veritable universe of papers disputing the value of quantum
visions could fill the void of dissidents with dissonance. ...esoteric
models requiring the "probabilistic existence of matter" and
the "non-locality" of quantum mechanics and the inescapable
lack of mass-energy conservation in Einstein's relativity are
Secret Bush Legislation Sent to Cheney, Hastert,
Deepens Assault on Constitution - Patriot II by Michael C.
|"We can see in all papers below, that matter has a
realistic existence and Nature is always rational. It is
an error to believe that Nature cannot be explained with
The Real Reasons for the Upcoming War With Iraq: A
Macroeconomic and Geostrategic Analysis of the Unspoken
Truth by William Clark
|"CPI's Lewis was not jesting when he told Moyers
that Patriot II was five or ten times worse than the
first Patriot Act."
|"Facing these potentialities, I hypothesize that
President Bush intends to topple Saddam in 2003 in a
pre-emptive attempt to initiate massive Iraqi oil
production in far excess of OPEC quotas, to reduce
global oil prices, and thereby dismantle OPEC's price
controls. The end-goal of the neo-conservatives is
incredibly bold yet simple in purpose, to use the `war
on terror' as the premise to finally dissolve OPEC's
decision-making process, thus ultimately preventing the
cartel's inevitable switch to pricing oil in
Kissinger - The Secret Side of the Secretary of
State, written by Gary Allen in 1976, is a page-turning
tome of eleven short chapters. Neatly and murderously
appropriate contextualization of our current meme-bership in
the Praxis of Inanity, this is a book that will have you
chortling over the idea of Hnery being a dupe or agent of the
Communists; and will chill your soul.
|"He was the man who said "power is the ultimate
aphrodisiac", and who was quoted in New York Times
magazine as joking, "The illegal we do immediately. the
unconstitutional takes a little longer".|
the man who eavesdropped on his own staff and bugged
suspect newsmen, but who, when challenged about it,
blackmailed both Congress and the media by threatening
to resign if they did not ignore his role in the
are being forced to goosestep toward the manna of global
consumption that will lead to certain Gaian dis-ease and
probable human extinction, there are those doing the kind of
forward thinking our world's leaders are obliviously incapable of. Astronomical Waste: The Opportunity Cost of
Delayed Technological Development - Nick Bostrom
smartMeme I: Direct Action at the Points of
Assumption weaves a tapestry of direct action aiming at a
tipping point - strategizing by EarthFirst.
|"With very advanced technology, a very large
population of people living happy lives could be
sustained in the accessible region of the universe. For
every year that development of such technologies and
colonization of the universe is delayed, there is
therefore an opportunity cost: a potential good, lives
worth living, is not being realized. Given some
plausible assumptions, this cost is extremely large.
However, the lesson for utilitarians is not that we
ought to maximize the pace of technological development,
but rather that we ought to maximize its safety,
i.e. the probability that colonization will eventually
|"Living at such a critical time compels us to search
for those convergence points and exploit them. With this
effort, we hope to expand the current debates and push
our movements to explore new frontiers of struggle. We
hope to provoke further and deeper action, as well as to
challenge all of us to weave these actions together and
provide a tapestry of reality more vibrant and
compelling than the one that is currently unraveling."
Cyber-hegemony and the Global
|"It follows that the critique of hegemony in the
twenty-first century cannot be restricted by Western
state prototypical assumptions. These by necessity
ascribe undue significance to territoriality and
frontiers; as well as to social and national movements
of the domestic sphere. In our era, the dictum of
C.Wright Mills (1959) - that private troubles should not
be disconnected from public issues - must be rethought.
A new quality of mind, a new imagination, is necessary
to grasp the essence of hegemonic crisis at the
of the ever sali-various Foodlog I now grok everything I wanted to know
about The Science of Meat, but was too stupid to ask.
here... had me walk on a personally pertinant path - Caring for your Introvert - and I am now
curled up in a ball of quivering extro-envy.
|"The Maillard reaction occurs most readily at around
300° F to 500° F."
