Tu vas me donner envie de lire du Gary. Bien jouer.
*savoure son instant de gloire XD*
(Je n’arrive pas à décider lequel de ses bouquins est mieux pour commencer. L’homme à la colombe pour la rapidité et la rigolade ? Les Enchanteurs est superbe, mais on peut s’y perdre… Les racines du ciel, pareil, mais il faut le lire *.* Education Européenne est plus simple et chou, enfin autant que le sujet peut l’être… Sinon, il y a ceux signés Ajar, dans un style différent, notamment le fameux La vie devant soi. Le plus abordable, en fait, c’est peut-être La promesse de l’aube… Et puis, ce qu’a fait sa mère, à la fin, rah.)
« J’estime pour ma part que votre renvoi par le peuple français signifie tout autre chose que la décision que de Gaulle ne devrait plus gouverner la France. Au risque de conclure à la légère, je sens qu’il s’agit là encore d’une preuve qu’à l’âge de l’informatisation, les “grands hommes” sont tombés en désuétude : la technique propre aux solutions économiques tendant de plus en plus à prendre le dessus en tant que puissance autonome, allant bien au-delà des courants idéologiques et des politiques, les sociétés capitalistes et communistes développées aboutissent à des décisions similaires au moyen d’une même approche technologique. Le temps est proche où le leadership en œuvre dans les sociétés férocement matérialistes consistera tout bonnement à mettre à exécution ce qu’auront décrété les ordinateurs. […] »
(Trente ans plus tôt : « Je suis venu ici pour me battre. » « Très bien, allez-y. Et n’oubliez surtout pas de vous faire tuer ! » « Oui, mon Général. » « Mais vous vous en tirerez. Il n’y a que les meilleurs qui se font tuer. »)
"J’ai fini par expédier à Bidault un télégramme personnel, surchiffré, priorité absolue : "J’ai l’honneur d’informer Votre Excellence qu’il a neigé à treize heures pendant vingt minutes sur Berne. Il convient de remarquer que cette chute de neige n’a pas été annoncée par le service météorologique helvétique et je laisse à Votre Excellence le soin de tirer les conclusions qui s’imposent." Bidault a tiré les conclusions aussi sec. Il a dit à Bousquet, le directeur du personnel : "Envoyez-le chez les fous." C’est ainsi que j’ai été nommé aux Nations-Unies […]”
So few weeks I was sitting on a bench in our city’s square drawing this picture and some building studies when this older woman sits next to me. The other benches were mostly empty, she could have had sat there. I think she was curious about what I was doing.
She said: “Well, I guess that’s sort of decent for your age.”
It is sooo difficult to remember this. Thank you for saying it again ^^’
What I like most of all in what you wrote though, is that art is something everyone can do. One thing worse than people feeling that their art is never gonna be good enough, is people feeling art has never been for them, that they're not good enough for art. I think everyone who's ever played music or drawn or created anything has heard it from their relatives at some point: “Wow, I admire you, I can't do that myself, never could…” Or plainly “No, art isn't for me.” And that's as valid a choice as any other - except when you hear regret in their voices. :/
“Out of his zestful studies of man, from Thucydides to the Encylopaedists, from Seneca to Rousseau, he had confirmed into an unassailable conviction his earliest conscious impressions of the general insanity of his own species.”—Rafael Sabatini, Scaramouche (via alanfuckingkhan)
More than 30 countries recognized the Libyan opposition as the “legitimate authority of Libya” Friday, a move that would keep up the military pressure on Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi and potentially free up cash the rebels urgently need.
Such a move is a major upgrade for the opposition Transitional National Council, which has been seeking formal recognition from the United States and others for months.
As it becomes increasingly clear that the council will govern a post-Qaddafi Libya, senior U.S. officials have said the Obama administration was preparing to strengthen ties once it presents detailed plans for a democratic and inclusive government.
Hundreds of millions of dollars have been pledged to special financial mechanism, but tens of millions in frozen Qaddafi regime assets in the U.S. and elsewhere are still inaccessible to rebels because of the lack of recognition and U.N. sanctions.
The only value I see in U.S. recognition is the money - after receiving (or preparing to recieve) $200 million from Turkey and millions more from other countries, my worries are that a post-Gaddafi Libya will be one financially enslaved to foreign countries (particularly Western ones). Being financially independent is incredibly symbolic; but more than that, it’s vital to our own independence.
The article talks about pressure on Gaddafi like it’s a good thing; in my experience, international pressure on Gaddafi never really does anything but make him more obstinate, even in the face of a bloody end. There’s a chance that the international recognition will only compel him to hit rebel-held cities harder, and perhaps reinforce a harsher crackdown in Tripoli. But Gaddafi is nothing if not unpredictable.
This also means we can stop calling them “rebels” - the term “Free Libyans” seems more appropriate
In others words, I am very very tired - and frightened - of the one-way-thinking and the double discourse on what are French values and French culture lately.
The official debate about “French identity” has been shelved, but those who launched it in the first place still insinuate the same ideas through their everyday words. It has always existed, of course, but I hate it nonetheless.
According to the French Prime Minister, traditions > peace.
Environmentalist Eva Joly said it’d be nice to stop the military pomp on France’s Bastille Day.
Fillon basically called her uneducated and dumb. And then the stupidness/childishness/disgust/attacks on her double nationality started flowing.
Good work on making them talk about you, madam ;)
…I stand for - fuck yes, I support that - remembrance, memory, the respect of nowadays soldiers’ bravery, I will never ever deny that. But if, when someone attacks the sacrosanct French Bastille Day Pomp, a country who supposedly prides itself in being pacifist and humanist *coughs* reacts like it’s been horrendously offended and with “I WILL PUT THOSE WORDS BACK INTO YOUR THROAT, YOU NORWEGIAN-BORN-SCOUNDREL” talk… well there is a problem.
We could honour the military like reasonable adults. “Peace is what we aim for, but we acknowledge the necessity of armed forces and their bravery.” But we’re not saying that; instead we’re still defining our worth as a country according to the same old criterias like macho boys in a playground. And as always, there’s a double discourse. Politicians who can’t say in people’s faces that they actually value militarism, pomp, and “France’s greatness” educating those barbaric Afghans into democracy *coughs*, have to find new arguments looking all mature and reasonable (like “respecting the French culture”. Well yeah, colonization was a part of French culture as well.)
But they can’t erase the ground feeling that we’re still fucking prideful nationalists and that’s it.
Prideful macho boys still not having the guts to change those lyrics in our national anthem that tell of "watering the earth" with the"impure blood". Or maybe not wanting to.