Previous William Thomas Sherman Info Page postings, quotes, observations, etc.
Look, once again and for the record, I kicked butt on this ghoulish empire and there is no spirit person I am afraid of facing -- even and including Satan himself; they are such contemptible scoundrels and rascals. But you see and even so, they just continue being able to cheat and get away with murder because they feel sorry for themselves -- and that's how it is. Despite the innumerable affronts and brutal treatment I have suffered and undergone these past (now) decades, my gripe is much more with these spirit people than with any regular people. Although there are regular people who do and have behaved very badly, they really are such vegetables when it comes to being under the influence of spirit people that upon reflection they seem like hypnotized children. And it is no small irony that for all the hype over the years we've heard about the Manson family, these spirit people have no little succeeded by this time into turning a no insignificant portion of society into something like that very clan (as popularized.) So if there was anyone I could have my druthers punishing after all this it is these damn spirit people -- and let everyone else go.
Speaking of the 1969 Cielo Drive murders, did you know that the perpetrators cut the telephone and electrical lines before going into the home of the victims? Now I ask you -- who these days does that kind of behavior remind you of (honestly?)
The following group of passages comes from chapter XXII of Charles Brockden Brown's Wieland (1798). The speaker is the mysterious drifter and ventriloquist, Carwin:
"My passion for mystery, and a species of imposture, which I
deemed harmless, was thus awakened afresh. This second lapse
into error made my recovery more difficult. I cannot convey to
you an adequate idea of the kind of gratification which I
derived from these exploits; yet I meditated nothing. My views
were bounded to the passing moment, and commonly suggested by
the momentary exigence.
"I must not conceal any thing. Your principles teach you to abhor a voluptuous temper; but, with whatever reluctance, I acknowledge this temper to be mine. You imagine your servant Judith to be innocent as well as beautiful; but you took her from a family where hypocrisy, as well as licentiousness, was wrought into a system. My attention was captivated by her charms, and her principles were easily seen to be flexible.
"Deem me not capable of the iniquity of seduction. Your servant is not destitute of feminine and virtuous qualities; but she was taught that the best use of her charms consists in the sale of them. My nocturnal visits to Mettingen were now prompted by a double view, and my correspondence with your servant gave me, at all times, access to your house.
"The second night after our interview, so brief and so little foreseen by either of us, some daemon of mischief seized me. According to my companion's report, your perfections were little less than divine. Her uncouth but copious narratives converted you into an object of worship. She chiefly dwelt upon your courage, because she herself was deficient in that quality. You held apparitions and goblins in contempt. You took no precautions against robbers. You were just as tranquil and secure in this lonely dwelling, as if you were in the midst of a crowd.
"Hence a vague project occurred to me, to put this courage to the test. A woman capable of recollection in danger, of warding off groundless panics, of discerning the true mode of proceeding, and profiting by her best resources, is a prodigy. I was desirous of ascertaining whether you were such an one.
"My expedient was obvious and simple: I was to counterfeit a murderous dialogue; but this was to be so conducted that another, and not yourself, should appear to be the object. I was not aware of the possibility that you should appropriate these menaces to yourself. Had you been still and listened, you would have heard the struggles and prayers of the victim, who would likewise have appeared to be shut up in the closet, and whose voice would have been Judith's. This scene would have been an appeal to your compassion; and the proof of cowardice or courage which I expected from you, would have been your remaining inactive in your bed, or your entering the closet with a view to assist the sufferer. Some instances which Judith related of your fearlessness and promptitude made me adopt the latter supposition with some degree of confidence.
"By the girl's direction I found a ladder, and mounted to your closet window. [i.e. Carwin breaks into the house of the woman he is here addressing.] This is scarcely large enough to admit the head, but it answered my purpose too well.
"I cannot express my confusion and surprize at your abrupt and precipitate flight. I hastily removed the ladder; and, after some pause, curiosity and doubts of your safety induced me to follow you. I found you stretched on the turf before your brother's door, without sense or motion. I felt the deepest regret at this unlooked-for consequence of my scheme. I knew not what to do to procure you relief. The idea of awakening the family naturally presented itself. This emergency was critical, and there was no time to deliberate. It was a sudden thought that occurred. [i.e. He hides in the closet.] I put my lips to the key-hole, and sounded an alarm which effectually roused the sleepers. My organs were naturally forcible, and had been improved by long and assiduous exercise.
"Long and bitterly did I repent of my scheme. I was somewhat consoled by reflecting that my purpose had not been evil, and renewed my fruitless vows never to attempt such dangerous experiments. For some time I adhered, with laudable forbearance, to this resolution.
