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The Face of Servitude ?

ser•vi•tudeNOUN1. slavery or bondage of any kind: political or intellectual [or spiritual] servitude.2. …Synonyms: bondage, bonds, chains, confinement, enslavement, obedience, peonage, serfdom, serfhood, subjection, subjugation, thrall, thralldom, vassalage, yoke,(Source: In this latter-day, when the “promises” of power and gain have again captivated the imagination of most of the world and ALL of the powers that …

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Bawdy Politics ?

(OR, Alas! Alas! Wo is US!) In remembrance of the 120th year of the death of Joseph Ferdinand Keppler (1 February 1838 Vienna – 19 February 1894 New York) … an Austrian-born American cartoonist and caricaturist, who greatly influenced the growth of satirical cartooning in the United States;[*] and the 125th year of the publication …

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So, it has come to this! Again!

~▪ That the sun never sets on American bases and SOFA’s1 in near déjà vu of a recent fallen/defeated Empire;▪ That so many pretend that money ≠ power ≠ undue influence ≠ inevitable corruption ≠ inevitable death of freedom;▪ That we manufacture/manipulate citizen consent thru deception and propaganda and call it freedom of speech;▪ That …

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MORE THAN once upon a time!

In the High Middle Ages (1000-1300 AD/CE), in order to combat religious instability (including but not limited to alleged heretics,[1]) the powers-that-were resorted to: 1) denunciations (openly and secretly);2) concealing the nature of charges and evidence against the accused;3) “invitations” to confess (something? anything?);4) torture to extract confessions;5) torture to extract the names of “guilty” …

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Broken Pillars

Author: A. Sobkowskiruins of a Roman Templefrom Wikimedia CommonsCreative Commons Attribution/Share-alike license In the Great Courses®, Foundations of Western Civilization II series, Professor Robert Bucholz reminds us in the very first lecture, that “Above all, European culture produced certain ideas that have become pillars of our culture: 1. ‘All men are created equal.’2. ‘No taxation …

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