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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 7 Dec, 2021 09:00 am
"Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace." Attr. to Oscar Wilde
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 8 Dec, 2021 08:02 pm
“The book [Joyce's "Ulysses"] can just as well be read backwards, for it has no back and no front, no top and no bottom. Everything could easily have happened before, or might have happened afterwards. You can read any of the conversations just as pleasurably backwards, for you don't miss the point of the gags. Every sentence is a gag, but taken together they make no point. You can also stop in the middle of a sentence--the first half still makes sense enough to live by itself, or at least seems to. The whole work has the character of a worm cut in half, that can grow a new head or a new tail as required.”
― C.G. Jung, The Spirit in Man, Art and Literature
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 10 Dec, 2021 10:07 pm
“I am convinced there is only one way to eliminate these grave evils, namely through the establishment of a socialist economy, accompanied by an educational system which would be oriented toward social goals.”
― Albert Einstein, Why Socialism?
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Sat 11 Dec, 2021 03:10 pm
“I Remember Conservatism”: “To be a conservative today, you have to oppose much of what the Republican Party has come to stand for.”'
--David Brooks
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 11 Dec, 2021 05:27 pm
“We are often told that the poor are grateful for charity. Some of them are, no doubt, but the best amongst the poor are never grateful. They are ungrateful, discontented, disobedient, and rebellious. They are quite right to be so. Charity they feel to be a ridiculously inadequate mode of partial restitution, or a sentimental dole, usually accompanied by some impertinent attempt on the part of the sentimentalist to tyrannise over their private lives. Why should they be grateful for the crumbs that fall from the rich man’s table? They should be seated at the board, and are beginning to know it.”
― Oscar Wilde, The Soul of Man Under Socialism
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 12 Dec, 2021 07:47 am
“The educated man pictures a horde of submen, wanting only a day's liberty to loot his house, burn his books, and set him to work minding a machine or sweeping out a lavatory. 'Anything,' he thinks, 'any injustice, sooner than let that mob loose.' He does not see that since there is no difference between the mass of rich and poor, there is no question of setting the mob loose. The mob is in fact loose now, and--in the shape of rich men--is using its power to set up enormous treadmills of boredom, such as 'smart' hotels.”
― George Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Mon 13 Dec, 2021 10:32 am

"The big lie, which Mr. Trump told and which lots of other people told, the big lie that he won the election, this is identical to the big lie of American history. The big lie of American History is that black people are not human beings. And the big lie of American History is what makes the big lie of Mr Trump possible. What he is saying is that I would have won if you hadn't counted all those fraudulent ballots, which is really saying I would have won the election if you hadn't counted those black people. I would have won the election if you only counted white people. Which is true."
-- Timothy Snyder
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 13 Dec, 2021 01:07 pm
“Trotsky once wrote: "How many Aristoteles are herding swine? And how many swineherds are sitting on thrones?" Class society impoverishes people, not just materially but psychologically. The lives of millions of human beings are confined to the narrowest limits. Their mental horizons are stunted. Socialism would release all the colossal potential that is being wasted by capitalism.”
― Alan Woods, What Is Marxism?
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 18 Dec, 2021 11:01 pm
“You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.”
― William Wilberforce
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Sun 19 Dec, 2021 07:24 am
“Jesus is Santa Claus for adults.”
Christopher Hutchins
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 19 Dec, 2021 08:32 am
Leonard told Jools Holland of the BBC: “Los Angeles is a terrific place to live… it's right on the edge of destruction. The ground itself is trembling. The landscape is about to blow apart. The social fabric is about to tear, and many novelists have documented the fragmentation of the psyche. So it's a place right at the edge of things where everything is about to fall apart, and it's a very nourishing place for that reason.”
Leonard Cohen
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 19 Dec, 2021 08:58 am
@edgarblythe,
Jools Holland is a national institution. He started out as z keyboard player for Squeeze, then he presented cutting edge music show The Tube.

Later on he got a regular programme called Later with Jools Holland where he invited an electic bunch of musicians to perform.

That's it, the musicians are from all different genres, but they are all good, and there will always be something I like.

On New Year's Eve he has a Hootenanny which is an extended version of Later, but with more musicians and a host of celebrity guests.
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Mon 20 Dec, 2021 01:13 pm
"Fascism is an ideology that is centered on power, loyalty, and fear of the other."
--Jason Stanley
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 20 Dec, 2021 01:15 pm
“What happens to people living in a society where everyone in power is lying, stealing, cheating and killing, and in our hearts we all know this, but the consequences of facing all these lies are so monstrous, we keep on hoping that maybe the corporate government administration and media are on the level with us this time.
Americans remind me of survivors of domestic abuse.
This is always the hope that this is the very, very, very last time one's ribs get re-broken again. ”
― Inga Muscio, ****: A Declaration of Independence
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 21 Dec, 2021 07:41 am
https://scontent.fhou1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.18169-9/535272_911656915584510_8280243605824217153_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=9267fe&_nc_ohc=7st-Z2vXmIMAX_l-vjk&_nc_ht=scontent.fhou1-2.fna&oh=00_AT9BGAjFaJ1kRu26hqUhxNB1WkRsW6b76GsJcGAndFYuRg&oe=61E573E1
coluber2001
 
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Reply Tue 21 Dec, 2021 09:26 am
@edgarblythe,
That's a pretty cool story.
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Tue 21 Dec, 2021 09:33 am
"They kept spitting out the false narrative about a stolen election and how it was 'our duty' to stand up to tyranny," Palmer wrote. "Little did I realize that they were the tyrannical ones, desperate to hold onto power at any cost, even by creating the chaos they knew would happen with such rhetoric."
--Robert Palmer--(He has been sentenced to more than five years behind bars by a federal judge for his role in the [Jan. 6] riot.)
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 21 Dec, 2021 09:52 am
@coluber2001,
I have a relative who passionately believes in Trump and the stolen election story. He no longer acknowledges me.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 22 Dec, 2021 08:08 pm
“If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.”
― Mo Willems, Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs
Mame
 
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Reply Wed 22 Dec, 2021 08:17 pm
@edgarblythe,
I love this and live by it.
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