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  1. Sep 2020
    1. I can’t do without Gabriel Betteredge

      This is such a strong remark, and I assume that it’s intentional and purposeful as we learn more about Betteredge’s role (beyond his butler role?) in this story. On another note, this also brings up the social norms in the Victorian era, especially the power dynamic between servants and their employers.

    2. opium

      This brings an important issue about our relationship with narcotic substances, dating back from Victorian times. It would be interesting to learn how this plays a role in the story (or if it does) and perhaps it would lead us to uncovering the darkest motives of the character/s.

  2. Aug 2020
  3. Apr 2017
    1. They have been taught the ways of a newly dead society,

      Education served as a hallmark policy of the Soviet region, who wished to most impact the lives of the northern peoples through the implementation of an education which would garner an understanding and appreciation for the socialist system under which they lived. Upon the dissolution of the Soviet Union, this appreciation would no longer serve a function, and created a sense of disillusionment among the Nenets.

      For more information on the details of Soviet initiatives during the intermediary period of rule (1937-1957), read chapter six of the below text:

      Terence Armstrong, The Russians in the Arctic: Aspects of Soviet Exploration and Exploitation of the Far North, 1937-1957 (Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press Publishers, 1972).

  4. Feb 2017
    1. Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Vic-toria, the reigning sovereign of the most mighty, intelligent people of this or any other age

      I would personally wager that she was one of the greatest female rulers of all time (maybe only ousted by Russia's Catherine the Great), and monitored an extraordinary era of Britain's history that many, even today, reminisce and romanticize over.

      If you're going to chose any one woman to demonstrate how good of leaders they can be, you're not going to get much better than the Britain's beloved matriarch. So good example, Palmer.

      It does beg the question, though: Is she really such a good example if Palmer is advocating for greater female involvement in the church? Are an imperiastic queen and a hypothetical female priestess inherently compatible?

  5. Aug 2015
    1. aos 9min, Gugu diz que a Igreja Ortodoxa é clara em dizer que a religião é um processo de deificação, já no ocidente, desde a idade média isto se perdeu e a Igreja se tornou uma novela para mulheres escrita por mulheres, um lugar onde as pessoas vão para se sentir bem, para experimentarem sensações, para acharem que Deus gosta delas, um lugar onde homens não se sentem bem, porque a Igreja se afeminou (inclusive os sacedotes são afeminados).

      Gugu diz claramente que isto não aconteceu no Concílio Vaticano II, que ele foi só a cereja do bolo, mas que o processo já vinha de 1000 anos pra trás, e aí ele esboça algumas hipóteses:

      • proliferação dos romances de cavalaria;
      • religião como o domínio do sentimento depois da revolução francesa, afim de que ela não fosse eliminada;

      a conclusão é que a falta de objetivo das religiões todas do ocidente vem disso aí.

    1. -Dê a passagem e as condições para seu filho ir nesse encontro, esse povo é muito feliz!!! Eles são muito alegres!!! Chico Xavier “sacou” Rajneesh (Osho)

      Chico Xavier supostamente apoiando Osho e suas práticas.

  6. Jun 2015
    1. John Muir, a naturalist, writer, and founder of the Sierra Club, invoked the “God of the Mountains” in his defense of the valley in its supposedly pristine condition.

      The "Gods of the mountains" line was a piece of Muir's larger metaphor for the holiness of natural places that figured those who would develop them as "temple destroyers." Here's the full quote from Muir's defense of the Hetch Hetchy in his book The Yosemite.:

      These temple destroyers, devotees of ravaging commercialism, seem to have a perfect contempt for Nature, and, instead of lifting their eyes to the God of the mountains, lift them to the Almighty Dollar.

      Dam Hetch Hetchy! As well dam for water-tanks the people's cathedrals and churches, for no holier temple has ever been consecrated by the heart of man.

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    2. giving readers an unflinching view of urban poverty.

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      Recent scholars have critiqued Riis's work despite its effective advocacy for tenement reform. His photography certainly exposed the problem of urban poverty, but also exposed the personal lives of the poor to a largely wealthy audience.