Monday, July 16, 2012

Not My Choice

One of the fellows I message had posted this weekend about Don Imus' defense of Hank Williams, Jr. who'd made a shitty comment about Pres. Obama and likening him to Hitler.  It's a typical stinker of a comment and totally wrong.  In my comments back, I mentioned that I've been waiting 50 years so see this kind of thinking die.  End.  His response was he didn't think it would ever die.  I guess he's right.  But the one thing I know is bigotry is a choice.  Bigotry is something people embrace voluntarily.  It's not MY choice. 

Thursday, July 05, 2012

A Lockeian Quote

"Whenever the legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power," wrote the philosopher John Locke, "they put themselves into a state of war with the people who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience."