3.09.2017 Daily Links

                 A Thought for the Day                 

Truly, knowledge and the deep processes of its rich acquisition should interest scrappy scribes and stalwart citizens who have any hopes of becoming anything other than radioactive dust or irradiated corpses, or some other variety of dead meat that the near future portends to deliver—how ironic then, itself such a safe, amicable, nonjudgmental term, that every single array of ruling culture’s countenance, without notable exception, stands so squarely against any such program that could assist people at the grassroots in their pursuit and attainment of a useful and comprehensive comprehension of how and why capital’s imprimatur has delivered the dynamic of ‘disruption’ and devolution that it has, a boom and bust cycle that all too soon will arrive where it’s headed, at the end of viable human life on Earth.

                    This Day in History                  

Two thousand one hundred fifty-seven years ago, a seventh Han Dynasty emperor, Liu Che or Emperor Wu, took command of his dynasty at age fifteen, to rule for over five decades and cement the establishment of one of the world’s premier empires, replete with the still practical ideology of Confucianism; thirteen hundred eighty-five years prior to the present pass, Muhammad delivered his final sermon on Mount Arafat, three months before his final breath; three hundred seventy-eight years thereafter, in 1009, the first documentation of the existence of Lithuania appeared, in the records of a monastery at Quedlinburg; MORE HERE


                  Quote of the Day                       

The brutality and uncouthness of many of the revolutionary leaders has not prevented them from becoming popular myths. Villa still gallops through the north, in songs and ballads; Zapata dies at every popular fair. … It is the Revolution, the magical word, the word that is going to change everything, that is going to bring us immense delight and a quick death.

  • Octavio Paz, as quoted in Staging Politics in Mexico: The Road to Neoliberalism (2004) by Stuart Alexander Day, p. 38
                   Doc of the Day                      
1. Mickey Spillane, circa 1943.
2. Helen Halyard, 1998–(about the Amistad case).
3. Anarchist Federation, 2013–(about Carlo Tresca).
4. Ian Greehalgh, 2014–(about Pancho Villa).

Numero UnoChapter 1Pulling the trigger had been easy.  Living with it had been hard.  Crazy rage got replaced with a joyless emptiness.  No emotion, no feeling.  I felt as dead as the one I’d shot. MORE HERE

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                     Nearly Naked Links                  

From Wednesday’s Files

The Principles of Anarchism – https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/lucy-e-parsons-the-principles-of-anarchism

SEP on Thomas Aquinas – https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/aquinas/#Wri

The Constitution & the Union

The Constitution and the Union