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The essay below is the eighth in a series by Takuan Seiyo. See the list at the bottom of this post for links to the previous installments.
Left: Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette, 1876
Right: George Grosz, Metropolis, 1916/17
The Bee and the Lamb
By Takuan Seiyo
Madness 1: We Are All Sadeans Now
In 1963, the German writer Peter Ulrich Weiss published the play “The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat, as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade.” In it, the de Sade character, held in an insane asylum, directs a play about the assassination of one of the most bloodthirsty fathers of the French Revolution, Jean-Paul Marat. In one memorable scene, de Sade is being whipped on his own instructions. A semi-musical, the play contains songs with titles like “Those Fat Monkeys” and “Copulation Round.”
The real Marquis de Sade (1740-1814), one of history’s most notorious nihilist-socialists, did spend 12 years at the asylum of Charenton, where, between his seductions of minors of both sexes, he wrote prodigiously and produced his own plays with a cast of insane inmates. Other than his literary output, with titles like Justine and 120 Days of Sodom, Sade’s CV includes physical abuse and rape of male and female servants, pedophilia, poisoning of prostitutes with dubious aphrodisiacs, 29 years spent in jails and insane asylums, and even a turn as a parliamentarian representing the far socialist left in the French National Assembly.
Just like Norway’s mounting of a vast public production of Ibsen’s “The Enemy of the People” with Fjordman in the leading role, the Western world has mounted a mega-production of Weiss’s “Marat-Sade.” Pain-addicted high-status lunatics are directing the play, lower status lunatics are the cast, and taxpayers underwrite this whipped ecstasy. What exceeds all comprehension is that Mom and Pop, normal white taxpayers with middle class values, are themselves tied to the post, taking the beating alongside the naughty marquis, with nary a protest. And, to add insult to injury, the subsidized inmates refer to their benefactors as Those White Monkeys.
De Sade gets his kicks, but Mom and Pop get only painful welts, and pay through the nose for the whipping. Yet, they are docile, accommodating, and plead — that is, vote — for more. Call it S&M, call it the Stockholm syndrome: as for me, words fail me.
Andrew Sullivan’s “Daily Beast” Sept. 24 blog entry was titled, “President Obama: The Democrats’ Ronald Reagan”. Sullivan wrote:
“If Obama wins, to put it bluntly, he will become the Democrats’ Reagan. The narrative writes itself. He will emerge as an iconic figure who struggled through a recession and a terrorized world, reshaping the economy within it, passing universal health care, strafing the ranks of al-Qaeda, presiding over a civil-rights revolution, and then enjoying the fruits of the recovery.”
There is much more in this panegyric, dumbfounding because Sullivan has degrees from Oxford and Harvard (PhD in Political Science) and describes himself as a “political conservative.” But let’s skip the dumb and hear what a sharper man, the blogger Richard Fernandez, says about it:
“Sullivan’s paragraphs are destined for greatness. It leaves one slack-jawed, unable to credit the words on the page. You have to read it twice to make sure you weren’t hallucinating. It may be quoted decades from now as a truly astonishing sample of what happens when a writer is either a scoundrel or mad — possibly both — involuntarily perhaps, in the corrosive atmosphere [snip] of the post World War 2 cultural elite which we now inhabit .”
I disagree with Mr. Fernandez’ either-or take. There is nothing I ever read by Dr. Sullivan, or showing in his face, indicating that he might be a scoundrel. He is stark mad. But why?
“When Obama is in the White House for a second term I’ll take it all off,” promised Madonna Ciccone during a recent concert for morons who probably rifle through their parents’ pockets to come up with the average $60 ticket price. On this occasion, mercifully, she took off only her outer garments and after some 3rd rate hooker routine on a piano top revealed the name OBAMA painted on her lower back. In her profanity-laced endorsement, Ms. Ciccone cited Obama’s support of “gay rights” and the amazingness of having “an African-American in the White House” as the reason why her audience must vote for Obama.
Now, people interested in questions of IQ and its relation to cognitive and other life skills, know that Ms. Ciccone’s confirmed IQ is 140. That is in the 99.6 percentile for white Americans (Mean: 100, SD: 15). How is that possible?
