Some thoughts on rulers

Before the advent of representative democracy there was a clear line between the rulers and the ruled.  Although this is still the case it is harder to discern.  The issue is, that back then “we” fought “them” or negotiated with “them.”  Whereas now this is not the case.  This is evidenced when someone in the […]

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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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Mugshots

Yesterday we were in Middletown Ca. at a cafe called Mugshots.  It is a nice little cafe with 16zo coffee for 2$.  No WiFi, which I guess is ok because they don’t allow laptops either!  The lady working said they had too many people taking up space.  It would seem that people don’t understand what […]

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