Thursday, December 15, 2011

disgusting and despicable...

A man or woman can lie with words, create verisimilitude capable of  deceiving a half billion fools, but a thing made is either well crafted so that all can perceive its truth and that of its maker, or poorly made, so that all can see the truth of its shameful bluster and wasteful effect.

I have nearly given up on watching American politics for the shame of it. Where are the truthful makers when we need them most? Where are those who have a well worn grip on reality? You will not find them on Wall Street or in the halls of congress. Usually when ideological principles become the main thing for political parties, you can count on real people being cut short. When we gave up on craftsmanship in American education, we gave up on the principles and values of craftsmanship as they can be applied to nearly everything else.

Fortunately there are matters we can take into our own hands. There are matters of personal integrity that can learned through the process of making simple things. Get a grip.

Make, fix and create...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

"A few profit – and the many pay"
Smedley D. Butler

Tim Holton said...

Among the crafts, there is statecraft. It's gone the way of the other crafts. In the debate over big government vs small government we've lost sight of GOOD government.

Anonymous said...

And Smedley there

two Medals of Honor

Marine General

Plain speaker

Love reading his stuff

Scott