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Did Socrates say "Know Thyself", or was he misunderstood, as all are. Show Thyself is all we can do. The knowing is unknowable.  

I am filled with joy.  It can't be helped.  

Became a Farmer, Builder, Musician, Tank Commander, Librarian, Lawyer and Minister. I have failed at many things. And now retired.  Filled, just filled, with Joy. 

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Can you name three "great" Conservatives? Churchill could not. He named three great Liberals!

Botha - The hero of the Boer War who captured Winston, and then proceeded to bring South Africa into the Commonwealth. He was not just a great guerrilla officer, but a real "community organizer". After becoming Prime Minister, he sought to eliminate racial barriers and create a unity of people. Nationalism, and Apartheit, was the failure of his reforms.

Baden-Powell - a gay husband and wife team, formed the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides. The world's first international organization open to children of all creeds, colors, and financial straits.

Booth - husband and wife "community organizers", founded the Salvation Army to help the "undesirables" of the world. They formed Christian sharing communities with very little economic disparity, and with healthy lifestyles and diets.

These are the "conservatives" named by Winston Churchill after giving the question a lot of thought. All three persons he named were, in their lifetimes, attacked as "liberals".