Flushed with his impassioned gibberish, he saw himself standing alone on the last barrier of civilization.

from F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby (Chapter VII) on Rap Genius

Meaning

Tom resorts to his famous “Nordic Race” rant whenever he feels uncomfortable about a change in moral and family values. But Jordan points out how irrelevant this is to the current argument, since race has nothing to do with this issue.

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