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A Prison of the Heart - Driving Miss Daisy

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Published : December 07th, 2022
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"The 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: The growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy."

Alex Carey, Taking the Risk out of Democracy, 1995

"The wealthy, not only by private fraud but also by common laws, do every day pluck and snatch away from the people some part of their daily living. Therefore, when I consider and weigh in my mind these commonwealths which nowadays do flourish, I perceive nothing but a certain conspiracy of rich men in procuring their own commodities under the name and authority of the commonwealth.  They invent and devise all means and crafts, first how to keep safely without fear of losing that which they have unjustly gathered together, and next how to hire and abuse the work and labor of the people for as little money and effort as possible."

Thomas More, Utopia

"Progress is a nice word.  But change is its motivator.  And change has its enemies.”

Robert F. Kennedy

"You have to understand that only the very worst end up here: the ones whose anger made them kill, and who felt no sorrow or guilt after the act; those so obsessed with themselves that they turned their backs on the sufferings of others, and left them in pain; those whose greed meant that others starved and died.  Such souls belong here.  Wickedness never rests easily so, in a way, one might almost feel pity for the wicked, for they are destined to live their lives in fear, in a prison of the heart.”

John Connolly, The Infernals


This is being posted early today.

I will be driving our recent rescue stray, Miss Daisy, to the vet, and all things considered won't be back until some time after the close. 

The young man is coming as her emotional support person.

She is a sweet angel, remarkably well-behaved and affectionate. 

Have a pleasant evening.



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