What does Obama have to do for white and once-Christian Harvard PhDs and 140-IQs to get their first clue? Hand North Africa and much of the Levant to the Muslim Brotherhood? Shower 450 million dollars the U.S. does not have on the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, in addition to the usual $1.5 billion-a-year windfall? 45 million on the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria? The usual $400 million annual pop on Libya, this time to affiliates of Al Qaeda? Bring to power in Mali (soon to be followed by Burkina Faso and Niger) Mohammedans so savage other Mohammedans consider them savage? Nourish Iran’s excellent nuke adventure to a triumphal denouement? Apologize for the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution on Pakistani TV? Bow, vassal-style, to King Saud? Turn NASA into a Muslim aid charity? Greatly boost the prestige of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to better take Turkey back to pre-Atatürk (i.e. pre-1923) if not all the way back to the 7th century? Disable the Keystone Pipeline project that would reduce dependence on Muslim oil?
Been there, done that.
Hire a convicted terrorist and sworn enemy of the United States to write his personal memoir? Put a lunatic lesbian cabal in charge of the security of the United States? Put a subversive black nationalist in the top law enforcement position to better enforce U.S. laws with a clear, anti-white discriminatory intent? Stream battle rifles to Mexican drug cartels so they can shoot more US Border Patrol agents, not to mention Mexican nationals? Forge his birth certificate? Spit, symbolically, on Winston Churchill? Apologize throughout the world for America, and kiss up to her enemies? Cripple the U.S. military by running the (non-nuke) Navy on a 50-50 fuel mixture of seeds, algae and chicken fat (at $26/gallon!) and running soldier manpower on a mixture aspiring to 50-50 of women, lesbian women, homo-men, Muslims, Chicano gangbangers and race-promoted blacks? Put U.S. soldiers in a shooting war, with orders not to shoot? Run the whole military machine ragged on useless missions all over the world complete with a new “Africa Command” and its crooked 4-star black general? Mire the U.S. in more wars simultaneously than any U.S. president, ever?
Yes, yes, yes and yes.
Double the U.S. national debt? Double the number of long-term unemployed? Double the price of gasoline in a country with the largest oil reserves in the world? Halve the dollar’s value against gold? Waste $5 trillion of borrowed money on vaporous stimulus? Dole out $90 billion of taxpayers’ money to “green” scams operated by political cronies and racial kin? Increase welfare spending by 41% to almost $1 trillion a year, without diminishing poverty? Destroy the best healthcare system in the world? Disable welfare-related work requirements and enable EBT food welfare cards for booze, porn, tattoo and jail bail? Largest tax increase in America’s history? Do all that as a barely disguised form of wealth transfer from white to black America? Generate a tidal wave of black racial hatred, black hate crimes and the worst relations between the races since at least the 1950s? Campaign funded in part, both in 2008 and 2012, by hundreds of millions in small donations either unreportable or via untraceable prepaid credit cards, many from abroad? Success of campaign built, partially, on the vote of the dead, the canine, the foreign and the thrice-registered?
Yup, that too.
So what is it? What generates the holy tingling, patented by MSNBC’s main artillery piece, Chris Matthews, up so many expensively shod white legs? What’s the thrill?
At some higher level, the insanity is so stark that questions are redundant. Consider American Jews. The smartest segment of the population, with a mean IQ almost a full standard deviation above that of non-Jewish whites, chock-full of professors, doctors, lawyers, judges, Nobel prize winners, mathematicians and hedge fund wizards. Voted 78% for Obama in 2008 — the highest of any demographic segment but the Blacks. The Blacks were voting rationally, for their pocketbook and racial pride. But the Jews, what were they voting for?
