Of cats and men

Not that I would ever do such a thing, but I saw this cat doing some fence-sitting, and it reminded me of politics.


Next I attempted to colorize it, and I ended up with what might be too artsy for me, but I am feeding it up because I want to see what the colors look like against the background of my blog.


I don't promise to leave this up, but it's Saturday, which means I get to be self-indulgent.

(Wouldn't want to have to discuss left-wing ultraviolence on a nice day like this...........)

Ultraviolet is more like it.

posted by Eric on 03.27.04 at 05:52 PM


The Left continues its ever-accelerating decline. Pacifist when they should be warriors, worse then criminal in their violence other times. In-your-face and groveling, even at the same time.

I read an essay in the fall of 1976 (in a symposium in "Commentary" on "What Is A Liberal? Who Is A Conservative?") in which the author observed that the "hate content" of the "Late Left" has been increasing. There was a time, when the Left was in its ascendency, when William Z. Foster called Communism "20th Century Americanism". Today, they burn flags and curse "AmeriKKKa".

With the fall of the Soviet Union and the emergence of the United States of America as this planet's sole superpower, this has accelerated. From "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity" and the storming of the Bastille to -- "Bush sucks but Saddam doesn't" and (simultaneously) "don't offend anybody".

Anyway, beautiful pictures of that cat. I love both of them. Thank you.

Nice comment! I agree with you about the left, and I think some progress could be made if people could learn to logically separate their personal psychology from their politics. If you hate your parents or yourself, that may or may not be valid, but it should not make you hate your country.

I'm glad you like the cats.

Eric Scheie   ·  March 28, 2004 1:35 AM

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