Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Two Quotes. . .

“The Times, They Are A-Changing.”  Really?  Two Quotes For You...
by Thucydides and Krugman, approximately 2,400 years apart.

“The meaning of words had no longer the same relation to things, but was changed by them as they thought proper.  Reckless daring was held to be loyal courage; prudent delay was the excuse of a coward; moderation was the disguise of unmanly weakness; to know everything was to do nothing.  Frantic energy was the true quality of a man.”

Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War, c. 431-404 BC

“I don't mean that GOP politicians are, on average, any dumber than their Democratic counterparts.  What I mean, instead, is that know-nothingism — the insistence that there are simple, brute-force, instant-gratification answers to every problem, and that there's something effeminate and weak about anyone who suggests otherwise — has become the core of Republican policy and political strategy.  The party's de facto slogan has become: Real men don't think things through.”

Krugman, History of the 2nd Iraq War, c. 2003-2008

Not a lot has changed in the last 2,400 years, has it?  To quote a much less known person...

“Those inside of history, see it the least.”

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A “Below The Fold” bonus video of Stephen Spoonamore, republican, computer expert and former McCain aide, blows the whistle on Diebold's election fraud.  [Found at The Crisis Papers]

In eight parts. Here are the others: Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, and Eight.


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