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 SCARAMOUCHE

      He was born with the gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad.

Here you will find the wisdom of the ages and proof drawn from the Canadian experience.

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THE BASIC LAWS OF HUMAN STUPIDITY
In a country which is moving downhill,  one notices amongst those in power an alarming proliferation of the bandits with overtones of stupidity and amongst those not in power an equally alarming growth in the number of helpless individuals. Such change in the composition of the non-stupid population inevitably strengthens the destructive power of the bandits and makes decline a certainty.
And the country goes to Hell
A MODEST PROPOSAL
by Jonathan Swift
Written more than 275 years ago by an altruistic civil servant who can gain no financial benefit (his wife is beyond child-bearing years), this proposal, like every failed government economic scheme, has a fatal flaw. But it is perfectly reasonable, logical and workable - if you favour cannibalism.  The proposal, you see,  is to revive Ireland's economy by raising Irish children as meat for English tables.
POLITICS AND THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
by George Orwell

Orwell's essential essay, unabridged, and without commentary. If you read nothing else of his non-fiction, read this.






From The Calgary Eye Opener
This site was last updated: June 12,  2005