aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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hail to the chief
Posted by dav at 2002 August 23 10:07 AM
File under: Thoughts

From Ozten.com:


Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind. And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and gladly so. How do I know? For this is what I have done. And I am Caesar. Julius Caesar

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Comments:

Your timing is certainly apt.

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Posted by: Emily on September 3, 2002 05:20 PM

http://www.snopes.com/quotes/caesar.htm

Posted by: Henry on September 29, 2002 09:39 PM

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