Open Thread WE 30 NOV 22 ~ bugging the ruling class
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Hola C99. Welcome to another midweek ponderance of some things thought worthy!
This thread was inspired by a poem written by a political prisoner in the book I'm reading
entitled Doing Time: 25 years of prison writing. It is a grouping of literature penned by convicts sponsored by the organization PEN published in 1999.
The particular referenced poem was written by Judith Clark titled To Vladimir Mayakowski while serving time for the crime of political expression in Bedford Hills
Correctional Facility in New York, 1993. Which, in turn, shifted my thinking to the question:
what is it that the 'ruling class' fears most about their crumbling underpinnings?
A partial list, in no particular order, are some of the foci of said mental gymnastics ..
loss of control
The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.
Goat in water acrylic on panel Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Lisa Ericson
Vladimir Mayakovsky (1892-1930), a Russian poet and dramatist, was considered the
"premier voice" of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917.
What do you see as a wrench in the machinery that best puts the elites' panties in a bunch?
Perhaps that is one way to fight repression? Open for comments, related or otherwise.