Fear, envy, revenge and hatred are the strongest emotions in American politics.

In Clinton vs. Trump, Who Is Inspired to Vote?

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IL MIGLIOR FABBRO

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  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
       

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      CIRE PERDUE~

      ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
      ~

      ~~La crema y nata~~

      ~

      ~~Artista de la conquista

      ~~

       

      In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man. 
      
      ~~
       
      Finis Origine Pendet…
       
       
      The escape commences…
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1957
       
      ~~
       
      Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
      ~~
      My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
      ~~
       
       
       
      Non Sibi
      The declaration that:
      “I am here to save mankind,” means that:
      “I am here to rule mankind.”
       
       
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      The escape continues…
       
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1966
       
      ~~
       
      The Cathedral Latin School
       
      ~~
       
       
       
       
        Finis Origine Pendet
       
       
      ~~
      Κύριε ἐλέησον
      ~~

      Rejoice and Glad!!

      ~~

      Amen~~

       

      CUA_Cardinal_2008

      ~The Original Angry Bird~~The Catholic University of America Screaming Red Cardinal Mascot~~

       

       

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      ~~EX LIBRIS~~
       
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      THEOS EK MĒCHANĒS
       
       
       
      ~~
       2nd September,  Friday ,  Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, the 2016th
      
      Website: http://johndanielbegg.wordpress.com

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       http://www.tumblr.com/blog/theoldsoldiershome1952

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      “Jean-Marie Le Pen is a friend. He is dangerous for the political set because he’s the only one who’s sincere. He says out loud what many people think deep down, and what the politicians refrain from saying because they are either too demagogic or too chicken. Le Pen, with all his faults and qualities, is probably the only one who thinks about the interests of France before his own.”~~
       
      
      
      
      Alain Delon~~Actor
      
      
      
      
      
      
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      John Daniel Begg raises cotton.

      ~~

      In the Old South, the real Southland, we had a charming expression, when asked what an idle man did for a living:

      ~~

      “Oh, he raises cotton.”
      ~~
    • Which meant, he did absolutely nothing at all, as cotton,  “the white gold,” raises herself.

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      CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA)

       

      THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
      Logo of The Catholic University of America.svg
      Seal of The Catholic University of America
       

      Motto:

      ~~

      Deus Lux Mea Est

      ~~

      Acta Est Fabula

      The escape concludes…

      The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

      ~~

      1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi.

       “Who first seduc'd them to that foul revolt?
      Th' infernal Serpent; he it was, whose guile
      Stird up with Envy and Revenge, deceiv'd 
      The Mother of Mankind"
      ~~
      Paradise Lost
      Book One
       Verse 35
       Our Mr Milton
      
       https://johndanielbegg.com/2016/03/09/the-infernal-serpent-he-it-was-whose-guile--stirred-up-with-envy-and-revenge-deceived-the-mother-of-mankind
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      How short the list one could compile of those of whom it can be said that fame and money did not deprave? 
       

      Acta Est Fabula.

      ~~

      Deus Vult.

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Ne plus ultra

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Our Queen

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Our Queen now 64 years on

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Simply the best President we could ever hope to have.

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Trump is already the most amazing story in American political history having fully exposed the exhausted Washington whorehouse for precisely what she is.

1956, Paris, Le Sphynx / horvatland.com:
…daguerreotype of French prostitute, c. 1855…:
Anna Held c. 1890’s - her waist is absolutely insanely small:
Berlin, 1920's.:
Old twin Prostitutes:
'Lucky' Luciano and the high class prostitutes that brought him down:
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IL MIGLIOR FABBRO

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  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
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      CIRE PERDUE~

      ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
      ~

      ~~La crema y nata~~

      ~

      ~~Artista de la conquista

      ~~

       

      In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man. 
      
      ~~
       
      Finis Origine Pendet…
       
       
      The escape commences…
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1957
       
      ~~
       
      Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
      ~~
      My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
      ~~
       
       
       
      Non Sibi
      The declaration that:
      “I am here to save mankind,” means that:
      “I am here to rule mankind.”
       
       
      50574a838cafa7db2d6ff9751819c753
      The escape continues…
       
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1966
       
      ~~
       
      The Cathedral Latin School
       
      ~~
       
       
       
       
        Finis Origine Pendet
       
       
      ~~
      Κύριε ἐλέησον
      ~~

      Rejoice and Glad!!

      ~~

      Amen~~

       

      CUA_Cardinal_2008

      ~The Original Angry Bird~~The Catholic University of America Screaming Red Cardinal Mascot~~

       

       

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      ~~EX LIBRIS~~
       
      ~~
       
       
       
      THEOS EK MĒCHANĒS
       
       
       
      ~~
       9th Aout,  Tuesday ,  Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, the 2016th
      
      Website: http://johndanielbegg.wordpress.com

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       http://www.facebook.com/JohnDanielBeggPublicAffairs
      
       http://www.tumblr.com/blog/theoldsoldiershome1952

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      http://independent.academia.edu/johnbegg/Papers?s=nav#add

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      “Jean-Marie Le Pen is a friend. He is dangerous for the political set because he’s the only one who’s sincere. He says out loud what many people think deep down, and what the politicians refrain from saying because they are either too demagogic or too chicken. Le Pen, with all his faults and qualities, is probably the only one who thinks about the interests of France before his own.”~~
       
      
      
      
      Alain Delon~~Actor
      
      
      
      
      
      
      $T2eC16J,!)sE9swm(wv0BRPCJh43uQ~~60_57

      John Daniel Begg raises cotton.

      ~~

      In the Old South, the real Southland, we had a charming expression, when asked what an idle man did for a living:

      ~~

      “Oh, he raises cotton.”
      ~~
    • Which meant, he did absolutely nothing at all, as cotton,  “the white gold,” raises herself.

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      CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA)

       

      THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
      Logo of The Catholic University of America.svg
      Seal of The Catholic University of America
       

      Motto:

      ~~

      Deus Lux Mea Est

      ~~

      Acta Est Fabula

      The escape concludes…

       

      The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

      ~~

      1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi.

       “Who first seduc'd them to that foul revolt?
      Th' infernal Serpent; he it was, whose guile
      Stird up with Envy and Revenge, deceiv'd 
      The Mother of Mankind"
      ~~
      Paradise Lost
      Book One
       Verse 35
       Our Mr Milton
      
       https://johndanielbegg.com/2016/03/09/the-infernal-serpent-he-it-was-whose-guile--stirred-up-with-envy-and-revenge-deceived-the-mother-of-mankind
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      How short the list one could compile of those of whom it can be said that fame and money did not deprave? 
       

      Acta Est Fabula.

      ~~

      Deus Vult.

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Ne plus ultra

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Our Queen

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Our Queen now 64 years on

~~

Simply the best President we could ever hope to have.

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Regina ~ Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi

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“Our temporary King.”

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Anybody can be President of the Americans, it just doesn’t matter, it’s a completely silly, decorative, position, because, it’s intended to be silly and decorative.
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Our very best Presidents understood this in their bones.
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Our founders called the position:
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“Our temporary King.”
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Literally anybody can do the job, as is reinforced by each subsequent incumbent, as there is no real job to do.
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The question salient is this:
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Why would anyone want the job?
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In the Old South, the real Southland, we had a charming expression, when asked what an idle man did for a living:
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“Oh, he raises cotton.”
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Which meant, he did absolutely nothing at all.
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Suffice to say:
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The American President raises cotton.
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Suffice further to say:
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The American President lives an idle,  comfortable,  for us,  in our club,  a tad too flashy,  life and does….absolutely nothing at all.
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IL MIGLIOR FABBRO

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  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
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      CIRE PERDUE~

      ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
      ~

      ~~La crema y nata~~

      ~

      ~~Artista de la conquista

      ~~

       

      In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man. 
      
      ~~
       
      Finis Origine Pendet…
       
       
      The escape commences…
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1957
       
      ~~
       
      Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
      ~~
      My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
      ~~
       
       
       
      Non Sibi
      The declaration that:
      “I am here to save mankind,” means that:
      “I am here to rule mankind.”
       
       
      50574a838cafa7db2d6ff9751819c753
      The escape continues…
       
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1966
       
      ~~
       
      The Cathedral Latin School
       
      ~~
       
       
       
       
        Finis Origine Pendet
       
       
      ~~
      Κύριε ἐλέησον
      ~~

      Rejoice and Glad!!

