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The Spot-On Quote Of The Day…

09 November 2012 @ 10:42

…is awarded to the recently deceased true scholar and gentleman, Jacques Barzun:

When people accept futility and the absurd as normal, the culture is decadent.


VERDICT: The American Culture [and the Western, as well] is decadent.

[This is the second day in a row I have awarded TSOQOTD to a dead, white guy, which seems fitting as the greatest statement ever produced by The West, The Constitution Of The United States, has been murdered.]

  1. theebl permalink
    09 November 2012 @ 12:18 12:18

    It was nice while it lasted.

    Of course, if Canada could go conservative, then presumably we could too. Of course, it helps when you don’t have a military. A U.S. disarmed is a very disturbing thought.

    • Adobe_Walls permalink
      09 November 2012 @ 13:01 13:01

      Given what Comrade President wants to do overseas and what he could use the Military for here I’m wondering how bad a weakened Military actually is. Some of the blogs I visit are indicating that many in the Military are quite disillusioned and are going for early outs. That and the lack of jobs available for reduced force levels scheduled without the sequester cuts are going to create much unhappiness. Those folks could come in handy in the next few years.

    • 10 November 2012 @ 00:01 00:01

      But it really hasn’t gone conservative, as far as we define the term.

  2. 09 November 2012 @ 22:36 22:36

    Canuckistan, alas, is still quite liberal. We need to exercise caution in applying labels to politicians.

    A number of our loony left would be conservatives in Canada.

  3. M. Thompson permalink
    10 November 2012 @ 00:14 00:14

    Music for a funeral, perhaps.

    Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)
    That sav’d a wretch like me!
    I once was lost, but now am found,
    Was blind, but now I see.

    ’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
    And grace my fears reliev’d;
    How precious did that grace appear,
    The hour I first believ’d!

    Thro’ many dangers, toils and snares,
    I have already come;
    ’Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
    And grace will lead me home.

    The Lord has promis’d good to me,
    His word my hope secures;
    He will my shield and portion be,
    As long as life endures.

    Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
    And mortal life shall cease;
    I shall possess, within the veil,
    A life of joy and peace.

    The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
    The sun forbear to shine;
    But God, who call’d me here below,
    Will be forever mine.

    Rev. John Newton, DD.

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