A BIT OF NEWS WORTH REMEMBERING FOR US HOI POLLOI
I always get a kick out of it when the conservative establishment who either are the rich or the boot lickers of the rich calls us working stiff atheists the “elite” because...
In a “Spokesman Review” story on July 22, 2004, James Horrigan of the “St. Louis Post Dispatch” calls attention to where the neo-conservatives got their college educations and what Fascist-like, elitist premises may lie beneath some of their machinations. Horrigan points out that some of them, like William Kristol, neocon mouthpiece and columnist for the Daily Standard, were students of a Leo Strauss at the University of Chicago who taught his young students “that they were philosopher/kings who had to take action that the hoi polloi wouldn’t understand.” That's right! Strauss taught conservative American students that they were philosopher kings whose duty it was to take action without consulting the Constitution or the American populace.
If that isn’t a call for self-righteous prigs like Kristol to bend the Constitution and to do what they think is right, (for one, to start wars in far off lands), no matter what their “lesser” or fellow citizens believe, I don’t know what is.
By the way, fellow working stiffs, if you don’t know what the “hoi polloi” are, then you is one, and it’s your Constitutional rights that these “greater” peoples mean to tamper with.
SPEAKING OF US MACAQUES
In Jerusalem, Natasha, after a near death experience arose from her bed and walked and walked and walked....
“That’s nothing,” you say until you find out it’s a macaque monkey we’re speaking of. Not that macaques don’t walk upright some of the time but not all the time, and Natasha is just that, a macaque monkey, and now she only walks upright just like a little girl.
The supposedly humorous headline over the Jerusalem paper’s photo read, “Missing Link.” Trouble is that, of course, it don’t prove anything about missing links, but it does show that if the synapses in the brain of a primate are a little bit altered, then a primate becomes a permanently altered upright walker, just like humankind permanently walks upright. That’s the thing to keep our eyes on in the story as we walk around upright and reading. Standing upright leads to a whole bunch of things, even reading itself. Now that’s a point worth remembering!
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