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Playing us again - 22 February 2017

Define “intelligence.”  What some people call it is telling us that South Korea’s government had two women kill a half-brother of North Korea’s “supreme leader” in Malaysia while he was trying to fly to Tokyo’s Disneyland.  The guy was no friend of the “supreme leader,” and the “supreme leader” was no friend of South Korea, and Malaysia is famous for killing people by losing them after boarding flights.

But that’s typical of the mass media that put Herr Drumpf’s “reality” into the Whitehouse, the mass media that’s now complaining about his firing Fake News Flynn after complaining about his hiring him, the mass media that’s complaining about his complaining about their behaving as he does.

In 1973, the year a Nixon administration counterintelligence operation ended the Afghan monarchy, I knew a Lebanese spy who owned the only bowling alley in Afghanistan.

 

“V” for “winning” - 21 February 2017

The basic premise of Judaism is that God preferred Noah before preferring Noah’s son Shem before preferring Shem’s descendent Abraham before preferring Abraham’s son Isaac before preferring Isaac’s son Jacob before preferring Jacob’s son Judah, and the basic premise of Christianity is that God promised eternal life to all humans believing that Jesus descended from Judah and is king of all descendants of Jacob and believing the bigotry of Judaism, and the basic premise of Islam is that an angel affirmed all that to Mohammed.  But Christians and Jews have been rejecting that submission and trying to kill Muslims for fifteen centuries.  They began while Mohammed was conveying it.

And now Herr Drumpf’s lies are leading that murderous rejection.  His wife, at that campaign rally for him in Florida Saturday during which he ranted as Hitler did, recited the Lord’s Prayer and promised that he’ll “create America.”  And he began his speech that followed her speech by saying he hadn’t known she’d recite the Lord’s Prayer.

If Hitler was evil, Herr Drumpf is evil, if only by promising to recreate the United States.

 

How Eric Bolling cashes in - 20 February 2017

Propaganda Putin and Yahoo Netanyahu conspicuously recognize that Herr Drumpf is a consumerist buffoon.  Putin is plainly playing him, and Netanyahu played him in that press conference by referring to his book The Art of the Deal, and by lying about what a Jew is.  He said Jews are people from Judaea, as though they aren’t descendant of Judah, who died generations before Israelites stole the land of Judaea from Jebusites.

But the mass consumerist media are riding Herr Drumpf’s consumerist bandwagon by such as calling the United States Intelligence agencies vindictive.  And CNN’s Jive Jake Turkey Tapper and MSNBC’s Cheap Chuck Trivial Todd are leading that meeting of the press.  And both. being Judaic,have an interest in supporting Yahoo Netanyahu’s lies.

And Herr Drumpf is distracting from that, by destroying the brand of his TV “reality show” by his buffoonery and trying to blame Arnold Schwarzenegger for suffering from it, and by such as helping the media accuse the CIA of picking on him personally.

 

Blowing and inflating - 19 February 2017

“I hope I didn’t screw up your tape recorders?” said the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, when he bumped something on his bully pulpit while he was unreasonably rationalizing tea party protectionism.  Conservatives shouldn’t conserve tape recorders, but they could well conserve the laissez-faire economics that motivated the Boston tea party, and gave Ryan his reputation.  He needs to conserve himself.

He said we should tax products at the border on the basis of their point of sale and not on the basis of their point of production.  And he rationalized that opinion by saying that the governments of most nations agree with him and that the few that don’t are our enemies.  Fact is that most nations, enemies of ours or not, are poorer than ours.

Ryan, since he faked unwillingness to be Speaker of the House, has campaigned to be President.  He needs tea party support for that, and so he’s compromised his integrity as Bubba Bill compromised what “is” is, faking fostering women’s rights.  Flopping. 

 

Wishing and wanting - 18 February 2017

In 1972, Kabul had one department store, and no war.  In 1973, a Nixon administration counterintelligence operation ended the Afghan monarchy, to permit a Soviet puppet government to behave as Herr Drumpf does.  The purpose was to let the Soviets make Afghanistan the Russian’s Vietnam, to destabilize the Soviet government to step it toward losing the Cold War by self-destructing, and now Kabul has malls and our war.

In 1972 the people of Kabul set their watches when an old man fired a cannon on a wall the people of Kabul built to keep out Genghis Khan.  Genghis Khan crossed the wall and killed about as many Afghans as Truman killed with two nuclear weapons in Japan.  But Genghis Khan found nothing there he wanted and moved on to other conquering.

That old cannon is now lying in dirt on the wall, but the United States Army has now been in Afghanistan longer than was Genghis Khan, and it and the Afghan insurgency that calls itself the Taliban are killing one another with far more explosive weapons.

 

Nests of spies - 17 February 2017

Putting Jared Kushner in charge of the relationship between the United States and Israel is like putting the fox in charge of the chicken coop.  Expecting Judaic Jared to push Yahoo Netanyahu to abandon is internationally illegal expansion onto Palestinian land is like expecting Herr Drumpf to abandon his anti-Semitic policies against Islam.  We must recognize that Herr Drumpf is the Ayatollah Khomeini of the United States.

But, if he controls the Central Intelligence agency as law permits him to do, mass media aren’t likely to help us do that.  Each cable news network employees CIA analysts it calls former CIA analysts and current correspondents.  The CIA, essentially making analysts perpetual CIA employees, swears them to silence from the beginning.

The reason Flynn is a loose cannon is that he didn’t work for the CIA.  He worked for the Defense Intelligence agency, and the main mission of the DIA is to distract attention from the CIA, essentially to act as a decoy.  Much of it is like Chelsea Manning.

 

A little help from friends - 16 February 2017

Herr Drumpf Super PAC’s are running more campaign advertisements for him now than before he “won” the Presidency.  That victory for his asininity was mostly by way of inane reporting and arguing by media and government pundits, alleviating him from his need to campaign commercially, by doing what they do worst.  So, considering their continuing to do that, a question is why the Super PAC’s feel the need to advertise now.

Another Herr Drumpf question is how many Facebook friends who don’t like him share posts of their friends saying why they don’t.  People who say they don’t care about politics perhaps don’t know that politics determine how our government determines our general welfare.  Not being a Herr Drumpf Twitter follower, I don’t know if people retweet tweets, but we can see that our mass media retweet them to our TV screens.