"My life has been a life of hardship and exposure. In the summer I prefer to make my bed of the smooth turf, or, at most, the shelter of a summer-house suffices. In all my rambles I never found a spot in which so many picturesque beauties and rural delights were assembled as at Mettingen. No corner of your little domain unites fragrance and secrecy in so perfect a degree as the recess in the bank. The odour of its leaves, the coolness of its shade, and the music of its water-fall, had early attracted my attention. Here my sadness was converted into peaceful melancholy--here my slumbers were sound, and my pleasures enhanced."
If it is possible for you to see how it is that the great billion dollar movie career is phony then you will also have it in you to see how it is that spirit people's Heaven is phony too. But that's just the problem. Many simply can't see or don't have this ability.
People go along with spirit people only because they think they must do so. No one ever actually chooses spirit people to direct their life without being persuaded to by means of violent duress and or else heavily perfumed enticements. In any case, one is never "called" to something by spirit people in an open, above board manner. The Holy Spirit by contrast is someone or something you invite or welcome as, say, you would music, poetry, honest philosophical truth, beauty in nature, or social justice. Aside from those who might invoke spirit people out of curiosity, those who seek and receive spirit people very rarely are such who actually want them in their lives, and those that do so are, as a rule, behaviorally manipulated in advance.
Their motto is "abandon all hope ye who enter here." And the only thing possibly worse than their Hell is their Heaven.
There is life and its frustrations and disappointments, and then there's Godzilla. No need therefore to make things much worse for yourself by confusing the two. But woe unto you who can't or don't recognize Godzilla when he comes!
Here's another painting from the Early Republic; this one by Gilbert Stuart. One thing that makes it of special interest is that the subject is smiling, or at least close to smiling -- something very rarely seen in formal portraits from this period.
Abu Ghraib Revisited
Possibly you will have heard this recent news story (April 8, 2008) about the eight teenagers in Florida imprisoning and beating up another teen. More disturbing perhaps than the beating itself is newscasters, police, and similar experts ascribing the incident to:
1) Animal behavior -- the attacks are described as "animalistic."
2) The internet -- the perpetrators had the crime video taped; for, as it is inferred, to achieve celebrity or notoriety on YouTube.
3) Lack of "God" in young people's lives today.
4) Adolescent behavior -- The inherent nature of many young people to be unruly, disobey authority and to be violent and aggressive.
In other words, and aside from 3), the blame is attributed to animals, the internet, and young people. This being supposedly the case, what then explains the grotesquely violent and fantasy driven computer games funded by millionaires (or billionaires) -- such as we surveyed here of late and which are proliferated in the video game industry?
Incidentally, I have been beaten up these past 15 years as bad and worse than this girl in this video (see my "Narrative" below) -- and yet I am refused help by police, lawyers, church, my government representatives, and the academic community; indeed, despite my pleas for assistance, they not only would not help but would not even answer my appeals and petitions for such (or were prevented by someone else from doing so.) Why? Because they are deferring or made to answer to the wisdom of certain very rich persons and the latter's supervisors, authoritarian spirit people! So you see, it is not the doing of the thing that is so very wrong; rather, it is much more a matter of who is doing it and or who it is being done to that actually counts and matters.
The phrase "God alone" (also the title of a collection of St. Louis Marie de Montfort's writings) frightened me somehow until I realize there is no one but God (i.e. everyone and everything else being a composite or compound.) And when it comes to actions and events, what is "one" about them is that they are right, correct, and just. Otherwise, the activity is less than, if not insulting, the One; and if this weren't enough, we ourselves reap much less out of the experience or endeavor (i.e. than we would have had we done the thing the proper way.)
Nor did I myself ever dream that I would one day have my life blood sucked out of me by an actual and literal vampire. Yet this is what happened.
When we ask what it is that characterizes and motivates autocratic spirit people, what I find most stands out are:
1. Their egotism and megalomania. And when they are not holding themselves up as ultra-superior to others relapse into abject fits of self-pity.
2. Their need to denigrate and subject regular people to some form of servitude or else imprisonment; sometimes accompanied by a very visceral hatred of life and humanity. It is no small peculiarity of their's that when they might simply and easily kill someone outright (say, in order to get rid of them) prefer instead to inflict egregious, and perhaps long and extended, pain and suffering.
3. The need and necessity of operating behind the scenes in secret.
4. Although given to instill great fear in others, they themselves, and as demonstrated by their often extreme and bizarre cruelty, are typically or not unusually subject to great fears themselves -- either fear of one day getting their comeuppance or else fear of other spirit more powerful than themselves who could or might punish them (say, for not being obedient.)
