Monthly Archives: August 2013

Peace to Seamus Heaney, Peace to Us All

Human beings suffer, They torture one another, They get hurt and get hard. No poem or play or song Can fully right a wrong Inflicted and endured. The innocent in gaols Beat on their bars together. A hunger-striker’s father Stands … Continue reading

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Expect the Unexpected

“Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.” –George Bernard Shaw “In the Soviet Union, capitalism triumphed over communism. In this country, capitalism triumphed over democracy.” –Fran Lebowitz “Force is all-conquering, … Continue reading

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Our Very Own Ministry of Truth

“The Press was protected so that it could bare the secrets of the government and inform the people. Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government. And paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is … Continue reading

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