Repeated polls indicate that 65% of America’s Jews are set to vote for Obama, again. Jewish donors and bundlers have been of such key importance to BHO that if Manhattan’s Westside and the best zip codes in the Los Angeles area suffer a major power failure, the Obama 2012 machine may come to a standstill. Simultaneously, these Jewish supporters feel passionately about Israel, are active in pro-Israeli causes, and are forever on guard against antisemitism. And their messiah (small m) has a few more things on his presidential résumé that ought to be of concern to Jews, above and beyond his record of achievements iterated above. For instance:
Associated in Chicago with known Muslim sponsors of Muslim terrorist organizations? Check. Appointed Susan Rice, a clear and present foe of Israel and a clueless fool otherwise, to the post of US Ambassador to the United Nations? Check. Tight with Center for American Progress — a disseminator of anti-Israel, antisemitic content whose three key officers have held key positions in the BHO administration? Check. Excluded Israel, the world’s premier victim of terrorism, from a counter-terrorism forum in Spain? Check. Sent a Muslim terrorism apologist and Israel-basher to represent the United States at a human rights conference in Warsaw? Check. Presented Saudi Arabia’s ideas for an Israeli-Palestinian settlement as America’s position? Check. Went to see Whoopi Goldberg when Bibi Netanyahu asked to talk about Holocaust II? Check.
The complete list could fill pages. Yet the Jewish Council for Education and Research, having spent a bundle in 2007 on videos urging Jews to vote for Obama, is doing so again. Its website presents a banner picture of Mr. Hussein in a heroic pose in front of the American and Israeli flags, and urges Jews via a provocative video with Samuel Jackson to “wake up” and vote for the greatest enabler of worldwide jihad and Jew hatred that the American presidency has ever known.
Blacks have at least an honest rationality in service to self-interest. The American hip hop plutocrat known as Jay-Z says simply that he supports Obama because Obama is black and has a “vision.” It’s a Black Lootist-Revanchist vision and Mr. Z, a shrewd businessman, should know better — but tribe comes first, except for white fools. At the other end of the economic scale, this black woman says she supports Obama because “He gave us a phone, he gonna do more.”
It’s not what America’s founders had in mind and it does not reflect the Anglo-Saxon concept of civic society. But at least it’s not insane and contemptible.
How about the gathering at the Islamic Center of Southern California, where “leaders from several faith communities” spoke about “shattering stereotypes”? We have here Judith Levy, the female rabbi of the Malibu Jewish Synagogue (serves quite the Who’s Who of “Hollywood”) blowing a ram’s horn with passion, just before a gentleman named Jihad Turk explains the Religion of Peace and a white convert to Sikhism with all the exotic accoutrements asserts that unity in diversity is what makes America great. I haven’t laughed this hard since that earlier multicultural Malibu party, the one with Peter Sellers.
Alas, a disproportionate ratio of people who have been warning for a long time about the self-wrought suicide of white people worldwide also have a Joos-done-it fixation that turns what could have been a salutary effort into another pack of emotion-driven lies, hence a dead end. Things are not so simple.
On October 4, 2012, the Reuters headline read: “Romney’s strong debate showing puts Europe on edge.” It’s difficult to understand why Europe cares so much about a clueless half-breed jive master who can switch from hateful black talk to “United We Stand” for the white fools quicker than Yasser Arafat could with a different subject but a similar white audience. Besides, roughly four-in-ten American Whites voted for Obama in 2008, and poll for him 2012. And not only does his presidential record stand against him now, but it was fully predictable in 2008 for anyone with an ounce of brain and a dash of curiosity before those 43% pulled the lever — disproportionately, white women and the young and stupid.
It remains most curious, however, that the higher the intellectual quotient, the higher the degree of insanity. For space reasons, just three chance cases will support our thesis here, though there are thousands.
At Harvard, meet Vanidy Bailey, recently appointed as that university’s “Director of Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, and Queer (BGLTQ) student life”. Vanidy, who refuses all gender-specific pronouns, self-identifies as “masculine of center Caribbean-American” (photos here). According to the BGLTQ postmodern lexicon, for the study of which, I am certain, grants and PhDs are awarded, “masculine of center” denotes lesbian womyn (sic.) who tilt towards the masculine. This type of academic discipline being neither academic nor discipline they write “masculine of center” when they mean “masculine off center.” A visit to the University of California Santa Cruz Feminist Studies Department will confirm not only the off-center physical types but the off-center, hard core communist politics too.
Of course there have been a thousand Vanidys at Harvard. One Barry Obama was not only accepted and graduated from the Harvard Law School but made president of Harvard Law Review without ever having published a single law review. The aforementioned Homi Bhabha, who holds an endowed professorial chair in American and English Literature and is Director of Harvard’s Humanities Center, writes English prose like this:
“If, for a while, the ruse of desire is calculable for the uses of discipline soon the repetition of guilt, justification, pseudo-scientific theories, superstition, spurious authorities, and classifications can be seen as the desperate effort to “normalize” formally the disturbance of a discourse of splitting that violates the rational, enlightened claims of its enunciatory modality.”
