5.05.2017 Daily Links

                  A Thought for the Day              

In order to dig beneath the surface of life’s passing panoply, underneath the pageantry and duplicity and misdirection that will always characterize how things appear atop the bundled bounty of political and social relations that make up society and its erstwhile individual pieces, one must gain capacities and practice reasoning that will inevitably discomfit and dislodge the ideological and interpretive belief systems that those in charge of the pageants and treachery and misdirection have purposefully and cleverly persisted in inculcating among the lot of us, so that, whenever an interlocutor of the realmight deconstruct matters in too radical, not to say revolutionary, a fashion, listeners will, in spite of agreement and identification and sympatico with the ‘zealot,’ recoil in terror and horror that anyone could so trample the well-nurtured, if false, beliefs that life’s unfolding dimensions develop more or less exclusively according to the world-views of either the rich and famous, or their intellectual or mediating minions.

                    This Day in History                  

Today is Children’s Day in both Japan and South Korea, while the U.S. and Mexico commemorate Cinco de Mayo, and conscious citizens around the world celebrate International Midwives’ Day; in Constantinople fourteen hundred sixty-four years ago, the Second Council of Constantinople began, one of seven such meetings that shaped the form and function on both Eastern and Western Christian churches; much later, eight centuries and two years before this very day, rebellious nobility in England renounced their loyalty to King John, a foreswearing that soon led to the signing of the Magna Carta; forty five years later, in 1260, the grandson of Genghis became Kublai Khan, consolidating control over East Asia and maintaining a complex interlocking set of power relationships that oversaw plus-or-minus one sixth of the world’s most inhabited areas; two centuries and thirty-four years beyond that juncture, in 1494, Christopher Columbus was among those in his expedition who set foot on what is now Jamaica, an inhabited land that he claimed for Spain; MORE HERE

                  Quote of the Day                       
  • The Knights [ edit ]

    Spoiler  Below is a selection of quotes, you can find more in a separate password Knights (novel) .
    • But he was a man having not only the body but also the soul of iron. He could break the other, and he could himself.
    • These swords in our prosperity, but they accept as an omen of victory, which to me by God himself sends your hands.
      • Source: Chapter 51
  • Henryk Sienkiewicz

                   Doc of the Day                      
1. Karl Marx, 1842.
2. Henryk Sienkiewicz, 1912.
3. Felix Frankfurter, 1927.
Numero Uno“From the standpoint of the idea, it is self-evident that freedom
of the press has a justification quite different from that of censorship because it is itself an embodiment of the idea, an embodiment of freedom, a positive good, whereas censorship is an embodiment of unfreedom, the polemic of a world outlook of semblance against the world outlook of essence; it has a merely negative nature.  MORE HERE

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                     Nearly Naked Links                  

From Thursday’s Files

Syrian Crisis Doubts – https://consortiumnews.com/2017/04/26/intel-vets-voice-doubts-on-syrian-crisis/

CIA Drug Trafficking – http://thefreethoughtproject.com/paradigm-shift-history-channel-air-documentary-exposing-cia-drug-trafficking/

War and Revolt Age –  http://www.ianwelsh.net/the-age-of-war-and-revolution/

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