29 June 2015
People say Hitler was “a
And people ask others people say are
“smart” why they’re not “rich.”
But my question is why many of those
people, while talking about how smart or “humane” they and others are,
are shamelessly bloodthirsty on television.
Part of that question is how anyone who can rise to the
leadership of a nation or engineer an escape from a maximum security
prison is stupid enough to be sociopathic, but a larger part of it is
why people don’t complain when mass media reporters gloat about
vengeance, but instead gloat with them.
Mental health professionals use the term “sociopathic” to
refer to people who feel neither pain nor passion, and a combination of
cognitive competence and affective apathy is necessary for aligning the
colors of Rubik’s cube, but gloating is passionate.
The bloody tabernacles
28 June 2015
The Torah says Israel swindled
his twin brother out of his patriarchal inheritance and blessing.
And it says that, after he lied to his
father to swindle his brother out of his patriarchal blessing, his
mother advised him to flee possible retaliation from his father and
It says she told him to flee to her
brother and that upon his arrival in his uncle’s land he found his
uncle’s daughter Rachel at a well and eventually married her.
It also says that Rachel died
giving birth to Israel’s last son and that Israel buried her beside the
road because he was on the lam from his son Levi’s murdering Israel’s
only daughter’s husband and all the men in her husband’s town because he
didn’t approve of the marriage.
And it says Levi was the great
grandfather of Moses and Aaron and the patriarch of Israel’s priests.
Perhaps that’s why Israel crushed
But, considering Israel’s
scriptural and historic record of violent bigotry, what’s most
extraordinary concerning the murder of Rachel Corrie is that the
government of the United States, a nation whose predominant religion is
Christianity, hasn’t held Israel accountable for it.
And the United States might try harder
to defeat ISIS if it weren’t obviously a Mossad operation.
Let’s question the intelligence of
27 June 2015
Some people care to understand
while others care only to take.
People who care both to understand and
to take are likely to be able to pay for a heart transplant.
People who care only to understand are
likely to learn that, because life is eternal, we don’t need.
That’s how truth sets us free,
but few of us bother much with truth, either spiritually or materially.
This week one of the anchors of a
morning TV talk show responded to a report that breakfast cereal
manufacturers have promised to use less dye in their products by saying
she thought we shouldn’t eat sugar mornings.
She said she was sorry for thinking
that but not that she was sorry for ignoring what “breakfast” means.
After fasting all night, we need
energy and have all day to burn the sugar, and she gave no reason for
But compare that to people voting
without researching the records of political candidates.
And compare it to Christians not
reading the Bible.
Smoking the bears
26 June 2015
“They shot him down like a dog
in the street,” said a man protesting the murder of Walter Scott in
Charleston, suggesting that shooting dogs in streets is normal.
Humans claiming to love their pets
while “putting them down” and “neutering” them and buying and selling
them is as hypocritical as humans claiming not to be racist.
But hypocrites “humanely” cough far
more cash to the NSPCA than they chuck to the NAACP.
“Oh, give me a home, where the
buffalo roam,” sing patriots of the “manifest destiny” as they destroy
forests to build their homes at the tops of “purple mountains’ majesty,”
and they destroy more to save them from forest fires.
And humans say humans behaving as no
dumb animal would or could are “beastly.
We’re the least reasonable species.
And we kill more of our own
species than does any other species, and people claiming to believe in
Jesus and loving neighbors and turning the other cheek are at the head
of the human pack in that, and they call people trying to defend
Pulling dogs’ legs
25 June 2015
Obama said “nigger,” as I and
many others say “nigger,” whether or not we’re calling anyone a nigger,
and the Obama lynch mob is quoting him with no quotation marks around
“nigger,” proving that all elements of language matter.
Another example of language mattering
is people ignoring that few Islamic people are terrorists to use the
phrase “Islamic terrorism” to refer to people falsely claiming to be
Obama’s speaking English accurately
while other people try to euphemize problems beneath bigotry they claim
to proscribe while bickering along with Bubba Bill about what “is is.”
We the people are out of
And one indication and cause of that is
commercials ranging from Pfizer telling us to be “all Advil” to Liberty
Mutual offering to insure us against irresponsibility with the back side
of the Statue of Liberty in the background while another is that the kid
who killed the nine people in their church in South Carolina published
his hate manifesto on his World Wide Web domain he named for the
colonist who endowed the Rhodes scholarship.
