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Monday, 18 July 2016

Groundhog day: Commiserations, Candles, Clichés:

With our normal attention span reduced these days to  that of a hummingbird on speed, you may already have moved on to newer pastures; islamists never seem to disappoint....

... and since the carnage they waged on Nice we were treated to Adolf Erdogan driving his own Islamist Killer Truck hurtling down the Autobahn over thousands of his  dissidents via what some call his own trumped-up "military coup", and just last night a Merkel Refugee attacked passengers in a train with an axe and a knife in the country that once gave us Goethe, Schiller and Heine.

But I have not done yet with the 14th July 2016  and will continue  my modest little coverage, today with this video. BlackPigeonSpeaks has published it on the 16. July, but his stuff keeps its value longer than the empty promises of our politicians, we sometimes euphemistically refer to as "our Leaders". 

Text occasionally attributed to Alexis de Tocqueville

"...The average age of the world's greatest civilisations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:

From bondage to spiritual faith; 

From spiritual faith to great courage; 

From courage to liberty; 

From liberty to abundance; 

From abundance to complacency; 

From complacency to apathy; 

From apathy to dependence; 

From dependence back into bondage."


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