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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

A Bit of Commentary on the Boston Bombing

I am still sick but the end is in sight, I believe. The events of the last few days has roused me enough to make some comment.

My heart goes out to all the people of Boston and especially to those who were injured in the bomb blasts and to their families and the families of those that were killed.

Who knows what causes people to do such horrible things? The one thing that is apparent is the ages of the two in this and in many terrorist attacks. Late teens, early to mid twenties, and sometimes (though rarely) in the early thirties. I was young once and maybe quite foolish but I was never so foolish as to believe in causes so deeply that I would happily kill or die in their name.

I have known people who joined cults and I think that willingness to do so is a major part of the make-up of people who get caught up in these things.

I am grateful that my father taught me to be cynical.

1 comment:

T.C. said...

Interesting about the cynical upbringing. I think my father's suspicious leanings and skepticism also helped me. He was also anarchist in his attitude although he wasn't aware of it.