Sunday, August 04, 2013

Oops, I Missed That

From the comments at Sic Semper Tyrannis, a thoughtful person points out something that I had missed completely:

Today we have an unspecified worldwide terror alert...right after the NSA had to appear before Congress to justify their snooping on Americans. No one in the media seems to have wondered if those dots connect.

Well, duh, of course those dots connect. How did I not notice that?

Another comment in the same thread compares this nation and its reaction to 9/11 to Moby Dick, in which Ahab is so blinded by his desire for revenge on the white whale that he sinks his ship and is himself killed in his irrational crusade to extract revenge. The white whale, of course, survives. Read it yourself, it's the second comment in the thread and is written by "mbrenner," whose comments are always worth reading.


  1. Anonymous1:06 PM

    Very disappointing however to read Lang's wholesale condemnation of Manning.

  2. bruce7:23 PM

    The comments re: Moby Dick were uncomfortably too close to home. I have thought for a long time that we've squandered our moral leadership in so many ways for many years. Too bad it continues to this day.