Monthly Archives: January 2013

PULL DOWN THY VANITY

The ant's a centaur in his dragon world.
Pull down thy vanity, it is not man
Made courage, or made order, or made grace,
     Pull down thy vanity, I say pull down.
Learn of the green world what can be thy place
In scaled invention or true artistry,
Pull down thy vanity,
                  Paquin pull down!
The green casque has outdone your elegance.

- Canto LXXXI
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False Beliefs

“Once, it was proclaimed and accepted that above man there was no supreme being, but instead that man was the crowning glory of the universe and the measure of all things, and that man’s needs, desires, and indeed his weaknesses were taken to be the supreme imperatives of the universe.  Consequently, the only good in the world–the only thing that needed to be done–was that which satisfied our feelings.”

-Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Warning to the West

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Johnny Cash Reads the New Testament

“Listen to the words long written down…”

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January 16, 2013 · 11:30 pm

One is not the Other

“A thousand volumes a year ooze from dead minds all rendered dull, tangled, useless by the failure to make a few rudimentary dissociations, to distinguish, that is, between capital and property, between gold as deposit, and gold as measure, between demand meaning wish for, and demand meaning power to get it.

“Property is not capital.  The increment of association is not usury.

“Historians have been too lazy to seek the facts, and too bull-witted to understand them.”

-AN IMPACT, 1935

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