Friday, October 30, 2009

We always prefer the music of our youth.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Politically Correct Censorship.

The PCers often want us not to say--even if it is true--"n" because racist crazies will use it to deny blacks "y"; or you can't say "z" because it might be used by the right wing (or left wing, for that matter) to justify their position on "a". And on and on it goes.

What about E=mc2; should we have stopped Einstein from saying that because it might (and did) lead to the development on an atomic bomb? What about saying "God"? Should we not say that because it might lead to religious warfare? What about the word "freedom"? After all, revolution lead to killing and death?

Darwin suppressed his knowledge of evolution for twenty five years for fear of charges of heresy (and perhaps his wife's religious sensibilities.)

Galileo held back his fully endorsing his own discovery that the earth was not the center of the universe for fear of the full condemnation (read, Inquisition) of the Catholic Church.

I think that people should say whatever they want, whenever they want; and not be castigated for it; and not be killed by it.

Whatever happened to "Sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me?"

Leave words alone. True, sometimes language sometimes leads to falsehood; maybe worse (the shouting of "fire" in a theater, for example); but free thought and speech is the only and best path to knowledge.

Without truth we remain backward. Liberals should especially remember that; after all, they claim they are forwardly progressive.


Every generation desires to applaud itself...if for nothing else than being new.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sobriety, like maturity, is difficult to attain. Both are an exalted state of being.

I have no time for other people's selfishness; I'm too busy with my own.

Death is a winter's journey without destination.

Friday, October 16, 2009

From John Wooden

"Learn as if you were to live forever; live as if you were to die tomorrow,"

"Ability is the poor man's wealth."

"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think of you."

"Talent is God-given; be humble. Fame is man given; be grateful. Conceit is self-given; be careful."

"Failure is not fatal but failure to change might be."

"A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment."

From Aristotle

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Whither Goest Thou?

We can no more understand our ultimate destiny than the universe can understand its destiny. Together we plunge into our mutual unknown.