- Beeffee, Tennessee, CSA
- June 16
- There is your truth ... there is my truth ... and there is everything between. That leads to the better question: Is there an Everlasting Truth? I submit there is only the Everlasting Quest for the truth.
I believe that in essence We are God. That is to say, humankind, for all it's faults, has power over Good and Evil.
As the Eden Tale intimates, humans alone, in all Creation, have "eaten" from the the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil; and thus humans alone, in all Creation, have the ability and responsibility to choose between the two.
Thus, each of us is in essence a god, and the Sum of us, through all generations past, present and future is God. By those choices, we are the creators of what was, what is and what will be.
And by those choices, we, collectively, choose whether to exist here and now in the Kingdom of Heaven or in a Living Hell.
"I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and incur my own abhorrence." Frederick Douglass
"You can't pull yourself up by your bootstraps if you don't have any boots, and you can't put yourself in another's shoes -- you can't even try on their socks." Soulofhawk
"I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue." Albert Einstein
Only in silence can your hear the voice of God." Soulofhawk
"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." Martin Luther King, Jr"
"Racists can hide in the closet, but the smell usually gives them away." Soulofhawk
"Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it." Mark Twain
"When we are young, Death comes as an unwelcome stranger; but as we get nearer the end of our own too-often rocky road, he comes more and more to resemble a long, lost acquaintance." Soulofhawk
“When monetary gain is involved, mans capacity for self-delusion is infinite.” Lord Byron
"Where greed is good, need is great." Soulofhawk
“And let it be noted that there is no more delicate matter to take in hand, nor more doubtful in its success, than to set up as a leader in the introduction of change. For he who innovates will have as his enemies all who are well off under the existing order of things, and only lukewarm supporters in those who might be better off under the new. This lukewarm temper arises partly from the incredulity of mankind, who will never admit the merit of anything new, until they have seen it proven by the event.” Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince, Chapter VI
"if a man falls from a pedestal, who is really to blame -- the man or those who put him up there?" Soulofhawk
"The history of any country, presented as the history of a family, conceals fierce conflicts of interest (sometimes exploding, most often repressed) between conquerors and conquered, masters and slaves, capitalists and workers, dominators and dominated in race and sex. And in such a world of conflict, a world of victims and executioners, it is the job of thinking people, as Albert Camus suggested, not to be on the side of the executioners." Howard Zinn
"The worst thing to be around a bigot is right." Soulofhawk
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President Obama were to deliver these words during his Second
“On the occasion corresponding to this four years ago, all thoughts were anxiously directed to an impending civil war … While the inaugural address was being delivered from this place, devoted a… Read full post »
Tuesday, November 6th, 2012, Southern Strategy died after a long bout with cancer. At such a time, it’s considered proper to offer condolences and to praise certain aspects of a life, particularly a life that figured so prominently in politics for over half-a-century. Indeed, Southern Strategy… Read full post »
This is the
land of the lovers
The lovers of red, white and blue
But the truth hides between the covers
And this isn't the land I once knew
This is the
land of the liars
Whose ends justify any means
And the ends to which they aspire
Leave… Read full post »
Once upon a time in a faraway land called Politica, there lived a lovely maid named Cinderjilla. She was fair and pleasant to look upon, sweet and kind and, it was said, was of a disposition most positive and progressive.
But, alas, Cinderjilla had been reduced to little more than… Read full post »
If there was
ever any doubt which of the two major party candidates for
President is up to the task, last night’s debate on foreign
policy should have removed it. Barack Obama had command of the
floor and the facts – and he didn’t need a
Mitt Romney… Read full post »
As the polls
tighten, it’s time to speak plainly to my fellow Liberals. To
put it simply and starkly, the barbarians are at the gates; this is
no time to scatter our forces.
Yet time and again I hear the refrain on this liberal outpost that “both sides are… Read full post »
I have repeatedly leveled the charge that Mitt Romney is a sociopath. That’s a serious charge, and I do not make it lightly. One symptom of sociopathy is pathological lying. Another symptom is shamelessness – and Mitt Romney is a shameless liar.
