Thought of the Day
Seeking meaning at once defines human existence in the most powerful and positive ways, providing the basis for as much as one hundred percent of our species cultural outpourings, and causes some of the more foolish, occasionally even noisome and horrific, expressions of arrogance and bigotry and self-satisfied certainty that have ever underpinned holocaust and self-destructive tendencies of our chimerical sort of beings: one way to summarize or circumscribe this seeming opposition between positive outcomes and negative results might center on the recognition that confusing faith, even of the most sublime and profound and elegiac sort, with fact stands as a first step toward dictatorial regimens, which naturally and inevitably elicit regimes that practice repression and inquisition and genocide as they seek to impose on unwilling recipients beliefs that no more represent truth than a Bible or a Koran represents whatever might exist as an actual expression of All-That-Is, God Almighty, or any other way of stating alpha-and-omega and everything in between.
This Day in History
Today in the United States marks a commemoration of ‘Doctor’s Day,’ while Palestinians and Israelis of conscience celebrate Land Day; on the Balkan boundaries that separated ‘barbarians’ from ‘civilized’ Byzantines one thousand four hundred eighteen years ago, Slavic Avars, suffering from a plague epidemic, lifted their siege of a Byzantine fortified town at Tomis; eleven hundred forty-eight years later, in 1746, a male child entered the world in standard fashion who would become the genius of art and expression, Francisco Goya; exactly two centuries and two years before today, Joachim Murat published the Rimini Proclamation, which was one predecessor to moves later in the century for Italian unification; MORE HERE
Quote of the Day
El sueño de la razón produce monstruos.
unions organizing "twenty first century" OR contemporary crisis OR difficulty OR struggle OR cooptation OR diversion strategy tactics analysis OR explication history OR origins radical OR marxist = 673,000 Connections.
Nearly Naked Links
From Wednesday’s Files
Blaming ‘Liberal’ Cities for Social Problems – https://www.citylab.com/politics/2017/03/scapegoating-the-big-bad-liberal-city/521058/
Propaganda and War – http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/03/29/war-and-propaganda/