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by Ned Kelly
Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: A journey begun
Replies: 23
Views: 896

Yep, and similarly, Jesus Christ is overqualified for any position in any government.

Well done, Steve C. Your loss of this election is probably a testament to your talents and virtues.
by Ned Kelly
Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:30 pm
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Looking for a Carl Jung quote...
Replies: 4
Views: 1858

Or just get an anthology of Jung, and you'll become enriched by browsing through it to find that quote. On the same note, you have reminded me of an ancient Chinese parable, and I think this might help you through whatever you're going through. Around 2,300 years ago, during one of China's times of ...
by Ned Kelly
Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:01 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: A journey begun
Replies: 23
Views: 896

Steve, yes that's right, and I wish more people (especially Americans who tend to idealize children in unrealistic ways) would understand it. You've reminded me of Blake's "Songs of Innocence". Small children are innocent, and so are beasts. They have a lot in common, because being innocent, they ar...
by Ned Kelly
Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:51 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Why Americans should vote for a Democrat in 2008
Replies: 217
Views: 10842

Yep, so maybe it's time to reconsider the whole concept of popular elections in an age of cancerous advertising? And that's correlated with the cult of publicity and "public relations". Maybe some new questions ought to be asked, such as who are 'the People'", and just what is "public"? The etymolog...
by Ned Kelly
Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:48 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: A journey begun
Replies: 23
Views: 896

But then winning a popular election usually has less to do with talent or virtue than other kinds of "winning." I think it was Mark Twain who said a candidate who has the support of every fool in his district will always have the majority behind him. A few decades ago the comic strip "Wizard of Id" ...
by Ned Kelly
Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:47 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: A journey begun
Replies: 23
Views: 896

If you got 32 percent then you're currently more popular than George Bush.
by Ned Kelly
Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:52 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Why Americans should vote for a Democrat in 2008
Replies: 217
Views: 10842

Thanks, Clemsy, for the welcome and thoughtful response. I see a McCain presidency as accelerating the decline of the country. I think McCain will be yet another disaster, but the decline of the country has been the cause, rather than the consequence, of the lamentable characters of the Presidents w...
by Ned Kelly
Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:43 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Why Americans should vote for a Democrat in 2008
Replies: 217
Views: 10842

Isn't that article by Chopra a bit tendentious, to say the least? Her state of Alaska has less than 700,000 residents, which reduces the job of governor to the scale of running one-tenth of New York City. Since when does size of population correlate with skills of good governance? When Washington be...