Strange, violent and unwanted, even in
|"Remember, someone you know, respect, and interact
with every day is an introvert, and you are probably
driving this person nuts. It pays to learn the warning
I have an
excuse. I am a middle-aged man with short-term memory that
defies the definition, and so am unable to attribute as I
should the indubitably wonderous weblogger who pointed me to
An Interview With Bill Clinton. Why is it that
Democratic ex-Leaders tend to be useful, at some level or
other, whilst Republican cooked ducks remain to rot; perchance
to spread future cognitive dysentery?
|"Ongoing medical records, instructions for
post-surgical care, medication -- none of that happens
for the street community. They're twice as likely as
those living in stable housing to get virtually every
disease and infection, and at far greater risk of
violence-related injuries. But they're a poor match for
the mainstream hospital system, which isn't structured
to look out for difficult people with nowhere to go."
Our special today
is Cheney soup, bi-generational Bush meat smothered in Rumsfeld gravity,
with steamed Guantanamo vegetables accompanied by a
tortuous dip. For afters there is the choice of Blair pudding or baked Powell. Salut!
Oblivio - Abandoned Notes
|"We do have a deterrence operating now. He [Saddam]
knows it. If he uses or gives away these weapons, he'd
be in terrible shape. If we come after him, since he
knows the outcome is certain, he has maximum incentive
to use them."
|"Photographs are false. One is never so still. We
look at a photograph and imagine that it captures what a
person looks like, but no one ever resembles a person in
a photograph because no one is ever that still. Even the
Lest we forget that ever-so-magnanimous Canada has its own sordid, and not at all distant, past: The Canadian Holocaust
Recent investigations have revealed police officers dropping "drunken 'Indians'" off on the outskirts of a certain prairie city who subsequently froze to death. There are an unforgivable number of "reserves" across the country that can only be described as having "Third World" conditions - including disease bearing water supplies, non-existant or utterly inadequate sewage systems, virtually total unemployment and a federal bureaucracy that, intentionally or not, squash any hope for improvement with a glacial competence.
|"They were always pitting us against each other, getting us to fight and molest one another. It was all designed to split us up and brainwash us so that we would forget that we were Keepers of the Land. The Creator gave our people the job of protecting the land, the fish, the forests. That was our purpose for being alive. But the whites wanted it all, and the residential schools were the way they got it. And it worked. We've forgotten our sacred task, and now the whites have most of the land and have taken all the fish and the trees. Most of us are in poverty, addictions, family violence. And it all started in the schools, where we were brainwashed to hate our own culture and to hate ourselves so that we would lose everything. That's why I say that the genocide is still going on."|
(Testimony of Harriett Nahanee to Kevin Annett, North Vancouver, BC, December 11, 1995)
There is only one posible final word - I took a trip to Kluane National Park today: utterly clear skies lighting the mountains at the most impressive and impossible angles, good friends greenly and more importantly vehicularly amenable, and gleaming glaciers glaring in gargantuan grandeur. All is frozen. Today's temp was around thirty below with a wind from the south bringing the windchill to something in the fifties. On our way home the stars...OH, the stars...
Yukon, for the novice
|"Don't try this at home, kids."|
Promoting a Singular Global Threat -- Terrorism
Strategy of choice for world governance
Sam Cohen, a retired nuclear weapons analyst, invented the neutron bomb. Even this hawkish neocon says Bush's New Nuclear Plan - Forget It.
|"We are friends of the United States, we are friends of that people and we will remain so. But we are threatened today by a new simplism which consists in reducing everything to the war on terrorism. That is their approach, but we cannot accept that idea. You have got to tackle the root causes, the situations, poverty, injustice."|
Foreign Minister of France, Hubert Vedrine
America's greatest weakness is in intelligence, not explosive power. Fallout is a deconstruction by Michael Levi of the in-credible Bushinsanity.
