“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Friday, July 10, 2015


"Varoufakis is a very different commodity. He is made of much sterner stuff -- intellectually, emotionally and morally. He has a powerful personality and is utterly fearless. That was why he so thoroughly alienated the Troika and the German leaders: Merkel and Schauble. He frightened them. His economic logic was irrefutable; he stuck the numbers under their noses; he exposed the larger scheme -- the neoliberal crusade -- that underlay the unbridled attack on all the debtor countries; he has no overriding desire for the trappings of authority; and has a strong moralist streak. Smarter and tougher than Greece's adversaries, he had to be gotten rid of. Tsipras acquiesced."

From this: http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/7769474

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