We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
A reader referred this piece on Soft and Hard People at Am. Thinker today. I have many thoughts about this truthful piece, but I'm too tired to write any more tonight. Quote:
... a juxtaposition of Abu Ghraib and Muslim beheadings tells the tale, as too many of us are epitomized by panties while our adversaries are by swords. While they bat nary an eye at the torture of an innocent, we eat ourselves alive over the humiliation of the guilty. But what is truly humiliating is when the hard people laugh, watching the soft people play the fools, bray at one another, and commit cultural suicide.
And make no mistake, they laugh. Why do you think the Mexican government distributed literature instructing its citizens on how to best violate our southern border? Why did Islamists issue advice on how to play the victim card in the American legal system? They don't tolerate such under their dominion, but they know about our lawsuits, protests, pandering politicians and capitulating clergy. They know the game. They know us. And they don't really think we're barbaric or unjust.
They think we're weak and stupid.
Soft people and hard people, two sides of the same world. Of course, we were harder too, a long, long, long time ago. But it would be nice to find that happy medium, something that seems ever elusive. A bane of man is that he jumps from blind prejudice to blind tolerance and back again, without ever making a stopover at the ethereal land known as enlightened distinction.
Teddy Roosevelt in a speech before the Hamilton Club in Chicago on April 10th 1899 said many of the points reflected in this American Thinker piece. The title of Roosevelt's speech was "The Strenuous Life" His words and that speech are also of inestimable value in assessing what a free life takes. The first sentence of the second paragraph of that speech is thus:
"A life of slothful ease, a life of that peace which springs merely from lack either of desire or of power to strive after great things, is as little worthy of a nation as of an individual."
The piece offered here and this Roosevelt speech would shame the average American of today. But then it should.
I have been trying to make you aware of the extreme positions that wealthy liberals take with regard to ethics. This most recent piece includes many of those thoughtful
"agents of change" tha t I know personally in Seattle.
You can see from this story the same small "intellecutal" community of "wealthy inheritors", who have delivered unto us the new Bishop of the Episcopal Church. THey are the very same community, who drinks together at fundraisers, and eats together at meetings to create "paradigm" changes.
It would appear that Jimmy Carter has a hand written appeal to save the life of a former Nazi SS killer from Mathausen. LGFootballs and Lucianne.com are all over it.
One commenter asks a question I have asked for years...why do the Jews support the Democratic Party?
Jimmy Carter is outing himself daily as a Jew hater and Jihad dupe. The man has turned into another Ramsey Clark.