“I don’t know what you mean by ‘glory,’ ” Alice said.
Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. “Of course you don’t—till I tell you. I
meant ‘there’s a nice knock-down argument for you!’ ”
“But ‘glory’ doesn’t mean ‘a nice knock-down argument’,” Alice objected.
“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone,
“it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.”
“The question is,” said Alice,
“whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
“The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be
master that’s all.”
Alice was too
much puzzled to say anything, so after a minute Humpty Dumpty began again.
“They’ve a temper, some of them—particularly verbs, they’re the
proudest—adjectives you can do anything with, but not
verbs—however, I can manage the whole lot! Impenetrability! That’s
what I say!”
Farewell the neighing steed and the shrill trump,
The spirit-stirring drum, th'ear-piercing fife,
The royal banner, and all quality,
Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war!
But also, on the score of the first march, Elgar set as a motto for the whole set of marches a verse from Lord de Tabley's poem The March of Glory, which begins
Like a proud music that draws men on to die
Madly upon the spears in martial ecstasy,
A measure that sets heaven in all their veins
And iron in their hands.
I hear the Nation march
Beneath her ensign as an eagle's wing;
O'er shield and sheeted targe
The banners of my faith most gaily swing;
Moving to victory with solemn noise,
With worship and with conquest, and the voice of myriads.
proclaiming the "shows of things": the naïve assumption that the
splendid show of military pageantry—"Pomp"— has no connection with the
drabness and terror—"Circumstance"—of actual warfare. The first four marches were all written before the events of World War I shattered that belief, and the styles in which wars were written about spurned the false romance of the battle-song.
Implicit Complicit Explicit PRICE
Pirate Rogues Illusion Capitalist Enslavers
Like other financial
empires in history, Smith claims the contemporary model forms alliances
necessary to develop and control wealth,
as peripheral nations remain impoverished providers of cheap resources for the
Belloc estimated that, during the British Enclosures, "perhaps half of the
whole population was proletarian",
while roughly the other "half" owned and controlled the means of
production. Now, under modern Capitalism, J.W. Smith claims
fewer than 500 people possess more wealth than half of the earth’s population,
as the wealth of 1/2 of 1-percent of the United States population roughly equal
that of the lower 90-percent.
In common metaphorical usage, a snake pit can mean any institution (such as a school, prison, hospital, or nursing home) or organization led in an inept or inhumane way, or an institution containing many people who may be hostile, untrustworthy, or otherwise treacherous ("snakes"). For example, the film The Snake Pit (1948) tells the story of a woman who finds herself in an insane asylum and cannot remember how she got there.
Confidence their belief flogs the greatest PRICK mi FIBIB Political Religious Illusion Charlatan Kayfabe media inciting Fickle Inherent Bias Ignorant Bliss Critical Think PRO - Political Religious Optimist Until winds turn Fig Leaf where significance is revealed As in a flea backstroking with reserved erection calling 4th 4 the draw bridge to be raised invariably raising a Titanic sink
Sci Fi Holistic Ambiguity Universal Neurosis Trauma
I know I shall never see a poem so lovely as a tree nor a brighter life form!!! Frank 13
were no dates in this history, but scrawled this way and that across every page
were the words
Benevolence Righteousness and Morality … finally I began to make out what was
written between the lines.
The whole volume was but a single phrase,
Holism(fromGreekὅλοςholos"all, whole, entire") is the idea that naturalsystems(physical, biological, chemical, social, economic, mental,linguistic,
etc.) and their properties should be viewed as wholes, not as
collections of parts. This often includes the view that systems function
as wholes and that their functioning cannot be fully understood solely
in terms of their component parts.
Holism is a form ofantireductionism, which is the complement ofreductionism. Reductionism analyzes a complex system by subdividing orreductionto
more fundamental parts. For example, the processes of biology are
reducible to chemistry, and the laws of chemistry are explained by
Social scientist and physicianNicholas A. Christakisexplains that "for the last few centuries, theCartesianproject
in science has been to break matter down into ever smaller bits, in the
pursuit of understanding. And this works, to some extent... but putting
things back together in order to understand them is harder, and
typically comes later in the development of a scientist or in the
development of science."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_hoc Ad hoc is a Latin phrase meaning "for
this". It generally signifies a solution designed for a specific problem
or task, non-generalizable, and not intended to be able to be adapted to other
purposes (compare a priori). Common examples are
organizations, committees, and commissions created at the national or
international level for a specific task. In other fields the term may refer,
for example, to a military unit created under special circumstances, a
tailor-made suit, a handcrafted network
protocol, or a purpose-specific equation. Ad
hoc can also mean makeshift solutions, shifting contexts to create new
meanings, inadequate planning, or improvised events.
hoc hypotheses compensate for anomalies not anticipated by the
theory in its unmodified form. Scientists are often skeptical of theories that rely on
frequent, unsupported adjustments to sustain them. Ad hoc hypotheses
are often characteristic of pseudoscientific subjects. Ad
hoc hypotheses are not necessarily incorrect, however. An interesting
example of an apparently supported ad hoc hypothesis was Albert
Einstein's addition of the cosmological constant to general relativity in order to allow
a static universe. Although he later referred to it
as his "greatest blunder," it has been found to correspond quite well
to the theories of dark energy.