Few men have more formidable enemies that their own values.
A general can win gloriously if he angles his enemy to simply live up to his own standards. Sometimes, success comes by the providence of your enemy’s sanctimony.
Every combatant should be so blessed as to have an enemy who is engaged in moral performance rather than an effort to win.
This quote taken and paraphrased from: https://kakistocracyblog.wordpress.com/2018/05/11/myfrappuccinospace/
How can a man come to know himself? Never by thinking, but by doing. Try to do your duty, and you will know at once what you are worth.
But what is your duty? The claims of the day.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Song: Mein Herz Brennt
Porter, on the health-wealth causal relationship.
Steve McIntyre, on the timing of gas attack victim videos in Syria
Terrorists = Morons by Evolutionist X.
Diana or Artemis, Joseph-François Ducq
“This secret spoke life herself unto me: behold, said she, I am that which must ever surpass itself.
To be sure, you call it will to procreation, or impulse towards a goal, towards the higher, remoter, more manifold: but all that is one and the same secret.
Rather would I succumb than disown this one thing; and truly, where there is succumbing and leaf-falling, behold, there does Life sacrifice itself – for power!
That I have to be struggle, and becoming, and purpose, and cross-purpose – ah, he who divines my will, divines well also on what crooked paths it has to tread!
Whatever I create, and however much I love it, – soon must I be adverse
to it, and to my love: so wills my will.”
Frederich Nietzsche, Also Sprach Zarathustra
Song of the Week: Endless Forms Most Beautiful
Posts the week:
Peter Hitchens: the state is responsible to make the state safe and secure for…the state. Plus: Syria: why?
Malcolm Pollack: Equality simply shifts the inequality around.
“The universe is no narrow thing and the order within it is not constrained by any latitude in its conception to repeat what exists in one part in any other part.
Even in this world more things exist without our knowledge than with it and the order in creation which you see is that which you have put there, like a string in a maze, so that you shall not lose your way.
For existence has its own order and that no man’s mind can compass, that mind itself being but a fact among others.”
Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridan, or the Evening Redness In the West
Favourite Post(s) This Week:
Quis custodiet ipsos perita: the Experts Got It Wrong I, II, and III, on evolutionistx.
“As far as responsibility goes, no one really wants it — but all of us are responsible to the community we live in & its laws. When the time comes to assume responsibility of a home and children or business, this is the seeding of the boys from the Men — for surely you can realize what a mess the world would be if everyone in it said, “I want to be an individual, without responsibilities, & be able to speak my mind freely & do as I alone will.” We are all free to speak & do as we individually will — providing this “freedom” of Speech & Deed are not injurious to our fellow-man.”
Letter from Barbara to her brother, Perry Smith, April 28, 1958. See In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote.