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The Way of Fame?

Sell my soul? My true crossroads story. (Time 26:38) at How many of those who take the fame-bait become our beloved idols? our SuperStars? yet in reality, are secret-covenant slaves? From minor actors to mega-stars, how often do we see the tragedies of fame leak out in fits and starts of bizarre behaviors and addictions? […]

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Niccolò [Mock]iavelli ?

(These thoughts were sparked while listening to CBC Radio, “Ideas” (Paul Kennedy) “Machiavelli: The Prince of Paradox,” broadcast 6 November 2013 in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the writing of The Prince.1 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Satire: “the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context

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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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“A Few Bad Apples”: A Mocumentary*

(*sprouted from an intended Documentary) [In light of the talking heads that have surfaced recently from the constitutional shallows to take credit for the demise of Osama bin Laden, we disclose a(n aborted) simulation meant to explore in greater depth those constitutional shallows. Of course, one prefers not to mock others, but when “those others”

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