And by a prudent flight and cunning save A life which valour could not, from the grave. A better buckler I can soon regain, But who can get another life again? Archilochus

Thursday, December 26, 2019

On Greatness and Our Anti-Fragile President, Techne vs. Episteme

Watch starting @ 11:25 through 15:15.


Franco Aragosta said...

___ Christmas Kitten ___

I was a cuddly kitten,
But now I am a stray,
When I grew no longer fluffy,
They sent me on my way.

They've kept their great big watchdog,
Since he can bark and growl,
But I could fly at strangers,
If I caught them on the prowl.

I slink around their garbage can;
I mew outside their door;
But it's clear from their behaviour,
They don't want me anymore.

Now I'm cold and hungry,
And getting very thin,
What have I done to hurt them,?
Why won't they let me in?

I crouch in sheds and boxes,
Shivering in my thinning fur,
So sad I’ve been rejected,
I can no longer purr.

They have another kitten now,
For Christmas Day’s delight;
But probably next Christmas,
He will have to share my plight.

~ Anonymous

Franco Aragosta said...

The quality od OUR character may well be determuned by the way we treat the animals.

~ My Father

Gert said...

Hmmm... just look at the way the Bond villains treat their kittehs? ;-)

Gert said...

Happy Winterval!!!

Joe Conservative said...

Merry Festivus. The airing of grievances can now officially begin! ;)

btw - Is the Xmas Kitten a metaphor for Presidents?

Franco Aragosta said...

What could it be that makes you enjoy asking OBTUSE questions about perfectly obvious phenomena?

I abhor abstractions and esoterc symbols just as I detest undefined ACRONYMS and INITIALS.

ALL I would LIKE to do would be to help stimulate a more generous, mre copious flow of the Milk of Human WARMTH and Loving KINDNESS, if such exists anympre in the rarified, Ovwerl-intellectualized THEORETICAL atmosphere you seem to prefer dealing with.

Why not Make the New Year a HAPPY one? It's not hard.

All you'd have to do would be to ADOPT an orphaned cat or dog, and treat it the way YOU would like to be treated if your roles were reversed.

Odius individuals ike your snotty, flippant, sarcastic, cynical, captious friend DERT would never dream of doing anything as simple, clean, direct wholesome, and unabashedly KND AND PLEASANT, I'm sure. It's patently obvious from his ever-insolent, sneering, hectoring tone that DERT has probably never LOVED anyone or anything in his entire sour benighted existence.

DERT is of the most repugnant individuals I've encountered in the blogosphere, andbelieve me I've met some BEAUTIES –– as i know you know, Farmer.

All the same, Farmer, I wish YOU and YOURS a most HAPPY, HEALTHY, POSPEOUS NEW YEAR –– WITH your newly acquired cat, kitten, puppy or dog, of course.


Right Winger Frankie said...

Here's My Prediction for the November 2020 Election!

Here's is what will happen.

1. Everyone who voted for President Trump in 2016 will vote for him again in 2020.

2. After seeing how he runs the country even more minorities, and the working class folks will vote for him as well.

3.The “ Give Me, Give me” crowd who were promised free stuff, but
never got anything, will become disenfranchised and vote for him as

4. After the democrats actually pick a nominee, half of
their voters will feel disenfranchised and stay home, because their
candidate will not be the nominee.

5. Trump will win in a landslide, and the Republicans takes the House because the 31 Dems who won in Trump districts lose

6. The Republicans will keep the senate as well, and the Democrats looses the whole Shabang

Franco Aragosta said...

G_O_O_D ... L_U_C_K_! ... & ... H_A_P_P_Y ... N_E_W_ ... Y_E_A_R_!

-FJ the Dangerous and Extreme MAGA Jew said...

Even Stalin liked cats, Franco. Hitler even had a beloved dog. And they played glorious classical music at the Birkenau death camp.

Only the powerful can "afford" to be merciful. Only a strong dog can love his parasites.

Franco Aragosta said...


I think youse my have been hngin' 'rund wit de wrong crowd too much, FJ.

The power of suggestion by nefarious forces is very great indeed, which is why I eschew, avoid, and revile anti-Western, anti-Christian, anti-Capitalist, anti-Traditionalist, anti-Bourgeois, anti-American, pro-Marxist, pro-Globalist, Faux-Humanitarian forces as much as possible.

I've lived long enough to have the right to hold fixed opinions, because I know my own mind.

And, as I never tire of saying, "I don't need to eat a pound of shit to know it 's doesn't taste god, nand is bad for my digestion."

Thank yo,u Bitch Cassidy wherever you are. I am forever indebted to you for that elegant bon mot.

