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Swift Calculated Tyranny

The approach of the tyrannical ruler is barbaric self-revealing brought to the surface for us all to remember. Not all madness is created equally. Absurd at times, yet ironically pragmatic, however perverse.

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Swift Calculated Tyranny

If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.
— Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527)
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Gladiators Gain the Upper Hand and Thumb Uppers

Swift Calculated Tyranny

If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.
— Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527)

The titled responsion is observing the preemptive nature of the strike.

The approach of the tyrannical ruler is barbaric self-revealing brought to the surface for us all to remember. Not all madness is created equally. Absurd at times, yet ironically pragmatic, however perverse.

Niccolò Machiavelli - planksip
Niccolò Machiavelli was a diplomat, politician, historian, philosopher, humanist, writer, playwright and poet of the Renaissance period and often been called the father of modern political science.
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Gaining Weight!

They also serve who only stand and wait.
— John Milton (1608-1674)

The titled responsion is referring to the thermal mass of thought that bears no heat, a weight that bears no mass.

Stay and wait, I dare you. See what happens. This is the blind leading the blind, otherwise known as climate change denialism.

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John Milton was an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell.
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Historical Evolution

The people, and the people alone, are the motive force in the making of world history.
— Mao Zedong (1893-1976)

The titled responsion is...

Mao Zedong - planksip
Mao Zedong was a Chinese communist revolutionary and founding father of the People’s Republic of China. As the Chairman of the Communist Party of China from 1949 until his death in 1976.
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Where do you live?

When in Rome, do as you done in Milledgeville.
— Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964)

For me, Millegeville was kind of hard to say out loud. Try breaking it up as follows; Mill-edge-ville. Now comes the awkward part.  

Do as you done? Why would Flannery choose such a clear violation of grammar? And for the sake of what? Adding a "have" would solve the problem, that is IF (and that's a big if) Flannery is trying to point out the difference between the haves and the have-nots. The have-nots are always going to be outsiders if they carry ignorance around like passports.

Flannery O’Connor - planksip
Mary Flannery O’Connor was an American writer and essayist. She wrote two novels and thirty-two short stories, as well as a number of reviews and commentaries.
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