I am not very found of seeing dukes and other lords at the head of the Business— Nobility is But an insignificant kind of people for Revolutions— they have no notions of Equality Betwen men, they want to govern, they have too much to loose— Good presbiterian farmers would go on with more spirit than all the Noblemen of Ireland— Don’t you think I am Right in this opinion?
Marquis de Lafayette to Benjamin Franklin, November 2, 1779. This marks one of the first times Lafayette actually sat back and considered ideas of freedom and justice outside of excited rhetoric and repeated Americanized catchphrases. Here, he is referring to the revolution in Ireland going on at the time.
The open notebook
holds the store of refined
cut-glass mind on the right,
and the mine of waiting words
to the left. Through the turn
of pages, the twist of the pen,
the process grinds imperfect diamonds
Many groups are calling for a mass meditation during the solar eclipse on August 21st. Since the current hybrid war going on is really about who controls the psychological process of deciding what humanity does in the future, a positive group think session might actually help. One does not have to be Hindu or Buddhist in order to practice meditation. People can instead take time to envision what sort of planet we would like to live in and what they can personally contribute towards making that happen.
Sometimes, you do things and you do them not because you’re thinking but because you’re feeling. Because you’re feeling too much. And you can’t always control the things you do when you’re feeling too much.