For pity is the virtue of the law

Image: Lady Justice – William Cho/Creative Commons Once upon a time a political leader said: “No one is above the law in this country…There is a process to be followed.” I choose here to forego the naming of that leader. My interest lies in the discussion of significances. “Which law are you talking about?” you may ask.Continue reading “For pity is the virtue of the law”

My Latest Book

Dear Friends, sorry to have been away for a while. I have just published this book with Amazon: An Advanced Survival Guide For Dishonest Political Bastards. I started the book with a review by a fictitious senior lecturer from Sydney University writing (fictitiously) in The Sydney Morning Herald. I thought the “review” might be readableContinue reading “My Latest Book”

Trust Me I’m A Politician

(An essay revised in January 2019) Politics is in the air just now. When is it not? I’ve been thinking of all the votes I’ve cast during my 85 years. Suddenly I found myself hunting up this list of dubious political statements, possibly to help my fellow voters make better judgements. So there we are.Continue reading “Trust Me I’m A Politician”

A Different History

How Nincompoops Destroyed The Roman Empire   New Research Reveals A Distorted History The Roman Empire is not what it used to be. In fact, it doesn’t exist anymore. Why is this so? The answer: because idiots destroyed it. Exceptionalism in Rome Was Based Merely On Symbols.  Ancient Romans were constantly urged to make RomeContinue reading “A Different History”

Proverbs Beyond Repair

Dear Reader Been away for a while because I fell down an escalator. Glad to be back. Here’s a little piece I wrote with one usable hand. Will be fit again soon. PROVERBS BEYOND REPAIR A TOTAL MISCELLANY CONTRIVED BY Royce Levi   Where the loon sits there sit I Under the moon And aContinue reading “Proverbs Beyond Repair”

Further to this matter of words

How can we do justice to the importance of words? We speak. We listen. We write. We read. In all my teaching years I have tried to tell my students that with these deeds we can change the world. There was a Chinese saying I often shared with those students: I hear what you sayContinue reading “Further to this matter of words”

An Effort To Escape

No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from. George Eliot So far I have lived twenty-three years longer than Shakespeare. Oh my! What he would have done with that extra time. As for humble me, I have noticed so many dark deeds inContinue reading “An Effort To Escape”

Title: To Know Is To Be Responsible

The words of my title here are from Mordecai Vanunu. They are my inspiration.  Subtitle: Education On Probation I have noticed so many dark deeds in my eighty odd years I will feel guilty unless I at least draw attention to some of them now. That is why I am writing this. So let us begin a journeyContinue reading “Title: To Know Is To Be Responsible”