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    About the tension and interplay between the powerful and the powerless.  The powerful can be a shark in a school of fish, the bright moonbeam across a dark landscape, the power of a child over the mother who adores him.

    When you ("you" being the right) insist on being the powerful no matter what the cost, no matter how ugly, no matter the outcome or whom you exploit, there's no tension. There's no art in Donald Trump's buildings (nor apparently Dinesh D'Souza's films) : there's just excess. Art is often about what you leave out. But the right hoards power and resources. The idea of intentionally leaving something out is foreign to it.

    The right doesn't understand balance. It doesn't understand yin and yang. It doesn't understand Newton's third law of motion.

    Popular culture is society's artful reaction to power, which yes, the left likes to enjoy; but the right holds so tightly that it can't open itself up to anything else.

    © grover

    So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

    by grover on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 04:56:03 AM PDT

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