Jen said...

Only the powerful can "afford" to be merciful. Only a strong dog can love his parasites.


SO true!
And so few people are actually powerful in this way. I can count on one hand how many I've met, but of course One leads the way.

(((Thought Criminal))) said...

"Anti-fragile President?" Puhlease. I know 4 year olds with thicker skin and stronger self-esteem.

-FJ the Dangerous and Extreme MAGA Jew said...

Persistence in the face of name-calling by one's snowflake enemies is the epitomy of anti-fragility. And since when has a healthy ego ever been a liability for a great leader?

(((Thought Criminal))) said...

You'd need someone with persistence and a healthy ego to compare with. Like him or hate him, George HW Bush was too busy being President to bleed on Twitter and "isn't freedom of speech wonderful" shut down snowflakes much more than Trump making them famous. The list of people that have made Trump go off the rails is how long now?

Most. Fragile. Ego. On. The. Planet.

(((Thought Criminal))) said...

Remember when Tepulicans disdained electing whiny pussies?

Pepperidge Farms remembers, and I do too.

(((Thought Criminal))) said...

Tepulicans = Republicans lol

(((Thought Criminal))) said...

"Waaaah! Justin Trudeau made fun of me."

Trump is a pussy.

-FJ the Dangerous and Extreme MAGA Jew said...

As I remember it, Trudeau did most of the crying. And the major networks served as echo chamber for it. :)

(((Thought Criminal))) said...

Tune into Trump's Twitter. The question is never "is Trump whining" but rather "whatcis he whining about and how much?"

(((Thought Criminal))) said...

Trump whines so much he has to tell Iran he's threatening them, because they otherwise wouldn't know.

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-FJ the Dangerous and Extreme MAGA Jew said...

Twitter is for people who care what "celebrities" think. Reporters who read Trump's Twitter account and then report "select" thoughts out to the rest of the world are the snowflakes whining about their "offensive nature". Personally, I don't give a sh*t what Trump thinks. I only care about what Trump does (acta non verba). And no "Tweet" could EVER constitute a "threat to Iran". Only a B-2 flyover (or similar) constitutes a "real threat". Tweeted threats are the imaginings of snowflakes and of the people who take snowflakes seriously.

-FJ the Dangerous and Extreme MAGA Jew said...

Nietzsche, GoM Essay II

Perhaps, and let me say this as a consolation for the delicate, at that time pain did not yet hurt as much as it does nowadays. That at least could be the conclusion of a doctor who had treated a Negro (taking the latter as a representative of prehistorical man) for a bad case of inner inflammation, which drives the European, even one with the best constitution, almost to despair, but which does not have the same effect on the Negro. (The graph of the human sensitivity to pain seems in fact to sink down remarkably and almost immediately after one has moved beyond the first ten thousand or ten million of the top members of the higher culture. And I personally have no doubt that, in comparison with one painful night of a single hysterical well-educated female, the total suffering of all animals which up to now have been interrogated by the knife in search of scientific answers is simply not worth considering). Perhaps it is even permissible to concede the possibility that that pleasure in cruelty does not really need to have died out. It would only require a certain sublimation and subtlety, in proportion to the way pain hurts more nowadays; in other words, it would have to appear translated into the imaginative and spiritual and embellished with nothing but names so unobjectionable that they arouse no suspicion in even the most delicate hypocritical conscience (“tragic pity” is one such name; another is “les nostalgies de la croix” [nostalgia for the cross]).

(((Thought Criminal))) said...

Well my only criticism of Trump's killing of the Iranian Quds Force general is "what about the other 81 million Iranians that need to die?" Dude's barely even trying.

(((Thought Criminal))) said...

...and that the Quds Force general's death wasn't captured on video to enjoy over and over with popcorn.

(((Thought Criminal))) said...

Because Trump stopped bombing Iranians, now we have to listen to "we vow harsh retaliation!" instead of the more desirable "please stop obliterating our cities." Trump needs to man up.

(((Thought Criminal))) said...

Break their will, then break them again for having a will without permission.

Franco Aragosta said...

A mind my be a terrible thing to waste, but out-ndout INSANITy is far worse.

As a society we suffer primarily from a severe lack of paded cells and rubber rooms –– and enough sane people left who'd be willing and able to tend the ever-proliferating number of inmates.

At least HALF the population is clinically insane –– and a grave dager to the ealth and strength of the republic. They voted for HILLARY and not for TRUMP.

Anyone who does not support President Trump with devotion and passionate enthusiasm should be ideclared an Enemy of the State and incarcerted in a LOONY BIN.