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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.

Friday, July 11, 2014

I Could Be A Member

I am not a "joiner" but maybe I should see if this group exists... 

Though I fear that the audience/members's reaction would be the same. Cynical audiences are tough. Which is why you do not often see cynics at a podium... we think there are a lot of cynics out there and we do not want to face them. We also think cynicism is a desirable trait, one which everyone should cultivate, especially when it comes to politicians.

I note that many people do not believe politicians. In fact, they very often say "all politicians lie." And, yet, they vote for them... repeatedly it seems. How else do we get Senators and Congress-critters with 40+ years in office?

Which makes most of us hypocrites.

And there is nothing worse than cynical hypocrites.


Tom Sightings said...

Remember what Oscar Wilde said: "What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing."

I myself am not a cynic; I'm a skeptic. I like to think there's a difference (but sometimes I wonder).

Douglas said...

He also said, “I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.”

And... "The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” Thus proving that he, too, was a cynic.