AI Narration0:00/9:191× The moral virtue of the king is like the wind, and that of the people is like grass: whichever way the wind blows, the grass bends. - Confucius I wrote a well-received blog about the Dreyfus affair earlier this year (Anti-Semitism (& Government) as Cutter(s)
Death is the solution to all problems. No man - no problem. ~ Joseph Stalin AI Narration (Stephen)0:00/6:491× Governments may be considerable cutters of Tall Poppies. Dictatorships or authoritarian regimes and the "isms" always come to mind since they are often unobstructed and unabashed when they cut
AI Narration (Ashley)0:00/4:391× Freedom is a fragile thing, and it’s never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by way of inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people.
The world is not driven by greed. It is driven by envy. - Charlie Munger AI Narration0:00/7:131× Succession is a television drama series that follows the Roy family, owners of a global media and entertainment empire. The show primarily revolves around the patriarch, Logan Roy, and his
You can be destroyed but never defeated. ~ Ernest Hemingway AI Narration0:00/3:111× Last week's post HMS Wager, USS Indianapolis, and the Tall Poppy Syndrome explored England and the United States government's role in cutting down Tall Poppies. Part of the USS Indianapolis' history is reviewed in the blog.
AI Narration0:00/13:491× "Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives. " ~ Ronald Reagan, 40th president of the US "Government's first duty is to protect the people, not "ruin" their lives." ~ Doug Garland, Author David Grann's The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder
There is something uncannily adaptive about anti-Semitism: the way it can hide, unsuspected, in the most progressive minds. James Lasdun Anti-Semitism and Government as Cutters in the Tall Poppy Syndrome0:00/3:081× Summary: The Dreyfus Affair was a political scandal in France during the late 19th and early 20th
James Bennet, The New York Times editorial-page chief, Becomes a Victim of the Tall Poppy Syndrome (TPS). Movements, Politics, and the Press as cutters
Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters. ~ Albert Einstein Last week's blog updated a previous blog (Ronald Sullivan: A Preposterous Victim of the Tall Poppy Syndrome) that involved movements and politics. This week's blog is in the same vein. It was published
When it rains it pours. Morton Salt Company (Or, the Ongoing Saga of Claudine Gay) This blog was posted on Jun 11, 2019. Due to ongoing events involving Ms. Gay, I thought the post should be revisited as published. Movement as a Cutter in the Tall Poppy Syndrome. “When elephants
Then I saw that all toil and all skill in work come from a man’s envy of his neighbor. This also is vanity and a striving after wind. Ecclesiastes 4:4 The "Simply Fit Podcast" with Elliot Hasoon is London-based and was my last guest podcast of 2023 (https: