Refuge

Jun. 17th, 2017 08:49 am
supergee: (coy1)
50+ years ago, I fell in love with Isaac Asimov’s Foundation (the series in general, and particularly the novel of that name). It told of a world where those with the political virtues—strongest, meanest, pushiest, loudest, most numerous, richest, etc.—got their asses handed to them by the side with the best map of the situation. That is how the world should be.

And for all that time I have been arguing with many people’s favorite quote from it: "Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent." It isn’t. Violence is the first refuge of the incompetent. The competent follow the Teachings of Don Vito: Always try to reason with them first.
supergee: (gargoyle)
The Rude Pundit (with offensive verbiage) on Benghazi and Chicago
supergee: (horse's ass)
Mental health professional attempts to replace violence with something presumably different: rape.

Thanx to Shakesville
supergee: (pissed)
You're only allowed to hit your own children. That's one of the fundamental principles of society.

Thanx to many.

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