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A TALE OF TWO CITIES by CHARLES DICKENS a revolutionary book review

The French Revolution (1789) should be trending on moron social media spaces. Instead, you are watching make believe cop stories whilst fitting a face mask snugly over your child’s mouth and nose, sending them off to worship CDC, the new enemy of the people, NIAID–  Babylon is falling, your medical facilities will burn. Begin the story. The Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

The really fucked up part about this badass book is the way Dickens has you crying for the goddamn aristocrats. How did this happen? I’m crying for Lucie? I want Miss Pross to kill the respectable Defarge woman? What is this bizarre world we live in?

The King and Queen get their heads lopped off!  The doctors need to die, all aristocrats need to die, all noble men need to die! What the hell happened? How did Dickens manage this masterpiece of emotional MKULTRA literary mind fuck?

The Vengeance is The Hero! The red hat wearing revolutionaries are the heroes. The wine shop owners, the saw-mill operator, and all the Jacques in service to ridding the people of fuckery are the heroes.

Make no mistake, when the artificial race escapes to the safety of England the French Revolution was lost. We are living/feeling the effects now.

The story would have been better if their carriage burned with all present inside.

You can’t better Charles Dickens in story telling. But we can dream of a day when all noble high-ups telling us to cover our faces get their heads chopped off. The Guillotine is magical.

FAUCI to Guillotine

Some of my highlights:

Complete Works of Charles Dickens by Charles Dickens

Book last read: 2021-04-17 20:42:36

Chapter 732: V. The Wine-shop
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Chapter progress: 37.1%
Highlight: The trade signs (and they were almost as many as the shops) were, all, grim illustrations of Want.
Notes: CDC covid future of hell

Chapter 735: I. Five Years Later
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Highlight: Death is Nature’s remedy for all things, and why not Legislation’s?
Notes: Revolution according to Dickens.

Chapter 738: IV. Congratulatory
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Highlight: We men of business, who serve a House, are not our own masters. We have to think of the House more than ourselves.”
Notes: On sacrificing souls to the CDC

Chapter 738: IV. Congratulatory
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Highlight: If you knew what a conflict goes on in the business mind, when the business mind is divided between good-natured impulse and business appearances, you would be amused, Mr. Darnay.
Notes: On the business of corporate garbage

Chapter 738: IV. Congratulatory
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Highlight: Don’t let your sober face elate you, however; you don’t know what it may come to. Good night!
Notes: On what to tell a sober person when you are drunk.

Chapter 739: V. The Jackal
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Highlight: Sadly, sadly, the sun rose; it rose upon no sadder sight than the man of good abilities and good emotions, incapable of their directed exercise, incapable of his own help and his own happiness, sensible of the blight on him, and resigning himself to let it eat him away.
Notes: The rising sun on corporate morons.

Chapter 741: VII. Monseigneur in Town
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Highlight: Monseigneur had one truly noble idea of general public business, which was, to let everything go on in its own way; of particular public business, Monseigneur had the other truly noble idea that it must all go his way — tend to his own power and pocket.
Notes: On Blackrock board members and investment partners.

Chapter 741: VII. Monseigneur in Town
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Highlight: The leprosy of unreality disfigured every human creature in attendance upon Monseigneur. In the outermost room were half a dozen exceptional people who had had, for a few years, some vague misgiving in them that things in general were going rather wrong.
Notes: The fake system is falling.

Chapter 742: VIII. Monseigneur in the Country
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Highlight: All its people were poor, and many of them were sitting at their doors, shredding spare onions and the like for supper, while many were at the fountain, washing leaves, and grasses, and any such small yieldings of the earth that could be eaten.
Notes: United States of America 2021 and beyond.

Chapter 742: VIII. Monseigneur in the Country
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Highlight: On inanimate nature, as on the men and women who cultivated it, a prevalent tendency towards an appearance of vegetating unwillingly — a dejected disposition to give up, and wither away.
Notes: On growing your own.

Chapter 743: IX. The Gorgon’s Head
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Highlight: Detestation of the high is the involuntary homage of the low.”
Notes: The separation and power.

Chapter 743: IX. The Gorgon’s Head
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Highlight: There is not,” pursued the nephew, in his former tone, “a face I can look at, in all this country round about us, which looks at me with any deference on it but the dark deference of fear and slavery.
Notes: The board of Blackrock and their children.

