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From: "D. Spencer Hines" <>
Subject: Re: Trivial Pursuits
Date: Thu, 24 May 2001 18:12:03 +0100
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However, "Me Too's" are not necessarily a bad thing at all. : )
Indeed they are often essential ---- if focused, sensible, intelligent,
serious people are going to beat off a gang of loony, righteous harpies,
snarling hyenas, non-serious pimply-faced-kids and other assorted
drones, ragamuffins and cretins ---- out to have a little fun by
badgering the grown-ups.
Indeed, Edmund Burke, "The Good Burke" ---- had it right, as he has it
right on so many things:
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do
nothing." -- Attributed to Edmund Burke [1729-1797]
"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one
by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle." -- Edmund
Burke -- Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents [April 23,
"You could not stand five minutes with that man [Burke] beneath a shed
while it rained, but you must be convinced you had been standing with
the greatest man you had ever seen." Samuel Johnson [1709-1784],
_Johnsonian Miscellanies , edited by G.B. Hill, vol. 1, p.290
And then there is:
"People will not look forward to Posterity who never look backward to
their Ancestors." Edmund Burke (1729-1797), Reflections on the
Revolution in France 
D. Spencer Hines
Lux et Veritas et Libertas
"Forsan et haec olim meminisse juvabit." Publius Virgilius Maro
(Virgil) [70-19 B.C.] [Aeneid I, 203] Aeneas, seeking to comfort his
men as they contemplate an arduous journey to Italy, reassures them
that, "Someday, perhaps, it will be pleasant to remember all this."
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Vires et Honor
"James P. Robinson III" <> wrote in message
| I am afraid that I am about to be guilty of a "me too" message. Me,
| too!! I have been a member of this group since early 1996 (or maybe
| 1995), and I am quite happy with the way it is run. I read what
| me, respond if I have something do add and delete the rest. Works
| me. Good job, Todd and Don,and a hearty thank you for continuing in
| thankless task.
| Jim Robinson
| As the clock struck 06:19 PM 5/24/2001 +1200, Rosie Bevan took pen in
| and wrote:
| >I have been a happy member since 1999 and would hate to see any
| >GEN-MEDIEVAL. As Todd says, if you don't like it, you have options.
| >Personally, although I don't always agree with Todd, I think he and
Don do a
| >damn good job of what must be a largely thankless task and deserve a
| >more than they are getting here.
| James P. Robinson III
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