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+ What is true, just, and beautiful is not determined by popular vote. The masses everywhere are ignorant, short-sighted, motivated by envy, and easy to fool. Democratic politicians must appeal to these masses in order to be elected. Whoever is the best demagogue will win. Almost by necessity, then, democracy will lead to the perversion…

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+ To say, as the advocates of our government do, that a man must give up some of his natural rights, to a government, in order to have the rest of them protected the government being all the while the sole and irresponsible judge as to what rights he does give up, and what he…

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Midweek Music

No, this is not a new thing. I just found this little gal to be incredible…

Maddi Jane – Rolling in the Deep:

How come all the 11 year-olds I know are annoying little sh*ts?

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+ A government that can at pleasure accuse, shoot, and hang men, as traitors, for the one general offence of refusing to surrender themselves and their property unreservedly to its arbitrary will, can practice any and all special and particular oppressions it pleases. The result — and a natural one — has been that we…

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Hindu Lore

I love Hinduism. If I wasn’t Catholic, it is definitely the religion I would choose (before, even, many Protestantisms). Still, it isn’t something we hear much about. There are around 1 billion adherents to Hinduism on this earth, and it is likely that most of us couldn’t name, much less tell anyone anything about the…

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