Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Individual Mysticism

"...anyone wishing above all to avoid the religious dimension should consider that the intense individualism which has focused our attention exclusively on the social-contract model is itself thoroughly mystical. It has glorified the individual human soul as an object having infinite and transcendent value, has hailed it as the only real creator, and has bestowed on it much of the panoply of God."

             ----Mary Midgley, Evolution as a Religion, Ch. 18, pg. 189-90.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Despite vastness above the Universe is finite.

Lucid silence overwhelms, measure's hand indicts.

From our first beat to the cry of tongue

Beginning is the end of song.


Friday, December 12, 2014

John Brennan, Bi-Partisan Global Crime Lord/Lackey: Obama's Head of the CIA, Supporter and Participant in Torture Program under George W. Bush. Architect of Obama's Signature Drone Strike and Extra-Judicial Drone Strike and JSOC Assassination Policies.

"Speak to them boldly and you rouse anger and resentment with your candor, while deference and humility only make them suspicious. Deal with them honestly and they think they are being insulted, approach them humbly and they think they are being tricked. They take criticism much worse than others, being tyrants after all; but praise they don't like because they doubt its sincerity. Where the greatest benefit of all is concerned, a tyrant is the most impoverished, because he can never hope to know real warmth and friendship. Keepers of savage lions will sooner feel affection for those brutes than tyrants will be loved by their sycophants and petitioners."
---Dio Chrysostom, Oration 6.