This Thanksgiving Day~I must say that I note with growing alarm how willingly the Americans have sold their precious birthright called freedom for so small and shabby a price~

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 Von Goethe was very concerned about the ease with which the German people gave up their liberty for the mask of order~in 2014 and 2016 the American Republicans will gain massive political victories~yet~as was Von Goethe before~I am today concerned that victory will be one of style~not substance~a distinction without a difference~

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born in Frankfurt, Germany to a wealthy family. Because of his family’s station in life, Goethe had the privileges of affluence and education that allowed him to study all the common subjects of the day and to specialize in languages and literature. Goethe attended the University of Leipzig where he studied law, though he left to go to Strasbourg where he finished his studies. While in Strasbourg, his literary and philosophical talent was allowed to flourish. His first play, Götz von Berlichingen, was an immediate success across Germany.

Goethe was friends with many important European thinkers and philosophers during his life. As a student, Goethe became close to Johann Gottfried Herder whose theories of aesthetics, especially in the work of Shakespeare, was pivotal for Goethe’s early works. It was from Herder and his influence on Goethe that the German Sturm und Drang movement was born. Later in life, Goethe would develop a close friendship with Friedrich Schiller whose work attempted to synthesize Kant’s philosophy with other European schools of thought.

The most complete German edition of Goethe’s works, letters, and diaries fills 143 volumes. His novel The Sorrows of Young Werther, completed in 1774, is so powerful that it actually inspired many young men and women to commit suicide; the story of the tragic Werther was found on many of their corpses. Two of his later dramas, Iphigenia in Taurus (1787) and Torquato Tasso (1790), are famous for their classical restraint.

However, Goethe’s masterpiece is Faust, which focuses on the search for the meaning of existence and of the soul. The original publication in 1790 was titled Faust: A Fragment. Faust soon became a lifelong obsession for Goethe, who worked on the play for more than 60 years and completed the final draft only months before he died on March 22, 1832. He was 82 at the time. Faust elucidated the ideas that no philosophic system can explain the world, that man is not reducible into individual concepts, and that literature can reflect the arbitrariness of life. Goethe’s writings drew upon and inspired poets and philosophers such as Nietzsche, Beckett, and Kafka.

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On this Thanksgiving Day, 2013 for the Americans~it was not, to my mind, the American common man who despaired of freedom and threw it all away~but rather his social elders and betters~what made my own class consciously disavow freedom~for no apparent reason~as~we already had control over everything already?

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“It is the leadership classes – those who control the international flow of money and information, preside over philanthropic foundations and institutions of higher learning, manage the instruments of cultural production and thus set the terms of the public debate – that have lost faith in the values of the American experiment and Western culture in general.  In their self-reliance and overconfidence, our thinking classes have seceded not just from the common world around them but from reality itself.”  

Historian Christopher Lasch~~twenty five years ago in his book~~

~~THE REVOLT OF THE ELITES AND THE BETRAYAL OF DEMOCRACY~~

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~~The principal need in America is 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~~

 

Non Sibi~~
Finis Origine Pendet~~

 ~~Κύριε ἐλέησον~~

Rejoice and Glad!!

 

Amen~~

 

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~~EX LIBRIS~~


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  Thursday, 28th Novembre, The American Thanksgiving Day~ Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, 2013

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