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The object of power is power.

The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness: only power, pure power. 170 more words

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Anatomy of a Revolution

  • discontent that affects nearly all social classes
  • widespread feelings of entrapment and despair
  • unfulfilled expectations
  • a unified solidarity in opposition to a tiny power elite…
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The Struggle

The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims, have been born of earnest struggle. If there is no struggle there is no progress.

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We're number one!

Among industrialized nations, the United States has the

  • highest poverty rate
  • greatest inequality of incomes
  • lowest government spending as a percentage of GDP on social programs for the disadvantaged…
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Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief didn’t really hit home as it did for┬áso many other readers that I’ve seen on GoodReads. The Book Thief is the first novel I’ve read that takes place in World War II that isn’t non-fiction. 392 more words

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July 30, 2014

“If you bring forth the precious without the vile, you shall be my mouthpiece.” Jeremiah is a prophet, one who speaks on behalf of God. He was rejected by his fellow-prophets, family and friends due to his message: impending gloom and doom if they don’t change their ways. 56 more words

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July 29, 2014 "Lord, if You had been here..."

Today’s First Reading at mass is a “lament”by Jeremiah over the destruction he sees around him. He demands of God, “Where are You?” in all of this. 27 more words

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