The Overton window of present Western society is currently very much down, although in alternative circles, it's much higher. Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union were even further down.
The problem-reaction-solution strategy is based on the Overton window. By introducing a problem, the reaction shifts the window downward. 9/11 helped the elite slam it downward hard. Previously radical authoritarian ideas like mass surveillance became official policy with the USA PATRIOT Act, and previously unthinkable ideas such as violent Islamophobia became very popular.
The Overton window has since shifted slightly back toward freedom, but only in certain circles. There's still not that much of an uproar about the continued NSA spying, for instance, even though it was the story of the month back in June 2013. A lot of people have even forgotten who Snowden is, rather depressingly, and a vocal number of the few who still remember think of him as a 'traitor'.
Donald Trump and his alt-right followers are helping shift the window even further down. With dangerous positions including mass deportation, mandatory identification of Muslims, and full support for both reinstating the USA PATRIOT Act and the NSA, they're shifting the Overton window toward authoritarianism more and more. The right-wing master troll, weev, has explicitly stated his plan is 'widening the Overton window until genocide is politically acceptable.'
Political Ponerology speaks of a technique used by psychopaths labelled the 'reversive blockade'. This is when a psychopath insists repeatedly on an extreme viewpoint or a blatant lie in order to force the normal mind to find the alleged 'truth' in the middle. For instance, we know that Tellus (Earth) is an oblate spheroid—mostly round, but compressed at the top and bottom. A psychopath may insist that Tellus is completely flat just to provoke a reaction. As they insist and insist against all evidence, even though a scientist may be in the vicinity arguing that Tellus really is an oblate spheroid, the normal mind, using Bayesian reasoning and the 'golden mean' heuristic, may conclude that Tellus is actually flat to some decent degree.
The reversive blockade is used by the pathocracy in political discourse to shift the Overton window toward less freedom in tandem with the problem-reaction-solution formula. The solution is often offered with the reversive blockade technique: on one 'extreme', keep current freedom; on the other, obliterate it entirely. Most normal citizens will select a 'middle ground' between freedom and tyranny, thus allowing the window to be shifted downward.
For instance, returning to 9/11, the pathocrats suggested drastic measures such as a total shutdown of communication or even martial law. The opposing side was one that wanted to preserve civil liberties and deal with the attacks using normal means, or even people who suspected the government itself might have been involved. (This latter group has been vindicated repeatedly.) Instead, the USA PATRIOT Act was signed into law and Afghanistan was invaded—which was the initial plan all along.
This all goes to show that power is psychological. If every American refuses to accept what their government is doing tomorrow, the regime loses all of its power. It's all what Robert Anton Wilson called a 'Bavarian fire drill'—you condition people as to the signals of authority and they'll obey. But peaceful regime change happened in India in 1947 and in the former Czechoslovakia in 1989. All it takes is for enough people to resist the programming and to stand up, and the reign of terror is over.
It's been about a year and a half since the 'movement' (or, more precisely, mob, or, even more precisely, shitstorm) called GamerGate emerged from the putrid bowels of /v/ and /pol/ and thrust its way into the general consciousness of the online community. Given the antics (by which I mean horrific harassment) they have bestowed on anyone they have deemed to be an 'SJW', let's see what's actually going on with both sides.
SJW (short for 'social justice warrior') is a term that originated around 2009 in the blogosphere as a response to a small group of bitter authors who mob people online for perceived slights (which may or may not be justified) against their brand of political correctness.
Now, 'political correctness' is a ridiculous term in and of itself that has historically been bandied about by socially conservative types in order to dismiss the arguments of anyone advocating for marginalised groups (such as people of colour, LGBTQ+ people, etc.). But here, it's necessary to use, for reasons I shall explain shortly.
The thing that distinguishes a social justice activist from a social justice warrior is the combination of hypocrisy, vigilantism, and a twisted, possibly narcissistic worldview which characterises the latter.
Why hypocrisy? Because to a genuine SJW, bullying, stalking, harassment, and death threats are all right if they're perpetrated against someone who has slighted them. Why vigilantism? Because the ones that don't just freak out over anything that could possibly be offensive to anyone have no problem with that sort of behaviour.
