Geezer is seventy one years old. Not an ideologue of any kind.. The following are a collection of quotes and thoughts that he feels are relvalent to the current world. A quick bio of geezer is here.

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My idiosyncratic collection of quotes. - Mar 21 2004 20:07:57 -


From the last Lincoln-Douglas debate.

 "...It is the same principle in whatever shape it develops itself. It is the same spirit that says, "You work and toil and earn bread, and I'll eat it." No matter in what shape it comes, whether from the mouth of a king who seeks to bestride the people of his own nation and live by the fruit of their labor, or from one race of men as an apology for enslaving another race, it is the same...

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How the world came to love nationalism. - Mar 21 2004 20:08:21 -



How the world came to love nationalism

The other day I was thinking how lots of folks don't follow me when I rant. I then realized that I use lots of ellipsis in my conversation.

Quote from Arnold Toynbees book "Hellenism A history of the Hellenic civilization" 1957 .

"the Hellenic worship of idolized local states is the dominant religion of the world. It is only thinly disguised by a veneer of higher religions. The tragic history of the...

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Dysfunctional thinking that lots of folks believe is ok - Mar 21 2004 20:10:28 -



Geezer feels that Umberto Eco, the Italian semiotic analyst and writer, is a damn good writer and thinker. Geezer has an interest in the medieval inquisition, especially of that rascal Bernard_Gui, so Eco's book The Name of the Rose was enjoyable for him. Recently Geezer read Umberto Eco's book...

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Geezers view of morality. - Mar 21 2004 20:11:11 -


Geezers views are very simple to state. People come first before anything else. No idea is more important than folks. Property is not as important as folks. We should all take care of each other.


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Religion. If god is so powerful how come his priests are always asking for money - Mar 21 2004 20:11:31 -



Religion’s God is a kind of Santa Claus for adults. Most religions support the basic ideas of, be nice to others, don't lie, don't kill etc. Geezer has no complaint with these but the various religions have been used to control folks in ways that have nothing to do with these ideas. Any religion that does not allow free thought sucks. It is a form of mental slavery. Geezer feels that for many folks the ritual and comfort that religion gives can be enticing. It eases the fear of death. These benefits do not...

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