Monthly Archives: May 2018

Enantiodromia — This Is More Than Roseanne; This Is About Freedom

What we see front and center is the principle of enantiodromia. The cyclical pattern where movements transmute into their opposites. Call it backlash. This perfectly merges with #FreeTommyRobinson and the global sentience that speech and expression are under existential threat.

An Admonition to the #Conspiratorium: The Quotidian Quiddity

Judges and anyone with significant power are admonished not only to not do evil, but to avoid even the appearance of evil. In other words, don’t get even get close to the line, never mind crossing it. The Obama administration and its #DeepState enablers both crossed the line and then turned back and erased it. Now the line is gone they can proclaim themselves innocent of all evil and proclaim everyone else guilty because they decide where the line is on any given day. But now everyone can play that deadly game. Violence, not words, will be the only outcome. They are like a man who pulls the pin from a grenade and wonders why he has no hands when he loses his grip.

From the Truth Chrestomathy

“For the habitual truth-teller and truth-seeker, indeed, the world has very little liking. He is always unpopular, and not infrequently his unpopularity is so excessive that it endangers his life . . . In no field can he count on a friendly audience, and freedom from assault. Especially in the United States is his whole enterprise viewed with bilious eye. The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.” H.L. Mencken, “The Art Eternal,” 1918.

The Pitfalls of Pursuit Facing the Truth Warrior Tyro

The Paradoxical Commandments

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.”

_______________________________________________________________________________________The Paradoxical Commandments were written by Kent Keith in 1968, when he was 19, a sophomore at Harvard College. They were part of The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council, his first booklet for high school student leaders.