Quote Of The Day — October 1, 2013

Today there is a great ideological struggle going on in the world. One side upholds what it calls the materialistic dialectic. Denying the existence of spiritual values, it maintains that man responds only to materialistic influences and consequently he is nothing. He is an educated animal and is useful only as he serves the ambitions — desires — of a ruling clique; though they try to make this finer-sounding than that, because they say their dictatorship is that of the proletariat, meaning that they rule in the people’s name — for the people. Now, on our side, we recognize right away that man is not merely an animal, that his life and his ambitions have at the bottom a foundation of spiritual values.”

President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Remarks at 11th Annual Washington Conference of the Advertising Council, 3/22/55

~ ~ Grouchy ~ ~

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6 Responses to Quote Of The Day — October 1, 2013

  1. Clyde says:

    Ike nails the left again. Good one, GF.

  2. Buck says:

    Dialectic Materialism. A strongpoint of the uber left.

  3. Mrs AL says:

    Excellent choice, Grouchy. And timely to boot. The animals are running the farm. Where the heck are the humanoids?

    • They’ll be along, shortly, Mrs AL,,, I do really believe. The carnage as a result of the ensuing conflagration will be horrendous to behold. AS will be the collateral damage.