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Old 01-05-2005, 01:40 AM
psholtz psholtz is offline
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Default Re: tribulation?

I was reading Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra" this holiday season (<- Shakespeare is just a brilliant brilliant author, imho! ;-) )

anyway.. he has a line (in one of Antony's solioquies) about political "dialectics".. what we would probably today call a "Hegelian dialectic":

Equality of two domestic powers
breed scrupulous faction;

-- William Shakespeare
Antony and Cleopatra, I.iii.59-60
In other words, if you have domestic power split evenly between two parties (i.e., Democratic and Republican), the result is that the "breeding of scrupulous faction", or - in other words - the result is that people bicker and whine and complain over things that are of absolutely no consequence whatsoever..

Deep, prophetic insight, imho.. ;-)
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