Quote of the Week: Fabian Tassano, “Mediocracy”

Fabian TassanoThe idea of defending a principle such as free speech is incompatible with mediocracy, which has room only for one precept, equality. Other principles are dismissed, unless they can be demonstrated to have obvious usefulness for the majority.

If enough people find an idea objectionable, a mediocracy will either make it unlawful to express it, or simply cease protecting those who do express it from the criminal acts of others. Blasphemy against the doctrine of equality is particularly liable to fall foul of mediocratic tolerance.

▪ Fabian Tassano, Mediocracy – Inversions and Deceptions in an Egalitarian Culture (Oxford Forum, 2006) extract from page 88.

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2 Comments on "Quote of the Week: Fabian Tassano, “Mediocracy”"

  1. This is familiar, working for a government department I note that those who excel are treated worse than those who fall behind.

    • Some of us here at the Sydney Traditionalist Forum are former State and/or Federal government employees, including advisers to Parliamentarians and Ministers. Tassano’s quote resonates with us all – which is why it features in our “Quote of the Week”.

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