Friday, March 7, 2008

I'm So Vain!

On Th 6 March @ 10:57 AM Eastern, I sent a question to Prof. Horton; only 21 minutes later, @ 11:18 AM, a post on his No Comment blog appears to answer that question. So I'm prescient AND incredibly vain.

Dear Friends,
Yesterday I posed the following question; today, unless I'm prescient, Prof. Horton appears to have answered it.

"Baconian-Cartesian-Newtonian mechanics inform our present political cosmos. Prof. Horton, would it be fair to call Bacon the Fredo of the 16th century? It's no wonder at all that we now use mechanical metaphors for psychology and mythology....The solution to our national problems, I dare say, is to be found not within a mechanical, Ptolemaic cosmos centered on quantum singularities of pain."

Ask my banker: I don't do numbers so well. What I do do well is mytho-poetic prosimetric expressions.

Old School, Royalist Cosmology (based on point particles in an absolute vacuum)

Fundamental unit: mechanical receptacles

[(Absolute Supremacy) / No 1's Land / (Absolute Subjugation)] = "Sucks to be you"

In this misbegotten cosmos of pain, the Commons is shrink-wrapped around pin-point egos, quantum singularities of Psyche CELLf-imprisoned at the behest of our modern day priests, doctors and psychologists and generals oh my! who preach Life as Holy War, to whom religion is just another weapon for breaking human spirits. See also, Guantánamo, and the US prison system.

New School Cosmology

Fundamental unit: cisterna mystica:
{self-filling/self-emptying} vessels of Being Aware of Becoming, the centers of which are everywhere, but the circumferences of which are No Where.

beloved / Union / Beloved

Obviously, this is a more perfect Union


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by Scott Horton

March 6, 11:18 AM

Mukasey’s Law

Much of the constitutional struggle that engulfed the English-speaking world in the seventeenth century revolved around two fairly simple phrases. One was “no man is above the law,” and the other “the king can do no wrong.” Each of these expressions reflected a fundamentally different notion of the rule of law, and they could not be reconciled.


For Michael Mukasey the view that Tom Paine announced and the Framers embraced requires some emendations. It is not the law that is king in America. Rather it is the president who has assumed the royal prerogatives of the king. He does not serve the law and cannot be made to obey it, because he is the law. And if he directs others to disobey the law, then their conduct can likewise be no crime, because “the king can do no wrong.” Perhaps Mukasey has forgotten the outcome of those three revolutions. Perhaps he requires a reminder.

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