Daily Archives: 9 Nov 2016

The Election: The Core Truth

The Democrats lost the election because the Democrats didn’t vote. Your apathy is to blame for your loss and for President Trump.  You gave him the White House.  Yes.  It’s your own doing.  So suck it up and deal with it.

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Fearmongering as Political Tool

Fearmongering is wrong when the right does it, and equally wrong when the left does it.  It’s manipulation,  nothing more.

Pity the Nation…

Pity the nation that is full of beliefs and empty of religion.
Pity the nation that wears a cloth it does not weave
and eats a bread it does not harvest.

Pity the nation that acclaims the bully as hero,
and that deems the glittering conqueror bountiful.

Pity a nation that despises a passion in its dream,
yet submits in its awakening.

Pity the nation that raises not its voice
save when it walks in a funeral,
boasts not except among its ruins,
and will rebel not save when its neck is laid
between the sword and the block.

Pity the nation whose statesman is a fox,
whose philosopher is a juggler,
and whose art is the art of patching and mimicking.

Pity the nation that welcomes its new ruler with trumpeting,
and farewells him with hooting,
only to welcome another with trumpeting again.

Pity the nation whose sages are dumb with years
and whose strongmen are yet in the cradle.

Pity the nation divided into fragments,
each fragment deeming itself a nation.

— Kahlil Gibran

We Are Pilgrims…

And this world is not our home.  Let the reader understand.

A Plea to my British Friends in Manchester, Nottingham, and Birmingham…

I’m looking forward to my visit in a couple of months but with the destruction of the Dollar (thanks, American voters) I may be eating out of rubbish bins while in your lovely country. That said, please do toss out some decent and not mouldy food. Thank you.

‘Our Bonhoeffer Moment’??????

What the devil is this person suggesting?  Because whatever it is, it isn’t anything I’ll be doing!

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Signs of the Times

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Via NZZ

Signs of the Times: The Orange Beast of the Apocalypse

Orange Beast of the Apocalypse.  Somme le Roi, Britanny 1464 (BnF, Français 958, fol. 6v).

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It’s True You Know…

We really do get the politicians we deserve.