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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Infinite Human Stupidity

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“Oliver Wendell Holmes said, "Think things, not words." In words, many see a need for "social justice" to override "the dictates of the market." In reality, what is called "the market" consists of human beings making their own choices at their own cost. What is called "social justice" is government imposition of the notions of third parties, who pay no price for being wrong.”
— by Thomas Sowell, October 07, 2009 (
Related Link » Antisemitism in the Arab world
“Antisemitism in the Arab world refers to discrimination against Jews. While Arabs are also a Semitic people, the modern meaning of the English term "antisemitism" refers exclusively to discrimination against Jews.” [emphasis added]
— From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Let's cut the crap once and for all, shall we? When an Arab or an Arab sympathizer resorts to the old canard, "I can't be an anti-Semite because Arabs are Semites themselves" he or she is not being clever or original, as he or she usually thinks he or she is; he or she is a Jew-hater cloaked in false semantics. An anti-Semite is a Jew-hater, not a hater of all Semites or anyone speaking a Semitic language.

Word coinage is not an exact science. And it is a gigantic waste of time and energy to engage in debates about semantics masquerading as issues. Nevertheless, such debates, arguments, and physical battles ("sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never harm me") are ubiquitous. Why? Well, because of what Big Al famously observed:
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.”

Post #958 Infinite Human Stupidity

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