Thursday, December 11, 2014

One more systemic subject...........

A Homeless person is a systemic subject 

not an accident in any given society.

The institutions that govern homeless might be of 

A bureaucracy in obscurity but 

It is a Person/ Human that overseas and decides  

who becomes and remains Homeless.

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Give me your tired, your poor, 

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, 

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. 

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: 

I lift my lamp beside the golden door.

-- Emma Lazarus(1849-1887) American poet.

Source: "The New Colossus", a sonnet written in 1883;

Appears on a bronze plaque in the pedestal of 
the Statue of Liberty placed in 1903

Quote of the day..........

The whole modern world has divided itself into

Conservatives and Progressives.
The business of Progressives is to go on

making mistakes.

The business of Conservatives is

to prevent mistakes from being corrected.

Even when the revolutionist might

himself repent of his revolution,the traditionalist is

already defending it as part of his tradition.

Thus we have two great types --

the advanced person who rushes us into ruin,

and the retrospective person who admires the ruins.

He admires them especially by moonlight,

not to say moonshine.

Each new blunder of the progressive or prig becomes

instantly a legend of immemorial antiquity for the snob.

This is called the balance, or mutual check,

in our Constitution.

~ Gilbert Keith Chesterton
(1874-1936) British essayist, critic, poet, and novelist
Illustrated London News, 1924

Quote of the day.......

In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then

to hang a question mark on the things

you have long taken for granted.

~ Bert rand Russell
(1872-1970) Philosopher, educator

Quote of the day..........

Attack another’s rights and you destroy your own.

-- John Jay Chapman
(1862-1933) American Essayist and Poet

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In questions of science the authority of a thousand

is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.

-- Galileo Galilei
Astronomer (1564 - 1642)

Irredeemable self...........

When one's respective sins out weigh  

the very humanity one professes 

then the action of others

whether be right or wrong matters little.