Thursday, March 13, 2008

Distilled Wisdom

If you've read me much, you are aware that I'm really impressed by concise statements that pack everything they need to say in while remaining easy for most people to grasp. Things you know in your head but tend to have to ramble a bit to explain because it hasn't been distilled to its verbal essence. Statements like these are great tools for holding ideas up to the light of reason. And I plucked this one out of Morgan's post from this morning:
When has a whiner ever gotten something the whiner was whining about wanting, and stopped whining?
This applies to appeasment of all kinds. In child rearing. Reparations for slavery. Apologizing to various demographic groups for all sorts of stupid stuff. Terrorism. Flouting 17 U.N. resolutions and your cease-fire agreements and complaining about sanctions as well as forms of physical enforcement.

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