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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Images Worth Thousands Of Words

(with thanks to Franco Aragosta, who sent me the first graphic below)


Weep for America as her culture is canceled — statue after statue, work of art after work of art, and name change after name change.

And none of this mindless destruction addresses the tragedy of the killing of George Floyd! And his very name is already forgotten by New York Democrat Chuck Schumer and California Democrat Nancy Pelosi:


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15 comments:

  1. _________ OZYMANDIAS _________

    I met a traveller from an antique land,
    Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
    Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand,
    Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
    And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
    Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
    Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
    The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
    And on the pedestal, these words appear:
    My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;
    Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!
    Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
    Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
    The lone and level sands stretch far away.”


    ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

    [With thanks to our friend, SilverFiddle, who introduced me to this prophetic, profoundly telling poem eight or nine years ago.]

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    1. Franco,
      This poem was part of my literature curriculum back when I was in school. We also regularly read this poem in the homeschool group with whom I am associated.

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    2. I still cannot believe this country hick introduced a great poem to such an educated and well-read gentleman.

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  2. Along the same lines (chronicling once-great societies that destroyed themselves pursuing foolish, decadent policies) I highly recommend BY the WATERS of BABYLON, a chilling short story by STEPHEN VINCENT BENET

    https://www.btboces.org/Downloads/13_By%20the%20Waters%20of%20Babylon%2

    The story is both a warning and a plea that might yet help us save ourselves.

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    1. Franco,
      The link didn't work -- for whatever reason.

      HERE is a working link.

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  3. YET-ANOTHER SIGN OF THESE (TRAGIC) TIMES:

    Brooks Brothers Files For Bankruptcy After 202 Years Of Business

    Daily Caller

    by Andrew Trunsky

    Brooks Brothers, one of the United States’ oldest and most prestigious retailers, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Wednesday after 202 years, CNBC reported.

    The retailer, credited with dressing 40 U.S. presidents since its founding in 1818, had already been burdened with rising rent when it was devastated by the coronavirus pandemic, which sunk the company’s potential sale, according to CNBC.

    “Over the past year, Brooks Brothers’ board, leadership team, and financial and legal advisors have been evaluating various strategic options to position the company for future success, including a potential sale of the business,” a company spokesman said. . . .

    I WONDER HOW MANY HERE EVEN REMEMBER WHAT BROOKS BROTHERS SIGNIFIED IN OUR ONCE-VIBRANT-NOW-DECADENT CULTURE?

    [HINT: IT WAS THE AMERICAN EQUIVALENT OF BRITAIN'S SAVILE ROW]

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  4. MEANWHILE, LEFTIST TYRANNY CONTINUES ITS ADAVANCE:

    Philly Has Waived All Citations Against Protesters After They Said Arrests Violated Their Rights

    Philadelphia Inquirer

    by Samantha Melamed

    During the month of protests against police brutality in Philadelphia, more than 750 people were arrested for curfew violations, failure to disperse, and disorderly conduct. ...

    “My decision to waive these violations is not a statement on the validity of the individual citations,” Kenney said in a statement. “Rather, it is a recognition of the core concerns that caused thousands to demonstrate on the streets of Philadelphia.

    In waiving these notices, I recognize that those issues are vitally important, that the pain of those marching is very real, and that their message — Black lives matter — needs to be heard every day” . . .

    %$#~!)&*%&^#$@!?)%%^\"/*#|#@@%%!

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  5. Franco,
    The madness and the tragedies are damned depressing. I find that I cannot spend much time on the web these days.

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  6. Joe Biden said “the police have become the enemy”

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  7. The obvious problem here is there is no pushback, not countervailing force. Repubelicons are hiding in the tall weeds soiling themselves.

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