themaninthegreenshirt

English, conservative and Well Dressed, likes Jazz. [Over 30,000 followers]

If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labelled a radical 50 years ago, a liberal 25 years ago and a racist today.
—— Thomas Sowell
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Premiere at La Scala [1933] by Alfred Eisenstaedt

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Long Live the King and Queen. A royal visit by King George V to East Retford in Nottinghamshire.

A very early colour photograph, taken Friday 26th June 1914 [only a month before the outbreak of war] 

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Jimmy Heath RIP, 25th October 1926 – 19th January 2020

Jimmy pictured here with his brother Percy 

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Nina Simone

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The British Character. Skill at Foreign Languages. Punch [1934]

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“The fundamental problem of the political Left seems to be that the real world does not fit their preconceptions. Therefore they see the real world as what is wrong, and what needs to be changed, since apparently their preconceptions cannot be wrong." 

Thomas Sowell

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Jane Fonda

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“When I speak of natural drummers I’m talking about guys that are playing with the talent God gave ‘em." 

Gene Krupa, born 15th January 1909

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Stan and Ollie with Orson Welles

Oliver Hardy, born 18th January 1892

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“The role of a conservative thinker is to reassure the people that their prejudices are true.” 

Roger Scruton 

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