As much as I disagree with Voltaire on some issues, I would love to hear his takes on the mindset of the modern day SJW fundamentalist. We agree on racial issues.
“It is a serious question among them whether they are descended from monkeys or whether the monkeys come from them. Our wise men have said that man was created in the image of God. Now here is a lovely image of the Divine Maker – a flat and black nose with little or hardly any intelligence. A time will doubtless come when these animals will know how to cultivate the land well, beautify their houses and gardens, and know the paths of the stars: one needs time for everything.”
It is now the year 2019.
I suppose it will take a little while longer. I’m charitable with Voltaire in regards to matters of religion because he was reacting to it against the backdrop of the Wars of Religion. In our times, Christianity isn’t even a pale shadow of what it once was, and it is clearer than ever that atheism and liberal democracy have been taken way too far. The appropriate model for the Enlightenment was absolute monarchies like the ones of Frederick the Great, Joseph II and Peter the Great.
“Everything for the people, nothing by the people” was a wise maxim. We need something like a benevolent monarchy, not the broken system we have now. Racial equality is an impossible dream, but a benevolent, patriarchal, technocratic government is not.