But it's the twisted worldview that brings ponerology into the equation. Lobaczewski wrote about a personality disorder he called 'schizoidal psychopathy', which is an inherited disorder that bestows upon its recipients a conscience that has a bizarre, unreal, and highly self-serving character. In Reich's words, basically the ideal form of the emotional plague, except incurable.
Schizoidal psychopaths have a sort of emotional gravity that pulls those who are susceptible into their orbit. The susceptible may be trauma victims, highly depressed, highly neurotic, or may possess virtually any trait that distorts their perception of reality. Once they're locked into orbit, there is little hope of escape for them. The schizoidal psychopath has the ability to brainwash people slowly into a reality tunnel that is both far from that of the consensus and extremely negative. This is one type of the process of ponerisation.
Now, one might ask, 'What's so bad about SJWs anyway that leads you to conclude that they're either schizoidal psychopaths or brainwashed?' I'll present two examples to consider.
The first is relatively mild: it's a blog called 'Calloutstuck'. As you may know from my blog's subtitle, I'm a nerd. Around the beginning of 2013, I read through the entirety of a (brilliant, charming, funny, and tragic) webcomic called Homestuck. (It's too difficult to summarise here, but I encourage you to read it if you haven't already. It's practically the Ulysses of the Internet.) Quite the sizable (and often intelligent, but sometimes not) fandom has grown around this work. The fans regularly congregate on the blogging platform/social media service Tumblr. Unfortunately, so do many SJWs. So, of course, there's some overlap.
Calloutstuck is a blog that's still active to this day, and is largely despised to the point of being ignored by the fandom. They're mostly known for reblogging posts made by Homestuck fans and supplementing them with vitriolic essays explaining why jokes like 'Terezi is my spirit animal' is horribly offensive and denigrating to Native Americans.
(I actually think jokes like that are in bad taste, but I'll leave it at that. Bad taste. You aren't an SJW if you think mildly offensive jokes are in bad taste, you just have a conscience that adapts to the times. More on that later.)
After a while, their neurosis led to them being completely ignored and long-forgotten by the fandom. But they still blog on in vain, thinking that hostility will help them. Whenever they receive criticism, they deflect it by saying, 'I belong to [minority group], so your argument is invalid.'
The second example is horrifying and disturbing. It is the case of an artist whose URL was zamii070 (her name being Paige). Paige is a fan of a (cute and beautiful) show on Cartoon Network called Steven Universe. This show has the honour of bringing significant LGBTQ+ representation to children's shows, and has a fundamental message of the worth of all life and (despite the awesome action scenes) pacifism. Her art is magnificently done and has been acclaimed by the show's creators (Rebecca Sugar and Ian Jones-Quartey) themselves.
But one time she drew Fluttershy (a My Little Pony character) as a Native American in a fashion that was a bit stereotypical. (She is Latina and of Native American descent herself.) She also drew Rose Quartz (a Steven Universe character) about a quarter of an inch thinner than she's portrayed on the show.
So what was the SJWs' response? Harass and bully her to the point of suicide while she already suffers from depression, anxiety, and multiple physical disabilities. They doxxed her. (Meaning that they leaked her personal information.) They compiled lists of her 'sins'. They sent her death threats. The told her to hurt herself, to drink bleach. They told her to kill herself.
And she tried to do exactly that.
Inspector Javert and Claude Frollo would be proud.
She lived. Thank the Absolute she lived! She's back to making amazing art. But she has trauma from the whole horrific experience. Rebecca Sugar and Ian Jones-Quartey responded with horror and empathy. This was beautiful. The SJWs turned on them for offering support.
After all, she was a bigot. Of course. They're still on the attack, but Paige no longer looks at her Tumblr inbox or her URL tag because of all the vitriol. She's recovering. Blessings upon her.
The SJWs longed to purge the world of vice and sin.
And they saw corruption everywhere
Schizoidal psychopaths also attract essential psychopaths and sever characteropaths, as the former provide moral justification for the actions of the latter. In history, Marx was a schizoidal who provided justification for the genocidal actions of the psychopath Lenin and the characteropath Stalin. The schizoidals who laid the groundwork for SJW-ism paved way for the complete psychopaths who attempted to murder Paige through harassment and intimidation.
The best part? When they themselves were doxxed, one of them complained about being arrested for Internet harassment. Not a shred of conscience. Pure self-serving narcissism and psychopathy.
