ObiterDicta: January 2002 Archives

State of the Union

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I missed the State of the Union address last Tuesday, luckily it is available here.

The trouble with communism

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"The trouble with communism is communism. The trouble with capitalism is capitalists." Willi Schlamm, as quoted by WFB.

Abstract people

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"Most people have to deal with the reality that confronts them. They start with that reality and try to do the best they can within its limitations and within their own limitations..." Read Abstract People by Thomas Sowell.

Happy MLK day

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Happy MLK Day. Read Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, and his Letter From Birmingham Jail. A (white) friend of mine reads Dr. King's speech to his family every MLK day; no doubt an uplifting activity, and more genuine an expression of solidarity with the principles of civil equality than is Kwanzaa.

"I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain and the crooked places will be made straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.

This is our hope. This is the faith that I will go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood." [MLK, Jr.]

White males again

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"After a few months of applause from terrified Manhattan liberals, firemen are no longer heroes. They are privileged white males again..." from The Color of Demagogy. Classic Ann Coulter, the conservative babe recently "fired" from National Review.

Three white guys

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Read The Reparations Fraud by Thomas Sowell, one of my favorite (and coincidentaly black) authors. "Self preservation is said to be the first law of nature, and this applies not only to human beings but also to organizations and movements. The March of Dimes was set up to fight polio but it did not disband when polio was wiped out by vaccines. Nor did civil rights organizations disband after civil rights laws were passed. The fatal mistake made by those who imagine that they can appease movements and organizations with concessions is that concessions are incidental trophies for those who receive them, but unmet grievances are fundamental to their continued viability..."

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