VICTOR HUGO SAID………….

“It is easy to be kind.  The difficulty is to be just.”  

This is what I’ve been saying for months.   Hugo said it in 1860.   It’s what the Left is about today;  KINDNESS instead of JUSTICE.

FOR EXAMPLE:

KINDER to let guys go without bail.   UNJUST to those they hurt.

KINDER to  give free everything to illegals.  UNJUST to countrymen who must pay for those things.

We all could continue this list.  BUT, I’m reading Les Miserables and it hit me when I read that sentence by Hugo (who happened to have lived down the street from my Paris apartment) that he really nailed what’s happening today……

Gutfeld says the Left “weaponizes compassion.”   Seems a connection there to me.

THIS IS HOW LEFTIES GET ELECTED.    KINDNESS OVER JUSTICE.

NOW WHAT?

z

 

 

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28 Responses to VICTOR HUGO SAID………….

  1. bocopro says:

    Caught me in a bit of a cynical mood today. Nice banana bread and good cuppa, but no faith whatever in gummint. Thought about your topic, and this is what spilled outta my brain pan:

    Kindness, along with morality, ethics, and maturity, cannot be taught in schools or legislated by government. They are behaviors and attitudes taught at home by decent elders. The only way government ever helps in that regard is by providing an example of how NOT to behave, primarily via its insidious hypocrisy.

    And the worst form of justice typically originates in governments most firmly rooted in that hypocrisy. When a government focuses more on the rights of the criminal than on his victim, kindness becomes license and justice becomes a phantom. Our system has devolved into Curly cherry picking which law to apply, Moe interpreting it, and Larry enforcing it.

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  2. In Christian terms, compassion allows you to repent for mercy.
    You don’t? You get justice.

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  3. kidme37 says:

    Orwell.

    Thought control
    The intellectual purpose of Newspeak is to make Ingsoc-approved thoughts the only expressible thoughts. As constructed, Newspeak’s vocabulary communicates the exact expression of sense and meaning that a member of the Party could wish to express. It excludes secondary denotations and connotations. The linguistic simplification of Oldspeak into Newspeak was realised with neologisms, the elimination of ideologically undesirable words, and the elimination of the politically unorthodox meanings of words.

    The word free still existed in Newspeak, but only to communicate the absence of something, e.g. “The dog is free from lice” or “This field is free of weeds”. The word could not denote free will, because intellectual freedom was no longer supposed to exist in Oceania. The limitations of Newspeak’s vocabulary enabled the Party to effectively control the population’s minds, by allowing the user only a very narrow range of spoken and written thought; hence, words such as: crimethink (thought crime), doublethink (accepting contradictory beliefs), and Ingsoc communicated only their surface meanings.

    How long before they actually start spouting “Freedom is slavery.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newspeak

    Look up Newspeak on the net. Lots more.

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  4. geeez2014 says:

    BOCOPRO “When a government focuses more on the rights of the criminal than on his victim, kindness becomes license and justice becomes a phantom ”
    WOW…almost as well said as the great Monsieur Victor Hugo! 🙂

    And yes…Kindness should be taught at home and echoed in schools …Teachers should set a kind example, NOT teach KINDNESS uber alles!!! Sadly, our parents are both working today and our kids are sad, on drugs, and there’s really not enough BAD I can add to that here without sounding like a monster.
    BUT, I will say I know a lot of wonderful kids………..Am hoping that they don’t reach for a Zanax laced with Fentanyl. And those Zanax are apparently black market or how would they get Fentanyl on them? And how long before our prescription pills (mostly from China) some laced with killing additives?

    CHINA: Killing with Fentanyl, Killing with COVID and more and more variants. Killing through the illegals they’re sending here…(many Chinese found in Hispanic and African caravans.)
    What’s NEXT? Or should I just be KIND like Biden and IGNORE IT?

    ED: Heavenly JUSTICE…yes, Ed. We need it back in our judicial system!!

    KID..”…intellectual freedom was no longer supposed to exist in Oceania.”
    GAD!!! We’re almost there!!!

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  5. kidme37 says:

    Z, We are almost there. Consider how criminals are referred to as the victim in many cases today.

    Working white people with intellect are the problem according to agencies like the FBI and the DHS.

    Girls can be boys and boys can be girls. Nope, just plastic surgery.

    Lots more examples in all categories.

    I read 1984 in the 1960’s in high school. I found it to be very intersting and entertaining fiction, even though dark. Too dark to actually come about but apparently Not So.

    We are much further along that most people would ever believe.

    Now, was Orwell a prophet or a writer of the blueprint.