Chapter 743: IX. The Gorgon’s Head
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Highlight: We have lost many privileges; a new philosophy has become the mode; and the assertion of our station, in these days, might (I do not go so far as to say would, but might) cause us real inconvenience. All very bad, very bad!”

Notes: On getting Bill Gates to fear for his life.

Chapter 743: IX. The Gorgon’s Head
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Highlight: Repression is the only lasting philosophy. The dark deference of fear and slavery, my friend,” observed the Marquis, “will keep the dogs obedient to the whip, as long as this roof,” looking up to it, “shuts out the sky.
Notes: Bill Gates to Mel and his children.

Chapter 744: X. Two Promises
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Highlight: Now, from the days when it was always summer in Eden, to these days when it is mostly winter in fallen latitudes, the world of a man has invariably gone one way — Charles Darnay’s way — the way of the love of a woman.

Notes: On the love of women.

Chapter 745: XI. A Companion Picture
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Highlight: Now, let me recommend you,” pursued Stryver, “to look it in the face. I have looked it in the face, in my different way; look it in the face, you, in your different way. Marry. Provide somebody to take care of you. Never mind your having no enjoyment of women’s society, nor understanding of it, nor tact for it. Find out somebody. Find out some respectable woman with a little property — somebody in the landlady way, or lodging-letting way — and marry her, against a rainy day. That’s the kind of thing for you. Now think of it, Sydney.”
“I’ll think of it,” said Sydney.
Notes: On what to say to a wretched bachelor.

Chapter 749: XV. Knitting
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Highlight: Jacques,” said Defarge; “judiciously show a cat milk, if you wish her to thirst for it. Judiciously show a dog his natural prey, if you wish him to bring it down one day.”

Notes: How to prep for revolution.

Chapter 749: XV. Knitting
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Highlight: As to you,” said she, “you would shout and shed tears for anything, if it made a show and a noise. Say! Would you not?
Notes: On the bumbling morons required for revolutionary change.

Chapter 749: XV. Knitting
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Highlight: If you were shown a great heap of dolls, and were set upon them to pluck them to pieces and despoil them for your own advantage, you would pick out the richest and gayest. Say! Would you not?”
“Truly yes, madame.”
“Yes. And if you were shown a flock of birds, unable to fly, and were set upon them to strip them of their feathers for your own advantage, you would set upon the birds of the finest feathers; would you not?”
“It is true, madame.”
“You have seen both dolls and birds to-day,” said Madame Defarge, with a wave of her hand towards the place where they had last been apparent; “now, go home!
Notes: On the imminent war against Bill Gates

Chapter 750: XVI. Still Knitting
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“It is a long time,” repeated his wife; “and when is it not a long time? Vengeance and retribution require a long time; it is the rule.
Notes: The time is now.

Chapter 753: XIX. An Opinion
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Highlight: You see,” said Doctor Manette, turning to him after an uneasy pause, “it is very hard to explain, consistently, the innermost workings of this poor man’s mind. He once yearned so frightfully for that occupation, and it was so welcome when it came; no doubt it relieved his pain so much, by substituting the perplexity of the fingers for the perplexity of the brain, and by substituting, as he became more practised, the ingenuity of the hands, for the ingenuity of the mental torture; that he has never been able to bear the thought of putting it quite out of his reach. Even now, when I believe he is more hopeful of himself than he has ever been, and even speaks of himself with a kind of confidence, the idea that he might need that old employment, and not find it, gives him a sudden sense of terror, like that which one may fancy strikes to the heart of a lost child.
Notes: On working with ones hands to rest the mind.

Chapter 754: XX. A Plea
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Highlight: She looked so beautiful in the purity of her faith in this lost man, that her husband could have looked at her as she was for hours.
Notes: On love

Chapter 755: XXI. Echoing Footsteps
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Highlight: Come, then!” cried Defarge, in a resounding voice. “Patriots and friends, we are ready! The Bastille!
Notes: It is now.

Chapter 755: XXI. Echoing Footsteps
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Highlight: To me, women!” cried madame his wife. “What! We can kill as well as the men when the place is taken!” And to her, with a shrill thirsty cry, trooping women variously armed, but all armed alike in hunger and revenge.
Notes: All must take part.

