Trump knows that public snubs end a relationship as quickly as possible. He knows how to be efficient.
When you start to feel that people respect you and like you primarily because of what you believe, you are going to feel lonely. Unconditional love is the only kind worth having, or giving.
We are all Cartesians in that respect. God created us to follow his light, which is to say, our own inner voice. Nothing in the world, outside of our minds, contradicts that creative principle.
We’re happy to hear the Russians swung the election, J. C. We admire you for your perspicacity. Now invite Mr. Putin over for a congratulatory drink. Give him a signed copy of your book.
I suppose we should expect that people so conscious of their own safety, so willing to gin up threats to advance their political aims, would also threaten others to make them feel unsafe. However your opponents respond, they lose.
As Robert Mueller pushes his investigation to new matters irrelevant to the 2016 campaign, I see the phrase rule of …
If you want to unelect him, your first strategy would not be to sic the Justice Department and the rest of the security state on him. That will not work, especially not if a dried-up sex scandal and poorly laundered hush money underpin your case. If you cannot find leaders who have a better strategy than that, close up your shop.
They pretend to stand for diversity and what they call marginalized groups, but in fact they stand for no more than what you see in front of you: force. If you do not do as they say, the gangs will destroy you. Gangs at Reed demonstrated they can get their way, and destroy the college, the college’s president, and the college’s ideals in the process.
If prisoners actually do have valuable information, a skilled interrogator can obtain it without harsh techniques. Skilled interrogators do not exact revenge. They do not even need to make threats.
If government tortures and threatens people, how can they tell me what not to do? If the state requires me to report you for neglect, if you do not act the way I want you to act, why should I not incorporate coercion and threats in my business model? We observe extortion, intimidation, and manipulation everywhere. Why should I not participate if I can likewise gain an advantage?
“Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.”
If we crave security and freedom – security of living with people we trust, and freedom to live without interference from others – why do we not gravitate toward institutions that embody live and let live principles?