All this, and as best as one can tell, is what goes on on the executive level; bearing in mind, that on the surface they might seem humorous, carefree, emotionally austere, benevolent, or sanctimonious to mask or disguise their real selves.
As far as what goes on below this level, those that follow their lead are such as whom, among us regular people, are cynical in a markedly vicious way; zealously anti-religious (or else promoters of false religion and or else the occult); or take the view that if their is any happiness to be had in life it is only known thrown material pleasure, and this latter, in turn, can only be had through acting in cooperation with organized crime. Yet observe the difference between the executive and the lower echelons of this order of things -- their interests are by no means necessarily the same, and indeed in certain respects quite opposite and diverging. Needless to add, such conflicts are got around by keeping those lower orders secretive, dishonest, ignorant, and irrational.
I can't help seeing this image in my head (from time to time); so perhaps my posting this here is not doing you any favor. If not, please accept my apology.
Death in Spring
Why were you born?
Why did you live?
Your passing seems strange
-- you had so much to give.
Though someone once dreamed
Life's happiness for you,
The world had you disowned.
Yet you were so humble,
You were so sweet;
I could have thought
It was made for you alone.
But for all tears that swell,
Your face fading here
Must instead shine far off,
Wherever Beauty dwells.
And now this ice in April,
This sleeping the sleep of ages
Makes me ponder
Of my own demise
When I die,
I'll think of a soldier slain,
And think of the brave
Whom happiness here passed by.
May the prize go to the victor!
Felicity here to the good!
May God give me but to do rightly;
Just as you did and would.
Hell then is a community of bastards. Yet true bastardy lies not in circumstances of birth but in whether or not a person is a habitual liar or coward -- or else a liar and coward in circumstances where the substantial welfare and justice of others is at stake. And although repentance is available to correct such faults, clearly a person has to be sincere and make some overt effort in order to show that their repentance is genuine and not fallacious -- with truth, as always, being measured not by mere appearances and what people think but honest facts and reason.
It's a Cheap Character That They Want to Go Somewhere Else
True, you can roll around in the filth and the muck and go sneak up on your enemies and attack them with your presence. Even so, there is no way left possible for you to win. And sooner or later, and at the end of the day, you are still going to have to live with yourself.
Lest We Forget.
It is part of the business of dictatorial spirit people to breed and raise regular (flesh and blood) people like cattle; i.e. so that with such the legitimate and otherwise existing order may be overthrown. Hence, the importance of proper marriage, family values, right religion, basic morals, etc.
A Letter to Heaven
Look, be reasonable now. I beat you on two main counts - 1. I am not interested; am not, never was, 2. I fought you off for all these many years singlehandedly. As well, you have made yourself look so foolish and guilty that for you to not be found out as such is to say "foolish" and "guilty" don't mean anything. Now given all this, either you mind own business or by all right your Heavenly empire is going to go belly up , and you will be back on Skid Row where you started. Don't do this to yourself then. Do the sensible thing and just be on your way as we said all along.
The Ben Turpin Alliance.
While there is evidently no stopping Kane, Lynch, and the corporate alliance of Magic you will at least have the consolation of knowing that "NATO's" leaders are doing all they can to protect us from terrorists, as per this latest news item. Of course and seriously, one of the very disturbing things about all this is that "NATO's" leaders are obviously no real leaders to begin with, and are merely puppets of powers greater than themselves. If these "leaders" really seek peace, then why don't they promote mutual understanding and sharing of culture and ideas (and or else promote the scientific investigation of the root causes of evil and serious crime) rather than jump to investing in expensive and grandiose defense systems of this kind? Though they talk about liberty, they clearly don't mean human rights and equal justice, but rather the privilege and empowerment of witchcraft based billionaires to rob, plunder and abuse the disenfranchised people of the world. And I ask you, with such actions and policies as this ridiculous missile defense system, who else today is doing more to enslave mankind to terror, mistrust and irrationality than they?
"What the --?"
The following are product descriptions from Amazon.com of some video games currently (and not so long ago) available to the mass general public. (And they call Charles Manson a sick lunatic!)
"Dark Sector thrusts players into the role of Hayden Tenno, an operative sent on a dangerous assassination mission into Lasria - an Eastern European city on the brink of ruin that hides a deadly Cold War secret. Attacked by an unknown enemy, he awakens to find part of his body altered by an infection that has granted him inhuman abilities. Now, Hayden must learn to evolve along with his powers, to survive and to become a hero."
