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Toggle Commented Jun 26, 2014 on The Meta-Campaign at Only a Game
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Hi Chris: I finally gave in after various stymied attempts to log on via TypePad & G+ and used FB. Meh. Anyway, glad to count towards your total, and as I said in my earlier note, I very much hope you'll manage a piece on the Glass Bead Game one of these days -- failing which, do you ever accept guest posts? I'd prefer to read your own views, but getting a GBG convo started here would be neat in any case. Anyway, more power to you!
Toggle Commented Jun 25, 2014 on The Meta-Campaign at Only a Game
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Greetings, John: Here are two comments from an early version of the Tea Party, crossing the lines (so to speak) with hands extended... in my view, a very interesting development. ** Occupy Wall Street: Another View: You know what the “Occupy Wall Street” movement is? It is all the things that were in the original Tea Party, but were steadily ignored as the TP became a Republican booster club. ** CC to GG: That comes from a post on FedUpUSA, a site with the Gadsden flag as its web-logo that was [as "Market Ticker"], one of the founding orgs behind the TP. That post was from someone who identified as a Libertarian Party activist. Here's another post from FedUpUSA, not so identified: ** An Open Letter From FedUpUSA To Occupy Wall Street Protestors All Over The Country: This is a letter to OWS from FedUpUSA, one of the original Tea Parties: We support you in exercising your First Amendment Right. We are outraged that any peaceful demonstrator would be assaulted or abused by any authorities. If you are protesting because there are no jobs— We stand with you. We are for a free economy and recognize that what we have now is NOT a free economy; it is not capitalism what we have is a fascist state or crony-capitalism. There is nothing free about doing business with Countries that manipulate their currencies to attract cheap labor. We agree that these jobs need to come back to America. If you are protesting because no one has gone to jail— We stand with you. Regardless of what is being said from the white house and media, we know that there are many in the financial district and the banks that have committed fraud and outright theft and we too want to see them prosecuted. We support the stop looting and start prosecuting. If you are protesting because everything costs more— We stand with you. We see prices rise in our food, gas, clothes yet our wages have stayed the same or have decreased. The Federal Reserve has bailed everyone out but us and not only are we going to have to pay for that, those bailouts make the price of everything else go up because it devalues our currency. We support monetary reform. If you are protesting because you are tired of our bought and paid for government on both sides— We stand with you. We are also against the banks and big corporations buying our politicians and writing laws that favor their special interests. We understand that our economy is broken BECAUSE of this and that all of our other issues will never be addressed as long as the financial elite control OUR government. We understand that these issues cross party lines and ideologies and effect each and every one of us. We also understand that these issues will never get fixed as long as we continue to let the media, the elite, and members of the government separate us by our differing ideologies. Only Together, can we Implement Change It is time, We Americans, put our ideologies in our back pocket and not let them separate us so that we can work together for this ONE COMMON GOAL: to get the special interest money and elite out of OUR Government and return it to US— the people. As long as the banks, largest corporations, and wealthy elite control our government, we will never have a representative republic and laws will continue to be passed that only benefit the few 1% at the expense of us 99%! Demand that NOT ONE MORE LAW gets passed until they pass: Lobby reform: It is a Federal Offense punishable by a minimum 5 years in prison to: Lobby any member of the US Congress outside of the district you live, work, or own a business. Lobby a member of congress while they are physically outside the district they represent. Campaign Reform: It is a Federal Offense punishable by a minimum 5 years in prison to: For any one person, corporation, enterprise, group, union or the like, to donate more than $2,000 to any one candidate during one campaign period. For any member of the media to deny equal access to competing candidates. These two laws will cut the control the Financial elite have on our government by leveling the playing field. You will have just as big as a voice with your representative as the big box retailer that resides in your town. Simply, it will end the Crony-Capitalism that is strangling our economy. I encourage all my fellow Tea Partiers to join Occupy Wall Street protesters in their non-violent, peaceful protests and together demand that the Government be returned to the people. After all, this is precisely what the Tea Party was intended to be before it was taken over and marginalized by the establishment politicians. ** CC to GG: Interesting to see the re-alignment from left-right to elites-others here... All the best, Charles
I guess my impression is that the Nietzsche quote is expressing an oppressive, prisoner-in-a-panopticon-style paranoid dismay, which I could roughly paraphrase as "if you stare into the horror long enough, you'll find the horror has taken up residence inside you" -- whereas I see the Eckhart quote as saying something very different, expressing a blissful rather than abysmal insight, that (in mystical terms) the seeker is the sought, the lover is the beloved. That's an idea that's found in many traditions, tat tvam asi (Thou Art That) in the Chandogya Upanishad for instance, and I'm reminded of the 9th century Irish saying addressed to pilgrims:Coming to Rome, much labour and little profit! The King whom you seek here, unless you bring Him with you you will not find Him. Kenneth Hurlstone Jackson, A Celtic Miscellany, #121, p. 136Which IMO only makes the formal parallelism between the two quotes all the more intriguing...
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