During my two years of homelessness to see how the homeless live, I managed to earn enough cash by doing short term work to buy a pickup truck and build a roof over its bed, to sleep there.  The roof was in the shape of a gable, and I painted Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs onto its back triangle, and I still question whether esteem differs from self-actualization.  Clearly Herr Drumpf is extremely lacking in self-esteem.

 

Assumption of presumption - 15 February 2017

One difference between Malcolm X and Herr Drumpf is that Malcolm X protested against oppression.  Herr Drumpf is presiding for oppression while people like Malcolm X are protesting against him.  And another difference is that Malcolm X didn’t say that killing was a means necessary.

Herr Drumpf said we should “bomb the shit out them.”  He was referring to ISIS but with no regard for the fact that ISIS is operating among civilians whom ISIS is oppressing.  And he’s refusing those civilians refuge in the United States.

But the bottom line is that Herr Drumpf is working toward dragging the United States and dozens of other nations into terror that’ll exceed the nightmare of the 1960’s.

 

Insanely selective disservice - 14 February 2017

Herr Drumpf and Pandering Pence are like Captain Medina and Lieutenant Calley.  Herr Drumpf is promoting doing to Muslims what Medina ordered Calley to do to the Vietnamese at My Lai, and Pandering Pence is standing by him “100 percent.”  And further Irony is in that Herr Drumpf’s pseudonym begins as did the name of the President who killed 100,000 civilians of a nation Herr Drumpf’s said he stands behind.

And his most overt Republican opposition is Creepy Carly’s campaigning to replace him, while his most overt Democratic opposition is Sham Schumer’s faking tears against his anti-Semitism, and Herr Drumpf’s fake support for Japan has drawn a Korean fly.

Herr Drumpf is competing with Kim Jong Un to be the most supremely asinine leader.

 

Why is Montmartre a Muslim neighborhood? - 13 February 2017

One of the anti-Judaic notions Hitler rants in Mein Kampf is that Jews extend their influence and their racial base by permitting Jewish women to marry gentiles but maintain their racial purity by proscribing Jewish men from marrying gentiles.

Extreme or not, note that the Torah says that Moses reacted to an Israelite man bringing a Midianite woman to the temple by ordering the slaughter of all the Midianites.  And CNN’s Judaic female Chief Political Correspondent married CNN’s Roman Catholic male Chief National Correspondent, and separated from him the year after the birth of their son, after he conversed to the Judaic religion.  That’s Herr Drumpf Islam.

And note that the Torah says the tribe of Judah descended from Judah’s thinking his daughter in law was a prostitute and hiring her.  And note that Judaic scriptural prophesies frequently call Israel a harlot.  All that’s in the Bible.

 

The slick and the slack - 12 February 2017

Herr Drumpf, ignorant and arrogant, hypocritical and hateful, crass and cruel, isn’t credible.  “Believe me,” his trademark phrase, is an injunction no credible person needs, as trustworthy people don’t tell people to trust them, as loving people don’t say they love “very much.”  And, if those shoes fit his supporters, they probably wear them publicly.

But the horror is in how few people notice that they do.  And the reason is that many people who don’t support Herr Drumpf, and especially the “liberal” media and government pundits decrying him, are the same.  We should weep for our democracy.

We’ve become a confidence game.  Capitalizing on human labor before labor unions wasn’t as decadent as is Herr Drumpf.  The United States are declining as did Rome.

 

Grabbing at the crass ring - 11 February 2017

Media and government pundits are saying that Propaganda Putin is poisoning people.  Whether or not he is, and whether or not they have reason to believe he is, a pertinent question is why the same pundits indicated no concern for the conspicuous evidence and motive of Yahoo Netanyahu’s poisoning Yasser Arafat.  But such has become the normal spin of the Blitzer/Tapper/Bash “most trusted name” in spinning the plain facts.

We have Herr Drumpf supporters calling people complaining of his hatefulness hateful, and we have people calling Israel’s murdering and otherwise removing from their homes Semitic Arabs anti-Semitic, and we have our “fourth estate” abdicating its responsibility to the first and most important amendment to the United States Constitution.

Appropriately but ironically, CNN’s Kate Bolduan was in a vampire costume when she reported the appointment of Jefferson Beauregard Sessions to suck blood from our Department of Justice, over the dead body of Coretta Scott King.

 

Charming cobras in the square - 10 February 2017

MSNBC’s Cheap Chuck Trivial Todd and Cutie Katy Trivial Tur are at the head of the line for deprecating Herr Drumpf by emulating his inanity.  Our main marketplace is now electronic, with our televisions and telephones telling us what we can buy in brick and mortar stores, when we trouble to try that.  And much of what we see by means of both media fails the test of truth in advertising that tried to prohibit promises of snake oil.

Our national debt is because of people refusing to accept responsibility for their living.  It pays for unemployment benefits and Hillamneycare, for our various prescription and non-prescription drug additions and for the NFL, and for our smartphones we use to advertise our ignorance.  And we’re asking a casino developer to bail us out.

Originally, the word “competition” meant walking together, not building walls.  And, if the people of China own us, they paid for us by working for low wages to lower our prices at Walmart.  Trade deficits are because of standard of living deficits.

 

And your point? - 9 February 2017

The problem with Herr Drumpf’s saying that both the United States’ government and Russia’s government kills isn’t what it says of the United States or Russia but what it says of him.  Apparently he has no problem with murderous thuggery, and that gives credibility to the notion that he sympathizes with the Ku Klux Klan, and it explains his general approach to international relations.  And he’s doing nothing for any economy.

His economy improvements are relatively meager and probably temporary, and the recent stock market fluctuations are competent analysts cashing out to dilettantes according their purchases with his empty promises, and his real estate investments are but one tiny segment of the innumerable kinds of business that trade on Wall Street.

He feeds the ignorant xenophobic insanity that has people saying that the people of China both eat dogs and pay millions of dollars for them.  And part of the problem with that is that media and government pundits pander to its popularity.  It’s a nightmare.

 

Diamond District and Diamond Sutra - 8 February 2017

The problem with requiring children to recite the Pledge of Allegiance isn’t that doing that would offend “liberals” but that it would offend the children who don’t think of God in the same way that Jews or Christians or Muslims do.  And the reason letting those children choose not to recite it with the others isn’t the solution is how the other children would react.  Their parents call Hindus and Buddhists and Daoists of any age pagans.