      ~~

      Amen~~

       

      CUA_Cardinal_2008

      ~The Original Angry Bird~~The Catholic University of America Screaming Red Cardinal Mascot~~

       

       

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      ~~EX LIBRIS~~
       
      ~~
       
       
       
      THEOS EK MĒCHANĒS
       
       
       
      ~~
       2nd Aout,  Tuesday ,  Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, the 2016th
      
      Website: http://johndanielbegg.wordpress.com

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       http://www.facebook.com/JohnDanielBeggPublicAffairs
      
       http://www.tumblr.com/blog/theoldsoldiershome1952

      http://www.facebook.com/john.begg.33

      http://www.pinterest.com/johnbegg33/boards/

      http://independent.academia.edu/johnbegg/Papers?s=nav#add

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      “Jean-Marie Le Pen is a friend. He is dangerous for the political set because he’s the only one who’s sincere. He says out loud what many people think deep down, and what the politicians refrain from saying because they are either too demagogic or too chicken. Le Pen, with all his faults and qualities, is probably the only one who thinks about the interests of France before his own.”~~
       
      
      
      
      Alain Delon~~Actor
      
      
      
      
      
      
      $T2eC16J,!)sE9swm(wv0BRPCJh43uQ~~60_57

      John Daniel Begg raises cotton.

      ~~

      In the Old South, the real Southland, we had a charming expression, when asked what an idle man did for a living:

      ~~

      “Oh, he raises cotton.”
      ~~
    • Which meant, he did absolutely nothing at all, as cotton,  “the white gold,” raises herself.

      11900068_728996890560925_4010112541193348700_n

      CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA)

       

      THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
      Logo of The Catholic University of America.svg
      Seal of The Catholic University of America
       

      Motto:

      ~~

      Deus Lux Mea Est

      ~~

      Acta Est Fabula

      The escape concludes…

       

      The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

      ~~

      1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi.

       “Who first seduc'd them to that foul revolt?
      Th' infernal Serpent; he it was, whose guile
      Stird up with Envy and Revenge, deceiv'd 
      The Mother of Mankind"
      ~~
      Paradise Lost
      Book One
       Verse 35
       Our Mr Milton
      
       https://johndanielbegg.com/2016/03/09/the-infernal-serpent-he-it-was-whose-guile--stirred-up-with-envy-and-revenge-deceived-the-mother-of-mankind
      10325217_484127205047896_7255341654839362288_n.jpgbegg2
      How short the list one could compile of those of whom it can be said that fame and money did not deprave? 
       

      Acta Est Fabula.

      ~~

      Deus Vult.

      image002 (20)

Ne plus ultra

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Our Ubiquitous Presence

~~

Our Queen

~~

Our Queen now 64 years on

~~

Simply the best President we could ever hope to have.

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Regina ~ Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi

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Plagiarism Revisited

Melania bought the dress from Net-a-porter for $2,190 and the former model and designer's choice caused the garment to sell out in minutes
Plagiarism Revisited:
~~
Basic, generalized expressions, are what is called:
~~
 
“In the common idiom.”
~~
 
One such common idiom:
Melania was greeted by cheers as she paid tribute to US veterans and talked about her upbringing in Slovenia during her speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland
“My husband’s a swell guy..he’ll never let you down…..”
~~
 
None can claim maternity for such a basic idea.
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I am, on the one hand, held to a higher standard than are most when it comes to writing and speaking as I was given, freely, at birth, the gifts to exercise these crafts by The Almighty Power Himself.
Roksanda Ilincic, who created the jaw-dropping dress, is from Serbia, which is separated from Melania's native Slovenia by Croatia, and is based in London
Mrs. Trump on the other hand, is a foreign born wife, mother and social hostess.
~~
Of Mrs Trump, let it be said that:
~~
Her words are:
The presumptive Republican nominee showed off his wife to the crowd before she spoke, and insisted her husband is the right man to be in the White House 
In the common idiom.
~~
Of Mrs Trump’s husband’s enemies and petty critics, let it be said clearly here:
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They grasp at straws and:
~~
Mrs Trump’s critics are simply jealous..a nasty  habit that vice, jealousy, as jealousy will eat up a man’s soul.
Slovenian beauty Melania Trump wore a stunning Roksanda Ilinicic dress as she spoke to the Republican Nation Convention on Monday night in Cleveland, Ohio
Mrs Trump’s critics all just wish they could afford to buy and get away with, seamlessly wearing, Mrs Trump’s little white dress.
~~
A good example of common idiom comes to us from the popular song, that has no definitive author, as it is a folk song, a common idiom of man:
~~
“The House of the Rising Sun.”
https://flic.kr/p/DuuKKC | The Animals - Animalization:
 Best done in the modern era by a pop group called The Animals, of which listen here:
~~
The Animals - House of the Rising Sun (1964).  So precious, thanks guys. xxxxx    Eric Burdon - vocals  Alan Price - keyboards  Hilton Valentine - guitar  Chas Chandler - bass  John Steel - drums    ♥♫☺ Please read this great blog by The Music Guru about The Animals and their rousing version of House of the Rising Sun: http://thedailyguru.blogsp...:
All by way to say that is, if you want to get terribly catty and severely technical about it,  Jack Kennedy’s
Remembering #JFK by rewatching his inaugural address. #JFK50:
“Ask not what your country can do…”
President John F. Kennedy delivering his inaugural address in 1961:
Best known American political speech, was taken from Walt Whitman and earlier, Roman, writers and speakers.
~~
That is to say:
~~
 Jack’s words were common idiom.
~~
Of which, watch and listen here:
~~
50 years ago today JFK made in an indelible mark in the history of the American Presidency - @classiquecom:
 Great tie!!!
~~
Jack was merely expressing words and concepts that were, and are, and will ever be, in:
The common idiom of man.
President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Arrive at Inaugural Ball:
They have, and need, no author of direct note to identify and credit.
Walking Toward History - John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy set out on foot from the White House to the Capitol. Courtesy of Life:
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  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
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      CIRE PERDUE~

      ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
      ~

      ~~La crema y nata~~

      ~

      ~~Artista de la conquista

      ~~

       

      In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man. 
      
      ~~
       
      Finis Origine Pendet…
       
       
      The escape commences…
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1957
       
      ~~
       
      Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
      ~~
      My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
      ~~
       
       
       
      Non Sibi
      The declaration that:
      “I am here to save mankind,” means that:
      “I am here to rule mankind.”
       
       
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      The escape continues…
       
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1966
       
      ~~
       
      The Cathedral Latin School
       
      ~~
       
       
       
       
        Finis Origine Pendet
       
       
      ~~
      Κύριε ἐλέησον
      ~~

      Rejoice and Glad!!

      ~~

      Amen~~

       

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      ~~
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      “Jean-Marie Le Pen is a friend. He is dangerous for the political set because he’s the only one who’s sincere. He says out loud what many people think deep down, and what the politicians refrain from saying because they are either too demagogic or too chicken. Le Pen, with all his faults and qualities, is probably the only one who thinks about the interests of France before his own.”~~
       
      
      
      
      Alain Delon~~Actor
      
      
      
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      CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA)

       

      THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
      Logo of The Catholic University of America.svg
      Seal of The Catholic University of America
       

      Motto:

      ~~

      Deus Lux Mea Est

      ~~

      Acta Est Fabula

      The escape concludes…

       

      The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

      ~~

      1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi.

       “Who first seduc'd them to that foul revolt?
      Th' infernal Serpent; he it was, whose guile
      Stird up with Envy and Revenge, deceiv'd 
      The Mother of Mankind"
      ~~
      Paradise Lost
      Book One
       Verse 35
       Our Mr Milton
      
       https://johndanielbegg.com/2016/03/09/the-infernal-serpent-he-it-was-whose-guile--stirred-up-with-envy-and-revenge-deceived-the-mother-of-mankind
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      How short the list one could compile of those of whom it can be said that fame and money did not deprave? 
       

      Acta Est Fabula.

      ~~

      Deus Vult.

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cire perdue~

Tendentious. 
 
Lord Golly, I like that word.  
 
Harry, old boy, you are the cire perdue here.  They broke the mold with you.  
 
The mold is broken.  Broken and cast aside, beyond mortal man’s vain efforts at duplication.
 
