“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Why not? Hat Tip: doug.


  1. From wikipedia Brudda IZ. A life cut short at 38 years old by complications of 758 lb morbid obesity.

    Beautiful music.

  2. Absolutely heavenly music.

    But let's not forget, when the white man arrived, in stout ships, and courage, finally law prevailed, and the eating of one another came to an end.

    Maui was a tough old bastard, and the law won, for now.

    But Maui is resergent in our day.

    Kill Maui, for the good of us all.