“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, June 13, 2009
Clear cutting Tuna and a lesson in living.
Using one mile long nets to fish is the equivalent of shooting buffalo from a train. It is cutting every tree in the forest. If a one mile net is not ridiculous how about a ten mile net or a fifty mile net?
Just because something can be done, does not mean it should be. A true conservationist and a true conservative should object to the concept of pillaging a sustainable reproducible asset to extinction.
One life time does not make a universe. A happy man understands his short privilege at seeing and understanding life. He is inspired by the immensity of the universe in time and space. He is excited by the seasons and the God given bounty of life. A good man understands the gift, the blessing and the boundaries of decent stewardship.