Chapter 755: XXI. Echoing Footsteps
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Highlight: Saint Antoine’s blood was up, and the blood of tyranny and domination by the iron hand was down — down on the steps of the Hotel de Ville where the governor’s body lay — down on the sole of the shoe of Madame Defarge where she had trodden on the body to steady it for mutilation.
Notes: Revolution. Kill the nobles.

Chapter 755: XXI. Echoing Footsteps
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Highlight: Otherwise, the governor would escape, and the people’s blood (suddenly of some value, after many years of worthlessness) be unavenged.
Notes: Suddenly of some value to rise up.

Chapter 756: XXII. The Sea Still Rises
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Highlight: I know how hard it has grown for me, the wearer of this, to support life in myself; but do you know how easy it has grown for me, the wearer of this, to destroy life in you?” Every lean bare arm, that had been without work before, had this work always ready for it now, that it could strike.
Notes: The jobless have nothing except revolt.

Chapter 756: XXII. The Sea Still Rises
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Highlight: Not dead! He feared us so much — and with reason — that he caused himself to be represented as dead, and had a grand mock-funeral. But they have found him alive, hiding in the country, and have brought him in. I have seen him but now, on his way to the Hotel de Ville, a prisoner. I have said that he had reason to fear us. Say all! Had he reason?
Notes: On bringing Bill Gates to justice.

Chapter 756: XXII. The Sea Still Rises
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Highlight: Foulon alive! Foulon who told the starving people they might eat grass!
Notes: The battle cry for Bill Gates’ head.

Chapter 757: XXIII. Fire Rises
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Highlight: The officers looked towards the soldiers who looked at the fire; gave no orders; and answered, with shrugs and biting of lips, “It must burn.
Notes: On the coming conflagration.

Chapter 758: XXIV. Drawn to the Loadstone Rock
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Highlight: The Court, from that exclusive inner circle to its outermost rotten ring of intrigue, corruption, and dissimulation, was all gone together. Royalty was gone; had been besieged in its Palace and “suspended,” when the last tidings came over.
Notes: The imminent future of world structure.

Chapter 758: XXIV. Drawn to the Loadstone Rock
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Highlight: Monseigneur, after boldly reading the Lord’s Prayer backwards for a great number of years, and performing many other potent spells for compelling the Evil One, no sooner beheld him in his terrors than he took to his noble heels.
Notes: Bill Gates devil worship days are at end. He is on the run.

Chapter 764: V. The Wood-Sawyer
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Highlight: Liberty, equality, fraternity, or death; — the last, much the easiest to bestow, O Guillotine!

Chapter 766: VII. A Knock at the Door
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Highlight: Her father, cheering her, showed a compassionate superiority to this woman’s weakness, which was wonderful to see.
Notes: On father daughter relationship.

Chapter 768: IX. The Game Made
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Highlight: Twenty years back, yes; at this time of my life, no. For, as I draw closer and closer to the end, I travel in the circle, nearer and nearer to the beginning. It seems to be one of the kind smoothings and preparings of the way. My heart is touched now, by many remembrances that had long fallen asleep, of my pretty young mother (and I so old!), and by many associations of the days when what we call the World was not so real with me, and my faults were not confirmed in me.
Notes: Reflections on life cycle.

Chapter 768: IX. The Game Made
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Highlight: If the Republic should demand of you the sacrifice of your child herself, you would have no duty but to sacrifice her. Listen to what is to follow. In the meanwhile, be silent!
Notes: Cruel revolutions made to Bill Gates and WHO

Chapter 769: X. The Substance of the Shadow
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Highlight: I say, we were so robbed, and hunted, and were made so poor, that our father told us it was a dreadful thing to bring a child into the world, and that what we should most pray for, was, that our women might be barren and our miserable race die out!
Notes: On living in The United States

Chapter 769: X. The Substance of the Shadow
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Highlight: Marquis,’ said the boy, turned to him with his eyes opened wide, and his right hand raised, ‘in the days when all these things are to be answered for, I summon you and yours, to the last of your bad race, to answer for them. I mark this cross of blood upon you, as a sign that I do it. In the days when all these things are to be answered for, I summon your brother, the worst of the bad race, to answer for them separately. I mark this cross of blood upon him, as a sign that I do it.
Notes: The time is now. The wicked race will answer.

Chapter 771: XII. Darkness
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Highlight: Tell the Wind and the Fire where to stop; not me!
Notes: Gods wrath will never stop.

