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[–] barebrain 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

And Lewis Carol the Author, was a paedophile.

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[–] G45Colt_II ago 

I always assumed White Rabbit was composed from an LSD perspective of Lewis Carroll's work, which I've never read.

So I read a synopsis of it here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice's_Adventures_in_Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll.[1] It tells of a young girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a subterranean fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures.

Which lead me to wonder what lead him to conceive of such a work:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_Carroll

And now I'm wondering what happened during the missing years that was so anguishing and had to be removed from his diaries:

Missing diaries

At least four complete volumes and around seven pages of text are missing from Dodgson's 13 diaries.[92] The loss of the volumes remains unexplained; the pages have been removed by an unknown hand. Most scholars assume that the diary material was removed by family members in the interests of preserving the family name, but this has not been proven.[93] Except for one page, material is missing from his diaries for the period between 1853 and 1863 (when Dodgson was 21–31 years old).[94][95] This was a period when Dodgson began suffering great mental and spiritual anguish and confessing to an overwhelming sense of his own sin. This was also the period of time when he composed his extensive love poetry, leading to speculation that the poems may have been autobiographical.[96][97]

Many theories have been put forward to explain the missing material. A popular explanation for one missing page (27 June 1863) is that it might have been torn out to conceal a proposal of marriage on that day by Dodgson to the 11-year-old Alice Liddell. However, there has never been any evidence to suggest that this was so, and a paper offers some evidence to the contrary which was discovered by Karoline Leach in the Dodgson family archive in 1996.[98]

The "cut pages in diary" document, in the Dodgson family archive in Woking

This paper is known as the "cut pages in diary document", and was compiled by various members of Carroll's family after his death. Part of it may have been written at the time when the pages were destroyed, though this is unclear. The document offers a brief summary of two diary pages that are missing, including the one for 27 June 1863. The summary for this page states that Mrs. Liddell told Dodgson that there was gossip circulating about him and the Liddell family's governess, as well as about his relationship with "Ina", presumably Alice's older sister Lorina Liddell. The "break" with the Liddell family that occurred soon after was presumably in response to this gossip.[99][100] An alternative interpretation has been made regarding Carroll's rumoured involvement with "Ina": Lorina was also the name of Alice Liddell's mother. What is deemed most crucial and surprising is that the document seems to imply that Dodgson's break with the family was not connected with Alice at all; until a primary source is discovered, the events of 27 June 1863 will remain in doubt.

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[–] Zadim ago 

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[–] ThreeBladedKnife ago 

Their other big hit from that era could make a good campaign song:

When the truth is found

To be lies

And all the joy

Within you dies

Don't you want somebody to love?

Don't you need somebody to love?

Wouldn't you love somebody to love?

You better find somebody to love

Followed by: TRUMP 2020

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[–] Zadim 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

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[–] ThreeBladedKnife 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Great tune.

Heard it live many times.