Don't for a minute believe that Texas has a monopoly on stupidity, ot for that matter, a monoply of mixing religion and politics to make really stupid decisions.
We are, hopefully, today voting out a Labor Party government in Tasmania. It is corrupt, incompetant and negligent. Unfortunately, some elements of the media down here are not independent which means there is essentially no political debate - certainly within the print media. Instead, we have one moronic columnist who, through her bible-quote peppered pieces, brings to mind the divine right of kings and suggests that we should just pray for our leaders and just be thankful. I've been living in Tasmania for a year now and its been an eyeopener.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725Compassionate Hands Foundation
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