Monday, August 04, 2008

Ramblings of an Incoherent Nature - Aug 4

Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? (1 Corinthians 1:20)

A learned bastard stands higher than an ignorant high priest. — Midrash

Thought that was a great quote! As only a few are given the title of high priest, the rest of us have to make do with our lot. As promised, I'm posting just prior to the close of the long weekend. Did some lawn mowing and some much needed weeding and it was hard work! Mind you I did get out of bed sometime after noon.

Wanted to point something out about my last post. Patting oneself on the back every six months or so is not an ego trip nor is it completely unreasonable. Hope you got that.

I don't know about you, but there's something about this month which makes people crazy. Not making any bold predictions mind you, just a quaint observation that above normal strangeness tends to happen around this time of year.

The Beijing Olympics start this Friday (8/08/08) and I for one am most curious what will happen before, during and after the Olympics finally wrap up. This was the Olympics that Toronto should've had but was shafted in a corrupted vote. Think about it! Instead of the Beijing Olympics, we could've had the Beige Olympics! Beige naturally being Canada's favorite color. Too late now!

I previously wrote in 'The Great American Divide' that America as we know it is being torn apart by ideologues and fanatics. We cannot let this paranoia get the better of us. It the loonies gain control then God help us. I fear greatly that we are headed that way. Whether it be renewed racial politics in the run-up to the presidential elections or both foreign and domestic policy decisions that need to be made, a clear head minus the distractions is sorely needed.

Here's the key thing to remember in all this: If you want to be the last sane individual living in an insane world you can expect to get a lot of unwanted attention. As for me, I shall throw my lot in with the learned bastards over the ignorant high priests any day.

Johnny Cash

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