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That déjà vu feeling


Bureaucracy never goes away and has become even more nefarious under this government. We end up taking the blame when things do not go as it was planned. otry. The inaction from those who govern us , at all level, certainly had contributed to this negative cloud right on top of our heads these days . I would label this as the new Idleness , one of William Beveridge's original Five Giant Evils . Just finished reading Thomas E. Ricks' latest book ,Churchill and Orwell (highly recommend) . In his conclusion chapter , Afterword, he wrote : 'If there is anything we can take from them(Churchill and Orwell) , it is the wisdom of employing this two-step process , especially in times of mind-bending crisis : Work deligently to discern the facts of the matter, and then use your principles to respond .' He also wrote : 'Orwell especially never stopped trying to see clearly through all the lies ,obfuscations and distractions. Instead of shaping facts to fit his opinions , he was willing to let facts change his opinions.' The last sentence is the most telling to me .

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22 Jul 2017

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