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  • Mathew Morrell
    I m always impressed by how Br Ron formulates his thoughts. Very poetic and thoughtful. Social_Artist made some good points as well. I too am waiting for the
    Message 1 of 14 , Oct 14, 2004
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      I'm always impressed by how Br Ron formulates his thoughts. Very
      poetic and thoughtful.

      Social_Artist made some good points as well. I too am waiting for
      the day when gentle healing, not bullets, is capable of subduing the
      blackest motivations. However I think that day is a long way off.
      True evil exists. True sociopathic personalities who have no regard
      for humanity walk among us. And they can't be subdued with "gentle
      healing," just as the Nazi's couldn't, or Genghis Khan. They only
      respect one thing. Power.

      Thank goodness the World War II generation had this knowingness
      within them. Had they not, Social Artist would be a lamp shade or
      he would be speaking German.


      Mathew Morrell
      www.kcpost.net
    • LilOleMissy@SBCglobal.net
      Mathew Morrell wrote: I m always impressed by how Br Ron formulates his thoughts. Very poetic and thoughtful. Social_Artist made some good points as well. I
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        Mathew Morrell wrote:

        I'm always impressed by how Br Ron formulates his thoughts.  Very
        poetic and thoughtful.

        Social_Artist made some good points as well.  I too am waiting for
        the day when gentle healing, not bullets, is capable of subduing the
        blackest motivations.  However I think that day is a long way off. 
        True evil exists.  True sociopathic personalities who have no regard
        for humanity walk among us.  And they can't be subdued with "gentle
        healing," just as the Nazi's couldn't, or Genghis Khan.  They only
        respect one thing.  Power. 

        Thank goodness the World War II generation had this knowingness
        within them.  Had they not, Social Artist would be a lamp shade or
        he would be speaking German.    


        Mathew Morrell
        www.kcpost.net

        Interesting thoughts here and well expressed. I'm sitting in front of the TV as every American is while trying to balance my plastic tray of goodness knows WHAT can THAT "food" came out of, ignoring my children ["I don't care if you DO descend down into the Monterey Canyon in that Rov - just take your oceanography junk and lemme be, OK?!"], hiding from neighbors who, like me, of course lack any incentive to form neighborly groups, anyway, since all I want to do right now is concentrate on Steiner's warnings contained in his "Apocolyptic" Lectures to the Priests describing just these very times. Seems to me Steiner warned us to the effect that "scarcely 1/4th of the new millenium shall have passed before..." - oh, well, everyone can read it for themselves since as an American I can't leave the TV or my plastic tray of goodness-knows-what inedible gunk came out of that can - let alone...[yawn...] um - now WHAT is it about the name/word SOCIAL that reminds me of Socialism=Liberalism=Kerry? Heavens to Betsy - NOW I have to think! [shudder...] - maybe we SHOULD have Kerry as president and get his impending horror in the Asuras' name started NOW! Gee, it's SO difficult to know WHAT to do, but no doubt I'll be instructed in my
        duties
        by the wise council of - um - lack of freedom of thought?

        Cheers, since worse - uh - better, uh huh BETTER Kerry days are ahead! WOOOOHOOOO,

        Sheila








      • Social Artist
        True sociopaths not only respect power but also crave it and find strength wherever it is being unleashed, both from the left and the right. I m curious and
        Message 3 of 14 , Oct 15, 2004
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          True sociopaths not only respect power but also crave
          it and find strength wherever it is being unleashed,
          both from the left and the right.

          I'm curious and optomistic about the outcome of
          today's events. Realizing a democratic nation through
          the unleashing of awesome deadly force from an
          external party in a place that has no experience
          living within a democratic society is something that
          hasn't worked too well in recent memory. Though I do
          believe it's possible and have much hope and belief
          that it will happen, this battle is far from over.
          The outcome of these events is not yet sealed, and it
          would be foolish not to proceed with caution before
          announcing total victory with bravado.

          Overall, these conversations don't play well on the
          Internet. These dialogues would be different if we
          were able to have them face to face in the same room.
          Try as we may, it's easy for the written word to be
          taken out of context and misunderstood with shades of
          meaning lost in the translation. My last posts have
          been taken as an endorsement of Kerry, which was most
          certainly not intended. Were I known in this forum as
          more than another blip in the chat room, this would
          probably be evident, as it is to those who do know me.

