FT,You might be interested in looking at Kid's post today.
Hey, FT.Check out what I added to my post today: information about Caesar Rodney.
I left a message at Kid's blog, AOW. His message was good –– but what else would you expect from Kid? His thinking is almost always spot on.~ FT
I just read about Caesar Rodney. Having lived in Delaware for 23 years I knew about his "midnight rode," but I didn't know he suffered from cancer of the jaw.Here's what i said in reference to Rodney at Joe's place:Amazing how selfless and courageous people used to be when life was so much harder and more demanding than it is now, isn't it?I think it may have been that way, because they still believed in ideals and were convinced that what they did as individuals really could make a difference.We seem to have lost that kind of faith, haven't we?By the way I doubt very much any physician in London or anywhere else could have helped Caesar Rodney overcome cancer of the jaw -- or any other place. Even 235 years later, our cure rate for cancer is pathetically low. We complain and complain and complain today, as though we had a "God-given right" never to be ill. Also, we have come to the idiotic belief that if only we HAD and could spend enough MONEY all illness could be prevented or cured. Sorry! Money can't buy immortality any more than it can guarantee happiness. Money is like fire -- a morally neutral thing -- and there are severe limits as to what it can accomplish.We should learn more about how these men who were responsible for our being here suffered and died. I just did a piece on Ethan Allen (above), and learned that poor fellow died suddenly of apoplexy at a relatively young age while on a local business trip. Being aware of the suffering of others should help us see our own lives in better perspective. ~ FreeThinke
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