Note: This post was originally published on February 23, and was “sticky” for several days. Scroll down for Part 2 of “The Betrayal Papers”, “Whitewash at the White Mosque”, “The Slandering of Shahina Siddiqui”, “How Many Muslims Live in Germany?”, a video of Fatima Houda-Pépin discussing Islam in Quebec, a video interview with Christian Zeitz about the ominous significance of Austria’s new Islam Law, and also last night’s news feed.
Edvard Munch, The Scream, 1893
Oppression Instead of Admission
by Takuan Seiyo
The final gambit (continued)
As soon as Part III of this work went to print, asserting in its penultimate paragraph that the worse things are the more the Rulers mash the throttle pedal of the runaway train, they upped the ante, again.
The Guardian informed that Great Britain worries about too few Muslims in its army and aims to bolster their recruitment. The smiling portrait therein of British Defence Secretary John Reid, with his senior military advisor, Imam Asim Hafiz, should forever hang in the corridors of Whitehall right along the scowling portrait of Mr. Reid’s predecessor, Winston Churchill, and his military advisors.
As to Hafiz, he asserted that diversity is “one of the UK’s strengths” and “the values of the armed forces” are fully compatible with the values of Islam. But, gentle reader, before one hatches bad feelings toward Imam Asim, recall, as per the antecedent chapter in this work, what the fabled American general William Casey said on the same subject, and what a Battalion Commander in the even more fabled 101st Airborne Division wrote.
Consider that even as The Mirror acknowledges “ONE MILLION” (their emphasis) British children victims of sex abuse gangs and a Labour MP cries useless tears over this without acknowledging her party’s direct culpability, they refuse to identify who these “grooming” gangs are.
Should Muslims be blamed for putting to work demolition tools handed to them, wrapped in festive ribbons, by smiling Whites-in-charge?
So let’s repeat the question: Why Are They Doing It?
These are intelligent, educated, Christian-in-varying-degrees (yes, even the atheists are) beneficiaries of the best that the highest, i.e. Western, civilization this world has ever seen could offer, and often born in the most privileged social strata. Why are they sawing off the branch on which they and their descendants are perched — moreover, a branch that has taken well over six thousand years to sprout and grow through fire, drought, hail, ice and locust?
I often use sardonic terms to describe these people, usually taken from camp sci-fi films of the ’50s-’60s or from the medical dictionary of psychopathology and brain diseases. Some milder critical pundits do that too, e.g. PJ Media’s “Obama Now Meets the Colloquial Definition of Insanity.” But Obama is, for sure, far from insane; he knows exactly what he is doing and is clever and resourceful in doing it. And I use such mocking terms only as shorthand, standing for a much more complex phenomenon.
They, whom I call on occasion THEY — like in They Came from Beyond Space (Embassy Pictures, 1967) — are really only the Loons in the Club of Loons, Crooks and Traitors ruling the West, with major assistance from innumerable indentured servant drones — perhaps two thirds of the West’s total population of one billion plus.
They Came from Beyond Space, but our Loons came from Harvard and Oxford
There are two main kinds of Loons. Both fit Robert Frost’s definition of a liberal as someone too broad-minded to take his own side in a fight — but there are differences. Real Loons are of the Left; they answer to all the main definitions of insanity in their perpetual quest to improve the world despite constantly repeated evidence that they are destroying it. Socialist and Green politicians are a prize specimen, as are, disproportionately, Jews, Scandinavians, women, artists, lawyers, journalists, teachers, academics, and the gullible young.
Then there are Loons of the Right (and Center) who are really not Loons but Fools. The Fool pathology is ravaging the ranks of almost all Christian denominations, as they have conflated their religion with the agenda of the Swedish Socialist Justice Party (or other such). George W. Bush is iconic in this category.
There are three main kinds of Crooks. There are the major Money Crooks, e.g. the Globalists, banksters, money-debasing central banks, financial manipulators, all the legislators and regulators they have bought, and the corporate CEO’s smashing the economic base of their nations because they can shave 47 cents-per-unit by making it, shoddier, in China.
Then there are the major rank-and-power crooks, e.g. the colonels and generals and chief bureaucrats and other powerful opportunists mouthing and enforcing evil stupidities even though they know better.
