When the wisdom of the present is blinded by its own arrogant magnificence, only the reckless belligerence of youth is capable of saving us of from ourselves. Had this not been an integral part of human evolution, life as we know it would never have been possible, would never change. . . would never get better.
Cities need three things to survive as communities in which living is vibrant: “local” schools with no need for busing, varied faith centers serving the spiritual needs of residents and “piazzas” – community gathering places centered in such a way that neighbours of every stripe and hue can congregate and share.
Everything. . . including democracy, has a best before date.
Over-reaction is what authorities too often do when an event occurs before which they should have taken action.
A loving and generous gift, ill received, is no less loving and generous.
The greatest abusers of this era of victimhood are those who treat it as a windfall.
War requires military intelligence. Peace, an intelligent military
As long as comic strips say more truths about us than a $100 + an hour analyst, newspapers will remain a good buy.
When we don’t care to know, ignorance becomes our constant companion.
The arts are a counter-balance to the demands of conformity, to a submission to the status quo and to lowest common denominator expectations concocted by an environment become complacent.