          Even my choice of a screen name, Social Artist, was
          construed as a proof of support for the socialist
          system. I was endorsing social unity by suggesting
          the formation of neighborhood gatherings, but not
          socialist enconomic theory. Br. Ron stated that if
          the United States were truly united in the fight in
          Vietnam that there would have been a very different
          outcome. Along those lines, seeing that our country
          is not altogether united during this conflict should
          give one pause when considering the potential outcome
          this time around.

          I had intended to relate that if more people in this
          country were to work harder at thinking for themselves
          instead of abstaining from making difficult choices,
          then a candidate like John Kerry would quite likely
          not be as popular. Br. Ron's post is proof of this.
          He took the time to analyze what he had experienced
          and formed his own reasoned opinion on the matter. I
          haven't seen much reasoned analysis that makes a
          strong case for Kerry as a candidate. If there were
          more people who got their news analysis from
          individual sources such as Br. Ron than the singular
          John Stewart, I'd like to believe we'd be better off.

          Ridiculing other's expressions of thought in sloppy,
          sarcastic and cynical ways is a poor method of
          commanding respect and should be avoided in
          educational forums. Politics! It prompts us to
          behave in unusual ways.

          These are horrible and painful times with one
          worldwide fire fight after another over the past
          century. It's not a sign of fatal weakness for one to
          take time to connect with the pain in this world and
          respect those who are risking everything for a better
          way of life further down the line.

          In case there's any confusion, this is not intended as
          an endorsement of government sponsored healthcare.

          -George



          --- "LilOleMissy@..."
          <lilolemissy@...> wrote:


          ---------------------------------
          Mathew Morrell wrote:
          I'm always impressed by how Br Ron formulates his
          thoughts. Very
          poetic and thoughtful.

          Social_Artist made some good points as well. I too am
          waiting for
          the day when gentle healing, not bullets, is capable
          of subduing the
          blackest motivations. However I think that day is a
          long way off.
          True evil exists. True sociopathic personalities who
          have no regard
          for humanity walk among us. And they can't be subdued
          with "gentle
          healing," just as the Nazi's couldn't, or Genghis
          Khan. They only
          respect one thing. Power.

          Thank goodness the World War II generation had this
          knowingness
          within them. Had they not, Social Artist would be a
          lamp shade or
          he would be speaking German.


          Mathew Morrell
          www.kcpost.net

          Interesting thoughts here and well expressed. I'm
          sitting in front ofthe TV as every American is while
          trying to balance my plastic tray ofgoodness knows
          WHAT can THAT "food" came out of, ignoring my
          children["I don't care if you DO descend down into the
          Monterey Canyon in thatRov - just take your
          oceanography junk and lemme be, OK?!"], hidingfrom
          neighbors who, like me, of course lack any incentive
          to formneighborly groups, anyway, since all I want to
          do right now isconcentrate on Steiner's warnings
          contained in his "Apocolyptic"Lectures to the Priests
          describing just these very times. Seems to meSteiner
          warned us to the effect that "scarcely 1/4th of the
          newmillenium shall have passed before..." - oh, well,
          everyone can read itfor themselves since as an
          American I can't leave the TV or my plastictray of
          goodness-knows-what inedible gunk came out of that can
          - letalone...[yawn...] um - now WHAT is it about the
          name/word SOCIAL thatreminds me of
          Socialism=Liberalism=Kerry? Heavens to Betsy - NOW I
          haveto think! [shudder...] - maybe we SHOULD have
          Kerry as president andget his impending horror in the
          Asuras' name started NOW! Gee, it's SOdifficult to
          know WHAT to do, but no doubt I'll be instructed in my
          duties by the wise council of - um - lack of freedom
          of thought?

          Cheers, since worse - uh - better, uh huh BETTER Kerry
          days are ahead!WOOOOHOOOO,

          Sheila










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        • eyecueco@netscape.net
          ... So who are you calling a sociopath? This term covers a large continuum and gets thrown around a lot in and up on people inappropriately. For instance,
          Message 4 of 14 , Oct 15, 2004
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            Social Artist <social_artist@...> wrote:

            >True sociopaths not only respect power but also crave
            >it and find strength wherever it is being unleashed,
            >both from the left and the right.

