Java Zen:Thinking Out Loud Tuesday, 2019.11.19
In music, the fundamental tone is the lowest, or root, tone of a chord. Without
its presence, no true character is established. Our actions in life are as
similarly varied and complex as music. Without a thorough grounding, there is no
harmony.

		Deng Ming-Dao, "365 Tao - Daily Meditations", #109

2007.09.18

The Tough Thing About History…

…is that it goes back further than people care to study. (H/T Hot Air)

With fewer and fewer people alive today to serve as living memory and witness, I fear the unthinkable and improbable, once forgotten and dismissed, will once again become part of the plan and probable. I can envision a scenario where, as before, fueled by an economic downturn, the sheeple scan for a convenient scapegoat. Can’t happen? Witness the ease with which a significant percentage of the population orphans the weakest of critical thinking skills and easily believes the fantastic conspiracy theories surrounding the attacks of September 11, 2001. Spectacular material evidence, swept away as easily as bread crumbs from a countertop.

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Precedents: The world’s willingness to permit one Holocaust gives cause for concern that it will stand by, if not enable, another.


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