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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, May 26, 2012

Just a few random thoughts on politics today

I really don't have much to say today. No rants, no cajoling, no whines about how people are being misled, lied to, and bamboozled in this year of presidential politics.

Why bother? Of course you are being misled, lied to, and bamboozled. You know this.

Sadly, many know it but don't care. People say "I know he hasn't lived up to his promises but I am going to vote for him anyway." People say "Anybody but Obama."

And that is what presidential politics has come to in the US. Maybe it has always been this way, it seems like it has been like this for as long as I have been politically aware. That and the "lesser of two evils" mantra.

We feel helpless.  We feel as if we have no real voice.

But is that feeling enough to give up on the American political system? Maybe it is a sham, maybe it is all illusion. But it is better than out and out corruption and rigged elections. And it will only remain that way as long as we participate.

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