by Philalethes On Jan. 1st, normally peaceful Kazakhs demonstrated to protest the doubling of gasoline prices. This was in the country’s largest city, Alma Ata (the more recent spelling is Almaty). The Russian Tsars founded the city in the 19th century. Its original name was Verny, “Faithful”; Alma Ata […]
“The Devil guides us like a puppet master./Disgusting objects please us very well/Each Day we take another step toward Hell,/Unflinching through a putrid lack of luster.”
When in 1933 a lone, disturbed young man set fire to the building of the German parliament, the Reichstag, Hitler declared it a conspiracy, an insurrection, and used the incident as a pretext to declare a state of emergency and bring on the full Nazi reign of terror.