Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy.
– Robert Heinlein
So the pendulum swings, now violently, now slowly; and every institution not only carries within it the seeds of its own dissolution, but prepares the way for its most hated rival.
–William Ralph Inge
June 5, 1989–In Tiananmen Square, the Chinese government crushed a student-led demonstration for democratic reform and against government corruption, killing hundreds, or perhaps thousands of demonstrators in the strongest anti-government protest since the 1949 revolution. Ironically, the name Tiananmen means “Gate of Heavenly Peace”.
A Chinese man stands alone to block a line of tanks heading east on Beijing’s Cangan Blvd. in Tiananmen Square on June 5, 1989. The man, calling for an end to the recent violence and bloodshed against pro-democracy demonstrators, was pulled away by bystanders, and the tanks continued on their way. (AP Photo/Jeff Widener)
“A book is a loaded gun in the house next door…Who knows who might be the target of the well-read man?”
– Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
Dr. Amy Givler, a family physician in Monroe, LA, and author of Hope In the Face of Cancer, relates how she lost weight and improved her health on a keto diet. Not only did her health improve, it changed how she relates to her patients about nutrition and weight loss.
A powerful testimonial and well worth the read.
“It is a popular delusion that the government wastes vast amounts of money through inefficiency and sloth. Enormous effort and elaborate planning are required to waste this much money.”