"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

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Our Own Creed?

Well, as far as creeds go this one from Bernard Chazelle ain't bad.

Monday, April 14, 2008

I Wonder Why They Hate Us So Much

It gets tricky this business of righteous saber-rattling over weapons proliferation. What is an imperial colossus to do when one of its trusted allies goes and violates the Geneva Conventions prohibiting attacks on civilians with the weapons it has been provided? Well, the matter's forgotten of course.