            So who are you calling a sociopath? This term covers
            a large continuum and gets thrown around a lot in and
            up on people inappropriately. For instance, Hitler was
            not a sociopath, but Charlie Manson is.

            >
            >I'm curious and optomistic about the outcome of
            >today's events.  Realizing a democratic nation through
            >the unleashing of awesome deadly force from an
            >external party in a place that has no experience
            >living within a democratic society is something that
            >hasn't worked too well in recent memory.


            Guess you have not kept up with what is happening in Afganistan.
            Kaul is no longer a capitol of silence and street beatings of women
            for  not having their berka on straight, Girls are now going to school,
            the soccer field there is now used for athletic games instead of public
            executions (throats slit).

            If you are only watching John Steward and or the MSM no wonder
            you seem confused.

            It is so very sad that there are so very few like Br. Ron.  So many
            don't get it that we are in another world war.  What is especially
            disappointing to me personally is to have discovered, since 9-11
            that the mindset of so many who consider themselves anthroposophists
            is that of left-wing socialism. Socialism is deadly to the developing
            ego consciousness.
             
            We are not in the 6th epoch yet.
            The conquering by the sword for the greater good is still a necessity
            in these times, just as it was when Alexander unleased his
            "awesome deadly force" across most of the known world, and
            King Arthur unleased "awesome deadly force" throughout
            Britain .

            You might possibly consider reading something of Victor
            David Hanson (victorhanson.com).   He knows a thing or two
            about both the classic world, a lot about warfare, and has
            something intelligent to say about the state of things today.
            He's not an anthropop, but, it is interesting to discover that
            he says essentially the same thing, from a secular voice,
            that Johannes Walter Stein said, (i.e., that this confrontation
            with the East at the end of the 20th Century) is a battle that
            must be won if the world is to progress onward rather than fall
            back into a tragic dark age.  

            One of the sorriest points missed by the bleeding heart liberal in his
            or her blinding, thought-stopping hatred for 'Dubya' is that the time
            has come for the East to be brought into the 21st Century, and if the
            current campaign against the Islamic terrorist, (which I am absolutely
            convinced is the repetition of the Battle of Salamis predicted by Stein)
            meets with failure, then the chance for the East to move on from tribal,
            group ego consciousness will be lost, with the gravest of consequences
            for the West and civilization in general.

            It is really important for those who call themselves anthopops to remember
            that these conflicts arise first in the higher worlds, and are then played
            out down here below in this sad, broken domain.  It's not nice, it even
            sucks, but, that's the game and the one that we are stuck in for a long
            time to come. (Another reference to ponder is Trithemius and what he
            tells us about what happens during the Time Reign of the various
            archangels).

            Paulina

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          • Social Artist
            Pauline- I got the word sociopath from Mr. Morrell s posting. His words were: True sociopathic personalities who have no regard for humanity walk among us.
            Message 5 of 14 , Oct 15, 2004
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              Pauline-

              I got the word "sociopath" from Mr. Morrell's posting.
              His words were:

              "True sociopathic personalities who have no regard for
              humanity walk among us. And they can't be subdued
              with "gentle healing," just as the Nazi's couldn't, or
              Genghis Khan. They only respect one thing. Power."

              I was not intending to contradict Mr. Morrell's
              statements with my own by responding to it. As you
              demonstrate, sociopath was not the best word which
              could have been used in relation to the Nazis and
              Genghis Khan.

              I said specifically that I was "curious and optomistic
              about today's events." I was not disregarding the
              current state of affairs in Afganistan by stating that
              we are not yet out of the woods. Recent history has
              shown that our task is difficult, which is something
              we've all been saying in one form or another. Stating
              that we have our work cut out for us is not the same
              as saying we're doomed to failure or that the work
              isn't worthy of completion.

              I don't appreciate being directly attacked on what I
              have said without a full understanding of my position.
              In emphasizing caution, I am not encouraging defeat
              or retreat in this struggle.

              I'm saddened to see that little can come in the way of
              elevated discourse in regard to current events in this
              forum. I don't believe that I've contradicted Br.
              Ron's statements in any way by my postings, and yet
              others see fit to attack me for perceived views that I
              do not hold. It is a wise thing to be careful to be
              sure the attacks we make on one another are reasoned
              and justified and not a reaction to a perceived threat
              that may not exist.