Taking a core sample in a second tier university provides no solace. Vanidy themselves is a prized catch that Harvard poached from University of California, San Diego. To make up for the loss of its black female (sorry, Vanidy) Assistant Director for Education, UCSD, which is a taxpayer-financed institution in a bankrupt state, treated itself to a new and of course black female Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Linda Greene. Ms. Greene, a long-time diversity bureaucrat and professor of diversity-pushing law at the University of Wisconsin (CV here [pdf]), will receive a $250,000 annual salary and a relocation allowance approaching $100,000 in aggregate. To compare, Heather MacDonald relayed that an internationally known expert on cancer nanotechnology at the UCSD Engineering School makes $150,000 a year.
Washington State University, with campuses in the poorer, less Progressive parts of that state, probably could not afford the kind of fees commanded by three-fers like black masculine lesbians or even two-fers like black females, so it had to settle for a black male as Vice President for Equity and Diversity. Last time I checked, there was a full-time staff of fifty-five serving under WSU’s chief diversitoid.
Among WSU’s 59 “Equity and Diversity Initiatives” are such fundamentals of university education as “American Diversity Requirement” — a compulsory module including eleven courses. Then we have “Including Children of Aztlan Sharing Higher Education (CASHE)” — “a student recruitment conference” by MECHA, i.e. a fifth-column of Mexican agitators, glorifiers of mass-murdering, cannibal Aztecs, and open US enemies-in-training committed in writing to a refusal to recognize the US and to “repulsion” of “the brutal gringo invasion of our territories.”
If CASHE does not captivate you, there is CAPTIVATE, i.e. “Community, Activism, Pride Today, Inspiring, Visionary, Action, Tomorrow, Empowerment!” It’s something having to do with “Asian and Pacific Islander women.” Try to tell a woman in Japan or Korea that American Progressives put her in the same drawer with Pacific Islanders.
If CAPTIVATE is not your game either, there is ELLA — “Educated Latinas/Chicanas Leading America” (sic.) and GLBTA, “Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered and Allies Center.” It’s those allies who matter.
There is SHAPING — “Shaping High School Asian and Pacific Islander Students for Next Generation, and VIBES: “Visionaries Inspiring Black Empowered Students.” There is NEW Leadership Program (for women) and there is MOSAIC – Meet Our Students and Investigate College — sounds innocent enough until it gets to the part of “furthering the diversity goals of the campus.”
There is “Semana de la Raza” — try it in German, Woche der Rasse, with the proper raspy consonants. Yawohl, Herr Oberst! And there is “YWCA of WSU Racial Justice Program.” But my favorites are those with poetic names:
“Out in the Middle of Wheatfields Conference” — a regional leadership and educational conference for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered college students and their allies.”
“Pah-Loots-Pu Celebration — a pow wow that “serves as a recruitment event and honors the accomplishments and contributions of Native American students at WSU.”
And the best of them all: “Future Cougars of Color”.
An hour with the coprophagic inmates of Charenton has worn me out. As all this demented, treasonous prating pours out at me from WSU’s diversity centrifuge, I have an epiphany. I have broken the code. Now I know the secret cypher, the ‘Open Sesame,’ the magic formula by which Progressive gnosis will bring down Heaven on Earth:
CASHE MOSAIC to CAPTIVATE ELLA Out in the Middle of Wheatfields at Pah-Loots-Pu for the NEW Leadership SHAPING of the GLBTA VIBES
It bears clarifying that hurtful adjectives like “coprophagic,” i.e. eating feces, or “idiot” apply only to the Whites who initiated this jolly hootenanny 40 years ago and are directing it today. One may have nothing but grudging respect for the “minorities” who see an opening to grab unearned advantages showered on them by mental defectives, and rush to seize them per evolutionary rules of survival. When Whites were still subject to their civilization and its rules of conduct, such behavior was deemed improper. But these are different times, and these are different peoples and cultural standards.
