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is this the real life

i know it’s not fantasy

unless my twisted mind

fantasizes all the time

about a fucked up world

that leaves me crying… 489 more words


Our Default Source for News

I watch the NBC Nightly News out of habit but my source for news is usually internet based. I get a daily email from the NYTimes, check out NPR, and then some tech/geek sites. 373 more words

The Final Days

There was no intention to write today.

The fine days of an Indian Summer are bestowing harmony and peace to this little part of Ireland, but… 265 more words


#44 Bread and Circuses

Here’s the next poster –Bread and Circuses.   I especially liked the idea of making Merik look like a crumbling Roman mosaic. His blue eyes gaze out from the past, and of course, in the Roman tradition, all my ‘U’s look like ‘V’s.

Star Trek

Apparently We're Easy to Distract

Duas tantum rex anxius optat, panem et circensus.”
( “The people long eagerly for two things – bread and circuses.”) Juvénal

If you’re online for more than five minutes a day, or have caught mainstream news anytime over the last week, you probably already recognize the reference to… 345 more words

Meaningful Living

Juvenal on the wall.

… Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses… 74 more words


Bread and Circuses - how we are distracted from reality by modern media

Bread and Circuses: How dystopian fantasy distracts us from our dystopian reality.

By Glenn Ashton

16 July 2014

Two millennia ago the Roman commentator Juvenal wrote of “panem et circensis,” bread and circuses, to demonstrate how the masses had abandoned political responsibility in exchange for full bellies and extreme entertainment. 1,007 more words