There's another side to this story: GamerGate and the so-called 'alternative right', or 'alt-right'.
Now, I've already distinguished the difference between a social justice activist and a social justice warrior. By now, you should understand that when I say I'm anti-SJW, I'm still a complete (egalitarian) feminist and full supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement. I'm just against the kind of schizoidal/psychopathic rhetoric and behaviour that characterises the Zamii harassers and their horrid ilk.
However, GamerGate and the alt-right have practically erased this distinction for all those who have been touched (or violated) by them.
Back in around 2007, the neoreactionary movement was founded. It was, at the beginning, an odd clique of nerds and geeks (like myself) who (unlike myself) decided that democracy was a huge sham even at its philosophical core and that we need to go back to monarchy, feudalism, traditionalism, and fascism as ways of life.
This was still an odd, but growing, clique. By 2010, it was large enough to warrant alarm from some of the libertarian and left-wing components of the blogosphere, who feared that many of their own would be lost over to this cult and dubbed it the 'Dark Enlightenment', a label which many neoreactionaries gleefully accepted.
A small clique of schizoidals isn't enough to birth a 'movement', really. A movement has to have a say in larger politics, even if only at a small scale. The neoreactionaries' main problem was that their blog posts were long-winded and hard to decipher. Their pseudo-intellectualism drove away the masses.
Enter the Alternative Right.
A few people began 'translating' neoreactionary jargon into simple, plain-English blog posts loaded with 'politically incorrect' humour laced with a bit of 4chan slang in roughly 2012. Blogs like Alternative Right and More Right were manufacturing content with speed to satisfy the needs of frustrated working-class white people everywhere.
Whereas the neoreactionaries would say 'Cathedral', the alt-right says 'SJWs' (thus abusing the term and removing the psychopathic context from it). Whereas the neoreactionaries would hide behind a thin veneer of 'human biodiversity', the alt-right outright proclaims themselves to be white nationalists. Whereas the neoreactionaries would stick their noses in books by Julius Evola and proclaim the need for authoritarianism based on an (ironically fundamentally libertarian) notion of property rights, the alt-right would throw their books away and sing songs of praise to Hitler and the KKK.
GamerGate, a ponerised movement from the start, shoved these thoughts to the forefront of online political philosophy. Those who felt disenfranchised by the SJWs had an alternative. A dangerous alternative.
Now, I have to address you as friends. Because we're up to our knees in horseshit laced with sodium hydroxide. Donald Trump's core base lies with these alt-right psychopaths. The Daily Stormer, a fucking neo-Nazi blog, for Christ's sake, has endorsed Donald Trump as their Nazi candidate.
Donald Trump has expressed support for the CIA, the NSA and their horrifying spying programme, total reinstatement of the PATRIOT Act (a.k.a. fuck you, Constitution!), mass deportation of Latinx migrants and Syrian refugees (which is already being carried out by Obama with consequences extending to motherfucking concentration camps), and a boycott of Apple for refusing to give the FBI a backdoor into every single iPhone and iPod and iPad worldwide.
Of course, Donald Trump is just a sideshow distraction, right? Right?
But he's winning.
He's winning nearly every Republican primary. The only candidate who has an agenda close to humanism and humanitarianism, Bernie Sanders, is losing most of the Democratic primaries to the psychopath Hillary Clinton.
And polls have shown that Bernie is the only person who could possibly beat Trump in any election.
In other words, we're practically doomed to a fascist future. I've analysed this in another post.
There are two more angles from which we must analyse this phenomenon: Anthroposophy and the problem-reaction-solution dialectic. The latter will be examined first.
The problem-reaction-solution dialectic is a staple of deep politics or 'conspiracy theory', having even been mentioned in a recent X-Files episode. It relies on a psychological effect called transmarginal inhibition, or 'TMI' (aptly enough) for short. The problem is the manufactured horror (such as 9/11) that sets the rest in motion. The reaction is the terrified response to the problem (such as the widespread fear after the attacks). This is where TMI comes in. The reaction is an unconditioned response to extreme violence such as terrorism that leaves its victims in a totally subjective and submissive state. Ivan Pavlov observed this first while his dogs were locked in their cages during a flood. For most of them, their careful, lengthy conditioning had been erased by the threat of drowning and they reverted back to helplessness. The ones who had been conditioned to helplessness became even more helpless and just lied there passively while the water rose. Fortunately, Ivan was there in time to drain the room, saving his dogs, but the effects were nigh-irreversible. It took months for the previously perfectly-conditioned dogs to be restored to their conditioned states. This is what the 'reaction' is. Even though we're rational animals, we're still animals. We still have instincts. Fear and submission are part of that. This is what the elites have taken advantage of.