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  6. MAL says:

    The way I see it, we have two choices:
    Either resist and be miserable or go with the flow and be happy.
    Given that there’s little we can do to correct things, I prefer the latter.
    Sure, vote and do all you can, then quit worrying. Its pre-ordained.
    Quit making yourselves miserable. Life’s too short, dammit!

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  7. geeez2014 says:

    KID…. Did you see that Apple has a new emoji of a pregnant man? That’s for our kids to see, too…a total lie, but they’re slingin’ it. drip drip drip

    I just talked 30 minutes with my insurance guy..5 minutes on insurance, 25 minutes on the end of our country. “Much further along” but I’m with MAL.

    MAL is right….it’s hard to “go with the flow” but I DO want to “be happy”….
    I hate to bring this up again, but FOX’s THE FIVE and GUTFELD and some of their other shows help me laugh and feel encouraged that others way smarter than I agree with me with humor, though taking it pretty seriously.

    How TUCKER CARLSON can SURVIVE with blowing SO many whistles and seeing NO BENEFITS other than his pocket book is beyond ME. I can barely watch him anymore.

    OUR KIDS ARE SCREWED IN SCHOOLS (tho that is slightly changing for the better)
    OUR MILITARY is WOKE and SHRINKING from the lack of support from the top.
    LAW ENFORCEMENT’S pretty much OVER.
    RACE is crucial; If you’re not BLack, you’re nobody and you’re a racist, too.
    The ECONOMY is screwed no matter what some analysts are saying
    COVID is killing too many Americans and, when we get it controlled here, we won’t close the borders so it’s worthless trying to get over it.
    WE ARE NOW RUSSIA’S mouthpiece…the Pentagon reving us up for war in a BIG WAY…
    WE AREN’T paying attention to the GRID, which might be the worst thing of ALL my points…scary
    OUR INFRASTRUCTURE is falling apart

    etc etc etc

    THink I don’t believe we’re “much further along”?

    But I will hope and pray and get encouraged by some of what I see on TV and that’s what makes that worthwhile………..Otherwise, I’m on the ‘net seeing nothing but negativity and spreading it around…Which I CAN TOTALLY understand, by the way, but it doesn’t suit my make up.

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  8. kidme37 says:

    Z, Apple’s new emoji.

    See there is part of the problem. The equation is: Stupid people get geeked up over something and there are Plenty-O-Companies ready, willing, and able to capitalize on it.

    Now, we’re surrounded with prego-man emoji’s, 32 oz of ‘smart water’ people buy for $1.99 ea, every ad shown on FOX, BS stories about climate, overblown out of control government over a virus with a 99.x survival rate, and a million other examples. Endless examples. Enough to mkae snake oil salesmen of the 1940’s pass out from the sheer magnitude of it all.

    There’s a short interview with George Carlin where he includes a bit of his atheism, but the main point which I wholeheartedly agree with (and that I have added to here) is that the human race has completely blown it. We were given bigger brains with which to make tools, language, better tools making bigger brains making even better tools and what do we do with all this intelligence and ability. Science, medicine, architecture, machinery, etc etc.

    If anyone wants to listen –

    On the one hand we travel to the moon, land, pick stuff up and bring it back. Very unique for any species to have ever been on Earth.

    Otherwise, we spend our time running around killing each other, finding endless ways to steal from each other and screw our neighbors instead of using our intelligence, abilities and resources to actually make the planet livable for everyone here pretty much. We don’t even try. And that doesn’t even make mention of the evil creatures grossly abusing individuals (like serial rapers, torturers, and murderers) and abusers of large numbers of people (politicians).

    Outside of my local acquaintenances and areas of influence, I have nothing invested in the rest of it. Like George, I’m just sitting back and watching the freak show.

    Negativity – there is much more exposed to us via media than there actually is in reality. So, there is that, but it is not enough to turn things around.

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  9. geeez2014 says:

    KID…. Carlin is so right……… Obviously, I don’t agree with ‘here by chance’ but it would sure feel
    safe to think God isn’t there and doesn’t care and death will be a welcome nothing! sometimes all we have is faith…I’m grateful to have mine…doubts included. His opinions of God are so confused and mischaracterizing that it’s funny, seriously. And he’s SO SURE!

    BUT, enough of that……………Yes, the media is FAR FAR FAR worse than reality….negative, negative, negative.
    You do a pretty good job with NON POLITICAL posts but when I try to do something upbeat, it gets almost no comments! WE LIKE NEGATIVITY…WE LIKE ANGRY!