But it’s all both bigotry and hypocrisy.  Our Declaration of Independence says our creator endowed us with our rights, and our government inscribes on our monuments to Mammon that we trust in God, and we have a national prayer breakfast and a national cathedral.  And the word “bigot” originated from Old English words meaning by God.

So, say it ain’t so, Joe.  Now pundits precede their punditry with the word “so.”  The most recent previous fad of that sort was repeating the word “is” before the word “that” in subordinate clauses.  So, perhaps, they don’t know what “is” is.   Illiteracy rages.

 

Al Quaraouiyine University - 7 February 2017

Why, after she “won” the Nobel Peace prize, do people continue to ignore that Malala is Islamic?  Herr Drumpf’s Muslim ban wouldn’t ban her, because she’s not from one of the seven nations he’s specified, but be sure that he didn’t consider that!  And Islamophobic pundits are saying he should have included Pakistan in his ban, and neither are they pointing out that she’s from Pakistan, or recognizing that she’s Islamic.

And Herr Drumpf and those pundits continue to ignore the plain reasoning of Obama’s refusal to call terrorists Islamic!  What defines Islam is the Qur’an, and the Qur’an is plainly contrary to terrorism, no matter how much those maniacal murderers lie that they’re Islamic!  And the Torah defines Judaism and essentially calls God a terrorist!

And Saddam Hussein murdered Muslims, and so does Bashar Assad, and so does ISIS.  So people calling any of those terrorists Islamic are plainly ignoring what they say is evidence for their argument.  All of them foster the fallacies of the horrors of Hitler.

 

140 thousand tweets? - 6 February 2017

To avoid protests, Harley Davidson canceled Herr Drumpf’s visit to its headquarters last week, while most Harley Davidson customers must be fans of his.  Perhaps the problem was that the bikers might have given motorcycles a bad name by beating the protesters to death with their drive chains.  Hitler, writing in Mein Kampf of Aryans and Jews and of the survival of the fittest, says that survivors are those animals who throw the biggest fits.

And he says that civilization depends on extending loyalty from copulating couples to families and on to clans and tribes and nations  But, like Herr Drumpf, he stops to promote nations’ being “great” against other nations.  No world peace in their books.

And Aryans wrote the Mahabharata, an epic story of clan warfare, the longest poem.

 

Peace and apartheid - 5 February 2017

Are the losers sucking up to Hitler and Herr Drumpf stupid enough to think they’re the master race?  One of them told me that Propaganda Putin is an ally of Herr Drumpf’s, ignoring the conspicuous probability that Putin pushed for Drumpf’s presidency because he expected Drumpf to do what he’s doing, dividing the people of the United States against one another and against our allies!  Herr Drumpf’s allies are people like her.

No president has divided the people of the United States against one another as dynamically since Jefferson Davis made himself the President of states that confederated against the unity of the United States!

And among the Drumpf losers are those saying that the south shall rise again.

 

Our country right or left - 4 February 2017

A problem with assassinating Herr Drumpf is the question of how many people would call him a martyr.  Killing Camelot Kennedy to keep him from instigating a nuclear war instigated a bipartisan campaign to call him a martyr.  And Herr Drumpf is campaigning more directly than did Camelot Kennedy to have us think that his family is “America’s monarchy.”  He’s already trying to preside as a king.  He’s fired statutory advisors.

We need a magna carta, but not by barons but by Congress, the legislative branch of our government.  The Constitution of the United States provided it to check any imbalance from its executive or judicial branches.  But Congress is partisan.

Herr Drumpf presides by power of the system of bigotry that slipped past our Constitution.

 

Beyond the pale - 3 February 2017

Jihad is defensive while crusading is offensive.  The expansion of Muslims’ land from Mecca to Western Europe and Eastern Asia was no more Islamic than the expansion of Christians’ land to the continents they now call America.  But the expansion of Islam into Africa was more Islamic than was any of that other expansion because it was by way of preaching and not by oppression or by destruction of the artifacts of others’ religions.

That other expansion was colonizing in the spirit of Hitler, and that’s plainly a central component of HerrDrumpf’s attitude toward earth, and he’s deploying Hitler’s methods of propaganda.  Like Hitler, Herr Drumpf is flattering the military while calling anyone else who disagrees with him stupid, and he’s appointed generals to his cabinet but is ignoring their advice.  He’s using Generals Mattis and Kelly only as window dressing.

And, like Hitler’s, Herr Drumpf’s approach depends on support from the least literate of the masses and on opposition from the most literate of the elite.  The punditry of the elite shares his ideals but deploys different forms of propaganda and has proven its hypocrisy by its performance through many decades.  And, like Hitler, Herr Drumpf is pointing that out to the masses while claiming to have moved into politics only for them.

 

The name of the game - 2 February 2017

Heil Hitler says that Judaism isn’t a religion but a race, and Herr Drumpf says that terrorism is a religion and that the religion is Islam, and both are dangerously wrong.  Judaism is the religion of the descendants of Judah, and the scripture that’s the basis of Islam forbids any killing other than against crime or for self-defense, and 1.6 billion people are Islamic while 14 million people are Judaic.  2.2 billion Christians defend the religion of those 14 million Jews, but they won’t be as successful or as enthusiastic against those 1.6 billion peaceful Muslims, if Herr Drumpf pushes them to war.

And consider other odds.  The population of Muslims numbers more than 4.5 times the population of the United States.  Odds are that we the people couldn’t stand up to them, and other odds are that they would have destroyed the United States with extreme prejudice by now, if ISIS were Islamic.  Herr Drumpf raked in a lot of cash by developing real estate for gambling.  And we the people are ignoring that and other prominent facts.

“Don’t just get your taxes done; get your taxes won,” says a TV ad.  It’s for an income tax service, capitalizing on the attitude that sells sports and Las Vegas and lotteries and Herr Drumpf to the losers of the United States.  We’re suicidally buying empty promises.

 

Stone cold sleaze - 1 February 2017

“We don’t want ‘em here,” says Herr Drumpf as though he’s we the people, and he says what he’s doing is “protecting” us and that it’s “going well.”  He’s “not my President,” and what he’s doing is a debacle and endangering us more than any President has endangered us since Camelot Kennedy said he’d “made the other fellow blink.”  And yet media and government pundits are reporting all that as though it only troubles Muslims.