Yesterday comes so suddenly this summer as the commies scamper for the lifeboats but, as in Titanic, there simply aren’t enough lifeboats for all the commies to fit.
~
Poor, bleating
lambs.
~
So soon to slaughter.
~
 
Of course the commies haven’t anything substantive to say.
~
One needn’t be Einstein to understand that.
 
Old Albert would be vexed by the tedium wrought by the American and Western commies.
 
The left approaches politics and its own sad life itself solely as attack ad hominem on its adversaries.
 
The commies have nothing of substance to say because the commies have no substance, simply attack ad hominem.
 
Mostly, the commies are so yesterday, so boring, so trite, so finished. 
 
They can’t even come up with a reason to elect their candidate, other than by attack ad hominem on my own.
 
Commies are boring.  Commies are dull witted. Commies are dying.  
 
All over the civilized West, the little commie iceberg is fast melting.
 
Tendentious. I haven’t seen that word used in a note in eons.  
 
I say, it’s worth all the heartburn pouring out of the decayed bastions of the limp wristed left to see my old friend tendentious in just one note.
 
Tendentious.
 
Pax Vobis,
JACK
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  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
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      CIRE PERDUE~

      ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
      ~

      ~~La crema y nata~~

      ~

      ~~Artista de la conquista

      ~~

       

      In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man. 
      
      ~~
       
      Finis Origine Pendet…
       
       
      The escape commences…
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1957
       
      ~~
       
      Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
      ~~
      My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
      ~~
       
       
       
      Non Sibi
      The declaration that:
      “I am here to save mankind,” means that:
      “I am here to rule mankind.”
       
       
       50574a838cafa7db2d6ff9751819c753
      The escape continues…
       
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1966
       
      ~~
       
      The Cathedral Latin School
       
      ~~
       
       
       
       
        Finis Origine Pendet
       
       
      ~~
      Κύριε ἐλέησον
      ~~

      Rejoice and Glad!!

      ~~

      Amen~~

       

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      ~~
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      “Jean-Marie Le Pen is a friend. He is dangerous for the political set because he’s the only one who’s sincere. He says out loud what many people think deep down, and what the politicians refrain from saying because they are either too demagogic or too chicken. Le Pen, with all his faults and qualities, is probably the only one who thinks about the interests of France before his own.”~~
       
      
      
      
      Alain Delon~~Actor
      
      
      
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      CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA)

       

      THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
      Logo of The Catholic University of America.svg
      Seal of The Catholic University of America
       

      Motto:

      ~~

      Deus Lux Mea Est

      ~~

      Acta Est Fabula

      The escape concludes…

       

      The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

      ~~

      1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi.

       “Who first seduc'd them to that foul revolt?
      Th' infernal Serpent; he it was, whose guile
      Stird up with Envy and Revenge, deceiv'd 
      The Mother of Mankind"
      ~~
      Paradise Lost
      Book One
       Verse 35
       Our Mr Milton
      
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      How short the list one could compile of those of whom it can be said that fame and money did not deprave? 
       

      Acta Est Fabula.

      ~~

      Deus Vult.

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Sweet Memories of Camelot.

Great JFK:
The Leader of The Free World, descended the stairs and on entering the dining room, announced that he was nonplussed.
John F. Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States on December 6, 1960:
Yes, that was it:
jfk:
Nonplussed.
50 YEARS - JFK:
Nonplussed.
After Jack became President he didn’t want to be photographed wearing glasses. But he had been wearing glasses since age 13.They were prescribed for him by Dr. John Wheeler for far-sightedness. But here he is in his Senate Office on the 21 of April 1958.:
Nonplussed.
John. F. Kennedy.:
“I’ve been President now six months, I’m upstairs shaving in the glass and I suddenly say to myself, leaning into the glass:
John F. Kennedy.:
“‘Here I am the most important man in the world, with a Democratic Lower House and a Democratic Upper House and:
JFK:
I can’t get a Goddamn thing done.'”
JFK
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  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
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      ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
      ~

      ~~La crema y nata~~

      ~

      ~~Artista de la conquista

      ~~

       

      In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man. 
      
      ~~
       
      Finis Origine Pendet…
       
       
      The escape commences…
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1957
       
      ~~
       
      Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
      ~~
      My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
      ~~
       
       
       
      Non Sibi
      The declaration that:
      “I am here to save mankind,” means that:
      “I am here to rule mankind.”
       
       
      The escape continues…
       
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1966
       
      ~~
       
      The Cathedral Latin School
       
      ~~
       
       
       
       
        Finis Origine Pendet
       
       
      ~~
      Κύριε ἐλέησον
      ~~

      Rejoice and Glad!!

      ~~

      Amen~~

       

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      “Jean-Marie Le Pen is a friend. He is dangerous for the political set because he’s the only one who’s sincere. He says out loud what many people think deep down, and what the politicians refrain from saying because they are either too demagogic or too chicken. Le Pen, with all his faults and qualities, is probably the only one who thinks about the interests of France before his own.”~~
       
      
      
      
      Alain Delon~~Actor
      
      
      
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      CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA)

       

      THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
      Logo of The Catholic University of America.svg
      Seal of The Catholic University of America
       

      Motto:

      ~~

      Deus Lux Mea Est

      ~~

      Acta Est Fabula

      The escape concludes…

      The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

      ~~

      1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi.

       “Who first seduc'd them to that foul revolt?
      Th' infernal Serpent; he it was, whose guile
      Stird up with Envy and Revenge, deceiv'd 
      The Mother of Mankind"
      ~~
      Paradise Lost
      Book One
       Verse 35
       Our Mr Milton
      
       https://johndanielbegg.com/2016/03/09/the-infernal-serpent-he-it-was-whose-guile--stirred-up-with-envy-and-revenge-deceived-the-mother-of-mankind
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      Acta Est Fabula.

      ~~

      Deus Vult.

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Cassius Marcellus Clay, Junior, our beautiful butterfly has now flown away home. Our busy bee has now stung his last. Lamentations.

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  Cassius Marcellus Clay, Junior,  January 17, 1942- June 4, 2016.  
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A fatal friendship

When Cassius met Malcolm

IT WAS the collision of sports, race, and politics. On June 10th 1962, Cassius Clay, an up-and-coming boxer, met Malcolm X, a Nation of Islam minister, in a Detroit luncheonette. According to Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith, two historians who have written the story of their lives together, this meeting felt preordained. Clay, later to become Muhammad Ali, grew up in a segregated Louisville, Kentucky, and was taught to avoid the violence that awaited those who tried to integrate—though he excelled at one of the world’s most violent sports. Malcolm X too had an intimate history with violence, having lost his father under suspicious circumstances during childhood. But it wasn’t just their early introduction to violence in America that helped them forge a bond. They were also two of the most outspoken and articulate black voices of the 1960s, drawn together by their desire for not only spiritual fulfilment, but also survival. Though their individual lives have been explored through previous books and movies, “Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X” delves into the close kinship these men shared, and the reasons it ultimately fell apart.

Mr Roberts took The Economist‘s questions.

Q: What was the impetus behind this book?

Randy Roberts: There’s always a tendency to glamorise the lives of historical figures; and today we have the myth of Malcolm X and the myth of Muhammad Ali. It’s almost as if the hard edges have been sanded down over the years. And now we have very smooth and comfortable images of both of them. But those were very uncomfortable times, and the truth is more important than the glossy, patina-covered image of their lives. So our focus in this book is to examine them within the context of the times. We’re not saying they’re not great people or didn’t do great things. But they didn’t know which way the wind was going. They didn’t know what their lives were going to look like. They were taking chances, making mistakes, and trying to get by with the best evidence they had at the time. It’s easy to see what was the best choice in the light of history. But it’s more difficult at the moment. So rather than follow the myth, we went to the sources to see what actually happened in the lives of these two men. We wanted to understand the options that were in front of them and the reasons they made certain choices.

Q: Your book draws on some interesting similarities in their early lives that you suggest had a profound impact on their years together.

Absolutely. Like many African American men during that time, they saw lots of violence. Malcolm’s father was killed, though the circumstances are still unclear. He was always looking for a father figure and he understood that life for African American men was unfair. For example, he originally wanted to be a lawyer but was told by his teachers that it was impossible for African Americans and he should think of something else. Meanwhile, Ali’s father was present, but had a deep sense of anger that he couldn’t realise his full potential. You have to understand that Ali’s father was a talented man with a beautiful voice and a talent for the arts. Had he been white, one could easily imagine that his life would have been dramatically different.

