19 December 2014

Silence of Contempt

Note the impressive Tweed jacket
"Never waste time criticizing traitors, cowards, self-interested bellwethers; nor, of course, should you forgive them; just ignore them and press on. The silence of contempt."

— Dominique Venner (1935-2013)


Jacobite said...

I much prefer that elegant herringbone in your Tweed on Tweed post.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure he chose the right timing for his last action.

At the time, there was a huge debate over gay marriage in France. A lot of people tried to qualify his act as a protest against gay marriage, either because they never read a single word of his works, either because they didn’t even read his last letter and some were just ill intended, of course.

His action was not about any gay rights issue, it was a far deeper gesture of contempt and rebellion towards modern world.



Anonymous said...

I kinda disagree with him... if you feel wronged you have to speak up... silence in the face of what you think is unfair is also a type of permission.... it's a dangerous world we live in...