Sunday, September 24, 2017

Gore Vidal on "Muh Artificial Borders!"

At a 1999 lecture in Dublin, Gore Vidal said:
"A characteristic of our present chaos is the dramatic migration of tribes.
"They are on the move from east to west, from south to north.
"Liberal tradition requires that borders must always be open to those in search of safety or even the pursuit of happiness.
"But now with so many millions of people on the move, even the great-hearted are becoming edgy.
"Norway is large enough and empty enough to take in 40 to 50 million homeless Bengalis.
"If the Norwegians say that, all in all, they would rather not take them in, is this to be considered racism? I think not. It is simply self-preservation, the first law of species."


Blogger traumerei said...

That Gore Vidal sounds like an reactionary. Thankfully modern universities would ban racists like him from speaking.

9:51 AM  
Blogger Tony said...

Gore Vidal was always a quirky liberal with a paleo-libertarian streak. This quote was news to me, but you're right. Modern university would ban him for his "racism."

6:27 PM  

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