Fair Playing Field

As talked about in a previous post, people feel that the rich are meritorious/virtuous/the best/elite because they succeed in the competition and rose to the top (upper class). This, when viewed as a class structure, is considered OK because they “earned” it instead of being granted it or inherited (as in a title). To complete […]

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Angelus Novus

“His face is turned toward the past.  Where we perceive a chain of events, he sees one single catastrophe which keeps piling ruin upon ruin and hurls it in front of his feet.  The angel would like to stay, awaken the dead, and make whole what has been smashed.  But a storm is blowing from […]

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Mourn not the dead…

Mourn not the dead in that cool earth lie Dust unto dust The calm, sweet earth that mothers all who die As all men must: Mourn not your captive comrades who must dewll Too strong to strive Each in his steel-bound coffin of a cell, Buried alive; but rather mourn the apathetic throng The cowed […]

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Back in the States: Florida

So, here we are back state-side.  We landed in Fort Lauderdale the other day.  Now we are hitchhiking back up to Virginia, with several stops along the way.  Right now we are in Orlando.  It took us about a day and  a half to get up here from Fort Lauderdale.  Not too bad. We had […]

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