|"As of today these weapons are long gone from the U.S. arsenal and by order of President George Bush the Elder have been demolished. Moreover, in 1994 Congress passed legislation forbidding the development and production of low-yield dicriminate battlefield nuclear weapons. In this context, unless this decision is reversed it is little short of ludicrous for the NPR to call for developing new low-yield nuclear weapons."|
How can one repeat the choice of life in an epoch in which the antithesis of life and death has been deconstructed? How could a blessing be conceived that could overcome the simplified confrontation of curse and blessing? How could a new covenant under conditions of complexity be formulated? Peter Sloterdijk:
The Operable Man - On the Ethical State of Gene Technology
|"Despite the administration's bungled pronouncements, some of its most hawkish backers are getting the right picture. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday" just before Andy Card's interview, Defense Policy Board Chairman Richard Perle argued, "I can't think of a target of interest in a conflict with Iraq that could not be dealt with effectively by conventional weapons, non-nuclear weapons. ... I can't see why we would wish to use a nuclear weapon." The Prince of Darkness isn't about to campaign to ban the bomb, but, like most others, he knows that tactical nuclear weapons aren't very useful. It's time Bush learned the same."|
|"Technology, Heidegger has taught us, is a form of uncovering. It digs out results which by themselves would not have come to light in this way. Technology could therefore also be called a form of accelerating success. Where technologies shape the conflict between cultures and enterprises, there arise those competitions which make history. History sets the pace in which humans increasingly work with anticipation and bring themselves into situations in which they can no longer wait for things to happen by themselves. Therefore, there is a characteristic correspondence between the technology of production and economic enterprise on the one hand, and on the other, between ethno-technology and war."|
I cannot discount the conclusion that We are being forced to face a choice that is perilously approaching a point of no return. I can enjoy the header Exercise Muscle Or Become Chopped Meat. An odor of oddness and my laugh-bone starts to chortle when recognition sets in: To deliberately omit supports the intent to avoid confrontation, and that supports the notion they are lying to us. Could everything they utter be a lie?
|"I never cite Buddha's words or the word of Zen patriarchs when I teach. All I do is comment directly on people themselves. That takes care of everything. I don't have to quote either the Buddha Dharma or the Zen Dharma. I don't have to when I can clear everything up for you by commenting directly on you and your personal concerns right here and now. I've no reason to preach about Buddhism or Zen."|
They, for starters, is me, you, and our collective IOUs. I am a liar. To say I'm not would be a lie. To say I am, if true, would belie the truth. PSYOPS 101
If the bulk of my presentation is factual, the personally productive and pointedly positional prevarications will slide by; if not unnoticed then at least brushed off as anoma-lies. Such is the nature of the quest for leadership. PSYOPS 150
Once accepted as Leader, then the actual becomes mutable for all intents and purposes. PSYOPS 210
Assuming that lessons learned become assets earned, Leader exhibits intense intent and claims profound purpose. PSYOPS 345
Distracting from the dire by means of the impending, Leader gains credibility by way of projection. PSYOPS 390
Eliminate Leader and create Elite-ocracy - this marks successful theses culminating in selected Masters of Psyopathy (MPthy - irony implicit) with access to unmentionable post-grad material.
A Doctorate in PsychoSocial Hysteria Inducing Trauma (DiPSHIT) provides no further reward - refer to Master's requisites. Anyone over-qualified or fully informed has two plain choices: marionette or murdered mortal. (The Kennedy Doctrine)
|"How have you left the antient love|
That bards of old enjoy'd in you!
The languid strings do scarcely move!
The sound is forc'd, the notes are few!"
Hesitate not and ascend directly to Michael Finley, who so obviously states: Perhaps it was foreordained that the freedom we get from our automobiles requires that we keep others in slavery.
There can be only one rational answer to the U.S. American insistence over the past seventy years on the eradication of cannabis by enforced decree(s). Renewables - Featuring Hemp, the Primiere Renewable Resource
|"The war was so terrible, because it took a generation of men educated in genteel ways, and it ground them to pulp. They went off to war like gentlemen, and came back, if they were lucky, with a frankness of expression that was rooted in the greatest grief."|
Hemp dreams slow to take root
|"Hemp yields an average of nine dry tons per acre. This yield could be even greater in a warm humid climate such as exists in Puerto Rico, and in this climate hemp can be harvested at least three times per year. Therefore, using the University of Hawaii bio-methanol facility production and cost estimates: 95,000 acres planted in hemp will supply a facility capable of producing 1700 MLPY (449 Million Gallons Per Year) of methanol, with the total investment in building the facility at $335 million."|
The idea of biofuel utilization, and all alternate sources of powering our mastered addictions, is inextricably tied to control. The Hydrocarbon Complex, mitigated by Monsantized/Pfizerific somato-biotic charms, has wrested any kind of responsible Communocracy from our grasp and proven Huxley's dismal (Revisited) thesis irrefutably correct.
|"Even the remnants of hemp, after it has been processed for seeds and high-quality fibre, is a superior biomass feed stock for the production of the high-octane, water free alcohol fuel, he said."|
Rather than decentralized diverse cultures culminating in a centralized collective sanity we have been forced to choose between centralized culture and freedom. This is the true nature of the the Bush Dichotomy - we are either with the Prescribed World-View, or out of lunch.
