Previous William Thomas Sherman Info Page quotes, observations, etc.
Even if, for the sake of argument, we say that in many particular instances the God of the Old Testament was Hooligan (or a monolithic spirit person not unlike this) putting one over; far fom discrediting the Jewish faith, it all the more demonstrates it; for how tremendous must have been the power of God in the Jewish people to have manfully put up with him all those ages.
Even if, for the sake of argument, we say that in many particular instances the God of the Old Testament was Hooligan (or a monolithic spirit person not unlike this) putting one over; far fom discrediting the Jewish faith, it all the more demonstrates it; for how tremendous must have been the power of God in the Jewish people to have manfully put up with him all those ages.
As I see it, the infinite and eternal power of the God of Christianity is in all persons and things; ready to expand and burst forth from within in those if they will accept him; true love of wisdom, courage, charity, selflessness -- along with Faith -- being the most clearly available ways of setting that power alight in oneself and others who are willing to accept it. Even more, in one sense this power of God is already in all things, animals and people who, in one way or another, are capable of accepting it; or say, in the case of animals and things such as whose natures are eminently compatible with it as shown by the Love God'shows in them and which natures can be nurtured and or preserved or even, in some instances, developed through responsible caring and disciplined devotion. The radioactive kingdom of Hooligan, on the other hand, is exactly that -- phoney -- at least to intelligent and more reflective and or more deep feeling people who have experienced it.
"Don't listen to Sherman everyone, because he thinks he knows more than Obi-Wan-Kenobi and the glowing golden majesty of Hooligan the Beneficent. But not only that, note how he makes a point to conceal and disguise his scandalous past!"
Conceal and disguise my scandalous past! Why can you never ever come out from hiding to bring forth your accusations openly against me?
Now will the real Paul Allen step forward please.
If Talleyrand was actually one of these "go betweens," then why didn't Napoleon -- of all people among the most very powerful -- get rid of him? Perhaps because he couldn't. If so, this, more than anything, reveals the at bottom bankruptcy and failure of his regime and effort.
By this time, many of you will no doubt have arrived at a picture, or else a better picture, of what is really going on in not only this society, but in societies around the globe. In speaking of such in what follows, I will, as typical with me, speak succinctly and generally for brevity's sake.
1) Certain criminal spirit people are teamed up with certain regular people criminals in order to become the major source of crime -- and worse -- in a given society. Over time and by various methods of invading and then entrenching themselves (including assassination and corrupting that society's members to lie to and betray one another), they become a force so puissant that few or no one can seriously resist them. As a result they can blackmail and make the most impossible demands of that society, including possibly even genocide.
2) The motives of the criminal spirit persons themselves are divided. They have chains of command just in our society; and while even a high-ranking ghost in our midst might like to enjoy things and having it good and pleasant, he ultimately works for someone who, for whatever reason, seeks maximum cruelty and or destruction in that society.
3) The thinking that develops among members of a society who appease or compromise with such criminals, can reach such a pitch that it is made to seem that those who insist on doing good too earnestly or comprehensively are among a society's worser enemies; while those who wink and nod at doing bad, are made to seem as great benefactors -- i.e. because these latter are the ones who presumably are keeping the monsters at bay by way of their appeasement and cooperation. Too conspicuous and persistent do-gooders (that is real do-gooders, not the mere seeming), on the other hand, appear only to make the "ghosts" more angry, and hence are taken to be the real trouble makers.
4) Over time, if not at the outset, the criminal spirit people might well gain full control of that society, which ascendancy can be measured by the amount of murder and cruelty that takes place there. Before the criminals reach that ascendancy, they will usually in advance have created a "victim" class whom it is all right to abuse, rape, murder, etc.; and something like racism is one way -- though by no means the only way -- to create such a preparatory class.
5) What often compounds the above described problem, is that spirit people themselves can put on the appearance of divine authority or else perhaps delusively believe they actually possess it (or something seen to be like divine authority.) This, understandably, makes them that much more acceptable to members of the society who know of them, and thus, in the end, makes their rule that much more unpreventable. This is not, of course, actually the fault of religion, but rather of presumption, credulity and plain old stupidity.
Were you to one sunny day find yourself hearing an omnipresent voice from beyond, the sound of which reverberates through your whole person, while at the same time you see angels collected as if in his royal train, your reaction is to conclude which of the following?:
A) God is speaking to you.
B) The radioactive kingdom of the Great Hooligan, arch power broker from the days of old and friend of the Monstrous Magician, is try to sucker and fool you (in order to secure your cooperation.)
C) You are suffering from a delusion or hallucination of some kind.
D) You aren't sure what the answer is and will suspend judgment unless and until you can examine the details of your experience more closely and carefully.
Who needs protracted science and reason when there are friends like this you can turn to for information and advisement?
When I see pictures like this one of the first things I think of is that these were somebody's children.
