In the Name of The Father, and of The Son and of The Holy Spirit, Amen.
ORBIS NON SUFFICIT
SOLUS DEUS SUFFICIT
Well Ammo Grrrll, to address your question: it is a man’s world in the sense that he makes the framework in which it all happens, and it is a woman’s world in the sense that she makes all the happening happen. And it all starts with the framework. An unscrupulous man knows that as well as a scrupulous one does. And an ambitious woman knows that as well as a prudent one does. So, where unscrupulous meets ambition, bang, calamity is sure to ensue sooner or later. And universally — except in Moslem quarters — the man gets the blame, and rightly, even though universally it takes two to tango. Reason: the man initiates and maintains the framework in which the mutual diminishment occurs … or not.
Remember, please, life is dialectical, but thesis precedes anti-thesis and so takes the blame in rational societies. This unscrupulous men do NOT know, to their detriment (fortunately … or is it to their subtle salvation?) This is why courts in rational societies load men with consequences of divorce, improprieties (no matter whose), etc. more often than they do women. And it is a very clear signal of Moslem societies’ irrationality that their courts load women more often than men in such situations.
The man is responsible for his family. Period. Thus our hearts go out to widows of a young age with children. She has lost her structure, her energy’s field of operations, her expanse for creativity (example: your cited repartee over breakfast). This also explains why wives not infrequently pass away shortly after their husbands do. They feel unprotected (lack of structure), and especially if they have not sons or daughters to guard the perimeter of the field of their activity. All very human, very tragi-comic.
There is so much of pay-backs in this story, so seemingly packaged in time-release capsules. Someone is trying to undo someone or something with this story and the target feels to be far larger than Harvey Weinstein. And the women piling on seem to be all past peak career, so for them, nothing to lose beyond momentary ill-fame. I just think this is an IO operation against a target that is not obvious and has wealth far exceeding that possessed by the people named so far, either singly or combined.
One fact leading me to that conclusion is this: that much sex does not exist without comparable amounts of drugs besides alcohol, and no reporting that I have seen touches upon that fact. So this is all too contrived and for a purpose not obvious and well beyond the named personalities.
Information Operation is an element of properly-conducted warfare. It is similar to propaganda but, properly done, far more multi-directional. At best, IO gets inside an enemy’s OODA Loop, to destroy their ability to see reality and address it factually. Thus, in war, the more the IO success, the less the friendly blood loss and treasure spend. Napoleon’s aphorism stating this: In the difficult art of war, the morale is to the material as three is to one.
POTUS Trump is conducting IO against Rocket Man and his supports, personal and logistical.
Leftism is an ouroboros. If you cannot comfort with both poles of a dialectic, and grasp for one of them, you self-destruct. Existence is binary. Shiva has a Partner He draws from Himself. I am a cripple whom God has touched.
BY SIR THOMAS WYATT
They flee from me, that sometime did me seek
With naked foot, stalking in my chamber.
I have seen them gentle, tame, and meek,
That now are wild, and do not remember
That sometime they put themselves in danger
To take bread at my hand; and now they range
Busily seeking with a continual change.
Thanked be fortune it hath been otherwise
Twenty times better; but once, in special,
In thin array, after a pleasant guise,
When her loose gown from her shoulders did fall,
And she me caught in her arms long and small;
Therewith all sweetly did me kiss,
And softly said, ‘Dear heart, how like you this?’
It was no dream: I lay broad waking:
But all is turned, thorough my gentleness,
Into a strange fashion of forsaking;
And I have leave to go of her goodness,
And she also to use newfangleness.
But since that I so kindly am served,
I would fain know what she hath deserved.
The settlement of other continents by Europeans is called colonialism.
The settlement of Europe by people from other continents is called multiculturalism and emergence of a global society.
An exchange, on containment, at Belmont Club (Richard Fernandez):
I’ve worked for two decades with the civilian nuclear power industries of South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. All three have the personnel and industrial infrastructure to become nuclear weapons states at a time of their choosing.
For various reasons they have chosen to not do so. They have looked to the US to shoulder the bills and have accepted our constraints. Whether they seek our approval or to risk our wrath is a major question. If we show ourselves weak they will act in their best interest as they see it.
Note that the US Embassy in Seoul sent out the message last week that they remain open for business with full staff.
You recommend what? Seriously, not baiting.
I didn’t make a recommendation. Just reported the facts as I saw them.
If we withdraw, China will again make vassal states of those around them, perhaps after a period of intense but futile conflict.
I would support a harsh economic war with China. It will cost us but less than nuclear war or serious conventional war.
We’re in a chess game and the play and the endgame can’t be predicted.
A harsh economic war with China would cost China more than it would cost us. Signs I see speak of that.
There is also triangulation, good for economic, diplomatic and military war. I like that all three of those assets are in use now in re China (and others), unlike previously when diplomatic and military strength was nullified by economic give-aways and sell-aways.
If you are in the mood, in re a fresh inter-national triangulation, I would be improved by your reflections on this.
An observation: there are some posts and comment threads that actually are taking the place of the worn-out, spent-out think tanks and academic conferences.
A professional student leader. Is that someone who remains a perpetual student but older and wiser than new and younger students so stands as the permanent herd boss of the latter? I’d say someone in the BSU is looking for job security and scratching about a darkened room to find a nail to hang it on.
