A Modest Rebuttal To The Right


Heard a great quote the other night which made me think about the consistency of the right in American politics as they continue to waste time and taxpayer’s money arguing the exact same issues over and over again.   They have, for example, voted more than 50 times on Obamacare in the House.  You might say the same is true of those on the left, were it not for the fact that Progressives are for change, which creates new issues while the Luddites on the right are consistently trying to do nothing at all,  or worse yet,  to somehow  reverse the process of human evolution, dragging us all down into their personal intellectual hell.

If you can’t follow what you just read, then stop now and go back to the FOX News Channel (or continue staring at the wall).  You’re beyond help.  If on the other hand, you understand what’s being said,  that change  is by its very nature inconsistent, then please continue, as here, for those courageous souls who carry forward with the good fight for change that’s right, is the quote-

“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.  With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do.  He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall.  Speak what you think now in hard words, and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict everything you said today. – ‘Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood.’  Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood?  Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh.  To be great is to be misunderstood.” 

-Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance


One thought on “A Modest Rebuttal To The Right”

  1. Behind the rhetoric and statements of convenience or for appeasement, there must be a consistency of intent. Is the intent based on “me” instead of “we” or on “selfishness” instead of the “common good?” Foolish consistency is dogma and to be misunderstood is just being a free thinking human being.

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