Where was God? God left when truth, justice, and compassion left; and while God can rightly be spoken of as spirit, he is no ghost. The ones who committed these crimes listened to ghosts (or angels or the most glorious looking other-worldly being you can think of , etc.) -- not truth, justice and compassion. And do you think it was simply their own devious cleverness and attractive dogmas that catapulted them to such unlimited power? Yet despte the gravest import of my contention, people will still not allow the subject of spirit people to be discussed seriously, rational and scientifically. Why? Because it is these same kind of spirit people who are behind so much of the mega power and money today; greed and stupidity are still that great and powerful a force for evil -- yes despite the touted victories of the Cold War and World War II.
"But against big money (which I can partake of if I join them), ghosts, and brutal violence which the government and police cannot protect me from -- what choice do I have?"
Well, just for starters, the Army, the Navy, the Marines, the Air Force...
With respect to "angels" which one can see with the naked eye, it is interesting to note that they never, in all my experience dealing with them, appear at night. This and other reasons leads me to suspect that what is otherwise taken for visible angelic light is actually some form of transmuted sunlight, so manipulated (by some way or means unknown to me) as to make a spirit person glow.
In keeping with current trends in the media industry, Windows Media Player has become more and more annoying of late -- removing previously useful features, adding an irremovable Napster logo, etc. -- such that I would like to recommend VLC Media Player as one good alternative. It's free and you can download it here. Note, If you want to listen to say a whole album (in sequence) go to "File" then "Open directory" of whatever album, and it will play all the songs in that folder or directory; then go to "View" then "Playlist" to see what is playing, skip tunes, etc..
O.K. this is quick list I put together of what has been done to me or what I have been inflicted with by the hooligan spirit people and their regular people going starting back in 1992 through to the present.
I ask you then, whether or not you believe, if what I claim is for the sake of argument true, wouldn't the actions of my harassers strike you as Nazi-like? Well they would me. And yet why, after 14 years, is it no one yet (other than Sgt. Eddy of SPD, see my "Narrative" and "Oracles") has come to my home to see me about all this despite repeated entreaties to do so?
Now I am not so stupid as to make such a big ado about my own personal suffering as such (as bad as it is and has been) -- believe me. There is and has been such incomprehensible suffering, injustice, and cruelty in this world (as I presume you well know) that I would feel like an idiot to put myself on the same level (let alone ahead) of others far more deserving than me when it comes to begging or requiring assistance. All I really seek, ask, and demand is to get these brain torture radios and spirit people out of my life -- things not at all so physically impossible as they might seem. And if I could obtain only this redress I would be more than happy and glad to settle for that. These spirit, as I have said before, mean absolutely nothing to me, and it is either ignorant or arrogant in the extreme to receive any such people as if they were my "authorized" representative, spokesperson, or persons otherwise claiming to be somehow looking out for my best interests. In actual point of fact such spirit people, be it known, I hate as much or more than anyone else could (and as much as anyone could possibly hate anyone.)
If, as I claim, brain torture radios are being used in this country, this would seem to me a matter both of the most urgent national and Federal concern. For if the Federal government cannot protect us against such high-tech gangsters, who can we expect to do so? Or is it perhaps that some states are slave states and others free, and I just happen to live in a slave state? Given governmental silence and indifference you would almost think that was actually present policy.
It comes, it seems to me, down to this. You can think rationally, honestly, factually, or you can trust in an ethereal light, glowing goldenly in your head and sent from beyond -- but you can't have both.
The obvious problem with any one of these big shot troublemakers is that they think they know and have figured out just about everything, and this because they listened to spirit people. The simple fact is they are brainwashed and programmed by their mysterious benefactors to live and do as they do, including spending their energy and resources bothering and tormenting others, and have been like this for many, many years. And why should anyone be surprised that they who are responsible for so much evil that goes on should themselves be victims of brainwashing and mind control?
"Well," he says, "if that is true, and I've been forced to my have spent my life brainwashed and programmed, then that is not very fair to me. Therefore, I will bother and torment people in retaliation; in order to demonstrate my profound dissatisfaction with this state of things."
That's the spirit!
The easiest way to get around an opposing position is to sincerely allow it (at least for sake of the dispute at hand); next proceed to enumerate (with accompanying full, honest and rational explanation) the absurdities which arise from accepting it. This, of course, is what a reductio ad abdsurdum argument in essence is. Now the counter strategy or way to get around a reductio naturally is to avoid or prohibit discussion altogether.
One of the most important reasons evil is so successful as it is is that certain ghosts are able to persuade (regular) people that those who insist on doing the right thing are actually the ones who make life more difficult than it otherwise would be -- not the bad people really. In other words, get rid of the overly fussy good people (who are typically self-righteous and thus hypocrites anyway), and the bad people will treat everyone more fairly and peaceably. And who is more to be feared than the bad people? This at least is one variation of the kind of approach utilized; and you will, of course, be not surprised to learn that there are any number who will believe such arguments. Again, as you can see in this example, the idea is to not merely to get away with evil, but to justify it.
