God is right, and weak, and that sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

«Then the Israelites cried out to the LORD, “We’ve sinned against you, for we went away from our God and served the Baals.”

The LORD replied to the Israelites, “When the Egyptians, Amorites, Ammonites, Philistines, Sidonians, Amalekites, and Maonites oppressed you and you cried out to me, didn’t I rescue you from their power? But you have gone away from me and served other gods, so I won’t rescue you anymore! Go cry out to the gods you’ve chosen. Let them rescue you in the time of your distress.”

The Israelites responded to the LORD, “We’ve sinned. Do to us whatever you see as right, but please save us this time.” They put away the foreign gods from among them and served the LORD. And the LORD could no longer stand to see Israel suffer».

[Judges 10, 10-16]

Visca la vida ara i aquí

Deride no-end their looks, their ingenuousness, their very simplistic worldview, their communal ethos, whatever.

But have you ever heard any hippy telling you how to live or not to live, what to think or not to think, what to say or not to say, or metooing and de-platforming you?

No. Above all, they valued freedom and agency, theirs and the other ones’.

Same as, above all, the woke value submission and control, theirs and the other ones’ —especially the other ones’.

You choose.

Sisa, Visca la llibertat

My collection (Part 2 of 82)

The Beatles, Act Naturally
Los Ronaldos, Adiós papá

I left home rather precariously and not with my parents’ approval, so I was surprised and grateful at my father’s giving me a modest quantity of money to let me have a start —a money he certainly wasn’t at all in excess of.

In fact, I must say I’m more grateful now than I was at the time. But I’ve been stupid for a long time in my youth and later, so that’s self-explaining.

Those were (from June 1989 to February 1991) hard times for us, in regard to money. And some time after, as well.

Supertramp, Ain’t Nobody But Me

… gonna lie for you, gonna die for you

Ain’t no fish in the sea,

gonna sigh for you, gonna try for you

Then, many years later the person who made those words actual was born.

Dick Hyman & Howard Alden, All of Me / The Peanut Vendor
Maria Dolores Pradera, Amarraditos

Misinformation About Misinformation – by Bryan Caplan

Yes, there are plenty of other reasonable complaints about the war on “misinformation.” There’s massive hypocrisy: People who attack “misinformation” often peddle it themselves. There’s thinly-veiled authoritarianism: People should only be free to express approved views. There’s the Kafkaesque pettiness of bots labelling a post “misinformation” for soliciting doubts about a controversial article. The list goes on and on.

Still, the fundamental problem with the war on misinformation is that it scapegoats misinformation for the sins of irrationality. If human being were rational, misinformation would be basically harmless. Thomas Jefferson famously said, “Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” Similarly, I say, “Were it left to me to decide whether we should have irrationality without misinformation or rationality with misinformation, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.”

Misinformation About Misinformation – by Bryan Caplan

Or add another dilemma: tyranny without misinformation vs liberty with it.

 $1.0564 

The value of the euro relative to the dollar as of Friday. The euro has slid roughly 7% against the dollar this year, making parity a real possibility. On Friday, Germany’s finance minister warned that the falling currency might be driving up inflation in Europe and encouraged the European Central Bank to increase interest rates.

By the Numbers, WSJ