Tag Archives: Tyranny

First Principles: The Harder the Conflict With Tyranny, The More Glorious Is the Triumph

“Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”  — Thomas Paine, American Crisis, No. 1, 1776      

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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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Na/GloPoWriMo Day 23: In A World Without God

Na/GloPoWriMo Day 23 and the challenge is to write something pertinent to the incorporation of spoken word overheard or part of the fabric of surrounding society.  In that all language more or less falls under these broad categories, I selected … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Propaganda Infused On Children Is Difficult To Uproot

“Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”  – Lenin        

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First Principles: The Right To Bear Arms Protects The People From Tyranny

“The advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation … forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of.” … Continue reading

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Eye of the Beholder

The next in the series of poems based on now Episode 6 of Season 2 of the Twilight Zone for my eldest princess: Eye of the Beholder by Michael Romani Suspended in a time and space of harshness Miss Janet … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday 2018

Palm Sunday 2018 by Michael Romani In the mindset of the times A saint’s acts could be crimes But even the king had come To learn of the coming Kingdom Wall to wall in observance Passover spoke of perseverance To … Continue reading

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First Principles: Without Free Thought There Cannot Be Free Speech, Public Liberty Or Wisdom

“Without freedom of thought there can be no such thing as wisdom; and no such thing as public liberty, without freedom of speech.” – Benjamin Franklin (1722)      

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First Principles: Tyranny and Oppression Will Come To America In the Name of Fighting Some Foreign Enemy

“If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.” -James Madison, fourth US president (16 Mar 1751-1836) Power corrupts, right?  There is no greater time that those in power have … Continue reading

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First Principles: Tyranny Over Man’s Mind Is Unacceptable

“I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” – Thomas Jefferson (1800)      

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