Bear in mind, these were their early years during which they also heard horrific stories, such as the killing of Emmett Till—the 14 year-old African American boy who was lynched for allegedly whistling at a white woman. The net result was that they saw nothing good from the integration movement, as they had a profound understanding the violent world that awaits.

Q: What surprised you most about their lives?

The most shocking aspect of Ali’s story is how he deserted Malcolm X and followed the Nation of Islam’s supreme leader Elijah Muhammad. It’s important to realise that Ali and Malcolm were as close as brothers. Yet when Malcolm was expelled from the Nation of Islam, Ali also said that anyone who betrays Elijah Muhammad deserves to die. There was coldness in his public statements around this time. Today, we see Ali as someone who is committed to peace and brotherhood. And he is a wonderful person. But we do a disservice to him by not understanding his world and how he changed. He wasn’t always the person we see today, who corporate sponsors want to use to help sell products.

We can also see that Malcolm was someone who going through a transition. He was older and wiser, but was in deep trouble with the Nation of Islam. Further, he had seen what happened to people who opposed the Nation of Islam. During this time, he’s trying to figure out how he can stay alive. By his calculation, he could ensure his survival by bringing Ali to the Nation of Islam. In a sense, they were using each other, though they loved each other deeply. I guess what I’m trying to say is that life can be really complicated and messy. What’s more, they were playing for high stakes during the early 1960s, which was one of the most polarising times in American history.

Q: How would you characterise their relationship with the civil-rights movement during this time?

In his early years, Ali had little interest in participating in the civil-rights movement. Meanwhile, Malcolm became disillusioned with the Nation of Islam because he felt that Elijah Muhammad was not practising what he preached. He would preach that Muslims should protect themselves by any means necessary. But members of the Nation of Islam were subjected to violence, and Elijah Muhammad prohibited Malcolm from getting involved. This was taking place during a time when people throughout the South were putting their lives on the line, and Malcolm wanted to be part of the larger movement. But, Elijah Muhammad wanted to protect the Nation of Islam.

Q: Can you talk about the dichotomy between Ali’s principles and his survival instincts?

You have to understand that Ali’s opposition to the draft was never based on principle. He was not known for speaking out against the Vietnam War, at least not until it was his time to be drafted. His sense of fear was further exacerbated by fellow members of the Nation of Islam, who convinced him that he would be killed if he joined the military. Remember, he was raised in fear. Based on our interviews with Ali’s childhood friends, his parents always cautioned him about straying from their segregated neighbourhood. And they were particularly concerned about Ali and his brother getting arrested because anything could happen at that point—and there was nothing his parents could do. Oddly enough, he didn’t event want to participate in violent sports. He was a good boxer because he didn’t want to get hit.

Q: Can you help explain how someone who avoided violence became one of the greatest boxers of all time?

There was an odd set of circumstances. Louisville had this local television program—Tomorrow’s Champions—that featured young, amateur boxers. Two things happened: At 12 or 13 years old, he goes into a gym and discovers that he’s very good at boxing. He’s not just good, but excellent. The second thing is that he gets notoriety for being on television. He’s not a good student, but becomes this celebrity who eventually goes off to Rome to compete in the Olympics. It was a violent sport—but look at the rewards. And once you become this successful, who would throw this all away?

Q: There are some uncomfortable realities exposed in your book. What were the biggest challenges in piecing together their lives? Were people forthcoming?

There was actually a willingness to talk to us because we’re historians. But the biggest challenge involved investigating their private moments. Ali knew that his relationship with Malcolm could undo his boxing career. So how do you understand the inner sanctum of their lives? As it turns out, FBI reports—which were based on insights from confidential informers during that period—were central to our research. However, we still faced the challenge of uncovering what was said between them when they were alone. There were no letters or recorded conversations. So we had to piece together the story from all different sources.

Q: What do you hope readers get from this book?

When people look at Muhammad Ali, most people look at him around the draft, and he becomes an icon. But I want people to better understand the creation of “Muhammad Ali” and how he made this transition into the legend his is today.

Ali - What a fantastic Sports Person - An inspiration to all.:
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  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
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      In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man. 
      
      ~~
       
      Finis Origine Pendet…
       
       
      The escape commences…
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1957
       
      ~~
       
      Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
      ~~
      My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
      ~~
       
       
       
      Non Sibi
      The declaration that:
      “I am here to save mankind,” means that:
      “I am here to rule mankind.”
       
       
      The escape continues…
       
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1966
       
      ~~
       
      The Cathedral Latin School
       
      ~~
       
       
       
       
        Finis Origine Pendet
       
       
      ~~
      Κύριε ἐλέησον
      ~~

      Rejoice and Glad!!

      ~~

      Amen~~

       

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      CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA)
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      Motto:

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      Deus Lux Mea Est

      ~~

      Acta Est Fabula

      The escape concludes…

      The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

      ~~

      1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi.

       “Who first seduc'd them to that foul revolt?
      Th' infernal Serpent; he it was, whose guile
      Stird up with Envy and Revenge, deceiv'd 
      The Mother of Mankind"
      ~~
      Paradise Lost
      Book One
       Verse 35
       Our Mr Milton
      
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      Acta Est Fabula.

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Lights out.

Barbara Tuckman’s “The Guns of August” says all what needs to be said and does so most eloquently of the run up to the Great War that utterly ended civilization.

That said: Trying to suss out the causes and villains of the Great War misses the only point of salience:

That point is that:

The Great War ended civilization.

Every moment since has simply seen an increase in the velocity of societal collapse into murder, war, anarchy, mayhem and barbarism.

Society and civilization won’t be back.

They are both gone.

Forever.

Schoolboys learn that:

Lamplighter:

“The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our life-time,” British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey may have remarked on the eve of Britain’s entry into the Great World War.

Sir Edward Grey. British Foreign Secretary. WWI. 1914.:

Regardless whether Lord Grey had in fact made such a statement then, it has earned wide currency and attention as an expression of popular
perception of the First World War.

Lord Grey massively understated things in this sense:

The lamps of civilized life will never be lit again.

Ever.
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  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
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      ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
      ~

      ~~La crema y nata~~

      ~

      ~~Artista de la conquista

      ~~

       

      In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man. 
      
      ~~
       
      Finis Origine Pendet…
       
       
      The escape commences…
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1957
       
      ~~
       
      Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
      ~~
      My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
      ~~
       
       
       
      Non Sibi
      The declaration that:
      “I am here to save mankind,” means that:
      “I am here to rule mankind.”
       
       
      The escape continues…
       
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1966
       
      ~~
       
      The Cathedral Latin School
       
      ~~
       
       
       
       
        Finis Origine Pendet
       
       
      ~~
      Κύριε ἐλέησον
      ~~

      Rejoice and Glad!!

      ~~

      Amen~~

       

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      Alain Delon~~Actor
      
      
      
      
      
      
      CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA)
      THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
      Logo of The Catholic University of America.svg
      Seal of The Catholic University of America
       

      Motto:

      ~~

      Deus Lux Mea Est

      ~~

      Acta Est Fabula

      The escape concludes…

      The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

      ~~

      1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi.

       “Who first seduc'd them to that foul revolt?
      Th' infernal Serpent; he it was, whose guile
      Stird up with Envy and Revenge, deceiv'd 
      The Mother of Mankind"
      ~~
      Paradise Lost
      Book One
       Verse 35
       Our Mr Milton
      
       https://johndanielbegg.com/2016/03/09/the-infernal-serpent-he-it-was-whose-guile--stirred-up-with-envy-and-revenge-deceived-the-mother-of-mankind
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      Acta Est Fabula.

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      Deus Vult.

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Simple theft.

Tom Eliot at 10, in 1898. Sawyer Free Library, via Associated Press:

I do try very best to not make a habit of simply quoting the work of other men in place of doing a bit of my own, as is practice two a penny at this city today, but there are times when the other fellow says it as best as it likely can be said.

T. S. Eliot, London, 1939:

Such today is the case with the following work of Mr Christopher Ricks and Mr Joseph Bottum who I commence now to quote and end quoting when so stated.

We are being made aware that the organization of society on the principle of private profit, as well as public destruction, is leading both to the deformation of humanity by unregulated industrialism, and to the exhaustion of natural resources, and that a good deal of our material progress is a progress for which succeeding generations may have to pay dearly. ― T.S. Eliot [1962 Oil Painting by Sir Gerald Kelly.National Portrait Gallery. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.]:

All prose and art following is the property of those herein named and to naught other man, most in particular myself.

