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  • 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
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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,
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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