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

  • From: Andy <mimi.erva@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 21:08:08 -0700 (PDT)

That doesn't sound very well thought through.  I really am slow sometimes.  Care to explain?



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

From: David Wright <wright@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: The continuation of Realpolitik -- a counterfactual
To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 4:03 AM

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

trying not to cheat,
d.
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"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 counterfactual
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
d.

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