“Beware, your imagination leaves digital traces”
_Bruno Latour, Sciences-Po, Paris
The all-seeing eye atop a pyramid was taken from the reverse side of the Great Seal of the U.S., designed in 1782 by William Barton and Charles Thomson (neither of them Masons). “These symbols go back several thousand years ago to the Greeks and Romans. That’s where [the designers] drew all of their inspiration,” Hieronimus says, adding that it wasn’t until 30 years later that the Freemasons incorporated this symbol into their practice—on the white aprons worn during ceremonies.
H. L. Mencken words describe my view on the direction the internet may be heading : “It is, perhaps, a fact provocative of sour mirth that the Bill of Rights was designed trustfully to prohibit forever two of the favorite crimes of all known governments: the seizure of private property without adequate compensation and the invasion of the citizen’s liberty without justifiable cause…It is a fact provocative of mirth yet more sour that the execution of these prohibitions was put into the hands of courts, which is to say, into the hands of lawyers, which is to say, into the hands of men specifically educated to discover legal excuses for dishonest, dishonorable and anti-social acts.”
______ H. L. Mencken, Prejudices: A Selection, pp. 180-82
All government, of course, is against liberty.
H. L. Mencken
p.s. All this photo is, was a dollar on top of my jeans while waiting for my wife at the Dairy Queen and an over-lay of the first dragonfly photographed of the season.
This Spring has been chasing crows and a renewed passion for the Shenandoah National Park. A friends daughter last week made it to up top of Old Rag Mountain and said there were a slew of ravens.
I’ve got a lot of hits & misses this spring, it’s not easy when through the years the eyesight has been reduced to Mr. Magoo and the using of antique equipment.