December 14, 2015

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“We Can Endure Neither Our Vices Nor The Remedies Needed To Cure Them:” Livy

“My wish is that each reader will pay closest attention to the following: how men lived (more…)

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March 13, 2012

“Any Awareness Your Ideology Isn’t Working Gets Shoved Aside…” John Michael Greer

“[I]f the ideology you’ve embraced tells you that you have to believe completely in it for it to work, any awareness that it’s not working gets shoved aside as an obstacle to success.”

John Michael Greer: The Long Descent (Gabriola Island, British Columbia: New Society, 2008).

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November 21, 2011

“Occupy Wall Street” Founding Statement:

“As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. (more…)

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December 7, 2010

WHEN THERE IS NOTHING MODERATE ABOUT THE HORRORS YOU OPPOSE, HOW CAN YOU BE A “MODERATE?”

If you are a “True Believer” in centrism, what is the nature of your beliefs? What about your doubts? (more…)

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June 1, 2010

“The Insidious Nature Of Panics…” JoAnn Wypijewski

“The insidious nature of panics is that they exceptionalize the ordinary, and then make ordinary the legal machinery supposedly instituted for extraordinary circumstances.”

JoAnn Wypijewski: What We’ve Become. The Nation, June 7, 2010 (Vol. 290, No. 22)

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November 29, 2009

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CARTESIAN, adj. Ambrose Bierce: THE DEVIL’S DICTIONARY

CARTESIAN,  adj. relating to Descartes, a famous philosopher, author of the celebrated dictum, Cogito ergo sum  –whereby  he was pleased to suppose he demonstrated the reality of human existence. The dictum might be improved, however, thus: Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum – “I think that I think, therefore I think that I am”; as close an approximation to certainty as any philosopher has yet made.

Ambrose Bierce. The Devil’s Dictionary (The Peter Pauper Press 1958). pp 14.

Link: Wikipedia Entry for Ambrose Bierce

Link: Powell’s -a Genuine Bookstore: Ambrose Bierce

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May 9, 2009

WHEN THERE IS NOTHING MODERATE ABOUT THE HORRORS YOU OPPOSE, HOW CAN YOU BE A “MODERATE?”

Saturday, 27 March 2009

“One of the researches most urgently needed is into the whole problem of compromise and noncompromise. I am dangerously and mistakenly much against compromise: (more…)

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