Taoist mythology, Lanna history, mythology, the nature of time and other considered ramblings

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Author of many self-published books, including several about Thailand and Chiang Rai, Joel Barlow lived in Bangkok 1964-65, attending 6th grade with the International School of Bangkok's only Thai teacher. He first visited ChiangRai in 1988, and moved there in 1998.

Friday, July 08, 2011

some quotes, thanks to Toni the Toad

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious. (Oscar Wilde) I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's. (William Blake) I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. (Groucho Marx) Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. (Aristotle) Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. (Immanuel Kant) The philosophers have only interpreted the world ... the point, however, is to change it.(Karl Marx)

And you gotta love this letter to the Editor of NY Times:

G. K. Chesterton identified a source deeper than the sense of entitlement to explain the anger of the rich at paying taxes: “The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all.”

Steven Berkowitz
New York, Sept. 20, 2010


Blogger M Siddiqui said...

The first part of the story up to Khidr is nice and educative. The second part with Yunus, Darvish, and Jinn has rather weakened the message in the first part.

Good writing style.

Thank you.

11:52 PM  

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