“LastRhodesian.com” could refer to
But Obama also says “is is,”
between verbs of sentences and noun clause acting as predicate
nominatives of the sentences, when but one “is” is necessary.
That shows what the departure of
“common core” from United States education has done to our language in
the last past half century.
But Obama’s language, in his
second-term presidential flexibility, speaks straight to our problems
while others’ evades them.
24 June 2015
People thinking Jesus spoke as
does Al Sharpton or as does any megachurch or papal preacher are as
unreasonably irrational as people thinking Jesus avenged himself against
a fig tree that had no figs when he was hungry.
They’re like disciples
forgetting he fed five thousand followers with five loaves of bread and
two fish and thinking his warning against the leaven of the Pharisees
referred to their not having any bread with them.
They’re like the apostles of the
Pharisee Saul of Tarsus calling themselves Christians.
They’re too lazy to read the Bible
But they call it the word of God.
Down the river
23 June 2015
Sunday on the American Broadcast
Company’s This Week talk show’s “roundtable,” one pundit for the party
of Jefferson Davis said the forgiveness of the congregation of
Charleston’s African Methodist Episcopal church shows that we the people
of the United States have “overcome” what killed members of their
congregation, and another of them said that one thing she “loves” about
“the African American community” is how it “comes together in faith.”
And another, a Jewish “human resources
coordinator” for a homeless shelter in Boston, once told me she loves
African Americans because they have “such nice southern accents.”
All those people showed the creeping
crassness of prejudice.
The south is sinking again and
dragging the union with it.
Every popular genre of music native to
“the land of the free” originated in New Orleans.
But New Orleans’ last remnant of that
history is Preservation Hall, a nonprofit organization of old guys
playing jazz in a small room a half block from Bourbon Street, which Las
Vegas franchise “gentlemen’s club” now dominate.
And most of the venues on the other
streets of the French quarter are now sports bars with poker machines.
The music there has died.
And consider Heehaw Hillary’s
bobbling her head to her lip service to equal rights.
She stepped a little back from standing
by Bubba Bill last week, by calling Obama the first black president
after decades of calling William Jefferson Clinton that, but she’s still
cackling off questions.
And so those pundits at that
“roundtable” stand by her.
22 June 2015
Obama correctly pointed out
that, except killing by governments or in defense against governments,
the United States has more mass murders than has any other nation.
And Rand Paul agreed with him, but
Obama blamed it on lawful availability of firearms while Paul blamed it
on not knowing “where salvation comes from,” and others also blame
particular components of particular killings for the whole horrible
Racism and atheism and legality of
weapons are symptoms and not the cause of the homicidal mania that has
people looking for any means or excuse to kill anyone any way they can.
Our mass media create a forum
“Abstraction” etymologically refers to
being out of touch, mass media “expert” pundits are affluent people with
affluent friends, while homicidal maniacs are relatively affluent people
with few friends.
Their association is mainly with the
mass media, and mass media reporters report sensational insanity because
it entertains insensitive people, and the friendless seek that
The solution is that all of us
accept responsibility, and responsibility isn’t purveying private
agenda, either commercial or religious or political.
That’s only more of the discriminatory
bigotry that keeps maniacs out of touch.
It’s only more abstraction.
21 June 2015
Part of “the glory that was
Greece” is a temple to the Greek god of the seas on a promontory
pointing between what we call the Mediterranean Sea and what we call the
Whether or not Poseidon or geographers
can see the difference between those two seas, I could see no line or
difference in color or waves or any other difference between them, as I
sat at that temple on that promontory.
A basic premise of the two most popular
oriental religions is that all differences are illusion while a basic
premise of the two most popular occidental religions is that bigotry is
“Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never
the twain shall meet, till Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great
Judgement Seat; But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed,
nor Birth, When two strong men stand face to face, tho’ they come from
the ends of the earth!” said Rudyard Kipling.
Kipling’s birth was in India, and his
death was in England after years in the United States with his wife, who
was from Vermont.
But people tend to ignore what follows
“never the twain shall meet.”
And both Chinese people American people tend
to ignore that the words “yin” and “yang” originally referred to the
shady and sunny sides of a mountain and to treat them as polar as though
the two sides aren’t of the same mountain and must get along together.