Finally, there's the solution. The controllers introduce a highly authoritarian measure guaranteeing further consolidation of power for themselves wrapped in a populist, comforting package (c.f. the USA PATRIOT Act).
We have multiple problems running at the same time. Some objective problems include the worst unemployment since the Great Depression, a lying media, a government corrupt to the core, widespread violence from 'outside' (really CIA and FBI operations) and from the police, constant war, constant disease, and a stock market that's ever on the edge of absolute collapse. Subjective problems include mass immigration, racial tension, and 'Muslim' terrorism, as well as the 'threat' posed by encryption and private security.
The reaction is obvious. The people of reason and empathy go to Bernie Sanders to get them out of the war, out of the bankers' prison, and out of corruption. The subjective, submissive, susceptible, and psychopathic go to Donald Trump, a malignant textbook narcissist with extreme psychopathic features (such as tendencies to paedophilia and violence) who plays the race card every turn and assures the public that the problems can be removed with deportation and similar measures. And, as we've learned from Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, and the fragmented Yugoslavia, 'deportation and similar measures' are nearly always euphemisms for genocide. Something the alt-right whole-heartedly supports, and openly as well.
That is the Final Solution of the global elite.
Annihilation of the poor. Annihilation of the disabled, of the undesirables. Annihilation of the Hispanics, of the Muslims, the blacks, the Roma the Jews the homeless. Of approximately half the world's population.
The 'useless eaters' will die, and the Thousand-Year Reich will prevail. Dear God, please let it not be so.
Anthroposophy provides necessary occult and esoteric background. In 1998 (666 x 3) e.v., a spirit came to this planet, searching for a vessel. 18 (6 + 6 + 6) years later, it has found its vessel. The spirit is Ahriman, the spirit of death, destruction, decay, and darkness, who seeks the destruction of the Spirit of Humanity and the imprisonment of the human form to matter, never to rise beyond dust. The vessel is Donald Trump, or possibly who is to come after him.
Who better to be the vessel of the Spirit of Materialism than a fascist billionaire? Who better to be his manufactured opponent than a homeopathic equivalent? Who better to be the only true opposition than an empath with pragmatic means of accomplishing real freedom (as defined by Van Parijs)?
According to both Anthroposophy and the Gnostic Fifth Way (along with many other Hermetic and Gnostic schools), we are entering the Age of the Holy Spirit, the Age of Aquarius, the Aeon of Horus, the Age of Aquarius, the Era of Freedom and Love. This entry shall be marked by cataclysm, and the cataclysm shall consist of a powerful Spirit of Opposition, Sorat, the Demon of Annihilation working through Ahriman, the Demon of Materialism to destroy humanity.
This will be our test. If we can acquire liberty, equality, and fraternity for ourselves and for others, we can transcend the negative hierarchy and be reborn as Spirits of Freedom and Love. If we cannot, we are doomed.
But still, we shall prevail…
Edit: Read the Q'uo material on the time lateral of fear and death to which our planet has been quarantined for greater understanding.
Aggression is inherently illegitimate.
I would like to add a corollary that also encompasses the NAP that justifies my general position of left-libertarianism, including geolibertarianism, democratic confederalism (the term used by the great Kurdish independence leader, Abdullah Öcalan), and libertarian municipalism: the Non-Violence Principle:
Non-aggressive 'violence' (or 'quasi-violence') is as inherently illegitimate as aggressive violence.
Now, as a good ethical philosopher, I would have to define what I mean by non-aggressive violence or quasi-violence:
Non-aggressive violence or 'quasi-violence' is the removal of free choice from an actor in any given situation.
There. The debate is settled. I just put into a phrase and a definition the essence of left-libertarianism in a way worthy of a great analytic philosopher. I'm the new frickin' Wittgenstein, except of ethics, not language. (Heh. Just kidding.)
