Now, for what is really important news.... this one is especially for my readers from down under!
Australian Wild Pig Drinks 18 Beers, Gets in Fight with Cow
Seriously--- after the horrific news from yesterday involving that Naval Yard shooting, I thought that it might be helpful to get a bit of news that is not so saddening. One cannot read the reports from that terrible crime scene without realizing that something is wrong with the culture in this nation. At times it seems as if we are rotting from within. Virtue, honor, decency are becoming the truest of scarce commodities. Once again however we learn about another shooter with mental illness issues - how do these people keep falling through the cracks and are thus enabled to carry out their twisted deeds?
"When misguided public opinion honors what is despicable and despises what is honorable, punishes virtue and rewards vice, encourages what is harmful and discourages what is useful, applauds falsehood and smothers truth under indifference or insult, a nation turns its back on progress and can be restored only by the terrible lessons of catastrophe." … Frederic Bastiat
Evil talks about tolerance only when it’s weak. When it gains the upper hand, its vanity always requires the destruction of the good and the innocent, because the example of good and innocent lives is an ongoing witness against it. So it always has been. So it always will be. And America has no special immunity to becoming an enemy of its own founding beliefs about human freedom, human dignity, the limited power of the state, and the sovereignty of God. – Archbishop Chaput
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