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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, January 6, 2016

What A Mess

The next president of the U.S. will inherit a real mess... sides are being chosen; Saudi Arabia (Sunni), Bahrain (mostly Shia), and Sudan (Sunni) have aligned against Iran. Iran is mad at Saudi Arabia for executing a Shia imam.

Is this the start of a major war in the Middle East? Who knows? If it is, it could mean a morass that the U.S. could get sucked into. And there is little we, the public, can do about it. This is something we leave to our leaders. This conflict might take years, or just months, to develop and more players might become involved, the UAE has cut ties to Iran and who knows how many others will follow suit.

There is an old Chinese curse that goes, "May you live in interesting times."

These times will certainly be interesting.


Pearl said...

I used that very same saying just the other day.

I do not really want to live in interesting times, and yet here we are.


Douglas said...

Pearl,it's so good to see you back, I missed you.

Tal Hartsfeld said...

"Living in interesting times" is yet MORE proof of the fact that we live in a "default" society in a "default" world.
In short, that individual freedom-of-choice is purely a myth---a feel-good fantasy, not a reality.

Douglas said...

Tal, back when I was in the Navy, I realized the only individual freedom I had was my thoughts... so I exercised that.