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  • Fools

    On rereading THE PROVERBS in the Old Testament,
    I notice that almost every other proverb deals with fools.
    God loves the poor, it is said, that is why He has created so many of them.
    If we assume that to be true (which I doubt), why then did He create so many fools when He obviously has nothing but contempt for them (if we assume the Scriptures to be His word)?
    “Like a dog that returns to his vomit, is a fool that repeats his folly,” reads one proverb.
    “Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself,” reads another.
    More random samples follow:
    “A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the back of fools.”
    “A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man quietly holds it back.”
    “A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.”
    “A fool’s lips bring strife, and his mouth invites a flogging.”
    “A fool’s mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to himself.”
    Is a fool capable of admitting to being one?
    What could be more foolish than trying to reason with fools?
    While reading THE PROVERBS, has a fool ever thought, “It is about me that the Good Lord speaks.”

  • #2
    Re: Fools

    The tragedy of our genocide
    should not blind us
    to the incompetence, inexperience, and ignorance
    of our own leadership.
    To those who say,
    “In their place
    maybe you would have done a better job?”
    My answer is: Probably not
    but having blundered
    I wouldn’t expect future generations
    to look up to me as heroic figure
    and saviors of the nation.


    • #3
      Re: Fools

      Wednesday, November 02, 2016
      A fundamentally decent, peace-loving,
      law-and-order man
      in search of a cause that will make him behave
      like a bloodthirsty barbarian.
      Compare the woman you loved
      with the woman you have ceased to love.
      Freedom-loving people whose manifest destiny
      is to enslave the rest of mankind.


      • #4
        Re: Fools

        Sooner or later we must all come to terms with the fact that we belong to a nation that has been victimized not only by foreign but also by domestic enemies, and of the two, the domestic have been more dedicated and persistent.


        • #5
          Re: Fools

          Thursday, November 03, 2016
          NOTES / COMMENTS
          We live in a world where
          how much you have
          is more important than
          how much you know and understand.
          The men at the top don’t think;
          they let their flunkeys to do their
          thinking for them.
          One of my favorite Shaw quotations:
          “There are limits to what a mule
          or an ass will stand;
          but man will suffer himself to be degraded
          until his vileness becomes so loathsome
          to his oppressors that they themselves
          are forced to reform it.”
          When asked why I unfriend or block readers
          who disagree with me, I say
          I welcome disagreement;
          what I can’t stand is a smart ass.
          President Clinton was almost forced out of office
          because he had a fling with a floozy.
          Ottoman sultans were allowed to have
          as many as a thousand concubines.
          Yanks could learn from that.


          • #6
            Re: Fools

            To say that our genocide fell on us
            like a thief in the night
            is not just a lie but a Big Lie
            whose obvious aim is to perpetuate the lie
            that we are in the best of hands
            and we never had it so good.


            • #7
              Re: Fools

              Saturday, November 05, 2016
              NOBODY’S PERFECT
              What do the Pope of Rome and Stalin have in common?
              A need to assert infallibility.
              The main function of groups is
              to convince its members they are right
              even when they are dead wrong.
              To express her utter contempt for me,
              a gentle reader from the Homeland once called me
              What can be more absurd than someone
              by the name of Kurdoghlanian
              identifying himself as an Armenian?
              “There is only one way to prove yourself as a good Canadian,”
              a Canadian once told me, “If Canada goes to war against…
              what are you, by the way?”
              “If Canada goes to war against Armenia,
              will you fight in defense of Canada?”
              To which I could only say:
              “You mean to qualify myself as a good Canadian
              I must have a bloodthirsty disposition
              towards my brother?”


              • #8
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                • #9
                  Re: Fools

                  Saroyan's fictional characters are typical Armenians only in the sense that Tevye the Milkman (of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF fame) is a typical Jew. Saroyan “stylized” (his word) Armenians to make them more palatable and harmless to his American audience. But according to his most recent biographer, near the end of his life he was suspicious of all Armenians, including his own children.


                  • #10
                    Re: Fools

                    Tuesday, November 08, 2016
                    I repeat myself?
                    Not as often as “Our Father Who art in Heaven”
                    and “Hail Marry, full of grace.”
                    Sharia, infidel, jihad:
                    To spear of these things
                    is to engage in criminal activities.
                    An unspoken question
                    that I have been asked more than once:
                    “Who the xxxx do you think you are
                    to classify yourself as a human being?”
                    Two kinds of poor:
                    (i) dirt poor and
                    (ii) being dependent on the charity of swine.
                    I have nothing to brag about
                    except the fact that
                    I have been a source of disappointment
                    to my “betters.”