The Collected R Sayings of Morgana: sex, lies, drugs and potential in the face of disappointing reality
Submitted by Joe on Thu, 11/04/2010 - 6:03pm
A virtual community is still a community..
FROM Government, What Is It Good For?
American government foolishly thumbs its nose at its average citizens by showering corporations with tax, lobbying and environmental breaks from all three branches. That only makes those corporations socialist Godzilla welfare queens with William Shatner sized sense of entitlement and Vladimir Putin’s allegiance to America.
Government is good. At times, certain members of government are bad. Government still remains good.
Wealth is just far too important to trust it solely to the rich.
This extreme hucksterism by the corporations is a dangerous rapidly growing virus-like acting contagion.
It is the function and duty of government to fairly and reasonably tax and regulate to provide properly for all that capitalism proudly fails to provide.
Corporations routinely shrug off externalities to the American taxpayer.
FROM Hunter S. Thompson at College of Marin 1985
Sex, lies, drugs and potential in the face of disappointing reality.
Hunter S. Thompson and Max Headroom, blades of truth in worlds of deception.
After all, he was some deranged descendent of Max Miller and Damon Runyon.
Consumers are not terribly attracted to goods that rapidly become obsolete, soon found to have deadly defects, unnecessarily contributed to global warming, were not Made in America, that created damage to the environment, were involved in tortuous animal testing, and has nonexistent customer service. I say to the bimbo corporations, you do your worst in the name of your god Profit. I do my best. That’s the difference between us.
A reasonably compelling subject and one perplexing American fact is the willingness of our elected representatives to accept third-rate and dangerous insurance services for us but not them.
Most bimbo iconic corporations of Wall Street burned themselves up with their greed - and the banking system went bankrupt. What’s left were open wards of the state on life support from the federal government and every American taxpayer. Our misjudgments, however egregious, pale against the solely self-enriching recklessness of the rich.
A virtual community is still a community.
FROM One I Want In My Corner
It's as simple as that. Mike’s writings go from sharp pertinence to wry blighted hope; to tender, then gritty and scrappy with dashes of caricature. His characters are a bounty of originality with lots of teeth that bite back as big as they bark. Mike is a social cartographer with alotta' guts reporting well on the sideshow of public morality from the public’s pugilistic dismissal to its exploitation of one another. For his genuineness and heart, he’s one I want in my corner as I have never underestimated Mike’s insight and heart.
FROM Eye on the Ball
Ed knows well, understands and loves the heart and mind of baseball, the quintessential American game. Ed’s writings are like American baseball. Both move at an elegant leisurely pace. Both involve lots of delayed gratification. Both use strategy similar to chess placing them in the company of intellectuals such as historian Jacques Barzun who wrote “whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball.” Ed keeps his eye on the ball, covers all the bases and hits those homers.
FROM For Access To Knowledge Can Be A Wonderful Thing
Often each person didn’t know what they wanted, but they had reasons. Duty whispers to most people a low tortured inventory of “Thou must do this, though must not do that.”
Students of history always learn that the human being is a very complicated contrivance. Humans are not good or bad. Humans are both. Often at the same time.
Most people have a natural quota of ordinary suspicion and cageyness about the Internet, but these things tend to evaporate when what people tell us is what we want to hear.
Some people began to grasp the significance of what was going on in that world of reasons beyond their reasons.
Morgana WILL return.