Beware of Attempts To Rewrite History with leaders and designs you trust ... Does the individual’s life belong to him—or does it belong to the group, the community, society, or the state? With government expanding ever more rapidly—seizing and spending more and more of our money on “entitlement” programs and corporate bailouts, and intruding on our businesses and lives in increasingly onerous ways—the need for clarity on this issue has never been greater... "If you look at all forms of collectivism, be it communism or fascism, people are reduced to animals."
~John Larson Chanelling Industrial Democracy of US and THEM
Photographers: The Ankara Gallery Assassination Pictures Show Why The World Needs Professional Photographers
What is knowledge? Where does it come from? How do we know what’s true? Knowledge is a mental grasp of a fact (or facts) of reality reached by perceptual observation or a process of reason based thereon.5 Who looks at reality, hears reality, touches reality, reasons about reality—and thereby gains knowledge of reality? The individual does. The individual possesses eyes, ears, hands, and the like. The individual possesses a mind and the capacity to use it. He perceives reality (e.g., dogs, cats, and birds, and death); he integrates his perceptions into concepts (e.g., “dog,” “animal,” and “mortal”); he integrates his concepts into generalizations (e.g., “dogs can bite” and “animals are mortal”); he forms principles (e.g., “animals, including man, must take certain actions in order to remain alive,” and “man requires freedom in order to live and prosper”). And so on. Knowledge is a product of the perceptual observations and mental integrations of individuals. Wisdom is Hard To Grasp ...
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The Polish artist Jakub Rozalski, who goes by the sobriquet “Mr. Werewolf,” has produced an amusing series of steampunk-ish canvases in which serene and idyllic rustic landscapes of what seem to be Eastern Europe (Rozalski’s very back yard, you might say) in the early decades of the 20th century feature the prominent and inexplicable existence of completely fictitious giant mecha robots.
If we’re not the strong gural or horse we might as well play the scapegoat...
|Imaginary Karol Plicka: Tatranka Folkloric Group Marta Chamilova at Pilhov MMXVII|
In the 1950 movie “Harvey,” James Stewart’s character, Elwood P. Dowd, says:
Some call it bizarre, we call it a view from another time stream coming out of strange cold river Bizarre Paintings Of Mecha Robots And Werewolves Attacking East European Peasants Of The Early 20th Century“My mother told me, ‘In this world you must be oh, so smart, or oh so pleasant.” For years I was oh, so smart. I recommend pleasant.”I wish I’d have followed that advice ;-)
COMMUNISM WAS ALWAYS JUST NAZISM WITH A SYMPATHETIC PRESS: The centenary of the Russian revolution should be mourned, not celebrated: As its centenary looms, never forget the brutal oppression ushered in by the Russian Revolution. “No believable economist would claim that the Russian people benefited from Leninist or Stalinist social and economic policies. It is easier to project an upward trend for Russian living standards after 1918 had the Tsarist regime survived
t han to make a case that the Soviet system profited anyone, save the commissars. It has proved a common characteristic of communist regimes around the world that — to paraphrase Orwell — all pigs are equal, but some secure access to bigger troughs than others.”