by Andy Weddington
Tuesday, 16 February 2016
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. Marcus Aurelius
This morning arrived note from a wise old judge who passed along sentiments offered by another concerning the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
The tone was not good. That being his death a blow to our country.
The author expressed more concern for the future of our country than whom will be elected president while reminding it was Khruschev who said, "We will destroy you from within...". Continuing, they wrote our lives hang in the balance of useful idiots and the day of the Walking Dead is upon us.
Six short sentences to address fear of our peril.
With their perspective, no argument.
What about the death of Justice Scalia?
Circumstances of death and the coroner's means of conclusion raise questions.
Conclusions and truth are mutually exclusive.
Injustice is truth not prevail.
It probably will not.
To the presidency...
While listening to campaigning again this morning, Mo Udall came to mind. I recalled a story that while addressing his constituency he said, "Them's my views, and if you don't like them, well, then I'll change them."
His approach worked - serving as a representative for Arizona 30 years.
And so comes the charge of liar these days between candidates.
Khruschev was right. We'll destroy ourselves. It's a human propensity.
Michael Crichton figured it out, "We are stubborn, self-destructive conformists. Any other view of our species is just self-congratulatory delusion."
What applies to the individual can be extrapolated to society.
I am certain Mr. Crichton is right.
Though he also said, "I am certain there is too much certainty in the world."
But you be the judge.
Or at least an informed juror.
For there are too many delusional amongst us. Some call them the Walking Dead.