QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Freedom is therefore a great good, tolerance a great virtue and regimentation a great misfortune. Meanwhile there is still some freedom left in the world. Many young people, it is true, do not seem to value freedom. But some of us still believe that, with­out freedom, human beings cannot become fully hu­man and that freedom is therefore supremely valuable. Perhaps the forces that now menace freedom are too strong to be resisted for very long. It is still our duty to do whatever we can to resist them.”

Aldous Huxley

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  1. Aldous Huxley combined several rare talents flawlessly: he had an ability to see everything under discussion clearly and equally, yet remain morally balanced, without plunging into our current ‘all out’ liberal and neo-con manias.

    If you want to read another writer equal in stature to Huxley, go to http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/07/11/on-israel-ukraine-and-truth/ for John Pilger’s scathingly incisive dissection of “The Return of George Orwell and Big Brother’s War: On Israel, Ukraine and Truth”.

    I think it’s the best essay he’s written that I’ve read. It cleaves through the layers of BS that nearly all leaders everywhere spread, as if strawberry jam on our daily toast, expecting us to not only love it and them, but to say “Please sir, may I have some more?”

     

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