              I enjoy experiencing other people's passions and
              positions on these serious issues. I'm thankful
              you've opened yourselves up to me without knowing much
              about me at all, allowing me to see where you're
              coming from. Some of us are stuck in our good ways
              and have a tendency to get a little worked up, but I
              value what I read on the site and work to grasp what
              people are writing as best I can, even when I'm not
              sure I completely understand or agree with everything
              that I'm reading, and even when the responses I
              receive to my posts are intended to be hurtful or
              demeaning in a way that my original posts were not. I
              am convinced that some of the nastier tones in the
              broader dialogue could have been avoided without
              losing the intended point.

              After all, I'm not the guy on the street shouting
              antiwar statements at the rally of the Socialist
              Party. Despite what some have insinuated, I'm really
              not. I'm just struggling to learn what other's
              opinions are on these matters and explore new sources
              of information. I'm coming to the forum as an eager
              student, not an electronic terrorist.

              I hope I've made a little sense through all this.
              George




              > >I'm curious and optomistic about the outcome of
              > >today's events. �Realizing a democratic nation
              > through
              > >the unleashing of awesome deadly force from an
              > >external party in a place that has no experience
              > >living within a democratic society is something
              > that
              > >hasn't worked too well in recent memory.
              >
              >
              > Guess you have not kept up with what is happening in
              > Afganistan.
              > Kaul is no longer a capitol of silence and street
              > beatings of women
              > for� not having their berka on straight, Girls are
              > now going to school,
              > the soccer field there is now used for athletic
              > games instead of public
              > executions (throats slit).
              >
              > If you are only watching John Steward and or the MSM
              > no wonder
              > you seem confused.
              >
              > It is so very sad that there are so very few like
              > Br. Ron. �So many
              > don't get it that we are in another world war. �What
              > is especially
              > disappointing to me personally is to have
              > discovered, since 9-11
              > that the mindset of so many who consider themselves
              > anthroposophists
              > is that of left-wing socialism. Socialism is deadly
              > to the developing
              > ego consciousness.
              > �
              > We are not in the 6th epoch yet.
              > The conquering by the sword for the greater good is
              > still a necessity
              > in these times, just as it was when Alexander
              > unleased his
              > "awesome deadly force" across most of the known
              > world, and
              > King Arthur unleased "awesome deadly force"
              > throughout
              > Britain .
              >
              > You might possibly consider reading something of
              > Victor
              > David Hanson (victorhanson.com). � He knows a thing
              > or two
              > about both the classic world, a lot about warfare,
              > and has
              > something intelligent to say about the state of
              > things today.
              > He's not an anthropop, but, it is interesting to
              > discover that
              > he says essentially the same thing, from a secular
              > voice,
              > that Johannes Walter Stein said, (i.e., that this
              > confrontation
              > with the East at the end of the 20th Century) is a
              > battle that
              > must be won if the world is to progress onward
              > rather than fall
              > back into a tragic dark age. �
              >
              > One of the sorriest points missed by the bleeding
              > heart liberal in his
              > or her blinding, thought-stopping hatred for
              > 'Dubya' is that the time
              > has come for the East to be brought into the 21st
              > Century, and if the
              > current campaign against the Islamic terrorist,
              > (which I am absolutely
              > convinced is the repetition of the Battle of Salamis
              > predicted by Stein)
              > meets with failure, then the chance for the East to
              > move on from tribal,
              > group ego consciousness will be lost, with the
              > gravest of consequences
              > for the West and civilization in general.
              >
              > It is really important for those who call themselves
              > anthopops to remember
              > that these conflicts arise first in the higher
              > worlds, and are then played
              > out down here below in this sad, broken domain.
              > �It's not nice, it even
              > sucks, but, that's the game and the one that we are
              > stuck in for a long
              > time to come. (Another reference to ponder is
              > Trithemius and what he
              > tells us about what happens during the Time Reign of
              > the various
              > archangels).
              >
              > Paulina
              >
              >
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            • DoctorStarman@aol.com
              In a message dated 10/14/2004 5:54:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time, ... ******* I know of the most famous case. The shortest verse of the Bible is Jesus wept
              Message 6 of 14 , Oct 18, 2004
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                In a message dated 10/14/2004 5:54:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time, social_artist@... writes:

                I pondered this following this afternoon and decided
                to put it on the forum.  Per the third paragraph of
                this e-mail, if you have knowledge of instances when
                Steiner discussed the motivation for Jesus's weeping,
                I'd be most interested in learning of them.