Sunday, on CNN’s show it calls the CNN Newsroom, Brianna Keilar tag-teamed two Herr Drumpf fans against a woman who tried to defend her position by grasping at irrelevant straws.  Plainly the Blitzer/Tapper/Bash Yahoo Netanyahu machine is faking its opposition to Herr Drumpf while Cheap Chuck Trivial Todd and Andrea Mitchell Greenspan are doing the same with MSNBC.  And Fox News is doing it more plainly.

The problem with Hitler wasn’t that he was wrong about Judaic dominance of German mass media.  It was that he tried to deal with the problem in the same way that the Bible says Moses dealt with the Midianites who tried to influence the Israelites.  And, like Herr Drumpf, Hitler incorporated rationalization against democracy into his insane groping for support.  We the reasonable people must outshout the crazies.  Democracy is up to us.

 

Consensus - 31 January 2017

Literally, the word “vetting” refers to examining as veterinarians examine, literally treating persons “like a dog.”  One person told me yesterday that she’s disappointed by the hate for Herr Drumpf that people she’s known for years are expressing.  Hate is his “extreme vetting,” and not because it implies similarity between humans and dogs,” but because it’s prejudicial oppression more indicative of the Torah than of the Qur’an.

Current political dialogue is the sort of ignorant nonsense that led to pugilism in poolrooms before our society left that institution behind.  Our surest hope for defense against Herr Drumpf’s asininity is that reasonable people he’s appointed to his cabinet manage to undercut him.  But he’s undercut General Mattis by using him as a prop for signing that extreme vetting “executive order” against Mattis’ reasonable advice.

And, incidentally, Robert Gates, who’s avised eight Presidents, has agreed.  Sunday, on ABC’s This Week talk show, he said that and listed some of Herr Drumpf’s current “advisors,” and he included Mattis in his list, but not Flynn.  Obama fired Flynn for being as “stone cold crazy” as Susan Rice said Herr Drumpf’s behavior is, but she was referring to his admitting Nazi Bannon to Security Council meetings, and not the DNI.

 

Blew out whose flip flop? - 30 January 2017

Apparently Herr Drumpf’s notion of diplomacy is telling persons they’re good men or good persons after he’s called them liars and crooks and fools.  And apparently his notion of equal rights for women is calling women persons while he calls men men.  And, obviously, his notion of dealing is lying.

He’s a cannon looser than was Camelot Kennedy.  His “extreme vetting” against anyone from countries where terrorists calling themselves Muslims are is a de facto declaration of war against more than 1.5 billion peaceful people.  That may make many of them reasonably less peaceful.

His doctrine is more dangerous than Timothy Leary’s pushing hallucinogenic drugs for escape from the troubles of the sixties.  People tuning into Herr Drumpf are tuning themselves into dropping out of social responsibility.  He has us declaring war on one another.

 

Dogma of destruction - 29 January 2017

Another example of media and government pundits playing into Herr Drumpf’s hand is saying that his contesting the legitimacy of the election is “undermining faith in democracy.”  Democracy generally, and the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, permits the people to question anything.  That that’s the core of the definition of “democracy” that also lets those pundits denigrate that asinine President.

And another example is those pundits saying that what Herr Drumpf is doing is wrong because it isn’t “the way things are done.”  He rode into the Whitehouse on a platform of popular complaints against the ways things are done by our government by way of our media.  Pundits can’t take down Herr Drumpf by reacting to him as he does to them.

Those pundits are preaching doctrine.   Their attitude is like the attitude that kept the Roman Catholic Church from firing Cardinal Law for helping priests molest children.  Democracies can’t threaten excommunication for disagreeing with their leadership.

 

Commercializing the Constitution - 28 January 2017

George Orwell’s novel 1984 is popular again, since propaganda is more conspicuous in the United States now than it was in the Soviet Union in 1984, thanks to Herr Drumpf and media and government pundits’ response to him.   And the pundits have escalated their propaganda by blaming the resurgence of that novel entirely on Herr Drumpf and denying their contribution.  Herr Drumpf “won” by pointing out the pundits’ propaganda.

And Elijah Cummings, who has no use for Herr Drumpf, admitted that his promises to force the “pharmaceutical” companies to lower their prices is a “step in the right direction.”  Those drug companies use false advertising to push drugs on the people much more massively than do street corner drug pushers.  And they also use the Hillamneycare insurance scam to inflate their prices and inflate insurance premiums.

Deciding whom to believe is a crapshoot for any of us who don’t spend more time using the World Wide Web to cross check information than we spend on Twitter of Facebook or channeling our TV’s.  But the amount of cash we dump into Las Vegas and lotteries indicates that such gullibility is ordinary among the people of the United States.  And the statue of the Statue of Liberty that’s now focal to Las Vegas grotesquely punctuates that.

 

Where the sun don’t shine - 27 January 2016

The emoluments clause of the Constitution of the United States proscribes officials of the United States government from accepting “presents” from other governments, but not from buying from or selling to citizens of other nations, whether or not they’re government officials.  Trying to take down Herr Drumpf by means of that constitutional clause distracts from the actuality of his arrogance.  And also it emulates his ignorance.

It’s as ignorant and arrogant as calling pot heads and drunks, people too arrogant and ignorant and lazy to work at anything as productive as bowing to plows, rednecks.  And those bums don’t care whether the Emperor of Japan gives Herr Drumpf a cherry tree or stays in one of his hotels.  And neither do the farmers or factory workers he targets.

Herr Drumpf is President because neither the people who ran against him nor the pundits who supported them lie to those people quite as crassly as he did.  But, then and now, they’re otherwise lying us as crassly as he did.  Fire fights fire by sucking air.

 

Infrastructure - 26 January 2017

Conservative economics is laissez-faire economics.  Laissez-faire economics is free trade, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership is an effort at free trade, besides accepting the actuality of the inevitability of global economics.  President Monroe, of the isolationist Monroe doctrine, was a member of the Democratic-Republican Party.  Now we have the Democratic Party for the TPP and the Republican Party against it.  Herr Drumpf sucks.

He isn’t independent, and he isn’t Democratic, and he isn’t Republican.  He’s a trouble maker calling himself a problem solver while alienating everyone.  And mass media are arguing ignoring history to say that the TPP is conservative while it’s purely progressive.  Such is why Herr Drumpf is President of the United States.  Journalists ignore history.

Afghanistan, before it was a battle ground for “people of the book,” was a model for free trade with little to trade.  Kuchi nomads could take their camel trains wherever they wished to eke out their living with the other poor.  But now they’re dodging IED’s.

