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What’s wrong with privatizing public resources? Quite a lot, actually…

(Editor's note: Some Colorado Springs councilmen don't see anything wrong with leasing public assets for private profit. Is there anything wrong with that?)   Well, let's see. The City Council is so top heavy with Real Estate Brokers including Princess Barbie Czeladtko, and Tim Leigh, and if they get their Fascist way fellow Realtor Steve Bach as "strong mayor" who all ran on money donated by people who favor privatizing ALL public lands, from the BLM lands to the Indian Reservations to the National Parks, National Forests and... city and county parks. How would they do that without a conflict of interest? It seems they're throwing City Funds straight to their own businesses. Then there's an Issue Princess Barbie and a few of her friends (if self-absolbed Princesses HAVE "friends") blaming the drastic fall of real estate value on the visibility of poverty. Specifically the No-Camping ordinance which further punishes homeless PEOPLE for being poor. In a sense actually Demonizes them, the way Princess Lisa went on a screed about "The Homeless" PEOPLE participating in a church Pizza Party at a downtown park. one that's about three miles as the crow flies and four as the dog trots from prospect lake. She denounced one person for being in Her Most Learned Snap Diagnosis "schizophrenic". Something even REAL Doctors can't do without days of testing done by multi-disciplinary experts working as a team. It's simply wonderful that we have such arrogant bigots on City Council yes? The rest of her statement was truly fascist. She advocated that PEOPLE who have fewer dollars in their pockets should not be seen in public, and especially... Wait for it... Are you still waiting? It's Worth the Wait.... No really, it is... Public Parks, such as Prospect Lake and Memorial Park. Would the Colorado Springs Gestapo Department step up their already dictatorial and arbitrary denial of non-wealthy citizens to have the same access to Parks, Libraries and other PUBLIC places as the Princes and Princesses of the city? Some of Princess Lisa's allies in and out of City Government, going by names like Playsinsnow, Patchsi, Janis Heuberger, Beep-beep... Have suggested without one word of protest from City Council, banning anybody who LOOKS homeless from City facilities. Because, you see, "public" in their definition means only the Rich part of the "public" and the rest of us can simply eat their shit. And they have this Capitalist Mythos which says that the Real Estate Crash was caused by the actions of people who cumulatively own a fraction of 1% of the wealth in this town or the nation or world as whole entities. Instead of by the actions of Greed-mongers such as those, like Real Estate Brokers, who bought and sold the idea that a finite resource, land, constantly rising in price, would bring THEM infinite wealth. Like Ponzi Schemes, Chain Letters and Pyramid businesses, it fell apart and took America down with them. And now, many, including some on City Council, like Leigh and Princess Barbie, are blaming the poorest of the poor for causing it by being seen in

Recommendations for the Denver rally tomorrow…

Find out if Fox News is finally realizing that their shit ain't flying as well as they thought it would and if they've decided to charter a fleet of Greyhounds to bus in TeaBags for the "grass roots" counter rally, sponsored by Fox and the other Koch-suckers. Then have REAL grass- roots people infiltrate and get a free ride to the rally, courtesy of the Korporate Diktatorship. Tweet and Facebook that around. It's easy to pretend to be a Bagger, just wear one of those stupid "don't tread on me" caps, carry a confederate battle flag and a sign that says "No munky presdnent!" "Unoins are Socalist!" Make sure you misspell every word longer than 5 letters or two syllables. Talk really loud about shooting some more liberals. You'll fit right in. Oh, and don't take a bath first. Make their bus ride as pleasant as possible. The Koch-suckers are now trotting out all their "philanthropic" donations, including to PBS... Remind them that the only reason there's any record of that is because they take every dime of every donation off their taxes. Meaning WE, the worker class, have to pay THEIR advertising budget simply by not cheating on OUR taxes. Finally, Governor Scott Walker gave us a truly inspirational speech that's better, more inflammatory for US (if we use it right) in a prank phone call where he thought he was talking to his Whore-Master and major funding source David Koch.... in which he blatantly admits his allegiance to the rich and against the Workers, threatens the opposition legislators with a baseball bat, ... none of it actually illegal in itself, but if any Union MEMBER far less an organizer or other official, were to say the same things then the Koch-suckers would have the FBI investigating every single Union member on RICO charges. The "justice" department provides equal protection to Every (billionaire) Citizen. Some are more equal than others. The transcript: and note the part about the New York Times Slanted Journalism, where they (printed the) interviews of "every stereotype blue collar worker". They try to hide their contempt for working class people, except when they think they're in private conversations with their Rich-Bitch corporate sponsors. Typical. And they call US "elitists". Walker: Hi; this is Scott Walker. Murphy: Scott! David Koch. How are you? Walker: Hey, David! I’m good. And yourself? Murphy: I’m very well. I’m a little disheartened by the situation there, but, uh, what’s the latest? Walker: Well, we’re actually hanging pretty tough. I mean, you know, amazingly there’s a much smaller group of protesters almost all of whom are in from other states today. The State Assembly is taking the bill up, getting it all the way to the last point it can be at where it’s unamendable. But they’re waiting to pass it until the Senate’s — the Senate Democrats, excuse me, the assembly Democrats have about a hundred amendments they’re going through. The state Senate still has the 14 members missing but what they’re doing today is bringing up all sorts