The third kind are the little rank-and-file opportunists whose fraud is committed daily against truth, goodness, decency, honor, God (or the laws of Cosmic Homeostasis, or Karma, if you prefer). They were as widely cheering on Hitler in 1937 as they were on Obama in 2007. In the United States, they celebrate Cinco de Mayo and Black History Month, and volunteer for the corporate seminar on diversity and unconscious white privilege in exchange for a chance of future promotion. They are an eternal contamination of the human species: the play-along-get-along universal archetype of human baseness.
Traitors come in only one flavor, but it has been cleverly buried under the dusty files of the Cold War. Talking about traitors who run defense for Islam, or offense for the Mexican Reconquista, or aid foreign enemies by pushing the Migra circus or insane race-gender-sexual orientation policies will just bring on one the vengeful wrath of the Top Head of the nation one is trying to save from the consequences of treason.
There are even various combinations of Loon, Crook and Traitor, and one may have some fun speculating to which double or triple category to assign most serving politicians and even lesser members of the ruling elite, e.g. professors in “Middle Eastern Studies” chairs endowed by Saudi Arabia or Qatar.
All those categories go back thousands of years. The openers of the gates of Troy were Loons — religious loons. Those who opened the back door to Constantinople in 1453 were Traitors. The Bible, Old and New, is crammed with diatribes against the evils that major Crooks do: kings and princes, Temple priests, moneychangers, Pharisees. And Western literature: from Balzac to Dickens to Dostoyevsky to Tom Wolfe, is filled with the lesser Crooks.
What’s different now is that never before has the ruling elite had such a huge following of Useful Idiot Loons below: the compassionate weepers for the failed peoples of the world, the immigration-forever “environmentalists” and the hockey-stick global warmists, the “equity” hounds, the “we are all human” tautologiststs, the mea-culpists over whitey’s (and only whitey’s) shortcomings, the followers of Black hip hop culture, Mursi lip and ear fashions and Maori body markings, the antifascist fascists, the many millions of teachers and lawyers and journalists certain that their ceaseless repairing of the world will repair it, the American Whites who voted for The One We Have Been Waiting For, or the Europeans who welcomed him with a Nobel Peace Prize and hosannas for a new Messiah.
They are the main quantitative force of THEY, the most damaging, by far, and it’s too late to do anything about it, for just the intensive phase of their brainwashing has now been going on for three generations. By now, they are born with atrophied reality receptors — quite like the North Koreans, apart from the cultural differences.
To recycle the words of KGB defector Yuri Bezmenov, the Left has changed the perception of reality to such an extent that, despite an abundance of information, few are able to perceive it. The “undeclared, total war” is still here, but people are even more in denial now, when the war is waged upon them from the inside by cool, hipster dudes than they were when the original Marxism still had its red teeth and claws manifest in the Soviet Union and its KGB.
We are concerned here with the paramount pathology of the West, and it’s in its white people. The 150 million or so of racial/religious “minorities” are a major part of the destroying juggernaut, but we shall largely skirt that here because they are not Loons. To the contrary, they shrewdly pursue their interests, in full sync with the Laws of Reality.
Whether Black in Chicago or Salafi “Asian” in London or secular Moroccan hoodlum in Antwerp, they can now grab whatever they want: welfare loot, political power, cushy jobs stripped of any competence requirement. They can even commandeer whitey’s entire culture including his basic foodstuffs — e.g. no more pork sausages or cross buns to school children in Blighty — religion (in the U.S. here, in Germany here), language, even the entire political system. All that only because of White Loons who support them, and the major Crooks/Traitors who grow money and political power from that thing, and the minor Crooks who pretend not to see in order not to risk even lightly scratching a sacred cow.
Black Girl Scouts in Oakland, California have refashioned themselves into “Radical Brownies” spreading the message of whitey-looting “Social Justice,” but there is no countermovement of white Girls Scouts promoting Justice by exposing the NeoMarxist fraud of “Social Justice.”
The U.S. Congress has a “Black Caucus” but no white one, and the Black Caucus is warning B. Netanyahu, “Don’t disrespect our president.” Their president no longer even hides that he shares the same plan as his consanguine Bertha Lewis, chief commissarette of the black-subversive organization Acorn, who instructed “Young Democratic Socialists” in 2010: “Immigration is the next big battle. Immigration, immigration, immigration. And the reason this is so important is, [snip] We’re getting ready to be a majority, minority country.”.
