Wednesday, November 29, 2006

postal scrotum: Taoist insights

Andy writes:

Hi Kevin,

Re: "Lao Tzu-- on drugs?"

I think the 2nd-line hinges on "will" vs. "can"...

A modest interpretation (post-"Firefly" viewing, if you would)...

"Ruling the country is like cooking fish...
Evil can have power over men,
but evil is not all encompassing power,
that power won't be used to harm men.
The power will not be used to harm any one state (democrat v. republican?),
but the wielder (president) will also not be harmed,
they will not harm each other,
and the virtue in each will energize the other..."

Random thoughts from further south...


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