This is a basis for revolution, for basic income, for single land tax. Because the rich and/or powerful in our society dictate how one should behave, and because society in general frowns upon those who refuse to behave in this manner, they commit quasi-violence against the majority of human beings. And thus, at the very least, quasi-violence is justified against them, because they have violated the NVP.
I know this will piss everybody from the commies to the traditional libertarians to (especially) the fascists off, but pissing people off is necessary to spark change.
Next time someone tells you off about Black Lives Matter and how 'really' All Lives Matter, cite the NVP. Next time some misogynist has a shit-fit about you being a feminist, cite the NVP. Or, seriously, even if a 'misandrist' 'radical feminist' pisses you off with their bullshit, pull out the NVP.
And especially defend Bernie Sanders with it. Please. For the love of God.
Not only is his own rhetoric hateful and (possibly even more importantly) authoritarian, I worry about the future Trump is going to usher in. After all, Hitler won power by a simple, perfectly legal election.
So, without further ado, I'll cite the 14 defining characteristics of fascism, and see how well Trump matches up to them in his own words:
- Powerful and continuing nationalism.
'Make America Great Again!' (Need I say more?)
- Disdain for the recognition of human rights.
'I think Snowden [the whistleblower who exposed mass NSA surveillance] is a terrible threat, I think he’s a terrible traitor, and you know what we used to do in the good old days when we were a strong country—you know what we used to do to traitors, right?'
- Identification of 'enemies' or scapegoats as a unifying cause.
'When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.'
'Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on!'
- Supremacy of the military.
'We’re going to make our military ... so powerful that we’re never going to have to use it.'
- Rampant sexism.
Hooo boy…I'll just pick a couple horrific things rather than run the whole gamut:
'26,000 unreported sexual assults in the military-only 238 convictions. What did these geniuses expect when they put men & women together?'
'I don’t think Ivanka would do that [pose for Playboy], although she does have a very nice figure. I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.' (Holy shit is this horrifying)
'Rosie O'Donnell is disgusting—both inside and out. If you take a look at her, she's a slob. How does she even get on television? If I were running The View, I'd fire Rosie. I'd look her right in that fat, ugly face of hers and say, "Rosie, you're fired." We're all a little chubby but Rosie's just worse than most of us. But it's not the chubbiness—Rosie is a very unattractive person, both inside and out.' (I actually like Rosie. She's not only courageous enough to be openly lesbian and an independent woman, she's even more courageous for daring to question the official narrative on 9/11.)
- Controlled mass media.
'We have to go see Bill Gates and a lot of different people that really understand what's happening. We have to talk to them about, maybe in certain areas, closing that Internet up in some way…Somebody will say, "Oh, freedom of speech, freedom of speech." These are foolish people.' (emphasis added)
- Obsession with national security.
'But I do want databases for those people coming in, but I also insist on a wall. And it was all fine, all of a sudden I end up with some story, and I’m saying, what are you talking about? So here’s the story—just to say it clear—I want surveillance of these people. I want surveillance if we have to, and I don’t care. Are you ready for this folks? Are you ready? They’re going to make it such a big deal…I want surveillance of certain mosques.'
- Religion and government are intertwined.
'We've done great with the evangelicals. The evangelicals have been amazing.…We're going to protect Christianity. If you look what's going on throughout the world—you look at Syria, where if you're Christian, they're chopping off heads.' (Notice that he didn't say that we're going to protect Christians, but that we're going to protect Christianity itself.)
- Corporate power is protected.
Well, first off, he's a corporatist billionaire himself—but let him speak on the issue:
'Pfizer is talking about moving to Ireland. Or someplace else…Do you know how big that is? It would wipe out New Jersey…They have $2.5 trillion sitting out of the country that they can’t get back because they don’t want to pay the tax. Nor would I…We should let them back in. Everybody. Even if you paid nothing it would be a good deal. Because they’ll take that money then and use it for other things. But they’ll pay something. Ten percent, they’ll pay something.'
- Labour power is suppressed.
Now, for this one, actions speak louder than words:
- Disdain for intellectuals and the arts.
