Tag Archives: Decay

Na/GloPoWriMo #23: In Response To That Other Fantasy

Na/GloPoWriMo #23: In Response To That Other Fantasyby Michael DoyleKeep your head on straightInstead of rushing head longWe’re always a bit short and latePretending our weak as something strongPartying on in our faded delusionThat we want to live foreverDisrespected as … Continue reading

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Musing My Articulation

Musing My Articulationby Michael DoyleFilled with intense moments of suspensePut aside as real and yet it’s just pretenseThere is the much to do about all these thingsMusical, be it instrumental or songs I singI approach forward in my matriculationLooking at … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Deterioration of Every Government Begins With the Decay of the Principles On Which It was Founded

“The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded.” – Baron de Montesquieu

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First Principles: A Man Who Has Nothing For Which He Is Willing To Fight, Nothing Which Is More Important Than His Own Personal Safety, Is A Miserable Creature and Has No Chance of Being Free Unless Made and Kept So By the Exertions of Better Men

“War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. A man who has nothing for which he is … Continue reading

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The Lateness of the Hour

Returning back to a promised project that was set down for a time and based in part on The Twilight Zone, Season 2, Episode 8: The Lateness of the Hour by Michael Doyle In a labyrinth of the mind’s imprecision We … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: War Is An Ugly Thing, But Not the Ugliest of Things; the Decayed and Degraded State of Moral and Patriotic Feeling Which Thinks Nothing Worth A War, Is Worse

“War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse. A man who has nothing which he cares more about than … Continue reading

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Death and A Desert God

A further adventure in Egyptian myth. Death and A Desert God by Michael Doyle Without ambition, Horus would quietly assert That to kill a desert god, you must kill the desert To kill a desert, requires Ra, God of the … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Deterioration of Every Government Begins With the Decay of the Principles On Which It Was Founded

“The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded.” – Baron de Montesquieu      

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Thought For the Day: The Deterioration of Any Government Begins With the Decay of Its Founding Principles

“The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded.” – Charles de Montesquieu (1689-1755) If you have not yet read Spirit of Laws, I wish to highly recommend it.  An English translation … Continue reading

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First Principles: Human Institutions Are Prone To Decay

“How prone all human institutions have been to decay; how subject the best-formed and most wisely organized governments have been to lose their check and totally dissolve; how difficult it has been for mankind, in all ages and countries, to … Continue reading

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