Dispatches #1 -- Because it’s judgment that defeats us.”
Regular commentary interwoven with ideas, issues, themes, and items pertinent to the day.
The spherical tree, the scattershot expressions, the faint undercurrent of anomie and alienation -- yes, it's our annual holiday dispatch from the family of Washington, D.C., lawyer Raymond Dickey, who has a decade's worth of Christmases preserved in the archives of the National Photo Company. Their 1918 portrait, with an Army surgeon and a map of World War I Europe, is even more dire than usual.
A Great Madness Sweeps the Land There are no limits on extremes in greed, credulity, convictions, inequality, bombast, recklessness, fraud, corruption, arrogance, hubris, pride, over-reach, self-righteousness, and confidence in the rightness of one's opinions. Extremes only become more extreme even as the folly of previous extremes wearies rationality. Imaginary sins are conjured out of thin air to convict the innocent while those guilty of the most egregious fraud and corruption are lauded as saviors.
No one man stops this, no one stops it alone. I don’t know if it can be stopped. What I do know is the more we remain peaceful, the more they will take. They’ve demonstrated their willingness to commit genocide, to remove those industrious people who pose a threat to their authoritarian instincts, so what do you think they’ll do? They will do anything they want because there’s nothing in front of them to stop them.
When I worked on the drilling rigs, I had a philosophy to it, that I’d keep working at something until something stopped me. You can’t believe how much I was able to accomplish simply by employing that philosophy. That’s the same philosophy that governs the government. When the laws get in their way, they change the laws. Trust me, some archaic piece of paper won’t stop them anymore than some rulebook would have stopped me.
Translation: The Constitution has ceased to have any authority in this culture and “Aristotle’s in the crapper. They’re up to the part on Ethics.”. Proceed accordingly.
“A little, true book, not less beneficial than enjoyable, about how things should be in a state and about the new island Utopia") is a work of fiction and socio-political satire by Thomas More (1478–1535), written in Latin and published in 1516. ”
UTOPIA BY THOMAS MOORE, is the source of a brain virus that will not die but will continue to kill billions. Let's Review: Utopia by Thomas Moore was a novel, a fantasy, it continues to be so unto this day, but fools still believe in it.
Our Unbalanced World | Our utopianism says that there is a recipe for harmonious living which involves no reckoning with the ‘ghost in the machine’, which is scarcity. They are ideological fixes, coming from deep, dark, bottomless wells of ignorance. Communism, Nazism, Islamism – Liberalism. All are ideological solutions to the problems of scarcity, but they are all devoid of common sense and reason (this is, incidentally, Why Liberalism Failed).
“Other significant innovations of Utopia include a welfare state with free hospitals, euthanasia permissible by the state, priests being allowed to marry, divorce permitted, premarital sex punished by a lifetime of enforced celibacy and adultery being punished by enslavement. Meals are taken in community dining halls and the job of feeding the population is given to a different household in turn. Although all are fed the same, Raphael explains that the old and the administrators are given the best of the food. Travel on the island is permitted only with an internal passport, and any people found without a passport are, on a first occasion, returned in disgrace, but after a second offence, they are placed in slavery. In addition, there are no lawyers, and the law is made deliberately simple, as all should understand it and not leave people in any doubt of what is right and wrong.”
The “Professional” Christian is often soonest identified by a distinct whiff of the unctuous. Re: Max Luccado.
Welcome To The New Rome | You see it in this rather bizarre post at First Things. There are two main assertions made in the post. One is that racism, and the mythological concept of white supremacy, are the worst things possible. The other point is that it is the duty of Christians to purge those accused of these sins from the ranks of the political Right. To make this point, he piles on a guy named Thomas Achord, a headmaster of a private classical Christian academy, who was accused of blasphemy by the Left. A feature of professional Christianity is to not only abandon a fellow Christian attacked by the enemies of the faith, but to also rush to the front of the line of bigots taking turns kicking the accused. Here is the execrable Rod Dreher taking some self-righteous shots at Thomas Achord. Like David French, Rod Dreher never misses an opportunity to promote his own virtue. He is who Emerson had in mind when he said, “The more he spoke of his virtue, the faster we counted the spoons.”
Perhaps they will die in "crisis" but leftists in control of the United States can make the “collapse” last a long, long, time with those and the top living large right down to the impact. A bit too much of the rose-colored classes here. Better to take two with the last one being insurance.
