Uncle Abner and Mr. Trump

Sat 23 July 2016

(originally started as a comment on the article on First Things).

Yours country used to be found on principles “to the end it may be a government of laws and not of men”, and now the biggest concern of everybody is which of the nine unelected gays (or gals) will rule you? Sad.

Mr. Reno is writing about lack of solidarity and this time (first time) I have to agree with him; yes, this has been missing from the conservatives agenda for a long time. But the American tradition was never only about freedom (or solidarity, for that matter). Let me cite beloved by me Uncle Abner from the short story “The House of the Dead Man” by Melville Davisson Post:

“I have read St. Paul’s epistle on charity,” he said, “and, after long reflection, I am persuaded that there exists a greater thing than charity—a thing of more value to the human family. Like charity, it rejoiceth not in iniquity, but it does not bear all things or believe all things, or endure all things; and, unlike charity, it seeketh its own … Do you know what thing I mean, Smallwood? I will tell you. It is Justice.”

I am not talking about the Mirage of Social Justice (to quote Hayek) or any such nonsense, but the good old cuum quique. Yes, it is true that the biggest robbery are done by the government men, but these are not the only robbers running through the land now. Just from my profession, let me say that it is unjust and horrible and everybody sees it that there is no defense against Microsoft, Google, Oracle, and IBM when they decide that small corporation or individual programmer should be robbed of her work (and even Google is apparently not safe when Oracle runs to the court). There is no defense against the protection racket of the current software patents and the mafia of patent trolls.

Or another thing … I believe it is a very conservative to struggle for the lost Republic as Mr. Lessig calls for it. It seems to me very important to take power from Lesters of this world. It is just unjust that Disney Corp. can extended copyright for as long as it wishes. It is just unjust that those patent trolls (and their friends) can extend their power over anybody who creates anything in the United States.

It is true that nobody is certain in their rights while the Congress is in session. I do believe that protection of private property is one of the cornerstones of any freedom, but there is not only government which can rob normal person, but also a rich man who can rob the less rich one. In the country rules by Lesters, there is suddenly no justice for normal citizens. And they see it, and no wonder they hear the first Pied Piper who promises them return of justice (even though follows the worst of man and promises “Law and Justice”).

Category: faith Tagged: blogcomment politics UnitedStates


Tož tu Evropu už máme, teď potřebujeme ještě nějaké Evropany

Sun 03 July 2016

V tomto okamžiku to vypadá, že absolutně všichni obyvatelé planety Země, zejména pokud žijí někde v blízkosti Evropy, cítí potřebu se vyslovit k příčinám, následkům a všemu možnému ohledně vystoupení Spojeného (zatím :)) Království z Evropské unie. Vzhledem k tomu, že jsem sám spíše zmaten nežli co jiného z celé situace ...

Category: faith Tagged: euro EU politics blogcomment czech


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Centered set thinking

Mon 11 January 2016

The centered-set theory

Before explaining my further thoughts on the unity of the Church, let me explain what I think about the application of the set theory to the understanding of the Church. The following thoughts are heavily based on (Schmelzer 2008), although originally this theory originated from (Hiebert 1994 ...

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Sekularizace jako sebeochranný mechanismus

Sat 26 September 2015

Čtu si teď Halíka "Co je bez chvění není pevné" a a zaujala mě tam myšlenka (od kohosi třetího, ale nemůžu teď ten citát konkrétně najít), že odmítnutí Boha je často odmítnutím minulosti a paměti, protože skutečná Přítomnost není možná s odmítnutím některé části života. Hrozně se mi to zalíbilo ...

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Firefox OS post-mortem

Sat 26 September 2015

So, it happened. My Flame stopped working, it just doesn’t react to anything (power off switch, power cable), and of course being a weird unknown China-only thing, no local repair shop would touch it. I probably could ask somebody at Mozilla for another one, but I already knew I ...

Category: computer Tagged: firefoxOS review


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