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T.S. Eliot, Poet for a Fallen Culture

Review: Christopher Ricks, Ed., ‘The Poems of T.S. Eliot, Volumes I and II’
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May 21, 2016 4:59 am

 

Who remembers it? Who would even believe it now, when political thought, for left and right alike, lies shattered in a thousand pieces? Still, there really was a moment, from the late 1940s through the early 1960s, when all the different strands of conservative thought looked as though they might come together into a grand unified field theory—the coherent and whole answer of the West to the claims of communism. And somewhere near the center of it all stood the poetry of T.S. Eliot.

“Words move, music moves / Only in time; but that which is only living / can only die. Words, after speech, / reach / Into the silence.”  —T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets:

In the strange conservative mix of that time was everything from the compelling simplicity of Richard Weaver’s anti-nominalism to the God-haunted landscapes of Flannery O’Connor’s stories. Add in the indefatigable historical research of Russell Kirk, the hard brilliance of Etienne Gilson’s neoscholastic Catholicism—even a little homegrown libertarianism and the Southern Fugitives’ agrarianism—and all the pieces seemed to be fitting together. Fitting together, that is, until suddenly they weren’t, and not even William F. Buckley could put them back together.

But perhaps the strangest ingredient—the most unbelievable bit for us, these days—was the role of Eliot’s work. Of course, part of the current unintelligibility comes with the decline of belief that poetry matters, that it ever really mattered: that within living memory there was a time when poetry was thought to be at the absolute center of culture.

But just as much, the peculiarity of Eliot’s place derives from the fact that he was a complete modernist in his verse, the leading practitioner of the literary revolution that turned against traditional poetry in the first half of the twentieth century. If conservatives wanted poets, Russell Kirk could point them to any number of snippets from the formal verse of Lord Tennyson and Victor Hugo.

That’s not to say that they didn’t recognize T.S. Eliot as the dominant poet and critic of his time, possibly as early as his publication of Prufrock and Other Observations in 1917 but certainly in the years after 1922, when he published The Waste Land and began his literary magazine, The Criterion. (Later editions of The Cambridge History of English Literature would name only two eras after a single writer: The Age of Dryden and The Age of Eliot.) But for the conservatives of the 1940s and 1950s, Eliot’s poetry was surely an unlikely choice for the signal banner under which they would gather.

Except, perhaps, for the fact that Eliot really was a modernist—and modernist literature was rarely a celebration of modern times. In a line often quoted by later neoconservatives, the critic Lionel Trilling opened The Liberal Imagination, his famous 1950 collection of essays, with a declaration that “there are no conservative or reactionary ideas in general circulation” in America, only “irritable mental gestures which seek to resemble ideas.” At the same time, he saw clearly—and tried in vain to teach the readers of his time—that literary modernism contained a profoundly anti-modern and anti-liberal streak. However much the smug liberalism of the day wanted to roll together all that seemed progressive in literature with all that seemed progressive in politics, such figures as Ezra Pound and D.H. Lawrence were never going to fit well with American liberalism.

And neither was T.S. Eliot. This winter, Johns Hopkins University Press issued The Poems of T.S. Eliot, a two-volume collection of his verse annotated by the Boston University scholar Christopher Ricks. As is usual for Ricks, the annotations are both brilliant and overwhelming—as one might have guessed when the first volume’s 340 pages of poetry are matched with 966 pages of notes. And in those pages there’s an occasion to think again about T.S. Eliot and what he meant for a generation of conservatism now long gone.

For all that The Wasteland would come to seem the definitive description of the failed civilization of the West in the years after the First World War—These fragments I have shored against my ruins—the clearest setting of Eliot’s thought may come in the juxtaposition of “The Hollow Men” (1925), the last of his serious works before his embrace of Anglican Christianity, and “Ash Wednesday” (1930), the first of his major Christian poems.

The use of broken repetition in both poems is a hint that the poems speak to each other: the brutal desert of the earlier poem answered in the delicate hope of the later. Was there ever a poem as grim as “The Hollow Men”? It reduces even the apocalypse to a whimper. The Wasteland uses its kaleidoscopic scenes to show a Western civilization that lacks both meaning and manners, but it is still in many ways a rich poem: thick with reference, ripe with the vocabulary of prior English poems (as Ricks so fully documents), and exuberant in its images. It declares, in its way, that poetry still serves the hygienic function of culture. It declares, in its way, that civilization is not so far gone that a poem cannot still help make a change. “The Hollow Men” has no such undertone. Stripped down to the bones of thought and language, it’s the worldview of Christianity—without Christ: a biblical poem of the emptiness the world would be without God, matched with the absence of God.

"For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice."  T.S. Eliot:

But then, in “Ash Wednesday,” Eliot takes the dark worldview of “The Hollow Men” and reintroduces a little bit of God. Christendom has still failed, and culture no longer makes sense. But the Church and conversion may nonetheless remain possible. The faith of a believer may remain true—or even shine more clearly—despite the decline that marks the history of the civilization that carried those truths.

The irreplaceable appeal of Eliot for conservatives of the 1940s and 1950s shows in the settings for that two-part vision. Only modernism could convey sufficiently the negative part: The breakdown of traditional civilization had to be echoed in the objective correlative of the breakdown of traditional verse. This wasn’t free verse as a declaration of new freedom. This was free verse as a howl that culture itself had failed.

Valerie & T. S. Eliot by Angus McBean, 1957:

And the prestige of Eliot’s modernism allowed a new expression of the Christianity he came to embrace: a universal recognition of the power of his expression in Four Quartets, the play Murder in the Cathedral, and the choruses from The Rock. The failed culture could not hear the power in the old forms it had lost, but the new form could convey Eliot’s quiet, delicate, and thoughtful faith.

Or could it? Reduced to its barest elements, modernity is the substitution of science for theology, history for philosophy, and the self for the soul. Eliot had little patience with the pretensions of science, but even he was not fully able to escape the other two modern turns. The negative critique of his modernism is essentially genealogical rather than metaphysical, and The Wasteland is a poem more about history than philosophy.

For that matter, the text of Four Quartets is more about the self than the soul. The poems use the theological language of finishing a journey to describe the theological event of beginning a journey. The vocabulary the mystics used to describe their visions of God is slid down the scale to become a vocabulary for the poet’s first coming to faith. Mysticism is transformed into conversion, and the turn of the self becomes the more poetically important journey of the soul.

By the mid-1960s, the goal of a unified conservative theory had failed, exposed as a mirage. Reagan’s big-tent Republicanism could unite the disparate elements for an election, but no coherent political theory would emerge to hold together the thought of paleoconservatives and neoconservatives, neothomists and libertarians, Straussians and Voegelinians. After the fall of Soviet communism, what remained for the various kinds of conservatives to share? Not even opposition to abortion seems to drive them toward unity anymore.

As it happens, for readers of T.S. Eliot, that might prove something of a gain. Christopher Ricks’s edition of The Poems of T.S. Eliot can remind us of just how good a writer Eliot was—particularly once he has been set free. If we force Eliot to occupy a symbolic place in modern thought, he proves a symbol of failure. If we read him instead only as a poet, he proves a master of the language. Perhaps the greatest the dismal twentieth century knew.

 
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“Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.” - T.S. Eliot:
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I do try to not make a habit of simply quoting the work of other men in place of doing a bit of my own, but there are times when the other fellow says it as best as it likely can be said.

~~

Such today is the case with the following work of Mr Christopher Ricks and Mr Joseph Bottum who I commence now to quote and end quoting when so stated.

~~

All prose and art following is the property of those herein named and to naught other man, most in particular myself.

T.S. Eliot (1920). Image courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, London.  Links to an interesting article on appropriation/plagiarism in poetry.:

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  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
       clip_image002MA9982782-0001
       

       

      ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
      ~

      ~~La crema y nata~~

      ~

      ~~Artista de la conquista

      ~~

       

      In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man. 
      
      ~~
       
      Finis Origine Pendet…
       
       
      The escape commences…
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1957
       
      ~~
       
      Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
      ~~
      My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
      ~~
       
       
       
      Non Sibi
      The declaration that:
      “I am here to save mankind,” means that:
      “I am here to rule mankind.”
       
