Category Archives: Historical Quotes

Murder Most Foul

“Murder most foul, as in the best it is”… but the murder of yet another innocent family in Gorlovka, East Ukraine, properly qualifies for being “most foul, strange and unnatural.” And, given that brevity is the soul of wit (1), … Continue reading

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License to Kill

“ Out, damned spot! out, I say! … What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our power to account? — Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him.” … Continue reading

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Victory in the War on Terror

“… out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety” King Henry IV, part 1 The FBI has stealthily uncovered and arrested two dangerous New York terrorists of the gentler sex, who were conspiring to use a weapon of … Continue reading

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Ukraine, Shakespeare & the Oligarchs

“…all is uneven and every thing is left at six and seven.” King Richard II, act 2, sc. 2 It is hard to imagine how the chroniclers of the mainstream media can still maintain that the Ukraine coup of February … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Ferguson, Reality and Symbols

“We are accounted poor citizens, the patricians good. What authority surfeits-on would relieve us: if they would yield us but the superfluity, while it were wholesome, we might guess they relieved us humanely; but they think we are too dear: … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and Disbelief

“Most noble sir, That which I shall report will bear no credit, Were not the proof so nigh.” Timon of Athens, act 5, sc. 1 At the United Nations, a motion was recently tabled to condemn the glorification of Nazism. … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Truth & the Berlin Wall

“When forty winters shall besiege thy brow, And dig deep trenches in thy beauty’s field….” These lines from the famous Sonnet may come to mind when looking at the picture of the young lady, talking on a portable phone, the … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Islam and ISIS

“…but now the bishop Turns insurrection to religion: Suppos’d sincere and holy in his thoughts, He’s follow’d both with body and with mind.” (King Henry IV, part 2, act 1, sc. 1) Anyone who lived, visited or worked in Iraq … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, New-speak, Double-think & Black-white

“A crafty knave does need no broker” (KHVI p2.1.2) Readers of this blog will no doubt have independently observed the current and ever-increasing instances of “Orwellian moments” in the speeches, utterings and “new-speak” declarations by regime pundits, or in sundry … Continue reading

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Shakespeare & Murder at Sarajevo, part 2

“… hie thee from this slaughter-house, Lest thou increase the number of the dead” (King Richard III, act 4, sc. 1) In Aug 1914 millions of young people marched to their death as merry as the singers in the stars. … Continue reading

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