Leftists Thrive On Crisis, But Die Out During Collapse Leftists have a tendency to exploit crisis and tragedy to shore up power and expand their numbers through fear, but there’s a problem with this tactic. If the crisis is fabricated, a tempest in a teapot, then they do very well; if the crisis turns into an actual disaster with real world consequences including financial decline, supply chain disruptions, shortages and civil unrest, they have no tools to deal with the effects other than mob action and looting.
What happens if they use mob action and looting when the rule of law is no longer a factor in a country with millions of guns? They will die, by the tens of thousands, as people defend their businesses and homes. The violent hordes we witnessed during the BLM riots would not last long during a collapse scenario where people are more inclined to use deadly force.
“When rule of law is no longer a factor. . . .” I’d say “from your lips to God’s ear” but an actual civil war in the States is too terrible to contemplate. Almost, I say “almost”, too terrible, but not as terrible as the lack of law and the calls for genocide of “the other.” The “Rule of Law”? It’s already failing and the pools of gasoline at our feet await only sufficient spark.
Adventures in the “T-Zone:” I love the ad squib for Camels of finding and fortifying and keep the T-Zone the place where ciggie pleasure can be found. I once would switch from Marlboro’s to Camels just so I could feel a little of that oldz unfiltered “death hit.” This continued until, at last, in 2011 I got a death hit and died. Upon returning to life ten days later I found I had quit smoking. A draconian quitting method to be sure, but dying really does kick the habit.
The War on Tobacco Tobacco acts as a mediator between humans and gods, shielding the user from negative energies, and keeping his or her mind set on the divine cosmic order. Anyone who smokes natural tobacco or uses tobacco in other ways feels this immediately. Tobacco generates sharper mental energy, and increases focus. All life originates from the earth, and from water. But to progress from biological to psychical life, feminine energy must be balanced by the masculine energy of air, fire, reason, order and mind. This is where tobacco comes in; it aids the passage from biological, sensuous life, to the life of reason.
One finds these endless predictions of Boomer dieoff to be tedious. Dear Sullivan, We. Ain’t. Leaving! So suck it up and take your AIDS cocktail. The Boomers In The Twilight Zone - by Andrew Sullivan In 2016, euthanasia came to Canada — but it’s gone much, much further than the US. The Medical Assistance in Dying (or MAID) program is now booming and raising all kinds of red flags: there were “10,000 deaths by euthanasia last year, an increase of about a third from the previous year.” (That’s five times the rate of Oregon, which actually saw a drop in deaths last year.) To help bump yourself off in Canada, under the initial guidelines, there had to be “unbearable physical or mental suffering that cannot be relieved under conditions that patients consider acceptable,” and death had to be “reasonably foreseeable” — not a strict timeline as in Oregon. The law was later amended to allow for assisted suicide even if you are not terminally ill.
As for the socially insane of Canada -- The only “terminally ill” people in Canada should be all those that passed this legislation. They should be so ill we should not wait for them to “self-terminate” but help them to their reward at about 3,300 feet per second.
Yup, every day at the Biden Whorehouse is just another day of “Perverts on Parade, ” This is, without a doubt, the most openly sexually degenerate political regime in human history, starting, of course, with that disgusting old pervert at the top. Forget the power of that certain eternally powerless bunch who can ruin your life if you notice certain things, the Rainbow SA is rapidly taking a page from Ernie Röhm. The Gay Gleichschaltung is happening before our eyes. As for Kanye, I blame those coal-burning, madness-inducing Kardashians. Bruce Jenner, that basketball player, and Kanye all went insane, and all had a Kardashian's claws in him. They're like plague rats.
Robert Reich, the Death Dwarf of the Left, grunts out some dry coprolites of well-aged brain farts. That's okay since he means less today than Keith Olbermann.
On free speech: from Robert Reich, Yale Law School graduate ||| But the more interesting part of Reich’s statement are those last two sentences: “This isn’t freedom of speech. It’s just dangerous.” Again we have the strange definition of “dangerous,” which seems to mean “anything I don’t like which could conceivably hurt the feelings of someone on the left, or anything with which I disagree and think is incorrect or misleading.” And even more importantly, we have the idea that speech that is dangerous in those ways – hurting someone’s feelings, or bad jokes, or “misinformation” – is not free speech.
