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1000 Posts on deLiberation

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This is the 1000th post on deLiberation. It has been eight and a half months since deLiberation first stumbled to its faltering feet on the 1st January 2012. Since that time we have grown and grown.

We now have 64 authors, 319 subscribers, 17 Contributors,  & 3 editors. We would like to send out a big thanks to everyone who has helped and supported us through this time. But as well as 1000 posts we have had 13,562 comments (as of date of this article). That for me is one of the things that makes deLiberation distinct from other news sites - our feedback and the community of readers that frequent deLiberation. We salute you all.

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Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be critical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.

(Found in Old Saint Paul’s Church, Baltimore; dated 1692)

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Many thanks…

And now one from me yout.
Lee Perry – I Am A Madman – (Battle Of Armagideon)

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15 Responses to 1000 Posts on deLiberation

  1. Blake August 19, 2012 at 2:48 pm #

    Congrats. I do like that about delib – the feedback.

  2. Barb Weir August 19, 2012 at 3:06 pm #

    Congratulations to all and especially the hardworking and talented editors. It is an auspicious beginning, and as long as deLiberation is a place where diverse views can be aired and discussed with thoughtfulness and respect, I believe it is indeed the future.

  3. who_me August 19, 2012 at 4:07 pm #

    cool :)

  4. happeh August 19, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

    Congratulations!

  5. Ariadna Theokopoulos August 19, 2012 at 8:15 pm #

    Congratulations to the very dedicated and true-to-purpose editors!

  6. fool me once... August 19, 2012 at 8:48 pm #

    Well done one and all ;)

  7. Jonathon Blakeley August 19, 2012 at 10:31 pm #

    Some authors would prefer no feedback from the comments, they want the glory but not the boos. But that is life…

    Many authors did not last at deliberation ultimately becuase they did not like being criticsed in the comments. Attempts to suppress freedom of speech in the comments failed. But also using Freedom of Speech principle to preach Hate is inherently wrong and fairly easy to spot and one to watch out for and avoid.

    I think we can bridge the divide here on deLiberation between author and reader through our co-creativty, debate and deLiberation.

    We are All One.

    • Blake August 21, 2012 at 5:39 am #

      Was that the reason Gilad left? I miss ole Gilad.

      • Jonathon Blakeley August 21, 2012 at 8:06 am #

        1. He did not like the comments on deliberation.
        2. He wanted deLiberation to follow his lead
        3. He wanted to supress others free speech whilst encouraging other to spout hate speech.

        • Blake August 21, 2012 at 11:57 pm #

          Thanks. Has Laura left for good too?

  8. etominusipi August 20, 2012 at 10:32 am #

    A SHORT ODE IN PRAISE OF THE MSM
    (with particular thanks to the BBC

    composed on the occasion of deLiberation’s 1000th post
    in celebration of the new fourth estate
    )

    ye merchants of filth,
    and pedlars of lies -

    ye sordid, venal and pusillanimous vermin;
    in whose veins flows not blood, but stinking pus,

    ye servants of embezzlers and those who rape the public purse,
    know ye not how vile your images have become in the vision of the wise?

    make haste!
    slurp greedily, while you yet may,
    from your bejewelled trough of dainty excrements -

    ere long ye shall crawl towards the place of desolation,
    despised, castrated outcasts from the human race.

    etominusipi 21/08/2012

    • Somoe August 21, 2012 at 8:21 am #

      You sure have a way with words, etominusipi… Absolutely brilliant poem!
      BTW What does your name mean?
      eto?-minus-ipi? is it a mathematical statement?
      or was it selected for the way it rolls off the tongue? :-D I been wondering..

      • etominusipi August 21, 2012 at 12:55 pm #

        @somoe you’re right, the basic motivation is from math:

        exp(-i π) + 1 = 0

        i.e. etominusipi plus one equals zero.

        this is one of the most profound equations in our, or any other, universe. my motive in choosing it as a name was simply to remind people, at a subconscious level, of this beautiful and mysterious identity which, if contemplated can contribute greatly to the harmonious development of the intellectual part of the soul. of course this was a typically aspergers project. i have actually no evidence that my using this name has done anything (except in a very few exceptional cases, like your own expressed curiosity, and correct guess) other than confuse people, and discourage them from interacting with me! however, as we aspergers folk say,

        self-defeat is the ultimate victory.

        the euphony you mention (Longfellowesque?) was a secondary motivation. in fact the equation is true without the minus sign in the exponent, but etoipi or etotheipi didn’t quite ‘hit the spot’.

        • Somoe August 22, 2012 at 8:02 am #

          I love your brilliant mind! :-D Thanks for the explanation

  9. Daniel Mabsout August 21, 2012 at 11:11 am #

    The direct relation between culture and its purpose:

    Culture- without opening a dictionary- means the culture of the soil; and what is the soil? The soil is the mind in its immense storehouse of seeds and potentialities.
    So the purpose of culture- as Jesus mentioned – is the highest good :like a mustard seed that the cultivator has planted and watered and that has grown to become a big tree.
    Culture is the art of manifesting and growing the most beneficial tree of mind , the best of which is the tree that Jesus spoke about . It is the art of bringing from the dormant causal condition of thought that kind of thought which bestows on man the highest good .Within the causal mind lie all dormant thoughts , there is nothing that isn’t there. it carries the seeds of all manifestations : past, present and future, good and evil . Culture is the nurturing of a certain kind of thought propitious to a certain goal kept in mind .
    So it is the goal that determines the kind of culture that we seek. We don’t seek really culture as such , we seek to understand our own reality and our circumstance- external and internal- in the light of our direct and ultimate purpose

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