(Who does this remind you of?) "I better use these brain torture radios just to be on the safe side."
I will not like a leaf be blown about by winds of desire, but will remain fixed in my purpose.
It is well to remind oneself that ordinarily it is not others thoughts or feelings of hate or love, expressed or not, that really matter; rather it is their actions (or inaction.) While thoughts and or feelings do precede actions, nevertheless they are not the same thing as actions (at least not in the sense in which I use this latter term here.) And even when in the case that someone, in some way, actually assails us or our interests, we always retain the right to ask (while being honest with ourselves), do our opponents make sense? Is their antagonism justified, rational? Because if the answer is no, then their actions have that much less force in alarming us.
If you are going to live, be happy content, and hopeful, or else, at least, be peaceful, persevering, calm, rational, striving. If your going to die, then die and get it over with. What then is all this other stuff?
The most happy you could make someone is how? In what way?
Earlier today, I was, and as usual, forced to listen and in part participate with a conversations with some spirit people and the "radio group." On this occasion someone mentioned Fred Willard. My last memory of Fred Willard was seeing him in a commercial. The script of the commercial was not all that good, but Willard himself was credible; so much so that of him it could be said he is a beacon shining across a sea of darkness; for what is more darkness than television of recent times? Also come up in the unwelcome discussion, the word "cool," a word very much abused and misused in recent memory. And for all the time he has been using it, when was he (i.e. oafmore) ever?
The Seattle Art Museum at present has a macabre and, not surprisingly, very controversial exhibition going on in which dead bodies are displayed. What I am at a loss to understand, however, is its purpose to bluntly and defiantly criticize his regime? Or is it instead just another one of his own ideas to improve culture?
Someone in support of my stance against criminal spirit people might well cry out to officialdom, "You are harboring (if not subsidizing as well) the very worst kind of criminals." And why is it we find "officialdom" doing this? Because they listen to spirit people, and this is how such a becomes possible.
It is one thing for someone to be more or less useless and not contributing. It is even something even for a person to behave on some occasions in a manner later to be regretted. But society cannot realistically hope to persist and thrive when people who are professional criminals are tolerated and permitted in our midst. It is simply no exaggerating to see spirit people that regularly carry on as racketeers as a literal disease. They are a disease, indeed worse than a disease (seeing as how, for example, deliberately spreading ordinary diseases is just one of the kinds of incomprehensible offenses of which they are capable), and we should feel no qualm about viewing them as such. And as is the case with a disease, a time necessarily must come when society must and should gather and marshal its powers to hunt down, root out, and exterminate these people. Why? It is the only policy they will ever understand and or respect. This said it is not desirable or necessary that we treat their slaves, supporters or followers so harshly. Yet as far as the ones with the money and those giving the orders, time is long, long past for when there was ever any excuse.
If -- for the sake of argumennt -- criminals teamed up with a literal (and professional) devil to carry out an ongoing and violent crime racket, who would there be to resist them? The church? The police? If the church, they will say it is not in their province to deal with crime. If you go to the police, they will say it is not in their province to deal with ghosts. As a result, such a crime team can become one of the most powerful forces on earth.
"Can I go now?" asks one wearily, but humbly.
"No! You have to do demonism and hooliganism!" the other answers with angry vehemence.
And that's what these crazy characters are really like.
Although I usually try to avoid repeating myself, there is one point I feel it is absolutely crucial to emphasize with respect to dealing with or having contact with very powerful spirit people; in fact of medical relevance. Sometimes, for whatever motive they might have in mind, the spirit person can attack a given person with violence, only the violence is of such a strange, previously un-experienced nature the latter, being abused, thinks the someone doing it is somehow divine or of God-like importance. The practical fact is it is just plain old violence. And yet an unreflecting person might read some overwhelming theological or cosmological meaning into that experience. In short, if you feel in profound distress while contending with these people, ask yourself if what is ailing you is really only physical pain, and but for that pain any theological or cosmological significance that pain (somehow) suggests is not at all necessarily connected or related to that pain. If then the physical pain is all that is really bothering you, realize that that is all it is, and you therefore have no need of arriving at some otherwise profound, perhaps drastic, conclusion about matters such as the greater order of things, and your place in them -- all of which such questions can only be even considered by way of rational disquisition, not emotional epiphanies brought on by unsolicited assault or unwelcome molestation.
You perhaps may have seen seeming angels emanating light or perhaps imparting ethereal feelings, yet when did you ever hear or experience music coming from them?
One amusing things about spirit people as I have encountered them is that they are effectively noiseless. Certain of them can communicate with you by way of your own thoughts and or feelings; intermingling themselves with those by way of a method or technology; the nature of which is not known or understood by the vast majority of people, if perhaps any of us. Yet apart from this they are incapable of sound (or at least sound as we know it); which I expect is why some of them love the brain torture radio idea -- that is, because it gives them an extra voice. In the case of this magician who has been hounding me, he uses these radio operators (the previously mentioned "radio group") to communicate with by way of their thoughts, then I can hear these operators (in my head) on this radio.
There was one period for a number of weeks back in the summer of 2000 when for days on end non-stop I was forced to endure this very doleful, perverted monastic-like chant which I was told some people down below have to constantly listen to, and which I later came to denote "Disco Inferno." Otherwise they ostensibly have no music these people, except possibly among the more civilized sprites or little folk who, unlike more regular-sized ghosts spirit people, can play instruments and dance.
CAUSE, give rise to, lead to, result in, bring about, bring into being, create, make, produce, generate, initiate, engender, spawn, sow the seeds of, occasion, effect, originate, bring to pass, bring on, precipitate, prompt, provoke, kindle, trigger, spark off, touch off, stir up, whip up, induce, incite, inspire, promote, foster, conjure; poetic/literary beget, enkindle, rare effectuate.
Now there are real causes and there are apparent causes for something taking place, and the only way to tell one from the other is by scrutinizing the sensory and other data we take in as appearances, and then seeing which alternative interpretation of those appearances makes most sense logically. To some this is well understood and obvious. Yet for those for whom it might not be, I thought this worth mentioning.
One thing that makes the subject of spirit people especially difficult to discuss is that these spirit people are capable of the greatest impostures and truly can get people to think they are God or come from God; or else they are seen as some sort of superior beings. That regular people (like you and me) should see them in this light can be an extremely dangerous thing; because in a given instance they can get people to obey them who do not know how to think about who these spirit people really are or might be. Either they don't sufficently possesss a disposition to question and analyze or else they lack the intellectual faculties to do so (people not so hard to find in others words.) As a result, all spirit people need to do is get some dumb idiot to listen to them and they can drive him to glory and greatness like a tot being pushed in a kiddy car; and not only doesn't our hero have to do anything other than imagine he is steering, but he can be completely oblivious to all that's really going on -- yet perhaps (again in a given instance) be placed in a position where he is making the most momentous kinds of decisions affecting the lives of others, and who do not want to have anything to do with him or spirit people (such as he is receptive to.)
I guess it's a case all over again of that same old story; that is, the very people who would and do secretly govern and rule over us need to be wiped out and destroyed by the military. And if they complain, we will tell them what they have been telling us all these years (namely), "Take heart! It doesn't matter!" (You go through all these things yourself which you put us through all these years. Then tell everyone it doesn't matter.)
Dr. Johnson on Ghosts
From Boswell's Life
"Talking of ghosts, he [Johnson] said, 'It is wonderful that five thousand years have now elapsed since the creation of the world, and still it is undecided whether or not there has ever been an instance of the spirit of any person appearing after death. All argument is against it; but all belief is for it.'
"...Of John Wesley, he said, 'He can talk well on any subject.' BOSWELL. 'Pray, Sir, what has he made of his story of a ghost?' JOHNSON. 'Why, Sir, he believes it; but not on sufficient authority. He did not take time enough to examine the girl. It was at Newcastle, where the ghost was said to have appeared to a young woman several times, mentioning something about the right to an old house, advising application to be made to an attorney, which was done; and, at the same time, saying the attorneys would do nothing, which proved to be the fact. 'This (says John,) is a proof that a ghost knows our thoughts." Now (laughing,) it is not necessary to know our thoughts, to tell that an attorney will sometimes do nothing. Charles Wesley, who is a more stationary man, does not believe the story. I am sorry that John did not take more pains to inquire into the evidence for it.' MISS SEWARD, (with an incredulous smile,) 'What, Sir! about a ghost?' JOHNSON. (with solemn vehemence,) 'Yes, Madam: this is a question which, after five thousand years, is yet undecided; a question, whether in theology or philosophy, one of the most important that can come before the human understanding.'"
What is the worst pain, attacking unjustly or being attacked unjustly? For some it might be hard to say. But one thing is certain. We are happier in our poverty than they in their all riches. Now if only we could rid ourselves of them, and their violence, their cruelty, their robbery, their skullduggery, their censorship, their interference, etc. etc. etc!
Picture if you will this person who is an incorrigible busy body and gossip; who regularly spies on people; sends out agents to scandalize and accuse; is bothered if you have it too good (it hurts his feelings); and who feels he can just move into your life if and whenever he wants to. Just imagine such a person!
Some complain that there are too many people in the world, and yet how many will grieve for being without even one?
WATCH!...as I make myself invisible.
Our nation's lawyers are in fact among our country's most virtuous and law abiding citizens, and this I can prove. For while we have in these latter decades seen scandal in the police, the military, the government, medicine, corporations, schools, the churches, amongst celebrities, when ever are high profile lawyers (or for that matter mega-movie producers) brought up on charges for anything?
Look you have money -- that's something. The rest of this stuff, I don't need, I don't want it. You can keep it. And even if I did need or want any of it I could just buy it anyway (that is if I had money, of course.)
