The Stoic Traveler

"Wherever I go, it will be well with me."

08 January 2008

On Disappointment

L.A.S. s.d. C.L.:

The last few hours of the antipenulitmate day, found an article furiously making rounds in the circle of people I inhabit. The libertarian commentariat went wild with its indictments, defenses, and tearful apologias for Dr. Ron Paul.
I had thought to add my voice to the many crying in the wilderness, then realized that whatever I would say would be said better by others.
I would like to point out, however, that the New Republic article has had almost no pick up. According to savvier people than I, this thing has gone nowhere. It was not mentioned in the most recent GOP debate, it has not made it into on-air coverage for the major networks.
Of course, another friend of mine went to the trouble of demonstrating the likelihood that Dr. Paul did not write the newsletters in question. Lew Rockwell has long been known as a Secessionist nut; his passing will not be mourned.
But instead of going on at length in a dry, dirge-like fashion about the Stoic implications and view of "calamities," I give you dogs wearing hats.

CUV, Amice