                ******* I know of the most famous case. The shortest verse of the Bible is "Jesus wept" ----at the raising of Lazarus. It was said that way to draw attention to the fact that the Christ was doing something special: through his love for the man Lazarus, he was initiating him, just as the initiates in olden times used the power of love to keep a candidate alive as they separated his etheric body from his physical one, in memory of which the initiate was afterwards known as "the Loved One." This man, Lazarus, later became the apostle John, always referred to as the disciple the Lord "loved."

                -starman
                www.DrStarman.net
              • DoctorStarman@aol.com
                ... *******Well, my memory goes back to Japan in 1945. I d say the US did a pretty good job of transforming that completely undemocratic nation after using
                Message 7 of 14 , Oct 18, 2004
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                  social_artist@... writes:
                  True sociopaths not only respect power but also crave
                  it and find strength wherever it is being unleashed,
                  both from the left and the right.
                  I'm curious and optomistic about the outcome of
                  today's events.  Realizing a democratic nation through
                  the unleashing of awesome deadly force from an
                  external party in a place that has no experience
                  living within a democratic society is something that
                  hasn't worked too well in recent memory...


                  *******Well, my memory goes back to Japan in 1945. I'd say the US did a pretty good job of transforming that completely undemocratic nation after using deadly force to overwhelm it. Its women, for instance, had as little freedom as those in Afghanistan and Iraq did until this year.

                     I think we need to remember that freedom is the "zeitgeist" or spirit of the age, being able to act freely out of your intuition of the right thing to do. Even if group-souls of nations have no tradition of freedom of religion, self-government, etc., the yearning of all human beings in our time is to be free, and the Zeitgeist is far more powerful than the Archangels of each country. If we work with that yearning, give people the means to determine their own lives,  it will succeed sooner or later.


                      I'dsay we're at the start of a Third World War the past 3 years, one that will last at least as long as the Cold War, a generation or two. But as long as we stay on the side of peoples' demand for freedom, we'll win.
                  -starman
                  www.DrStarman.net
                • DoctorStarman@aol.com
                  ... *******It s the reason why I have not been very active with the Society in the US, and not at all with the Social Science section, despite being a
                  Message 8 of 14 , Oct 18, 2004
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                    >I'm curious and optomistic about the outcome of
                    >today's events.  Realizing a democratic nation through
                    >the unleashing of awesome deadly force from an
                    >external party in a place that has no experience
                    >living within a democratic society is something that
                    >hasn't worked too well in recent memory.

                    eyecueco@... writes:
                    Guess you have not kept up with what is happening in Afganistan.
                    Kaul is no longer a capitol of silence and street beatings of women
                    for  not having their berka on straight, Girls are now going to school,
                    the soccer field there is now used for athletic games instead of public
                    executions (throats slit).
                    If you are only watching John Steward and or the MSM no wonder
                    you seem confused.
                    It is so very sad that there are so very few like Br. Ron.  So many
                    don't get it that we are in another world war.  What is especially
                    disappointing to me personally is to have discovered, since 9-11
                    that the mindset of so many who consider themselves anthroposophists
                    is that of left-wing socialism. Socialism is deadly to the developing
                    ego consciousness....


                    *******It's the reason why I have not been very active with the Society in the US, and not at all with the Social Science section, despite being a professor of the social sciences: the leftist bias. Socialism is a materialistic-thought-based illusion that anyone on the spiritual path must see through eventually. That so many anthroposophists were rabid leftists was depressing to me when I first found it to be so in the 1980s, and only showed me that they had not really gotten anywhere on the Path yet.