Confucius and Laozi say that, and
Confucius points it out in his commentary on the Yi Jing, the change
But the Yi Jing elaborately polarizes
yin and yang.
20 June 2015
Consider this United States
The United States government permitted
slavery until 1864 and prohibited women from voting in national
elections until 1920 and until 1924 prohibited ancestors of the people
who inhabited the “land of the free” when Europeans invaded and
colonized it from being citizens of the United States and called them
Indians in the act.
And we the people still deny the
Declaration of Independence.
It’s a language problem.
The Declaration of Independence says, “We hold
these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that
they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that
among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness,” but we say
that some men aren’t men and that the rights of the mothers of men are
We hold ourselves independent of our
What’s evident is that we hold
ourselves superior to others’ selves every chance we get.
Egocentrism, sexism, racism;
geocentrism, anthropocentrism, nationalism; partisanship, sectarianism,
That is, what’s evident to reasonably
rational people is that we humans claiming to be superior to dumb
animals habitually pervert our own words, to convince ourselves that we
have an unalienable right to do anything we wish.
19 June 2015
Crazier than the white woman who
talked the Spokane chapter of the NCAAP into thinking she was African
American and making her its President are the “liberal” pundits who
coined the phrase “transracial” to defend her reaction to her parents.
Mental health professionals tend to be
liberal, but competent mental health professionals would suggest that
the woman reacted against her parents’ adopting four black children in
ways many children react against the arrival of younger siblings.
They tend to resent their parents’
attention to the younger siblings and to emulate their differences.
If Rachel Dolezal is
transracial, Michael Jackson was transracial for a more rational reason,
to compete in a market that’s mostly white.
But the term “transracial” ordinarily
refers to what Dolozel’s parents did with the children they adopted and
not to her desperation.
It refers to welcoming another race and
not to wishing to be of it.
And youngest sibling Michael Jackson made himself
different from his siblings.
Dallas buyers club
18 June 2015
Humans are crazy, and a recent
example of human insanity is the calls to kill the lion who reached
through a car window and killed a woman trying to take a picture of her,
and another example is humans in helicopters trying to shoot sharks for
attacking human swimmers, while humans have laws permitting killing each
other, if they invade each other’s homes.
And humans wonder why a human killed a
human who took humanity to the brink of nuclear destruction to make
another human blink.
Anyway here’s my
No way will I vote for Tea Party Ted or
Dingdong Donald or Hypocrite Huckabee or Sanctimonious Santorum or
Grievous Graham or Frantic Fiorina or Creepy Carter or Cubio Rubio.
And no way will I vote for Soapy
Sanders or Heehaw Hillary.
And I’d vote for Jeb Bush, against anyone else now running
and against Elizabeth Warren, but I’d rather vote for Condoleezza Rice.
Sky, pie, lie
17 June 2015
My father bought my family’s
first television the year of the Sputnik, and we didn’t have a telephone
until after he died three months before the first Kennedy assassination,
but I’ve had my own domain on the World Wide Web longer than any one I
know has had e-mail.
My reasons for welcoming the
information technology explosion are that I always value efficient and
efficient tools and that curiosity has driven me through all of my life.
The opposite of that is
My father, watching news reports of the
Sputnik on television, asked me whether I believed them.
I didn’t understand his question, and
when I bought a computer running Windows 95 I told one of my sisters
that nearly all of us would have a computer and be on the World Wide Web
within ten years, and she said she never would.
But a year later she had a computer.
And she put it on the Web.
But she’s a “born again
Christian” who hasn’t bothered to read the Bible and uses her computer
only to keep in touch with her family and friends.
The World Wide Web, by dynamically
diminishing the validity of any rationalization of any excuse for
ignorance, dynamically has diminished the validity of any
rationalization for bigotry.
But bigots are using the Web
dynamically to increase their dissemination of their ignorant bigotry.
From a distance
16 June 2015
Heehaw Hillary, in the rally
“relaunching” her campaign to be President, said her hair won’t turn
gray in the Whitehouse.
She said that after pointing out that
Bubba Bill’s hair is gray and before saying the reason hers won’t gray
is that she’s colored it for years.
Remember that she stood by Bubba’s
questioning what is is, and that feminists rejected Elizabeth Dole for
her makeup and facelifts, and understand people not trusting her.