Before destroying Germany’s economy, Heil Hitler said the international stock market had already done that, and now Herr Drumpf is saying that of the United States.

International investment through the Marshall plan made Germany great again.

 

Kyklos Keystone Kops - 25 January 2017

Herr Drumpf, at the end of his inaugural address, shook his right fist and invoked “god” with the intonation people say cost Howard Dean the presidency when he used it for the word “yeah.”  And his first state visit will be from Yahoo Netanyahu, the current principal spokesperson for the least popular and most murderous of the six most popular religions, the one saying that God promised to help the people of it kill all the inhabitants of the land the two most popular religions call holy to take their land.  And he’s promised to defy the United Nations, to move the United States’ Israel embassy, to Jerusalem.

Moving that United States embassy to Jerusalem would inspire more terrorism than Israel’s ISIS disinformation operation can ever inspire.  It would cause horror and havoc making both ISIS and al Qaeda seem to be the “junior varsity” team ISIS was before Israelis developed its “social media” propaganda machine.  And the Blitzer/Tapper/Bash propaganda team that’s our “most trusted name in news” is of course pushing for it.

And Herr Drumpf’s Judaic son-in-law promises to be his de facto Chief of Staff, while Pandering Priebus is of German descent as is more than 95 percent of people now calling themselves Judaic, leaving the question of who will answer any 911 call.

 

Fifteen minutes of mendacious defamation - 24 January 2017

In Herr Drumpf’s inaugural parade, representatives of the Wounded Warrior Project marched ahead of the Disabled American Veterans, indicating that Herr Drumpf prefers fraud to service.  And media and government pundits both Republican and Democratic are indicating the same by saying that Herr Drumpf is the commander in chief of all Americans while the President of the United States is commander in chief only of the armed forces of the United States.  He could be commander in chief of all the people of the United States only by drafting hundreds of times more of us than did Johnson.

It’s like the monarchy mania that killed Camelot Kennedy, after he fired the Director of Central Intelligence who built the agency and demoted the agency’s Director of Operations, to scapegoat them for the Bay of Pigs debacle he produced against their advice.  Herr Drumpf needs to recognize that Camelot Kennedy fell by the hubris that caused him to bring us to the brink of nuclear destruction.  And so do the rest of us.

Herr Drumpf’s promise to “make America great again” is a promise to stop the inevitability of globalism and return us to the ignorance that perverted the communist revolutions into reversion to the feudal totalitarianism that prompted the Magna Carta.

 

Mendacity and means - 23 January 2017

“All propaganda must be presented in a popular form and must fix its intellectual level so as not to be above the heads of the least intellectual of those to whom it is directed,” said Heil Hitler nearly a century before Herr Drumpf delivered his first and hopefully last inaugural address, preaching promises as empty as Bubba Bill’s evading what “is” is.

Propaganda isn’t inherently partisan or national.  It’s a wicked web for any cause, and Thomas Payne’s pamphlet he titled “Common Sense” was no more reasonably rational than Karl Marx’ pamphlet he titled “The Communist Manifesto,” and Herr Drumpf doesn’t “tell it like it is” any more than did Bubba Bill.  And it taints all it touches.

Consider Propaganda Panetta’s ordering the SEAL’s on behalf of Obama to say they killed Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad and to dump the body of whomever they killed in the Persian Gulf.  That deception may taint forever both the legacy of the SEAL’s and the legacy of Obama.  It was as devious as the road through the Khyber Pass.

 

Afghanistan without kings or communists or theology:


Ashes and Dust
Some memories and a novel available at :
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Angels, a work in regress and progress .
 

Kim - a 1901 novel

Were all on Earth claiming or denying any sectarian religion to set aside their bigotry long enough to read this book carefully, they would lead the rest of us to understand and enjoy one another, and stop waging war.

 

The Red Tent - a 1997 novel

This is a beautiful book, a song from the spirit of bold-faced truth, selah.

 

Philomena - a 2013 film

A danger of this wonderfully accurate presentation is that other poor people might regard the heroine’s continuing loyalty to the Church as promoting such.  Saul of Tarsus suckered Jesus’ disciples into perverting Jesus’ ideals into the mammon mongering and power grubbing we now call Christianity.  And that perversion intimidated that poor woman and keeps intimidating countless others into paying to burn candles in fear for God’s eternal goodness to goodness.

 

Oranges and Sunshine - a 2011 film

This is a love story.  British and Australian government conspired to kidnap about 130,000 children and ship them from Britain to Australia for agricultural and sexual slavery.  This movie depicts the heroic efforts of one loving woman standing against all odds to return those children to whatever remained of what they’d loved.

What we the people of the United States call Jacksonian democracy was President Andrew Jackson’s telling the Governor of Georgia to ignore the United States Supreme Court’s support for the unalienable rights of the natives of the eastern side of this continent and kidnap many thousands of them and send them to the western side of this continent.

Decades after kidnapping the children, the British and Australian governments apologized to the children they’d kidnapped and enslaved and raped, but the United States government has never apologized to the thousands of men and women and children they kidnapped and killed by what reasonable people call the trail of tears.

 

Wrong is Right - a 1982 film

Every politician or soldier, every media executive or producer, every news media anchor or reporter, every sexist or racist or nationalist or Republican voter or Democrat voter, every Yankees fan or Red Socks fan and every other bigot picking one side against all other sides, for no reason other than putting his or her interests above all others’, without regard to history or common decency or other facts, should see this presentation and go back to school.

 

Modern Times a 1936 Film

Suddenly we live in a time long past the political issues of this film.  We have risen from all that to a complacency that has us calling communication tweeting and sexual companionship hooking up.  Such is how Greece and Rome fell.

 

Catch a Fire - a 2006 film

This film implies that white communists fronted Nelson Mandela and that he was sexually promiscuous, more than forty years after J. Edgar Hoover used the same approach against the junior Martin Luther King, and less than three years before Dirty Harry implied that a white soccer player saved South Africa.

 

Nixon - a 1995 film

This film begins with the correct caveat that it isn't the whole truth and may wholly misrepresent any truth, and the next screen quotes the evangel Matthew quoting Jesus, implying that Nixon sold his soul.  CNN calls Oliver Stone a controversial director, after his wife has turned the American Broadcasting Company's evening news into an all Advil Oprah drugh opera, like Stone's movies.

