Tuesday in Mooseville – Primary Sources The Game: Who Said It? 12/11/18

You may notice these next few weeks…I’m in holiday mode.
I’m leaving Friday morning for our long holiday weekend with The Kiddo and SIL, and that’s where my head is at (and has been for at least a week). So instead of doing a deep dive into some obscure historical figure or event, I thought I’d stick with history…but let the community do the work! I’ll provide the quotes, and you provide the answer (not to worry, I’m making this multiple choice). I have included the hyperlinks to the source of the quote, labeled “Answer found here”, so you can check your answer or, if you’re in a less playful mood, skip the guessing and go straight for the answer. Have fun, and may your curiosity be piqued!

Quote 1.

All this was inspired by the principle – which is quite true in itself – that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying. Answer found here

a. Joseph Goebbels
b. Steve Bannon
c. Adolf Hitler
d. Stephen Miller

Quote 2.

The government should spend less money on people with AIDS because they got sick as a result of deliberate, disgusting, revolting conduct. Answer found here

a. Ronald Reagan
b. Jesse Helms
c. Dan Quayle
d. Billy Graham

Quote 3.

What security have you for your own safety if every man of vile temper, of low instincts, of base purpose, can find in his own heart a higher law than that which is the rule of society, the Constitution, and the Bible? These higher-law preachers should be tarred and feathered, and whipped by those they have thus instigated. This, my friends, is what was called in good old revolutionary times, Lynch Law. It is sometimes the very best law, because it deals summary justice upon those who would otherwise escape from all other kinds of punishment. Answer found here

a. Jefferson Davis
b. Robert E. Lee
c. John C. Calhoun
d. Henry Clay

Quote 4.

I love being white and I think it’s something to be very proud of…I don’t want our culture diluted. We need to close the borders now and let everyone assimilate to a Western, white, English-speaking way of life. Answer found here

a. Richard Spencer
b. Gavin McInnes
c. Rep. Steve King
d. Donald Trump

Quote 5.

History has no record of Negro rule. The situation is grave, and calls for wisdom and all manner of statesmanship. If we had our say, the Negro could never vote. I believe that God made the white man out of better clay than that which the Negro was made from… We don’t need another race to help us at this time. In some of the states, the Negro holds the vote of control… In Chicago, the Republicans needed the Negro vote to elect their whole ticket, so a nigger was nominated for judge and elected. Answer found here

a. Strom Thurmond
b. Nathan Bedford Forrest
c. George Wallace
d. Benjamin Tillman

Quote 6.

International financiers are behind all war. They are what is called the international Jew: German-Jews, French-Jews, English-Jews, American-Jews … the Jew is the threat. Answer found here

a. Heinrich Himmler
b. Henry Ford
c. Charles Lindbergh
d. David Duke

Quote 7.

What constitutes the bulwark of our own liberty and independence? It is not our frowning battlements, our bristling sea coasts, our army and our navy. These are not our reliance against tyranny. All of those may be turned against us without making us weaker for the struggle. Our reliance is in the love of liberty which God has planted in us. Our defense is in the spirit which prizes liberty as the heritage of all men, in all lands everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism at your own doors. Familiarize yourselves with the chains of bondage and you prepare your own limbs to wear them. Accustomed to trample on the rights of others, you have lost the genius of your own independence and become the fit subjects of the first cunning tyrant who rises among you. Answer found here

a. Franklin Roosevelt
b. John Kennedy
c. Woodrow Wilson
d. Abraham Lincoln

Quote 8.

INTERVIEWER: Okay. Which designers do you prefer?
???: What designers of clothes?
???: Would you ever ask a man that question? [Laughter, applause]

INTERVIEWER: Probably not. Probably not. [Applause] Answer found here

a. Hillary Clinton
b. Beyoncé
c. Michelle Obama
d. Serena Williams
e. Not a fair question; it may be a quote, but it has probably occurred with all of the above.

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  1. Good morning and thanks DoReMI. I am embarrassed to say that I could not get any of the answers right by guessing. You did well!

    (does this mean you have a future career as the host of history-focused Jeopardy? 😁)

    • Mostly it just means I didn’t want to do a ton of research for this week’s post. 😁 And don’t be embarrassed; the only ones I knew in advance were #1 and #6; I specifically looked for them. The rest would have been head-scratchers for me too.

  2. {{{DoReMI}}} – I got about half of them right – but actually other than #45 who couldn’t put that coherent a statement together each of your proposed answers could have been right because while the specific quotation goes with a specific person, the sentiment was shared by the group. I did know the last one though simply from having watched the interview the exchange happened in. LOL. Have fun with your family and safe travels. moar {{{HUGS}}}

    • I thought about using obvious throw-away answers, but decided against that, for precisely the reason you identified. I swear the book of “knowledge” that too many are drawing from hasn’t changed in centuries. White supremacy…plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

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