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The Gleaners

alopekos teumesios Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 10:39 PM
This is an example of the sophomoric sh!t that you might hear in a college dorm room after a bunch of Philosophy majors got stoned and started jabbering. Does anyone even understand what the f eck he's written?
It is said history repeats itself, or at the very least echoes the past but while human behavior is range-bound circumstances have changed and may not be repeated. In the western world poverty as it was known for centuries will probably never been seen again. Interestingly, changes in technology and attitudes that have eradicated scenes like that in Jean-Francois Millet's The Gleaners have also eradicated something else.

Making its debut at the annual Salon of 1857 in Paris, the painting caused a stir among the rich and middle classes that saw it as an affront from someone enamored with Socialism. I must...