Saturday, December 23, 2017

A Quote That Strikes Me

“The basic project of art is always to make the world whole and comprehensible, to restore it to us in all its glory and its occasional nastiness, not through argument but through feeling, and then to close the gap between you and everything that is not you, and in this way pass from feeling to meaning. It's not something that committees can do. It's not a task achieved by groups or by movements. It's done by individuals, each person mediating in some way between a sense of history and an experience of the world.”

Robert Hughes, The Shock of the New

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Proverbial Thoughts

Current events have had proverbs rattling around in my head.

“Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.”  - Sun Tzu

Can POTUS ever be weak?

Is this currently happening?

Is enemy of my enemy is my friend, or my enemy? - ancient proverb

So if Terror is our enemy, who are our friends?  Who is the enemy of Terror?  Peace?

“All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.” 
― Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Are alternative facts just the deception in the war on institutions, rights, and environment?

The answers are irrelevant.

The reminder to stay vigilant in the protection of the important is the key.