“I think I’ll go home and lie very still, feigning terminal illness.

Then all the neighbors will troop over to stare,  my love, perhaps, among them.

How she’ll smile while the specialists snarl in their teeth! – she perfectly well knows what ails me.”

~Ancient Egyptian poem Read More…

“L’homme est né libre, et partout il est dans les fers.”

~Jean-Jacques Rousseau  Read More…

Imperialism, Finance Capital, and World War

Paths of glory

Very rarely do theoretically-oriented analyses of historical events prove true. World War I was a different matter. Read More…

Low Hanging Fruit

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“I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love.

If you want me again look for me under your boot-soles.”

~Walt Whitman Read More…

Utmost faith

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If I could, I would, receive the stigmata.

Maybe not that of Yeshua, but of some other authoritative, martyred being with a unique and encompassing portrait of the problems of existence and a solution as to the way out.  Read More…

Is any title good enough?

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“Jesus, Jesus” ~Jeanne d’Arc

“Oh, I love Him… My God… I love you.” ~St. Therese of Lisieux

These are famous last words, every phoneme and syllable of which relays the innermost being of those husks whom they emanated from. Lives lived in total loyalty to one notion. There are few who have or ever will reach their experiential intensity. Read More…

Harmonized

Metropolis

“To co-operate, in fact, is to share with one another a common task” ~Emile Durkheim Read More…

“The nights were a bad time. The bitterness of what had happened was sinking in, as it usually does, by slow degrees.” ~George Orwell (Burmese Days)

This quote is a pretty great example of how even those whom we consider great writers can produce massive loads of fecal prose.

The Futility and Beauty of Hope

The Buddha and Lao-Tzu or Jesus and Confucius? What do we do in the face of suffering? Do we strike out against inevitability? Do we accept it? I don’t know. In good faith there can be no middle ground.

Refusal to take a side is, in effect, taking a side. A brute fact championed by Geddy Lee. Choose.

Primitives

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“She understood his character perfectly now. She understood why it was that he had so often bored her and irritated her. He was a highbrow- her deadliest word- a highbrow, to be classed with Lenin, A.J. Cook and the dirty little poets in the Montparnasse cafés.”

~George Orwell (Burmese Days) Read More…

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