Sunday, August 23, 2009

Comments on The Belmont Club,
"A Tribute To Our Decency"


bob,
(whose daughter is unfocused at college)
Seriously, do you think that a tour in the military might teach her the value of work? If she were a bad girl it would be a disaster because she would get in trouble but if she is a good girl and just needs to appreciate how things work then it might help.

My policy is to only walk out on one party a night. People expect little of politicians because they are no longer educated to expect better. The point of the old curriculum was to teach values, what were called “republican virtues.” Stories of the Roman Republic and the sacrifices they made. Like the Senator who killed his own son for breaking discipline. These served two roles. One it was a common language since everyone read the same histories along with Shakespeare, the Bible and the Book of Common Prayer. Second the provided examples that people really could judge conduct by.

Compare that to my consternation at the bottom of the last thread in how people simply had no idea how to respond to rudeness that I encountered earlier this evening.

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Alexis,
(who called anti-Americanism "Royalism")
The chicken and egg question regarding European anti-Americanism is whether it precedes from or leads to their virulent anti-Semitism? The distinctions between right and left in this regard are of largely anthropological interest.

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It is getting hard to tell the players without a scorecard. The CIA that Bush 41 rebuilt and that by some accounts worshiped him, the same CIA that sabotaged Bush 43 with a thousand leaks, is now at war with BHO? What do they want? If this was a hostile tin pot dictatorship we would be sending high level emissaries over and offering them scholarships for the manager's kids. Instead they have Leon Panetta and the house is on fire.

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The circle to square is how to wish no harm for those innocents that MacAskill holds dear but to wish that he experiences a trauma great enough that he will know empathy, not a politician's sympathy, with the Libyan's victims.

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ADE,
I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you are in the best tribe
Good point. My guess is that Oliver Cromwell would have sided with the King against Franks, Reid, Soros & Co.

Aug 23, 2009 - 7:06 am

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bob,
When I started at Chicago tuition was $1,000 per quarter and room and board ran another several hundred. Of course back then you had to share your room with a sabre tooth and dodge roving bands of aborigines between your cave and the quadrangles.

Peter Boston,
Socrates was threatened by the Oligarchs and killed by the Democrats.

Aug 23, 2009 - 11:02 am
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bob,
The wolves are only using the elk for training. Soon they will begin to cull herds of grannies.

Tony,
I agree the CIA prosecution is a distraction. Expect more otrages of the day to chew up newstime and column inches while Pelosi and Reid use reconciliation to ram through the socialization of health care and more.

Sythianeedle,
Nice nordic metering. Have you read Tolkien's play on the Battle of Maldon, The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm's Son?

Hige sceal pe heardra, heorte pe cenre,
Mod sceal pe mare, pe ure maegen lytla.

Will shall be the sterner, heart the bolder,
spirit the greater, as our strength lessens
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Aug 24, 2009 - 7:12 pm
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The Battle of Maldon is totally On Topic in a discussion of the Sots, sorry I meant Scots, misplaced compassion. That was the battle one thousand and eighteen years and two weeks ago in which the Saxon commander, out of a misplaced sense of pride, allowed the Danish (Viking) army to cross a guarded bridge. The result was a battle lost, his life lost and much treasure in Danegeld lost.

Aug 24, 2009 - 7:47 pm

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