"Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our mind.” - Bob Marley

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Ouote of the Day

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

- C. S. Lewis
Those who have debated me, such as Carl at NofP, will know that I am suspicious of all concentrations of power - with some extra focus on big business, especially big money, which many Conservatives and especially Neo-Cons seem to rather blithely ignore. The copious recent evidence of the consequences of un-reined greed and malfeasance of Wall Street somehow leaves these groups unfazed and/or in denial.

But after watching the radical Liberals in action in Congress and the Executive branches the last 11 months, I'm beginning to see where C. S. Lewis is coming from. These people are just plain crazy.

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About Me

I'm a 57 year old geek. I voted Democratic for 20 years, because I disliked the Republicans more. But now, nobody really speaks for me. I'm for Guns, for more correct government regulation of the financial world, against illegal immigration and amnesty. (in 2008 I ended up voting Republican - too many questions about Obama, and voting against anybody who voted for TARP 1.) In 2010 I voted a stright republican ticket because the Democrats have completely lost their minds.