Monthly Archives: May 2016

Fata Morgana

…from the quills of the dead white poets Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882) O sweet illusions of Song, That tempt me everywhere, In the lonely fields, and the throng Of the crowded thoroughfare! I approach, and ye vanish away, … Continue reading

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QUOTE XXV

Thomas Carlyle (1795 – 1881 ) – “Battles, in these ages, are transacted by mechanism; with the slightest possible development of human individuality or spontaneity: men now die, and kill another, in an artificial manner. Battles ever since Homer’s time, … Continue reading

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I can’t sleep

…from the quills of the dead white poets Osip Mandelshtam 1891 -1938 I can’t sleep. Homer, and the taut white sails. I could the list of ships read only to a half: The long-long breed, the train of flying cranes … Continue reading

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Paper money and slavery

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger A week or so ago I recalled a camp-fire discussion long time ago, when a few of us, unhappy slaves, considered our fellow ignorant, but happy slaves and what, if anything, should or … Continue reading

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The EU games

Ludwig von Gress The EU games Our astute and non-dementia-challenged readers may have noticed that we have suspended publishing Stratfor articles. The reason is a perception on my part that the organisation has turned increasing pro-Putin, and worse, pro-Obama. Making … Continue reading

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The Quest

…from the quills of the dead white poets Robert William Service (1874 – 1958) I sought Him on the purple seas; I sought Him on the peaks aflame; Amid the gloom of giant trees And canyons lone I called His … Continue reading

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No election commentary

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger “I turned my back on the rulers when I saw what they called ruling: bartering and haggling with the rubble … Among all the hypocrisies, this seem to me the worst: that even … Continue reading

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Tears

…from the quills of the dead white poets Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892)   Tears! tears! tears! In the night, in solitude, tears, On the white shore dripping, dripping, suck’d in by the sand Tears, not a star shining, all … Continue reading

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The budget a la Chávez

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Last week Australians suffered the ignominy of another meaningless Federal Budget cobbled by the politicians increasingly desperate to get re-elected. So the agile and so innovative Turnbull came up with an increase of … Continue reading

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If only it was that simple

Turn off for thirty years, perhaps?

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The Prophecy

…from the quills of the dead white poets Mikhail Lermontov (1814 – 1841) A year will come, the year of Russia, last, When the monarchs’ crown will be cast; Mob will forget its former love and faith, And food of … Continue reading

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