And next try using modern
technology to understand rather than to ignore.
In our homes and in bars we can access
the World Wide Web and learn both what candidates have said and what
I paid less than a hundred dollars for
an electronic keyboard that’s teaching me piano more effectively than my
college piano teacher did, but I appreciate the spinet at Charles de
Gaulle airport, for the freedom of children.
Sunday Lindsey Graham said that
Rand Paul is the only Republican candidate for the presidency who
wouldn’t more effectively deal with ISIS than is Barrack Obama.
Graham’s military service was in the
Air Force, and the Air Force doesn’t put boots on the ground but kills
from a distance, and he was a JAG officer.
Graham is no more credible than Paul or
Sanders or Cruz or Heehaw.
Consider pianist Condoleezza Rice.
15 June 2015
Heehaw Hillary isn’t a statesperson, but she plays one on
TV by refraining from cackling while she makes Lindsay Graham faces
while talking about foreign policy, while Bubba Bill tags along
impersonating a genial codger giving her about as much support as he
gave Monica Lewinski.
And Cackle Clinton also allied
herself with the Obama lynch mob by remaining moot regarding the free
trade bill Friday.
Pelosi at least gave some lip service
support to that bill that fits both conservative and progressive
But Pelosi also bailed when the chips
For an accurate indication of the lack of political
difference between the Party of Jefferson Davis calling itself
democratic and the Tea Party calling itself republican look at the
demographics of the children present when Pelosi claimed the gavel for
the House of Representatives.
Facing facetious facts
14 June 2015
In the twentieth-century United
States civil rights movements, the rioting began in the 1960’ and
continued into the 1970’s when mass media tried to heal the wounds by
sitcoms pointing to problems, but since the seventies mass media have
called explicit representation of the problem politically incorrect.
And now we’re in the middle of a result
of that massive effort to sweep the problem under the rug.
Cops can kill for fun.
And, by negligence, mental
health professionals are part of the problem.
Mass media are reporting that those two
murderers who escaped from that New York prison had help from a prison
Prisons employ mental health
professionals, and mental health professionals learn in school that
sociopaths are charming, and so all prison employees should receive
training warning them not to let convicts bamboozle them.
And, if mass media were to point
that out in news stories and in sitcoms, we the people of the United
States and our legislators and justices might change the law to
recognize that sociopaths are insane while knowing they’re wrong.
if many of us the people weren’t sociopathic, mass media couldn’t have
profited by presenting Peewee Herman to our children.
And the Roman Catholic Church couldn’t
call pedophiles priests.
13 June 2015
The McKinney cop’s attorney said
he “allowed his emotions to get the better of him.”
Such absurdity may be a responsibility
of a defense attorney, but fact is that people’s character determines
their emotions, not the other way around.
Neither “mob mentality” nor “peer
pressure” relieves responsibility for reasoning.
Intellect is the ability to
understand relationships and differences.
The opposite of that is seeking
fragments of information agreeing with one’s prejudices but ignoring
information different but relevant.
The word “pharisaical” has come to
refer to that, and a way to be pharisaical is to refuse to watch mass
media news because it may pharisaically lean against one’s own
pharisaical leanings and require some reasoning.
Yes, for commercial and political reasons, mass media
“news” is ordinarily pharisaical, and many pharisaical people play into
that by watching only TV networks they’ve learned to expect to agree
with them, but we can spread our attention across the networks and cross
check reports with other sources.
The leisure class
12 June 2015
In its beginning, Boston was a
Puritan colony whose citizens hanged a woman on Boston Common, for not
quaking from being a Quaker.
Now, Boston is a bastion of
“liberalism,” which promotes women’s rights and separation of church and
But, also now, segregation thrives from
South Boston to the North End.
Italians dominate the North End while Irish dominate South
Boston while African Americans dominate Dorchester and Roxbury while
yuppies dominate the South End and the Back Bay while old money
dominates Beacon Hill.
And Bostonians show their feeling for their neighbors by
reserving neighborhood parking spaces by putting furniture in them.
Choosing to steal
11 June 2015
The Pharisee Saul of Tarsus
directed the writing of the New Testament in Greek long after the
Most of it is his epistles, and his
Greek scribe Lucas wrote the Gospel According to Luke, and also the book
That explains the New Testament use of
the Greek word “christ” to refer to Jesus, and it may explain why the
Gospels quote Jesus as though he contradicted himself and why they refer
to the Old Testament prophesies of a Messiah saving Israel from enemies
as though they refer to Jesus saving people from death, to subordinate
doctrine of Jesus to doctrine of the Pharisees.
