1918 Poster (Publ. N.Y. : American Lithographic Co., 1918) titled “They Shall Not Perish,” by Artist Douglas Volk (1856-1935), depicts a girl who symbolized the Near East, clinging to woman (Columbia, Minerva, Marianne, Lady Liberty) with sword and U.S. flag, symbolizing America (Republicanism—against oppression). American Committee for Relief in the Near East campaign to raise money … Continue reading “They Shall Not Perish” (1918) Poster, American Propaganda | Artist Douglas Volk
The national SPIRIT of camaraderie in the song La Marseillaise is our spirit. Perhaps, President Macron has forgotten that spirit and sacrifice. Égalité! fraternité! the old republican revolutionaries and soldiers yelled. Liberté! Ou la mort (or give me death)!
In a return to a state of political apathy I read A Rant on Classics and Politics from a classicist. Chi K’ang Tzu asked Confucius about government. The Master replied, “If you desire what is good, the people will be good. The character of a ruler is like wind and that of the people is like grass. … Continue reading Rant on Classics and Politics || SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE and a THEOSOPHIST
“It would take Gentile to rebuild Italy” outlines Gentile’s thought, and place in Italian intellectual history. Like Mazzini, Gentile understood nationalism in the sense, that it was a faith and a spiritual philosophy for unifying the people of a nation, which has its destiny. So, he states in The Residues of the Old Italy (p. … Continue reading Marcello Veneziani on the Spirit of Giovanni Gentile’s Actualism and Rebuilding Italy
28 year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated 4th ranking and established House Democrat, Rep. Joe Crowley in the New York House Democratic primary last week, saying that leftist policies can win elections. First-term Illinois’s Democratic senator, Tammy Duckworth disagreed, arguing that, while it may be the future of the Bronx, running on policies too far to the left … Continue reading Smearing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Kyle Kulinski on the Justice Democrats, and Trump’s Anti-Press Tactics
THE SNUB-NOSEDSAXONS Borderland Magazine, October 15th, 1894 tributehighlights influence of Blavatsky in the successful periodsof the theosophical movement on the cultural milieu. “If everything be true that Dr. Hodgson and the Psychical Research Society say about her, it only heightens the mystery, and adds to the marvel of the influence which Madame Blavatsky undoubtedly has exercised, … Continue reading ‘The snub-nosed Saxons’ [Borderland Magazine, 1894]
Benito Mussolini is quite a very intriguing figure to me, even more than Adolf Hitler, and I had neglected to learn more about him, his mind and romantic passion, his life and influences; and in comparing him with his predecessor, Risorgimento (Italian Unification) republican patriot and “political terrorist” of his day, Giuseppe Mazzini who he … Continue reading Before Sono Tornato and Vincere: Antonio Banderas as “The Young Mussolini” – Angelica Balabanoff on Mussolini’s Problem
H.P. Blavatsky found in the growing adversaries of Spiritualist proponents to Theosophy sufficient need to declare it would have nothing to do with it. She goes on with the enquirer, noting a pattern in the fates of mediums concerning their mental state and bodies. The letter which follows after in the latter part of August, … Continue reading The Lesson on Spiritualism in the Letter to Mrs. Laura C. Holloway and Why Spiritualists Suffered Psychological Issues?
Living outside of the Republican social media bubble? Take a look back at philosopher, historian and activist Noam Chomsky’s accurate warning of the success a crooked “charismatic figure,” appealing to particular sectors of society would have, while promising to cure society’s ills. Chomsky’s analysis of the Republican Party, before Mr. Trump even decided to run for … Continue reading Noam Chomsky on the Populist Groundswell and ‘Off The Spectrum’ Republican Party
May 30, 2018. President Trump, Nashville, Tennessee Rally on African-Americans: “Remember when I’d make a speech, and I’d talk about African-Americans, and I’d say, ‘highest crime-rate, bad education,’ I go like ten-points, and they’re always voting; African-Americans vote for Democrats, for the most part. Y’know, vast majority. They’ve been doing it for over a hundred-years!” … Continue reading President Donald Trump’s Nashville Rally Lies and Ignorance about Blacks, Republican History, and Voting Rights