From CGI's Morgan:
Occasionally we get some nasty comments that come in; never more than one a month and sometimes not even that. Earlier today we got two from the same anonymous source. A certain portion of the time we don't post them because anonymous cowards have no cachet here. If someone were to leave their name and I could verify them, I would post just about anything they had to say but if they are just ambushing from the shadows. I hardly even read the comment, once I establish what it is, I just blip it. I have no real curiosity or interest in reading these things.
These last two had to do with my saying I would make a better president right off the street than any of the people running. I believe that. The irate malcontent said there was no way I would be a better president because I am a liar. He didn't say what it is I lie about and it is unlikely that I lied about much of anything because it is not my nature to do so (I could be wrong about something but that is not the same as lying) and he also said I have no diplomacy and it made me think and brought up some amusing considerations for me. First off, all these candidates are professional liars that far surpass any capacity I have to match them at it. That's what politicians do, they lie so... wouldn't my being a liar, supposing I was one, be an asset? Secondly... diplomacy. Now, I suppose diplomacy is just another kind of lying and recent presidents might have some talent for dissembling and playing political patty cake but they are also warmongers who are engaged in mass murder so... how is diplomacy any kind of an expression of public good when, although one can talk out of both sides of their mouth at the same time, they are butchering women and children as a matter of course every single day?
Furthermore... given what I have seen of the three legged Mr. Potato Sack race so far... are these people engaged in being diplomatic? No... they are not. They are engaged in presenting the appearance of being diplomatic, while the ghost of Lee Atwater fires off salvos from the subterranean sewer pipes below our feet. There is a famous comment about sausage making and law making and how they closely resemble each other and how no one really wants to see the graphics about how either of them are constructed.
I have no interest in being diplomatic because that implies the ability to dance around the truth. One can be diplomatic in the way one presents the truth but if all one is doing is dancing around it and in many cases, concealing it, one is not serving the public good, one is being self serving and that is the general persona of politicians in this day and age. Sometimes diplomacy is not the answer. It can indicate that you are not sincere in your interactions with others, so that all your relationships are based on false pretenses. How is that an attractive way of living your life? If you are not consistently diplomatic then your friendships are real friendships and everyone else is just wherever and whatever they are, according to how they stack up against the nature of what you are, based on the way they interpret and take that. I don't want to be everybody's friend and I don't want to get along with everyone and I don't think I have to explain that. If I were being diplomatic (grin), I would say that none of any of whatever is an indication that this person is evil or that person is good, or however that might be expressed in my case as well. It means that we are simply different and we each are free to adjust or not adjust to each other. There are things I have no intention of adjusting to and that's not going to change down the road. I have my values and they define me. Take it or leave it.
I don't owe anyone an explanation for why I am what I am and no one owes me the same. Foxes and chipmunks do not hang out together, neither do squirrels and martins. Bears and rabbits don't hang out together except for when the bears use them for toilet paper. It is no different for people. I have nothing in common with certain people and certain people have nothing in common with me. It's a big world and there is room for all of us but not in the same room.
Nancy Reagan just passed on to her next port of call. This is the fifth or sixth time in recent months when someone passed on and I had been sure they died years ago. They are saying all these nice things about her. They are not talking about how much she intimidated and mistreated people and the fear she caused all around her. I'm not going to make certain strong statements about her that define the hallmarks of her being. She left a trail of wreckage in her wake. She was not much of a diplomat. There will be a festival of liars at the funeral. There will be a crowd of porcine and red faced martini drinkers and the air will be filled with fatuous text balloons that hang in the air around their heads.
People had all kinds of good things to say about Ronald and they still do. For some reason, all the awful things that he did are never examined in the light of day. He did things to the state of the nation that injured the public good to an extreme degree and the nation has never recovered from these things. Those people who revere and supported Ronnie Raygun are as foreign to me as if they came here from another planet. What is ironic is that that sector of the public that was the most harmed by his policies are the ones that hold him in such high regard. I've long ago stopped trying to figure this sort of thing out.
I want to treat with that statement, “judge not lest ye be judged.” Jesus Christ said that. However Jesus Christ passed all kinds of judgments. It should make one think and it did make me think. I interpret that statement differently than most people. What I get from it is that it is okay to judge if you don't mind being judged and I don't. People are free to judge me any way they choose. They are going to do it anyway. If I never passed judgment on anyone I would still be judged. Sometimes those judgments are accurate and sometimes they are not. I'm not affected by it. I fully expect certain types of people not to like me. I would be offended if they did. To my mind, I appreciate that certain people don't like me. I prefer it. I also appreciate that certain people do like me. I like who it is on both sides of the divide. I think it is an accomplishment when certain people don't like you. Some of us are controversial and some of us are not. Anyone who deals in truth is going to have enemies. The important feature is if one is actually engaging the truth. Jesus Christ also said, “What is truth?” That's a good question.
Anyway... I found it more than slightly hilarious to be told that I had no chance at being a better president than the present slate of catamite zombies who would be doing no more than taking orders from the people that owned them and then being told that because I am a liar and not diplomatic that these character traits were going to be some kind of large liability when they are some of the most significant traits; the very bread and butter of all these sleazy poseurs. I marveled at the Pollyanna sunglasses my critic has to be wearing if he somehow has come to the conclusion that the people running for office this year are actually free of the qualities that one sees them demonstrating in their every day coming and going.
I was talking with my friend here earlier and we were noting that lately a great many souls are talking about the feeling being shared at a wide reach, concerning some huge event that is shaping itself off stage and which is going to stand the world on its head and change the way that everyone thinks about life from that moment on. I don't want to project any sense of dread or paranoia. The truth is that it is no more than a feeling of something coming and I don't know what that might be, or even if it is at all valid. To my mind it always comes back to a natural disaster. I believe the reason that I personally feel such a catastrophe is inevitable is due to the mass of the public being incapable of awakening past a certain point. I do think that if something epic came to pass that it might finally achieve what has so far not been possible up to that point.
I remember so many conversations that I have had in times, going back to my most recent stay in Hawaii and how people would readily agree to points I would make about the state of the times, the ongoing fallout from 9/11, the Holocaust fantasy, the migrant swarms, the looming specter of economic collapse that threatens like a distant storm on the horizon. In these conversations it was as if all these people were quite aware of absurdity and pernicious nature of all the manufactured lies and yet... the curtain would drop again and they would be right back into the routine of unconscious collaboration with all of the lies, as if none of these discussions had ever taken place. It's a riddle... an enigma.
As has often been stated here, when people refuse to awaken in an apocalypse, cosmic steps will be taken to insure that they do. As has also been stated, the world as we know it, is a projection of our collective mindset. It can be one thing in the surface mind and another in the subconscious. If the subconscious is churning below the surface awareness, it is only a matter of time before it finds its way into that place where dramatic change gets effected. It is quite obvious that this churning is taking place. One can see that there is a restless uncertainty that is being demonstrated in so many parts of the world and this will eventually lead to some expression into form as that restlessness catches the right weather conditions at the moment destined for it.
There is always that chance that none of this will be necessary. It can always go in all kinds of directions up until it goes in some direction and then that is it. The course has been taken and the rest of it is predictable and academic. Time will tell and we shall see.