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    POLITICS
    ****************************
    When Gandhi, Einstein, and Thomas Mann
    were offered the presidency of India, Israel, and East Germany respectively,
    they said, no thanks.
    Which reminds me of Plato's dictum that
    those who seek power are the least qualified to handle it.
    That to me might as well be the most convincing explanation
    as to why world history is an endless catalog of lies, disasters, and tragedies.
    #

  • #2
    Re: politics

    Ludwig Wittgenstein:
    "The limits of my language
    mean the limits of my world."
    *
    It follows, to silence or ignore writers
    means limiting our options,
    and with them, our chances to survive
    and to achieve excellence,
    *
    To survive in the jungle,
    you need all your faculties.
    #

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    • #3
      Re: politics

      SOLUTIONS / When we say we don’t need critics, we need solutions, what we really mean by solutions is verbal formulas like abracadabra. *We are like the drunk driver who after killing a pedestrian says to the judge: “Your Honor, I plead not guilty on the grounds that so far mankind has failed to discover a solution to the problem of alcoholism.”*So far mankind has failed to discover a formula that will end rape, murder and war too. Does that mean we should continue to trust our collective destiny into the hands of incompetent mediocrities who place their own interests above the interests if the nation?*What is astonishing is that we see nothing questionable in teaching this type of reasoning to our children in schools who then proceed to voice the slogan, “We don’t need critics, we need solutions.”*I am reminded of Gandhi who refused to visit America because he sensed he could not teach non-violence to a nation of gunslingers. And he was right.#

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      • #4
        Re: politics

        THIS & THAT / The higher they climb the more of their backside they expose. The story of all empires from the Roman to the Ottoman and the American.*With everything I write I make a new enemy. I consider that a move in the right direction.*What Armenians say about Turks is true. What Armenians don’t say about Armenians: that’s different.*Gide in his JOURNALS: What do the dreams of blind men look like?*Tolstoy to Chekhov: “You xxxxxd a great deal when you were young? (in Gorky’s REMINISCENCES.)#

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        • #5
          Re: politics

          UNDERSTANDING THE INCOMPREHENSIBLE / In what follows I will make an honest effort to understand and explain the Genocide provided we agree that to explain is not to justify.*Turks adopted and implemented a policy of systematic and total extermination in 1915 because for the fist time in their historic existence they were confronted with the possibility of their own extinction by foreign (the Great Powers and Russia) and domestic enemies (Greeks, Armenians, Kurds). *Surrounded on all sides by killers, they killed in self-defense. * If this is not the right explanation, I like to believe it may be a step (or an inch) in the direct direction. But perhaps I am flattering myself.#

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          • #6
            Re: politics

            NOTES / COMMENTS / Nothing will expose American double-talk more effectively than a Trump victory.*Men of faith are not our enemies. Men with closed minds are.*Men who read only one book and believe everything in it are potential serial killers.*It is not easy for a man or woman to be objective about the opposite sex. A limited number of experiences cannot do justice to an unlimited number of data.*One’s source of income defines one’s identity. If an Armenian’s source of income is Turkish, he will identify himself as a Turk.* Youth is a time for blunders. Old age, ditto.#

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            • #7
              Re: politics

              ON UNDERSTANDING
              *********************************
              Understanding is a work in progress.
              *
              When I thought I understood
              all I needed to understand
              I understood nothing.
              *
              God understands everything
              because He is everything.
              *
              A united tribe doesn’t have to fight
              a divided empire; all it has to do is wait.
              *
              Calling a military defeat a moral victory
              is worst than a lie, it is propaganda.
              *
              An honest man’s options
              in a crooked world are limited:
              if it’s not the hemlock it’s the cross.
              *
              I try to understand and explain
              war and massacre in a world where
              everyone is an expert on the subject.
              #

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              • #8
                Re: politics

                Originally posted by arabaliozian View Post
                ON UNDERSTANDING
                *********************************
                *
                Calling a military defeat a moral victory
                is worst than a lie, it is propaganda.

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                Those who claim moral victory have not themselves suffered war, massacre or starvation!

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                • #9
                  Re: politics

                  There are many forms of addiction;
                  addiction to propaganda is one of the most dangerous.

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                  • #10
                    Re: politics

                    true!

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