Random Thoughts

A few random thoughts as we prepare for the weekend…

I just finished reading Modern Times, by prominent British historian Paul Johnson. All I can say is that it is a wonderful history book. Johnson is extremely opinionated, but he backs up all his assertions with facts. He certainly captures the bloody history of the past century, and doesn’t sugarcoat the crimes of Mao, Stalin, and other communists, something historians are sometimes guilty of. At the risk of giving away the ending, I wish to quote Johnson’s final paragraph, which I believe sums up today quite well:

“Certainly, by the last decade of the century, some lessons had plainly been learned. But it was not yet clear whether the underlying evils which had made possible its catastrophic failures and strategies – the rise of moral relativism, the decline of personal responsibility, the repudiation of Judeo-Christian values, not least the arrogant belief that men and women could solve all the mysteries of the universe by their own unaided intellects – were in the process of being eliminated. On that would depend the chances of the twenty-first century becoming, by contrast, an age of hope for mankind.”

Can’t this idiot just go away? He’s already caused UT and the state far too much grief. He doesn’t even deserve his $4,800 grill, let alone any severance pay.

It turns out that the recent plane crashes in Russia were indeed terrorist acts. We’ll see what Putin does in response.

Our religious left pals are at it again.

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