Life Of Nothingness Trumps Your #Trump Unless, Of Course, You’re A Step Atop Caesar’s Goo Salad Dressing

"It is a recurrent joke among writers of farces that wives rejoice in being beaten by their husbands. It reflects, however, an eternal truth--that there is a great comfort in knowing that those who love you love you enough to take the responsibility for marking out the permissible. Husbands often er--but in both directions. Caesar … Continue reading Life Of Nothingness Trumps Your #Trump Unless, Of Course, You’re A Step Atop Caesar’s Goo Salad Dressing

Another Night Of Not Finding You-Know-Who Or How I Beat It Before Turning Sixty One Last Time

Ok. Obviously there are better things to be done on a Friday night before flying to my beloved homeland Sunday morning. The only question that remains is: what the hell to do Saturday night? In the mean time, here another fabulous quote as I re-read a book. "When individuals are finally emasculated and alone, bereft … Continue reading Another Night Of Not Finding You-Know-Who Or How I Beat It Before Turning Sixty One Last Time

A Quest For Understanding That I Know I’m Losing, Have Lost, Now Just Let Go And Watch The Cliff Pass Before Us

But I used to have great confidence in understanding. Now take a phrase like "father forgive them; they know not what they do." This may be interpreted as a promise that in time we would be delivered from blindness and understand. On the other hand, it may also mean that with time we will understand … Continue reading A Quest For Understanding That I Know I’m Losing, Have Lost, Now Just Let Go And Watch The Cliff Pass Before Us

Some DFW Genius: The Answer Is In Quebec Or In Stars Above USA’s Blue

"But what of the freedom-to? Not just the freedom-from. Not all compulsion comes from without. You pretend you do not see this. What of freedom-to. How for the person to freely choose? How to choose any but a child's greedy choices if there is no loving-filled father to guide, inform, teach the person how to choose? … Continue reading Some DFW Genius: The Answer Is In Quebec Or In Stars Above USA’s Blue

Speculators Be Hanged?

Speculators at megabanks or investment firms such as Goldman Sachs are not, in a strict sense, capitalists. They do not make money from the means of production. Rather, they ignore or rewrite the law—ostensibly put in place to protect the vulnerable from the powerful—to steal from everyone, including their shareholders. They are parasites. They feed … Continue reading Speculators Be Hanged?

Some DFW Genius 2

"Like most North Americans of his generation, Hal tends to know way less about why he feels certain ways about the objects and pursuits he's devoted to than he does about the objects and pursuits themselves." -David Foster Wallace - Infinite Jest

Neofeudalism Defined For The Little Man? I Mean The Little Mind?

"Much as warlords seized land in the Norman Conquest and levied rent on subject populations (starting with the Domesday Book, the great land census of England and Wales ordered by William the Conqueror), so today's financialized mode of warfare uses debt leverage and foreclosure to prey away land, natural resources and economic infrastructure. The commons … Continue reading Neofeudalism Defined For The Little Man? I Mean The Little Mind?

Waking up to #thebern

"It is a truism that many who join a rising revolutionary movement are attracted by the prospect of sudden and spectacular change in their conditions of life. A revolutionary movement is a conspicuous instrument of change." -Eric Hoffer, The True Believer

A Photograph

"This vicissitudes of our century have been summed up in a few exemplary photographs that have proved epoch-making: the unruly crowd pouring into the square during the "ten days that shook the world"; Robert Capa's dying miliciano; the marines planting the flag on Iwo Jima; the Vietnamese prisoner being executed with a shot in the … Continue reading A Photograph

His Honesty

"His honesty about this paradox or contradiction is what determined him to write Nineteen Eighty-Four as an admonitory parable or fantasy in which 'Ingsoc'--English Socialism--was the Newspeak term for the ruling ideology. It would have been perfectly easy for him to have avoided this crux. In the late 1940s, a dystopian novel based on the … Continue reading His Honesty

Great Unknown Men

"The greatest men in the world have passed away unknown. The Buddhas and the Christs that we know are but second-rate heroes in comparison with the greatest men of whom the world knows nothing. Hundreds of these unknown heroes have lived in every country working silently. Silently they live and silently they pass away; and … Continue reading Great Unknown Men

Getting Rich

"We will lay aside the responsibilities and sacrifices of citizenship, and religiously ascribing all virtues and all growth and progress to a republican form of government, will allow our own to go to the dogs, devoting ourselves meanwhile to the business of getting rich." -from an editorial, The Nation, May 15,1873