Of course, Cornell is ripping off these students and US taxpayers, so turn about is fair play, at least in re Cornell, is it not?
The Great Society is The Great Chaos. These Blacks got rolled and from that reduced position bleat demands. At most, they deserve a thousand-mile stare and quiet counsel to man up.
After the Manchester suicide bomb attack in May, the ISIS agitprop website Dabiq told the truth, for once: ‘The fact is, even if you were to stop bombing us, imprisoning us, torturing us, vilifying us, and usurping our lands, we would continue to hate you because our primary reason for hating will not cease to exist until you embrace Islam.’
[T]here is a seamless path from the acts of the Khārijites in the seventh century, passing, en route, the violent religious riots in ninth-, tenth- and eleventh-century Baghdad, fifteenth- and seventeenth-century Istanbul, eighteenth-century Najd (Arabia), and the nineteenth-century Wahhābis of India known as the Hindustanee Fanatics, to the Taliban, al-Qaeda, and the modern jihādists.
… phrase popped unbidden into my head: premium mediocre. The food, I opined to my wife, was premium mediocre. She instantly got what I meant, though she didn’t quite agree that Veggie Grill qualified. In the weeks that followed, premium mediocre turned into a term of art for us, and we gleefully went around labeling various things with the term, sometimes disagreeing, but mostly agreeing. And it wasn’t just us. When I tried the term on my Facebook wall, and on Twitter, again everybody instantly got the idea, and into the spirit of the labeling game. . . .
Premium mediocre is the finest bottle of wine at Olive Garden. Premium mediocre is cupcakes and froyo. Premium mediocre is truffle oil on anything (no actual truffles are harmed in the making of truffle oil), and extra-leg-room seats in Economy. Premium mediocre is cruise ships, artisan pizza, Game of Thrones, and The Bellagio.
Premium mediocre is food that Instagrams better than it tastes.
Premium mediocre is Starbucks’ Italian names for drink sizes, and its original pumpkin spice lattes featuring a staggering absence of pumpkin in the preparation. Actually all the coffee at Starbucks is premium mediocre. I like it anyway. . . .
The entire idea of the country that is France is kinda premium mediocre. . . . (Switzerland is the actually elite European country).
I think Tea Party and Trump Movement people consider themselves classical American creedalists. And I do not like Huntington’s taxonomies, no matter from which period of his career. They are Emersonian without the self-deprecating humor. Huntington would never have a friend who is in jail much less visit him there. So his intellectualizations have to be invalid. They lack mirth. An ad hominem? You betcha, the only kind of argument there is, in fact. Ideas have a source in someone. Now that is Emersonian.
The students are paying for the product, so they are the customers, and the customers are always right. Every businessman knows that. Colleges/Universities wanted to do business with students — fleece them — fine, let students do business with them.
Moral of the story: reverse the economics: let colleges/universities support students to matriculate at them. 100%. Then the colleges/universities always will be right. Cf. our five national service academies. Works well.
Salafi Jihad: Purity imposed by external authority.
Almujamala Jihad: Comity reposed by internal necessity.
Pragmatic is DC codespeak for moved to the left.
Defiant is DC codespeak for you didn’t listen to us!
WaPo Bullying Illustrates: Ed Gillespie Flirts with Toxic Ideas At His Own Risk — 9/8/2017
When do we get to play Cowboys and Lefties?
Sir Francis Bacon: Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man’s nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.
Yes. And, in re US IC and Corker’s statement (which is perfectly coherent with its assumptions): both reflect deep state (DoState + IC + UniParty + Academe/Media) position that USA must learn to live with a DPRK who can nuke her. This fits with deep state’s long-term goal of removing USA national sovereignty in favor of some global governance. Nothing incoherent about it, to itself. But its goal is treasonous.
A few weeks ago I realized that all through the years my alternate harmonizations for hymns and other compositions have one salient characteristic: all have played against Congregations’ expectations in melody, harmony, rhythm or all three.
One I did at St. Luke’s in Renton had the hymn tune so buried sonically (in the base line, but all there, note and rhythm perfect, while, as I recall, I worked it backwards or inverted — I forget which — in the soprano line) it was close to un-sing-able. Poor Congregation, they soldiered on, otherwise approving my ministrations.
I once (mid 1960s) composed and harmonized a chant of the Nicene Creed that was just this side of a-tonal.
My labors in theology and political philosophy through the decades have been consistently likewise, contrary to expectations. No wonder I had to find a living to earn outside my formal trainings in church music and theology/philosophy.
But I always was right, musically and theologically. The life of the Spirit is along paths of the unexpected, not the expected, the paradoxical, not the presumed.
These created American identity here and abroad: Cary Grant, Clint Eastwood, Sean Connery.
These energized it: Sophia Loren, Ann-Margret, Julie Andrews.
The ones who longest worked at their art.
Riddles and enigmas are man-made, wittingly and unwittingly. The truth is ever obvious, including the truth that the truth is being sequestered inside enigmas and riddles.
Update 1: Yes, Trump Is Winning
Update 2: L. Todd Wood: Black America Blames White America
Update 3: R…i…ght: It’s Time to Admit That Allowing Men Into The Workplace Was A Mistake
AUM NAMAH SHIVAYA