Romney lies incessantly and repeatedly wit… Read full post »
tonight's Presidential debate in its entirety. For that I deserve a
new car -- or at least a cookie. The clear loser? Jim Lehrer. The
clear winner? That’s debatable.
The pundit class compared it to Bush/Kerry I; but in many ways, it put me in mind of… Read full post »
“I’m not saying Indians never lied – they just never figured out a way to make a living at it.” Soulofhawk
My long absence on my annual pilgrimage to the North Country has likely prompted some to imagine I've abandoned this outpost of semi-sanity in an otherwise absurd world. Truth is my absence has led me to question whether writing here is worth it.
The answer to that question? Yes, so… Read full post »
In case you're wondering, I'm off to Michigan for my annual concert at the Dogwood Center. Here's a link:
If any of you are in the area, I'd love to meet up.
Walk in a good way,
“History doesn’t repeat itself, it rhymes.” Mark Twain
How is it possible that after all we've been through in the last decade – 9-11 ... two far-flung, dubious, costly wars ... overt and abject cronyism ... offshoring jobs, income and profits ... the decimatio… Read full post »
Since it's the Fourth of July, it's altogether fitting and proper to salute those who have defended our freedom, people like Brig. General Anthony McAuliffe. During World War II, a German commander sent McAuliffe a note urging him to surrender. McAuliffe's response was brief and to the point… Read full post »
Pyrrhicism – yes, I coined another word, but its time has certainly come, what with all the threats on the Chicken-Little Left to vote third-party or not vote at all come November. And to compound their perfidy, they dare to boast that makes them morally superior.… Read full post »
My recent post A Cowboy Buryin’ drew a Reader’s Pick and some wonderful comments. Thank you all. Among the comments was one from Koshersalami, who offered what could be called bullet points on Judaism. What follows is drawn from his comment and my reply.
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The shit has finally hit the spam, and never let it be said I missed out on a good food fight. Old-timers here on Open Salon may remember when management foolishly decided to introduce advertising to this site. At the time, I protested and issued a dire… Read full post »
Kindly permit me to write you my ordeal and such seek your assiststance. I am Mrs. Angelina Nya from Ukraine but presently in the hospital for my operation. I married to late Mr. Dickson Nya Desmond, who was the ambassador of Ukraine in Ivory Coast.
We… Read full post »
Congratulations are in
order – all my trials, lord, soon be over! Today I received a
fabulous job offer, and it appears at some point it will require me
to move to Canada:
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"I know from experience how much beauty Satan carried with him when he fell. Nobody ever said fallen angels were the ugly ones."
Graham Greene, The Power and the Glory
My family is filled with an all-but-endless cast of fascinating characters. Most of the… Read full post »
In response to Green Heron's open call, I give you Captain Blackheart:
*Lakota “takes the fat”
Forgive me while I vent my
But I can’t bear what I have seen
The hunter gone for harvest scene
Now there is nothing left to glean
worshipped gold and green
Looted lands once so pristine
With fisted-glove and twisted mien
They took the fat an… Read full post »
In my previous post, Ann of a Thou$and Tees, I took Ann Romney to task for the hideous $1000 tee shirt she wore on the Today Show. Then some commenters took me to task for wasting space on something so trivial.
Sorry folks, but where I come from, $1000… Read full post »
“I am a man of parts, though I disjoint a cripple.” Anonymous
The soiled and spoiled rich have a saying: “If you got it flaunt it.” Ann Romney apparently subscribes to that notion. She recently appeared on the Today Show wearing what has come to be… Read full post »
And you idolize
So you get hypnotized
By some too-perfect guy’s
Smile and dark eyes
He's like honey to flies
He seems so wise
Surely, you surmise
He will devise
Some bold enterprise
And shortly give rise
To a long-promised prize
When you realize
It was all a disguis… Read full post »
For the second time in the three years or so I’ve been contributing and commenting here, someone has accused me of being a bully. The last time that happened, my accuser also accused me of being a wife-beater, the only evidence for that charge being that I had to be since… Read full post »