You knew me before I

Before I knew

You knew

At least I think you did

Not like I would know

 

You knew me before I knew

Or so might I have thus  presumed

But not like you

I knew you knew

 

But who I was before

Before you I strayed

Before you there was nothing

But not after

After I knew what you did

And saw what you heard

But never said

Except with a glance

That raptures me still

Holds me electric

So peaceful so still

Your glance and me

Was all that remained

When the light faded

All went out except one

 

And from that spark  it began

–The spark of your glance

To rise in slow degrees

Shedding light on new worlds

Like the Sun

 

 

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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 a sea so cruel 

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 the lack of 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

 

My white house would 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

Would I make the Walls

And silent be the Halls therein

Of blackest ebony the Ceiling made

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

 

 

 

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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.

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Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., writing for the U.S. Supreme Court in Schenck v. United States, 249 U.S. 47, 39 S. Ct. 247, 63 L. Ed. 470 (1919), stated: “The question in every case is whether the words used are used in such circumstances and are of such a nature as to create a clear and present danger that they will bring about the substantive evils that Congress has a right to prevent.” Trump Troopers small

If this country’s govt had any spine left it would use its last gasp of dying breath and shut the renegade billionaire up in jail before it’s too late. There is legal cause but there is no moral will to do what circumstances require for the safety of all. If it is not clear yet that Congress has the right to prevent him, it will become crystal clear in the long months to come. This cheap huckster and his two-bit country circus have passed from oblivion to obscurity to diverting side show to disruptive main event in less than a year. Who knows what hellish farce of a political campaign he will be waging by Summer’s end. His hatred for symmetry harmony and concord has only guided him along a path of gradual but steady decline into chaos. And this chaos by feeding on itself grows even stronger and deludes the man into believing he has at last found that perpetuum mobile of power sought by the most deluded fanatics since the beginning of time.