Moreover, words like insanity, madness, idiots that this work is sprinkled with are not to be construed as pejorative hyperbole. To the contrary, I use them according to their strict, diagnostic meaning in psychiatry, jurisprudence and in wisdom-based folklore.
Insanity is uniformly defined in medical dictionaries as a mental illness so severe that the patient cannot distinguish reality from fantasy and therefore cannot conduct his life in a manner safe to himself and to others. At law, insanity has a narrower definition: the defendant’s ability to distinguish right from wrong. By folk wisdom, insanity is known as “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” By any of those definitions, the Progressive Left, and all social institutions based on Progressive principles, are insane.
To describe Progressives as idiots seems like gratuitous abuse, but the term “Idiot” has a long taxonomical history going back to the Greeks, and it fits the despoilers of the West like a glove. For the Athenians, Idiotes were citizens who declined taking part in the public process of governing, thus showing bad judgment. By the turn of the 20th century “idiot” acquired a specific meaning in clinical psychology, as the lowest level in a scale of mental retardation above which were the levels of imbecile and moron. Mental retardation in turn is defined as an intellectual disability comprising markedly impaired cognitive functioning and failure in two or more adaptive behaviors.
By any of these criteria, Progressives are idiots. They have chronic bad judgment, always fired by the zeal for social and moral re-engineering schemes that are by definition impossible and have ruinous consequences. Never learning from the experience, they repeat the same schemes as though the previous ones succeeded. Having failed to re-engineer the attitudes to wealth and property, they are now busy re-engineering the attitudes to race and achievement. However, rotten financial capitalism that’s ruining the West may yet deliver to the Left a victory on wealth and property too.
The Cougars of Color business brings to mind one, David Villalobos, who recently jumped into the tiger enclosure at the Bronx Zoo, asserting that he wanted “to be one with the tiger.” Almost two David Villaloboses were dragged out ten minutes later, though still fit to be sewn together.
Reality has patterns, based on which all sentient beings, including homo sapiens, developed rules of conduct that enhance the chance of survival. The “fight or flight” response, the “like likes like” social grouping, the hierarchical structure of such groupings, the in-group, out-group differentiation, the hoarding of vital provision for bad times, male-female role divisions and courtship protocol are all among the basic biological mechanisms of being, for otter and human alike.
You don’t jump into a cage with a tiger. You don’t stoke with invented lies anger and resentment in your indigenous or imported racial minorities disadvantaged in your society for their own biological and cultural reasons. Yes, they were treated badly in the past, but the only salutary remedy is Equal Opportunity, not Equal Outcome.
You don’t let a tiger into your own cage either, which is what the West has done by importing tens of million of Muslims disadvantaged cognitively and culturally in the same way as American Blacks or Mestizos are, and imbued with a creed, tradition and history hateful to Westerners. If you want to be one with the tiger, emigrate to Somalia or Pakistan. But to bring the tiger to your own community and let him loose too, why, that’s criminal mischief.
A serious question weighs on me that I have to pose to the reader: Have you been in touch with your conocimiento lately?
See, there is a problem, the one that everyone from presidents Bush and Obama, to the aforementioned Bill Gates, to the entire millions-strong educational establishment and the entire political class are trying to solve: NAMs, i.e. Non-Asian racial minorities, are vastly underperforming in education, and therefore in all the indices of personal prosperity and stability that depend on good education.
The standard solution is to confiscate billions of dollars more from the taxpayers and throw that treasure at the educational establishment. Strategic support is generated by pounding the brains of the pupils in the system, and their parents, with “white privilege” malarkey, so they accept docilely their transformation into ignorant, guilt-ridden white dhimmis for the sake of “closing the gap.”
The curious thing is that, saddled with the indigenous problem of American blacks’ relative ineducability, America has chosen to import tens of millions of the uneducable from Latin America. Hence anguished cries of the clueless class, with titles like “Hispanic education in crisis”.
Rochelle Gutiérrez, Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Latina/Latino Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, has come up with the perfect solution. In her lecture, “Rethinking the Knowledge Needed to Teach Mathematics,” Professor Gutiérrez argues that the “achievement gap” is a “social construction” and “equity in mathematics” demands more than access to a good curriculum. As summarized in the synopsis of her lecture, Gutiérrez argues that “a model of knowledge needed for teaching mathematics and addressing equity involves political knowledge.” That in turn calls for recognizing “multiple realities (Nepantla), developing conocimiento with students, becoming comfortable with uncertainty, and seeing tension as a means to birth new knowledge.” [Note the casual use of Mexspanish gobbledygook and postmodern English grammar, based on the assumption it’ll fly with an American university audience.]
