Twenty First Century Platonism: Tweets

 The penalty of injustice cannot be avoided- one becomes unjust. What we do to others is done to us. “Vengeance is mine,” says you know Who. Hence, he treads the wine press alone.
Mankind is not a politeuma.
Nor is a single man
Its like: family, tribe, village, polis, state, nation. One might stick in some colonies and township, and notice many intermediate political bodies. But the “world” is not a politeuma.
The delusion, though, carried over from the images, characterizes bioth tghe left and right forms of Twentieth century totalitarianism.
The “world state” is of course an impiety and a delusion. No more is mankind governed by a man…the redeemed are a part of the Bride of the Lord. The angels may be too. The righteous deeds of the saints are the linen of her garment.
We’re about to beat up Dante on monarchy, and start over, like from the three mentions of the crown in Proverbs and wise rule.
The sacraments are also images of mysteries- at least that and the Chrism. Jesus did Baptism and transfiguration. The Straussians think of it as if a thing made by man. But given the popularity of Dante, that is not surprising!
The first miracle is performed at a wedding.
So, what if everyone had gotten all worked up protesting the “Wall,” only to find it a non-issue. Trump literally does not care what his policies are, and if we ignore him, he may soon forget. On his level, seriously, he may not be able to do much harm- without our help.
He literally has no domestic powers not given by Congress. Nor any domestic funds. He does not get this. We can impeach him again, have the Court void the 2016 election, or invoke the 25th A, the latter not because he is ignorant nor a plant nor ethically unfit, but incapacitated
 
The Trumpsters simply will not admit that 90% of the Corvid deaths were preventable with the leadership of any nation other than those where Putin turned the election. No amount of “proof,” including war with Iran nor burying our grandchildren will give pause:
The penalty of injustice cannot be avoided- one becomes unjust. What we do to others is done to us. “Vengeance is mine,” says you know Who. Hence, he treads the wine press alone.
The Trumpsters simply will not admit that 90% of the Corvid deaths were preventable with the leadership of any nation other than those where Putin turned the election. No amount of “proof,” including war with Iran nor burying our grandchildren will give pause:
Watching emergency school board mtg re:opening. A veteran just stood up & said “The ghosts of the people I’ve killed to keep you all safe haunt me every night. Are you prepared to be haunted by the ghosts of the children & faculty for whom you are responsible?”
Or just go around them. As the Governors do in responding to Corona.
No one even raises the obvious question of KGB Putin and his relation to the left- Marxism- and right- white guy forms of Twentieth Century Totalitarianism. Has he raised the right in these elections to later raise the left? Brazil/ Venezuela?
If Putin were enacting a thirty year plan to destroy America, he could hardly do better, nor would we be able to discern it. Kaspersky controlled 400 million computer security accounts from Moscow in 2016, and we do not YET see the significance.
 The Don of course visited Russia as early as 1989, and they began grooming him, just in case.

Leo Strauss lectures on Plato’s Meno 1 – [1966] youtu.be/LpZKKmVZ1DY via

Leo Strauss lectures on Plato’s Meno 1 – [1966]
University of Chicago Spring 1966
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There is a hierarchy of ends of the soul, and a consequent order of the soul. Ethics is about priorities. Is there a natural order of “values” characteristic of the “healthy or well ordered soul? We seek to know this. “The sage leaves that, and chooses this.” -Lao Tzu
Nazism will also speak of or a hierarchy, following Nietzsche. The new fascists seek to use both this conservatism and Leo Strauss, as at the University of Toronto, etc. The hierarchy in Nietzsche is up-side-down, based upon, as we say, upon a diabolic inversion of the soul.

Gen Michael Hayden
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Paul Rosenzweig
@Rosenzweig
If they voted to acquit Trump they have no merit. The conservative view will only be revived if authoritarian accommodationists are repudiated. Vote all of them out.
For the first time tonight there is officially a Wall of Veterans in Portland.
“All political action point toward the knowledge of the good.”

Constitution Day 2012 youtu.be/DyBuF_91a8U via

Constitution Day 2012
On September 16, 2012, Dr. Leo Paul de Alvarez gave this address at the University of Dallas’ annual Constitution Day dinner, hosted by the Politics Departme…
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