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Long Live Life

Day 1,810, 18:52 Published in USA Canada by Ralph Kline

**Listen**
I used to rule the world
Seas would rise when I gave the word
Now in the morning I sleep alone
Sweep the streets I used to own

I used to roll the dice
Feel the fear in my enemy's eyes
Listen as the crowd would sing
"Now the old king is dead! Long live the king!"

One minute I held the key
Next the walls were closed on me
And I discovered that my castles stand
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand

I hear Jerusalem bells a ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror, my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field

For some reason I can't explain
Once you go there was never
Never an honest word
And that was when I ruled the world

It was the wicked and wild wind
Blew down the doors to let me in
Shattered windows and the sound of drums
People couldn't believe what I'd become

Revolutionaries wait
For my head on a silver plate
Just a puppet on a lonely string
Oh who would ever want to be king?

I hear Jerusalem bells a ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror, my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field

For some reason I can't explain
I know Saint Peter won't call my name
Never an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world

I hear Jerusalem bells a ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror, my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field

For some reason I can't explain
I know Saint Peter won't call my name
Never an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world


Leaders

We look to them to make our e-nation better. To be our voice to the world and more importantly, to each other. To answer for wrongs and remind us that our path is one of a team, and not of individuals. To be honest, fair and considerate. Fearless, smart and yet listen to every bit of advice with at least some feigned interest.

Why would anyone want for this?

Especially in internet game where there is very little in way of a reward, besides a tacky medal.

I see the eUSA as turning a corner these days. Maybe the threat of the AFA destroying so much of what we have become familiar with has made people take stock of what is important. Articles that read to entertain and enjoy, talk of building community, instead of tearing each other apart. Hope, and maybe the prospect of respect for those who are trying to make this game, this place, a more enjoyable experience.

I still believe.








 

Comments

Mary Chan
Mary Chan Day 1,810, 19:04

~hyuu~

Love Viva la Vida & Coldplay.

ElvenCRO
ElvenCRO Day 1,810, 19:06

\o/ Coldplay \o/

John Largo
John Largo Day 1,810, 19:10

who would ever want to be king?

Chutley
Chutley Day 1,810, 19:39

v

fingerguns
fingerguns Day 1,810, 19:51

I believe so hard.

Captain Salty Kushskins
Captain Salty Kushskins Day 1,810, 20:32

Ralph why did you remove me from your friends ;_;

TemujinBC
TemujinBC Day 1,810, 20:53

Yes and Fucking Yes.

I would follow Ralph Kline to the ends of the earth, make no mistake,

o7

Plugson
Plugson Day 1,810, 20:57

Sorta crazy how there's more colour, contrast, and variety in a view 384k km away as compared to one a few feet away.

Makes you wonder if we're taking things for granted.

ChewChewShoe
ChewChewShoe Day 1,810, 21:03

It is a dangerous notion that we need a government to protect us from ourselves. -Texas Congressman Ron Paul

Whenever any form of government becomes destructive to the ends of life, liberty, or the pursuit of happiness, it is the duty of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government. - US President Thomas Jefferson

Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants. -Benjamin Franklin, US Statesman and Diplomat.

ChewChewShoe
ChewChewShoe Day 1,810, 21:03

And to top it off:

The essential feature of government is the enforcement of its decrees by beating, killing and imprisoning. Those who are asking for more government interference are asking ultimately for more compulsion and less freedom. -Ludwig von Mises

TemujinBC
TemujinBC Day 1,810, 21:16

Mises is my homeboy

Silas Soule
Silas Soule Day 1,810, 22:39

Nice read.

The whole effect of promoting Mises is to disarm the working classes and make them choose to reject any attempt at using state power to effect positive change. Popper at least encouraged the wise / balanced use of state power, even if he objected to revolution. Mises is an extreme idealist; the net effect of his thought is not liberatory, it is reactionary.

olivermellors
olivermellors Day 1,811, 10:46

The net effect of using quotations by famous people is to short-circuit thinking. Doesn't have to be that way. It is just such an effort to actually find out about stuff. And, after all, those fellows were pretty smart so they must be right 'cause they obviously agree with me.

 
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