Every eighteen months, the minimum IQ necessary to destroy the world drops by one point.
Sadly, it has an equally alarming corollary.
It’s not the stormtroopers per se. They’re just the means to an end. That end is the destruction of civil society to make room for Leviathan.
Scott Adams has the best explanation of Trump that I’ve read. Adams has been mostly accurate in his predictions too.
Is how many of my interactions online, even with old friends with whom I usually agree, have become testy.
It is very tempting to withdraw into my meditation chamber and not come out until December.
But that won’t pay the bills, so I remind myself that there is no salvation in politics.
His Majesty didn’t come to breakfast the other day.
It is now a commonplace that Trump has attracted a following only because there is a lot of legitimate anger out there.
Take the time to click through some of the links. Particularly the link on things overhead at Whole Foods.
The Junior Ganymede is pleased to present another guest post by Kent G. Budge.
Obligatory disclaimer: This post does not necessarily represent the views of all the contributors to The Junior Ganymede.
Christmas seems to bring out the child in all of us.
So perhaps it should not have surprised me to find His Majesty playing with Tinker toys this morning.
On the dangers of mass movements:
… In fact Gandhi’s own ashram, with his own very expensive ‘simple’ tastes and innumerable ‘secretaries’ and handmaidens, had to be heavily subsidized by three merchant princes. As one of his circle observed: ‘It costs a great deal of money to keep Gandhiji living in poverty.’
… The events of 1920-1 indicated that though he could bring a mass-movement into existence, he could not control it. Yet he continued to play the sorcerer’s apprentice, while the casualty bill mounted into hundreds ,then thousands, then tens of thousands and the risks of a gigantic sectarian and racial explosion accumulated. This blindness to the law of probability in a bitterly divided sub-continent made nonsense of Gandhi’s professions that he would not take life in any circumstances.
— Paul Johnson, Modern Times