Nor does Obama hide that via a “Net Neutrality” plan such thoughts as expressed here will be squashed without the public relations inconvenience of deploying more Orwellian means — for now.
So here is the first answer to “Why are they doing it”:
Because they can. Finally, the white descendants of the founders/builders of the country — any Western country — are so demoralized, decadent, brainwashed, ignorant and stupid, that they can.
Yes, We Can.
[Screenshot (via Wikipedia) from the music video “Yes We Can,” quoting Obama, produced by Obama consanguine booster will.i.am and released as part of the giant Obama-idolatry media festival with major white Useful Idiot participation prior to the 2008 US Presidential election.]
For the major Money Crooks, it’s like what Citigroup CEO Chuck Prince said in 2007 about his bankster behemoth’s continued funding of leveraged buy-outs despite the perilous sub-prime meltdown: “As long as the music is playing, you’ve got to get up and dance.”
They think they have little to fear, and are probably right.
They have their citadel cities: primarily New York, London, San Francisco-Silicone Valley, and all the money in the world to pay police twice what police can earn elsewhere. They can lavish all kind of jizya and baksheesh on the feral minorities who live off them as the urban sparrow feeds off horse droppings.
They have their private armies, anyway; the billionaire Michael Bloomberg, funding nationwide efforts to disarm Americans, reportedly took his entire police bodyguard detail and put them on his private payroll, after leaving office as mayor of New York.
They know that paper money is toast and a time will come when the piper demands his terrible fee. So they compete for condo space in New York and London: a condo in New York recently sold for $100 million, and for what a broom closet fetches in some parts of London one can buy a good chunk of Wyoming.
Wyoming will prove to be the better buy. The Crooks know it already, except Wyoming has too many “bitter clingers” with their guns and Bibles, so the princes of the leveraged buyout and Quantitative Easing prefer to site their hideaways in places they own already, like Connecticut or Martha’s Vineyard, or where gently smiling natives roam among banana trees, say Aruba or Chiang Mai. A fleet of Gulfstreams, helicopters and yachts is a corollary investment, as a hasty exit may be called for.
All that, and art. Although it was the Qatari tyrant — unlike the West’s “democratic” kind, he takes care of his people — who recently forked over $300 million for a Paul Gauguin painting, it was New York bankster Leon Black who bought Edvard Munch’s The Scream, in 2012, for $120 million.
Clever investment that, too, After all, when the demos they have rigged elects a sharia government in Amsterdam, or their feral dependents in New York fill 5th Avenue with chants of “Burn, whitey, burn,” some important museums are going to experience, shall we say, incidents. Which only means that the remaining part of the West’s cultural patrimony that’s in the Crooks’ vaults will skyrocket in value.
They never lose.
And what about the genus of Rank-and-Power Crook/Traitors, so thick on the ground in capital cities like Washington and London? Why, they own the generals, the MRAPs, the drones and the bombs; what, whom do they have to fear?
Those white racist heteronormative males who dumped the tea or signed the Declaration of Independence are sooo dead now, snowed under by the best legal minds Harvard’s endowment fund could assembly-line produce. Meanwhile, power is sweet, the perks from the involuntary taxpayers and the voluntary Money Crooks irresistible, the music is playing; how can one give up the dance?
And yet they are afraid, all of them; very afraid. And that’s the second answer.
They are doubling up on the malfeasance, to buy time. They are kicking the can down the street so that it may explode on someone else’s watch: maybe in two years, maybe in forty. They don’t care that by failing to stop the lies, the theft of capital financial and social, they are multiplying the force of the future explosion. The only thing that counts is “Après moi, le déluge”.
How nice that by opening the Migra floodgates — anything will do, whether Somalis in rowboats across the Mediterranean or Michoacáns in inner tubes across the Rio Grande — they are electing themselves a new people. A people that will be properly grateful and yearning for a firm guiding hand. Or not — but Crooks and Traitors are wired to gamble on no future consequences to their outsize gratifications.
And, they are doubling up on the Oppression, to prevent the subjects of all that malfeasance from rising against it or even discussing it.
Lastly, the Loons. They are doing it because they are not of a sound mind: reality does not exist for them. They will continue pushing on in their fanatical secular religion, heedless of Jeremiah’s (NIV, 13:23) rhetorical question “Can an Ethiopian change his skin or a leopard its spots?” Nor will they be able, ever, to absorb Jeremiah’s answer: “Neither can you do good who are accustomed to doing evil.”
