Archive for May 12th, 2017

FOMENTING CIVIL STRIFE

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ) was loudly verbally harassed by Democrat activists at a town hall meeting when he began to explain his position on the American Health Care Act, and why the death of his special-needs daughter affected his views. The police had to be called in to ensure his safety.

Democrat paid activists are more and more frequently invading and interrupting local events like these town hall meetings, which are held so that the people can interact with their elected representatives like Rep. Tom MacArthur. This is a branching-out of their activities, beyond the sit-ins, live-ins, Occupies, violent demonstrations, online hacking and general harassment, and these are similar to the tactics of Adolf Hitler’s Brownshirts that helped him become the dictator of Germany and make war upon the world.

In this case, the uniform is all black with face masks, and the goal is the same, to spread as much social discord and strife as possible with the intended result being riots between the Right and the Left. The more bloodshed and death the better, is their view, because if they can’t take over the country outright, they can at least cause a lot of damage to our society and nation.

They’re finding, though, that there’s a lot more people on the Right who are willing to stop them, than there are on the Left who are willing to go to prison. This is why so many paid agitators, and most of that pay is coming from George Soros. But even billionaires have limits, most of their wealth is tied up in assets such as stocks, bonds and real estate, not liquid cash, and a $billion isn’t so much anymore. Only 40 years ago it was a really big deal to be a millionaire. Not anymore, and there’s a limit to how much Soros can spend to harm us.

Almost all the Left’s efforts today are verbal. The really obnoxious, intrusive stuff is by small groups in small areas and actually seems to be diminishing, though I’m predicting a major effort in the heat of summer, some staged riots in a number of major cities, one after another and very likely several at once. How these are handled will be the determiner of any future disruptive efforts, and I’m sure I’m not the only one expecting this. No doubt preventive measures are being planned even as I type.

So get your popcorn ready and get comfortable, it’s going to be a hell of a show while it lasts.

A WOMAN AFTER MY OWN HEART

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Hypatia (355? – 415 CE)

She is one of the more romantic figures in science. She was the daughter of Theon, a mathematician who taught at the great school at the Alexandrine Library. She traveled widely and corresponded with people all over the Mediterranean. We know of her only through her letters because all of her work was destroyed when the Great Library of Alexandia was destroyed.

She taught at the school in the Library in Alexandria, Egypt. Letters written and addressed simply to the philosopher were delivered to her. She taught mathematics and natural philosophy. She is credited with the authorship of three major treatises on geometry and algebra and one on astronomy. She invented several tools: an instrument for distilling water, an instrument to measure the specific gravity of water, an astrolabe and a planisphere.

“Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all.”

She wrote that “All formal dogmatic religions are fallacious and must never be accepted by self-respecting persons as final.”

“Fables should be taught as fables, myths as myths, and miracles as poetic fancies.
To teach superstitions as truths is a most terrible thing.
The child mind accepts and believes them, and only through great pain and perhaps tragedy can he be in after years relieved of them.
In fact men will fight for a superstition quite as quickly as for a living truth often more so, since a superstition is so intangible you cannot get at it to refute it, but truth is a point of view, and so is changeable.”

Ancient truth is still truth. I only disagree with her on that point. Truth is not a point of view, points of view are merely opinions. Truth is immutable, unchangeable and forever. On religion, no one has ever put it so plainly that all religions are equally false.