memoirs, art and fragments by Thomas Milner

Question of the day

If one man offers you democracy  and another offers a bag of grain, at what stage of starvation will you prefer the grain to the vote?

Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell (1872 – 1970)

CRAZY CAT - PAINTING by THOMAS MILNER

Comments on: "Question of the day" (2)

  1. Ana Guerreiro said:

    Interessante esta Question of the day , muito actual na verdade.
    No passado dia 1/5, Dia do Trabalhador o povo, autenticos personagens do “ensaio sobre a cegueira ” de Saramago, correu aparentemente “esfomeado” aos supermercados pingo doce, com a promessa de adquirir compras por metade do preço .Segundo os relatos dos media, houve necessidade de intervenção policial tamanha era a desordem instalada nas imensas filas de espera e dentro das superficies..
    Democracia? o que sabem eles disso? Mais um triste episodio de ganancia versus ignorancia.

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    • Yes indeed, Ana; by the way have you seen the film BLINDNESS, based on Saramago’s work? It’s chilling, stark and impressive. love Tom

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