One of the most risible of Hell characters is the kind who acts as though he is our benefactor and protector, and this because he appeased and compromised with, and continues to appease and compromise with, Hell. What sacrifices he has made for us by doing the wrong thing! As if this were all done for our sake!
A thing very important to understand about Hell people is that they don't merely strive to get away with doing something wrong. No, the real idea is to justify it. As a matter of fact, the effort to make demonism itself legitimate has a long history. That some people are famous, and not others, may in a given instance be attributable to the effect sprit people might have had on that person's life and career. In consequence, some individuals are given great stature and notoriety who perhaps don't really deserve it, yet their names are inscribed into the canon of fame just as if they were saints -- only in this case demonistic saints. By the same token there have been (one would suspect certainly) countless great and highly talented people who never became well known because they refused to acquiesce with Hell people. Yet others could not be prevented from becoming well known, despite Hell, yet ended up living and dying under some debility, such as ostracism or madness.
If you cannot prove your case, you cannot win it. If you cannot present it, you cannot prove it. This reason more than any other is why speaking the truth is frowned upon and proscribed; and no wonder seeing how doing so will make crime invulnerable.
It may well be that Evil is the result of certain ghosts desiring to hasten the end of the world (and thus perhaps as well expedite the only opportunity for their own renewal, or else, if not this, an ending of their situation); since they see mankind -- unrighteous as we are -- as incapable of real progress. What then do you think? Are we incapable of real progress?
With apologies in advance for the less than crystalline resolution, I thought it a great pity so few should get to see this:
Isn't that a cute face?
In sum -- They wanted to be the fashion statement, as well as the arbiters of taste and culture generally (and subsequently, in addition, media, politics, laws, morals, etc.) And they got what they wanted. Yet even granting they were ever appealing, attractive, or even competitive in the first place, it is in the very nature of fashion that fashion change -- least of which after almost some 30 years. Not all the gods can override this -- fashion, since the beginning of time, is that fickle. But they don't or won't accept this; and while they can no longer constrain us to continue find them interesting and engaging, they can, notwithstanding, continue to bother us and beat us over the head. Hence, what, for some time now, has been the present state of things.
What a boon, what a renaissance, this age of sorcery is! Plagiarism, forgeries, spy cams, identity theft, hoaxes, torture, assassination, betrayal, mistrust -- can't wait till they build their Hall of Fame.
Matters of fact can be established objectively. If you don't believe this, what altrenative would you suggest?
So divided and disparate can be my thoughts, beliefs, and emotions, I often wish I could decide what I actually feel, or choose what I truly want most, by filling out a multiple choice form.
Sometimes the world seems so full of trouble, it makes me wonder how God could have asked anyone to live in such a situation of ongoing danger and care -- pockets of horror not covered by our law and unwritten laws which force you to live among the dead. If you have enough money, you can buy people (i.e. as slaves.) The rest is simply a matter of how much you are wiling to pay. And some people would have you think that Christianity -- as much as anything -- is to blame for all this.
Inhuman beyond belief. Deranged beyond belief.
It's a big infinite! (So what seems to be the problem?)
Looking the matter from the perspective of an entire lifetime, I think many come at some point to realize that sex (and sexual desire) without accompanying romance (or heartfelt sincerity) is ultimately something merely annoying, or else an inconvenient burden like excess fat -- that is perhaps unless you are naturally given to temperance and or else are a rationally continent person.)
There are (and have been) people who think killing doesn't matter because a spirit person (or persons) came to them in a brilliant heavenly light telling them it didn't (really) matter; that there are greater issues at stake (than mere mortal lives.) And for those for whom no heavenly light could persuade to condone killing, there are, nonetheless, any number of lesser offences which an angel could get them to accept or take lightly. Magic, in the way of sophisticated tricks and illusions, and including the most adept kind of sophistry, is typically and often cleverly used and applied to further promote such deceptions, whether the spirit person is taken to be coming form Heaven, Hell, or what have you.
There's no point with him. For instance when he makes a movie to satirize, or alternatively celebrate, someone or something, he might - quite shamelessly -- steal the original story or working idea from someone else, such that in one manner or other his latest magnum opus only comes to be as a direct result of theft (or some other kind of underhanded dealing.) To what end does his movie come to? If he satirizes, we say "who cares?" (seeing what a poltroon or rascal, if not outright criminal, he is); and if his movie instead happens to celebrate someone or something (say something historical) -- same thing.
He's the kind of person who, while professing to be a stalwart friend or benefactor, will be sure to tell you the item cost ten cents more than expected, and that he paid the ten cents himself -- out of his own pocket.
If spirit is breath, isn't the next obvious question: whose breath is it?
Oh also, I had meant to ask. Did Amelia get one of those Sindy dolls? Certainly I would think something like that would be approved of by those people you listen to.
For me, and when it comes right down to it, this is no matter of religion or philosophy, but simply one of unwelcome stalking and ongoing harassment by people, who for all their glowing and amazing wonders and mind piercing spectacles are nothing more than a tiresome and insufferable private interest group whose capacity for frightening and intimidating people has earned them the most awesome kind of worldly power and success (even though they are only spirit people.)
