May 15th, 2007

Apollo 4 on column of fire

Examining the quotations (

3. Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.
Democritus (460 BC - 370 BC)

To some degree this applies to the American people as a whole. I’m actually getting tired of the bashing they take from themselves. If they were so stupid and manipulable, then how could they have put Democrats in charge of both houses of Congress despite the massive election-stealing operation that is beginning to be revealed? People point to Ukrainians taking to the streets as an example of how the American people should be, neatly forgetting that this comes after decades and decades of sometimes extreme misrule in Ukraine, which Americans never even had to tolerate; so the Ukrainians had far more cause and had to be very patient.

Not only do I somewhat trust the American people as a people of quality, but also the American people remain prudent enough to put some trust in the Democrats rather than storm the streets. There are many fine people, even if flawed (and maybe traumatized), among the Democrats.
Apollo 4 on column of fire

Congress’s popularity dipping

Heh. The Democrats fail to be visibly combative towards Bush, and Congress goes down in popularity. If they challenged Bush to a duel, their numbers would go up. By degrees they’ll get the message; good teachers know it has to be this way.

(Jimmy Carter can show Pelosi and Reid how to challenge someone—George W. Bush or Homer Simpson—to a duel. And Simpson can show them how to grow radioactive tomacco.)
Apollo 4 on column of fire


I’d like to make it explicit that I have long since given up looking for a non-sectarian replacement term for ‘spirituality’. I’m just going to use the word in scare quotes.

If you don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s something from long ago in this LJ.