"The setting is 1191 AD. The Third Crusade is tearing the Holy Land apart. You, Altair, intend to stop the hostilities by suppressing both sides of the conflict. You are an Assassin, a warrior shrouded in secrecy and feared for your ruthlessness. Your actions can throw your immediate environment into chaos, and your existence will shape events during this pivotal moment in history. As an assassin you will master the skills, tactics, and weapons of history's deadliest and most secretive clan of warriors. Plan your attacks, strike without mercy, and fight your way to escape."
Hitman: Blood Money
"Hitman: Blood Money brings back the world's greatest assassin, Agent 47. A series of hits have eliminated a number of assassins from the ICA, Agent 47's contract killing firm. Sensing that he may be the next target, he travels to America where he attempts to carry on with business as usual. That means killing -- a lot of it. Online Stat System allows players to post stats in a variety of different skills and feats; compare and compete with other players around the world new to the world of assassinations. The all-new Rookie Training mode will give you all the training needed Drop a priceless chandelier or use a remote bomb -- the new accident system allows for more freedom in choosing the method for taking out the target."
Elder Scrolls: Morrowind
"Elder Scrolls: Morrowind Game Of The Year is one of the most detailed game worlds ever created. Morrowind sets a new standard in adventure, with its amazing graphics, in-depth gameplay and hundred of game paths! Delve into new, epic-sized dungeons and visit the Capital City of Mournhold and the Clockwork City of Sotha Sil. Fight new creatures including bears and wolves, lich lords and goblins, ice minions and spriggans. Direct the construction of a mining colony and face the threat of savage werewolves. Become a werewolf and indulge your thirst for the hunt. Great gameplay, an immersive storyline and incredible graphics -- all that you crave in a role- playing adventure has arrived!"
"Ghostly Desires is an adult game with a lot of strong sexual scenes. The story begins in an old mansion which is spooked by 7 beautiful women. This mansion was previously burned with the owner and her 6 maids inside. Each one died with her 1 uncompleted desire. The main theme of the game is to explore the mansion and complete the women's unfinished desire. And for the reward the women show off their entire body in full FMV sequence. This game consists of very easy puzzles and the game plays in 1 person view."
Condemned 2: Bloodshot
"Ethan Thomas is a former Serial Crimes Unit investigator with a disturbed past who has been sent back into the field to find his missing partner. His dark past has left him burnt out and struggling with his demons, all the while trying to solve a sinister conspiracy. As Ethan, you will have use of a variety of firearms, blunt instruments and an all-new fighting system complete with defensive and offensive combo chains, as well as grapples and holds. An all-new set of high-tech forensic tools will help you solve the mystery. Condemned 2: Bloodshot has new online multiplayer modes, including deathmatch. Enemies benefit from superior artificial intelligence and work in teams to overpower and outsmart players. All-new multiplayer modes like Circle of Death enhance the experience through a variety of different play styles and flexibility. New vicious combo attacks and over-the-top finishing moves including bare-fisted combat, grappling, bone breaking and neck snapping Online gaming for up to eight players with three unique modes for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation...
"The arsenal is expanded to include items taken straight from the environment like tire irons, bricks, toilet seats, antlers, foos ball sticks, flaming 2x4s, mannequin arms and mop buckets. Massive gunplay is made possible by powerful projectile-based weapons like the sub-gun, crossbow, shotgun, oozie, 9MM, and .45 caliber pistol. Gritty environments with secondary objectives and multiple path solutions. Smart and devious enemies featuring realistic AI behavior...befriend them and they might fight on your side."
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men
"After the tragic death of his son, Kane leaves his family and becomes a member of The 7 - an elite mercenary group. After years of being at the top of their game, a mission in Venezuela goes terribly wrong. Kane escapes with the loot as the only survivor, but is caught and sentenced to death. However, not all of The 7 did die. They want the loot back and they want to deliver the punishment due to a traitor - death to him and his family. Kane is busted out of the prison van and offered a deal by The 7 - he'll still be killed, but his wife and daughter will be spared if he returns the loot. Lynch, a medicated psychopath sentenced to death for the murder of his wife, is busted out of prison with Kane to be his watchdog and make sure he fulfills the deal. An experienced mercenary with everything to lose and an unpredictable psychopath with everything to gain, Kane and Lynch are thrown together in an intense, volatile alliance. No means are too harsh as they fight to save Kane's family and take revenge on The 7, hating each other every step of the way. A new breed of action in a brutal tale of loyalty, loss and revenge. Intense, hard-edged action gameplay. Explosive squad-based combat with intuitive squad control (optional). Co-op mode - play as both Kane and Lynch. Treacherous online multiplayer mode. Intensely high-quality graphics Incredible soundtrack from the composer behind the Hitman series."
