Monday, December 27, 2010

Fortitude: Like the Mary Ellen Carter...

...And you, to whom adversity has dealt the final blow
With smiling bastards lying to you everywhere you go
Turn to, and put out all your strength --of arm and heart and brain
And like the Mary Ellen Carter, rise again...

though your heart it may be broken and life about to end;
No matter what you've lost, be it a home, a love, a friend.
Like the Mary Ellen Carter, rise again. ---See full lyrics

--->Daniel Hannan: We oppose the EU by more than two-to-one; Europhiles claim we favour it 'in practice'...

--->US attracting more and more Irish undocumented due to economic crisis...120,0000 people will leave Ireland in 2010 and 2011 new figures show...

--->"War Has Become Entertainment": Al Jazeera has produced a film..."Hollywood and the War Machine" ...Video here (Stone, Hedges, Moore, Hitchens, and others. What I find relevant and timely in this is the question: Have we gone beyond antiwar film balance? What of the implications for discrimination against free speech?)

--->Today, nearly one out of every three families in the United States is considered to be "low income"...

--->Brussels Journal: Multiculturalism in Trouble...

--->Wired: Selections, er, Attributed to Marshall McLuhan...

--->Peter Hitchens: As I try not to laugh too loud at the pretensions of the supposedly advanced modern world, I cannot help being fairly sure that the past 50 years or so have not been a matter of unmixed progress...

--->Peter Maurin on legalized Usury...

Scientific Dictatorship: "...in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific technological elite. It is the task of statesmanship to mold, to balance, and to integrate these and other forces, new and old, within the principles of our democratic system -- ever aiming toward the supreme goals of our free society."---President Dwight David Eisenhower, Military-Industrial Complex Speech, 1961. Read it all... (emphasis mine)

1 comment:

  1. Yes, folks should rise again, but this time with God in place of all the other attractions, again.

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