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Let’s Review 53: Old Men Go Exploring Edition

What is the purpose of old age? In reality, old age – properly considered – is developmental (not degenerative) it is an unfolding of purpose. From one positive purpose to another… The development from mature adulthood to old age properly includes the following shifts of focus:

From material to spiritual
From current to eternal
From elsewhere to here

From evaluating to knowing
From complexity to simplicity

From social to universal
From motivation to being
From creativity to comprehension

From speaking to praying
From listening to meditating
…Thus from commun-ication to commun-ion

From teaching to answering
And from answering what is asked – to answering what is needed.

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Uber, yes, that’s a word we will use a lot in describing California. The politics and bureaucracy of the ol’ Bear Republic, along with those of its counties, cities, and once-formidable and world-beating education system have fallen into a deep, deep progressive hole from which there seems no escape–the digging continues at a furious pace. Just about any sensible person who cando so (there’s the rub) has left or is making plans to leave the state. Businesses are closing up, unable to survive the increasingly oppressive rule of new regulations, taxes, and the most extreme sort of political correctness. It has become a state of the uber rich and the uber poor, many imported from abroad, and its key politicians proudly proclaim that California is the future for America!  California, North Korea, South Africa, Seychelles: Things are Happening

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The Neocon Cries Out…What Rothman is proposing to do is de-legitimize wide swaths of political opinion, and thereby exclude the people who favor those opinions. He’s proposing to make half the country enemies of the faith. That’s how you end up in a world of car bombs and targeted assassinations. That’s not a world for soft men like Rothman. In the case of the neocons, there is also what appears to be a genetic predisposition to duplicity. The whole project was kicked off by men who were dishonest even by the standards of communism. Run off by the Left, they connived their way into Buckley Conservatism, passing themselves off as a newfangled form of cosmopolitan conservative. Now that the Right has finally figured out it was a con, and they are in need of a new host, these people are retooling their scam as classical liberals.
 F*** Safety There’s no path from baby to man that doesn’t, at least occasionally, tread close to a dangerous edge.

We’re From the International Community and We’re Here to Help Say what you will about the Clintons, unlike the UN, they’ve never given anyone cholera. (That we know of.) So far the UN has only come up with a few million. And everyone is demanding that the United States pay for the cholera that the United Nations spread even though we are already a cholera importer, bringing in top grade cholera from Latin American outbreaks to New York, Kansas and Virginia.

A cuck’s call for civility There is no improving our political discourse. We’re currently in a cold intra-imperial war. Call an enemy an enemy, a traitor a traitor, and a cuck a cuck. Don’t worry about civility or mainstream approval, concern yourself with speaking the truth, or at the very least, speaking in a corceptive manner that leads the listener to the truth.

Rifles as canaries in the coal mine. Those of us who hope to hide behind legal definitions, such as the items above being nominally pistols…that’s not how the other side plays this. One, there’s nothing to stop states from re-defining a pistol as a banned rifle. For example, until 2014 Ohio defined any firearm holding 31 or more cartridges as a “machine gun”

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A Day Of Rage I have seen multiple black people on Twitter openly calling for a race war. These people aren’€™t very smart, and have particularly poor math skills. Blacks make up a mere 13% of the population, but what they forget is that law-abiding black people will be on OUR side. None of the black people I know will join you, they think you are scum and they have to go to work. The other thing they don’t get is that white people, properly motivated, are capable of terrifying savagery. As a student of history, I know precisely what “my people”€ are capable of doing. For centuries, people knew that when you saw those blue eyes sailing out of the north, you need to run, or things are going to go badly for you. If you get white people pissed off enough to get off the couch and load their guns, you’€™re toast. Like I said, you exist only because we are law-abiding. If it looks like rule of law has dissolved, it will be open season on you.

Duterte goes to war with UN as he threatens to throw rights team to the crocodiles

Elizabeth Warren Nixes 2020 Run. And that DNA Test, Too.  Anyway, about Warren’s Native American heritage bullshit story: she still refuses to take a DNA test. “I know who I am. And never used it for anything. Never got any benefit from it anywhere.” “All the senator needs to do is spit into a tube, wait a few weeks and get her answer,” the paper said.

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  • Teri Pittman March 13, 2018, 12:15 PM

    But it’s so hard to get those old men out of their comfy recliners! (Mine is agreeing to a cross country move, so I’m grateful for small adventures.)

  • Rob De Witt March 13, 2018, 12:26 PM

    Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Old age should burn and rage at close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
    Because their words had forked no lightning they
    Do not go gentle into that good night.

    Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
    Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
    And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
    Do not go gentle into that good night.

    Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
    Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    And you, my father, there on the sad height,
    Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
    Do not go gentle into that good night.
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    – Dylan Thomas

  • Bunny March 13, 2018, 12:31 PM

    F*** Safety: “Children – those raw nerves we thrust out into the world.” Oh, yes. Even in old age, I struggle with anxiety for my children.

  • ghostsniper March 13, 2018, 1:48 PM

    What is the purpose of old age?
    Why, to teach the young, of course.
    If they, both, are willing.
    So many, both, are not.

  • ghostsniper March 13, 2018, 1:55 PM

    @Teri, way back when, some 35 years ago while I was going through my training stage, my wife would decide to run the vacuum if she determined I was in the recliner too long.

    If I complained she doubled down and said that if I didn’t want her to run the vacuum I could do it myself.

    It was at that point I figured out the secret to a long and happy marriage was a detached garage.

    I don’t have a recliner out here in my haven but I do have a very nice high back camo office chair with all the comforts of home and the only time a vacuum is heard is when I shopvac the mound of wood shavings under my lathe.

    I wonder how many divorces could be avoided if more men learned this?

  • Larry Geiger March 14, 2018, 5:43 AM

    Fire. A woman can only sit by the fire for so long. Then she moves on. Men can sit there from after dinner until late at night, only rising to relieve a swollen bladder. Every man and every back yard should have a fire circle. No vacuums around the fire pit. The men sit around the fire until midnight listening to the crazy Mockingbird singing in the dark. The women drift back inside to the kitchen.

  • BillH March 14, 2018, 7:33 AM

    Old Men Ought to be Explorers. Screw that. I spent the first half of my life traveling the globe for pay, mostly to not-so-nice places, some of which tried to do me in. For awhile after retiring I somewhat begrudgingly traveled for fun, fun for my wife that is. Now I don’t leave my property except for life’s necessities, and am not about to go exploring for anyone’s benefit.

  • Vanderleun March 14, 2018, 9:36 AM

    Well, there’s Inner Space as well as Outer Space.

    “We shall not cease from exploration
    And the end of all our exploring
    Will be to arrive where we started
    And know the place for the first time.
    Through the unknown, unremembered gate
    When the last of earth left to discover
    Is that which was the beginning;
    At the source of the longest river
    The voice of the hidden waterfall
    And the children in the apple-tree

    Not known, because not looked for
    But heard, half-heard, in the stillness
    Between two waves of the sea.
    Quick now, here, now, always–
    A condition of complete simplicity
    (Costing not less than everything)
    And all shall be well and
    All manner of thing shall be well
    When the tongues of flames are in-folded
    Into the crowned knot of fire
    And the fire and the rose are one.”