Assuming Logic, Here is a Current Interpretation of World Events

Putin is aware of history and has read versions of The Art of War and The Prince.

Russia shares approximately 18 miles of land with North Korea; that is, they have a border.

It’s quite hard to track traffic on either side of that border.  I don’t have the evidence yet, but check; there has been recent evidence of heavy traffic during conditions when the traffic itself is hard to track, and the roads there have been carefully constructed so as to be hard to see from satellite.  I will attempt to Google this.  I do know from the Vietnam era that some of the roads existed then.  I know by virtue of a high clearance and ‘curiosity’.  [To be precise, I was gathering information sufficient to tell me that if certain conditions occurred and I was still alive whether or not I would need to attempt to do certain things to avoid WW III.  I was desperately hoping someone much smarter than I was or am would happen along.  I have seen no indication of her or him, although I have met my near equals who basically begged me to lead.  I have never, to my knowledge, claimed wisdom; I certainly do not claim it now.  However, I am apparently a genius; they apparently were right about that, damn them.  "They" are the kind of people who run your country and did.]

Russia is taking advantage of the unrest in the Middle East.  There is every indication that the North Korean Kim Jong-un although probably mad is well aware of current events to that extent; that is, to knowing about the Ukraine, the Middle East, and Putin.  There is no indication that either Putin or Kim are particularly stupid, particularly in the realm of power politics.  They should be trading.  An armed North Korea would appear to Putin to be valuable, although he would have to also try to trick them in some manner.  Paranoia would appear on both sides of that glass table.  However, there would be strong mutual interests.  The formation of a stronger economic bloc not dominated by classical ‘Western’ interests would have strong appeal.

The Middle East religion at stake demands the death of unbelievers and demands that they have a certain racial heritage to be believers.  It is a religion of war.  It was barely defeated at Tours, and it has been predicted ever since that Tours would recur.  That there are forms which vary somewhat does not unfortunately seem to vary the dynamic at all.  They will have no hesitation at using the unholy to strike against the unholy.

That means that there will be increasing cooperation between various parties in the Middle East, in Africa (most of the news of the wars there is still not easily available), North Korea and Russia.

The United States still has Russian sleeper agents*.  Without doubt some of the North Korean refugees are spies, although they may be being steadily “turned”; I strongly doubt it.  If I need to comment on the Middle East situation in this regard, you shouldn’t have bothered to read this.

The strongest motivation for people in other countries to cooperate against the United States is very simple.  We wish to spread “the American way to the world” and they don’t want it.  Ketchup is not the true and necessary seasoning.  The flat “a” is in fact nauseating.  Having been a sailor in Japan and for one moment having been able to see others from the Japanese cultural aspect (I was there as a child as well), I realized emotionally what I’d long known intellectually; Americans have no culture, any more than the Romans did.  What we have we’ve stolen, or fled from worse countries.  The American culture is that only of the dollar.  There are cultures within it, and they are actually viewed with suspicion by the state because they have values which aren’t monetary.

What we mean by “the American way” isn’t clear and isn’t actually a program; it just sounds threatening.  Basically it apparently just means forcibly spreading incompetence and enforcing the usage of key phrases and words which are basically meaningless.  “Democracy” means you have a multiple-choice questionnaire for your government that theoretically gives you control of it and actually means that you either pick from a bunch of people pre-selected for you…or basically abstain from voting.  “Dictatorship” means there’s a drunk or addict who thinks he or she is in charge and is actually at the mercy of his accountant.  Anything else is the attempt to add emotion.  Enough.  It’s one of my cynical days, where I’m sharing a tiny portion of what I was ‘privileged to learn’ from the ages of 17-21 during the Vietnam war, in its final days.

September 13, 2014 at 5:09 pm Leave a comment

Voices, Paths

samwise davies:

This is NOT an allusion to X-men. Either the point is obvious–and I can find absolutely no way to say that in linear English, that’s poem or story material–or there probably was no point in the poem. The poem was written in June of 1983. This is August 19th of 2014.

Originally posted on oregonnerd: differing views:

*Copyright Glenn Charles 1990//Official closing year

voices
by
samwise davies,
otherwise known as
Glenn Charles

 

 

********************poem one*************************

paths

when i first met you
wandering in that pasture
(your face cast downwards
     obscured
   by your golden silky hair
 you seemed so startled to see me!
       like some wildwoods doe:
    this, then, is man…)

you said (when
you’d overcome that somehow
    wounded shyness)
you sought
  a certain silence
 that led, you were sure,
    to wisdom or its path.

but i made you look
at the burning sky,
the rolling sward, the splendid
ranks of trees:  o, i
seduced you quite gently
and had my will of you.

o, but then you strode away,
vibrant, head high-held,
    and i…
  head bowed, somber, speechless
         i search
for that silence, that path

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August 19, 2014 at 7:36 pm Leave a comment

On True Love and Its Essential Value

     On True Love and Its Essential Value

     having turned
   and turned again
to that (now faded)
  portrait of you, a bust…

You are so much
   a part of me
there is no place
    i can say, you began…

And i knew this, that there
  was no forgetting.
  I knew that then.
I did not hold.  I let go.

     having turned
   and turned again
to your portrait…at length, for a while, i manage to
      look away.

