“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."

Sunday, December 23, 2012

The salt of the earth

1 comment:

  1. Shelf life, Quirk.

    Your proof of transcendence is not in a Twinkie, but in that which when it rains, it pours.

    Warnings against losing one's saltiness:

    Matthew 5:13

    Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

    Job 6:6

    Is tasteless food eaten without salt, or is there flavor in the white of an egg?

    Mark 9:50

    "Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with each other."