RAINY start to the day.
I was getting a bit concerned about things drying out...lol.
The good news is that most of the rain (for the time being) is past, so we'll most likely see some clearing later on.
The rest of the Hoosierland weather will see us with highs only into the low 70s (now that's comfortable), mostly to partly cloudy skies and a mild breeze. Not exactly "go swimming in the nearest lake" weather, but still, better than watching the dashboard of one's car melt in oppressive heat, hmm?
Now, let's all get a soothing morning drink poured and stationed at the ready, as we see what has been happening...
*** First out of the rain gutters is the answer to yesterday's WHO SAID THAT? quote:
"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.""
Arthur Schopenhauer (22 February 1788 - 21 September 1860), who was a German philosopher.
And here is his WIKI:
"The World As Will And Representation", in which he argues that the phenomenal world is driven by a malignant metaphysical will that perpetually and futilely strives to achieve satiation.
(In Judeo-Christian circles, don't we call that EVIL, or more specifically, the "Devil"?)
He also wrote fluently on aesthetics, ethics and religion.
Schopenhauer's influence has been cited by notable people such as Nietzsche, Richard Wagner, Tolstoy, Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein, Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, and Thomas Mann.
Born in Danzig, Poland (hence the clue), to descendants of wealthy German patrician families, and when attending the University of Gottingham in 1809, began to study metaphysics and philosophy, being urged to learn about the teaching of Plato and Immanuel Kant.
The key focus of his seminal work was the investigation of individual motivation.
(some folks could use some of THAT today)
Now, before Schopenhauer, Hegel had popularized the "Zeitgeist", or the "collective consciousness"of society, directing it in a particular direction, and dictating the actions of it's members.
Arthur, a reader of both Kant and Hegel, rather believed that individual morality could be determined by society and reason., and became critical of both men. Schopenhauer believed that humans were motivated by their own basic desires ("will to live"), which directed all of mankind.
He once said that "Man can DO what he wants, but he cannot WILL what he wants".
(That might wipe him out of BOTH the Jedi Academy AND the Green Lantern Corps)
Schopenhauer's moral theory proposed that only compassion can drive moral acts.
(well, chalk one up for Captain America, then)
He stated that mankind can be guided by egotism and malice .
(And we see proof of THAT much today)
His beliefs on punishment were that whenever we make a choice, it is NOT made "freely", but by actions which are in accordance to an inborn and mutable character.
He also believed that capital punishment WAS essential to the FUTURE, not the past, and he said that it was ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.
(sounds like a reasonable guy to me)
Like I said, the WIKI is worth a read, and will serve to give you another viewpoint to the human condition.
*** Next, is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
July 9 -
---Today is NATIONAL SUGAR COOKIE DAY
Fresh sugar cookies...sinfully delectable any time, any place, for any reason.
*** Okay, so the black church community and the FWPD came together against the recent shootings.
Here's the story:
From a generational standpoint, this is always going to be an UPHILL battle, because the older black folks are dying off, and with them, MUCH of the value system that once held families together and kept their members out of a lot of trouble.
Chief Hamilton states "Tell me who did the shootings and we will bring them to justice".
Pretty big talk, for a city that has this nasty habit to putting revolving doors in the local jail for SO many repeat offenders, AND has a prosecutor more concerned about some sort of legacy than trying the "hard" cases to keep dangerous felons OFF our streets.
But, hey...I'm just an older WHITE guy who knows what LAWS are for, and who's never been busted for anything (yet), so what the hell do I know?
If the shooter was "smart", he's probably fled town for parts unknown..if not, he'll get caught,. do some time, and be back sooner than we think...as most of them seem to do.
*** Next up, there is this "sudden" surge in the SANCTUARY CITY debate, and this comes on the heels of the murder of a white woman in Frisco by an ILLEGAL immigrant who was already "deported" SIX times.
CORRECT in HIS assessment of the immigration "situation" we have along our southern border.
And since he's about as "subtle" in explaining such things as a hammer through a picture window, I can see why others in his political party want to keep him at arm's length.
But that's inherently wrong, because even those other potential candidates KNOW that Trump is RIGHT, as do a LOT of other Americans (including LEGAL aliens).
Now, I FIRST mentioned a "sanctuary city" way back in 2009 (here) and last year, I featured it with more prominence, because of the manner in which these "poverty promise zones" (refer to archive post of 10 January 2014) were being set up by the Obummer regime.
|This is where it has begun...|
Prophecy? Not really...just paying attention, that's all.
But, there is a much LARGER agenda at work here, and it has to do with what amounts to a "continuation" of the "Fair Housing Act" put forth by LBJ way back in 1968.
|Note to self - DON'T be SO trusting.|
And HERE as well:
Much of this "master-plan" involves cities REZONING areas to "accommodate:" this agenda, now called "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing".
|More NAYS than YAYS here.|
If you guessed the REZONING of that area...go to the head of the class (with a gold star).
So, it's ALREADY taking place here in the Summit City (with a DEMOCRAT mayor at the helm).
Big surprise, hmm?
This whole scheme is to force integration into upscale neighborhoods with low-income people, in order to halt segregation.
Got news for them...every time this happens, the low-income people tend to RE-SEGREGATE themselves in whatever neighborhood they manage to move into, causing what was once referred to as "White Flight".
THIS is the plan as it stands right now.
Many people forget that folks like Wifey and myself have seen the "results" of such "fair housing", and how it does nothing but a DISSERVICE to once nice neighborhoods.
In all the time here, we have yet to see any houses marketed to whites (as a rule).
|And we KNOW how well it worked in DETROIT.|
And where one "low-income family" (such as they are today) moves in...others follow, until the area is once again...segregated (which traditionally means one predominant race).
*** Last back to the outhouse...there's a lot to consider in this post, from Arthur Schopenhauer and his theory of mankind's "will", to those who refuse to speak out about shootings in their OWN community, the illegal immigration "pass" via sanctuary cities leading to (Federal) housing plans that claim to be FAIR, when in fact, they are just the REVERSE.
CAN see a definite pattern that has been developing for some time.
Our president wanted to "fundamentally transform America"...and he has in no small degree, but he's not done yet.
CITIES as if screwing up our nation wasn't bad, unlawful or UNCONSTITUTIONAL, or TREASONOUS enough?
I said here for years that you have to watch BOTH hands of these political ne'er do wells, because they do NOT have your best interest at heart.
THEY are motivated by that which is, in many cases, morally reprehensible, and still they keep on trucking.
Our reason to take back our country should be OBVIOUS by now, and we should strive to do so, before the future arrives and fins us with our pants down around our ankles.
To do nothing regarding this will be our downfall, and that should NEVER be allowed to occur.
Stay SAFE out there, America.