                    You might possibly consider reading something of Victor
                    David Hanson (victorhanson.com).  He knows a thing or two
                    about both the classic world, a lot about warfare, and  has
                    something intelligent to say about the state of things today.
                    He's not an anthropop, but, it is interesting to discover that
                    he says essentially the same thing, from a secular voice,
                    that Johannes Walter Stein said,  (i.e., that this confrontation
                    with the East at the end of the 20th Century) is a battle that
                    must be won if the world is to progress onward rather than fall
                    back into a tragic dark age. 
                    One  of the sorriest points missed by the bleeding heart liberal in his
                    or her blinding,  thought-stopping hatred for 'Dubya' is that the time
                    has come for the East to be brought into the 21st Century, and if the
                    current campaign against the Islamic terrorist, (which I am absolutely 
                    convinced is the repetition of the Battle of Salamis predicted by Stein)
                    meets with failure, then the chance for the East to move on from tribal,
                    group ego consciousness will be lost, with the gravest of consequences
                    for the West and civilization in general.
                    It is really important for those who call themselves anthopops to remember
                    that these conflicts arise first in the higher worlds, and are then played
                    out down here below in this sad, broken domain.  It's not nice, it even
                    sucks, but, that's the game and the one that we are stuck in for a long
                    time to come.  (Another reference to ponder is Trithemius and what he
                    tells us about what happens during the Time Reign of the various
                    archangels).
                    Paulina


                    ********As a matter of fact, by Thithemius von Spondheim's 343-year cycles (which Steiner pointed to), a replay or repeat of the Battle of Salamis, which is to say a catclysmic confrontation between the inividuality-denying East and the individual-affirming West, was forecast for either Sept. 2000 or Sept. 2001, depending how you calculate.
                    -starman
                    www.DrStarman.net
                  • DoctorStarman@aol.com
                    In a message dated 10/14/2004 5:44:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, ... *******Well, it s election time, and Steiner did have a lot to say about the practical
                    Message 9 of 14 , Oct 18, 2004
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                      In a message dated 10/14/2004 5:44:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, social_artist@... writes:


                      My goodness, Br. Ron.  You have some interesting
                      points, and your exposition is certainly dramatic;
                      however, it is my recollection that political
                      discussions in this forum were to be avoided.  In the
                      end, it seems to me that the scariest part of today's
                      political landscape is the apathetic nature of the
                      American people, who more and more spend the length of
                      their days eating canned foods off of plastic plates
                      in front of the television instead of raising their
                      children and organizing social events with their
                      neighbors.  This is the reason a fellow like Kerry is
                      up for the presidency.  It's not as though the guy had
                      to burn down the Reichstag.


                      *******Well, it's election time, and Steiner did have a lot to say about the practical world of organizing society. I just fear that allowing political discussions will degenerate into arguments and, as they say, creat "much heat but little light."

                          It's amazing how people studying the same material can so easily come to the conclusion that it supports their opinion that one of two candidates is the Devil, while others say the exact same thing is equally clear about his opponent! It all only shows that people haven't really digested the teaching about the Mystery of Evil, that there are two devils. Of any two candidates, I'm sure a case could be made how either of them would advance the cause of evil, because there are two opposite causes of evil.

                      -starman
                      www.DrStarman.net
                    • Renee Lattimore
                      Thanks for giving such a eloquent message. On the eve of this election, I have confidence that right will win. Renee Lattimore Br. Ron
                      Message 10 of 14 , Nov 1, 2004
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                        Thanks for giving such a eloquent message.  On the eve of this election, I have confidence that right will win.
                         
                        Renee Lattimore

                        "Br. Ron" <rlloyd@...> wrote:
                         
                        This is just my opinion and good folks can disagree.
                         
                        Qabala is a wonderful spiritual tool because it reveals
                        the location of spiritual shadows.
                         
                        Let's apply this to American politics.
                         
                        John Kerry to be not only and opportunistic machine
                        but a full blown traitor....both in the 70s and now.

                        First, look into his face. It doesn't take a Cagliostro to see
                        he only occasionally departs from the haunting image of 'just
                        another genderless, talking head.'
                         
                        Clever?...Yes....to the point of demagoguery but more importantly
                        he lacks that essential soul quality associated with a vulnerable
                        conscience. Kerry seems blissfully free of both passion and heart,
                        Bereft of any genuine 'fire in the belly' he lives up to the
                        Qabalistic term
                        'qliphoth'.....which is but a shell.

                        Kerry gets his juice from professional victims and survives
                        politically by simple negativity and doubt...by making all things
                        pertaining to the US an "error."

                        His opportunistic grandstanding in the Seventies torpedoed our
                        "might for right" and served to lead to the wholesale
                        slaughter of nearly a million Vietnamese after the war...to say
                        nothing of setting up Pol Pot's evil rampage in Cambodia.