The Admission Speech
All of them: the leadership of all Western political, business and cultural institutions, should have faced the people a long time ago, and said:
We are sorry; we have made huge, catastrophic errors. We owe you the most contrite apology.
Immigration or even residence of Muslims in the West should never have been allowed. The World of Islam has waged war on us for 1400 years. It stopped only after we crushed it militarily in 1683 and continued pummeling it aggressively for another 130 years until it reverted to its other natural state, lassitude,
We woke Islam from its slumber by our current policy of invading them over there and importing them over here. Once here, they could witness how degenerate and stupid we have become, and resolved to renew their eternal campaign to subdue and convert us.
And over there, we foolishly meddled to betray and remove friendly dictators who were essential for maintaining stability. We wrecked and delivered into the hands of the most fanatic strains of Islam, successively: Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Egypt, and now Syria.
We armed Al Qaeda and ISIS. We naturalized as our citizens their sub-medieval soldiers.
We told you that you have to fight and die and lose limbs over there, or else you will have to fight them over here. But only those we continue importing from there, by the millions, can hurt us over here.
And when you won the fight over there, with bravery, honor and sacrifice, we court-martialed you and stripped you of your medals.
We generated millions of Muslim refugees there whom we were bound by our “European” and “American” values to bring over here, further destabilizing our societies.
Relocating millions of Blacks from Africa and from the Caribbean to the Euro peoples’ lands was not that wise, either. Enoch Powell — a far greater, more accomplished and honorable man than any of us — warned us in 1968, but we drowned him in shrieks and catcalls.
Shape-shifting Equal Opportunity for America’s Blacks into Equal Outcomes was even worse. We have turned as decent a merit-based system as humans, in their imperfection, have been able to construct, into a grotesque coconut plantation, ruled by truculent incompetents or graft-happy tribals, watered by trillions in misspent taxpayer and corporate dollars.
We may never be able to recover from the decline that this has brought on us.
Importing one fifth of Mexico’s population — at least 13.5 million legal immigrants and perhaps as many as 12 million of the probably 20 million illegals — was good for them and bad for you, even if the inner circle profited. Persecuting Jason Richwine for having stated the obvious truth that this will lower the collective IQ and competitiveness of the United States was sordid.
Hiding from you that the history of the New World is the history of the struggle between the Anglo and the Hispanic, pretending we could not foresee that what we secured from Mexico in 1848 in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo will revert, thanks to us, as a future Republica del Norte — that too was despicable.
We have debased your culture, stolen your children’s’ childhood, stolen your boys’ manhood and turned your daughters into empty souls and sluts.
We subjected millions of your daughters to rape and “grooming” by barbarians we imported even though we knew they were barbarians.
We were ringing the alarm on your low birth rate, while pushing gay and transgender on you and your children — lying through our teeth too that Heather could have two daddies.
We gave you female Ministers of Defense, female combat Marines, black female admirals, fat female Heads of Homeland Security, five-foot female lesbian Heads of Police. Your enemies abroad did no such thing to their peoples.
We spied on you and called you names and locked you in a steel cage of a million stupid laws, and burglarized your store of social capital, and treated you with contempt — while lying brazenly that you are “the people,” living in a free democracy.
We debased your savings and your pensions so that we could continue giving lavish perks to those demographic imports, and save centimillionaire Ponzis from the consequences of their own greed.
You voted against the European Union, so we forced you to vote again, until your vote was “acceptable.”
We joined Greece and Germany in the same financial system, as though a crab and a goat could be hitched to the same wagon.
We turned Europe into a “soft power” and then tried to encircle and humiliate Russia with the help of Ukrainian Nazis and a CIA coup d’état. How clever was that?
We believed everything that Stalin told us and New York Times reporters confirmed.
We believed that China was a benign, backward dust land that would be grateful for our support. We gave it everything: trillions in cash, technology, industrial know-how, military and space expertise. We educated China’s engineers, nuclear scientists and clever hackers of top-secret intranets. We destroyed our industrial base and shipped your jobs to China. We will soon be pizza deliverymen and wood choppers for Chinese colonists in America’s lebensraum, under watchful Chinese space stations.