    BY THE WAY, something came to me about Republicans:

    WHY don’t they all go out on the Capitol steps …every one of them…and yell about the border situation………….or the way Biden’s secretly flying illegals around………..
    SAY SOMETHING…Don’t just go on FOX and Newsmax and whatever……

    DO SOMETHING. Unlike some here, I don’t believe most Republicans don’t care or are ineffective…. they just don’t know how to MAKE A STINK.

    Maybe “the pile of shit IS too deep” as Carlin says. Maybe Republicans know more than we do and have given up .

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  10. kidme37 says:

    Carlin – I’m no atheist. At the very least I believe in intelligent design. Beyond that I can’t put it into words. I think that Net, the world is better with some of the religions, and Christian in particular.

    It’s the humans doing such a poor job of being stewards of the planet and of each other. That we had so much potential and we’re not gettng better, we’re getting worse.

    Thanks on the post comment, and I’ll also take the opportunity to say I’m not interested in negativity at all and another reason why I don’t like to watch while others do like to. Just different.

    The republicans don’t do anything of substance. There are so many things they could go out on the steps about and make sure it gets reported too. Another reason I have no use for them. They don’t represent us. The only potential value imo is they are useless but that useless is better than active evil (dems).

    But I don’t believe anyone in government cares whether some American is run through a chipper feet first. Don’t care. Words are not proof of caring and that’s all they got. Fool me once, fool me 18 million times. I’m not playing until they prove it with actions.

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  11. MAL says:

    Z, you’re absolutely right. Why don’t the Republicans march PEACEFULLY on the Capital steps and protest the discontinuation of the border wall, and subsequent distributing of undocumented and UNTESTED illegals to Red states? Why? Because of fear of retribution and accusations of another “insurrection”. They basically took away our right for a peaceful assembly provided by out Constitution.

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  12. peter3nj says:

    Off topic?

    With inflation nearing 7% Biden’s $31 million is reduced to a paltry $28-29 million. Hunter may have to hit the bricks once again.

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  13. geeez2014 says:

    MAL, that’s a good point about “Here they GO again” accusations of Republicans and Capitol Hill!

    But , perhaps, it would even help to erase the 1/6 nightmare if they did things like this….ALL of them, LOUD and peaceful………..

    ‘WE ARE HERE BECAUSE YOUR MEDIA DOESN’T WANT YOU TO KNOW THE TRUTH; THE TRUTH IS 2 MILLION ILLEGALS HAVE COME INTO AMERICA AND NOBODY’S PAYING ATTENTION. WE WANT TO ASK YOU WHO’S GOING TO SUPPORT THESE PEOPLE. WE WANT TO REMIND THE WORLD THAT LEGAL IMMIGRATION IS A SIGN OF AMERICAN OPENNESS AND FAIRNESS……WE ARE TIRED OF BEING TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF BY ILLEGALITY AND OUR OWN GOVERNMENT. AND WE ARE SAD FOR THOSE IMMIGRANTS WHO’VE SUFFERED COMING IN AND THAT OUR COUNTRY IS SUPPORTING THE LARGEST TRAFFICKING NIGHTMARE IN THE WORLD AT THIS TIME.
    WE WANT TO HONOR THOSE WHO CAME IN LEGALLY AND ALLOWING CRIMINALS TO COME IN IS NOT THE ANSWER.

    WHERE ARE THE DEMS ABOUT FENTANYL? WHY AREN’T THEY REALIZING THERE’S ENOUGH IN THE USA NOW TO KILL ALL OF US 22 TIMES? WHY AREN’T THEY REALIZING IT’S FROM CHINA AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT?

    WE ARE TIRED OF AMERICAN PEOPLE DESTROYING OUR COUNTRY, PARTICULARLY WHEN IT’S THIS ADMINISTRATION……WE WANT TO BE AMERICA AGAIN, STRONG AND FREE AND LEGAL..”

    BLAH BLAH BLAH!…nothing nasty…no Trump stuff………GOOD stuff, GOOD messages…

    I don’t much like what I wrote there but it was stream of conscious and you get the drift??

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  14. MAL says:

    Z, while George Carlin’s video may conflict with our Christian beliefs, he does make some good points with respect to the billions of years our planet has been here and some of its prehistoric inhabitants and the earth being a self-healing planet; then consider how short a time all our religions have been around. We talk about a few thousand years while the earth dates back in the millions, even billions of years. The truth of the matter is, it’s a matter of personal faith and belief, isn’t it? We usually believe that which makes us the most comfortable…….and is convincing.

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  15. Baysider says:

    Ed and Kid + 1 … and a few others. 🙂 I love that Carlin video.

