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George Wolf's Rantings & Ravings


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If you have to live on this planet, then here's the only place to be ... Canada,

Map of the Greatest Country in the World


  ...unless you can live on an island in the South Pacific, like Norfolk Island.
(But, more on that later.)


This site is my way of keeping in touch with family and friends, scattered all over the globe. It's also for anyone else who comes across it while wandering through the 'net. There's lots of opinion on a number of mostly unrelated things that are probably of interest only to me.

Among other things, I'll be using my site to get some things off my chest about this country, and what's being done to it.

So, this is a sort of cautionary statement.

If you're a neo-conservative and/or a fundamentalist of some sort, this is not the site for you. Nor is this site necessarily politically correct. So, for the overly sensitive, you can't say I didn't warn you!


Here's what you can look at:

 

Oh, Canada If It Weren't For Those Pesky Politicians!
Pierre Elliott Trudeau That rarity - a great Canadian!
Things That Get Me Going ! Oh, go on, take a look!
Norfolk Island, S.P. An Island in the South Seas
Richard III The last Plantagenet King of England
Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg A Rare Phenomenon - a Real Hero!
Remembrance Lost Family Members and Friends!
The McDonald Brothers Rock Group, Comedy Team, or what?
About Me More than is strictly necessary

 

Oh yes, here's an introduction to how my mind works:

The man that hath no music in himself,
Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds,
Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils;
The motions of his spirit are dull as night,
And his affections dark as Erebus.
Let no such man be trusted.

- William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

Question: Was Shakespeare writing about all politicians, or just about neo-conservatives?

Note: The emphasis in the last line of the quotation is mine, not the author's.

Or this:

There is enough treachery, hatred,
                            violence,
Absurdity in the average human
                            being
To supply any given army on any given
   day.
AND The Best At Murder Are Those
   Who Preach Against It.
AND The Best At Hate Are Those
   Who Preach LOVE.
AND THE BEST AT WAR
- FINALLY - ARE THOSE WHO
PREACH
                             PEACE


- from Charles Bukowski's  
The Genius of the Crowd

Although I think the first three lines are somewhat excessively pessimistic, 
even for me ...


And a few more:

"I count religion but a childish toy,
And hold there is no sin but ignorance."

- Christopher Marlowe, 1564-93
The Jew of Malta, 1588

"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully
as when they do it from religious conviction."

- Blaise Pascal, 1623-62

"Man is a religious animal.
He is the only animal that has the True Religion -- several of them.
He is the only animal that loves his neighbor as himself
and cuts his throat if his theology isn't straight."

"O Lord our Father
... help us to tear their soldiers to bloody shreds with our shells;
... help us to drown the thunder of the guns with the shrieks of their wounded, writhing in pain;
... help us to lay waste their humble homes with a hurricane of fire;
... We ask it in the spirit of love, ... Amen."

- Mark Twain, 1835-1910
 


If you'd like to react to what's here,
please feel free to e-mail me by clicking on:
George Wolf

Also, please note: I designed this website back in 1996 when the internet really
started to take off but web design was still in its infancy. I haven't really
changed the look significantly since then.

 


Note: All the websites I've designed, including this one, are optimized for Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.x. Another browser I really like is Firefox which is available for free download from mozilla.org.
 

Copyright 1996-2008 by George Wolf
Created - May 16, 1996
Last Update - September 8, 2008