Subtle Realities of the Present (WPMY 135)

6.5 trillion lost and irrelevant, because it’s all about freedom.

38 billion a great gift of peace and prosperity to the worst of entangling alliances.

Al Nusra, our comrade, confident, and ally, once again.
They Tow the line and the targets like no other.

A woman’s right to choose proclaimed,
as every cold button civil liberty is macerated in lipstick glee.

Yes We Can. Yes, Yes, We Can.

Exceptionalistic protection like no other, from a misogynistic, mega-corporate, witch-hunter, ever-revolving racist.

Make America Angry, Dumb and Dumber Again.

Hell hath no fury like that of a woman’s scorn or a comb over.

That’s for sure.

Only 250,000 trapped in Aleppo, as if you care.

Proxy-War with Yemen, but I guess someone must kill the children as they donate quite graciously to the Clinton Foundation.

The Supreme Arms Dealer in Chief blew G.W. away by a good 30 billion in sales in only his first 6 years on the job.
And domestic gun violence really is so much more tragic than global chaos and destruction.

Everyone should be proud to cheat the government, the Representatives of the People and the Common Good, out of everything they may…..foodstamps, birthcontrol, welfare, healthcare, and such. It’s great when everyone is only getting smarter.

Crucify the third party by a standard 20 fold greater than a myopic allegiance to one of two purple doppelgangers ’cause their truth isn’t so entertaining.

Hell Yeah America!

Freedom ain’t fucking free!
But ahhhh, wait a minute, it is, ain’t it…unless you’re just fighting for your own version of it…

You can censor everyone’s words and everyone’s writing, and you can trample on everyone’s natural rights, and thoughts, and freedoms, but don’t you dare, don’t you dare, trample on my flag or my party. That’s disrespectful and full of hate for me and my country.

Cribb

2016

High Drive and OCD Expression in the Realm of (Female) Sexual Desire (L vs S 231)

I just stumbled upon this. Excellent commentary about OCD and how it may relate to sex, especially in females whom in which such thoughts are supposed to reflect some tragic flaw of character and soul. I believe OCD is a product of inherent individual drive and drive varies significantly between Betas and Alphas. To not understand drive and the manifestations it may take or to try and deny its impact on an individual or attempt to replace it with some concept postulated by someone who is a low drive creature is a recipe for disaster, anxiety, and madness.

The Orwell you don’t know – 2 (WPMY 134)

The fact is that in passages like that to which I have referred, and in numerous other places in this part of the book, Mr. Orwell is still a victim of that early atmosphere, in his his home and public school, which he himself has so eloquently exposed. His conscience, his sense of decency, his understanding of realities tell him to declare himself a Socialist: but fighting against this compulsion there is in him all the time a compulsion far less conscious but almost—though fortunately not quite—as strong: the compulsion to conform to the mental habits of his class. That is why Mr. Orwell, looking at a Socialist, smells out (to use a word which we have already met in another connection) a certain crankiness in him; and he finds, as examples of his crankiness, a hatred of war (pacifism), a desire to see woman no longer oppressed by men (feminism), and a refusal to withhold the knowledge which will add a little happiness to certain human lives (birth control).

This conflict of two compulsions is to be found again and again throughout the book. For instance, Mr. Orwell calls himself a “half intellectual”; but the truth is that he is at one and the same time an extreme intellectual and a violent anti-intellectual. Similarly he is a frightful snob—still (he must forgive me for saying this), and a genuine hater of every form of snobbery. For those who can read, the exhibition of this conflict is neither the least interesting nor the least valuable part of this book: for it shows the desperate struggle through which a man must go before, in our present society, his mind can really become free—if indeed that is ever possible.  

Forward to The Road to Wigan Pier (Orwell 1937)

Victor Gollancz           1937

The Orwell you don’t know – 1 (WPMY 133)

We may take it that the return to a simpler, freer, less mechanised way of life, however desirable it may be, is not going to happen. This is not fatalism, it is merely acceptance of facts. It is meaningless to oppose Socialism on the ground that you object to the beehive State, because the beehive State is here. The choice is not, as yet, between a human and an inhuman world. It is simply between Socialism and Fascism, which at its very best is Socialism with the virtues left out.

The Road to Wigan Pier

George Orwell          1937

More Weight (WPMY 132)

ELIZABETH: Giles is dead.

He looks at her incredulously.

PROCTOR: When were he hanged?

ELIZABETH, quietly, factually: He were not hanged. He would not answer aye or nay to his indictment; for if he denied the charge they’d hang him surely, and auction out his property. So he stand mute, and died Christian under the law. And so his sons will have his farm. It is the law, for he could not be condemned a wizard without he answer the indictment, aye or nay.

PROCTOR: Then how does he die?

ELIZABETH, gently: They press him, John.

PROCTOR: Press?

ELIZABETH: Great stones they lay upon his chest until he plead aye or nay. With a tender smile for the old man: They say he give them but two words. “More weight,” he says. And died.

The Crucible

Arthur Miller          1952