We trained the Muslim scientists who built Islam’s nuclear weapons. We paid in gold for every agreement for “peaceful-only” use of nuclear technology in North Korea or Iran. We wrote a check for another quarter billion after every Palestinian promise of peace.
We should have read Wáng Jìngzé’s Book of Qi and its 36 Stratagems, extant since the 6th century. Instead, we nodded our heads in approval as a succession of Communist Party chairmen in China or Kims in North Korea spun tales of clever deception.
We should have read Psalms, Ecclesiastes, Aristotle, Cicero and Marcus Aurelius more, and Marcuse, Alinsky, Foucault, Obama and Susan Rice less.
We now fear for our own grandchildren. What we have engineered bears such striking parallels to the fall of Rome and its incipient Dark Ages that we can no longer pretend it’s business as usual.
We are still the smartest, most educated people among you. But we declare our iniquity; we are the most corrupt among you. And we are not the wisest but the stupidest.
Accordingly, we propose that each one of our countries convene an emergency Althing, resurrecting one of our oldest traditions. This special convention shall gather the 1000 wisest men and women in the country, known to be so by their writings, teachings, business, science, civic or military leadership. They will propose a list of cures for our various ailments, and you will vote on those in a national plebiscite.
All whose past acts and utterances reflect the toxic ideas that have brought us to this dire state shall be automatically disqualified either from shaping the solutions or from voting on them.
Disqualified also will be all members of factions that have been tearing us apart or pleading for other people’s money: racial, gender and sexual orientation factions, special interest or immigrant lobbies, NGOs and labor unions.
We too are disqualified. But if you give us a chance, if you work with us, we will atone by dedicating our lives to implementing what your wisest have advised and you approved.
We realize that there are legal obstacles to what we are proposing. But we have made mockery of your laws already, and travesty of your Constitutions. We have exempted us from them, too.
Forgive us. And let’s get to work, to undo the damage.
The Third Act
There was only one Saul who turned Paul.
No major Nazi ever apologized for the crimes of the Nazis. No major Communist ever apologized for the crimes of the Communists. At most, it’s an “acknowledgment,” like Russia’s 70 years-too-late admission of the Katyn massacre, or an apology that’s too late and invalid, like those by heads of state of the Federal German Republic, speaking for an entity different from the Nazi one that had committed the crimes.
It’s unlikely, therefore, that our ruling elite will see the light or admit to its culpability.
How does it end, then? What’s in the third act; what’s in the dénouement?
Well, for one, I am not the Cosmic Playwright; only Loons think they are. But I have followed his on-and-off-Broadway productions from the last 3500 years, and based on that I can attempt to deduce some common principles of his tradecraft.
First, there is little doubt that there is something very nasty, cataclysmic, in our future. Everyone knows that, except the Loons. That’s why the major Crooks and Traitors are dancing ever faster, bidding for real estate and major art works, stockpiling fascist laws and regulations, frangible bullets and client voters imported from all corners of the globe, holding Potemkin conferences and amping up the invective against “right-wing extremists” and “racists.”
More and more oppression is in the cards, not an admission.
Even in a quantifiable field such as economics, it’s impossible to predict the future reliably. The Top Head has engineered such a mess that half of the honest financial brains say we’ll go by inflation, and the other half say that we’ll go by deflation. Morgan Stanley has warned that the world, in its finances, is “revisiting the ghosts of the 1930s” — but it dare not say in what other ways the world is revisiting the 1930s.
There are some major political leaders now who have their heart in the right place: Marine Le Pen with respect to the sabotage of her country’s soul, Geert Wilders relative to the Islamic contagion, Rand Paul — the doctor who fights economic-financial syphilis.
There is a chance that if any of the three gets elected as the top political executive, he will start unpeeling not only the putrid layer that’s his “specialty” but go on to the other ones in the rotten-to-the core onion. Maybe that will inspire other countries too. But this is a possibility, not a probability.
For one, democracy is dead, contrary bleatings of the keepers of American Empire, Inc. notwithstanding. When the demos has been as adulterated, corrupted, brainwashed and dumbed-down as the Western peoples have been, what remains of democracy is the “cracy” — like in kakistocracy, i.e. rule by a clique of the looniest, most corrupt and most treasonous, which is what we have now.
We have finally arrived at the end of democracy’s natural life span, when everyone endeavors to live at the expense of everyone else. They elect only those who promise to fulfill that desire or whose other lies are the most saccharine.
