"The mind is a compact, multiply connected thought mass with internal connections of the most intimate kind. It grows continuously as new thought masses enter it, and this is the means by which it continues to develop."

Bernhard Riemann On Psychology and Metaphysics ca. 1860

"It is clear that the minds are the most important part of the universe, and that everything was established for their sake; that is, in choosing the order of things, the greatest account was taken of them; all things being arranged in such a way that they appear the more beautiful the more they are understood."

G. W. Leibniz

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Los Desastres de la Guerra

With the bodies piling up in Libya, the obscene face of low intensity warfare is unveiled more and more. If the US had merely baldly stated that it desired a regime change and control over the Libyan oilfields, and then invaded forthwith, that would have truly spared civilian casualties. Instead, we have another UN "police action" civil war with all the inhuman brutality that entails...The problem here is that we have become desensitized as a people to this. Daily we have a gawking, whorish media smilingly and mawkishly retailing of innocents killed in drive by drug gang warfare here at home. So why should we give pause when we are told of a young girl killed in her backyard in Libya by a stray bullet that one of the rebels shot into the air in celebration. Some party. The deceit of this charade is nothing less than disgusting,  unless, of course, you have been lulled and stupefied like so many among us. Take a gander, if you dare, at Goya's horrors of war etchings, look in the mirror and then ask yourself who is looking back?

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