Chapter 772: XIII. Fifty-two
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Highlight: I am not unwilling to die, if the Republic which is to do so much good to us poor, will profit by my death; but I do not know how that can be, Citizen Evremonde. Such a poor weak little creature!
Notes: The sacrifice of revolution.

Chapter 773: XIV. The Knitting Done
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Highlight: It was nothing to her, that an innocent man was to die for the sins of his forefathers; she saw, not him, but them. It was nothing to her, that his wife was to be made a widow and his daughter an orphan; that was insufficient punishment, because they were her natural enemies and her prey, and as such had no right to live.
Notes: The revolution spares nothing.

Chapter 773: XIV. The Knitting Done
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Highlight: Thus accoutred, and walking with the confident tread of such a character, and with the supple freedom of a woman who had habitually walked in her girlhood, bare-foot and bare-legged, on the brown sea-sand, Madame Defarge took her way along the streets.

Notes: Femme Fatale

Chapter 773: XIV. The Knitting Done
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Highlight: You might, from your appearance, be the wife of Lucifer,” said Miss Pross, in her breathing. “Nevertheless, you shall not get the better of me. I am an Englishwoman.
Notes: Lol. In frightening countenance.

Chapter 774: XV. The Footsteps Die Out For Ever
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Highlight: Sow the same seed of rapacious license and oppression over again, and it will surely yield the same fruit according to its kind.
Notes: Nothing new under the sun.

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The Prince and The Pauper by Mark Twain – book review

I was fearful this book would be a terrible reminder of our Disney hellscape, croney crapitalism, changing places, freaky Friday, Cinderella garbage story. Even the fine vaccinated morons at Pixar couldn’t mess this up.

Mark Twain is a master. His writing is transcendent. In this time of great revelations (of morons exposing themselves to corporate poisons and life long face mask wearing) this fine story of throne usurping and capital punishment is a joy to read.

I’ve never seen the Disney version of this story. Did they include the counterfeiter boiled alive in hot oil? Or, the two women burned alive for witchcraft? Methinks these scenes were removed on behalf of the mouseketeers.
a note: Europeans selected these capital punishment methods to circumvent the biblical requirement of NOT spilling the blood of man. Boiling and burning being a clever Gentile form of death engineering.

It makes me wonder if Twain would be opposed to dipping Bill Gates and the Blackrock board in boiling oil for their obvious crimes against humanity?

I digress, this excellent story is just what one needs to forget the children in face masks and the CDC telling the morons to sacrifice themselves and their families in the name of pseudo science. Good luck morons. You’re all going to die.

Some of my highlights:

Delphi Complete Works of Mark Twain (Illustrated) by Twain, Mark

Book last read: 2021-04-11 21:59:26
Percentage read: 8%

Chapter 135: Chapter XXVIII. The sacrifice.
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Highlight: Now am I finely tinselled, indeed! The spectre-knight of the Kingdom of Dreams and Shadows is become a spectre-earl — a dizzy flight for a callow wing! An’ this go on, I shall presently be hung like a very maypole with fantastic gauds and make-believe honours. But I shall value them, all valueless as they are, for the love that doth bestow them. Better these poor mock dignities of mine, that come unasked, from a clean hand and a right spirit, than real ones bought by servility from grudging and interested power.
Notes: The hero speech against the matrix.

Chapter 138: Chapter XXXI. The Recognition procession.
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Highlight: Tom Canty gazed abroad over the surging sea of eager faces, and his heart swelled with exultation; and he felt that the one thing worth living for in this world was to be a king, and a nation’s idol.
Notes: Celebrity demons of the united states.

Chapter 139: Chapter XXXII. Coronation Day.
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Highlight: It is perilous to the State and to us all, to entertain so fateful a riddle as this; it could divide the nation and undermine the throne.”
Notes: Fakery be revealed.

Chapter 139: Chapter XXXII. Coronation Day.
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Highlight: Never was a company of people so perplexed, so interested, and so stupefied, before.

Notes: The ignorant masses upon revelation.

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KOBO Libra H20 e-reader – review APR 2021

Here’s my experience after spending 3 months with the Kobo Libra H2O.

My previous e-readers were both kindles, paperwhite, and i don’t remember the name of the original– so this is what I’ll be comparing the Kobo Libra H20.

I don’t use the moron’s operating system apple or windows. This prevents me from using the KOBO software for library syncing. The issue is easily overcome by installing the excellent Calibre e-book software for linux.

