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The current state of my mind

These are interesting times… Without a sense of history (and Steven Pinker’s books) I would probably already have become a jaded pessimist like many others. It does help to remember that things were even worse in the olden days – in order of annoyance factor: 398 more words


Labor Day was a counter-revolutionary exercise in its very foundation during the administration of Grover Cleveland. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labor_Day. Revolutionary socialism was the last thing that the AFL or the less well-known and long defunct Knights of Labor desired. 1,183 more words