Whether or not Nixon told his mother to think of him as her faithful dog, a fact Stone tries to soap or drug is that Nixon ended Johnson's insane war.  History allows no excuse for either Nixon's hubris or stones.  Or Hirohito's or Truman's or Kennedy's or Hoover's.

History allows no excuse for Hitler or Netanyahu.  Democracy needs objective reporting from ABC to Hollywood.  Stone is at least as contra-factual as Nixon.

 

Avatar - a 2009 film

The weirdest thing about this film is that nearly every mass media critic said its point was commercial technological superiority.  The point fair watchers find from this film is that technology should serve democracy, not superiority or demagoguery, not alienation.  Families risk death to flee Mexico to pick fruit for the free and legally republican citizens of the United States.

And, instead of welcoming them, the people too lazy to do such work create laws to keep them out.  They say that those people who can't afford immigration lawyers should not be allowed to attend their tea party.  They call fruit pickers drug dealers to get them out of their faces.

America, the land illegal immigrants stole from its natives, allows a population that sucks up to advertizing that it should be all Advil, while calling people not on Face Book degenerate.

 

Network - a 1976 film

Netflix, a generation after this film appeared, bills it as a prediction.  What it is is a fact of human life, recognizing that Jewish gold and Arabic black gold are no different in their effect on the ecumenical economy, the power of abstraction to make humans value hubris more than their lives.  It sold Archie Bunker and Tide as it sells Oprah Winfrey and Tylenol.

 

The Devil's Arithmetic - a 1999 film

The Israelis should remember the holocaust when they do what they're doing to the Palestinians.  Arithmetic is that the Israelis keep building settlements while the United States tells them to stop building but never to dismantle.  The "com" in compassion means with, and so compassion is a two way street and not a path of vengeance, and the Palestinians are more Semitic than the Israelis and neither German nor Egyptian.  Nothing is more holy than home, and God made the land three religions call holy the homeland of  people of many religions, long before crusades or jihads or the unprovoked Jericho slaughter.  And the land of the free calls the Israeli theocracy, Irgun terrorizing Fatah, democracy.

 

The Celestine Prophecy - a 1993 novel and a 2006 film

The novel is one of the few books whose promise bore out so poorly from its beginning that I couldn’t finish reading it.  And the film was more inane, beginning with someone saying he was a history teacher responding to someone saying he was an archeologist saying that the early church had buried the title prophecy in the 6th century A.D., by suggesting that Franciscans might have done it.  Francis began his life in the 12th century A.D.

The title prophecy says that the present millennium shall begin with people’s recognizing the violence that has pervaded history and stopping it.  Instead, the new millennium has begun with the historical inaccuracy of the Da Vinci Code making it the most selling novel of the first decade of this millennium.  But maybe we can take hope from that.

The prosperity of the last decade of the second millennium after Christ caused the recession of the first decade of the third millennium after Christ.  We hope that that might force teachers and students and everyone else to work for all living for awhile.

 

 

The Ten Commandments a 1966 film

This film begins with its producer saying its basis is scripture and historical documents and that Moses’ accomplishment was to free people from slavery   Next, the film misquotes the Torah and says Pharaoh’s daughter named him Moses because she drew him from water.  “Moses” is from Egyptian for “son”.

Dan Brown admits The Da Vinci Code to be fiction and still has nothing on Cecil B. DeMille for hogwash misrepresenting the Bible and history, and so we have to ask why this film raised no Roman Catholic outrage.  We’re thinking that maybe it’s sexism, since nearly no female character in it shows any purpose other than to fawn over men to give them sons or suck.  But the next question, after how the Motion Picture Association of America ignores its violence to rate it G, is why no Judaic outrage.  We’re thinking the Chosen might still be choosing the golden calf over the Ten Commandments, with help called Christian. 

The Bible says  the Israelites did to the Midianites, the people it says took Moses in and gave him their king’s daughter, worse than what Egypt did to them and worse than what the Nazis did to the Jews.  Maybe Israel let the film slide because it glosses over that and what Israel keeps trying to do to the Palestinians.

 

On the Trail of the Assassins - a 1978 book

The author, Jim Garrison, Orleans Parish District Attorney, the only person to prosecute anyone for the assassination of J. F. K., is as crazy as Ann Coulter and the persons he accuses, if he wrote the book.  The book falls apart in many ways incidental to Garrison's hubris or paranoia.

One way is by its inclusion of the terms “false sponsor” and “sheep-dipping”.  The people Garrison tracked must have been sheep-dipped false sponsors, as he must have been on the other side of the coin his book flips like dice.  The people he accuses range from the CIA to Johnny Carson, as though that huge body of people could have kept such complicity from the huge body of people with whom they associate, and so on to all of Earth.

Another way is in its assignment of motive, a factor essential to any prosecution in court.  Garrison would have us believe that hundreds of people in a dozen government agencies conspired against Kennedy on the basis of their belief that he was going to prevent the war in Vietnam.  Besides the question of why anyone wouldn’t like that, a fact is that Kennedy sent more troops to Vietnam than Eisenhower had.  We suspect a more obvious motive for that assassination, far beyond New Orleans.

Kennedy killed those people at the Bay of Pigs, by changing the original CIA plan and refusing to accept responsibility.  Kennedy changed United States relations with the Soviet Union from checkers to the verge of nuclear destruction of all life.  So, a few genuinely concerned persons at top levels of the Soviet and United States governments killed him to prevent that destruction.  The false sponsors must have been after the fact.   

I have no doubt that the assassination was a conspiracy, as we agree that Oswald couldn’t have done all the shooting.  But the human resources management of the deed must have been more constrained, leaving the smoke and mirrors the book sells to people as crazy as Garrison.

 

Idocracy - a 2005 film

This film predicts a future when people try to grow crops with Gatorade, where the hero saves the world by watering the crops.  In the present, people calling themselves environmentalist are trying to save the world by putting corn into gas tanks, while people around the world are starving.

That hero's name is Not Sure, while in this day and age people claiming to be smart say they're not sure, when truth they know is that they simply don't know.  Those people are the people who say we should do something for the people of Darfur while saying we shouldn't have done anything for the people of Iraq.  They are people like Mitt Romney and John Kerry, like Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon.

Those people are the people who put criminals above persons, who haven't had a chance to choose life better than crime and say their choice is compassionate, liberal.  As this film indicates, those people are already taking their world into the dust this film predicts.

