Tweets seen today
Reminiscent of the passage in Anna Karenina when Levin watches the peasants on his country estate cut fields using large scythes, Levin then joining them, in order to experience such work, while cleansing his soul.
“In the very heat of the day the mowing did not seem such hard work to him. The perspiration with which he was drenched cooled him, while the sun, that burned his back, his head, and his arms, bare to the elbow, gave a vigour and dogged energy to his labour; and more and more often now came those moments of unconsciousness, when it was possible not to think what one was doing. The scythe cut of itself. These were happy moments. Still more delightful were the moments where they reached the stream where the rows ended, and the old man rubbed his scythe with the wet, thick grass, rinsed its blade in the fresh water of the stream, ladled out a little in a tin dipper, and offered Levin a drink…
…“And truly Levin had never drunk any liqueur so good as this warm water with green bits floating in it, and a taste of rust from the tin dipper. And immediately after this came the delicious, slow saunter, with his hand on the scythe, during which he could wipe away the streaming sweat, take deep breaths of air, and look about at the long string of mowers and at what was happening around in the forest and the country.
The longer Levin mowed, the oftener he felt the moments of unconsciousness in which it seemed not his hands that swung the scythe, but the scythe mowing of itself, a body full of life and consciousness of its own, and as though by magic, without thinking of it, the work turned out regular and well-finished of itself. These were the most blissful moments.” [Tolstoy, Anna Karenina: https://www.bartleby.com/316/305.html]
My own result was similar (29,701, top 0.18%…might have done better had I concentrated properly at the start).
Beat John Rentoul this week, scoring 7/10 as against his 5 and a half. I did not know the answers to questions 3, 4, and 8.
Those behind “the Great Reset” will make sure of that, as 2022 approaches…
Exactly (both tweets). Completely correct. Trouble is, those very accurate tweets do not fit the propaganda narrative that had millions of idiots standing outside their houses, clapping, in 2020.