Muso Musings: Fatherhood, Theory & Stuff
"T'is hard the kinds of Knowledge are but two,
The One erroneous, the Other true.
The former profits nothing when 'tis gain'd,
The other's difficult to be attain'd."
Abu Jaaphar Ebn Tophail's
To the LIFE of
Hai Ebn Yokdhan.
XXVI. The Oligarch (xxix)
The Oligarchical temper would seem to consist in a love of authority, covetous, not of gain, but of power.
The Oligarch is one who, when the people are deliberating whom they shall associate with the archon as joint directors of the procession, will come forward and express his opinion that these directors ought to have plenary powers; and, if others propose ten, he will say that ‘one is sufficient,’ but that ‘he must be a man.’. Of Homer’s poetry, he has mastered only this line, —
No good comes of a manifold rule; let the ruler be one:
of the rest, he is absolutely ignorant.
Regarding whether The Slog and your erudite and witty observations do any good I suggest that they do. You and I have quite different political pallets and yet you speak for me more often than not. The Kakistocracy is not Left or Right it is Absolute Jackboot in the face, fascist.
Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
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That hits the spot
for me John, I would on Corbyn make the same points I made regarding
a discussion with an old Marxist Chum of mine regarding trump and
Joseph Cooper Those
people who want war with Russia for their nationalist expansionist
plans would not let Trump stand in their way for one second.
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October 19 at 11:06am
Roger Lewis The
point isn´t whether trump would stand in their way it is whether the
leadership from that symbolic position of president ,would
acknowledge a manifesto from the people along the lines of Sanders
suggestion or whether it would be crushed or otherwise side lined. I
suspect in Clintons case Crushing and sidelining in equal measure.
For trump perhaps it would be one or the other, one or the other is
likely to be more effective to the cause of the people than a bit of
both as in the long run either a push back or an assisting shove in
the right direction at least gives feed back. The certainty of more
of the same seems inescapable to me with Clinton.