...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



The President of Russia:

"...if we want to find a long-term solution to the crisis in Ukraine, open, honest and equal dialogue is the only possible option."
The problem with that solution is trying to have an open and honest dialog with insane people who have given themselves permission to do anything necessary - literally anything, culminating in the unthinkable, once their delusional aspirations are seen to be impossible - to accomplish their insane goals. They have permission from their God and from their own consciences to lie, to poison, to seduce, to murder by proxy, to trick and manipulate in any of the traditional ways, and to trick and manipulate in new ways that have still to be discovered.
How can anyone have open and honest dialog with lying sacks of shit such as those directing the behavior of the US government?
Well you can't. But you can, as Putin is doing, consistently and continuously refuse to degrade yourself in the face of the degraded and their depraved acts and dishonest words.

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