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Thought For the Day: Politics Is Often the Art of Promising the Poor and the Rich Protection From Each Other

“Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.” – Oscar Ameringer (1870-1943)    

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Chinese Shelf Help

Some say that the change in Chinese away from satire and critique is just the chase of the almighty dollar.  That seems a deficit explanation given the official statements by the Chinese government.  I am no expert.  But, this poem … Continue reading

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Dancer’s Guillotine

Dancer’s Guillotine by Michael Romani It’s a denunciation of distinction A singularity calling out its fascination The deepest feeling, reeling in my heart The point from which surrealism departs This world is a chaotic scene of violence Shown to you … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Wise Leader Follows Sound Advice

“A prince who is not wise himself will never take good advice.” – Niccolo Machiavelli, political philosopher and author (3 May 1469-1527)          

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First Principles: May We Ever Endeavor To Be Friends Despite Our Differences

“I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” – Thomas Jefferson (1800)        

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Daniel Defoe – The Shortest Way with the Dissenters

Born on September 13, 1660, the English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer and spy Daniel Defoe fka as Daniel Foe became famous popularizing the writing form known as a novel with his works including Robinson Crusoe prior to his passing on … Continue reading

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First Principles: Heresies In Politics and Religion Are Rarely Cured By Persecution

“In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.” – Alexander Hamilton in Federalist No. 1 (1787)           … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Will Always Be Much Error In Politics

“Necessity, especially in politics, often occasions false hopes, false reasonings and a system of measures, correspondently erroneous.”  – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 35, 1788        

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First Principles: Political Conversion Is Best Done Through Persuasion

“In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.” – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 1, 1787 Federalist No. 1 may be read … Continue reading

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Coral Vanity of Man

Watching Chasing Coral a troubling thought keeps going through my mind.  I seem to recall lots of bleach coral in some spots in the Philippines when I was in approximately kindergarten.  I don’t want to give my age completely away.  But, … Continue reading

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