What do you call someone who routinely complains about what's bad in the world but who never or refuses to get around to confronting and combating real Evil? A servant, witting or no, of Evil.
He lost his faith in good, and so puts his trust in bad (such as by compromising principle or being two faced.)
If we are honest about it, we are not good really, rather we are lovers of the Good; and the more we love the Good by holding dear and respecting truth, compassion, wisdom and justice, the more good we do or can become.
If one reads the Bible regularly it will help discipline a person for long term reading and study elsewhere. For this reason the Bible has done more to promote sophisticated literacy at large than any other book. Is it any wonder then that in this age of diminishing literacy fewer people then before appreciate and esteem it?
A demonist can't really be happy, because being truly happy would be doing the right thing. They are left therefore to find a substitute, such as finding pleasure in making others jealous, using others, tormenting them, etc.
How did God manifest himself in this world? As innocence itself victimized. I have always felt therefore that deep down our purpose in life, as much as anything else, was to care for and protect the helpless and innocent. Yet there are people who will willfully exploit and murder these in order to secure for themselves what they see as greater happiness or well-being.
It is common to lie, and yet others take lying to the extreme of outlawing the truth (or at least those truths which do not suit them.) What is urgently needed then are sanctuaries where the truth can be honestly and freely spoken, written, and communicated. But where in the United States today can one find such a refuge? The conventional press today is surely no such haven.
Starlings are sometimes very funny, including, but not only, because of the outlandish sounds they (can) make. Although most by now seem to have already started south for winter, a few weeks ago for the first time I noticed something unusual. Ever since I have lived here some pigeons have roosted nearby, and typically they will perch in a group on a stretch of power (or telephone) lines. It just so happened that some of the starlings took to sitting amongst the pigeons on those lines, as if they welcomed the pigeons staid and unthreatening company (compared, say, to the uncatchable sparrows, or else more intimidating crows.) The pigeons themselves evidently did not seem to mind their new comrades; and together, in this unexpected way, they made a strange and amusing sight raised atop those wires: as if mutually seeking to ignore or find refuge from the noisy, mad hubbub of the world.
There are those who think good writing and speaking does not really matter; that these are merely luxuries of civilization or something similar. Yet speech, and in turn writing, require breath, and are heavily relying on breath. Even in writing, we have stops and rests, in order to accompany breath. But though speech and writing heavily rely on breath, does breath rely on or necessarily require speech? As a practical matter, the first obvious answer is yes, people require speech if they are to survive for more than a short period of time. In Greek, what we think of as "spirit" is sometimes etymologically associated with breath (e.g. "pneuma.") For this and other reasons, perhaps breath can be seen as an extension or outgrowth of spirit; so that through this causal chain, we observe spirit (if not automatically assumed to be our very vital force and being) working and ever presently active in our lives.
An extraordinary thing occurred to me. Though this particular idea may not itself offer much in the way of a solution toward getting some of the more belligerent spirit people to behave themselves, there is, nonetheless, value in the suggestion of finding solutions which previously would never have occurred to us, and yet which might turn out to be an easy remedy for the crime and other problems posed by such "supernatural" criminals (of more than usual power and influence.) I could not help but notice then about these people that they have a never ending need for attention. So much so that I can't help but look back on much of my ordeal of the past 14 years as having been a kind of baby sitting (of them.) Only the other day the idea came to me therefore that if there were a way such people could get attention, but without having or being able to do the wrong thing or commit crime, they would give up evil -- just so long as they could obtain the constant attention they seek. The obvious difficulty, however, is that one cannot just insist or demand that others give you their attention; or that they see you as a particularly interesting person. But were these last obstacles such as could be surmounted, I think it quite possible -- taken all in all -- to get some of the worst behaving spirit people to forsake the albeit lucrative vocation of evil.
"...As from the cliff that o'er his cavern hangs
He views the piles of fallen Persepolis
In deep arrangement hide the darksome plain.
Unbounded waste! the mouldering obelisk
Here, like a blasted oak, ascends the clouds;
Here Parian domes their vaulted halls disclose
Horrid with thorn, where lurks th' unpitying thief,
Whence flits the twilight-loving bat at eve,
And the deaf adder wreaths her spotted train,
The dwellings once of elegance and art.
Here temples rise, amid whose hallow'd bounds
Spires the black pine, while through the naked street,
Once haunt of tradeful merchants, springs the grass:
Here columns heap'd on prostrate columns, torn
From their firm base, increase the mouldering mass.
Far as the sight can pierce, appear the spoils
Of sunk magnificence! A blended scene
Of moles, fanes, arches, domes, and palaces,
Where, with his brother Horror, Ruin sits..." [260-278]
~ from "The Pleasures of Melancholy," by Thomas Warton, the Younger (1728-1790)
From Netscape News, Oct. 17, 2006:
"Bush to Sign Law for Tough Interrogation
By NEDRA PICKLER
"WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush is signing into law today new standards expediting interrogation and prosecution of terror suspects, a bill the White House says strengthens his hand in a time of war.