"The Club, created by critically acclaimed developer Bizarre Creations, is a new breed of third- person shooter, combining fast-paced run and gun gameplay, destructive environments, and lethal weapons. You will fight to survive in a shadowy underground blood-sport controlled by a faceless, obscenely wealthy and influential elite who place their bets on who will survive as the blood-bath ensues before them. Take control of up to eight uniquely trained killers motivated by greed, driven by pure insane bloodlust, and hell bent on earning respect on a global level."
"Jaws is a new kind of 3rd-person adventure, where you become the deadly ocean predator from the classic movie. Driven mad by low-frequency radio waves, you'll eliminate the oil drilling crews and equipment responsible for the frenzy-causing emissions. Armed with 3000 teeth and powered by 5000 pounds of muscle, you will hunt down and annihilate your enemies in an accurate undersea world. Over 25 points of disconnection, allowing characters and objects to be torn apart by Jaws, piece by piece. Follow story-based missions, encounter side missions or roam the island area causing havoc."
"Shadowrun is the new multiplayer first-person shooter (FPS) based on the classic RPG franchise. Team-based combat shoots into a new dimension, with a revolutionary blend of modern weaponry and ancient magic. After a 5,000 year absence, magic has returned to the world of 2021. Global corporations are in a war to to harness this reawakened power. Be a part of the RNA global megacorp and bring order (and profit) into a world of chaos, or join the Lineage to keep magic wild and free at all costs. Choose a side and wage war for the future of magic in the new world of Shadowrun."
"Reached the Singularity Age!"
It has been one of the oldest of theological conundrums that if God is good then how is it there is evil in the world to begin with? While I cannot say I have come up with the full answer to this question, there is, nonetheless, something remarkable to consider. It may be that the (so called) evil one is actually distantly related to us -- but only very distantly. Though I forbear speaking definitely and conclusively here, he might be likened to Siva (or Shiva), the Hindi god of destruction. Now we have in us in part what is in and largely (if not totally) constitutes him; that is the capacity to destroy. What then he or the evil one or someone else seeks to do is tap into and incite this destructive part of us. For such as he (whoever he actually may be)destruction brings good to him.
Yet although we can utilize destruction for beneficial purposes, for us and unlike him this is not part and not supposed to be part of our essential nature. Even so, there is a certain level on which we can reap good from acting as destroyer, but taken too far causes us to act in an evil manner. Without speculating on his motive, this "other" perhaps attempts to get us to seek good the way he does -- and though that is properly his nature, it is not properly ours. But because some and so many, due to his enticements, go along with him, he has and for a very, very long time now possessed a foothold and more in our lives which, needless to add, to this day we struggle with and contend against. That a traitor in our midst does and or has betrayed us to him has also presumably contributed to this state of affairs. More, of course, could be said on the subject, but at least for some these preliminary remarks will have provided you with the basic hypothesis that, upon ongoing reflection, suggests itself to me.
When we stop and seriously contemplate the spectacle of evil in the world -- and I mean real evil, such as in, say, satanic evil -- we understandably find it very baffling and disconcerting. Why is it some people take it upon themselves to ruin life for everyone? Granted we could to some extent comprehend a person in a fit of mad passion getting carried away and doing something terribly wrong. But anything more than this tries the understanding of both philosopher and lay person alike.
In examining this dilemma, first, a number of things need to be observed. Most people (including those who routinely behave very badly) are emotionally and intellectually little better than children when it comes to the topic of evil. The "evil one," if I may call him or such as are like him that, is a notorious cheater and bully. He needs to hide and be conniving because he is not so strong initially as on the surface he is made to seem, and, in effect, must resort to a kind of military strategy to achieve the effect in this world that he wants. That so much of his opposition and victims are, as stated, no smarter than children further reveals (and aside from his cleverness) how much less intrinsically powerful he actually is. No small part of his success stems from his very carefully and calculatingly defusing and dismantling in secret the defenses of his intended victims -- while possessing the patience of decades, and even generations, to do so.
One of the things that has so flummoxed and flabbergasted me in the course of my own ordeal contending with spirit people and raw evil is how many times a most awful thing could easily have been averted but that others were too childish, cowardly and irrational to deal with what was going on. All the ghost need do for many is say "boo!," or else set a simple trap, and they throw up their hands in surrender. The lesson then to be drawn from all of this is that if there is as much and flagrant evil as there is in the world it is in no small measure a result of some people's incorrigible puerility; and if proper education is allowed to proceed as it is supposed and ought to, both formally and by way of culture at large, things not be at all as bad as they now are or were in the past.