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A Catholic who follows Rome & the Magisterium. I'm against gay "marriage", abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning. Altar girls, Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers and "Protestant" music in the Church doesn't bother me at all. A proud American retired submarine sailor. Our borders should be secured with a 10 ft. high fence topped by concertina wire with minefields out to 20 yards on both sides and an additional 10 yards filled with warning signs outside of that Let's get energy independent NOW! Back Israel to the max, stop appeasing followers of the Pedophile Prophet. Pro 2nd Amendment, pro death penalty, Repeal all hate crime legislation. Back the police unless you'd rather call a hippie when everything hits the fan. Get government out of dealing with education, childhood obesity and the enviornment. Stop using the military for sociological experiments and if we're in a war don't micromanage their every move. Kill your television, limit time on the computer and pick up a book. God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Respect for the position held...

A comment I made on another blog was removed, evidently I was less than respectful about the conduct of the person the original post was about. Whatever.

I get that sort of treatment a lot and probably for whats considered good reason. Evidently someone who retired as a senior enlisted man in the military should act with more respect towards authority figures. The idea is to respect the position the person holds no matter what their own personal shortcomings are. Noted.

FWIW, over the years I've come to the conclusion that is the cheapest form of respect in existence. When it's the only one cited you can bet the person involved is basically standing on the shoulders of better men (or women) than they may ever be. They're sponging off the accomplishments of others who actually performed in an exemplary manner and brought a lot of credit to their position.

Somehow my reasoning gets little traction, mostly (IMO) because everyone wants to worship some idol. Just ignore those feet of clay and prostrate yourself, Chumly. Got it.

It reminds me of an old tale told about Socrates. He was boiling some bean soup as an acquaintance walked by who called out, "If you learned to say nice things to the king you wouldn't have to eat bean soup".

The response from Socrates was, "If you learned to how eat bean soup you wouldn't have to say nice things to the king".

You can take that one to the bank. My own favorite dish is boiled ham hocks with kidney beans and onions plus a side of corn bread. Thanks for listening.

1 comment:

Old Bob said...

That dish sounds mighty good!
Of course your comments are always welcome to my eyes.

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