"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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Thursday, July 25, 2013

If the People Telling Us What the "News" Is Were Merely Sane

If the people telling us what the "news" is were merely sane, we would not be expected to share their inane delight in shameless and embarrassing fawning over a relic of feudalism: a royal heir's birth. Instead we would be heralding a little noticed, yet potentially earth shattering scientific accomplishment which must have that royal extreme misanthrope chewing the rug (I mean the Queen's consort his royal heinous "I want to be reincarnated as a deadly virus to depopulate the globe" Prince (of darkness) Phillip. One billion people may have been rescued just now from the pestilential scourge of intestinal hookworm. A medical research team from the University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA has discovered an inexpensive treatment for this unnecessary plague that is insidiously and indiscriminately killing children through simple lack of sanitation in the most impoverished nations on this crisis ridden planet. These children's well being should be the subject of our paeans, for they are the proverbial "least of these" wherewith our moral fitness to survive will be adjudged, will we nil we. 

If we were not consumed by the besotted clown show daily regurgitated by a scandal mongering media, we might have noticed a salvo that nearly met its mark just yesterday in the House of Representatives: the amendment by Rep. Amash to prevent the NSA from unconstitutionally storing digital records on every American. 

And if we were not so deranged into the infantile make believe world that the love of money is a respectable career path, we would see the handwriting on the wall in the case of the merciless looting pension grab in the Detroit bankruptcy by the City of London royal financiers and their junior lapdog minions on Wall Street. Instead of woefully wringing our hands like a hapless chorus in classical Greek dramas over the "bail in" in Cyprus, we would take up arms and oppose these latter day oligarchs and end the reign of terror of a royal blot on human history and give to our modern day Caesars what they so richly deserve-- ignominious fall from power to do grievous harm to our most vulnerable citizens. 

The Erinyes of Clytaemnestra pursue Orestes. 
Beside Athena, who presides the court, sits Apollo. 
Engraving from G. Schwab's Die schönsten Sagen, 1912

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