It is, indeed, important to notice that my argument so far supposes no evil intentions on the part of the Humanitarian and considers only what is involved in the logic of his position. My contention is that good men (not bad men) consistently acting upon that position would act as cruelly and unjustly as the greatest tyrants. They might in some respects act even worse. Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth.
Although the controversy over President Trump calling the current pandemic the Chinese Virus is the reason this post exists, I hope to use it to make some universal points.
A friend of mine retweeted this:
Yes, it originated in China, but the technical term is Covid-19
Your mom originated from the back of a Buick Skylark, but we call her Judith
Don’t be mean.
— Brunette Bohemian (@RaeOfLite) March 18, 2020
And here is a screen shot, in case the tweet ever becomes unavailable:
Considering these are my present Facebook and Twitter bios, I am 100% behind “Don’t be mean”:
“Be kind” and “don’t be mean” seem pretty equivalent, eh? 🙂
Ignoring the non sequitur in the original tweet, I want to speak to the claims that using “Chinese Virus” hurts individuals of Chinese decent. [Read more…]
I love riding my bicycle…and I love our four dogs.
Speaking of love, our largest dog Chewie (65 pounds) loves going out and about whether for a walk or a ride in the car. Thanks to Amazon, Discount Ramps, and Lucky Dog (who actually makes the trailer), Chewie now loves joining dad on his rides. 🙂
This inexpensive pet trailer is visually appealing, well built, and easy to assemble. It also can be folded into a much smaller space (although that requires a few steps). It may seem a bit small when you look at it for a dog Chewie’s size…but you can see from the video how well he fit. Yes, if weather is such you need to close it, then a medium/large dog is going to be resting in the carrier (versus standing up)…but Chewie was comfortable doing that too. (We had to start off the first ride with it zipped closed, because he tried to get out of the trailer when I first started pedaling.)
I couldn’t be happier with this product. The pictures and video are from Chewie’s first ride. Even though I was home late and had to rush before it was totally dark…I’m glad I unpacked and assembled it, and headed out on the road. Chewie was glad too. 🙂
(Please go 6 minutes into the video to see Chewie after I was able to open up the front.)
P.S. If you are interested in the carrier:
Directly from Discount Ramps: https://www.discountramps.com/dog-trailer/p/PT-10201/