Amoeba’s Lorica: Meme-ories 16 (For Thee)

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were: any man’s ‘death’ diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.

                    – John Donne, “Meditation XVII”, Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions, 1623
                        (emphasis added)

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3 Responses to Amoeba’s Lorica: Meme-ories 16 (For Thee)

  1. Nathalie says:

    sigh I live in hope that the majority of U.S. citizens aren’t like the ones I see supporting the Tdumpster fire.

    • Amoeba says:

      An unknown number of Germans tut-tutted the ‘crudity’ of the Nazi regime. But then a large majority (even allowing for the likely falsification of plebiscite results) then counted the money in their pockets and were silent. Some commiserated with their Jewish neighbors, but their ‘thoughts and prayers’ did nothing to stop them from being branded, rounded up, and exterminated. Most of what YFNA has heard since November 2016, apart from various public and private commiserators, is how much money they’ve been making.

  2. Tora says:

    Thanks for sharing….

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