Thursday, February 12, 2009

Lincoln and The Two Eternal Principles

Scott Horton has posted, in his No Comment blog at, a quote of Lincoln's from his debate with Douglas that perfectly sums it all up for me:

It is the eternal struggle between these two principles — right and wrong — throughout the world. They are the two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time; and will ever continue to struggle. The one is the common right of humanity, and the other the divine right of kings. It is the same principle in whatever shape it develops itself. It is the same spirit that says, “You toil and work and earn bread, and I’ll eat it.” No matter in what shape it comes, whether from the mouth of a king who seeks to bestride the people of his own nation and live by the fruit of their labor, or from one race of men as an apology for enslaving another race, it is the same tyrannical principle.

–Abraham Lincoln, Seventh and Last Joint Debate with Steven Douglas, held at Alton, Illinois, Oct. 15, 1858. []

Even-Handedness is the Order of Our Day
[[[Full-Spectrum Dominance / Our Common Weal///[[[{{{Dissent}}}]]]]]]
In this case, the generic formula reads: Full-spectrum dominance over our common weal based on suppression of dissent

  • % Our patriarchal cult of kinetic power
  • % Closed society: Us vs. Them
  • % Fear and Control: manipulating the media narrative aka myth-jacking
  • % Absolute dualism enforced with kinetic violence
  • % Cosmos as construct
  • % Moves like a trebuchet or ratchet (boom & bust cycles)

  • beloved/[{UNION}]/Beloved
    In every case: In Union We Trust

  • % Open society: Our more perfect Union
  • % Empathy and mutual respect; sharing being aware of our shared narrative of our shared becoming
  • % Non-dualism expressed kenoticly
  • % Cosmos as organism
  • % Spins like a wheel; the Dao; dharmadhattu; the way the world self-empties into itself, "whereby Spring comes and grass goes by itself."

  • I bow in your virtual directions,

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