The Memorial Park Grenade and Drugs

The CS Fuzz Dept isn't squeaking very loudly about the grenade they found at Prospect Lake a couple of days ago. There's ways to make a booby trap from a hand grenade, take one and set it down, prop a rock onto it and set the rock on a small stick, so the rock will fall off if the stick is disturbed, lots of ways to make the stick fall out. Test the rig to make sure. assemble it and extract the safety pin then leave, and never go back. That doesn't seem to be the case with the Lake Grenade. But it's Apparently a U.S. Army hand grenade of which there are several types, standard enough in triggering style, weight and size of the device, many made by an Israeli based firm called LGB Ltd. The cops would have a database on who supplies them. NOW... Drugs. The numbers are numbers of deaths attributed to various causes., Tobacco 435,000, Diet/Lifestyle 365,000, Alcohol 75,000, Accidental exposure to toxins 55,000 ALL Illicit drugs, direct and indirect 17,000 Aspirin, Tylenol, Midol, Motrin 7000 Cannabis 0 Some results omitted, like prescription drugs. Homicide, Suicide and Gun Related deaths naturally overlap. But there's Innkeeper laws that hold bartenders responsible if they allow an intoxicated patron to drive away. There's homicide laws that hold the supplier of the drugs responsible if the product causes the death of a user. Charge would be Murder actually. Somebody building a home-made grenade or gun would be charged with various wordings of Making an Infernal Device. Manufacturers of small arms, hand grenades, rifles, pistols-Not liable. Tobacco manufacturers-not liable Fat Food Restaurants who encourage patrons to eat more calories in one meal than they need in a week, and discourage walk-up or Bicycle up Business (try riding a bicycle in the Drive Thru lane at McToxins, they'll call the pigs on you, and the Pigs will gladly serve their Corporate Masters) Not Liable. Prescription drug overdoses and accidental mis-dosing and toxicity, Bayer, Baxter, Abbott, Lilly, ... not liable. The manufacturer of the Prospect Lake Grenade... not liable. The corporations who put out the small arms also put out propaganda designed to provoke, incite and prolong wars, mass murder actually, yet they're not liable. Their Propaganda Protectors at (worst offender, there are others) Fox HateSpeech Networks make sure they get to sell their Death Products AND create the market for them, uninterrupted by any silly little old laws like Thou Shalt Not Kill. United States religious leaders can incite their followers to wars with impunity, tell their followers that the sixth commandment actually doesn't include wars or death penalty, Because They Say So and if you question their holy word you're an antichrist and a blasphemer. They tell their followers that if somebody dies while killing for them, in their Holy Crusade, that person goes immediately to Heaven to enjoy the blessings and adoration of God and all His host. Somebody saying a mirror image of that same statement AGAINST the "crusaders" is judged as a terrorist and can be (according

Ed on Internet Radio “pressure points” about Princess Lisa.

