Tag: Triple Crisis

Dystopia 15: Surprise

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another!


Utopia 4: Movie Day

“The Gods of the Copybook Headings”

Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, And their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew And the hearts of the meanest were humbled And began to believe it was true That All is not Gold that Glitters, And Two and Two make Four, And the Gods of the Copybook Headings Limped up to explain it once more.

As it will be in the future, It was at the birth of Man. There are only four things certain Since Social Progress began: That the Dog returns to his Vomit And the Sow returns to her Mire, And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger Goes wabbling back to the Fire;

And that after this is accomplished, And the brave new world begins, When all men are paid for existing And no man must pay for his sins, As surely as Water will wet us, As surely as Fire will burn, The Gods of the Copybook Headings With terror and slaughter return. Rudyard Kipling

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Dystopia 3: Detained

“Every citizen silently, but never the less certainly, sustains the government of the day in ways of which he has no knowledge. Every citizen, therefore, renders himself responsible for every act of his government.”

“No action which is not voluntary can be called moral….Any action that is dictated by fear or by coercion of any kind ceases to be moral….Freedom of the individual is at the root of all progress.”

Mahatma Gandhi