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Monday, September 29, 2008

Correctness

Or the upright path as they might say in the I-Ching.

Today my country, through the god given wisdom of our founding fathers, chose to do the correct thing. I am so proud, like a father at his kids first baseball game when they catch a fly.

The House did their job, they saw the upright path and they followed it. Now my country can face the consequences of its decisions and be responsible for its behavior.

And it's about time. No more putting it off, no more hand wringing. Roll up the sleeves and get back to work.

Plus, now we're 700 billion dollars richer. And we aren't in debt to some foreign entities for 700 billion dollars. Best of all, tyranny got kicked square in the nutsack.

I'm gonna be chuckling all the way to bed.

Health and happiness to you all.

4 Comments:

  • Yes, my "populist" brother-friend, I completely agree. I don't know if you read Lubos's article about it, but that's where the populist thing comes from. I think that the overwhelming reaction of the masses against the bill isn't a show of ignorance but a show of genuine intuitive wisdom that the markets can right themselves without a lot of taxpayer money. You know, I just don't believe that the credit is "frozen" for most people, but they aren't even trying because the government and the media are telling them they can't get it. It's crazy. And if the banks could lend money they didn't have before then what's really stopping them now? At least now they know to lend only to worthy borrowers for worthy reasons. All the people who panicked and abandoned the stock market probably are the ones who shouldn't be buying stocks in the first place. Donald Trump, who I usually dislike for personality reasons, said pretty much everything that we've been saying all along. Plus, he said gas should go down a lot which will help things more than anything.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,430583,00.html

    By Blogger Rae Ann, at 9:42 AM  

  • Yeah, I read Lumo's little diatribe. I have to say I'm a bit disappointed in him. After all he was the one who chastised Noam Chomsky for assuming that expertise in one field is transferable to another. Thank goodness Lumo isn't in our congress.

    What Lubos fails to take into account is exactly what you point out, the wisdom of consensus. I grant you that science is not a product of consensus but society is and must be. That's part of what we call the social contract.

    I'm also surprised at his biology analogy for this situation. Doesn't he understand that all systems are subject to the same lethal critic that lifeforms, species and ecologies are? If capitalism can't evolve its way out of this it doesn't deserve its place in the world anymore. Becoming a parasite on the government is certainly an alternative, but not a pleasant one.

    By Blogger The Guy, at 8:41 PM  

  • Yeah, I agree. As much as a like and respect Lubos, it is somewhat surprising that he's so supportive of this bailout plan without even really knowing the details about it. You know, it was only after it failed that we found out some of the really stupid crap in it, like billions of dollars going to Acorn (very corrupt liberal outfit that Obama did his "community organizing" with).

    It's pretty irresponsible to recommend us to blindly accept this huge bill without knowing exactly what is in it. My feeling about it is that he hasn't really experienced life for very long in a truly complex capitalist democracy. And people who haven't grown up with real freedom sometimes don't really understand what it really looks like and that it requires respect and consideration of more than just "expert" opinions.

    It seems like the analogy to the global warming alarmism would strike a chord with him, and others, because it's pretty much the same tactic of scaring people into compliance and telling them that it's too "complex and important" for ordinary people to understand.

    I honestly don't believe that economics are or should be all that complicated. It's definitely not comparable to string theory.

    By Blogger Rae Ann, at 10:28 AM  

  • I'm sorry I was wrong about the ACORN funding. I fell for a false rumor. I read over the Senate bill and there isn't anything for them in it, but there is a lot of other dumb crap.

    By Blogger Rae Ann, at 6:01 AM  

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