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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, November 3, 2012

Stranger in a Strange Land

I wondered into a strange and inexplicable land the other day. I followed a link to an article on the Mother Jones online site.

I was a "Stranger in a Strange Land."

And then I made another mistake... I left a few comments. I couldn't resist. I suppose that's due to the "troll" in me. These people are so far out, so delusional, that there really isn't a chance that logic or reason will make any impact. Still, I left a few comments.

And, of course, I was attacked unmercifully. The article is totally one-sided. It wasn't full of lies, just some distortions. But it lacked balance. And, because it did, it made me a little angry. I know, I shouldn't expect balance on a site like Mother Jones. And I usually simply avoid the site because there is no point. I do not need to aggravate my acid reflux problem.

But I try to read opposing viewpoints. I try to understand the "other side", politically speaking. Only at Mother Jones, it was as if I was beamed back through time and space to southern Los Angeles or northern California circa 1968-1969.


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