I missed the live broadcast/podcast however to term it. But the show has archives, AND, has a live call in number, it's just long distance from here and not a toll-free number. Just a personal take on it, but maybe Mz Czeladtko ought to get a different hairdo. If I wanted a bunch of completely ridiculous spam flooding my email account I'd do it myself but there's an online version, somewhere, of the "Dress Up Barbie" program, she could try out the new look OR ANY OF OUR READERS MIGHT... but put Carrie Fisher's hairdo from Star Wars on her... Barbie also has a tiara to complete the Totally Cryptic And Nobody Would Understand It snark. The "Business First" agenda completely leaves out Workers, because of course the Republican/TeaBag leaders assume that anybody who doesn't own the business is too Stupid or Ignorant to have anything relevant to say. We're too stupid to notice that it was Corporate Decisions which caused not just the current crash, but every OTHER time Capitalism crashed... including when it took down the Roman Empire which was founded on and funded by the essence of Capital. Next I'll be treated to the Scorn Machine where I get called Marxist or Bolshevik, Bolshevik is simply the Russian word for "of the people" or Populist, maybe the "populist" TeaBag party would understand the significance of that comment, probably not because they're typically dumber than dirt. And, ladies, Marx has been consistently proved right, Adam Smith has consistently been proved Wrong. You'd have to imagine it, because it's invisible, but the Invisible Hand has given us the Invisible Finger-bird repeatedly and each time it gets worse for the workers, save for the one time the Workers got actual concessions made to us. The "marxist" Roosevelt programs. It should be easy for the Wrong Wing to imagine things, their truly crackpot leaders have them imagining all kinds of things, from a Red under every bed to a Kenyan Birth Certificate. Comparing them to Goebbels and Herr Schicklgrüber would be unfair to Hitler, because he was never as fruit-loops as any Glenn Beck-Nixon-John Birch Society theory.

Miz Lisa Czeladtko, drop the hell out of the race, M’kay?

You know, there's not many options. Threatening police actions and lawsuits for people mocking your positions on civic issues, especially when you're hoping to be in government power, to be honest, would put you right up there with Rivera and his adopted/anointed replacement Bach-door. And the rest of the Clown Parade that is, sadly, our City Government. You've worked at St Mary's, cool. But a few hours a week doesn't equal one single day of the nightmare Hell that IS Homelessness. And it surely doesn't give you any moral authority to go putting down people who have to endure that Hell. Go back to the Country Club, m'kay? That guy you saw cursing in the park, Remember? Your instant diagnosis of schizophrenia... what if he isn't "crazy" or in the case of real schizophrenia, suffering from a degenerative neurological disorder? Would it make any difference to you, personally? How much concern does that show for HIS welfare as opposed to worrying that children might see what illness or death or age or poverty looks like? I call that the Prince Siddhartha Syndrome. Before he became The Buddha. I don't know nor do I give a rat's ass if you personally said that poor people should be banned from public parks, but some of your friends and political colleagues DID and your thundering silence about their massive Hate-Crime is enough for me to lump you in with them. I live with Autism, maybe you could study that one for a while before you make the assumption that Autists are somehow inferior to "neuro-typicals" the way you obviously did with the Fellow Child of God you wanted to keep out of the park. There's been some truly radical talk from your backers in this race, lady. Talk about actually banning people from appearing in public places if they "look" homeless. One of your accomplices, Janis Heuberger, suggested banning bicyclists from Acacia Park, saying "only the Homeless ride bicycles". Now, I WAS homeless for a while, til I got SSI for my broken to hell foot and leg, and of course the Autism. I suffer not so much from these conditions as from the biting scorn of people who think those conditions somehow make Them superior to me. I can perfectly empathize with the fellow at the Acacia Park Pizza Party, if I had people like YOU looking down on me for daring to be in a public place without your royal permission I'd probably feel an overwhelming urge to shout at you too. And, I'd be in the right to do so. You did far worse to him with your whispers and sneers than any curses he could possibly have screamed at YOU, your highness. Go back to your Barbie-doll Perfect Rich Bitch world and leave people alone. I'd sooner be in the company of somebody like the Park Hollerin' fellow than with a stuck up wannabee Princess. The Homeless PEOPLE you love to hate aren't the reason for the city's decline. Capitalism is, in