"Bush's plan becomes law just six weeks after he acknowledged that the CIA had been secretly interrogating suspected terrorists overseas and pressed Congress to quickly give authority to try them in military commissions.
"The bill ready for signing would protect detainees from blatant abuses during questioning - such as rape, torture and 'cruel and inhuman' treatment - but does not require that any of them be granted legal counsel. Also, it specifically bars detainees from filing habeas corpus petitions challenging their detentions in federal courts...."
What is this really all about? To be brief and to the point -- certain people in positions of great wealth and power, owe those position to acting in cooperation with criminal spirit people. Some of these spirit people are incomprehensibly vicious, sadistic, and cruel -- and on a regularly scheduled basis no less. If their (regular person) protege' can arrange for them victims, this will suit the spirit person's interest, and in turn the interest of the (regular) person in power who has things arranged. In other words, the war is used to create the victims to feed the monster who keeps Oafmore wealthy, prosperous, and no dull boy (at least in his own mind.) Of course, it is obvious as well that when a detainee has no lawyer, promises of protecting him or her from rape, etc. are empty and rhetorical (and easily got around.)
Hooligan the Great
In the course of my war of self-defense against the spirit people (and their henchmen), which I sometimes write about, there is a singular thing to be observed. I am and have always been hampered by three major handicaps, namely: I am alone; poor financially (compared to them certainly); and my health not so good, and this last as a result of these people being able to physically beat me up all these years (in one form or another.) Now having decisively repulsed them after all this time, I can truthfully and factually declare that there is not a single one in their group, whether spirit person or otherwise, who -- man for man -- can match me. If there is let them of him declare himself and face me. Yet you see, they will never do this, and even yet continue to vaunt and boast their greatness to us all.
If people can't talk about who's killing them, then they obviously have no real security from being murdered. Hence censorship, codes of silence, and obstruction of communications.
If it doesn't matter, then why did they need to do those things in the first place? If it didn't matter then they might just as well not have done what they did (e.g. murdered a child.) So where is the reasoning in saying "it doesn't matter"?
[Resuming where I'd left off in our sometimes literary survey:]
What follows below are some passages from Book One of British poet Mark Akenside's "The Pleasures of the Imagination." Akenside (1721-1770), probably most noted for helping to usher in neo-classical (Greek) sensibility to English literature in the eighteenth century, not infrequently sounds cold and emotionally superficial. Not because he is insincere -- far from it. But because his passion is so highly intellectual! Yet though the kind of sentiments he adopts (to convey that passion) occasionally strike one as stilted and artificial, the same wording he uses to express them is as equally often ingenious and those thoughts themselves most profound.
"Say, why was man so eminently raised
Amid the vast creation; why ordained
Through life and death to dart his piercing eye,
With thoughts beyond the limits of his frame;
But that the Omnipotent might send him forth
In sight of mortal and immortal powers,
As on a boundless theatre to run
The great career of justice; to exalt
His generous aim to all diviner deeds;
To chase each partial purpose from his breast;
And through the mists of passion and of sense,
And through the tossing tide of chance and pain,
To hold his course unfaltering, while the voice
Of truth and virtue, up the steep ascent
Of nature, calls him to high reward,
The applauding smile of Heaven?" [lines 151-166]
"...For from the birth
Of mortal man, the sovereign maker said
That not in humble nor in brief delight,
Not in the fading echoes of renown,
Power's purple robes, nor Pleasure's flowery lap,
The soul should find enjoyment: but from these
Turning disdainful to an equal good,
Through all the ascent of things enlarge her view,
Till every bound at length should disappear,
And infinite perfection close the scene." [212-221]
"Does Beauty ever deign to dwell where health
and active use are strangers?" [350-351]
"...Thus Beauty sent from heaven,
The lovely ministress of truth and good
In this dark world: for Truth and Goodness are one,
And Beauty dwells in them, and they in her,
With like participation." [372-376]
"Mind, mind alone, (bear witness, earth and heaven!)
The living fountains in itself contains
Of beauteous and sublime: here hand in hand,
Sit paramount the Graces; here enthroned,
Celestial Venus, with divinest airs,
Invites the soul to never-fading joy." [481-486]
"...For of all
The inhabitants of earth, to man alone
Creative Wisdom gave to life his eye
To truth's eternal measures; then to frame
The sacred laws of action and of will,
Discerning justice from unequal deeds,
And temperance from folly." [537-543]
"Accentuate the positive...
Don't mess with 'Mr. In Between.'"
If you are truly good then whatever is good you can claim as your own.
"Hey everybody -- I'm good!"
And if he can get you -- willingly or no -- to agree or comply with him, what can't he have?
More "More Great Things to Say"
"Man I know you can't help being dead and all, but you gotta understand. We are bored, sick and tired of all this, and we want to do something else."
