The Stoic Traveler

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

22 May 2008

Santificentur Res Nostros I

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

This piece of mild blasphemy was passed on to me by a friend in holy orders, so it must be alright.



06 May 2008

History Lesson I

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

I received word earlier today that DNC Chairman Howard Dean has claimed Sen. John McCain is stuck in the 1940s.

It seems that those who do not know their history are condemned to have George Santayana quoted at them forever. Gov. Dean seems to have forgotten that the father of the modern Democratic coalition, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and his successor, Harry Truman, were both presidents in the 1940s.

Further, as the spokesman said:
"Governor Dean was saying that while our candidates are talking about America's future, John McCain is talking about continuing the failed policies of the past."
"Failed policies of the past" describing a remark about the 1940s. Do we at last have an admission of Progressivism's failure?

CUV, amice.

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