Half of me

Is packed away

The other half

Lies scattered

 

Half of me

Is in the air

The other half

Is over there

 

Half of me

Can have no cure

As for the rest

It will endure

 

 

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The wind that manifests itself to ear and eye

Along with the spirit it contains

Leaves the red leaf drier

And the dry tree yet more dry

Hollowed oak swung fast hits fly

The leather glove is meant to catch

And does so with a dive

Amid this changing more will change

Who but loses now must win again

The red leaves hustle the dry leaves race

The anchored ship the century –

All— turn upon a single point as fast

As the day in a moment felt

Rolling on its back like a seal

The heavy sea slides out pulling ashore

And heavily returns its concussive shock

But gently now upon a lonely shore

Opposing motions never stop— they just reciprocate

Like that which in the procreative act

Aches like an arrow for its scope

Each man to his field of play shot out

In unison as one from dug-out warm

Invigorating with their deeds the humid air

For this the struggle and this their care

Here the celestial sound of angry war has voice

Be it on earth or in a game a single atom or

Along the sunny shore where children play

That holy-smitten place where all of heaven’s heard

With it’s crashing just like water on the sea

Along the sand along the shore

Along the quiet strand that we adore

Where one must lose the other gains

For so it is and e’re must be

As now the Earth and now the Moon

Their tide and flood unleash

In quick catastrophe

A stolid housing coexists thru time

And does not move as objects do

New heroes are just not as great

As once their golden fathers

Invisible the hazard of the breeze

That draws this Life away

With like, yet fecund breath

The Spring allures and gratis all the world

The center of the game is round

Round as the ball that’s played

The sturdy house upon a sturdy base

Rests upon a sturdy plan that rests upon the same

We perceive the ceaseless action—and the change

The furious expedition of the Will

A steady candle burns away unstable flame

And fallen heroes rise again to battles new 

Compelled but not by fear of life to lose

But rather by which seeks no more

What can’t be found or is not had by all

How far away

A planet shines

No broader than

My mind’s wide eye

It’s 3 o clock

And lunchers dine

So near the end of Time

They do not know

Just how it is

That what’s consumed

Must first be made

Each man

His portion guards

So as the sea

And all its wrath

Should be but loathe

To sweep away

And o’er the deck

Toward that everlasting Being

Eternity

Rare it is

And hard to see

Man whose lot

Is only misery

He’s hauled ashore

And out of breath

In no more broken vessel

Than he who turned

Upon so cruel a sea

All faint and full of Sleep

Escaped and turned, I say

His back to see

His very soul

Both fugitive and free

The heart all pierced with fear

 

Who guards his life

Should keep his watch

Let no one sail for you

Who cannot list the time

Of Dawn just when

The deeper Trumpet blew

Let them not captains be

 

The ticket’s bought with currency

No earthly hand can touch

And fare is paid with such

We shall not feel again the need

Or any sense of urgency

Or suffer anymore from lack or Want

 

High class transcendental metaphysics

It’s all I ever wanted

Time’s inner nature I staked out

The racquet rigged is from the start

I suffered to have learnt it all by heart

I lay my space down like a law

Diamond Joe got pinched

By separate metaphors

That know-it-all design of his has end

Which secretly all matter would destroy

No subject without an object, yeah right Joe!

Why don’t’ya flip it inside out

No object without its master is what you meant

Our senses they are yet to be believed

But when they are subject to an error in the math

That’s when I cuffed him, see, I blew his mind

And dusted him with Schopenhauer’s Wille

I made Sid the barker squeal like a pig

When he couldn’t figure out Kant

And pumped him full of dead antinomies

That little broad of his

Will not so easily forget

May 25th 2017

 

Let my white house illumined be

In grand archaic gold and lapis lazuli

And white-washed in the moonlight rest

The fragile lilac on its trellises

 

Of Ivory worn the Walls be made

And gently sigh the Halls therein

Of blackest ebony the Ceiling’s hue

And whitest stars all sprinkled there

For wisest men to track the way

With an ancient sextant’s care

And I would listen to what they say

Not a jot would I change

Nor a single point move

From the course that they set

In the way they approve

 

My house would be of that light

Infused with the Mind that made it

One part reflecting the whole

The Whole being found in each part

The smallest stamped with intent

And the heart be as pure

As the day it first beat

And the will calmed

All thoughts Peace

 

 

 

