Monday, August 3, 2015

Today’s Mandatory Reading

     Politics: n. from poli: “many;” and tics: “loathsome little bloodsuckers.” – Origin unknown.

     P. J. O’Rourke nails it to the barn wall:

     All politicians hate people. Politics is a way to gain power over people without justification for having that power. Nothing in the 11,000-year history of politics—going back to the governing elites of Mesopotamia—indicates that politicians are wiser, smarter, kinder, more moral, or better skilled at any craft (aside from politics) than we are.

     But political rulers need the acquiescence of the ruled to slake the craving for power. Politicians hate you the way a junkie hates junk.

     Read it all. No excuses.

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