                        Had we been truly the UNITED States in winning that conflict,
                        there would have been far fewer human casualties and we would
                        have established a bright bastion of freedom in Indochina.
                        (A case in point is what we saw taking root this weekend in Afghanistan,
                        sporting endless lines of men and women risking life and limb to get
                        to vote...... for the first time ever!)

                        Regardless of the rampant left wing cynicism, this war
                        aint all just about money and oil. It is not even about Iraq or
                        the Middle East. It's a cosmic power grab chronicled in the texts of
                        every major religion,... albeit by different names.

                        There are parasitic forces tempting us from our bravery
                        and degrading our duty; our heavenly mandate of sacrifice and
                        promulgation of  'Good' performed in manly and knightly ways.
                        If this vampirism succeeds, all Life on Earth will cease.

                        As a man, I see ridding the world of parasitic tyranny is a
                        chivalrous duty. Chivalry is a religion not unlike the Samurai.
                        But "Might for Right" is a creed grasped only by practitioners
                        of TRUE self sacrificial Love, a concept for which the political left
                        gives lip service but has absolutely no grasp.

                        Kerry cannot win. ....He MUST NOT win.

                        Fortunately, Americans are ultimately driven by an innate sense of right
                        and wrong. I trust us to distinguish between the verbose, reflected specter
                        of 'lunar light' in contrast to the real thing. True Beings of Light demonstrate
                        Spirit and self reliance, not social dependency. They display the self generating
                        Solar Light emanating from yes, the Sun of God.

                        Remember King Arthur had an effeminate offspring like our slick
                        friend. Mordred was massaged, oiled and pussified daily by his
                        mother, Morgan LeFay. This lunar witch was Arthur's sister
                        with whom he slept. Mordred, the incestual offspring of this union,
                        ultimately brought down Arthur's solar kingdom which in truth was
                        initiated by the Christos.

                        This archetypal gender battle repeating itself once again
                        on the stage of American and global politics. The I-Ching has a
                        hexagram ('KUN...The Receptive...with a moving line at the top)
                        which says:
                            "In the top place the Yin (female) element should yield to the light.
                            If it attempts to maintain a position to which it is not entitled
                            and to rule instead of serving, it draws down on itself the anger
                            of the strong. A struggle ensues in which it is overthrown,
                            with injury, however, to both sides. Therefore, it is a sign
                            that in unnatural contest both primal powers (Male and Female)
                            suffer injury."

                        This gender confusion of Yang in relation to Yin is symbolized in
                        every religion including the story in Genesis with Adam disconnecting
                        from his Reason..his Oversoul in order to follow Eve's impulsive Nature
                        worship.

                        This sounds sexist...but it isn't. Nor am I suggesting
                        the masculine principle is somehow 'better' than the feminine.
                        It's just that each has it's appropriate place within ourselves
                        and within cosmic order.
                        It simply means that Reason should guide impulse and emotion
                        in each of us.... at all times. Reason is "The Head of the House"

                        Kerry is a Massachusetts 'dandy' who has doubtless been
                        circumcised with pinking shears.

                        His politics and demeanor are much like his manicure...
                        slick...polished and preened strictly for public approval.

                        A glib wordsmith he is, a knightly warrior he aint....

                        If he ever did rescue the king's maiden daughter, he
                        would not have done it for Chivalry ...nor even because it was the
                        right thing to do. He would have done it to win the king's daughter
                        .........and to latch onto his estate.

                        Behold Mordred!

                        This terrorist thing upon us now is VERY huge.
                        It may not live up to Rudolph Steiner's 'War of All Against All'
                        but there definitely is a global religious Jihad/Crusade afoot and it is
                        also cosmic. It is the struggle between the forces of civilization .....
                        .....and Chaos itself.

                        Remember the 'Never Ending Story?'  This drama is unfolding again.
                        "The 'Nothing'" approaches and there are two options left to us:
                        1. Fight without quarter.
                        2. Deny it and choose "peace at any price."
                         
                        I for one, choose the former because the latter is the
                        sure recipe for "short term pleasure, long term pain."

                        Hairspray and a razor cuts somehow lose their meaning when
                        adorning a severed head.

                        Br. Ron


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