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09 January 2021

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JohninMK

Sic_semper_tyrannis, the site that brings the classics into modern life.

Bring it on.

Barbara Ann

Steven Willett

What an inspired choice of passage to quote at this time, thank you. I hope you will forgive the blatant allegorical nature of my comment.

Being now out of view it is hard to say whether or not our present helmsman has yet been deposed. This man may not have been so skilled at keeping watch, but with his officers bent on subverting his efforts at every turn it is hardly a surprise. And while his nobility is still subject of much debate, Big Tech's transparent takeover of power has at least made it clear that "the merchantmen rule".

I see that Nietzsche in Genealogy.. cites Theognis as coining the word ἐσθλος to equate noblesse with "truthfulness". The almost total decay of nobility in politics has led us to our present predicament and it seems to me that an awareness and widespread recognition of this fact is an essential precondition to saving us from disaster, if indeed this is possible.

One no longer needs to be particularly skilled, I think, to see the cataclysmic misfortune threatening to sink our present ship.

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