Monday, August 5, 2013

Beyond the pale

Some insightful observations from Café Hayek on the way we ought to start looking at budding politicians:
Perhaps our next big step toward being even more civilized – a step that has yet to be taken by a minimally sufficient number of people – will be when we come to regard those who lust to hold political power as being ethically indistinguishable from pickpockets, shoplifters, and card sharks. Our civilization will leap forward if and when it finally comes to pass that the young person who announces to his or her family a desire to enter politics is regarded by his or her family in the same way that mom, dad, Aunt Dolly, and Uncle Jimmy today would regard a young person who announces his or her ambition to become a successful house burglar.
Via Monty at Ace of Spades, whose periodic “Doom” reports are always a must-read.

1 comment:

bruce said...

Didn't Chesterton say that somewhere?

It sounds Chesterton-ish anyway.