellent point in Bloomberg. Yes, Bloomberg, that evil globalist whatchamacallit outfit that presumably eats the babies of right-thinking folk for breakfast: https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2022-03-24/ukraine-war-has-russia-s-putin-xi-jinping-exposing-capitalism-s-great-illusion

    One of the great problems with modern liberalism for the past few decades has been its lack of a gripping narrative and a compelling cast of heroes and villains. Globalists have talked a bloodless language of “comparative advantage” and “non-tariff barriers,” while populists have talked about sneering elites and hidden conspiracies. Now Putin has inadvertently reversed all that. Freedom is the creed of heroes such as Zelenskiy; anti-liberalism is the creed of monsters who drop bombs on children.

    As I get older, the tribalism of far too many who think of themselves as being on the “right” is as jarring as much of the left. Being a classical liberal can be lonely, but I’ll take that over being a crowd. Crowds are overrated.

  • Crowds are overrated.

    Indeed they are. I’ve ploughed my own furrow for most of my life – out of step with pretty much everyone most of the time.

  • Y. Knott

    I’ve ploughed my own furrow for most of my life – out of step with pretty much everyone most of the time.

    – Yeah, me too – I call it “rugged individualism”, everybody else calls it “too-stupid-to-notice-what-is-going-on, poor fellow”. Sometimes you just can’t win… 😉

  • Johnathan Pearce

    I call it “rugged individualism”.


  • The Wobbly Guy

    For me, it’s never keeping my mouth shut when discretion is the better part of valor. I just couldn’t resist the temptation to be snide and point out the logical flaws and piss people off.

    Occasionally I get away with it. But only very occasionally.


  • Paul Marks

    Flubber – whatever the man may have done wrong on other matters, what he is saying in this video is correct (and well said).