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Poets & philosophers are known
To talk about death
They often do, actually
Open Letter to the UK n°1
Lenin framed the number one question - What is to be done? - back in 1902, and ever since theory-minded activists have found it the ultimate stumbling-block. And probably much more so today...
Forget the talk of the town and the never ending suspicions of Russian meddling in the US elections. Why Trump? Because Clinton, period
Stories of kickbacks revealed abound. One so-called civil society organisation has even made a business of it: poor countries mostly fare badly in its yearly Index of perceived corruption. The powerful and well-connected love it, for good reasons. No wonder. They are the untouchables, the corruption game rule out their wicked ways. It's simply been kicked out of the vocabulary.
Fakebook & the like. Seems like there's too much ugly farting over there. There's a war of words (& pics) going on. High level officials are not amused. Fakenews, hate speech, trolling are to be outlawed. How & by whom? Innocent bystanders, take heed. Strange saviours are on their way.
Hollywood ha s snatched our minds in ways that subtly evade our grasp. Dumb USA is not about Trump, it's a long-standing cultural rip-off in the sense of William Blake's invisible worm. Its movies are a case in point. Jack Finney's The Body Snatchers & its many remakes...
The Odyssey. The story is rather well-known. It's 24 "books" (chapters) long and is the story of king Odysseus' adventurous return to Ithaca. Well, not quite...
Born back in the fifties. Brussels, of all places.
Was a little boy at the time, still am in a sense. It takes a long time to get old, shed some of the stupidity one's been raised to embrace. We live in difficult times, rather void of sound cultural props. Samuel Johnson for instance, or Gotthold Lessing, nobody gives a hoot.
Imagine, just for a second, Plato reading a piece on the Newsline of his Facebook-page. It's a laugh. He'd never ever. So why do we? Ask the tech' giants...