Ingen er mer opptatt av å slå ned på feilbruk av sitater enn alle troll tilhørende Lamestream Media/De presstituerte, men er de særlig bedre selv? Her er et eksempel fra Dagbladet+ som frister leserne med et feilsitat for at de skal åpne lommeboka for å få tilgang til avisens «beste» artikler. Det er ikke pent å ta betalt for falske, gamle nyheter.
Dette var ikke tanker som opprinnelig kom fra Winston Churchill. Noen påstår sågar at det kun er påstått at det var noe han sa. Her er litt av historien bak disse ordene, alt fra Quoteinvestigator.com.
If You Are Not a Liberal at 25, You Have No Heart. If You Are Not a Conservative at 35 You Have No Brain
Edmund Burke? Anselme Batbie? Victor Hugo? King Oscar II of Sweden? George Bernard Shaw? François Guizot? Georges Clemenceau? Benjamin Disraeli? Winston Churchill? Anonymous?
The earliest evidence located by QI appeared in an 1875 French book of contemporary biographical portraits by Jules Claretie. A section about a prominent jurist and academic named Anselme Polycarpe Batbie included the following passage. Boldface has been added to excerpts:
M. Batbie, dans une lettre trop célèbre, citait un jour, pour expliquer ses variations personnelles et bizarres, ce paradoxe de Burke: «Celui qui n’est pas républicain à vingt ans fait douter de la générosité de son âme; mais celui qui, après trente ans, persévère, fait douter de la rectitude de son esprit.»
Here is one possible translation to English.
Mr. Batbie, in a much-celebrated letter, once quoted the Burke paradox in order to account for his bizarre political shifts: “He who is not a républicain at twenty compels one to doubt the generosity of his heart; but he who, after thirty, persists, compels one to doubt the soundness of his mind.”
In 1905 a French history journal called “Revue d’Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine” published a review that included a version of the saying using a different phrasing. The words were attributed to an unnamed man: 3
«Nous entendions dire dans notre enfance par un homme qui avait connu l’existence et qui n’etait pas sans esprit: «Celui qui n’est pas républicain à vingt ans révèle une bien vilaine âme; mais celui qui l’est encore à trente est un imbécile ». Aujourd’hui nous pourrions ajouter: ou un coquin».
In 1916 a book about developments in Mexico by Francisco Bulnes attributed an instance of the saying to the celebrated French literary figure Victor Hugo: 4
One of the revolutionists, an honest, intelligent and perfectly sincere man, a real reformer, took up the well-known phrase of Victor Hugo: “If a man is not a republican at twenty, it is because he has no heart, and if he is one at forty, it is because he has no brains.”
In 1923 the “Wall Street Journal” credited King Oscar II of Sweden with a version of the remark using the word “socialist” instead of “républicain” or “republican”. The quote appeared as a freestanding short item under the title: “The truth in its proper use”:
A man who has not been a socialist before 25 has no heart. If he remains one after 25 he has no head. —King Oscar II of Sweden.
In 1927 an instance appeared in a letter written to a columnist in the “Boston Herald” newspaper of Boston, Massachusetts:
The late King Oscar II of Sweden is supposed to have said—or it may have been some one else: “If a man is not a Socialist at 20 be has no heart, but if he remains one at 30 he has no head.” What is your opinion?
By 1929 the saying had inspired the title of a play: “Before You’re 25” by Kenyon Nicholson which opened in New York and received a lukewarm review by a well-known drama critic:
Another new play of the week is called “Before You’re 25,” based on some observing cynic’s remark that before you are 25 if you are not a Socialist you have no heart and after you’re 25 if you are a Socialist you have no head. Which is one of those yes and no conclusions dependent largely upon the sort of Socialist you happen to be.
Det følger en rekke andre henvisninger til lignende sitater, før dette dukker opp mot slutten av dokumentasjonen:
By 1986 the saying had moved to the lips of Winston Churchill as indicated by the following excerpt from the “The Hartford Courant” of Hartford, Connecticut:
Winston S. Churchill supposedly once observed that anyone who was not a liberal at 20 years of age had no heart, while anyone who was still a liberal at 40 had no head. If there’s any truth to the observation, one wonders what to make of today’s college students.
Hvorfor ønsker ikke Dagbladet å bruke et ekte Churchill-sitat?
I Winston Churchill før han bøyde av for overmakten benyttet jeg et viktig sitat som viste at Winston Churchill i 1920 var fullstendig klar over jødenes ønske om å knuse det eksisterende verdenssamfunnet for å erstatte det med det klissvåte drømmen om sionisme og bolsjevisme über alles.
From the days of Spartacus-Weishaupt to those of Karl Marx, and down to Trotsky (Russia), Bela Kun (Hungary), Rosa Luxembourg (Germany), and Emma Goldman (United States), this worldwide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilisation and for the reconstitution of society on the basis of arrested development, of envious malevolence, and impossible equality, has been steadily growing. It played, as a modern writer, Mrs. Webster, has so ably shown, a definitely recognisable part in the tragedy of the French Revolution. It has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during the Nineteenth Century; and now at last this band of extraordinary personalities from the underworld of the great cities of Europe and America have gripped the Russian people by the hair of their heads and have become practically the undisputed masters of that enormous empire.
Winston Churchill i “Zionism versus Bolshevism”, Sunday Herald, februar 1920.
Av en eller annen grunn har Dagbladet valgt å benytte et falskt Churchill-sitat framfor dette ekte og svært viktige. Er det noen som tør driste seg til å gjette hvorfor?