In Our Time (BBC 4) Discusses PLATO’S Gorgias Dialogue – Rhetoric Contends With Truth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2038&v=4TuX4lrRYGE&feature=emb_logo What is the nature of rhetoric? Does persuasion seek flattery and gratification of the audience, often at the cost of the truth? Plato, who experienced tyranny and the unjust death sentence of his teacher Socrates, examines in the GORGIAS dialogue whether those who seek to win arguments… risk losing their souls. And is PHILOSOPHY (literally – … Continue reading In Our Time (BBC 4) Discusses PLATO’S Gorgias Dialogue – Rhetoric Contends With Truth

Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

To put it in black and white with spittle flecks of red at the busted edge of a bit lip: The man with a monster to die for the image of love? What greater destiny? What more foolish choice? What makes him wrong? Only when the image speaks complicity in the lie he tells himself. … Continue reading Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

Pan’s Labyrinth – The Funeral Prayer

The eulogy from Pan's Labyrinth: Because the paths to the Lord are inscrutable. Because the essence of His forgiveness lies in His word and in His mystery. Because although God sends us the message, it is our task to decipher it. Because when we open our arms the earth takes in only a hollow and … Continue reading Pan’s Labyrinth – The Funeral Prayer

Igby Goes Down (2002) – “I Think That You Are Much More Aware Than Even You Realize” / Pissing in the Well One Drinks From

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux0fwRMl-vA I was compelled to rewatch Igby Goes Down after Kieran Culkin made an appearance hosting on SNL a couple weeks back. This film is like a Salinger short about fucked up rich people. They're interesting, but they are the damned. The world has ruined them by giving them too much of a good deal. … Continue reading Igby Goes Down (2002) – “I Think That You Are Much More Aware Than Even You Realize” / Pissing in the Well One Drinks From

A Growing Boy Needs His Lunch

The girl in the back room of the club is a scientist "Nature abhors a vacuum" she says with slickness Her collagen injected earthworm lips please the God Emperor King they call it transcendence Blake called it the rose's sickness the cut worm forgives the plow the uncut worm contains more juice and flavor, and … Continue reading A Growing Boy Needs His Lunch

True Grit (1969)

Mattie Ross is a young woman, tomboyish, proud, self-assured, who undertakes an everyday adventure in the wild west to take care of the business of crimes against her father, traveling to take try to take care of business with the man who wronged him. He is a fugitive, in the Indian territories, where there is … Continue reading True Grit (1969)

Paul Gosar’s Censure For Death Threat Video Sign that GOP Play for Recapturing Fleeting Public Imagination With Reality TV Stars and Crass Violence-Troll-Kinging is Fledgling. What to Look For In the Next Wave of Political Influencers: Pornstars and Free Lapdance Rallies

Do NOT Donate to Alex Jones! He is Calling for Money to Help Recoup Losses After Sandy Hook ‘Hoax’ Comment Defamation Suits – But This is a False Flag Attack on Right Wing Conspiracy Theorists – Alex Jones is Not Actually Being Fined or Punished! Don’t be Fooled! He is a Crisis Actor!

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Pick A Card To Play, Any Card (Paid For By the Committee to Unthinkingly Endorse the Unthinkable)

He liked to tell stories Or rather make things up About the people he dislikes He likes to call things out He was always pointing fingers He was catching all our eyes The monkey man who slung shit like no other He was our guy We love him because he gets it happening So much … Continue reading Pick A Card To Play, Any Card (Paid For By the Committee to Unthinkingly Endorse the Unthinkable)