Noam Chomsky, whom I have the greatest though reserved respect for (follow the money), provides a scintillating taste of reason. Dated by seven years in these wildly accelerating times, Powers and Prospects - Reflections on Human Nature and the Social Order nevertheless has the freshness of fresh-picked philosophical prose.
Mooselessness calls the game with impeccable clarity: Thankfully, I rely on traditional medicine, such as my vampiric sword of the leech.
|"The concept of human nature that underlies our visions is usually tacit and inchoate, but it is always there, perhaps implicitly, whether one chooses to leave things as they are and cultivate one's own garden, or to work for small changes, or for revolutionary ones.|
This much, at least, is true of people who regard themselves as moral agents, not monsters -- who care about the effects of what they do or fail to do."
Abilities shared by military and domestic (is there much real difference anymore?) minions of the power-elite, are drooled over, and inevitably used...today? Potential Nonlethal Technologies This appendix lists various types of nonlethal technologies and their potential application under this concept. Listing of technologies does not indicate there are ongoing U.S. programs to develop the technologies.
|Infra/Ultra Sound||Sonic generator that projects an acoustic pressure wave to cause discomfort to personnel.|
|Noise||Acoustic generator that produces sufficient sound to disorient or incapacitate personnel.|
|Incapacitating Substances||Family of inorganic and organic substances that cause temporary disability.|
|Malodorous Substances||Family of inorganic substances with pungent odors that causes discomfort to personnel.|
|Irritants||Substances that cause eye and respiratory irritation/discomfort (e.g., CS, CR, EA4923).|
|Vomiting Agents||Chemicals that cause nausea/vomiting (e.g., DM).|
|Nonpenetrating Projectiles||Family of projectiles that stuns personnel without penetrating.|
|Strobe Lights||Large, high-intensity stroboscopic light to disorient and confuse personnel.|
|Stun Weapons||Family of weapons that subdues or immobilizes personnel.|
|Water Cannon||System that produces a high-pressure stream of water to disable or disburse crowds.|
|Optical Munitions||Family of explosive/electric flash devices to stun, dazzle, or temporarily blind.|
|Super Adhesives/Binding Coatings||Family of adhesives that prevents movement of personnel.|
|Anti-Traction||Family of substances that cause lack of traction for personnel.|
|Combustible Dispersants||Family of substances that ignites when subject to pressure from personnel passing over.|
|Entanglers/Containment Devices||Family of nets, meshes, and the like to ensnare.|
|Enclosure Fillers||Substance or devices that rapidly fill an enclosed space, leaving occupants alive but incapable of movement (e.g., airbags).|
|Aqueous Foams||Family of foams that impedes mobility and create barriers especially when mixed with irritants.|
|Deceptions||Techniques intended to persuade groups to act against their self-interest.|
|Holograms||Generator that produces holograms as decoys or deceptions.|
|Voice Synthesis/Morphing||Device to synthesize the voice or images of a known figure, to deceive, produce false orders, or gain access.|
|Markers||Family of substances that can be used to covertly mark personnel for later identification. Marking may be overt if so desired.|
|Obscurants||Family of smoke-like agents to obscure observation and disorient.|
|Special Electromagnetic Interference||Family of devices to provide electronic interference effects.|
|Binding Coatings||Family of adhesives that prevents movement of vehicles.|
|High-Voltage Shock||High-voltage generator to disrupt electronic systems.|
|Nonnuclear EMP||Device that duplicates the effects of nuclear weapons electromagnetic pulse, disrupting electronics.|
|Engine Killers||Family of agents that disables or destroys engines.|
|Filter Cloggers||Family of airborne agents that clogs air filters when ingested in engines.|
|Conductive Particles||Family of particles that short-circuits electronics when inserted.|
|Conductive Ribbons||Family of ribbons that short-circuits electronics when deployed over wires.|
|Fuel Additives/-Viscosifiers||Family of agents that cause fuel to solidify.|
|Radio Frequency||System that radiates a microwave burst, disabling electronics.|
|Obscurants||Family of smoke-like agents to obscure visual or electronic observation.|
|Optical Munitions||Explosive/electric flash device to stun, dazzle, or temporarily blind optical sensors.|
|Computer Moles/Worms||Family of programs that will burrow into enemy automation and report back various datum: status, location, etc.|
|Computer Viruses||Family of programs that will cause computers to malfunction.|
|Material Embrittlement||Family of substances that cause materials to quickly disintegrate or break down molecular bonding.
