THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE
Number 750, December 22, 2013
You may not think that the fundamental right
to be a drooling moron has been enshrined in
our nation's Bill of Rights, but it has.
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Articles published at JPFO.com:
"Bad Colonel! No Eagles!"
"There was a time, Bob, when concepts like decency and honor meant something, a time when, had an officer (British, of course) shamed himself as you have, he would have taken his Webley revolver and a single cartridge into the next room and done the right thing. But those times are long past, Bob, and what do you know of decency and honor?"
"Human lives are like paintings by Vincent van Gogh. Each and every one is absolutely unique -- more unique, if possible (grammatically, it's not supposed to be) than even the finest, rarest work of art."
L. Neil Smith
I've read "Men without Chests"
... by C. S. Lewis, also author of the Narnia books, etc. Part of what he wrote makes sense,
I am not a terribly deep thinker. But I think he's writing about a lack of values (the ZAP? maybe not) and the effects of not teaching kids ethics -- something about Magnamimity-Sentiment.
If anyone wishes to reply, I welcome your thoughts.
Renata Amy Russell, Signatory (the truth shall make me free)
I suspect the concern that Chinese on the moon are going to end up throwing rocks at Americans a'la Heinlein is a bit overblown. The American government remains capable of annihilating everyone on Earth many times over, including the Chinese, rocks or no rocks. Probably not so big a job to annihilate anyone on the moon as well.
Anyway the Chinese demonstration of spacegoing prowess is probably going to fade as soon as the economies tank, coming to a country near you soon, and to all the others...
Supporters of gun rights have long averred it's the person(s), not the guns that are dangerous. to support this thesis I refer you to the following: [Read More...]
Of course, tyrants wish to suppress the will to resist tyranny and other crimes as much, if no more, than the tools to do so.
Two recent movies to check out are The Europa Report and Astronaut The Last Push. Both are about private space missions to find life on Jupiter's moon, and both have good special effects and casts.
It's been said that whenever a right is being attacked, the attackers generally start (at first) by focusing on that particular right's least attractive practitioners.
I've recently come to realize that the opposite is also true. Whenever someone wishes to promote a particular injustice, they will start by focusing both on that injustice's MOST attractive beneficiaries, and least attractive victims. Which includes such tactics as showing (as a reason why the victim is unattractive, and therefore 'deserves' the injustice), traits the victim possesses which are actually a RESULT of the injustice, but which are used as a post facto 'justification' as to why the victim deserved the injustice in the first place.