"Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority ... the Constitution was made to guard against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters." - Noah Webster

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-- Robert A. Heinlein

Friday, September 19, 2014

And now for a breakaway moment

Sometimes I get too caught up in the ugliness of this world and I need something to life my spirits.

I can think of nothing better than good music.  There are very, very few exclusively instrumental pieces that move me.  Very few.

I don't really give a flying whatever for the movie Jurassic Park, but John Williams signature piece for this movie is stunning.  It is majestic.  It raises the bar on what can be called majestic. 

I've listened to several renditions and the link below is one of the absolute best.

Think on this.  It was commissioned for a capitalist enterprise.  Had it been funded through the NEA or some such government entity, we would have ended up with some piece of crap that wouldn't be suitable for introducing Sponge Bob Square Pants or Captain Kangaroo.


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