As culture collapses and rebirths, it has come to be that forbearance, and even objectivity, strikes far too many as mainly a moral matter--or worse just an aesthetic. After all: Good strategy requires it. An average person can readily develop an impressive depth of knowledge on a given topic--extensive familiarity with the facts, figures, … Continue reading Neutrality and Triangulation: Foundations for discernment
"The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members." -Ghandi, who was racist. Once upon a time, men who were raped in prison, contracted AIDS by the rape, and were released--did not spread AIDS to the generally population. Once upon a time, the general population did not … Continue reading Creeping AIDS pandemic as justice for the credulously malevolent
"The tendency is for hypocrisy's inevitable implosion to destroy its intended beneficiaries." -Reality The continuous manifestation of this fact should, by pure logic, compel would-be hypocrites to depart from such a path, choosing instead a way that, albeit conniving or even malevolent, yet avoids the failure which hypocrisy always brings. Nevertheless, examples mount of hypocrites … Continue reading The tendency of hypocrisy’s inevitable implosion to destroy complicit intended-beneficiaries
If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when everyone doubts you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, … Continue reading If, Kipling (revised)
To traverse the gulf which divides feeling justified versus satisfied -- requires to decide whether to wither by the gossip of the times. Moreover, and Shouldism aside, only imploding pride abides the jesters who deride solemnity, and patience, towards the harrowing in life.
Every real war is, fundamentally and functionally, a series of discrete battles for Time and Attention -- id est a war about Faith. In war, tactics only affect -- id est disaffect -- if, on some important level, they confuse -- especially by misleading: Causing the opponent to misprioritize. When setting the stage to manage … Continue reading Every real war is over Time and Attention, id est Faith