Hoping that democratic elections will stop the runaway train is not realistic.
On the periphery of the West, the Hungarians have an uncontaminated leader in Victor Orban, and, since Vaclav Havel the Czechs have proved adept at electing leaders who speak the truth about the diseases consuming the West.
Will salvation come from the East, as it did in 1683? Again, it’s just a small possibility.
There is a chance of some deus ex machina that will pop up to fix the mess that men make. It’s not a coincidence that Hollywood keeps cranking out megabudget films about extraterrestrials that land in Washington or hover above New York in spinning discs. Or about some cataclysmic natural disasters that are a secular version of the biblical Apocalypse.
The only difference is that instead of the Day of Judgment and Jesus’ second coming, whitey repents for his sins and joins the Third World: for instance, in The Day After Tomorrow (2004) the U.S. is frozen and destroyed by “global warming” [sic]. Surviving Americans flee to Mexico, the refugees are received with open arms, and they who were blind — morally, of course — now see.
I am not making this up.
Since we are trying to use our brains here, let’s discount deus ex machina. What remains?
No matter what happens, it’s likely that the Crooks and all but the most egregious Traitors will survive and thrive. They usually do. When the side they were defrauding or betraying wins, there is usually a “round table” to prevent “bloodshed.” Important Crooks and Traitors than don jerseys with the other team’s colors, assume positions of power again, and the show goes on.
It’s the Loons who suffer. The gnostic edifice (hat tip, Eric Voegelin) that they have built, brick by brick, over generations, caves in on them at the end. And so, I can see in my crystal ball Socialist Feminists as veiled breeding machines for their erstwhile Muslim comrades, and GLBT folks facing the full impact of their present allies’ sharia.
European Jews are already running for their lives from their fondest fantasy of multi-racial, multi-religious Europe — and those who remain still reject the only political movement that could check the expansion of the Jews’ persecutors. And Zionist American Jews have put in the White House — with nurturing, counsel, money and votes — the biggest enemy Israel has ever had in their country. They too are on their way to becoming the uncoolest minority — victims of the “diversity” that they have so tenderly nourished.
The repeated plot ingredient in Cosmic Playwright’s stage plays is that times of extreme Yin are followed by times of extreme Yang — and vice versa.
The meekest, most Yin period in the history of European Christianity was unfolding just as Rome had reached the peak of cruel, decadent Yang.
The opulent, Byzantine-mystical decadence of the Romanovs gave way to cold-eyed commissars in black leather coats, surviving on vodka and pickles.
The extreme Yin dissipation of the Weimar Republic was buried under a tidal wave of virile “Aryans” in SS uniforms, smashing Europe under their hobnailed boots and singing Sieg Heil Victoria.
Docile Scandinavian males bowing now to Somali or female testosterone [sic] were once the Special Forces of Byzantium, despoilers of Britannia and Scotland, impregnators of Ukraine and Russia. As late as the 17th century, Sweden alone, with a total population of one million, could field and train an army that conquered half of Europe. Now those soldiers wear hair nets and salute female superior officers.
For that reason, one who has studied the thinking of the Orient sees a future scenario based on the Tao principle that the bigger the front, the bigger the back. The bigger the (-) insanity the bigger the (+) insanity that follows.
Initially, quiet Angle dhimmis under the watchful eyes of their Pakistani Scotland Yard will be serving halal root beer to throngs of thirsty Muslim colonizers streaming out of mosques gold-plated with British taxpayers’ money. Progressive Normans will be jousting in faux medieval armor for the benefit of Chinese tourists, and ninth-generation American WASPs will be running the Mexican flag up the pole at the Alamo in Davey Crockett costumes.
But all that will whoosh into its antipolar extreme. Maybe, already, a man has been born with a magnetic personality, ascetic habits, burning eyes and a gift of speech that came directly from Mephistopheles. Second coming, of the antipolar kind. I once described the conditions for such an event even in the looniest of the Loonlands: Sweden (“The sitting goose and the arrow,” here).
Ultimately, even that ultimate scenario will turn, as the wheel of man’s stupidity turns. And maybe that turning will signify that, at last, a Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Franklin and Lafayette were born somewhere in the same year, and the age of deformed midgets is no more…
Takuan Seiyo is a European-born American writer living in exile in Japan. For links to his previous essays, see the Takuan Seiyo Archives.