I get banned almost everywhere I go. In fact is is how I measure my success. There is a thing called a “prophet’s reward,” which entails that those who tell the truth are rewarded with being run out of town or killed. This means I know I am doing the right thing when I become a wanted man.
What does annoy me however, is just how eager even those who claim to love the truth get in on the act. It makes sense when the evil want me gone, but what do supposedly good people want me gone too?
Enter Nicolás Gómez Dávila with the answer:
“The intelligent man quickly reaches reactionary conclusions.
Today, however, the universal consensus of fools turns him into a coward.
When they interrogate him in public, he denies being a Galilean.”