Posted 25 August 2018 - 09:18 PM
I had read that he was failing, but didn't expect it to come this soon; when I saw the news tonight, I felt...it's hard to explain, and I don't know if anyone besides Anakam will understand this, but I felt as if something like a tectonic plate had done a subtle shift somewhere.
I didn't always agree with him, but I respected him greatly.
Posted 26 August 2018 - 01:11 PM
Rules for surviving an Autocracy:
Rule#1: Believe the Autocrat.
Rule#2: Do not be taken in by small signs of normality.
Rule#3: Institutions will not save you.
Rule#4: Be outraged.
Rule#5: Don't make compromises.
Rule#6: Remember the future.
Posted 27 August 2018 - 08:15 AM
It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job: it's a depression when you lose yours.
-- Harry S. Truman
Posted 29 August 2018 - 01:37 PM
Posted 30 August 2018 - 12:19 AM
In that, he reminds me of another Arizonan and one-time presidential candidate, Barry Goldwater. To this day, many people on all sides of the (once diverse) political landscape lament that American conservatism, Republicanism and even the notion of party cooperation/compromise completely changed soon after he left the political scene. Interestingly, he was born in Arizona before it was even a state, but only died 20 years ago -- at the end of his 80s.
Lie McCain, Goldwater lived less than 90 years. Many of us have parents or grandparents that age. Things can change a lot in culture/politics within a human lifetime--or change back, even if we can't (at any one time) imagine how they could possibly do so. A human life is as uselessly short a yardstick for meaningful change as a dog's life. But arguably, it's the only meaningful yardstick for human change.
Posted 30 August 2018 - 02:29 PM
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