The Colony  

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The Colony
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I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.
Kurt Vonnegut

I really am a pessimist. I've always felt that fascism is a more natural governmental condition than democracy. Democracy is a grace. It's something essentially splendid because it's not at all routine or automatic. Fascism goes back to our infancy and childhood, where we were always told how to live. We were told, “yes, you may do this; no, you may not do that. ” So the secret of fascism is that it has this appeal to people whose later lives are not satisfactory.
Norman Mailer

Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently? We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me.
George Orwell, 1984

A Thousand Years, Christina Perri

My Immortal, Violet Orlandi

Cavatina from the Deer Hunter, CARisMA Guitar Duo with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra


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10/25/21 2:42 PM GMT
Yes I see a wasps nest here...A colony of stingers...R.
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Do not trust Atoms....they make up everything.
10/25/21 3:32 PM GMT
I can see them too, they did some intricate work on this one John. :)
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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life and so is my love of photography. sandi ♪ ♫
10/26/21 8:38 AM GMT
John, your wonderful render and title made me think of the (story of the) Masada, Israel in a bird's eye view.
Very well chosen quotes and music video's as well!
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If you think you can't accept something, try to change it. But if this doesn't work, don't be frustrated, but give it later another try. The one who perseveres wins! Please CLICK HERE to see my journal! Feel free to save my images or to add them to your favorites.
10/26/21 10:57 PM GMT
An organically grown spacecraft. Can you say ^Alien^?

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10/26/21 11:10 PM GMT
You mean like a colony of ...unknowns ...because they're the scariest kind of all John?:) I'll just view from my desktop where it's safest. This is awesome!!
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