Charles Krauthammer dies

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      Everyone dies eventually, and he apparently knows that his time is now. Sometimes when you are being called you need to go, not drag your heels.
       
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      "I have been uncharacteristically silent these past ten months. I had thought that silence would soon be coming to an end, but I’m afraid I must tell you now that fate has decided on a different course for me.

      "In August of last year, I underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in my abdomen. That operation was thought to have been a success, but it caused a cascade of secondary complications — which I have been fighting in hospital ever since. It was a long and hard fight with many setbacks, but I was steadily, if slowly, overcoming each obstacle along the way and gradually making my way back to health.

      "However, recent tests have revealed that the cancer has returned. There was no sign of it as recently as a month ago, which means it is aggressive and spreading rapidly. My doctors tell me their best estimate is that I have only a few weeks left to live. This is the final verdict. My fight is over.

      "I wish to thank my doctors and caregivers, whose efforts have been magnificent. My dear friends, who have given me a lifetime of memories and whose support has sustained me through these difficult months. And all of my partners at The Washington Post, Fox News, and Crown Publishing.

      "Lastly, I thank my colleagues, my readers, and my viewers, who have made my career possible and given consequence to my life’s work. I believe that the pursuit of truth and right ideas through honest debate and rigorous argument is a noble undertaking. I am grateful to have played a small role in the conversations that have helped guide this extraordinary nation’s destiny.

      "I leave this life with no regrets. It was a wonderful life — full and complete with the great loves and great endeavors that make it worth living. I am sad to leave, but I leave with the knowledge that I lived the life that I intended."
       
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        "I leave with the knowledge that I lived the life that I intended." What a great statement.
         
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          I don’t want to appear to be knocking him too much, but last sentence of second to last paragraph is a wee bit arrogant... he was a great mind and journalist/commentator, but that sentence is giving himself a bit too much credit for shaping the destiny of a nation.
           
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          "I am grateful to have played a small role in the conversions that have helped guide this extraordinary nation's destiny."

          Key words:

          played a small role

          in the conversations

          that have helped

          I think he can say that.
           
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            He did say that ;)
             
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            He didn't build that.
             
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            I know what you mean, I get it. I also get that I can say the same thing and so can 10,000,000 other people. It’s not unique, but he tries to make it sound like it.

            I learned about this in my 10th Grade English Humanities class when we were doing a section called “Leaving a Legacy” and it’s usually done by men (not women) when facing their mortality. Women don’t do it much at all historically (but that will likely change) because they see their children as their legacy whereas men tend to see their body of work (or lack thereof) as their legacy. That sentence I mentioned struck me the moment I heard it when released. His whole statement could be included in the material for my 10th Grade class.
             
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              History will judge...his legacy, if any, and it will not be known for generations.

              What if he had a suffix of at least I tried?
               
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              Wrong about everything, but RIP.
               
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              Not everyone can be on Colin Kaepernick's level.
               
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                Why don’t you go ahead and die? /s

                (Am I doing this right, @Swamp Donkey? That the stated position for many here when it comes to McCain. See the McCain thread for examples.)
                 
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                Die with grace
                 
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                You certainly won't be the only leftist publicly celebrating when he does.
                 
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                RIP Charles
                 
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                  What a crazy way to get paralyzed.
                   
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                  Well he was in favor of the Civil Rights Act...so...
                   

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