I normally DO NOT keep my e-reader online (I turn wi-fi off on the device). When receiving the device new in-box, registration is mandatory. This is a corporate draconian practice. I connected and registered my device and took the required ‘system updates‘ immediately running into problems with the dictionary. Every time I highlighted a word the error message No definition found. Try another dictionary appeared. This was very concerning. The delight of e-readers is the instant gratification of highlighting any word on the page and receiving a definition.

I completed many lengthy tomes without a functional dictionary and was ready to rule against the KOBO Libra H20. HOWEVER! I fixed the issue by updating the software using the onboard sync device function. No problem, the dictionary is working now!  Hooray!

Some other excellent features of the KOBO Libra H20 compared to the kindle paperwhite:

The sleep screen shows the cover page of your current novel. This is a SERIOUS advantage over the kindle that insists on showing advertisements or meaningless fluff images on the sleep screen. The result of having the cover page on the sleep screen is your exposure to the title and author’s name.

I can’t tell you the number of times I wanted to recall the title or author of something I’m reading, and because the cover isn’t sitting on your bedside or coffee table, the name is completely missing from your recall.

Physical form of the reader: Let’s be clear, a physical book will always be better than these goddamn digital reproductions– hands down, not even an argument. That said, the physical page-turn buttons on the KOBO Libra H20 make it easier to use than a kindle that requires you to touch the screen to forward and reverse pages.

It wasn’t a smooth ride. The broken dictionary had me down. I’m glad I didn’t give up. Now that I have everything working properly, the Kobo Libra H20 e-reader is much better than the kindle.

Keep reading. Turn off corporate media, remove your face mask and breath free with the Kobo Libra H20 e-reader.

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THE NEW ATLANTIS by FRANCIS BACON – a book review

This short story by Francis Bacon describes a Utopia replete with Adam and Eve pools – a place to go for men and women to inspect the physical bodies of their prospective mates to ensure they are not deformed.

Yes, Mr. Bacon is describing the New World. Yes, all of the technologies encountered in this story have been made manifest in our American nightmare.

This story is a talisman of hell (the sword of Damocles) that all Aryan, Christian, secret brotherhood Freemason wannabes and high wizards of the Skull, Rosie, and Satanic Cross will regret from the depths of hell where they are certainly destined to live for eternity.

THE NEW ATLANTIS by FRANCIS BACON: Where’s the beef?
published posthumously in 1626

Francis Bacon

Some of my highlights:

Delphi Collected Works of Francis Bacon (Illustrated) (Delphi Series Eight Book 21) by Francis Bacon

Book last read: 2021-04-05 18:47:09
Percentage read: 3%

Chapter 188: THE NEW ATLANTIS
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Highlight: Spirit of Fornication; and there appeared to him a little foul ugly Aethiop.

Chapter 188: THE NEW ATLANTIS
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Highlight: And the depraved custom of change, and the delight in meretricious embracements, (where sin is turned into art,) maketh marriage a dull thing, and a kind of imposition or tax.

Chapter 188: THE NEW ATLANTIS
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Highlight: And therefore there are with you seen infinite men that marry not, but chose rather a libertine and impure single life, than to be yoked in marriage; and many that do marry, marry late, when the prime and strength of their years is past.

Chapter 188: THE NEW ATLANTIS
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Highlight: That the reverence of a man’s self, is, next to religion, the chiefest bridle of all vices.

FAUCI MASK BULLSHIT

DOUBLE MASK FAUCI UNTIL HE IS FINISHED
FAUCI MASK BULLSHIT

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Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay – book review

I suppose you don’t need a book to drive home the point. Men have climbed the mountain of moron countless times in the past. Even if such a mole hill were made in the days of Charles Mackay (1814 – 1889), you can be sure man has figured a way to traverse the well worn paths of logic and find a way to the impossible peak, to summit the high crags of ignorance– the apparent destiny of most men.

Charled Mackay

In the days that follow, how will the great writers of our time use the power of the pen? How will the artist demonstrate the ignorance of men rushing to the government in hopes of a cure? A cure for what, I do not know. Methinks it is a cure for their worthless life.

So go now, ye morons of the world and take your injection. Put your name on the booster schedule, dawn your mask and double mask, make haste to your vaccination centers and kill yourself and your family.

