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Picking Sides


‘Evil men have no songs.’ How is it that the Russians have songs? — Nietzsche

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  1. Oh Snap

  2. I disagree wit Nietz.

  3. I also disagree with Nietzsche. What of The Rolling Stones?

  4. This wouldn’t be the same Nietzsche who said “In the last analysis, even the best man is evil” would it?

    How is it that the Russians have songs? Easy: they took them by force from their neighbours. It seems of late they’ve developed a taste for Georgian folk tunes.

  5. ‘Evil men have no songs’, but they do spawn a great many dirges.

  6. For the Great Gaels of Ireland,
    Are the men that God made mad,
    For all their wars are merry,
    And all their songs are sad.

    — Chesterton