Saturday, April 08, 2006

Immigrants/Kaminksy/"Answers"?

(P1) Political


(P2) Poetical

From Ilya Kaminsky's poem "American Tourist,"

... When Moses
broke the sacred tablets on Sinai, the rich
picked the pieces carved with
"adultery" and "kill" and "theft,"
and the poor got only "No" "No" "No."



(P3) Philosophical


"That which has been believed by everyone, always and everywhere, has every chance of being false."

- Paul Valery (1871-1945), French poet, "Tel quel I,"1943

"The race of men, while sheep in credulity, are wolves for conformity."

- Carl Van Doren (1885-1950) , American editor and writer, "Why I Am an Unbeliever."

"There ain't no answer. There ain't going to be any answer. There never has been an answer. That's the answer."

- Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), American writer.


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3 comments:

Duncan Lee said...

This banner is on the exterior of the Wells Fargo Bank I frequently use in Carson City:

"Envie Hasta $3000 por dia a Mexico, Guatemala o El Salvador por solo $8."

My extremely limited Spanish translates this as "Send $3000 a day to Mexico, Guatemala or El Salvador for only $8. It is estimated that between $30 billion and $40 billion a year is sent from the US to these countries by illegal and legal immigrants. Is it any wonder that Vincente Fox wants the stream of illegals to continue? By one recent account this flow of funds amounts to about 30% of Mexico's annual economy! Now the US banks are promoting the transfer of US $ out of the country to make $8 a shot? I have many more thoughts on this subject.

Francesco said...

Regarding globol warming, I have heard a sentiment that says that the Christian Right Wing Repubs (a.k.a Christo-Fascists) are not concerned about global warming since (hopefully)
the Rapture will come before that. Now I've heard that the Christo-Fascists,
a.ka. our leaders, would like to facilitate that apocalypse, as exemplified by their current behavior and their future agenda. True?
Francesco

Edward Coletti said...

Francesco,

To tell you the truth, it's difficult to know what to believe anymore. Thank you for writing. Please keep it up.

ejc