Sunday, May 1, 2011

A happier thought after all this acrimony

"The solidarity of man is not a fiction" - John Maynard Keynes, 1919


  1. Yes, it is merely superficial.

    In Egypt, the military government has resumed doing what Mubarak was doing for 30 years.

    It's currently an outrage in Egypt, but that earlier international solidarity for Egypt is gone, because it is no longer entertaining enough to be publicized.

    This is Man's solidarity? That when something is out of sight, it is out of mind?

    Mayhap do without solidarity at all!

  2. We'll see, Prateek. I think there's some reason to believe that the arc of history bends towards justice, but we'll see.

  3. My closing bow...

    Obviously the folks down at Auburn may not like me quoting from Lincoln, but I find Lincoln's statement (which I have slightly abridged) much more poetic and inspiring:

    "We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory ... will yet swell ... when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature."


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