|Optical Coatings||Family of materials that can be deposited on optical sensors or viewing ports to obscure vision.|
|Entanglers||Family of nets, meshes, and the like to ensnare vehicles.|
|Antitraction||Family of substances that causes lack of traction.
|Soil Destabilization||Family of substances that causes soil to become soft or unstable, thus unusable by vehicles.|
|Tire Attack||Family of methods to destroy the tire/wheels of vehicles.|
|Supercorrosives/supercaustics||Family of substances that corrodes structural materials such as metal.|
|Biodeterioration||Family of organic substances that corrodes structural materials or fuels.|
|Combustible Dispersants||Family of substances that ignites when subject to pressure from vehicles passing over.|
|Combustion Modifiers||Family of agents that causes mechanical failure when injected in combustion engines.|
|Antifriction||Family of substances that significantly reduce surface friction between mechanical components.|
|Adhesives/Abrasives||Substances that adhere to the surfaces of moving parts of machinery to damage them/prevent normal function.|
|Acoustic Waves||Acoustic waves beamed into systems, which rely on acoustic sensors, to spool the system.|
And don't forget to have a great weekend courtesy of Eric Idle & John Du Prez:
|"Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving|
And revolving at nine hundred miles an hour,
That's orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckoned,
A sun that is the source of all our power.
The sun and you and me and all the stars that we can see
Are moving at a million miles a day
In an outer spiral arm, at forty thousand miles an hour,
Of the galaxy we call the 'Milky Way'.
Our galaxy itself contains a hundred billion stars.
It's a hundred thousand light years side to side.
It bulges in the middle, sixteen thousand light years thick,
But out by us, it's just three thousand light years wide.
We're thirty thousand light years from galactic central point.
We go 'round every two hundred million years,
And our galaxy is only one of millions of billions
In this amazing and expanding universe.
The universe itself keeps on expanding and expanding
In all of the directions it can whizz
As fast as it can go, at the speed of light, you know,
Twelve million miles a minute,
and that's the fastest speed there is.
So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure,
How amazingly unlikely is your birth,
And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space,
'Cause there's bugger all down here on Earth."
My comments will by neccessity be brief today, but this essay deserves the most scathing of introductions. Imagine the worst, and then grok the potential. Pentagon Perverts Pharma with New Weapons - Liability and Public Image in the Pentagon's Drug Weapons Research
J.R. Mooneyham examines something that we may need copious quantities of, singularly soon. The nature of luck - (and how it might be changed for good or ill on an individual or group level)
|"From 1977 to 1985, Rumsfeld was the President and CEO of Searle Pharmaceuticals. After Rumsfeld's tenure, Searle was bought by Monsanto, which itself was subsequently taken over by Pharmacia. Pharmacia kept Searle when it spun-off Monsanto's agricultural division as 'new' public company."|
|"In most circumstances the odds of random chance are against you-- unless you're out to harm yourself or others, or wreak destruction in general. Death, decay, and destruction represent the mainstream of events in this universe, and are not so prey to undoing by random chance as more creative and constructive endeavors."|
My Dear Neighbor Rod, of the most bushy demeanor yet brush-clearing sense suggested that Mr. Vonnegut Reads Slaughterhouse-Five could transtemporalize perfect analogy for pilgrimage.
|"The CD is a reinterpretation of Vonnegut's words in a musical work of tremendous impact, especially at this moment in history."|
I have no business, am bereft of punditocracy or any other defined form (lest Dear Readers desire to foist such label-ous derogations - no blame); I am not to be believed.
Now listen, not in the aural interiorization that traps belief into linguistic/cultural interpretation... and see, not in the colorized faux-illumination of projected insight... and feel, not with senses ordained allowable by negative negation. Now taste, not by branded implication. Now fully sense, not with dictated set or setting, or restricted cogninets and spin-hooks.
Are you free? Has dichotomy become an intellectual game outside of the 5 + 1? Has the perceivable encompassed ecoconceivable Gaianess as zoo-metric temporocraft immersed in a spacefield distortion relative to all?