In Acts Luke introduces the
story that Saul “saw the light on the road to Damascus” and repented his
Pharisaical doctrine in favor of Jesus and changed his name to Paul to
indicate his repentance.
And also in Acts Luke says God killed a
husband and wife for not turning over to Peter all of their proceeds
from selling some property, and he acted as a scribe for Paul’s First
Epistle to the Corinthians, which is mainly an effort to excuse Luke’s
having solicited funds from them.
And, several times in the New
Testament, Paul capitalizes on being a Pharisee as he does on being a
Perhaps the most egregious
assertion that Jesus contradicted himself is Matthew’s Gospel saying
Jesus said that he didn’t come to bring peace but to bring a sword.
Luke’s Gospel doesn’t say he came to
bring a sword, but it says he said he didn’t come for peace but to
divide people against one another, essentially defining the word
Luke’s Gospel also says Jesus said the
kingdom of God is within you, essentially paraphrasing the Hindu notion
that the Atman is Brahman, but Luke isn’t likely to have understood
How to remember the
10 June 2015
We use the word “conservative”
to refer people trying to conserve the cycle of vengeance and domination
of other humans and other species that the Torah says is our “God-given
And we use the word “progressive” to
refer to people calling that stuff closure and liberality to conserve it
while progressing on to behavior more libertine.
The main difference is that
progressives don’t try to blame their hedonism on God.
But place the Patriots Act in
People can desire privacy for many
reasons, one being to avoid criminal prosecution and another being to
avoid employment discrimination, against behavior not criminal.
“Conservatives” promote the Patriots
Act for the first reason while “progressives” denigrate it for the
But now Hastert.
If we had faith in humanity, we’d
recognize that the truth can make us free, not because Jesus said so but
because understanding each other helps us help each other and guide each
other and find happiness together.
Hastert only lies.
Who’s looking, at you,
9 June 2015
The phrase “ISIS sympathizer” is
The wackos who try to emulate ISIS
sympathize with nothing and no one.
They latch onto ISIS only to try to
legitimize their insanity or to try to be less lonely than they are.
And the phrase “lone wolf” indicates
that fact to sympathetic people.
Consider the words “desperate” and
People are saying American
Pharoah proved that, if a great horse has a great jockey and a great
trainer, he or she can win the Triple Crown.
In 2002, War Emblem, with American
Pharoah’s jockey and trainer, won both the Derby and the Preakness by
more lengths than did American Pharoah, but he “stumbled” nearly to his
knees at the Belmont’s gate and finished eighth, and his owner died of a
heart attack, a few months later.
His owner was an Islamic Arab, and
American Pharoah’s owner is a Judaic Egyptian who misspelled “pharaoh,”
and 2002 was the first Triple Crown after 9/11.
See the movie Casablanca.
Its story involves the complexity of
humanity from sex to war with vice and intrigue in between.
And the facts that it’s fiction and
that mass media were able to make a fortune selling to us and still are
indicate the principal problem of humanity.
Our emotions condemn our intellect to
Play it again.
Parlaying predatory prayer
- 8 June 2015
Ask yourself why the “religious
right” preaches “capital punishment” and “hunting” and says guns are a
Of course the answer is that the
Judeo-Christian tradition began with the Torah, which says that we
should avenge any harm to us and that man has dominion over the beasts,
and deifies what Moses did to the Midianites for bigotry before what
Joshua did to Jericho for land.
But then ask why the “religious right”
claims belief in the preeminence of Jesus, while ignoring what the
Gospels say he said about neighbors and sparrows, and lilies of the
field while it tries to eradicate dandelions.
And, after asking those
questions, ask why the Baltimore Police Commissioner blamed the looting
of drugstores in response to the murder of Freddie Gray for an increase
in drug abuse in Baltimore.
Consider how drug addiction works and
the population of Baltimore and the pervasiveness of drug abuse in that
population before the murder and ask how significant is that temporary
and relatively small increase in supply.
That claim is also is a function of the
notion that God prefers some of his creation to others of it.