I wonder if high school teachers of tens of millions of math students in China worry much about Nepantla and conocimiento. The students, however, hardly sleep in their senior year, to prepare for their rigorous exit exams, then go on to some of the best math departments in the world at Beijing, Fudan and Hong Kong Universities, and then on to China’s ballistic and space programs. And for PhD-level knowledge, they and Chinese graduate-level science students enroll in the best American universities — where they are often 75% of the class. That’s because American schools teach Nepantla and conocimiento instead of mathematics, and graduate people of a concomitant mental caliber.
More than 600,000 American manufacturing jobs went unfilled in 2011 due to a skills shortage. And as for less demanding skills such as basic English competence, that is increasingly difficult to find too. Ideas, including the ideas animating American education, have consequences.
Consider the rise of China as another tiger cage parable, except the idiot is so retarded that he not only transported the tiger into his own abode on silken pillows, but spent 40 years and untold trillions on pedicure of the tiger’s claws and orthodontic restoration of its fangs.
China has risen solely through the voluntary transfer of American and Japanese technology, pilfering such technology as it could not obtain legally, and co-opting Western and Japanese corporations to outsource their manufacturing to the People’s Republic. China’s weapons systems that increasingly threaten its erstwhile benefactors were built by Chinese scientists who obtained their PhDs in American universities, and by Chinese engineers who worked for American research and technology corporations, until they learned enough.
Nature knows not such self-tripping idiocy and, before they flipped, Western peoples did not either. Bottlenose dolphins that develop a new technology pass on the knowledge only to their children. The possessors of this technology then form a clique within the dolphin society. Japanese macaques teach their children how to wash fruit, and Thai macaques teach their offspring how to floss their teeth. Neither species of monkey teaches its technology to dogs or raccoons, or even to each other.
A Japanese macaque washing a sweet potato, with her baby looking on. © Frans B. M. de Waal, PhD
Goodwill, cooperation and a peaceful demeanor befits the West, and reflect its Christian roots. All within reason. But the rise of China is a story of a West that has lost its head, completely. And now it’s too late: the new Chinese F-60 stealth fighter-bomber, for instance, looks so similar to the U.S. Air Force’s most advanced F-22 Raptor that it’s likely to be a copy of the Raptor’s inner and most secret guts too. All of this was easily predictable a quarter of a century ago. Why go this way?
We are veering into spheres of the rulers’ madness; it’s a pattern that requires more proof of it being, first of all, a pattern. It’s easy to see, for instance, that the confounded Snatchers governing the West have done China redux in all that pertains to the West’s relationship with Islam and Muslims. Had they not jumped into that cage, in the name of peace, tolerance, nondiscrimination, global rapprochement and rent-seeking from oil plutocrats, the West could have remained the West, the East could have remained the East, and the twain, unmixed, could have co-existed with nary a terrorist or insult to Muhammad.
But all that is for a later chapter. Here we are concerned with the folded, stapled, spindled and psychologically mutilated proles: Mom and Pop, who pay for all this. They have not been asked whether they care to have much of their income confiscated annually for a pleating of a noose for their own descendants. Why do they accept all this?
Why are they not marching in the streets, and tarring and feathering their Snatcher overlords?
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|1.||U.S. population poverty rate hovers now around 15%, which is where it was in 1965.|
|2.||For the Thought Police Inspector who will be scouring this text and highlighting “racist” content, the author feels compelled to mention that he refers to himself as “half-breed” too, thought the two breeds are different from BH Obama’s. Another difference is that, unlike Mr. Obama, the author has not cast either of his breeds under the bus, thus foregoing multiple advantages.|
|3.||This paragraph won the 2nd Prize in Dennis Dutton’s Bad Writing Contest for the year 1998. Dutton, who died prematurely in 2010, was a New Zealander professor of philosophy whose briefcase, to this day, Professor Bhabha should not be qualified to carry.|
Takuan Seiyo is a European-born American writer living in exile in Japan.