Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/09/14

Marcus Garvey, National Hero of Jamaica, full-...

Marcus Garvey, National Hero of Jamaica, full-length, seated at desk (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”   —   Marcus Garvey

English: rastafari flag

English: rastafari flag (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Our first Marcus Garvey quotation, since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  And, it is a great truism.  While there is a current push for improving our math and science knowledge in this country, we should not excel at these at the expense of the humanities.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

2 Responses to “Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/09/14”

  1. 1 haliburton76 July 9, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    The author’s point is well taken, but the expression is somewhat inferior to George Santayana’s famous maxim, THOSE WHO CANNOT REMEMBER THE PAST ARE CONDEMNED TO REPEAT IT.
    Today’s Jumble must have been a challenge for David … out of 24 total letters, *12* went into secret answer, a full 50%! That took some doing!

  2. 2 unclerave July 9, 2014 at 3:47 pm


    While similar in nature, I don’t think the Garvey quote and the Santayana quote are going for quite the same thing. Both deal with ignorance, but Santayana’s warns of the repeating of past mistakes, while Garvey’s goes more to the people’s fortitude, and being able to weather the storms of change. That’s how I see it at least. Santayana’s is definitely more pithy though.

    — YUR

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