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Who and or what you think of as only one, two, or three things (as in "they are this" or "they are that") is really over a thousand things, and a good deal more. And if you actually took the trouble to think and do so, you could, say, (reasonably, justly, or scientifically) ascribe or attribute a thousand or more qualities, properties, relations, associations, or characteristics (of varying degrees of inherence, approximation, and nearness) to any given person, animal, or thing (including, among these qualities, this very trait of having a thousand and more aspects which a given person or thing has.) True, not all such qualities would be of equal significance or relevance. But it does go to show you how much more there is to someone than, offhand, you believe or assume you know. (And which awareness is no little benefit as a tool and creative help to artists, poets, and writers.)
Who and or what you think of as only one, two, or three things (as in "they are this" or "they are that") is really over a thousand things, and a good deal more. And if you actually took the trouble to think and do so, you could, say, ascribe or attribute a thousand or more qualities, properties, or characteristics to any given person, animal, or thing. True, not all such qualities would be of equal significance or relevance. But it does go to show you how much more there is to someone than, offhand, you believe or assume you know. (And which awareness is no little benefit as a tool and creative help to artists, poets, and writers.)
"He does the wrong thing a certain way...He thought he knew about those people in those days."
He did not even know who those people were in the first place.
There is no greater evil known or ever known than spirit people, and even all the cumulative sin among ordinary mortals is but a scratch compared to the malignant cancer which is spirit people. Or put differently, the evil that men do is in substance as much to contend with, of and by itself, as an overturned glass of milk. The evil that spirit people do and make possible is like an Exxon Valdez oil spill by comparison.
You think so little of doing these things or having them go on, you through them yourself (and see how you like it.)
Concentration Camp Fun the Whole Family Can Enjoy.
"Hasbro Operation SpongeBob Squarepants Edition:
"SpongeBob Squarepants is trapped in Plankton's lab, with 12 different ailments to make him blab! You must help your Bikini Bottom buddy keep the Krabby Patty recipe a secret. Perform delicate undersea surgery on his Barnacle Brain, Clammy Hands and Patty Pleasure Center without setting off the electronic buzzer. The surgeon with the steadiest hands earns the most pay and saves the day. Includes a gameboard with SpongeBob SquarePants 'patient' and tweezers, 12 plastic Funatomy parts, 24 cards, play money and rules."
Later Note. Although what is thought of as Nazism is not infrequently and over simplistically reduced to having been merely a fanatical brand of racism and or militarism, what racism or militarism was required to produce a Dr. Mengele? And are not those who do and can use professional medical expertise to commit violent crime among the very worst and most monstrous criminals one can conceive of? And yet when and how often are such vilified, as compared to the racists or militarists who mostly or invariably act and comport themselves as they do out of mere bone-head avarice and jingoism?
This is something I'm sure not a few will find both fascinating and edifying. The music (by Sandeep Chowta) is from the soundtrack to "Asoka" (2001) a film about Asoka the Great (304-232 B.C.); who is noted for reigning over a wide empire (in what are today parts of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh) with exceptional sapience and enlightened tolerance, including helping to establish Buddhism beyond India; and which religion left its influence in some way on all of the conventional major faiths, including Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (as in, for example, asceticism of certain sects, monasticism, and the veneration of holy men.) The video itself consists predominantly of photographs of Buddhist shrines and colossi stretched across wider Asia, and it is not difficult to imagine circumstances where at one time or another spirit people impersonated buddhas or the Buddha, or at any rate imagined themselves to be such -- just as they do and would Christ or Christian saints, etc. Yet that this happened does not impugn the faiths themselves, of course, and rather merely points out to us or confirms that very ancient, and also very crucial, wisdom that appearances may deceive.
The same or more or less the same thing has been said by me on several occasions, yet it bears repeating, and that is, if you happen to encounter or find yourself dealing with them, don't take any spirit person so seriously or with reverence that you view them as superhuman and or divine. Treat them basically as you would any one else, and judge and know them on the basis of their behavior and rational and moral conduct. They can sometimes do things to astonish, amaze, or frighten you; they can cause you to feel you are beloved of or being honored by (what seems to be) heaven. They can make you feel like you are in the clutches of hell. But whatever the trick, know that at bottom that is what it is -- a trick -- to manipulate and render you malleable to their own ends. By the same token, do not trust them, and if they seek your confidence or friendship, insist on bringing in an objective third party to help judge the matter (assuming you are not already inclined to reject the spirit people out of hand -- as I myself typically am.) And if the spirit person or people won't allows this or it is otherwise not possible to bring in an impartial and intelligent third party judge or mediator, then assume to reject them, and treat them as you would any unwelcome stranger, or criminal, attempting to enter, intrude on, or insinuate themselves into your life.
I like this (somewhat) reduced tempo version of Johann Sebastian Bach's Gavotte en Rondeau from his Partita No. 3 (BWV 1006); unfortunately the person who posted it strangely neglected to name the violinist; for which reason, we might think of this YouTube performance as a case and instance of "covert Bach" (so mum's the word.)
This Preludio from the same composition, on the other hand, is ostensibly declassified, and so I can tell you is brought to us on electric violin by Eddie Carlson.
Imagine a world where skill, merit and intelligence, and who will not submit to arbitrary and brute authority, are sidelined, outlawed, or otherwise socially extirpated. Meanwhile, childish, irrational and ignorant people are so bred and trained to act as society's de jure or else de facto leaders and higher level decision makers, and yet who (indirectly or directly) are actually the pawns and puppets of spirit people who would rule over and control everyone and everything (inasmuch as it is possible for them to do so.)
Imagine, I say, such a world!
To whom it may concern -- my website "Ben Turpin Central" received a little bit of a long overdue upgrade of late; including some reworking of the texts plus a new album page.