Now if hospitals only had the freedom to turn away the unvaccinated… And/or insurance companies could refuse to cover the unvaccinated for COVID-19 related issues. Freedom!
What is it about 3:00? I have the same issue, almost every night.
I think someone would have gotten to the moon eventually without NASA and likely with far fewer resources. Avoiding global war would be a substantial benefit of not doing “big things”. And the national highway system also encourages vehicular travel (pollution, energy waste) not to mention the loss of real estate and destruction of natural resources.
Allowing children the freedom of exploring their own capabilities and interests rather than being engineered into corporate tools for exploitation would be another benefit of not doing “big things”. Let’s recall that most of the genii we celebrate from past ages (Newton, da Vinci, Copernicus, etc.) were individuals, not directed (well maybe da Vinci for his gruelmech) by the interests of state.
When have ‘big projects’ ever been anything but trouble, if not then, then eventually?
Yes, life is definitely better with decentralized systems of small groups. Unlike the Aztecs.
Thanks for the “i.e.” For a moment I thought you were talking about the socialists.
Many of those indigenous cultures practiced not only human sacrifice, but slavery, conquered other tribal cultures, etc. Rather than focusing only on our deficits (of which there are many, and many more some folks wish to perpetrate), let’s also keep in mind how far we have come and what positive things we have accomplished, including and especially the discarding of a nobility (ruling class) or dictator, and the acknowledgement that government should be limited to protecting the rights of all individuals rather than trampling on them. Now if only we could get the fallible humans who run the government to act that way, rather than continually attempting to recreate feudalism.
Chickweed Lane uses ‘putz’ today too; is there something in the air?
I thought they had screen doors.
They also have all the right tools and all parts in stock, including those you’d have no idea you’d need until you get the thing apart.