Few of us humans live up to what
we say makes us superior to dumb animals.
Few of us are what we call humane, and
most of us use our ability to reason to irrationally rationalize, to
talk ourselves into doing whatever we wish to do despite our own
But the craziest part of it is that we
do it in the name of God, that we blame God for our murderous hatred and
greed, while we claim to believe God good.
Touting cheap talk
7 June 2015
How about those Duggar
“But whosoever shall offend one of
these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a
millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the
depth of the sea,” Matthew 18:6 says Jesus said.
Yes, the Gospels also say that he said
we should forgive people seventy times seventy times, if they repent.
But the Duggars mealy mouth minute by
Christianity has been commercial
since Luke said God killed a husband and wife for not handing over to
Peter all their proceeds from selling a property.
And Christians have emulated the
arrogant greed of Isael’s claim that God ordered them to kill others of
God’s creation for land at least since the crusades.
It’s Elmer Gantryism.
I’m thinking of my sister who calls herself a born again
Christian and brags about her diseases and her visits to doctors and her
popping of pain killers as though she’s a martyr to her having too
little faith to make herself whole.
Just who do you think
6 June 2015
“Is America turning into a
nation where people focus mainly on themselves?” asked Fox News The Five
Dana Perino, preening the answer.
Perino, who was Whitehouse spokesperson
for the second President Bush before joining that Fox News farce, is the
epitome of factious egocentrism.
But that’s the opposite of focusing on
oneself, because it requires denying that oneself knows better, making
it effectually self-denial.
And Caitlin Jenner and the Joker
killer are other indications of the answer.
Jenner could have appeared as she does
now before the surgery.
And the Joker killer, in his long
interview with the mental health professional for the trial, obviously
indicated that his motive was to feel.
That defines “sociopathic,” lacking
feeling driving persons to seek feeling, desperately.
And de facto that also defines the
behavior we call extreme sports.
And it may also answer the
question of who killed Norma Jean.
Norma Jean Baker changed her name to
Marilyn Monroe to be a movie star and marry a baseball player and a
playwright and her acting teacher and jump into bed with a President of
the United States.
Norma Jean killed herself, with the
willing help of countless people claiming to love her, as Pete Seeger
suggested in his song in which he asked us that.
6 June 2015
We the people of the United
States are the freest and otherwise wealthiest people on Earth, and yet
our children kill themselves and each other more than do the children of
any other nation, and more of us are in prison.
Muslims kill themselves and others all
over Earth because Christians and Jews make them suffer for the
holocaust and for not being Christians or Jews.
But the affluent majority spawns most
mass murderers here.
I think the reason is parental
We the people of the United States also
send more of our children to day care centers.
We relinquish responsibility for them
to employees of commercial operations and blame their despair on video
Kid’s in Afghanistan, with war in the yards of their mud
huts, don’t do that.
Why we take Kim Jong
4 June 2015
CNN said Monday that a “wiring
problem” may make the United States’ missile defense system ineffectual.
One question is how CNN knows, and
another question is to what extent the system is ineffectual, but the
main question is why CNN terrorizes us with such incomplete reporting.
Its tack is that of the drug companies
And another question is why it
hires “former” CIA operatives to terrorize us.
Anyone who has ever requested CIA
employment knows that the CIA proscribes its operatives from publicizing
their affiliation with the CIA.
So those guys, if they ever worked for
the CIA, must now be counterintelligence operatives for the CIA with CNN
I’m sorry for the SEAL’s CNN and
the CIA swore to secrecy for Panetta’s Abbottabad bin Laden hoax.
My United States government
intelligence experience tells me that the Ayatollah Khomeini was correct
in his assertion that the United States embassy in Tehran, like all U.S.
embassies, was a nest of spies.
So, apparently, is CNN.
3 June 2015
Clinton challenger Bernie
Sanders may be like Bubba Bill if not like Heehaw Hillary.
He published an essay saying that men
fantasize about “a woman on her knees, a woman tied up, a woman abused,”
and that women fantasize “being raped by 3 men simultaneously.”
He tried to excuse that by saying he
wrote it 43 years ago, but 43 years ago he was 31 years old and running
for political office, bidding to be a United States Senator and a
Someone once told me he hadn’t
read War and Peace because he reads for entertainment.
So do I, but what entertains me is
learning truth that might set us free, not swallowing hogwash or soap.
