Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/16/17

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I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.”   —   Rosa Parks

(Timely quote, especially considering the horrific chain of events in Charlottesville, VA this past weekend.  As much as I hate racism and bigotry, I support the First Amendment’s rights of free speech, and peaceable assembly.  Unfortunately, the white supremacists assembly was anything but peaceable!  But, neither was a sizable segment of the counter protesters.  The videos I watched of the clashes of the two groups were very disturbing.  The police, and the local leaders, did a horrible job of keeping the two groups separated.   We don’t yet know if the nutjob, who used his car as a deadly weapon, acted as an agent for some of the white supremacists leaders, or was acting solely on his own, for his personal sick and deluded inclinations.  Perhaps the more confrontational counter protesters were infiltrated by anarchists, or white supremacists in sheep’s clothing, but it seems that so much of the bloodshed and death could have been avoided with a more robust police presence.  Truly, a black eye on 21st Century America.  I put a lot of the blame, for all the hostilities, on how “political correctness” has gotten out of control.  Zero tolerance – one sided – policies run contrary to the American spirit that Evelyn Beatrice Hall summed up in her famous quote:  “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.”  We can, and must, do so much better people.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


6 Responses to “Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/16/17”

  1. 1 retireejay August 18, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Your comments on Charlottesville mirror my opinions exactly. Perfect!

  2. 2 unclerave August 18, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Thank you, Jay. I have always been, and probably always will be, a liberal and progressive thinker. But, I have seen “political correctness” overtake rational objectivity, to the point where it has created a kind of hysteria! A mob mentality, if you will. It’s not pretty, and ironically, it’s reminiscent of how a majority of the German people succumbed to the Nazi propaganda of the 1930s and 1940s. I believe we are on a very slippery slope here, and it is getting scarier and scarier, day by day. — YUR

  3. 3 jenn August 18, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Very well stated, UR If I could give this an emphatic 10 stars, I would.

  4. 4 unclerave August 18, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Thanks, jenn!!!! — YUR 🙂

  5. 5 lwc August 23, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.”

    There’s some disagreement if Ms Evelyn Beatrice Hall spoke these words, or if she was paraphrasing Voltaire.

    Maybe there’s clarification.

  6. 6 unclerave August 23, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Very little of the quotes attributed to . . . anyone can truly be called “original”, lwc. Just about everything is derivative of something earlier. “Thus, almost everything is imitation.” This is directly from the link you provided, lwc. (I keep forgetting. Have you provided us with a name before? You may have, and I’ve likely just forgotten.) — YUR

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