Sunday, June 13, 2010

Rule of the Sophists

Victor Davis Hanson at Pajama's Media on Government by the Faculty Lounge:
Ambiguity in speech, not clarity was preferred; the ability to adduce ten different points of view was always considered superior to deciding on one. Tantrums, the occasional obscenity, the knife-in-the-back memo always assumed a sort of rule that such rascality never earned a punch in the face; the art was to be as cruel as possible without resort to violence. Yet when gut-check time came to vote openly yes or no and take the consequences, most voted present by skipping out or abstaining.
Thus we are now ruled.

4 comments:

H.C. said...

Thus it would be a good idea to throw them out like drunk cowboys...
OUT the door with a swift kick and the face in the dirt.
The water trough technique is also good.

dsm said...

@H.C.,

You stand with the majority and this blog!

H.C. said...

You bet I do!
Reboot...refresh...restart

H.C. said...

Oh. And regurgitate :)