Bernie Sanders conspicuously spews
both, and so do Bubba Bill and Heehaw Hillary, questioning what is is.
Abraham Maslow said we rise from
needing sex to needing ethics.
Apparently some of us sink from needing
sex to demanding perversion.
But none of us need that.
The means unnecessary
2 June 2015
The Bible says Israel divided
itself into kingdoms of Judah and Israel.
History says Ireland divided itself,
ostensibly partly to preserve the differences between Roman Catholics
and Protestants, factions of Christianity.
Now pundits are preaching that Iraq,
which we call the cradle of civilization, should divide itself by
separating itself into a nation of Sunni Muslims and a nation of Shiite
“Through desire a man, having separated
himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom,” says Proverbs 18:1.
“And if a house be divided against
itself, that house cannot stand,” says Mark 3:25.
Another division was the United
States Civil War, and an extension of that division was the United
States civil rights movement that resulted in the Civil Rights Act, a
And that movement had a division in it,
between Black Muslim Malcolm X and Baptist preacher Martin Luther King,
And Judaism drove that wedge.
And, like the “crusades,” the “war on terror” is
Christians fighting Muslims over Israel.
1 June 2015
Being a United States Army
veteran of Vietnam and Afghanistan with a 50 percent disability rating
from the Department of Veterans Affairs, and being a Hindu Buddhist
Taoist who has reason to believe that Jesus correctly said my faith can
make me whole, I leave my healthcare to the V.A. rather than spending my
fiscal livelihood on expensive second opinions.
And the only problem I have with the
V.A. is that each time I go for my annual pit stop my doctor’s nurse
asks me whether I have any desire to harm myself or others.
The V.A. is a government service for a
government service of harming others.
Thinking of ISIS and My Lai, I
wonder what the difference is, and I think it’s only a matter of scale.
ISIS is an organization of homicidal
maniacs trying to excuse their killing by saying it’s for the greater
good, that they follow their leaders because their leaders know what
good is greater, but that’s the opposite of integrity.
Note that Johanne of Domremy led
cavalry charges but never killed anyone herself.
Memorial Day, before the Monday holiday law, was the day
people like those murderous leaders and followers burned to death that
Just whom do you think
31 May 2015
In his Joker journal, that wacko
who killed those people in that movie theatre in Colorado asked why, why
life and why death and why anything.
Throughout history people have asked
that, but other people have responded by trying to figure out, by
reading and thinking and generally experiencing life.
They might ask why that guy thought he
could answer that question by killing other people but not himself.
He also said in his “Composition
Book” that his mind is real but not his body.
The Gospels say Jesus said that, and
the Diamond Sutra says the Buddha said that, but both Jesus and the
Buddha said that the appropriate response is to keep one’s mind
said both that the kingdom of God is within you and that loving your
neighbor is like loving God after the Buddha said charity is the path
But that joker is normal.
He emulated a movie as other people
It’s like sports fans donning shirts
with sports players’ names and numbers on them.
We prove our lack of belief in
ourselves by using our minds to imagine we’re other people’s selves.
Hindus say that each individual self is
the universal self, that the universal self is God, who is everything.
But most of us insist on separating
So we kill.
Brimstone Corner of
30 May 2015
Think about FIFA, the
Internationale de Football Association,
and ask yourself why its corruption surprises anyone.
It’s sports, money ball, part of the
international institution that has couch potatoes suffering people like
Vick and Rice and Simpson and Brady for the sake of their ignorant
It’s normal humanity, worshiping mammon
by way of betting pools in bars, ordinary popular hypocrisy.
The question is why it’s
popular, and part of the answer is that identifying with “winners” is a
way of feeling better about our miserable selves, however cheap and
But another part is that mass media
take advantage of that cheapness and phoniness by promoting more of it
to help them sell advertising to other cheap phony beggars.
And the cheapness stops when they
deploy such ploys to foster wars in the name of religion.
Remember the Kingston Trio.
They, in the sixties, when other
folksingers were protesting war, protested a ploy to increase mass
transit revenue in Boston by assessing fares not only to ride but to
stop riding, and now Boston is capitalizing on that by naming its
electronic fare cards for that song.
Questions in that are how audacious
that is and how ignorant the people in that bastion of “liberalism” must
be to suffer it.