In the Name of The Father, and of The Son and of The Holy Spirit, Amen.
I did not get the first paragraph of Teilhard’s Phenomenon of Man for over a year, much less the rest of the volume. By page two I was nodding out. And I had been reading — and grasping — the likes of Hegel since sixth grade and was reading Teilhard, on my own motivation, for the first time during the final months of an Ivy League post-grad degree program.
When I had been out in the world getting kicked about and thrown around, and then picked up Teilhard, he read like an open book. I’d say the grit of life embedded in the likes of Teilhard and Hayek is what obscures them to mere academics, as I had been before realizing I did not want to spend my life as one.
The entire classical drama called Ramayana rises from the envy of Manthara, maid to the king’s third wife, Kaikeyi. So yes, envy. Envy, envy, envy. Hillary, Hillary, Hillary.
Also, I dare say Stalin was more conversant with the grit of life — and therefore the opportunities for treachery and tyranny — than are academics who preen themselves as really, really good, fail-safe central planners. Stalin was as much about central planning as I am about colonizing the sun. Stalin was about causing hurt. Envy.
Update 1: Hayward posts again under title The Socialist Dream Will Never Die, highlighting the work of Polish historian Leszek Kolakowski.
Update 2: Scott Johnson at Power Line quotes and comments thereon a law-learned correspondent in re incalculable damage done by Hillary Clinton to US national security. All of which is true, of course, but I saw another facet in the subject and commented as follows:
Scott, your correspondent assumes Hillary recognizes a country to secure. She does not. That’s the point of the entire world governance/globalist elite, isn’t it?: there is no national sovereignty, only personal viability in a global community. Get yours, they say to themselves.
Your correspondent’s point works in a law-based system of national sovereignty. But this now is a rules-based system of global governance by hyper-privileged elites — they attend the same cocktail parties everywhere on the globe — in their private global community. So they think. They can do as they wish because there is no authority superior to themselves, no nation deserving much less demanding security.
Their thinking — global governance (by themselves alone, because they mean so well), no national sovereignty — drives the Arab/Pan-African invasion of Europe, the Indo-Chinese/Pan-South American invasion of North America and such as the Obergefell-vs-Hodges decision. We make the rules, you obey them, and we don’t want or have national sovereignties obstructing our wishes for having lots of fun for ourselves while we talk about doing lots of good for you others.
If your correspondent wants to help, ask him or her to preach the reality of USA national sovereignty and all it implies in whatever is their orbit. These elegant globalists wield great power, as is known, but their foundation remains a cloud, a dream. Their power derives from their generation of deluding fictions. Ask your correspondent to make that point in his or her circle of contacts, to say again and again what is true, that national sovereignty is here to stay and will not be swept away.
Related: Glenn Reynolds quotes, approvingly, a jerk at Walter Russell Mead’s American Interest moaning that Hungary’s new emergency laws, to address invasion of that country by the Middle Eastern horde, trample on several basic liberal values. Reynolds concurred in this language: I’m afraid so. Against which I commented, Tut. To the jerk at American Interest I commented:
… laws that trample on several basic liberal values ….
No, you smug, fat, safely-padded, hand-wringing jackwagon, it’s not about liberal values, it’s about national and cultural sovereignty. Trying to make a sovereignty issue a values issue is classic fasco-commie subversion by misdirection. I knew American-Interest is sanctimonious fasco-commie, but this really self-exposes these muckers of weaponized empathy.
Update 3: Colin Woodward: Eleven American nations. Woodward’s purpose is to justify national gun confiscation, but along the way his analysis of American regions — he calls them nations in order to divide the country to ease confiscation — is accurate and useful. Has a fine map supporting.
Update 4: Jonah Goldberg: The Rise Of House Clinton
Update 5: Ronald Reagan left liberalism when Communists infiltrated it.
Update 6: Tyranny coming in through the back door — the government, meaning, the executive alone — suppressing the people’s will expressed through the legislature.
Update 7: Ishmael Jones: From Russia With Doubt
Update 8: How To Defeat Weaponized Empathy
Update 9: More Examples Of Weaponized Empathy
AUM NAMAH SHIVAYA