October 16, 2013
THE LEFT IS THE RIGHT:
We got a great e-mail today:
Orrin, I found a couple of statements from two guys named Ted. One was a paraphrase:"Danson's interest in environmentalism continued over the years, and he began to be concerned with the state of the world's oceans. In 1988, he said we had 10 years to save the oceans or we would pay the consequences, which would be death..."- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_DansonAnother was a recent quote:"Ted Cruz's dad is the pastor in his family, but it was his son the senator who was preaching an apocalyptic sermon at last week's Values Voter Summit. "We have a couple of years to turn this country around or we go off the cliff to oblivion," Cruz said."-http://www.aei.org/article/economics/the-folly-of-doomsday-economics/#.Ul11gY_5S9s.facebookOther than the times in which both statements were given, I'm having a bit of a difficulty finding any real differences in what Ted Danson said about dying oceans and what Ted Cruz said about this nation going off a cliff.The Right in 2013=The Left in 1989?Regards.BradSchwartze
Though it seems bizarre at first impression, we all devoutly wish we were living in the end times, not because we want bad stuff to happen to us, but because it would automatically make our lives have greater moment. There's something undeniably appalling about the realization that our moment in time is very nearly devoid of drama. Sure, we have rather widespread peace and prosperity, but that's all steak--is there no sizzle to go with it?
And so, folks, especially ones who aren't much satisfied with their lives, are wont to invent these imaginary crises. Meanwhile, the rest of us can sit back and laugh at them.
Posted by Orrin Judd at October 16, 2013 1:30 PM
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