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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Ancient Laws of Unintended Consequences

The classical idea of a divine Nemesis (“reckoning” or “downfall”) that brings unforeseen retribution for hubris (insolence and arrogance) was a recognition that there are certain laws of the universe that operated independently of human concerns.
Call Nemesis a goddess. But it was also simply an empirical observation about collective and predictable human behavior: Excess invites unexpected correction.
Something like hubris incurring Nemesis is now following the frenzied progressive effort to nullify the Trump presidency..... http://www.nationalreview.com/article/445548/democrats-unintended-consequences-media-collusion-partisan-overreach

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