Joe has some commentary on Pontifex Maximus, which I am stealing here for my blog.
My replies, as always, are in ***.
From now on, Bob wrote it.
I can’t find much to disagree with except to make it clear that I have wholy different attitude.
You see, despite our similarity in age, Joe is a mean old cynical bastard whereas I am still a sweet model of personal diplomacy.
To put that last sentence into English:
“A lot of times Joe said what I would LIKE to say but I prefer to blame it on him.”
Not spam. Is it not amazing the egotism of the human being? As if your essence and what you are called are the same thing. King, Emperor, Queen, Duke….. the whole idea of “first among equals” is pure nonsensical egotism. As if the name, the title, makes a difference in the humanity. So much for the title. Titles are misleading and fraudulent. Is it not amazing the crap men feed each other with their stupid titles? I think it is. It’s pomposity, pridefulness, theft of truth.
*** Fortunately I am far too perfect to be pompous. ***
I didn’t expect this piece to move from human titles and egotism to politics and gangsterism (same thing) but I should have expected it to do just that. They do rather go together when they get organized.
From this background you have moved to the concept of chastity in America which I have seen you mention on previous occasions. I have never seen any of this chastity that you speak of here in the mountain country. Obsession with chastity? Not here, Honcho. Not in West Bygod. Ain’t seen no chastity here much less any obsession with it. No, I haven’t even seen it brayed about in the churches. Not here. Home of miscegenation. Sorry, no chastity here. Anything but. Hey, I’m just passing through, Honcho. These ain’t my people.
*** You have observed enough preachers and priest to know that an OBSESSION with chastity in a sociopath has very little to do with the real thing. ***
Yo Daddy was right! An atheist SHOULD know his Bible. He might find himself in a trench someday.
I read Mein Kampf. It took me a long time to read it because I was taking notes as I read it. When I was done I was thoroughly convinced that there were and are incredible similarities to the time that was being written about and our situation in America today. I was not reading anything into it. The damage the media had done to the country that Hitler was writing about is only one of the similarities that I saw. It’s almost as if the story is being written again.
I agree with you, Bob, that history is crucial. I did say earlier on this blog (over a year ago) that there is such a thing as historical revisionism. It’s one thing to say “I know” and it’s another thing to actually know. How much stock can we put in what we have been told? That’s the question as far as I’m concerned. Economic history, military history, religious history. Maybe we ought to talk about it. As I understand it, economics is your forte. Why don’t we start with that? Isn’t that what they call the “dismal science?” What science? It falls under “social science” as far as I know. What kind of science is that?
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*** This last paragraph requires a separate article. You are working my butt off today, Joe. ***