from Jesse’s Café Américain:
“Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.”
Martin Luther King
Or to become what you purportedly hate about him.
I will be out of pocket much of today, sitting in waiting rooms for the usual healthcare testing things. Sometimes the tests are far enough apart. But at other times they come in flurries as the interpretation of the results demands it.
Just as a reminder, my wife has a rare form of cancer that has been showing up here and there. There is no way to cure it, but the thing is to manage it as best as one can. And so we have been doing for the past five or six years now, with the usual ups and downs.
As I told her when we received the initial diagnosis, which was a bit shocking considering her otherwise perfect health and habits, that ‘this is our life now, and I will be with you every step of the way.’
Consequently there will be no chart updates tonight, although I am reading mails and posting links.
Trump sent the dollar reeling with some interview comments, and the metals responded.
Economics, journalism, and politics are among the ‘disgraced professions’ that resent their bad reputations these days. It seems that when things start going really wrong, the ‘professions’ always seem to be playing a key role. And as the locus of the conscience and voice of society, that is quite understandable.
The solution is really quite simple— stop lying for and disgracing yourselves in the service of power and money, and access and credentialism, in a system which you know to be unjust and rotten, but personally rewarding and convenient. Stop appointing yourselves as the moral judge, able to give yourselves a pass on the same types of behaviours that you claim to despise.
Once you throw away the moral high ground, and start acting like ‘the other guys’ with the usual ‘what is truth’ and ‘I can act dishonestly because my cause is so important’ arguments, you have lost.
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