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Re-Re-Visiting Schnippit

It’s been a while but, since I’ve been time-travellin’ anyhow, it seemed the obvious place to stop off…

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Lost And Found Schnippet

“I am beyond Left and Right, as I am Good and Evil.”

Gabriele d’Annunzio more »

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Self-Herding Schnippets

What Orwell didn’t get was what Aldous Huxley did get (as Neil Postman long ago pointed out). This was that the real danger to freedom was and is that not enough people will care about it, because they have come to love their own servitude, and mistake that servitude for sovereignty. “Nobody tells me what to do with my own body,” they declare, while allowing all kinds of people to do all sorts of awful things with their minds. Postman wrote in Amusing Ourselves to Death: “What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. …In 1984…people are controlled by inflicting pain. In [Huxley’s] Brave New World, they are controlled by inflicting pleasure.”

Peter Hitchens more »

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Withdrawal Schnippets

I’m at an age when everything is less exciting and I have to look for inspiration much more inside myself and my home than outside.

Pedro Almodóvar more »

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Real Victims Schnippet

“The World is weary of me, and I am weary of it.”

Charles d’Orleans

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Old Lit. Schnippet

The struggle of [people] against power is struggle of memory against forgetting.

Milan Kundera

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Solarpunk Schnippit

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