In the Name of The Father, and of The Son and of The Holy Spirit, Amen.
ORBIS NON SUFFICIT
SOLUS DEUS SUFFICIT
“juvenile braggadocio” “Gaelic braggadocio” would be more elegant, but, as is is acceptable, and grimly predictable.
Schweitzer addressed the question, Did Bach know he was “Bach”?, and concluded that he did. Bach himself was asked why he was so much better than his contemporaries and responded: “I just worked harder than they did.” His family used his manuscripts to wrap fish.
Did Secretariat know he was Secretariat? Seen his last furlong at Belmont? He declared the fact as vividly as he could.
There are geniuses born in this world, across numerous fields, including ecclesiology, and in my experience there comes a point at least, early or late, when they realize they are able to do things others cannot, and do them well. They realize also that others cannot even think of the things they, the genius, can do. This is simple observation, not arrogance, and when it is remarked, it is simple statement of fact, not braggadocio.
It also is my experience that a genius will upon occasion use a simple statement of their ability or accomplishment to needle a bigot. In such a case, it is the part of wisdom, considering the condition (genius) of the needler, to suspend judgement on grounds that a genius is likely to know exactly what they are doing and why and what to expect from it at least in general part. And it is as well to assume that the genius is having fun doing whatever he or she is doing.
Donald Trump is no ordinary man. He has a right to say so. Nor is he a Messiah, nor does he say that he is. Nor do I.
Let us be grand, not small. Our human nature is grandeur. Our American nature is expansive and confident.
Βασιλεία του Θεού
Kingdom of God
Update 1: Dan Pruess wrote: The left loves Obama’s Auto biography…that was fiction. So I guess they’re just used to fiction, taking the place of facts.
I responded: That’s actually a very astute comment. The truth is the whole, and fiction is, actually, a fraction of the whole, one usually tarted up.
Update 2: wolfmoon1776 says, April 11, 2017 at 4:18 am:
Well, I don’t really have to do any holding together, now that I figured out what Trump is up to. He is shaking things out, but counting on Trump gravity to pull things back together as he moves along. He is moving “forward” at speeds Obama could not even dream of.
You and I will be anti-Trump trolls one day and MAGA heroes the next. Get used to it. Trump speed is the new normal. Some will call it flip-flopping, but that’s not what it is. Trump is dodging and weaving through reality faster than the reality can react to disrupt his plans.
I was explaining this to my wife. This is a roller-coaster now. Trump is no longer waiting for people to keep up. He is taking his bewildering art-of-the-deal campaign schtick into geopolitics, and for a lot of people who can’t keep up or hold on, it will be a rough ride.
Trump is no longer playing only with evil and cunning players who are still predictable, easily beatable dopes, like Hillary. He is playing against killers, with his own team of killers, and all the while he has scheming creeps like Hillary, BGI, SPLC, and the neocons gunning for him. Snake Ryan ready to bite when nobody is looking. “Warhead” McCain screaming for Russian blood. Psycho Kim and Samoa Obama plotting some kind of intrigue to take him down. And THOSE are the lightweights.
This is the majors now. Trump has to outwit world-class adversaries and “frenemies” by defining the deals that they will agree to. One minute they will think Trump is their friend – the next minute, a cunning, bitter foe. And he has to do this with evil cheerleaders like Warhead, Linderace, Dipsy Dowd, Maggie Haterman, and Fake Yapper trashing him or praising him alternately, no matter which way he goes. They can’t keep up, either.
Neither can many around him. I think that half of the problem with advisers crashing into each other is they don’t realize what Trump is doing.
And people will trash you, and they will trash me. Get used to it. I’ve already caught plenty of people mocking me. Well, just wait a week in Trump time. Look stupid and conned by Trump one minute, and you look like a sage three days later.
Trump will not find perfect solutions. He will find OPTIMAL solutions. We cannot ask for more. Trump has stood by and watched Perfect murder Good for 8 years — maybe longer. He’s not gonna do it. He’s going to deliver the best outcome possible, and he’s not waiting for us to feel relaxed about it.
Best presidency ever! Just hang on. More winning is coming, but a lot of people are going to scream that it’s all over at EVERY turn.
The best way through this is to define viewpoints, not people, because people will shift as they change position and velocity in Trump gravity. Bash the neocon, warmonger, and dopey globalist positions — not the people who are going to hold them one moment and come loose from them later. Trump is Jupiter moving through the asteroid belt. He is going to pull people into his orbit. A few will get slung off into space, but most will come along for the ride of their lives.
I am ON the Trump Train for good, even if I scream that I want off and can’t take it. In the end, I only want to scream “TOO MUCH WINNING!!!” 😀
AUM NAMAH SHIVAYA