From the Three Dynasties on down, it has been this and nothing else - shoving aside the pure and artless people and delighting in busy, bustling flatterers; abandoning the limpidity and calm of inaction and delighting in jumbled and jangling ideas. And this jumble and jangle has for long confused the world.Here's a jumble and a jangle ripped from today's headlines. Our vaunted leaders tell us that they want to protect the integrity of Social Security and Medicare. To do this, they must hollow each program from the inside out. Confusing, no?
~ Burton Watson translation ~
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