Questions for Ed and Herb Weinberg to ask Lisa Czeladtko

Herb Weinberg is a retired ABC News reporter. A link to Ed and Herb teleconferencing. Herb suggests taking a list of questions to ask, here's a few of MINE:   Yeah, actually, there's a cop shop right there at the park. Did she KNOW that the man swearing at the Uncle Wilber fountain was actually homeless, actually schizophrenic, or was she making a snap judgment? Usually it takes a team of behavioral specialists and a Neurologist and an Endocrinologist DAYS to diagnose schizophrenia. Does she know for certain that he was there for the pizza or just happened to be there? Does she intend to make the city parks off limits to people based on her Snap Judgments, or worse yet, on the judgment of Neighborhood Vigilantes? Who wouldn't have all that wonderful educational background she boasts of, where she's Super Psychiatrist and can judge somebody "guilty" of Schizophrenia based on a momentary observation, THOSE Vigilantes? I've stopped at the same park while riding my bicycle across town to a doctors appointment, to rest a few moments. I'm in the Autism Spectrum, does that mean I'm guilty of "being mentally unfit" to use public services like the Parks? Did she make a similar snotty statement about the Deranged TeaBags when they use the same park to shout their screed that people who are poor and disabled should just F. Off And Die? Or does their Economic Status make their murderous mental illness less dangerous, merely because they're in a large menacing group? Does she propose segregating Mentally Ill and other disabled people from "Normals" ... "for the safety of the kids, of course" Making the park off limits to anybody who doesn't pass her Arbitrary Inspections for mental, moral and above all, economic fitness? If she doesn't, why the Hell would she even mention it? Does she propose an ordinance that people who she judges to be mentally unfit should refrain from speaking to the "Normals" at any time, unless they're spoken to first, and then the only reply acceptable would start with an apology for DARING to offend by being seen by Her Royal Personage?

Our Elitist Friend Beep-beep and the Anti-po’ folk-unholy-Crusade

play in snow aka beep beep Who is leading or at least cheerleading the charge to keep bicyclists from Acacia Park. She wrote in a comment to the Indy that "only 'the homeless' have bicycles at Acacia Park". Which is a huge crock of shit. The Indy didn't publish it. I don't know if the Elitist Corporate Suck replied to my answer to that, don't care either. Fact is, I'll have MY bicycle at Acacia Park on such occasions as I have to go to either my doctor or my LANDLADY'S doctor and the bus is for one reason or another not an option. What the Bitch means is "People who make less money than she does, therefore aren't worthy of the titles and privileges of Citizenship or even those normally accorded to people just for being born Human". It was in response to the Colorado Springs Gestapo doing sweeps of people having bicycles at the park, which isn't illegal, rather than people riding their bikes in the park, which is. Apparently, the CS Gestapo have decided that anybody who even LOOKS "homeless" is suspected of being a criminal. "Looking Homeless" of course in the arbitrary decision of the Elitist PIGS. Just like "Looking Mex" gets you stopped, harassed and threatened by the Racist Border Patrol and their equally cowardly and Racist Klan Auxiliary the "minutemen". Even APPEARING to be Not A Member Of The Privileged Parasite Class is now a punishable offense. Look poor, go to jail, eh, Janis? Elitist Bitch. All in the name of Christianity too. I wonder if she's forming Citizens Committees volunteering to patrol the streets looking for Poor People to harass, threaten or perhaps just beat up and then call the Pigs on us if we fight back, like the Minutemen do to people who "look Mex".

Full of it, Steeped in it, Stepped in a big stinky pile of it…

The India Laptop slammed by tech sales reporter, because he can't understand altruism, patriotism or any other motives other than profit. Now, the Capitalist Overlords use Altruistic and Patriotic sentiments as Sales Gimmicks and really, nothing more. Country means exactly the same to them as God, in other words, a way to skin gullible people for a quick buck. Celebrate Christmas, Easter, Seder, Kwanzaa, with a promotional sale. Dutch Boy sticking his finger in a dyke, image is now used to sell paint and (I think) donuts. And haircuts but we won't go there. The whole point of the article is that nobody does anything for any other living creature without expecting some reward. Except when Fox bankrolls the TeaParty with wall-to-wall 18 hours a day coverage at no cost. Yes, they're so good to the American people. But because the IndiaPad is designed, then unveiled, without marketing strategies like building the factories, (already in existence) training the workers (done that too) and having a half million of the devices ready for sale as soon as the hype period gets to such a frenzy that people are camping outside the Radio Shack or Best Buy for a first chance to buy one. Such sad empty lives that their money could never fill. Extolling Patriotism and self-sacrifice when praising a fallen soldier, for instance, so they can lure more unsuspecting fools into enlisting with their eyes all watery and choked up with the emotion. I get the same reaction. It's a natural human reaction to toxic fumes and the stench of bullshit. Bill Gates backs up the One-Laptop-per-Child initiative for a couple of reasons. One is it's tax deductible in every country where he sells his crap. Second is he gets to use the project as a whipping boy, gleefully announcing each setback as positive proof that "Damn the little darkie kids, you need MY piece-of-slop operating system to make it work!" Which would mean the kids would have to spend a C-note apiece for just the software, and $35 an incident to get tech support if WHEN it breaks down. The editors and backers of the Business Tech website could never understand a nation wanting to build its economy by bringing the poorest up FIRST and then having the money trickle up from there. Instead the kiddoes are supposed to have the money trickle down. If, as the Capitalist propaganda chiefs assert, "A rising tide lifts all boats" why wouldn't a rising tide rising from the BOTTOM also lift the Pleasure Yachts of the wealthy? Don't they believe their own story if it means the money doesn't filter through their greedy hands and pockets, if they don't take their cut FIRST? The whole idea of Public Education escapes them, only a favored few should be allowed to even learn to Read and Write. Or have disposable income. Much like the very direct and no-bullshit Slave codes which forbade American slaves from learning to read or handle money. That deal in Huckleberry Finn where