 

 

Across the Universe a 2006 Film

The Beatles are a microcosm.  Kids sing about holding hands until they acquire power, and then they let go of their friends’ hands and their own minds, for what Solomon called vanity.  Like Greece and Rome, the United States were a world power before they alienated their kids in Birmingham and Vietnam, and those children turned their nation into an escape from everything.

The Beatles said they named themselves for the Beatitudes, before they turned to drugs, or after they rode them, to compromise, for fame.  Now, Lennon is dead, and McCartney is white bread, and the First World is all Advil.  Now, Lenin is dead, while Liverpool and the Irish suffer.  Viva Las Vegas, the ways of the world.

Irish and Iraqi suffer for no reason beyond the I in their names, as Israel suffers for no reason more than that humans prefer bigotry and drugs to the Ten Commandments, from the diamond minors in South Africa to the diamond merchants in New York, to you inactivists.

 

The Cotton Club - a 1984 film

My favorite lines in that film are from a white couple entering the club.  The white man says, “At least they don’t let niggers in here!”  The white woman asks, “They don’t let them into their own club?”

So Richard Gere gets billing over Gregory Hynes, two decades after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and now two more decades have passed, making more than forty years.  Bootleggers like the Kennedy’s owned Harlem in the roaring twenties, and now the Clintons have moved in!  How long, O Lord?

Now we’re engaged in a great civil war, to see whether Obama can run the Clintons out of Harlem, and the Whitehouse.  Cotton is white, while pickers are black, and now black has another fight to pick.

 

The Order of the Phoenix - a 2007 film

Harry Potter answered a question most of us think impossible.  The way to world peace is through the understanding that is friendship.

Nearly everyone claiming a religion claims it as a superstition, although every founder of every remaining major religion argued mainly one point, the sharing essential to prosperity, loving one’s neighbor.

Terror isn’t Islamic, as it isn’t Mosaic or Christian.  Terror comes from such as Crusades and Jihads.  Terror is in what Joshua did and in what Osama Bin Laden is doing and in what Hitler did and in what Israel is doing.  It's in what every bigot does, and it won’t stop until all of us stop trying to blame it on Moses or Muhammad or Jesus, on everyone but ourselves. 

It won’t stop until we stop making excuses to covet our neighbors’ land, until we stop perverting the teachings of the founders of our religions from the Rishi’s to Muhammad, into ignorance of them.

Only then shall we have something worth fighting for, and stop fighting.  The essential weapon for peace is not secret.  It’s plain.

 

The Last Hangman a 2005 film

Tolstoi said, in War and Peace, that the cause of the Napoleonic Wars was the first French corporal.  This film says the same, that the cause of killing is rationalizing some excuse for it, be it vengeance or following orders, or supporting one’s country, or one’s family, or oneself.  This film also says that we’re all in that craziness together, but it does not loudly enough say that, were each of us to refuse, it would all stop.  Snail darters would die of their own accord, and they and all else could rest in peace.  That Pierrepoint fellow was not the last hangman.

 

Meditation XVII - a 1623 sermon

John Donne, not Jack Kennedy or Ernest Hemingway, said this:  "No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were: any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee."

 

The Wind that Shakes the Barley - a 2006 film

This film shows that Ireland and Iraq are similar far beyond the fact that the names of both countries begin with "Ir" when written in the Roman alphabet.  Ireland means anger land, and anger dominates both countries.  And so does greed.

When an Irishman told us that the strife between Catholics and Protestants in his country has nothing to do with religion, we didn't understand.  This film explains.

And neither is the strife between Sunnis and Shiites in Iraq religious, and nor is Israel.

 

Eight Men Out a 1988 film

Consider the operant steps in this plot.  A team conspires to throw the World Series because its members think they’re underpaid.  Late in the series they decided not to throw the series because the bookies aren’t paying them.  None of them considers his family’s welfare until a thug for the bookies threatens to kill one’s wife.  A judge a salary offer before accepting responsibility for correcting all that.  A kid asks one of the players to say the mess ain’t so about baseball.  Joe, it was so in all professional sports then, and it’s so now.

 

Palestine: Peace, not Apartheid a 2006 book

Although Mr. Carter writes from the point of view and with the tone of his claim to Christianity, sometimes uses words and phrases particular to popular expression of persons calling themselves Christians, and occasionally points out facts particular to such persons, this book is nearly all factual.  That is, rather than expressing opinions, it mostly points out circumstances and events verifiable through public records.  Yet, it has a reputation for being controversial.

Of course the reason is that few people bother to differentiate between facts and opinions, because most people are as opinionated and biased as some say Jimmy Carter is, and few people bother to research public facts, much less see for themselves, as Mr. Carter has.  In fact, if the book has any shortcoming, it’s that Mr. Carter doesn’t succinctly point out the most significant facts defining the situation.

Those facts are: that Israelites or Israelis have been oppressing Philistines or Palestinians since the battle of Jericho, an onslaught with no provocation whatsoever; that Israelis have killed far more people and broken far more promises than Palestinians have; and that the 1967 Israeli state was not one nation until 1949.

Moreover, if that former head of government of the United States of America were to carry religious metaphors in defense of the United States of America, he might have pointed out how David defeated Goliath’s superior physical size.

Now, Israel has nuclear weapons and air superiority through military aid from first world nations, as European nations took superior weapon technology on the Crusades.

So, now, Islam is continuing Saladin's jihad, against the world whose trade center is now Wall Street.

All a president needs to do to stop the terror is be fair.

Smart is truth, beauty.

 

The Sound of Music - a 1965 film

This film, set at the beginning of World War II, screened at the beginning of the United States presidency's escalation of Truman's advisory mission in Vietnam into a full scale war Nixon would would end.

Three years earlier, West Side Story screened, asking the same questions.  One film is about nations, while the other is about gangs while the only difference is scale, while presidents have ignored the politics of both.

Both films, in retrospect, should cause us to ask why they didn't change humanity's prospects.  That is, we should ask why we care more now about American Idols than about the ordinary people of Iraq or Darfur.

Both films have iconic weaknesses.  In one, a poor nun saves a family of aristocrats, and the other's title suggests that west is better than east.  But the two share an eminently importantly iconic question.

How do you solve a problem like Maria?

The Time of Your Life - a 1948 film

This film set the theme for the best of Hollywood since.  We had a problem with its epitaph, when the bar owner took the sign out of the window inviting folks in to be themselves and tore it in two, saying that enough is enough.  But then we remembered that integrity is always exactly enough and shouldn't need a reminder!  What's your dream?