I’m sure we don’t need your genetic codes in our pool. I say goodbye to you and your family, to your children who have no viable future in the experimental vaccine culture. I say goodbye, not with malice or hatred, but with a kind, loving heart; like a mother who cries when their child enlists in the army during war time, knowing they will never return. Goodbye.

Published in 1841, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, is a glorious romp through the history of ignorant men and their schemes for money, long life, glory–  but mostly money.

The classic writing style and wit is unmatched in today’s throwaway culture. The ancient books referenced within have surely been locked away under the vatican lest their contents be revealed to the ignorant masses. Enjoy.

Here are my highlights:

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay

Book last read: 2021-03-29 19:21:16
Percentage read: 100%

Chapter 6: National Delusions. 8
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Highlight: Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.

Chapter 7: The Mississippi Scheme. 9
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Highlight: Some in clandestine companies combine; Erect new stocks to trade beyond the line; With air and empty names beguile the town, And raise new credits first, then cry ‘em down; Divide the empty nothing into shares, And set the crowd together by the ears. Defoe.

Chapter 7: The Mississippi Scheme. 9
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Highlight: At the age of seventeen he was tall, strong, and well made; and his face, although deeply scarred with the small-pox, was agreeable in its expression, and full of intelligence.
Notes: John Law

Chapter 7: The Mississippi Scheme. 9
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Highlight: The finances of the country were in a state of the utmost disorder. A profuse and corrupt monarch, whose profuseness and corruption were imitated by almost every functionary, from the highest to the lowest grade, had brought France to the verge of ruin.

Chapter 7: The Mississippi Scheme. 9
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Highlight: money, was wholly inadequate to the wants of a commercial country, and particularly cited the examples of Great Britain and Holland to show the advantages of paper. He used many sound arguments on the subject of credit, and proposed, as a means of restoring that of France, then at so low an ebb among the nations, that he should be allowed to set up a bank, which should have the management of the royal revenues, and issue notes, both on that and on landed security. He further proposed that this bank should be administered in the King’s name, but subject to the control of commissioners, to be named by the States-General.

Chapter 7: The Mississippi Scheme. 9
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Highlight: The Regent appears to have been utterly astonished at his success, and gradually to have conceived the idea, that paper, which could so aid a metallic currency, could entirely supersede it.

Chapter 7: The Mississippi Scheme. 9
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Highlight: Law found that he lived under a despotic government, but he was not yet aware of the pernicious influence which such a government could exercise upon so delicate a framework as that of credit.

Chapter 7: The Mississippi Scheme. 9
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Highlight: People of every age and sex, and condition in life, speculated in the rise and fall of the Mississippi bonds.

Chapter 7: The Mississippi Scheme. 9
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Highlight: The price of shares sometimes rose ten or twenty per cent. in the course of a few hours, and many persons in the humbler walks of life, who had risen poor in the morning, went to bed in affluence.

Chapter 7: The Mississippi Scheme. 9
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Highlight: The looms of the country worked with unusual activity, to supply rich laces, silks, broad-cloth, and velvets, which being paid for in abundant paper, increased in price four-fold.

Chapter 7: The Mississippi Scheme. 9
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Highlight: New houses were built in every direction; an illusory prosperity shone over the land, and so dazzled the eyes of the whole nation that none could see the dark cloud on the horizon, announcing the storm that was too rapidly approaching.

Chapter 7: The Mississippi Scheme. 9
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Highlight: The Regent, who knew nothing whatever of the philosophy of finance, thought that a system which had produced such good effects could never be carried to excess. If five hundred millions of paper had been of such advantage, five hundred millions additional would be of still greater advantage.

Chapter 7: The Mississippi Scheme. 9
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Highlight: Vermalet, a jobber, who sniffed the coming storm, procured gold and silver coin to the amount of nearly a million of livres, which he packed in a farmer’s cart, and covered over with hay and cow-dung. He then disguised himself in the dirty smock-frock, or blouse, of a peasant, and drove his precious load in safety into Belgium. From thence he soon found means to transport it to Amsterdam.

Chapter 7: The Mississippi Scheme. 9
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Chapter 8: The South Sea Bubble. 32
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Chapter 9: The Tulipomania. 54
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Chapter 13: Influence Of Politics And Religion On The Hair And Beard. 85
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Chapter 22: The Slow Poisoners. 249
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Chapter 23: Haunted Houses. 263
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