Monthly Archives: August 2013

Heroism and Hero, a clarification:

“Heroism is often confused with physical courage.  In fact the two are very different.  There was nothing heroic about [Ferdinand] Magellan’s death.  He went into that last darkness a seasoned campaigner, accompanied by his own men, and he was completely … Continue reading

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Beware prevaricating politicians (what other kind are there?) who endlessly parade ‘facts’ to bolster their ‘electability’ . . .

“Facts” ― inevitably dependent on their associations and, more important, on their statements ― are not truths.  Their statements or expressions can come close to truths ― which is the best we can expect.  A “fact” is never absolute.  (Our … Continue reading

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The price of Power and position…

“One of the chief features of high estate is that it permits no privacy, no concealment, and in the case of princes, it flings open the door not only to their homes but to their private apartments and deepest retreats; … Continue reading

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How ‘fair’ income tax mutates with time to unadulterated theft: socialism…

“The delusion of the day is to enrich all classes at the expense of each other; it is to generalize plunder under pretense of organizing it.  Now, legal plunder may be exercised in an infinite multitude of ways.  Hence come … Continue reading

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Like Kierkegaard, I’ve often wondered, “What’s the hurry?”

“The most ludicrous of all ludicrous things, it seems to me, is to be busy in the world, to be a man who is brisk at his meals and brisk at his work.” — The Essential Kierkegaard, edited by Howard … Continue reading

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A Warning…

“Because of the American emphasis on equality, Tocqueville already foresaw that all of American “individualism,” notwithstanding, democratic societies, including the United States, would eventually tend toward welfare states, administered by huge [and we might add, ultimately inept] bureaucracies.” ― Remembered Past; … Continue reading

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A reminder…

“The principles of a free constitution are irrevocably lost, when the legislative power is nominated by the executive.” ― The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Edward Gibbon, Volume I, 180 A. D. ― 395 A. D., Page 54, … Continue reading

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