[lit-ideas] Re: The continuation of Realpolitik -- a counterfactual

  • From: "David Wright" <wright@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 23:03:52 -0500

Quotations and poetry --you couldn't build a better mouse trap...unless
you were a Jewish Rube.

trying not to cheat,

"The only good reason for having a beard is being too lazy to shave."
~  Margaret Laurence

  Irene wrote

  So what did you think of my little game?  Did you do it?  A free
  drink (Mike's buying) for those who got the worst poet in the world
  (at least in my opinion).  Another clue is 1979.  But if you didn't
  do the matching, my feelings aren't hurt.  Much.  So it's okay. 

  --- On Wed, 5/21/08, David Wright <wright@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

    From: David Wright <wright@xxxxxxxx>
    Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: The continuation of Realpolitik -- a
    To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 2:58 AM

    Irene wrote:
    "...the thing we desperately need to do is find energy, real
    quick.  The ole King isn't coming up with it, and jet fighters
    don't fly without it and Humvees don't run without it, not to
    mention your car or mine.  We also need to husband water like
    crazy and we're wasting the same as ever."

    I agree with your sentiment, Irene, with one exception.  Finding
    energy might make a country strong, but then I favour (new)
    humanism (a la Silo) over nationalism.  Instead of finding more
    energy, we must curb our enthusiasm for consumption and, of
    course, rethink the global economy.  This, of course, will never
    happen.  I know  this hearkens back to the tired rhetoric we've
    been hearing from angry young men and hoary old curmudgeons for
    several thousand years, but -- perhaps they've always been right.

    a little angry, a little hoary
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