BP SnotMuffin Hayward to be replaced by American Face.

Not the "First Church of Christ" videographer who does the extremely hilarious, poignant and heavily politicized youtubes. Just a CEO who will patch their "Image" problem by putting up a straw-man who "you'd like to have a beer with" type. The first thought on MY automatically contrarian synaptic apparatus was "IMAGE" Problem? My God, they've poisoned the OCEAN, and they're worried about Bad Publicity? What the HELL are those freaks thinking? AP, who reported the Face Change Operation, earlier had expressed the notion that Hayward and by extension the entirely blameless BP corporation had been horribly maligned in the U.S. press because of "unfortunate gaffes" made by Hayward. The HELL they say. The dude is and always will be the True Nature of Mega-Capital expressed in the single persona of One Truly Arrogant Elitist Prick. The "unintended" slurs he made against the American people are the Corporate Mantra about ALL people who aren't Them. To be bluntly honest about how he's not very separate from the rest of the Parasite Class, there's a Mayflower-Yankee slur that's pretty all-inclusive, JNOKD as in "Mustn't play with the Irish/Italian/Puerto Rican/Black/Generally Lower Class children, they're Just Not OUR Kind, Dear". Snobbery is as important an element in the "upper" class level of Capitalism as actually having large amounts of mostly stolen money. The Local Corporate Sucks who look down at "the Homeless" PEOPLE should realize that their "betters" in the Capitalist Caste System look down their long noses at them and place them so far below their own Exalted Social Elite Stratosphere that the difference would be like that between an ant and a termite. Would this blatantly condescending publicity gesture wake them the Hell up? Not bloody likely. I can't empirically state, as a certainty, a scientifically proven fact, that it would make any difference if the Elitists actually WERE better than anybody else. One of those things that would be impossible to determine, since their Elite status is purely in their own minds, and worse yet in the minds of their sycophantic Capitalist followers, worshipers, disciples and wannabees.

Doug Bruce on video mouthing off about “illiterate peasants”

