Jozef Imrich, name worthy of Kafka, has his finger on the pulse of any irony of interest and shares his findings to keep you in-the-know with the savviest trend setters and infomaniacs.
''I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.''
“Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities, because, as has been said, ‘it is the quality which guarantees all others.’” ~ Winston Churchill, “Alfonso XIII” (in Great Contemporaries) I make no pretensions to deep insight on international terrorism and a Middle East that has confounded just about every so-called expert for as long as I’ve been alive. So I’d rather just try to keep up with developments Still these terrorists are cowards ... And the world needs to treat them as such. The attacks in Paris are so singularly vile, so unprecedentedly deranged, it would be impossible to confuse the murders behind them with any other group ... Paris attack round up open thread What will turn out to be the exact backgrounds and personal stories of the attacking cowards and criminals? Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said that the attackers in the co-ordinated, deadly assaults used the explosive TATP, which has been called the “mother of Satan” because of its volatility. According to Le Monde, the names of the two brothers were on rental contracts for a Volkswagen Polo and a Seat with Belgian numberplates, which used during the attacks. The third brother has not been named. Read more here ...
Hobart woman Emma Parkinson was among those injured. As every Sunday morning, this morning Ian Macca reflects the tennor of what Australians feel and think as he pays a genuine tribute to French people and the cradle of civilisation called France Australia All Over Indeed, we all stand with our French citizens against these acts of terror. We know that our French Slavic cousins in Reims, Champagne region appreciate the messages of sympathy and solidarity ...
Today is the funeral of René Girard,
the renowned French theorist who taught us so much about violence (a
larger memorial service will also be held in January at Stanford
Memorial Church). It is also a day of national mourning in France, which
yesterday suffered a terrorist attack of an unprecedented scale, the
biggest attack on the nation since World War II. On the occasion of this
atrocity, I am reprinting René’s prescient words from Battling to the End, which I had published on this blog after the Charlie Hebdo massacres of last January – the two events seem to be bookends of a very violent year Battling to the End
Paris was founded in the 3rd century BC by a Celtic people called the Parisii, who gave the city its name. Flowers have been laid at sites in Paris to remember the dead, while thousands have gathered around the world at vigils.
“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.”
In 1941 Winston Churchill delivered a speech to the students of Harrow School.
“…never give in, never give in, never, never, never – in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.”
PS: Odd thing about Robespierre: for almost all of his adult life, he
opposed the death penalty. When he said “Liberté, égalité, fraternité”
in 1790 (after the start of the French Revolution in 1789), he was
still an opponent of executions. It wasn’t until around the time of the
King’s trial in late 1792 that he changed his mind. After that, things
Islam is a...peaceful religion but it's followers kill in the name of God ...