 

This is actually in reference to a number of classical poems and even if I recall a play of Shakespeare’s.  The point quite exactly (the poem was written long before the movie, perhaps not before a novel if any that inspired it) is “If you love some(one) allow them to leave” which is actually quite far from “if you love something let it go”.  And the point behind that is that we love images, not the people and “things” themselves.  Even the Jews made idols at the very time of that commandment…or they couldn’t have understood the commandment.

 

Now ponder that, if you will.

August 19, 2014 at 6:54 pm Leave a comment

Voices, Paths

*Copyright Glenn Charles 1990//Official closing year

voices
by
samwise davies,
otherwise known as
Glenn Charles

 

 

********************poem one*************************

paths

when i first met you
wandering in that pasture
(your face cast downwards
     obscured
   by your golden silky hair
 you seemed so startled to see me!
       like some wildwoods doe:
    this, then, is man…)

you said (when
you’d overcome that somehow
    wounded shyness)
you sought
  a certain silence
 that led, you were sure,
    to wisdom or its path.

but i made you look
at the burning sky,
the rolling sward, the splendid
ranks of trees:  o, i
seduced you quite gently
and had my will of you.

o, but then you strode away,
vibrant, head high-held,
    and i…
  head bowed, somber, speechless
         i search
for that silence, that path

August 19, 2014 at 6:53 pm 1 comment

On VOICES

Voices is my first poetry manuscript (that I saved).  My first was stolen (not returned; the pejorative was lent by my adopted mother); I was the ripe age of 8, since I’d just been adopted.  From fluent reading to my first attempts at poetry in one year; my real mother (my adopted mother’s sister) hadn’t ensured I could read, although she was…an elementary school teacher.  I took to poetry because of things that English couldn’t express.

 

WordPress won’t take a whole manuscript.

 

I promised to publish Voices here.

 

Here we go, one poem at a time, cut and paste, beginning with the next entry.  Few of my (current) friends read poetry if any.  I take that back.  I know two do.  I have suspicions about a couple more….they know I have my eye on them…there’s a them-shaped dent in my eyeball…

 

I have destroyed most of what I’ve written.  Around ten million words in prose, and at least five manuscripts of poetry plus innumerable poetry “works toward” which are often destroyed immediately upon completion.

August 19, 2014 at 6:50 pm Leave a comment

RE The Yearly Military Exercises With South Korea And the United States

End the furor and invite North Korea.  Ensure no live rounds.  Ensure “unreal” tactics are used that seem totally viable.  Rough out the plan AND INVITE NORTH KOREA.

 

99% they refuse.  If they don’t the first actual step toward peace–ever.  Doh.

August 18, 2014 at 2:46 pm Leave a comment

The New Revelation About Cellphones

The only way to absolutely prevent apps from running is…to take the battery out.

 

No storage device can be electronically altered in a failsafe mode to guarantee non-retrieval unless multiple passes are made, it is removed from (it being the actual heart, such as a hard disk disk), and the device itself physically harmed as much as possible.  It’s also a good idea to destroy the device itself, to prevent things like RAM you don’t about hanging around.

 

Studies done nearly ten years ago do show that memory that is only effective in a power-on mode…actually can retain information for at least a week.  There is no doubt at all that the NSA has done the necessary research.

 

Burn the tiny card in your cellphone if you are afraid of the data being compromised.  If you use a notebook, make sure to know if it’s been opened.  I had that happen, and threw the damned logbook off the ship in the midst of a violent typhoon; luck to finding it.  If you read the group of novels centered around Smiley/le Carre is the author you will learn a great deal, but more about attitude than technology.

 

Snowden’s problem is that he thinks he knows the mentality of the spy, but he’s sure that he knows what the spy’s masters are after and how they work.  I’m sure he uses the meaningless word terrorist.  The heroes of one country are the villains of another, and it won’t changed with our political setup as it is.  I am of course talking about the international one.  The rights or wrongs of the given country are always debatable and always debated.  There is no “good” government.  Even if all were kings they would be discontented, because there would be no one to whom to be superior.

July 16, 2014 at 5:33 pm Leave a comment

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