Pic of the day, part i:  Death and The Maiden, by Egon Schiele


The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western World. No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity — much less dissent.

Gore Vidal,  A View from the Diner’s Club


Damn I am tired.  After spending the day running around, from 7:00 am when I got up to now, 16+ hours later, I have nothing left, so, as a consequence, I think a short video about Egon Schiele I found on Youtube.  And that’s about it.  Gore Vidal can supply the political commentary for the night.

My commentary on the political world tomorrow, methinks. For now enjoy the art, I’m going to bed.

Viddy of the day:  EGON SCHIELE


Pic of the day, part ii:  Porträt von Wally, by Egon Schiele


It is notable how little empathy is cultivated or valued in our society. I put this down to our traditional racism and obsessive sectarianism. Even so, one would think that we would be encouraged to project ourselves into the character of someone of a different race or class, if only to be able to control him. But no effort is made.

Gore Vidal, Screening History


That’s it from here, America.  G’night.



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