Given the outbreak of inappropriate use of Hitler and Nazi comparisons in the Guardian I thought it might by appropriate to quote George Orwell from a longer article in:
There’s an interesting article in the Guardian about the Mosuo minority nationality who live in the area of Lugu Lake
” An assault on an ideology is not merely different from a threat made to a person; it is the opposite of a threat made to a person. The whole end of liberal civilization is to substitute the criticism of ideas for assaults on people.” – Adam Gopnik
There is something wonderful in seeing a wrong-headed majority assailed by truth.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Welcome to The Real Untrusted
“The citadel of established practice seldom falls to the polite knock of a good idea. It may however yield to a long siege, a pre-emptive strike, a wooden horse or a cunning alliance.”
I’ve posted Photographs 30 – all of which have been displayed on the front page recently and are now all together for those who might have missed them first time round.
End of You Tell Us – 28 January 2015
“Today is the last ideas thread. From tomorrow, we won’t be running these threads any more. We still really want your ideas for articles, but we think the best way to do that will be to have a dedicated email address for people to send in suggestions. That is being set up asap. The editor of Cif, Kira Cochrane, will be running a talking shop tomorrow to explain more, but when this thread closes tomorrow there won’t be a new one. I know this will be upsetting for some, but please bear with us while we make some new changes to the site.”