       
      The escape continues…
       
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1966
       
      ~~
       
      The Cathedral Latin School
       
      ~~
       
       
       
       
        Finis Origine Pendet
       
       
      ~~
      Κύριε ἐλέησον
      ~~

      Rejoice and Glad!!

      ~~

      Amen~~

       

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      CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA)
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      Motto:

      ~~

      Deus Lux Mea Est

      ~~

      Acta Est Fabula

      The escape concludes…

      The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

      ~~

      1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi.

       “Who first seduc'd them to that foul revolt?
      Th' infernal Serpent; he it was, whose guile
      Stird up with Envy and Revenge, deceiv'd 
      The Mother of Mankind"
      ~~
      Paradise Lost
      Book One
       Verse 35
       Our Mr Milton
      
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       T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965), winner of the 1948 Nobel Prize in Literature
      “Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.” – T.S. Eliot

      Acta Est Fabula.

      ~~

      Deus Vult.

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Coldness and Death.

Thoughts On First Finding Love In A Hospital

By

 

JOHN DANIEL BEGG

 

 Leo Tolstoy with his granddaughter:

The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy:

 

Count Tolstoy’s masterwork The Death of Ivan Ilyich is the seminal work on the subject of death and dying and very likely will remain so forever.  A great number of distressing thoughts about death and about Ivan Ilyich’s personality and character race through the mind on reading that novella, and on contemplating it anew many years after first exposure.  Chief among these contemplations are sheer astonishment at Ivan Ilyich’s apparent utter lack of connection to his own life, and his approaching death, except upon the most superficial level, the distance he places between himself and his family, and they from him, the burden he becomes to them as his illness progresses and the coldness and insularity of the whole process of death.  There is in this tale no warmth whatsoever.  The coldness that always accompanies death long precedes death in the case of Ivan Ilyich because he lives in an icy world in which only the material concerns of the day-to-day matter to him or to any of his intimates.  It is not over-reaching to suggest that Ivan Ilyich’s death occurred long before the cancer took him.  He was a man constitutionally incapable of love and Count Tolstoy presents him to the reader as a caution.  The life altogether unexamined, the life without love, is a life that never really took place at all.

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Our having met a remarkable man occasions this flight of thought on a recent visit to the Neue Wicker Kliniken in Bad Nauheim, Germany.  There are a number of special things about Wicker Clinic that are recounted in the article.  Yet, what struck us as most compelling was the insistence of the founder, Werner Wilhelm Wicker, to speak of love as a primary ingredient in his clinic’s offerings to the sick.  To speak of love in a hospital tries the credulity of an American.  Yet, Herr Wicker has been phenomenally successful as the operator of various types of clinics and spas in Germany for nearly four decades.  He is a man who deserves proper attention when he speaks of the techniques he employs and recommends to the medical fraternity.

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If Herr Wicker were simply a successful businessman who made his substantial living working with the seriously ill, he would not be all that compelling a man to write about.  Herr Wicker is much more than a sharp businessman.  As with Count Tolstoy himself, Herr Wicker is very much of a mystic.  He believes in the soul as an integral part of the body.  Herr Wicker is surrounded in his office by statuettes of Dhanvantari, who in India serves as the God Protector of Ayurveda, a philosophy that in turn is a governing principle of Herr Wicker’s Neue Wicker Kliniken in Bad Nauheim.  In Indian lore, Dhanvantari brought the science of medicine to the earth.  In whatever manner medicine made its way to earth, Americans largely missed out on the mystical element Herr Wicker so stresses.  This strikes the observer on first blush as unfortunate because to have missed out on this element of medicine, and indeed of life itself, leaves Americans at a decided disadvantage when dealing with illness and death.  As with Ivan Ilyich, Americans face the lamentable situation of approaching such inevitable and disconcerting facts as illness and death with little more than the physical elements to consider for solace and comfort.

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Indian Gods and their contributions to the medical arts are surely interesting, but what truly rivets the American listener is to hear Herr Wicker speak of love.  We sat on chair’s end.  What vague role could love play in treating cancer, modern man’s deadly, intractable and so inscrutable enemy?  Herr Wicker considers the Neue Wicker Kliniken to be the flagship of his extensive holdings in spa clinics and treatment centers in Germany.  Herr Wicker also considers that the new clinic represents the future of cancer treatment and likewise the treatment of other very serious maladies.  What sets the new clinic apart from present day medical practice is that there is a conscious recognition on the part of Herr Wicker and all his staff that love is a necessary component part of future medical practice.

 Leo Tolstoy (1828 – 1910) with his granddaughter Tatiana (1905 – 1996) in the armchair. 1909. #Leo_Tolstoy:

Herr Wicker expands a bit on this concept.  “This is my last clinic.  In this clinic, I am trying to combine all of the things I have learned in four decades of work.  I want to put into a concentrated practice all of the beliefs I have come to hold over these many years.  The focus now is on treatments that really work.  A man’s personal and work life are as one.  In the same way, if there is a personal development in your life, it must influence your work and vice versa.  True healing from disease must involve the body, the mind and the soul treated in tandem with each other and supported by medicine itself.  It is this holistic attitude that has brought me today to alternative medicine.  I do not reject conventional medicine.  Yet, conventional medicine must evolve and be open to new concepts.  The holistic approach has in turn led me to spirituality in my view of medicine.  From the spiritual, flows love.  The energy of love is flowing to the patients from the clinic and from the philosophy that guides it.  We now are in a house—more a house than a clinic or a hospital.  We are in a house that offers something very rare.  Patients know that there is love in this house.  Knowing this makes the patients feel better and there is simply no question that when the patient feels better that is of direct benefit to the patient’s healing and recovery.”

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Well then, there it is.  Modern medical practice does indeed to our mind run a risk when it views disease as something divorced from the aspects of man’s life that do not specifically have to do solely with the physical.  We have said this before.  We have said that as this Foundation continues its fascinating exploration of the alternative and complementary medical procedures that, in the better cases, serve as models of the evolution and progression in cancer treatment, we are mindful that both the tangible aspects and the intangible aspects of our existence ought appropriately guide and govern the medical arts.  While the rules of sound scientific inquiry evident in formal medical training are necessary and to a degree absolute, there is a most necessary need for consideration of the intangible aspects.  Our approach considers man as far more than simply the sum of his physical properties.  He is also a mind, a spirit and a soul.

 Leo Tolstoy:

We have not as yet specifically considered love as an element of the healing process.  Yet, as with anyone, we are certainly aware that man strives to love and be loved.  We are aware that love’s absence produces a discernable melancholia.  Thus, it strikes us as appropriate that love be a factor in the equation that governs a complete and systemic approach to serious disease.  The need for love is not a high school triviality.  It is arguably the primary motivator in life.  As to the conscious use of the “energy of love,” at Neue Wicker Kliniken, and the potentiality for the use of it in standard medicine, one is reminded of Lord Chesterton’s words in a another context “Christianity has not been tried and found a failure, it has simply not been tried.”

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Count Tolstoy puts his despairing character Ivan Ilyich on his deathbed, thinking this: None love me and I love none, I do not even love myself.  Such a character is not likely to get better.  He is not likely to even desire to get better.  It is pointless.  And, at day’s end, Count Tolstoy’s message to us is just that:  the unexamined life, the life devoid of love, is pointless.  We’ve no idea if Herr Wicker is aware that his philosophical antecedents include not only Indian Gods who brought medicine to the earth but also Count Tolstoy and his pitiful character Ivan Ilyich, but we think that love, as a handmaiden of medical practice ought not be dismissed as having been found a failure until it has been formally tried.  Herr Wicker is to be commended for formally introducing love into the confines of a hospital.  We find it laudable of him to have done so.  We were blissfully fascinated on first finding love being actively practiced in a hospital and we’d like to see a lot more of that.  Love does not cure any disease of the body, but love’s beneficial effects upon the mind, soul and spirit are potent medicine in anyone’s textbook.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 – 1910) is having his breakfast. 1901. #Leo_Tolstoy:

The Death of Ivan Ilych:

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  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
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      ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
      ~

      ~~La crema y nata~~

      ~

      ~~Artista de la conquista

      ~~

       

      In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man. 
      
      ~~
       
      Finis Origine Pendet…
       
       
      The escape commences…
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1957
       
      ~~
       
      Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
      ~~
      My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
      ~~
       
       
       
      Non Sibi
      The declaration that:
      “I am here to save mankind,” means that:
      “I am here to rule mankind.”
       