"There's a very good reason for your keeping this all secret you know, I only hope that you know what that reason is."
The language in these two excerpted passages is so especially lovely; I thought some of you might find them of interest.
"...And is it in the flight of threescore years,
To push eternity from human thought,
And smother souls immortal in the dust?
A soul immortal, spending all her fires,
Wasting her strength in strenuous idleness,
Thrown into tumult, raptured or alarmed
At aught this scene can threaten or indulge,
Resembles ocean into tempest wrought,
To waft a feather or drown a fly.
"Where falls this censure? It o'erwhelms myself;
How was my heart incrusted by the world!
Oh, how self-fettered was my groveling soul!
How, like a worm, was I wrapped round and round
In silken thought, which reptile Fancy spun,
Till darkened Reason lay quite clouded o'er
With soft conceit of endless comfort here,
Nor yet put forth her wings to reach the skies!
"Night-visions may befriend (as sung above):
Our waking dreams are fatal. How I dreamt
Of things impossible! (Could sleep do no more?)
Of joys perpetual in perpetual change!
Of stable pleasures on the tossing wave!
Eternal sunshine in the storms of life!
How richly were my noontide trances hung
With gorgeous tapestries of pictured joys!
Joy behind joy in endless perspective!
Till at Death's toll, whose restless iron tongue
Calls daily for his millions at a meal,
Starting I woke, and found myself undone.
Where now my frenzy's pompous furniture?
The cobwebbed cottage, with its ragged wall
Of mouldering mud, is royalty to me!
The spider's most attenuated thread
Is cord, is cable, to man's tender tie
On earthly bliss; it breaks at every breeze.
"Oh, ye blest scenes of permanent delight!
Full above measure! lasting beyond bound!
A perpetuity of bliss is bliss,
Could you, so rich in rapture, fear an end,
That ghastly thought would drink up all your joy,
And quite unparadise the realms of light[?]..."
~ from "Night Thoughts," I, by Edward Young (1683-1765)
"...how dost thou [Death] rend in sunder
Whom love has knit, and sympathy made one!
A tie more stubborn far than nature's band.
Friendship! mysterious cement of the soul;
Sweetener of life, and solder of society!
I owe thee much: thou hast deserved from me,
Far, far beyond what I can ever pay.
Oft have I proved the labours of thy love,
And the warm efforts of the gentle heart,
Anxious to please. -- Oh! when my friend and I
In some thick wood have wander'd heedless on,
Hid from the vulgar eye, and sat us down
Upon the sloping cowslip-cover'd bank,
Where the pure limpid stream has slid along
In grateful errors through the underwood,
Sweet murmuring, -- methought the shrill-tongued thrush
Mended his song of love; the sooty blackbird
Mellow'd his pipe, and soften'd every note;
The eglantine smelt sweeter, and the rose
Assumed a dye more deep; whilst every flower
Vied with its fellow-plant in luxury
Of dress. -- Oh! then the longest summer's day
Seem'd too, too much in haste: still the full heart
Had not imparted half! 'twas happiness
Too exquisite to last. Of joys departed,
Not to return, how painful the remembrance!..."
~ from "The Grave" by Robert Blair (1699-1746)
"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy."
There are not a few earning great salaries or possessing great fortunes who will regularly talk about and seek to address those problems and dilemmas which most ail us. I could not help but observe the irony then of someone being made to regularly survive encounters of the above sort (as well as live normally) on minimum wage plus. (And yes, that is about what it is -- and has been -- like. No joke, and let no one kid you otherwise!) You may think I am boasting, but the simple fact of it is I am quite sick and tired of it all and want others to know what it is really and truly like.
P.S. He lives the life of horror and cruely. Yet since this way of making a living doesn't attract the kind of nicer company he prefers, he conveniently applies the principles of demonism towards being able to force himself on such who abhor not only his presence but resent even his very existence.
What is or isn't eternal? You could only know the answer to this by already knowing what was eternal, and this you would know by your heart, your mind or both. One couldn't possibly acquire a proper grasp of the notion of what is eternal (or infinite) but by something inborn for there is nothing in experience that sufficiently and of itself manifests it (in the form of phenomena.)
Daniel Snugduggle and the Flying Tigers
When should the truth not be spoken and without offending it (i.e. the truth)?
Sometimes it is easy to believe something; sometimes it is not.
When it suits them, they will not hesitate to use crime and violence to get what they want. At the same time it would seem at present both the accepted and unwritten law that if a person can get away with crime and violence, these are perfectly legitimate and acceptable methods for either self-protection or advancement. Yet how can such get away with using crime and violence? By means of bribery, blackmail, extortion, mind control (psychological warfare), murder, torture, etc. But above all one must keep out the truth.
My point exactly. Who needs Bozo? Yet according to the legal system he gets all the money.
Every circumstance which we face can be made into a logical assertion, or a set of logial assertions, and as an assertion or assertions each assumption or given the assertion contains can be questioned.