Monday, September 3, 2012

Gore Vidal, a life ended;

Sunset, Longreach Queensland; 

Gore Vidal born October 3. 1925;  died July 31. 2012

Eugene Luther Gore Vidal was an American writer known for his essays, novels, screenplays, and Broadway plays. 
Gore Vidal Eulogized as Great American Wit, Cynic, Idealist.

In my view he was a normal human being. He had an acute  mind  for justice and he was not a hypocrite. If there were more like him the world would be in a better shape.

I'm a born-again atheist.
Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal reached amazing heights but missed out on main ambitions;
That is just an assumption of journalists.

I think Gore Vidal missed out on nothing.  He was a great thinker.  He could never have been a politician, not like it is mentioned because he had an acerbic view of USA,  he relied on justice and politics are not made of justice. Because he was a homosexual he was dismissed from politics.  If he would have been a practicing hypocrite of any religion he would have been accepted with open arms, that’s how the establishment works
His analysis of America. Politically, she was a corrupt and failing empire with a government that ruled through paranoid invocation of national security. However, he liked to reassure people that there was no risk of American culture dying – because it had never existed.

"The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return"

A sad day, a fine man has died.


sharon said...

compared to you I feel hopelessly inadequate..I am of German father born in Germany...You seem like the quintessential renaissance have so many blogs....this one i take it is the political one...I can learn alot here...the mystery of your an intrigue

Titania said...

Thank you Sharon; you are not inadequate; you are you and you must think it is wonderful. You have got a beautiful garden, ideas to beautify your life. Take every day as it comes, each one has something special just for you!
You wrote to me about Rainer Maria Rilke, a romantiker; I think I said "Der spanische Rosenstock" is actually written by Werner Bergengruen; sorry for that. I love the philosophy of Shakespeare, and I love the gentle poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar, so his dialect poetry is a little a mystery for me.

Arija said...

I fully concur with your train of thought and hate voting against someone rather than for them but politics is really quite a dirty game.

Sorry I haven't dropped in earlier, I have been recovering from the mental/emotional strain of it all and have now hit an impasse with my health again and am wasting a lot of time sitting around in specialist's surgeries. In retrospect, the last ten years have passed in the blinking of an eye and suddenly, I am an old crock. My sister's death in Feb. , aged me by at least 15 years and the stress of my poor old Prof this year, has finally hit at my physical self as well.
Not to worry, I'll come about somehow. The children and grandchildren still need me . . .

Hope you are both well, Hugs . . . Arija

Titania said...

Arija, I am sorry that you lost your sister; it is hard, and also with your husband, sad to see a brilliant man and mind waste away. You are so strong, you have so many friends and your family...yes hang in is much to early the days are still young for you! All my best wishes T.