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The Remembrance of TThings Past 
20th-Dec-2006 07:01 am
Inspiration
Hubert Humphrey reminds me of the total disaster in Europe: the May '68 general strike, and the inability to reason it revealed in what was thought of as "young people" or "the young generation".

Favorite examples? From Wikipedia:

Nous ne voulons pas d'un monde où la certitude de ne pas mourir de faim s'échange contre le risque de mourir d'ennui.
(We want nothing of a world in which the certainty of not dying from hunger comes in exchange for the risk of dying from boredom.)

On ne revendiquera rien, on ne demandera rien. On prendra, on occupera.
(We will claim nothing, we will ask for nothing. We will take, we will occupy.)

Le bonheur est une idée neuve.
(Happiness is a new idea.)


I think I've proved my point.
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