Monthly Archives: July 2022

William Blake’s Vision of Men as Cannon Fodder:

“And the hapless soldiers sighRun in blood down Palace walls”–“London”, from Songs of Experience A timeless Blake image/comment about kings, governments, and dictators abusing other humans with their power agendas. There are still many governments today with blood on their … Continue reading

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North American Contemporary Credo:

“I consume; therefore, I am.” Over in South Korea and Russia, the credo is: “I am a cannon-fodder patriot; therefore, I am.” Ah, yes, indeed, what higher purposes do human beings have and aspire to?

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Trump, 9/11, the Saudis and LIV

Trump has lied about everything. He claimed that he lost hundreds of friends in 9/11 and there has never been any evidence of this. He also let the Saudis off easy when Khashoggi was tortured and chopped up; he refused … Continue reading

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Edmonton Food Bank is having a tough go.

It’s the perfect time to donate food, or even better, donate money for them to buy the specific foods they need to help others. Now is no time to let our city’s poor perish in the crazy heat. Mad my … Continue reading

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And so Huxley wrote to Orwell

before the latter died to say how much he admired his book. But he also told Orwell that Brave New World was more like the future in that individuals would end up as cogs in a machine-like organization and that … Continue reading

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Beethoven’s Quartet in A Minor:

Who alluded to it first in literature? Aldous Huxley in Point Counter Point (1928) with a focus on the 3rd movement in the climax.Before T.S, Eliot’s Four Quartets (1st one published in 1936).

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Rick Davies, Winnipeg/Edmonton: Now and Then (1967-2022; 17 to 72)

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My life has been one long quest for awareness and increased consciousness, epiphanies, and insights.

(The author has long pursued and desired reflection, meditation, awareness, and self-actualization) Awareness has often been viewed as a higher good in all religions and I certainly believe in the centrality of awareness in the life of individuals. One cannot … Continue reading

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The problem with Trump and GOPs:

They have created innumerable unhappy endings for Americans and their goal is create even more of them. Nothing in anything they say or offer suggests that they are for or about happy endings for the people.

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I trace today’s rude culture back to the negative mass influence

of rude comedians like Don Rickles and later tv shows like The Simpsons and South Park. Thereafter, emerged a colder, nastier lack of common courtesy and an omnipresent age of insults. People these days, especially political leaders like Trump, Kenney, … Continue reading

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