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Bill Maher on the Magic (R)

A fascinating take on conservatism v. Trumpism and political integrity on the Right. Maher is well known for telling it like it is and adding a degree of humor even as he is being serious. He nailed this on!

Why Democracy Despises Friendship: C.S. Lewis

From C.S. Lewis, FOUR LOVES:

It is therefore easy to see why Authority frowns on Friendship. Every real Friendship is a sort of secession, even a rebellion.

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Trumpski - A Twitter Thriller Part Five

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A Twitter Thriller Part Five

Part Five. Tuesday. It’s genuinely and rather annoyingly quiet. In a way, I’m grateful, as I’ve had a pile of work to get through and I haven’t missed anything. 409 more words

John Quincy Adams on George Washington, 1839

Would it be an unlicensed trespass of the imagination to conceive that on the night preceding the day of which you now commemorate the fiftieth anniversary—on the night preceding that thirtieth of April, 1789, when from the balcony of your city hall the chancellor of the State of New York administered to George Washington the solemn oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States, and to the best of his ability to preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the United States–that in the visions of the night the guardian angel of the Father of our Country had appeared before him, in the venerated form of his mother, and, to cheer and encourage him in the performance of the momentous and solemn duties that he was about to assume, had delivered to him a suit of celestial armor–a helmet, consisting of the principles of piety, of justice, of honor, of benevolence, with which from his earliest infancy he had hitherto walked through life, in the presence of all his brethren; a spear, studded with the self- evident truths of the Declaration of Independence [ this HAS to be from the Volsunga and Poetic Edda]; a sword, the same with which he had led the armies of his country through the war of freedom to the summit of the triumphal arch of independence; a corselet and cuishes of long experience and habitual intercourse in peace and war with the world of mankind, his contemporaries of the human race, in all their stages of civilization; and, last of all, the Constitution of the United States, a shield, embossed by heavenly hands with the future history of his country?–John Quincy Adams, April 29, 1839

Audio of 2017 Peter Graham Commemoration: Rayner O'Connor Lysaght & Alan MacSimóin

Below is the audio of a public meeting commemorating the life of Irish revolutionary activist and militant Peter Graham, who was tortured and murdered by persons unknown in 1971 at the age of just 26. 216 more words

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The rise of Trump: who is to blame?

Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States of America – for some the voice of change, for others the sound of a nightmare. Trump has already done some terrible things in office, but who’s really to blame for his election? 361 more words

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The City and the Castle

2500 years ago, at the birth of western civilisation as we know it, there where two political nodes from which the ancient Greek world organised itself. 1,110 more words