...But of these sophisms and elenchs of merchandise I skill not...
Milton, Areopagitica

Except he had found the
standing sea-rock that even this last
Temptation breaks on; quieter than death but lovelier; peace
that quiets the desire even of praising it.

Jeffers, Meditation On Saviors



                        From Mexico, Obama warns Ukraine to 'show restraint' on protests

Obama spent his first moments of an abbreviated eight-hour stay focused on a public statement about turmoil in distant Ukraine – a country with which U.S. annual trade doesn’t equal even two days’ worth of business with Mexico

                                                         Police at Occupy Wall Street

Scott Olsen

                                                                    Protesters Kiev
Let's all imagine the peaceful protesters of Occupy, including Scott Olsen, non-violent, within their constitutional rights, suddenly going all Molotov. Burning shit in the streets, throwing things at cops.
 And restraint.
Given the restraint demonstrated in New York and Oakland.
Why the concern for Ukraine? You ask.
Because the same hand that came down with its truncheon swinging in New York and Oakland is backing the "other side" in Ukraine. That's why.

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