Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Huh?!


6 comments:

  1. Lawrence Ferlinghetti, wrote decades ago:

    “Pity the nation whose people are sheep,
    and whose shepherds mislead them.
    Pity the nation whose leaders are liars, whose sages are silenced,
    and whose bigots haunt the airwaves.
    Pity the nation that raises not its voice,
    except to praise conquerors and acclaim the bully as hero
    and aims to rule the world with force and by torture.
    Pity the nation that knows no other language but its own
    and no other culture but its own.
    Pity the nation whose breath is money
    and sleeps the sleep of the too well fed.
    Pity the nation — oh, pity the people who allow their rights to erode
    and their freedoms to be washed away.
    My country, tears of thee, sweet land of liberty.”
    ― Lawrence Ferlinghetti

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpQhO35P5W8

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  2. Historian Timothy Snyder: “It’s pretty much inevitable” that Trump will try to stage a coup and overthrow democracy
    http://www.salon.com/2017/05/01/historian-timothy-snyder-its-pretty-much-inevitable-that-trump-will-try-to-stage-a-coup-and-overthrow-democracy/

    I've read his book "On Tyranny." This man is no lightweight or conspiracy theorist! He teaches at Yale.

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    1. Well, his ability to govern seems inadequate to the task; I don't think he could coup his way out of a wet paper sack.

      Alan

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    1. You're welcome; I thought it was a remarkable photograph...

      Alan

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