A solid and useful way of saving marriages. Needs to be reimplemented with a special update of attaching a “Thunder Dome” to the exit just in case the urge to kill one’s spouse persists after sleeping in a twin bed.
Biertan’s Matrimonial Prison In Biertan, the most important structure was the church, which is placed sturdily on a hilltop with walls that extend out into the surrounding countryside. Within the grounds is a small building with a room inside barely larger than a pantry. Couples who approached the local bishop to seek a divorce were sent to the matrimonial prison for a maximum of two weeks—six weeks according to some—to iron out their issues. The room was sparsely furnished with a table and chair, a storage chest and a traditional Saxon bed. The couple attempting to repair their marriages had to be share everything inside this tiny dwelling, from a single pillow and blanket to a single plate and spoon.
And yet it continues but without God, it is so doomed. Money, not love, drives our modern mutual hating society:
The exes forced to live together after breaking up - They sleep in separate bedrooms, and even recently got a couple of cats to complete the set-up. And although their decision is unconventional, they are far from alone. A recent survey from British real-estate company Zoopla, seen by BBC Worklife, shows that a third of the 500 respondents who purchased a home with a partner and then broke up continue to cohabit. One in eight even still shares a bed.
Still Caesar with all that implies. Not that I’m “rootin’ fur Putin” but that I ain’t rootin’ for the pervert parade that leads Ukraine in all the repulsive institutions of DCHOMO & NATO.
Russia’s Separation From The West — Vlad has used the time from 2000 till now to reclaim control of the vast resources of Russia, which account for approximately two-thirds of all mineral wealth, in almost every category. And our idiotic sanctions have driven his minions to create internal alternatives to Western products. From the simplest to the most exotic. And no, the military might of Russia does not depend on four-nanometer chip technology. They build brutally simple weapons in brutally brilliant ways. To the point where we, in our sociological fever swamp, have fallen generations behind.
From raw materials to energy to floor-production, the West has stripped itself of its sinews. All in pursuit of the lowest labor-cost profit. Which, in times of peace, is foolish. In times of war, it is suicidal. We are now at war. We must now pay the price. Mark these words—the clock has run out.
Russia no longer needs nor wants the West. We have forced this upon them. They have willingly embraced it. Russia no longer envies the West. In fact, she despises it and all our kinky ways. And she is determined to never again pine for our approval.
Don’t get me wrong. Vlad is still a Caesar. He is an autocrat to be sure. Yes, he has to satisfy his Oligarchs, his Boyars. Every Caesar must. No, I don’t believe for a moment that he will be better than Augustus, when the world was at peace. For that was exactly when mankind had reached its nadir. Which is why the True Autocrat had to appear, to save mankind from itself (and not just from Caesar).
"Lenin...analyzed why the Paris Commune was defeated... His...conclusion was that the Commune had not shot...enough of its enemies. It had destroyed too few people, at a time when it was necessary to kill entire classes and groups. & when he came to power, Lenin did just this." -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
“In their correspondence, Marx and Engles frequently stated that terror would be indispensable after achieving power, that ... 'After achieving power, we'll be considered monsters, but we couldn't care less.'" -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
And all those maneuvering to gain this sort of control in the USA are salivating at the thought of putting us all to death. All of us. All against the wall. Yes, our children and grandchildren too. So if we are to strike we need to strike deep. But. . but. . . patience. . . counsels...
But patience, to prevent
That murmur, soon replies, “God doth not need
Either man’s work or his own gifts; who best
Bear his mild yoke, they serve him best. -- Milton
Yes, true that. Deeply and eternally true. But still. . . . but still. . . . ." And then I realized… like I was shot… like I was shot with a diamond… a diamond bullet right through my forehead. And I thought: My God… the genius of that. The genius. The will to do that. Perfect, genuine, complete, crystalline, pure. And then I realized they were stronger than we. Because they could stand that these were not monsters. These were men… trained cadres. These men who fought with their hearts, who had families, who had children, who were filled with love… but they had the strength… the strength… to do that. If I had ten divisions of those men our troubles here would be over very quickly. You have to have men who are moral… and at the same time who are able to utilize their primordial instincts to kill without feeling… without passion… without judgment… without judgment. Because it’s judgment that defeats us.” -- “Apocalypse Now” – Colonel Kurtz’s monologue