C'mon and join me then on a venture into the transversal. Tao, where were we?... oh yum... Water structure and behavior
|"The size of the water molecule, however, belies the complexity of its properties and these properties seem to fit ideally into the requirements for life as can no other molecule."|
Justice Dept. Drafts Sweeping Expansion of Anti-Terrorism Act - Center Publishes Secret Draft of 'Patriot II' Legislation
According to a 2001 federal study, marijuana is one of America's biggest cash crops, legal or illegal, fetching $10.6 billion annually. Add to that Canada's multibillion bud-buck contribution and we have a $15 - 20 billion bio-industry largely headed by heads; and whose primary concern is quality. In it's average form it is directly analogous to the distributed www.network. A node may be interrupted or even broken, but the integated whole barely registers a disruptive blip.
|"What that suggests is that they're waiting for a propitious time to introduce it, which might well be when a war is begun. At that time there would be less opportunity for discussion and they'll have a much stronger hand in saying that they need these right away."|
Any educated consumer could more easily tell the quality of a cannabis variant than the veracity of an AmeriBuck. It is not possible to counterfeit pot - and inadvisable to attempt to adulterate it as the contaminant is invariably more expensive than the product, easily discerned, highly unlikely to be desirable, and so avoided.
To crush the poor
Self, Vigilance, and Society
|"The United States has been at war in Colombia for over 50 years. It has, however, hesitated to explain precisely who it is fighting. Officially, it is now involved there in a "war on terror". Before September 2001, it was a "war on drugs"; before that, a "war on communism". In essence, however, US intervention in Colombia is unchanged: this remains, as it has always been, a war on the poor."|
The Report of the National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse (1969, U.S.A.)
|"Unfortunately, our knee-jerk fears of the repressive effects of power and knowledge prevent us from explicitly recognizing the social context of these unequal relationships (therapist/patient, employer/employee).|
By failing to come up with any explanation for why some types of secret surveillance are preferable to others, we are effacing the distinction between invasions of privacy for purposes of social control and medical treatment and invasions of privacy for sheer self-gratification.."
I. Control of Marihuana, Alcohol and Tobacco - History of Marihuana Legislation
|"The Uniform Act does not recommend penalties except with respect to possession for one's own use. For such offenses, the Conference recommended that it be treated as a misdemeanor. |
To date, 26 states and three territories have adopted the Act in its entirety or in a varied form. Currently, 10 to 15 states are considering it."
I am most sorry, Dear Old Beans, for absenting myself without courteous notice; or even a by-your-leave! In my natural state there is nothing I enjoy more than projecting alliterative preludes to ill and trans-literate compositions. Unfortunately I have been far from balanced lately due to a number of mitigating factors - the gods of green, the devils of paper, and the purgatory of neccessity.
As it is probably best not to spread dissonance when insouciance is in dire shortage, please forgive me my bloggish shortcoming (and letter replies) and I'll promise to be more fore-coming about impending lapses. On to the wanderings of the day...
Unable to attribute this lead (more humble apologies), Terry Jones is always on the ball (or summat). I'm losing patience with my neighbours, Mr Bush
Somehow I don't think that Tesla figured in psychoanalytic discourse (excuse the conspiricist implication) - Jung and the Space Shuttle - Symbol and Synchronicity with the Columbia Disaster
|"I'm really excited by George Bush's latest reason for bombing Iraq: he's running out of patience. And so am I!|
For some time now I've been really pissed off with Mr Johnson, who lives a couple of doors down the street."
Smacking into a cognitive brick wall has the kind of nit picking interest that we are primally digitized for(?). Skeptilog whets our wizen-botoxing stone with reductionist aplomb. How To Discover Everything About Deities
|"These synchronicities drape themselves over the landscape of our sadness, almost overshadowing the advent of the America's next major war. But perhaps the word is not overshadow but foreshadow..."|
Time and Place: the TV of our minds
|"I can neither guarantee the applicability or accuracy of, nor assume liability for, any of the questions or answers listed here. If you inquire into these realms, you must accept full responsibility for what you ask, how you search, and what you learn."|
From the same risible source is another I Ching of interpretive intrigue - Fairies and their kin
|"How did Roman slaves think of the Tuscan countryside? How did Etruscans or Syrians perceive the Roman Empire, and early Christians the desert? How differently do the English, the Irish, the Russians and the Senegalese think of the sea? What did the Anglo-Saxons think about Stonehenge? These apparently simple questions can only be partially answered after years or even generations of research. So questions which we now pose about past time and place are perverse.|
The principal problem is that they incorporate the Historical Fallacy: the projection on to the past of the concerns of the present."
|"The English word 'fairy' comes to us, via the Old French faerie, from the Latin fata, meaning 'fate'. This means the roots are with the classical Greek Fates, who were believed to control the fate and destiny of the human race."|