    That’s an excellent draw from Hugo, Z. I re-listened recently to the interview G. Edward Griffin did with Yuri Bezmenov years ago. His 4 steps to the dissolution of the republic were 1) demoralization, 2) destabilization (YB’s estimate 5 year period), 3) crisis (YB’s estimate 6 weeks), and 4) normalization of a ‘new’ normal. I don’t know about his timelines, but as a KGB operative he had experience on which to base his judgments. I’d say “kindness over justice” fits in stage 2 along with a whole lotta other baffling actions that have crested in recent years. Yes, this destabilizes immensely. And further demoralizes.

    On purpose? Or willful ignorance? I’d say both. Although there is certainly a fiendish conductor who has swept his baton across a chorus of destabilizers to get them to chime in together.

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  16. geeez2014 says:

    PETER…exactly! POOOOR Hunter, huh?

    MAL..ya,. I’m no expert and I have doubt……….but I also know TOO MANY changed lives, too many people healed when they couldn’t have been, etc….on and on and on……..and the Scriptures, the history in old texts,… Whatever, I’m not here to defend Christianity…………..I only meant that Carlin mischaracterizes things and so I feel sorry for him and those who listen to him and maybe believe it… that’s all. People can believe all they want…lwhatever they want; I just get a bit funny when people simply don’t have a clue what they’re supposedly so sure about.

    BAYSIDER….Yes, that interview is really amazing….and happening. I believe Soros is the great conductor…………but he’s not alone in it.

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  17. kidme37 says:

    Baysider, if we’re not in crisis at this point, I’d say we are on the precipice. Things have been happening very fast since the moslem obama was elected. I wonder about the re-election.

    There are lots of Yuri vids. That one I think you mention was from 1980. He is gone now, but things have and are evolving along his projections.

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  18. kidme37 says:

    Z, I DO like what you wrote and wouldn’t change a word.

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  19. kidme37 says:

    Z, additionally, the Repubs should have not allowed CrissaBlaseyFord to testify against Kavanaugh.

    Didn’t know when it was. Didn’t know where it was. Letter to Feinstein looked like it was written by a 3rd grader. Didn’t sign it Dr.

    An ambulance chasing lawyer would have laughed her out of his office !

    All we get is Lindsey Graham saying “This is a Sham” after the lying sack got all her ammo deployed for the world to see.

    If they won’t defend such a man as Kavanaugh based on his record and activities who will they defend ?

    It’s beyond conversation.

    I could bring up another 500 similar situations where the repubs did Not defend America/Americans.
    Donate to the RNC. You’d find me giving the clinton beast a massage in a spa in hell first.

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  20. MAL says:

    Z, along with what you said, we still must look at how accurate the Holy Bible has been and continues being after 2,000 years. Its accuracy alone should be enough to convince even Thomas, right?

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  21. kidme37 says:

    I read somewhere today that there is a creature that instinctively hides from another creature that has been extinct for thousands of years (or more) under conditions where that predator used to hunt them.

    Why couldn’t humans get some of that? No, we’re dumber than a box of wet rocks when we show up. Cut ourselves to see what sharp things do. Put our hands over fire. Hell, we’d eat and drink poison if it didn’t taste too bad. – If we didn’t have parents and a years long support system to make sure we get to a certain age without commiting accidental suicide.

    But still, I don’t believe life came from a pool of random chemicals millions of years ago. I believe there is some sort of judgement when we pass on. Maybe we judge ourselves? Your life does flash before your eyes. I’ve had it happen. It’s reported that the brain is active for 30 minutes after you’re in a condition to be declared dead and you can hear what’s going on around you, assuming you could hear in the first place. Are people able to lie to themselves when they die? Maybe not.

    That’s about all I got. I don’t yearn to learn the secrets because I believe our limited intelligence and access to the information for the most part won’t allow us to know the whole story. Science is always rewriting itself. Oh, last year we said this but that’s not ture, it’s that. Well, in 2 more years it can be something else. Why would anyone have the arrogance about mankind to think at any point we can figure it all out.

    I’d like to think I’d be the same person I am without religious influence. That’s my whole story.

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  22. geeez2014 says:

    KID…thanks….I hope something like that happens. I’d sure like to see that.

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  23. geeez2014 says:

    Oh, gad! Now Tucker’s using that former Lt Colonel Stu Scheller, who spoke out against the military and got let go, to advise on war!? huh…

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  24. What is the problem with that?

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  25. geeez2014 says:

    ED… I have nothing against Scheller……….I admire him. Is he an expert on war with years of experience? Not sure. Something odd about this to me…what’s the problem with that?

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  26. Marine Lt Cols have a lot of wisdom.

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  27. geeez2014 says:

    amazing comment

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