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Immediate Public – Marcel Duchamp Quote

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By Man RayYale University Art Gallery, PD-US, Link

The danger is in pleasing an immediate public: the immediate public that comes around you and takes you in and accepts you and gives you success and everything. Instead of that, you should wait for fifty years or a hundred years for your true public. That is the only public that interests me.

Marcel Duchamp 1887-1968

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​Sancho Panza’s Proverbs – Sanchismos – Don Quixote Quotes

There’s a remedy for everything except death.

Holding the power and the staff, I’ll do whatever I want.

They’ll come for wool and go back shorn.

The lucky man has nothing to worry about.

The foolish remarks of the rich man pass for wisdom in the world.

Make yourself into honey and the flies will eat you up.

You’re worth as much as you have.

You can’t take vengeance on the landed gentry.

Never put your thumbs between your wisdom teeth.

To ‘leave my home’ and ‘what do you want with my wife?’ there’s nothing to answer.

If the pitcher hits the stone or the stone hits the pitcher, it’s bad for the pitcher.

The dead woman was frightened to see another with a slit throat.

The fool knows more in his own house than the wise man in someone else’s.

When they’re asleep, everyone is the same—the grandees and the little folk, the rich and the poor.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra: Don Quixote (1605 and 1615

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Watch “How Real Is Fake News? | Sharyl Attkisson | TEDxUniversityofNevada” on YouTube

Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson talking about who started the whole ‘fake news’ saga. (Hint: it’s Obama.)

He insisted in a speech that he too thought somebody needed to step in and curate information of this wild, wild West media environment. Nobody in the public had been clamoring for any such thing, yet suddenly the topic of fake news dominates headlines on a daily basis.

It’s as if the media had been given its marching orders. Fake news they insisted was an imminent threat to American democracy.

But as somebody who studied the industry that seeks to manipulate all of us on behalf of paid interests, I know that few themes arise in our environment organically.

A noted propagandist told me, “It’s like a movie,” he said, and it gave me chills at the time.

“Nearly every scene or image that crosses our path in daily life,” he said, “was put there for a reason. Often by someone who paid a lot of money to place it there.”

What if the whole anti-fake news campaign was an effort on somebody’s part to keep us from seeing or believing certain websites or stories by controversializing them or labeling them as fake news?