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Wednesday
Sep042013

What makes a Tyrant?


Thanks to Simon Black
The ancient Greeks used the word ‘turannos’, which referred to an illegitimate ruler who governs without regard for the law or interests of the people, often through violent and coercive means.
Aristotle attacks tyrants mercilessly and clearly spells out the criteria which make a leader tyrannical. You may recognize a few of them:

  1. Aristotle suggests that a tyrant rises to power by first demonstrating that he is a man of the people.
  2. But once in power, a tyrant uses all available means to hold on to power, including spying on his people.
  3. Furthermore, Aristotle tells us that a tyrant thrives by creating division and conflict– “to sow quarrels among the citizens; friends should be embroiled with friends, the people with the notables [the rich]. . .”
  4. Controlling the economy and stealing the citizens’ wealth is also another mark of a tyrant.
  5. And as Aristotle points out, a tyrant also attempts to disarm the people such that “his subjects shall be incapable of action” because “they will not attempt to overthrow a tyranny, if they are powerless.”
  6. Naturally, a tyrant “is also fond of making war in order that his subjects may have something to do and be always in want of a leader.”

Sound like anyone in power today?

Wednesday
May082013

Readings from the Book of Barack

From Iowahawk 1 In the beginning Govt created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the economy was formless and void, darkness was over the surface of the ATMs, and the Spirit of Govt was hovering over the land. 3 And Govt said, “Let there be spending,” and there was spending. 4 Govt saw that the spending was good, and that it separated the light from the darkness. 5 Govt called the spending Investments, and this he did in the first day.
Monday
Mar042013

I think they WANT more school shootings. It helps ban Guns

http://www.fox4now.com/news/local/194396721.html

A 16-year-old Cypress Lake High School student, who wrestled a loaded revolver away from a teen threatening to shoot, is being punished.

That'll teach ya to save someone life! Be agood lamb and only do what you are told to do so you can grow up to be a good sheep.

Tuesday
Feb192013

If you're planning on robbing a store which sign is more likely to stop you?

1. 

or 

2.

 

Tuesday
Jan152013

The first things to be bought and sold are legislators

"When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators" - PJ O'Rourke

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