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Another Pearl…..

July 7, 2010

Dune, as a work of literature, surpasses anything I have read in all my bibliophilic years, in breadth, in scope, in narrative, in myth-making…. virtually any of  the reasons I would read a good book.

In Dune, you have them all, and it is the most Quotable work of fiction that I know of.

While the big post bubbles away in my mind, here is another gem from Dune:

What you of the CHOAM directorate seem unable to understand is that you seldom find real loyalties in commerce … Men must want to do things of their own innermost drives. People, not commercial organisations or chains of command, are what make great civilizations work, every civilization depends upon the quality of the individuals it produces. If you overorganize humans, over-legalize them, suppress their urge to greatness — they cannot work and their civilization collapses.

  • A letter to CHOAM Attributed to The Preacher

Awesome!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Stephen Baze permalink
    June 16, 2011 5:41 am

    Vivek and all – We are at a point of turning that I fear we may not survive for lack of will and honesty described above. Mens hearts are consumed with all the wrong things and those things undermine the goodnees of the heart/soul/spirit for a lack of courage. I have been alluding to this for a while and see no reason not to to simply say it now. We as individuals have lost our courage to the collective madness of the systems we live under by simply giving them the power to perform against us at every turn in every way. The proof you ask ? FUKUSHIMA and the radioactivity that is basicly out of control and growing worse everyday and TPTB simply ignore it and don’t allow any reporting of it as it really is. EPA here in US is simply not saying anything and the populace is OK with this as they are being radiated and will be radiated even more in the near future. FUKU is in fact out of control and growing worse everyday and other sites are tenuos as well in Japan so what other proof of our collective demise is necessary? I suggest everyone pay attention as the economies of the world melt down as well as FUKU. Perhaps the southern hemispheres will be survivable ? I really don’t know , but I do know this all very whacked and basicly like living in the matrix. Be prepared for anything which most of you are NOT ! Just thinking what you perceive to be good thoughts will do nothing, you must act and that is what we have not done for a long time. We are all on our own good judgment and at our our will and merits and demerits. I wish all well and courage. Your gonna need it.

  2. Nadall permalink
    July 31, 2011 11:26 pm

    What a powerful picture.

    Stephen, see the post below this one called “an open letter to …..” It’s filled with suggestions for action (plus a few good thoughts) : )

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