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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.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

What Lives Matter?

I watched a little bit of the Democratic debate on CNN last night... it was a Hillary "lovefest"... at least that part of it I saw (I recorded it to watch later today because I am a masochist).

Just as I was shutting down the TV, a question was posed via Twitter (or maybe some other social media). An interesting question, "Do black lives matter or do all lives matter?"

To me, of course, it's the wrong question, it should have been "Do black lives matter more than any others?" Because that is the real meaning of the Tweeter's question.

We seldom hear about Hispanics getting shot by police, or Asians, or anyone else.

Why is that? Are they not getting shot?

Just curious...


Tal Hartsfeld said...

They simply need to add additional "Lives" mantras to the mix:
"Hispanic Lives Matter"; "Asian Lives Matter"; "Jewish Lives Matter"; "Palestinian Lives Matter" ...and so forth.

What can be "divisive" about that, so long as you include ALL cultural demographics?

Don't forget to include: "All Serial Killer Lives Matter"; "All Child Molester Lives Matter"; "All Dictator Lives Matter" ...and so forth.

Douglas said...

That's so, Tal, but there is life that doesn't matter... the unborn child.

Tal Hartsfeld said...

Easy solution to that dilemma. Add "Unborn Lives Matter" to the laundry-list of the ever-popular"Lives Matter" slogans.
After all---mantras solve everything. Gregorian chanting of such shows the world you "really care".

Tal Hartsfeld said...

Of course that mantra might create a dilemma for the "pro-choice" crowd.

Douglas said...

Tal, I think that last comment is what makes them fear the "ALL lives matter" response.