When Rivera shot off his own foot saying something similar, at least he wasn't running for Mayor (can't, term limits) To be fair, the "Illiterate Peasants" he was referencing weren't the Bus Riding Public who incidentally are the Working Class who support him and the rest of the Parasite Class. They're seasonal labor Farm Workers who quite literally feed his fat piggy ass and those of his Parasite Class comrades. The ones who, like him, feel that the bus service and the people who ride the bus to WORK, mostly, are extraneous and needn't be considered. One attitude spills into the other and then back again. "5000 Illiterate Peasants", compared to your similar indictments of people riding the bus? When Mayor Rivera said something similar, the "illiterate peasants" with whom I was riding the bus and discussing this same issue (Before the Big Purge of bus service) were a retired lady, with really bad health problems that come from aging, and a SCHOOLTEACHER who is blind from birth. I personally can't drive because of my neurological problems, similarly, from birth. Mayor Lyin' el had said that only bums and winos ride the bus. You could tell right there that he wasn't running for re-election. Doug Bruce and his accomplices at "Citizens for Accountable Leadership" who aren't "accountable" enough to put their Leaders Name (Doug Bruce) on their corporate letterhead even as a member of the board, are petitioning for a "strong executive mayoral city government". And it's just a coincidence that Bruce, Former Prosecutor, is rumored to be wanting another run for Mayor. Of COURSE it's just a coincidence. Doug Bruce would never lie, unless of course he needs to lie or just wants to lie. Nor would any of his Accomplic errr I mean "Associates" yeah, that's the ticket, Associates. By the way, Doug, if somebody is reading this to you... I don't like cops in any form, especially the Prosecutor type. I feel strongly that as a Prosecutor you would by default have covered many a crime committed "in the line of duty" by your fellow pigs. Especially as you feel that certain Racist Urge to dismiss whole segments of the people who work to support your system as "Illiterate Peasants" the way you did the farm workers. And, Brucie-baby, when I was riding the bus that day, Illiterate Peasant schoolteacher was on her way to work, Illiterate Peasant Senior Citizen lady was on her way from one of the Senior Centers which you're in the process of closing, to her home. SHE was worried because your shadow-government was cutting Saturday bus service off at 5 PM on the route she rides from her home to Church on Saturday evenings. Correction, (damnation, only an ILLITERATE PEASANT could possibly make such an error... RODE the bus to her church services... because you and your Noble, Intellectually Superior Ilk managed to get Saturday bus services cut off completely.) The third Illiterate Peasant, moi meme sui, who speaks three languages and has a larger English vocabulary than YOU

Tea-Potty successfully test-fire Dumb Bomb, counters “Smart Bombs” nicely.

Remember the infamous Speech boycotted by whole School Districts including D-11 locally? The Hoam Skule parents, aided and abetted by the Tea-Party, in turn organized and funded by Fox News, combined to convince themselves that Education Is Satanic. Frightened Tea-Baggers kept their kids from hearing the Zombie-Brainwashing message that educational excellence is a good thing. In doing so, they set up a series of events that has led to among other school districts the Kansas City MO ISD closing half their schools, school closings are the Drug of Choice for the "conservatives" because quite simply, the only way they can hold any kind of political power is to Keep the People Ignorant. They remind me of the "Gone Tertiary" mobs in the movie "Omega Man", led by a former (until they burned down every radio and TV station as "evil") Rush Limbaugh think-alike named Matthias. With their torches and robes, burning down schools, libraries, museums, any form of culture and education, chanting "Evil! Evil! Evil! Evil!" BUT... there is a bright side to this. As painful as it seems, they're tearing their own Empire down. Already, after 8 years of Bush junior and 12 years of the Reagan/Bush Regime breaking down American Public Education into a 12 year Political Indoctrination session for each kiddo, the Pentagoons report that American kids who they wanted to recruit into the Murder Machine, aren't qualified for it anymore. They're too fat, too lazy and too damn dumb. The Fox OUTRAGE! Nation has dumbed itself into a corner. They want world-wide power, but the people they were counting on doing their fighting for them, (Because let's face it, the NeoCons ain't ever going to fight for their own gain, they have always counted on Other People to be stupid enough to do it for them and always will) got the necessary Political Indoctrination, where they're Stupid Enough to believe that they'd be "fighting for Freedom"... But it came at a price, they're also too stupid to operate advanced weaponry. And fat and lazy. This according to the Pentagon. It's a major OOPSIE!! moment for the Right WingNuts. And that damage was accomplished BEFORE the mass hysteria inflamed by the Fox Propagandists. "Evil! Evil! Evil! Evil! Evil! Evil! Evil! Evil! " They'll drag American War Technology so low that they'll never again be beaten down by Small Third World Nations like North Korea, VietNam, and Somalia. Because they'll be too stupid to find their way over there and wouldn't have enough High-Tech weaponry to make them feel safe enough to start the wars in the first place. No more being humiliated by Barefoot Armies.

Looking down on petty usefulness

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died on this day in 1791 at the age of forty-five -- allegedly at the hands of friend and fellow composer Antonio Salieri -- while composing his final work, the Requiem. . .   If only everyone could feel the power Of harmony like you! But no, for then The world could not exist; no one would want To spend time taking care of life’s low needs; All would be given over to free art. We are but few, we chosen, happy idlers Who look disdainfully at petty usefulness And form a priesthood serving only beauty. Isn’t that so? But now I feel unwell. . . .     -Mozart, moments before his death, in Aleksandr Pushkin's play Mozart and Salieri.

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