Now, Trump actually brings up his Ivy League degree a lot. But that doesn't mean that he doesn't have some covert anti-intellectual tendencies:
'We're going to be cutting tremendous amounts of money and waste and fraud and abuse. But, no, I'm not cutting services, but I am cutting spending.…But I may cut Department of Education—Common Core is a very bad thing. I think that it should be local education. If you look at a Jeb Bush and some of these others, they want children to be educated by Washington, D.C. bureaucrats.' (I have my own qualms with Common Core, but defunding education in general is not my preferred solution.)
- Obsession with crime and punishment.
'Today if the cops ever did that [use force] they'd have 'em arrested and given the electric chair.…They didn't do wrong. They were just forceful. They were strong. And today it's not even politically correct to say that.…I'm a big fan of the police, but I think the police now are afraid to act. They're afraid to be tough.'
- Rampant cronyism and corruption.
'I fully understand the conservative approach, but I don’t think it was explained to most conservatives. Nobody knows this better than I do, because I’ve built a lot of buildings in Manhattan and you’ll have twelve sites and you’ll get eleven and you’ll have the one holdout, and you end up building around them. I know it better than anybody.' (On eminent domain. Obviously, he'll have no qualms about using the government to grant his buddies more money and power.)
- Fraudulent elections.
Well, the election's in November, so we'll have to wait and see on him personally being elected. But this quote sums up his position:
'When you give [money], they [politicians] do whatever the hell you want them to do.'
So that's Trump and his fascism. Is there any doubt about it any more? Trump has one goal, and that goal is to turn the United States into a full-fledged Fourth Reich in service of the pathocratic elite. The fact that Hillary is the presumptive nominee for the Democrats and that the Donald is the presumptive nominee for the Republicans proves once and for all that we do not under any circumstances have a democratic system. We have an increasingly authoritarian state that's being pushed toward imperialist fascism under the guidance of a handful of psychopaths.
A militia called the '3 Percenters' who claim to stand up for the Constitution have occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge after a protest against the re-sentencing of two other militiamen who set fire to over 100 acres of Federal property. Another cited factor is that they were committing acts of sabotage in order to avoid takeover of their land by eminent domain. There's apparently about 150 of them, all armed, and they are prepared to kill and die for their cause.
Now, normally I would support this. Common property is common property; it doesn't belong to anyone exclusively. (Being a geolibertarian (amongst many other things), I believe that all natural resources are common property, but that's a story for another time…)
There are conflicting factors, though. The militia in question is linked with other groups such as the Oath Keepers who have been demonstrably racist (such as in Ferguson), and one of the leaders of the occupation is one Jon Ritzheimer, who operates a T-shirt business called Rogue Infidel which basically just sells shirts and stickers saying 'Fuck Islam' (such a nice Christian sentiment) and 'Fuck Anderson Cooper' (well, he is pretty attractive, but he's a little out of my league, and what's their beef, anyway?).
These militias claim to be against the New World Order. However, as we have seen repeatedly, Islamophobia is one of the most potent and pathological tools of that very same NWO. By stirring up hatred and animosity toward Muslims, they can turn them into the Enemy™, just like the Nazis turned the Jews into the Enemy™ as a pretense for ethnic cleansing, genocide, and attempting to turn Europe (and eventually the world) into a feudalistic totalitarian nightmare totally under control of higher negative forces.
However, as the Cassiopaeans have told us, the Holocaust was merely a 'practice run' for an even greater horror to come. I believe this horror is coming soon (and the latest transcripts and messages of all sorts are basically saying 'Wake up fast or die fast!'), and these militias are almost definitely playing directly into the hands of the Consortium without even realising it.
Once again, I stress the two basic needs: raise your level of consciousness and devote yourself to benevolence and love. These will help you escape the impending takeover.
By 'raising your level of consciousness', I mean four things:
- You must think, and think in a global, non-linear fashion.
- You must be attuned to objective reality, or at least make effort.
- You must be truly aware of yourself and of your own thoughts at all times.
- You must be open to emotional shocks, absorbing the good and transmuting the bad.
And by 'devoting yourself to benevolence and love', I mean: do not think in black/white terms. Don't try to make big metaphysical issues out of things. True benevolence and love can be applied as a procedure:
- Gain objective knowledge of the situation.
- Intuit and reason a principle which could result in a better situation.
- Transform that principle into a true aim and will to love.
- Apply that knowledge, principle, and will to transmute the situation into one of love.
Blessings to all of you, once again! I pray none of you suffer through the horrors of fascism.