       
      The escape continues…
       
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1966
       
      ~~
       
      The Cathedral Latin School
       
      ~~
       
       
       
       
        Finis Origine Pendet
       
       
      ~~
      Κύριε ἐλέησον
      ~~

      Rejoice and Glad!!

      ~~

      Amen~~

       

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      CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA)
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      ~~

      Deus Lux Mea Est

      ~~

      Acta Est Fabula

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      ~~

      1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi.

       “Who first seduc'd them to that foul revolt?
      Th' infernal Serpent; he it was, whose guile
      Stird up with Envy and Revenge, deceiv'd 
      The Mother of Mankind"
      ~~
      Paradise Lost
      Book One
       Verse 35
       Our Mr Milton
      
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Political hypnotism.

Narcissism means that one is hypnotically beautiful.

As Washington is “Hollywood for ugly people,”

How can a politician possibly be hypnotically beautiful?

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Anais-Nin-

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      • ~~
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      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
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      ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
      ~

      ~~La crema y nata~~

      ~

      ~~Artista de la conquista

      ~~

       

      In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man. 
      
      ~~
       
      Finis Origine Pendet…
       
       
      The escape commences…
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1957
       
      ~~
       
      Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
      ~~
      My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
      ~~
       
       
       
      Non Sibi
      The declaration that:
      “I am here to save mankind,” means that:
      “I am here to rule mankind.”
       
       
      The escape continues…
       
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1966
       
      ~~
       
      The Cathedral Latin School
       
      ~~
       
       
       
       
        Finis Origine Pendet
       
       
      ~~
      Κύριε ἐλέησον
      ~~

      Rejoice and Glad!!

      ~~

      Amen~~

       

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      Alain Delon~~Actor
      
      
      
      
      
      
      CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA)
      THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
      Logo of The Catholic University of America.svg
      Seal of The Catholic University of America
       

      Motto:

      ~~

      Deus Lux Mea Est

      ~~

      Acta Est Fabula

      The escape concludes…

      ~~

      The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

      ~~

      1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi.

       “Who first seduc'd them to that foul revolt?
      Th' infernal Serpent; he it was, whose guile
      Stird up with Envy and Revenge, deceiv'd 
      The Mother of Mankind"
      ~~
      Paradise Lost
      Book One
       Verse 35
       Our Mr Milton
      
       https://johndanielbegg.com/2016/03/09/the-infernal-serpent-he-it-was-whose-guile--stirred-up-with-envy-and-revenge-deceived-the-mother-of-mankind
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      Acta Est Fabula.

      ~~

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Mo’s your old man: Nyquist will win 2016 Kentucky Derby.

Uncle Mo conformation

Proud Papa:  Uncle Mo will watch his son win the Derby Saturday, May 7, 2016.

~~

As we all, very young, leaned at seminary:

 Finis Origine Pendet:

 The end depends upon the beginning.

Nyquist- what a handsome boy!:

Fleet, dutiful son:

Nyquist will make Papa proud.

NYQUIST (USA) b. C, 2013 {6-f} DP = 1-2-1-0-0 (4) DI = 7.00   CD = 1.00 – 7 Starts, 7 Wins, 0 Places, 0 Shows Career Earnings: $2,322,600
      Owner: Reddam Racing LLC
Breeder: Summerhill Farm
State Bred: KY
Winnings: 7 Starts: 7 – 0 – 0, $2,322,600

At 2:
Won Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1,Kee,8½f), Del Mar Futurity (G1,Dmr,7f), FrontRunner S. (G1,SA,8½f), Best Pal S. (G2,Dmr,6½f)At 3:
Won Florida Derby (G1,GP,9f), San Vicente S. (G2,SA,7f)

Foaled March 10, 2013.
KeeNov13: $180K; KeeSep14: $230K; FTFMar15: $400K
Won debut June 5, 2015, 5f MSW at Santa Anita.
Eclipse Champion Two Year Old Male, 2015.

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DIXIELAND BAND (USA)
b. 1980
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)   b. 1961 [BC]
MISSISSIPPI MUD (USA) b. 1973
CYANE’S SLIPPERS (USA)
dkb/br. 1983
CYANE (USA) b. 1959
HOT SLIPPERS (USA) b. 1974
SEEKING GABRIELLE (USA)
ch. 2007
FORESTRY (USA)
b. 1996
STORM CAT (USA)
br. 1983
STORM BIRD (CAN)
b. 1978
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)   b. 1961 [BC]
SOUTH OCEAN (CAN) b. 1967 *
TERLINGUA (USA)*
ch. 1976
SECRETARIAT (USA) ch. 1970 [IC]
CRIMSON SAINT (USA) ch. 1969 *
SHARED INTEREST (USA)
b. 1988
PLEASANT COLONY (USA)
br. 1978 [I]
HIS MAJESTY (USA) b. 1968 [C]
SUN COLONY (USA) b. 1968
SURGERY (USA)
b. 1976
DR. FAGER (USA) b. 1964 [I]
BOLD SEQUENCE (USA) br. 1961
SEEKING REGINA (USA)
ch. 1992
SEEKING THE GOLD (USA)
br. 1985
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
RAISE A NATIVE (USA) ch. 1961 [B]
GOLD DIGGER (USA) b. 1962 *
CON GAME (USA)*
dkb/br. 1974
BUCKPASSER (USA) b. 1963 [C]
BROADWAY (USA) b. 1959 *
FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR (USA)
ch. 1985
COXS RIDGE (USA)
b. 1974
BEST TURN (USA) br. 1966 [C]
OUR MARTHA (USA) ch. 1961
MATRICULATION (USA)
ch. 1972
ARTS AND LETTERS (USA) ch. 1966
HOW I WONDER (USA) ch. 1962

September 26 2015: Nyquist with Mario Gutierrez up wins the Frontrunner Stakes at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. Alex Evers/ESW/CSM

Del Mar Futurity winner Nyquist keeps the undefeated streak alive at @santaanitapark Opening Day.:

“Well when you’re sitting back in your rose pink Cadillac 


Making bets on Kentucky Derby Day
 
 
Ah, I’ll be in my basement room with a needle and a spoon

And another girl to take my pain away.”
 
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The Rolling Stones:  Dead Flowers from the 1971 album Sticky Fingers.
 
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k64CrBxCAtI

Kentucky Derby Party Ideas

So very, so terribly very, soon after the Roses of the Derby Day have withered and are, but dead flowers, the name of the Derby winner will yet be assured of racing immortality.

 
 
Man has opinions, horses have facts.
 
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Back home in England, from whence the Derby comes, from whence, we all come, we have an expression that, if not categorically factual, at a minimum is a good bar to go by:
We say that:
 
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Blood will out.

I will leave to the number men their furious arithmetic calculations and simply say that The Derby is not about numbers on a page but rather about:

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BLOOD and BEAUTY.

And, so we go now, on to the boys of Saturday afternoon, 7th May, 2016 and their date with the ROSES…~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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 Baby Nyquist

A star is born:

 
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Horse play
 
 
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As all our Nanas told us:
 
 
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Blood will:
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OUT.
 
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Be cautioned:
 
 
 
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Andrew Beyer can, and often has, proven, a very powerful impediment to a horse with rose-colored blinkers on.
 
 
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You know our Andrew, nice Jewish boy Andrew, who, by very odd legerdemain, inherited the, abruptly vanished, Gentlemanly Jewish boy, Gerald Strine’s, newspaper column in the Washington Post.
 
 
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Andrew is the quintessential Washington boy:
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 Hired and paid, rather well we understand, to do something, the particularities of which:
 
 
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Andrew knows nothing about at all.
 
 
 
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Think of him as a contemporary politician.
 
 
 
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Andrew broke into racing;
 
 
 
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Can that possibly be the correct phrase to describe what happened?
~
 
 
 
 

By writing a book called “Picking winners,” which is, at a minimum, comedic, as:

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Our Andrew can neither write, nor pick winners.
 
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Again, the quintessential Washington man.
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As point of reference, our Andrew bet against Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Affirmed and Spectacular Bid, to cover the high points of the 1970’s alone.
 
 
 
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To our best recollection, our Andrew has, never, ever, bet on a winning Derby horse that he has endorsed in his little newspaper column.
 
 

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EVER.
 
 
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In his little book, Andrew makes the classic, and sad mistake, of attempting to reduce our dazzling enterprise called racing to:
 
 
 
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An arithmetical exercise!!

