Tag Archives: Civilization

Thought For the Day: Declining Civilizations Are Marked With A Tendency Toward Uniformity and Standardization

“Civilizations in decline are consistently characterised by a tendency towards standardization and uniformity.” – Arnold Toynbee, historian (14 Apr 1889-1975)    

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The Dissolution of Liberal Democracy

Not so long ago, it was announced with great fanfare that history had ended and Liberal Democracy had won.  The globalists believed there was no most struggle and that it made little difference with we made microchips or potato chips. … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: It Is Through the Sharing of Knowledge That Members of Civilized Society Can Pursue Individual Ends So Successfully

“It is largely because civilization enables us constantly to profit from knowledge which we individually do not possess and because each individual’s use of his particular knowledge may serve to assist others unknown to him in achieving their ends that … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Many Attacking Capitalism Know People Will Be Worse Off Under Any Other Economic System

“Many of those who attack capitalism know very well that their situation under any other economic system will be less favorable. Nevertheless, with full knowledge of this fact, they advocate a reform, e.g., socialism, because they hope that the rich, … Continue reading

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Globalization and Its Discontents

There is a struggle going on between those who seek to dominate the world under what started as the seemingly benign polices of globalization and those of us who get the need to foster cooperation but remain patriotic to our … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: It Is Perfectly Appropriate To Copy The Nuances, Mannerisms, Styles and Cultural Idioms of Other Cultures

“By now you’ve probably heard that an American teenager wore a traditional Chinese dress to her prom. The young lady, Keziah Daum, is not ethnically Chinese or Asian. And this infuriated a lot of people on Twitter. … Cultural appropriation … Continue reading

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21st Century Twilight Zone

21st Century Twilight Zone by Michael Romani In these times of post-modern days On might wonder about how morality plays From another century still have relevance A look, however, will evidence the prevalence That such lessons still remain and stay … Continue reading

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Thought of the Day: Civilized Life Is Based On Illusions In Which We Collaborate

“Civilized life is based on a huge number of illusions in which we all collaborate willingly. The trouble is, we forget after a while that they are illusions and we are deeply shocked when reality is torn down around us.”  … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – Locksley Hall – Alfred Tennyson

Based on an Arabic work called Mu’allaqat, in 1835,  Lord Alfred Tennyson wrote himself a dramatic monologue in a set of 97 rhyming couplets.  It is a stream of consciousness work with it’s protagonist caught up in in an interior … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The True Test of Civilization Is Revealed In Character

“The true test of civilization is, not the census, nor the size of cities, nor the crops –  no, but the kind of man the country turns out.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson For an interesting take on how the above … Continue reading

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