Archives For July 23, 2013

Liberae sunt nostrae cogitationes. (Our thoughts are free.)

Marcus Tullius Cicero, Pro Milone oratio 79
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Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning…

C.S. Lewis

War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

It baffles me the amount of coverage this “royal baby” is getting. You would think this baby is special or something which we all know is simply not true. It poops and cries like any other baby. The current state of the “royal family” is  a joke in the modern age of government. All civic and political responsibilities are legislated out to more qualified individuals. So what is it that the royal family does besides have lots of money and wave at crowds? They are essentially permanent celebrities by birthright and nothing more. Mere relics of the now defunct British Empire.