August 2021 Archives

This page was lifted from a section in an entry titled » How Can QAnon Still be Such a Powerful Delusion? (19 Aug 2021).

» Who Will Deny that the Decision to Invade Afghanistan Twenty Fucking Years Ago was a Mind-Blowing Blunder of Unfathomable Proportions Based on One Fabricated Lie After Another?

Speaking of the time when all becomes clear to even the most willingly self-deluded of souls .. (pause for effect) ..

.. I wonder what fmr Joint Chiefs chair adm Mike Mullen thinks about the painfully-obvious reality of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan .. you know, the Graveyard of Empires.

Fmr Joint Chiefs chair Adm Mike Mullen tells Martha Raddatz that he was wrong to boost troop levels in Afghanistan, and that we should've gotten the fuck out of there 10 years ago. This Week ABC News (22 Aug 2021)

It is just one self-inflicted catastrophe after another with the decisions that our government makes.

What is it about Washington that seems to suck the brains out of people .. so that they cannot see the obvious reality staring them so plainly in the face?

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» After the German Catastrophe of WW2, and After the Horrors of the Holocaust, Jung Devoted the Rest of His Life to Trying to Understand the Darkness that Lurks in the Psyche of Man

After the German catastrophe that was World War 2, and after the horrors of the Holocaust ..

.. Jung devoted the rest of his life (1875-1961) trying to understand what the fuck was going on in the psyche of man .. and how such moral darkness could take up residence there.

After the German Caytastrophe that was WW2, and after the horrors of the Holocaust, Carl Jung devoted the rest of his life (1875-1961) to studying the psyche of man.

He was trying to find the answer to what lie at the root of the problem, so that such a thing could be prevented from ever happening again ..

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» Scripture Says that God Regretted Making Saul King

This scene with Trump holding up a Bible in front of a church ..

Trump stands in front of St. John's Episcopal church parish holding up a Bible on Monday 1 June 2020

.. this reminds me of what Yahweh told Samuel about Saul.

The 15th chapter of 1st Samuel concludes by saying that » God regretted that he had made Saul king.

I wonder what it was that Saul did .. that caused Yahweh to fire his sorry ass and even regret that he had ever made the man king.

Ouch. That's got to hurt. I can certainly see why Samuel never went to see Saul ever again .. as long as he lived. The prophet never saw the disgraced king ever again.

I bet there was major-league bummer-funk hovering in the air that surrounded ex-King Saul.

Once you have the sparkly thing surrounding you and protecting you and leading you and guiding you and directing you and strengthening you and helping you and pulling all kinds of strings for you .. and then you lose it ..

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» Paying Attention to Deceitful Spirits and to the Doctrines of Demons

Doesnt what Dostoevsky says about how people can become possessed by the bizarre ideas of a bizarre ideology to the point that they actually appear to embody some sort of dark, demonic energy ..

.. doesnt the theme of Dostoevsky's novel seem to jibe with what Paul writes here?

1 Timothy 4:1-2 The Spirit declares that in later times some will turn away from the faith, paying attention instead to deceitful spirits and to the doctrines of demons.

Sure does seem like it to me.

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This page continues from a section lifted out of an entry titled » The Darkness Didnt Get It (19 June 2021).

It is a sad, depressing topic to address. Time and again scripture talks about evil forces who deceive the unwitting, who also deceive themselves.

It says a lot of things that would make me very uncomfortable if I were them. And I told them as much.

Scripture says, you know, that God sends a powerful delusion on those who reject the truth.

They repeatedly dismissed my concerns, so I feel as though I genuinely tried to help. I feel like I tried to warn them about perils spelled out so plainly in the scriptures for those on that path.

MAGA flag and Jolly Roger waving beside makeshift gallows, complete with hangman's noose and stairs leading up to the hanging platform, during the sacking and plunder of US Capitol by Trump supporters on 6 Jan 2021

You know what they say about leading a horse to water.

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This page continues from an entry titled » How Can this Impossible Thing Feel Like the Thing I've been Looking for My Whole Life? (21 June 2021).

Today is Friday-the-13th.

Well, it is actually Saturday-the-14th when I am posting this HTML page live.

Worldclock timestamp for Saturday, 14 August 2021 at 9:38 PM San Diego

But Friday-the-13th seems like so much more an appropriate date for a page with a title like this one. No? (It doesnt really matter in the end.)

[ Remind me to talk about what is appropriate vs what is not appropriate .. because it ties in nicely with today's topic.

The term appropriate is defined as » Suitable for a particular person, condition, occasion, or place; fitting.

The reason why I mention this particular word right here is because .. what might be fitting or suitable to one person does not necessarily mean that such-a-thing is suitable or fitting for another.

To another. With another. You feel me.

Because values and priorities comes into play here when you start to define what is or is not appropriate.

Nietzsche was very much about » values, you know.

Values are funny thing, my friend. But not the kind of funny that makes you laugh out loud. No, sir. 'Fraid not. ]

» I Hope My Friend Elena and Her Team Girlfriends are Okay

I hope that my friend Elena ..

Elena Fraules, ooh la la | choreographer, dancer, Fraules Dance Studios, Novosibirsk, Russia (est 2010).

.. and her team girlfriends ..

Elena Fraules and her team dancers performing Watchacha (31 Dec 2018)

are okay. I saw this thing where Siberia is on fire more than all the fires in the world combined.

Siberian wildfires now bigger than all other fires in world combined ABC News (11 Aug 2021)

The frozen tundra of Siberia is on fire. That's how you know that the apocalypse has arrived.

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How You Like Me Now, Girly?

The theme of this page continues from an entry titled » Now I'm Warmed Up (4 July 2021).

Seven years ago today I posted an entry titled » Flirting in the Digital Age (1 Aug 2014).

I used the 100-year anniversary of the beginning of World War One .. as the date for that entry.

"What does the beginning of World War One have to do with flirting in the digital age?" you ask?

That's a good question.

I remember how quickly that entry took me out of my comfort zone and sent me wandering into new pastures, new writing pastures .. for a number of reasons.

» Only Entry I Could Not (Did Not) Wrap

It is the only entry that I never did wrap .. that I could not complete. I simply labeled the first page » Part 1/x and the second » Part 2/x.

It is difficult to wrap an ever-expanding thing. When you finally get your writing rope wrapped around most of this thing ..

.. you find yourself standing there with the other end of your rope lying on the ground over there, and you discover that your writing has grown too large for your rope.

So you go at it again. And again. And you keep coming up short.

Failure brings lessons with it, and I did indeed learn some valuable things there. Some valuable writing lessons .. about how to better deal with topics that challenge me and demand that I up my game.

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