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Posted: Apr 18, 2014 - 8:33am


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Posted: Apr 9, 2014 - 7:26am

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I find this most interesting in a non-deprecative way. Our glorious experiment was rendered  with a not so hidden time bomb, and now we find out just how hard it is to turn the time back to diffuse it to overcome the results...Liberty from what? Justice for whom? Indeed

 
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Posted: Apr 9, 2014 - 7:14am

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“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”


—-H.L.  Mencken, the Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920


 
I find this most interesting in a non-deprecative way. Our glorious experiment was rendered  with a not so hidden time bomb, and now we find out just how hard it is to turn the time back to diffuse it to overcome the results...Liberty from what? Justice for whom? Indeed
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Posted: Apr 9, 2014 - 6:55am

 DaveInVA wrote:
“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”


—-H.L.  Mencken, the Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920


 

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Posted: Apr 9, 2014 - 6:52am

“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”


—-H.L.  Mencken, the Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920



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Posted: Apr 6, 2014 - 10:48am

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“There’s an elegiac quality in watching (American wilderness) go, because it’s our own myth, the American frontier, that’s deteriorating before our eyes,” he once wrote. “I feel a deep sorrow that my kids will never get to see what I’ve seen, and their kids will see nothing; there’s a deep sadness whenever I look at nature now.”
 PETER MATTHIESSEN

I have stopped visiting very remote places, personally. It was once a source of great awe and joy. It is painful, now, to go as far as you can, only to find an old pepsi can.

  
I plan to look up more of Peter Matthiessen's work. I read one of the books in the Watson trilogy several years ago (very dark stuff).

 

One of the disturbing aspects of the search for Fight 370 is all the trash searchers have been finding in remote areas of the Indian Ocean. An oceanographer said his work has taken him to some of the deepest parts of the ocean where no one else has been, and when he's down there he finds plastic bottles.


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Posted: Apr 6, 2014 - 7:54am

“There’s an elegiac quality in watching (American wilderness) go, because it’s our own myth, the American frontier, that’s deteriorating before our eyes,” he once wrote. “I feel a deep sorrow that my kids will never get to see what I’ve seen, and their kids will see nothing; there’s a deep sadness whenever I look at nature now.”
 PETER MATTHIESSEN

I have stopped visiting very remote places, personally. It was once a source of great awe and joy. It is painful, now, to go as far as you can, only to find an old pepsi can.

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Posted: Apr 6, 2014 - 7:23am

"Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened."
…Winston Churchill

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Posted: Apr 3, 2014 - 8:47am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

.... Melancholic and fascinated, such is our general situation in an era of involuntary transparency.

I am a nihilist.

I observe, I accept, I assume the immense process of the destruction of appearances (and of the seduction of appearances) in the service of meaning (representation, history, criticism, etc.) that is the fundamental fact of the nineteenth century.

 ~Jean Baudrillard, in Simulacra and Simulation (1981), Ch. 18 : On Nihilism, translation by Sheila Faria Glaser

Meaningful today, as well.  It is "melancholic and fascinating" to watch how one aspect after another of our culture, once held dear, is co-opted by the very system we created to try to be "free".


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Posted: Apr 2, 2014 - 8:35pm

The apocalypse is finished, today it is the precession of the neutral, of forms of the neutral and of indifference. I will leave it to be considered whether there can be a romanticism, an aesthetic of the neutral therein. I don't think so — all that remains, is the fascination for desertlike and indifferent forms, for the very operation of the system that annihilates us. Now, fascination (in contrast to seduction, which was attached to appearances, and to dialectical reason, which was attached to meaning) is a nihilistic passion par excellence, it is the passion proper to the mode of disappearance. We are fascinated by all forms of disappearance, of our disappearance. Melancholic and fascinated, such is our general situation in an era of involuntary transparency.

I am a nihilist.

I observe, I accept, I assume the immense process of the destruction of appearances (and of the seduction of appearances) in the service of meaning (representation, history, criticism, etc.) that is the fundamental fact of the nineteenth century.

 ~Jean Baudrillard, in Simulacra and Simulation (1981), Ch. 18 : On Nihilism, translation by Sheila Faria Glaser


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Posted: Apr 1, 2014 - 5:42pm

Suppose you were an idiot.  And suppose you were a member of government. But then I repeat myself. 
   Mark Twain

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Posted: Mar 29, 2014 - 6:57am

 sirdroseph wrote:


 
Boy that's it in a nutshell.{#Yes}
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Posted: Mar 29, 2014 - 6:56am

"To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget." - Arundhati Roy


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Posted: Mar 28, 2014 - 7:54am


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Posted: Mar 27, 2014 - 8:56pm

"Where the fuck you been, Foley?"
- Inspector Todd


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Posted: Mar 25, 2014 - 7:32am

Gandhi also is attributed with a very similar remark.

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Posted: Mar 25, 2014 - 4:56am


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Posted: Mar 22, 2014 - 6:00pm

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." - Mahatma Gandhi


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Posted: Mar 19, 2014 - 11:58am

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Posted: Mar 7, 2014 - 11:09am

Basil: Are you dining here tonight, here in this unfashionable dump?

Mr Johnson: I wasn't planning to.

Basil: No, not really your scene is it?

Mr Johnson: I thought I'd try somewhere in town. Anywhere you recommend?

Basil: Well, what sort of food were you thinking of... fruit or...?

Mr Johnson: Anywhere they do French food?

Basil: Yes, France I believe. They seem to like it there, and the swim would certainly sharpen your appetite. You'd better hurry, the tide leaves in six minutes.


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