...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



Sayd Muqtada al-Sadr:

“I announce my noninterference in politics, and from now there is no bloc that represent us and no position inside or outside movement or parliament.”
Not that Iraq is in the crosshairs of the Judeo-Christian West at the moment anymore, but that's a really significant thing.
 Al-Sadr's like the Gandhi of Iraq, vilified by the colonial power(s) that decimated his country and left it in ruins. Unknown, except as a cartoon drawn by lying bigots, to lots of those who think they know what's happening there, or what happened.
His personal history is heart-breaking, and his strength in the face of that heartbreak exemplary.

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