Trump Troopers small

Let’s try and clear up something right now.  An awful lot has been said recently by way of comparing Donald® the mascot of Trump Inc. to Adolf Hitler. Some people see the comparison as valid while others strenuously argue that it is preposterous to make such an exaggerated claim. And while there is something about the Hitler phenomenon which indeed resonates with our current political crisis, there is much which cannot compare. However, at the root of this truly hackneyed comparison there is a relevant truth which should not be overlooked and does shed some light on the present phenomenon.aaa

The two characters are similar in genus but dissimilar in species. That which manifests itself in both cases is quite clearly the authoritarian and perhaps pathological narcissist. But there is a difference. Looking at the chart below, we can easily identify Hitler as the truly sine qua non “malignant narcissist”. We can with equal certainty classify our peculiar American species of authoritarian narcissism, as it is currently being revealed on the national stage, as  as a manifestation without doubt of the “unprincipled narcissist”.

Lets first try this simple exercise. Lets do Hitler first. Imagine if you will for a moment all that history has offered to posterity as grisly portrait of that great architect of global misery. Was he fearless? Some say he was but its not the first thing that comes to mind.Remorseless? Yes.Calculating? Exceptionally. Ruthless? To a fault. Inhumane, callous, brutal? To everyone except his dog Fritz. Aggressive, biting, merciless, vicious, cruel? All of the above. Did he anticipate betrayal? Yeah, he was a little paranoid come to think of it. Did he desire revenge? Well, lets just say forgiveness was not one of his strong points. Was he homicidal? Half of Europe and Russian lay wasted at his feet before he got thru. And finally, was he suicidal? Come to think of it, he did die with a gun in his mouth and half his Austrian brains splattered on the floor and a hearty dose of strychnine coursing thru his veins. So, the clinical and ‘a priori’ so to speak definition fits pretty darn well.

Now, we turn our attention to the American brand of authoritarian narcissism.I have said that Donald® the mascot fits into the category of the “unprincipled narcissist”. So, lets ask ourselves, does he possess a deficient conscience? Sure looks that way.Is he unscrupulous? Without a doubt. Amoral? Yes! Disloyal? Wait a minute, I forget is he a Democrat or a Republican? .Is he ever fraudulent? Ask the mafia. Deceptive? I wouldn’t buy a used car from him. Arrogant? To an embarrassing degree. A con man? He used to sell snake oil. A charlatan? Holy shit! we hit the jackpot! It fits like a glove. Even better.

Sure, there have been many presidents branded as one type of narcissist or the other. It would be hard to say that Nixon wasn’t one. Some have accused the current president of being such. To aspire to be the leader of the most powerful country in the world might require some degree of narcissism. But that is not to say it must be pathological. But when it is pathological and at the same time manages to get seated on the highest chair in the land it can only spell disaster. For the good of the Republic we must prevent such a man from gaining the coveted prize.

 

The 5 Types of Narcissist

Subtype Description Personality Traits
Unprincipled narcissist Including antisocial features. Deficient conscience; unscrupulous, amoral, disloyal, fraudulent, deceptive, arrogant, exploitive; a con man and charlatan; dominating, contemptuous, vindictive.
Amorous narcissist Including histrionic features. Sexually seductive, enticing, beguiling, tantalizing; glib and clever; disinclines real intimacy; indulges hedonistic desires; bewitches and inveigles others; pathological lying and swindling.
Compensatory narcissist Including negativistic and avoidant features Seeks to counteract or cancel out deep feelings of inferiority and lack of self-esteem; offsets deficits by creating illusions of being superior, exceptional, admirable, noteworthy; self-worth results from self-enhancement.
Elitist narcissist Variant of “pure” pattern. Feels privileged and empowered by virtue of special childhood status and pseudo achievements; entitled façade bears little relation to reality; seeks favored and good life; is upwardly mobile; cultivates special status and advantages by association.
Malignant narcissist Including antisocial, sadistic and paranoid features. The purest form of evil, a person that idealizes his violent and brutal ways, has no other emotion than anger and resentment, amoral and void of a conscience, a brutal and vicious individual, who has been traumatized and wants revenge on those who have caused the trauma. Fearless, guiltless, remorseless, calculating, ruthless, inhumane, callous, brutal, rancorous, aggressive, biting, merciless, vicious, cruel, spiteful, ; hateful and jealous; anticipates betrayal and seeks punishment; desires revenge; Has been isolated, and is often suicidal, and is homicidal.