 
 
 
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How dismal, Andrew!!

 
 
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Racing is about, beauty, power, blood lines and luck, and never about arithmetic.
 
 
 
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Of course Andrew is a Washington man and of course, his little arithmetic equations are now adopted, you guessed it, wholesale, as Scripture, into the lexicon and newspapers of the racing business, in which horses are assigned this mind-numbing calculation:
 
 
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A Beyer Speed Figure!!
 
 
 
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A number that, by justice, ought to eliminate the highest Beyer number from any and all consideration.

 
 
 
 
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Selecting winning horses, as with many other enterprises, is a process of elimination:
 
 
 
 
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Hence:
 
 
 
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The Kentucky Derby is affirmation for one horse, brought on by the elimination of the other horses in the race.
 
 
 
 
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That’s it:
 
 
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That’s all there is to it all.
 
 
 
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As we know in the clubhouse far better here than do most, that, as government ought not be run as a business, as government is not and has never been intended to be a business but rather a necessary evil, arithmetic has no place in racing which is about:
 
 
 

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BEAUTY.
BEAUTY.
BEAUTY.
 
 
 
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Today we were to the doctor, lovely girl, Polish, and of course, Catholic, who grew up in Warsaw under the Communists, who said to us:
 
 
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“John Begg, everybody knows that Herrenfrau Clinton will win the Presidency in 2016.”
 
 
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We are old softies here, in our clubhouse, for pretty girls, so, we didn’t laugh, we simply said:

 
 
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“OH!!
 
 
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Doctor dearest, we’ve heard that tune, it was popular when you were a young girl in Poland in 2006 and 2007.
 
 
~~
 
The tune was released back then as:
 
 
 
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“The Inevitability of Hillary 2008.”
 
 
 
 
 
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The tune had a catchy toe tap to it, but the story line, somehow just didn’t work out.

 
 
 
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So sorry, love.”
 
 
 
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Politics is most appropriately about having startlingly good ideas and about making direct appeals to:

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Raw emotion.
EMOTION.
EMOTION.
EMOTION. 
 
 
~~
 
 
Yes, we said:
 
 
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Appeals to raw:
EMOTION.
 
 
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Shortly, you, my dears will have our Andrew’s note about the Inevitability of his Derby.

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As with our Andrew’s ham~handed attempts to reduce the beauty of our sparkling sport of racing to arithmetic, there are many in this, not pretty city, who would reduce politics to number counts and arithmetic as well, unaware that:
 
 
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POLITICS is about EMOTION, Andrew.  Horse racing is about BEAUTY.
 
I'll Have Another's jockey Mario Gutierrez, AKA Super Mario!:  

Nyquist’s Jockey Mario Gutierrez

 
 

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YOUNG JOHN DANIEL BEGG’S

 

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“MAGNIFICENT IMPOSSIBILITY”

 

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Penned  on 6th  May, 2016, Friday by  under Society

 
 
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That Magnificent Impossibility:

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Here, achieved!!

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My dears, when I was young, long, long, years now, I had but 2 ambitions:

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To be a great writer and an even better race rider.

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Few get to live their dreams.

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Most of us are relegated to watching, in grief and some sadness, as others realize our dreams for us.

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Before the savage combat, the Derby is led off, at parade to the post, by a song that, if it does not bring a tear to the eye, is evidence prima facie of one’s having no heart or emotion of any kind.

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Attend, please:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phHhTeD5mcA

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“My Old Kentucky Home” lyrics

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State Song of Kentucky – Contemporary lyrics (1986)
Originally by Stephen Foster
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The sun shines bright in My Old Kentucky Home,
‘Tis summer, the people are gay;

The corn-top’s ripe and the meadow’s in the bloom

 

While the birds make music all the day.

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The young folks roll on the little cabin floor,
All merry, all happy and bright;
By ‘n’ by hard times comes a knocking at the door,
Then My Old Kentucky Home, good night!
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Chorus
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Weep no more my lady
Oh!! weep no more today;
We will sing one song
For My Old Kentucky Home
For My Old Kentucky Home, far away.
 
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Blood on the turf~~blood on the saddle~~

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Be it running in tumult and sweet triumph:

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In fully extended motion.

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Or spilt and shattered in painful passion:

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Is royal, noble, pure, blue blood come Derby Day.

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The great John Steinbeck described the Kentucky Derby as “one of the most beautiful and violent and satisfying things” he had ever experienced.

The Kentucky Derby, run first Saturday of May at Churchill Downs beneath the Twin Spires, is:

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What the irrepressible horseman and social gadabout, John Daniel Begg, long ago christened:

~~

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“That Magnificent Impossibility.”

~~

The Kentucky Derby

~~

This year, That Magnificent Impossibility, looms May

7th 2016
~~

.

The Kentucky Derby is, beyond reasoned argument, the most enchanting of all social and sporting events in the American calendar.

~~

It is over in 2 minutes.

~~

The Derby  is colorful, dramatic, thrilling, awe-inspiring and absolutely impossible to suss out.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dn_ZbX60Oa4

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The horses who compete in the Derby are babies.

~~

The race is limited to 3 year olds:

~~

But many are not even full that tender age.

~~

All thoroughbreds have their birthday on January 1st, so, conceivably, a horse could be one minute old in real life and yet a full year old the next minute.

~~

Conversely, one would like one’s horse born as early on New Year’s Day as possible.

~~

Just a minute past the champagne.

~~

Both outcomes are unlikely as the foaling cycle is in spring.

~~

But just when in Spring is important.

~~

One will have a “young three” or an “old three,” dependent upon one’s luck

.

 

~~The difference of a few months is terribly important as the horses running in Derby are well off of being fully mature.

~~

An age reached at full 4 years.

~~

And many are just coming into themselves:

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While others developed very young, already made their flash in the pan, and are already past their prime periods.

~~

They peaked too soon.

~~

By Derby Day they are what we call “jaded.”

~~

Over raced.

~~

OFF peak.

~~

Worn, wan, frayed and just plain tired.

 

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We all pray that it be God’s Will will that all who race and ride be spared the violent savagery that can, and does, attend this most beautiful of God’s Sports, even as many others have not been so spared in the going of :

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That happy, colorful event, that beautiful race:
~~
That Magnificent Impossibility.
 

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That thing which can’t be done, yet yearly, is, somehow, done.

 

~~

 

I will leave to the number men their furious, frantic, arithmetic calculations, scribbling additions and subtractions and arcane dialect and simply say that The Derby is not about numbers on a page but rather about:

~~

BLOOD AND BEAUTY

 

On 7th May, 2016, Saturday, that which simply cannot be done, will be done by:
NYQUIST

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  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
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      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
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      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

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      The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
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      ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
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      ~~La crema y nata~~

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      ~~Artista de la conquista

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      In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man. 
      
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      Finis Origine Pendet…
       
       
      The escape commences…
       
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      September, 1957
       
      ~~
       
      Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
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      My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
      ~~
       
       
       
      Non Sibi
      The declaration that:
      “I am here to save mankind,” means that:
      “I am here to rule mankind.”
       
       
      The escape continues…
       
       
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      September, 1966
       
      ~~
       
      The Cathedral Latin School
       
      ~~
       
       
       
       
        Finis Origine Pendet
       
       
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      Κύριε ἐλέησον
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      Rejoice and Glad!!

      ~~

      Amen~~

       

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      ~The Original Angry Bird~~The Catholic University of America Screaming Red Cardinal Mascot~~

       

       

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      THEOS EK MĒCHANĒS
       
       
       
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       3 Mai, Monday ,  Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, the 2016th
      
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      “Jean-Marie Le Pen is a friend. He is dangerous for the political set because he’s the only one who’s sincere. He says out loud what many people think deep down, and what the politicians refrain from saying because they are either too demagogic or too chicken. Le Pen, with all his faults and qualities, is probably the only one who thinks about the interests of France before his own.”~~
       
      
      
      
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      Motto:

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      Deus Lux Mea Est

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      Acta Est Fabula

      The escape concludes…

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      The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

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      1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi.

       “Who first seduc'd them to that foul revolt?
      Th' infernal Serpent; he it was, whose guile
      Stird up with Envy and Revenge, deceiv'd 
      The Mother of Mankind"
      ~~
      Paradise Lost
      Book One
       Verse 35
       Our Mr Milton
      
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      Acta Est Fabula.

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      Deus Vult.

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