Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston



Sunday, August 14, 2022




BB-Idaho said...

My daughter's PhD dissertation in microbiology quoted Asimov in the sub-title "The most exciting phrase is not Eureka! but 'that's funny". In this instance, he might have uttered
"that's bizarre..and dangerous". Orwell would have found the Trumpism phenomena intriguing.
Blindly loyal brownshirts wearing MAGGOT hats.

Dave Dubya said...

We can’t say we haven’t been cautioned:

W. B. Yeats understood in the 1930s.

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

And after WWII Bertolt Brecht warned:

Don't yet rejoice in his defeat, you men!
Although the world stood up and stopped the bastard,
The bitch that bore him is in heat again

BluebullAmerica said...

I grew up reading this wonderful writer. The Foundation Trilogy will always hold a special place in my heart and imagination. His intelligence is obviously still on point even many years after his death. Thanks for posting his quote and bringing back so many wonderful memories of joyfully reading his books.

Mike said...

Those people don't care about anybody but themselves and will tell lie after lie to get their way.