Previous William Thomas Sherman Info Page postings, quotes, observations, etc.
Many of you, if you didn't watch the show itself, possibly saw advertised the Live Duran Duran concert they broadcast on YouTube last night. Well, all in all -- and aside for some often annoying super-imposed graphics on the screen -- it was pretty good -- both good to better songs and strong performances! Here's a sample.
["Duran Duran - Friends Of Mine UNSTAGED"]
A few days ago, I spoke of spirit people who are professional criminals as the most dangerous threat to life, health, peace, freedom and safety in the world; and listed briefly a few reasons why this is so. Yet there were and are other reasons, and not least of which is how such spririt people are used by some regular (flesh and blood) people to deny honest truth and right reason as authority, and also as an excuse to absolve themselves and their misguided associates of responsibility for what they do. The thinking of such people, if you can call it that (for typically they are under the spell of some form of mind control and hypnotic suggestion), is to in effect argue that a) we humans have little or no choice in going along with the commands and dictates of "high ranking" spirit people -- regardless of whether our attitude happens to be a moral or immoral one; that b) the thought and judgment of such spirt people is almost always, if not always, superior to regular people thought and judgment -- including all our reasoning, science, and traditional wisdom combined. Moreover, some are led to believe such things as science, intellectual advancement, and technical (or technological) accomplishment are such things that chiefly emanate from and are bestowed on us by spirit people; and that reason, science, etc. are permssible or may only be invoked according to and at the behest and formal willingness of spirit people. In sum, all our thought and judgment ultimately take a second place and subservient role to the judgments and commands of high ranking spirit persons -- a position such deluded regular people accept without qualm -- seeing how deathly frightened they are and must be of spirit people, and how little they care about thinking seriously or very rationally to begin with.
["Paul Revere and the Raiders "Let Me" 1969"]
I know, I know...poor Molly Whuppie.
It was to have been a jolly family and happy home -- but instead this. And what good does it do him? Indeed, if he continues to have it all his way as he does, all it will end up doing for him is result in his turning into an evil skull or space alien. (Such is the demonistic.)
Many words are worth remembering, not merely as words but, more so, as ideas, concepts.
"Ohhh, you could be...an advertising executive, greeting card salesman, or film producer...believe me, that's not a problem."
"...excess is in itself the root of all evil, and that whenever the blessed institution of religion interferes with our social and moral obligations, it ceases to be the conservator of human happiness, as well as of human virtue. As the excesses of sensual indulgence destroy the capacity for more refined gratifications, so do those of a fanatical religion blight and wither the most amiable feelings of the heart, rendering us insensible to many of the purest, the most exalted delights of which our nature is susceptible."
~ James Kirke Paulding, Koningsmarke, the Long Finn (1823), Book VII, Chapter II.
I myself would qualify this by saying too frequent, untoward or untimely excess. And, naturally, it is not exclusively religion that can be blighted and or made harmful by rationally or morally unjustifiable excess; doubtless the same can be said of almost any kind of behavior or practice that involves or partakes of deep set feelings and emotions.
In no publically prominent or established religion or religious faith, certainly in this life, are all its members and adherents agreed on everything.
Wars and rumors of wars...
Meanwhile, anyone know what happened to (or who misplaced) Microsoft and Monster.com?
Speaking of professional wrestling, I chanced upon this most interesting interview with the very charming Bruno Sammartino. The tie-in with fellow wrestler Kurt Angle is related to a DVD on him (they might well have subtitled this video "Touched by an Angle.") The interval music is admittedly not especially well chosen. But once out of curiosity I started listening, I could not stop till the 14 minute interview was through.
["Must Stream TNA TV: An Interview With Bruno Sammartino"]
Dean Silverstone -- Now More Than Ever
["KCPQ Big Time Wrestling opening 1984"]
Later Note. And you know, it probably cost only a tiny fraction to make a hundred of those local and regional wrestlng shows than what it costs to make just one of those forgettable junk fantasy and or special effects action movies they put out of "Hollywood" these days. (What I myself wouldn't pay now to have those old programs with Paddy Ryan, The Hell's Angels, and Lumberjack Luke on DVD.)
["Elmore James - Take me Where you Go"]
What, can it be argued, are some reasons why big-time criminal spirit people are by far the most dangerous thing in the world? They are capable of worst and most deliberate cruelty (regardless of the victim); can operate usually invisibly and with utmost stealth and anonymity; are masters and adepts at creating the illusion of a sound argument, the illusion of happiness, the illusion of safety, and the illusion of heaven and authority.