Muzzled Malcolm Muggeridge and Happiness
The truth can’t be muzzled for long, it will ultimately prevail and words written by Malcolm Muggeridge is a case in point. I value Muggeridge’s writings because later in life, as a journalist seeking after truth, he wrote what had happened in Ukraine during the starvation period of 1932-33. Of course, he was persona non grata once he started to expose what the socialists in England and the communists in Moscow wanted hushed up. Meanwhile, it was fun to enjoy fishing the other day and to see happy families together.
“Marx and Freud are the two great destroyers of Christian civilization, the first replacing the gospel of love by the gospel of hate, the other undermining the essential concept of human responsibility”
“The first thing I remember about the world…is that I was a stranger in it. This feeling, which is at once the glory and desolation of homo sapiens, provides the only thread of consistency that I can detect in my life.”
“There is something ridiculous and even quite indecent in an individual claiming to be happy. Still more a people or a nation making such a claim. The pursuit of happiness… is without any question the most fatuous which could possibly be undertaken. This lamentable phrase ”the pursuit of happiness” is responsible for a good part of the ills and miseries of the modern world.”
“The pursuit of happiness, which American citizens are obliged to undertake, tends to involve them in trying to perpetuate the moods, tastes and aptitudes of youth.”