 

Shinea 1996 film

Nothing is more important than music.  Nothing is more important than the harmony of inspiration.  This film says that.

The horror of the holocaust lives on, from the horror of the captivity.  This film tries to deliver a lesson to the Germans and the Egyptians, and the Israelis, all of us.  The holy land is hardly holy, despite how the sun shines on Karn Hattin.  Why don't Christians visit the Mount of Beatitudes?

In the sixties, when the great society sent millions of Americans to kill Vietnamese doing nothing but trying to live their lives as best they could, a popular song borrowed a melody from Rachminov s second piano concerto and assigned it the lyrics “When I was young, I never needed anyone.  Making love was just for fun.  Those days are done.”

Rachmaninov’s third piano concert is more difficult to play than his second while his second, played more in the film, is more sweet.  And popular music is more sweet now, in the war on terror that has made Bethlehem a combat zone.  How is Christ's birthplace in the shadow of death?

Astrology, psychology, stars and butterflies, what life comes down to is common sense.  This film is quite lovely.

 

somewhere i have never traveled, gladly beyond - a 1931 poem

A Harvard poet wrote that poem between the two world wars, between his imprisonment in France for driving an ambulance and German imprisonment of France for nothing.

Films we find near to that poem are The Painted Veil and The Tiger and the Snow.  Both films show what love between two people should be, as they show what love is.

Imagine Nero walking the Great Wall, if you wish such as that.  We all must remember that our enormous room is a small roe's chest.  Otherwise we cannot love.

 

 

Paradise Road - a 1997 film

"Oh, my dear, that's one to tell your grand children. . . .  Don't worry:  I love God, even though I sometimes don't know what he's doing. . . .  Love is like a flame; it burns and is visible to all. . . .  None of us will ever leave Sumatra. . . . Amen."

 

Bound for Glorya 1943 autobiography

This book is exactly an autobiography.  Other works in that genre try to explain the effect of the life in question on others’ lives.  This book tells succinctly how Woody Guthrie grew to produce his effect.  Woody and his story are works of dynamic integrity.  We need to listen, closely.

Woody Guthrie was communist, in the sense that we all should share God's bounty.  He was not a Marxist or a Leninist or a Stalinist.  Nor was he a Washingtonist or a Jeffersonist.

Nor was he an Amerigo Vespugian or a Paulist or any other kind of excuse for a name.

 

Reflections of a Cold Warrior and From the Shadows 1996 memoires

Both authors were at the top level of the Central Intelligence Agency.  One planned the U2 project and the operation Kennedy turned into the debacle at Bay of Pigs.  The other, recruited into the agency from college during the Johnson administration, worked his way up to directing the agency during the first Bush administration.  But the first declines to blame Kennedy for the mess he made, and the second hardly mentions the former Director of Central Intelligence who appointed him to that position while President, making both books smoke screens for coversion.  But any competent CIA analyst could synthesize truth from the details.

 

Jude the Obscure - an 1895 novel

"Because we are too many."

 

Babel - a 2006 film

With great technical and aesthetic prowess, this film shows how cheap and cowardly and stupid humans have become, the abstraction of the word “humanitarian”.  Many of its details and time lines don’t work together, but neither do many humans attend much to what’s in their faces, rationalizing private greed against public concern.  Journalists and politicians and doctors and lawyers keep trying to take advantage of the weakness of humans trying to be as suicidal, self-destructive, as they are.  One of the twelve tasks of Hercules was to kill the Titan Antaeus, the difficulty being that Antaeus regained his strength whenever he was down to Earth.  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences keeps proving itself Herculean.  But most important are our children.  Note the dedication.

 

The Milagro Beanfield War a 1988 film

This was a Sundance production.  It’s set in New Mexico, the state of the united ones whose flag represents the sun.  Its theme is the power of the people, and it shows how humans can unite for the best of their life and love, against the power of humans who unite for smaller selves.

But it waves a rabbit dead to excuse firing to frighten humans.  Beans contain as much protein as animal meat, leaving killing cattle less practical than killing trees for golfing.  Humans eat like pigs, but we work harder at it.

This film promotes considering the lilies of the field, while it promotes eating sparrows.   It does not pass through the eye of the needle.  But it helps.

 

Hollywood Ending a 2002 film

In this film, Woody Allen closes his career by admitting the cause of his success, that he has catered to hypochondriacs, people who seek only pity.  Aristotle pointed out the technical difficulties of the staging of his time, and the French called those limitations an ideal and adhered to that absurdity long after Shakespeare freed the rest of us, and long after Eisenstein offered us Shakespeare’s best wishes, and now their pride is in ennui.  Cinema, at its best, goes straight to our hearts by opening our eyes, not by giving us more weak excuses.  In this film, Allen admits he has nothing on Eastwood.  And cinema is still beginning.  To show, to move.  Just see.

 

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter a 1940 novel

Richard Wright said that Ms. McCullers accepted blacks.  More recently, linguists have called the non-white grammar and diction of blacks the “negro non-standard dialect”.  African Americans no longer wish to be called Negroes, and Ms. McCullers did not accurately represent their dialect.  But she did faithfully represent the lonely hearts of the down and out!  Can Mick ever rediscover her music?

 

The Last Samurai - a 2003 film

What’s the difference between a protagonist and an antagonist?  This film is a story of redemption, a story of love for the best and worst of us.  If one can divorce oneself from merchandising and violence, this film is beautiful.   In its beginning, the protagonist is a soldier who failed to die in battle, a person dead of his past and living without future.  In the end, his horse’s head is above his, as he bows to “the peace all of us seek and few of us ever find.”

 

Sister of the Road - a 1937 novel

This is another beautiful book. The man who wrote it must have been in love. Maybe a little as Mark Twain must have been to write Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc.

 

War and Peace an 1869 novel

Tolstoy, while fathering thirteen children with a woman he married when she was half his age, is mostly about his love for her.  The last hundred-some pages of the book he wrote while she bore most of them try to justify the book otherwise, as an essay on war regardless of peace.  And, maybe so, he died leaving his wife, the mother of his children, to justify his thinking.  Many of us live and die that way.  We ignore our life.

 

"Nothing on Earth is worse than bigotry,
and bigotry cannot survive without hypocrisy."

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