The Peasants’ Revolt

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

In 2016, James Delingpole commented that toffs hate Brexit because it’s the Peasants’ Revolt. For non-British readers, the word “toff” is a shortened form of “toffee-nosed,” a slang term for the rich or upper class. But more important is the reference to the Peasant Revolt of 1381, which is little-known on the western side of the Atlantic.

Source: The Peasants’ Revolt

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However, we should take this time to recognize that Brexit was a twenty-first century form of the Peasants’ Revolt – a time when the population had the government running scared but made the mistake of accepting the continued leadership of those who created the problem in the first place.

Whatever country we are from, we should be reminded that, no matter how reasonable or conciliatory this may seem, putting the fox back in the henhouse is never the answer.

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Seems like that’s a recurring mistake that “We, The Sheeple” make — thinking that an agreement will solve the problem.

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Non-diversity and the spelling bee :: Jeff Jacoby

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Is that a problem? Should we be lamenting the lack of diversity in the top ranks of competitive student spellers? Ought Scripps and ESPN (which broadcasts the annual spelling bee) manipulate the rules — the way Harvard, for example, has manipulated its admissions standards — to ensure that more non-Asians make it to the final rounds? . . .

Source: Non-diversity and the spelling bee :: Jeff Jacoby

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“Equality of Opportunity”; not “Equality of Results”!

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L. Neil Smith‘s The Libertarian Enterprise: working to fulfill the promise of the American Revolution since 1995

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

“Government healthcare is the first step to cyanide showers.”

Source: L. Neil Smith‘s The Libertarian Enterprise: working to fulfill the promise of the American Revolution since 1995

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That seems accurate!

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