The Evil King

By the abuse of his office, the King becomes an Apollyon, an ally of Satan. He destroys his people’s peace, destroys their fortunes, destroys their lives. His misrule encourages violence on the highways, private murder, civil war, foreign invasion. An evil king is a fount of death—the nation’s executioner.  –  E.H. Plumptre

A French Response to Trump’s Tweet About the Paris Attack Last Week

First, Trump tweeted


And this brilliant French citizen wrote

Egie WildFebruary 3 at 4:24pm ·

Dear Mr Trump,

thank you for your concern.

A man has indeed attacked a soldier with two machetes this morning in Paris. It wasn’t in the Louvre Museum, it was in the Carrousel du Louvre, which is a mall. (Less symbolic than what you’re implying.) He didn’t attack any tourist (or french people -apart from the soldier- either, by the way, thank you again for your concern) and he was instantly attacked back by another soldier, and wounded.

The crowd has been kept inside after that by order of the army for security reasons, but not for any kind of hostage situation. (Your tweet is -voluntarily?- ambiguous).  France is not on edge again, at all. I learnt about the attack 10 hours after it happened (even though it was in the media earlier), and I spent 1h30 in another mall in Paris at lunch today without any kind of military reinforcement (I mean, just the usual since Charlie Hebdo or nov 2015 attacks). Oh and by the way, the man is from Egypt, you know, the country you didn’t ban from entering the US (because of your personnal affairs?).  Again, thank you for your concern, but don’t use France as an excuse for your arseholery. You’re the one encouraging fear with your distortion of truth.

Regards, Egie Wild

PS : GET SMART U.S. : Don’t believe anything that he says withot checking facts first.

Good advice.  Don’t believe Trump.

What Did Luther Think of Physicians?

Yeah, turns out, not much…

lutherDear God, if I had died of stone in Smalcald I would now have been in heaven, freed from all evil, for a year. I was at that time sufficiently annoyed by the physicians. They gave me as much to drink as if I had been a big ox. They worked over my body until all my members, even my private parts, became lifeless. I had to obey the physicians. I did what I did from necessity, lest I appear to neglect my body. Wretched is the man who relies on the help of physicians.

I don’t deny that medicine is a gift of God and I don’t reject this knowledge, but where are the physicians who are perfect? A good regimen is worth a great deal. So if I feel tired and nevertheless adhere to my regimen, go to bed by the ninth hour, and have a restful night, I will be refreshed. When I get up from my rest I can’t work very long. My time has just about come anyhow.”  –  Martin Luther

Wretched is the man indeed…  and poorer.