These kinds of MARTIAL ethics remained in many ASIAN nations. Today we see those martial ethics returning morphing into militarized FAR-RIGHT MARXISM------where all 99% live as authoritarian, militaristic citizens. MARTIAL ETHICS void all moral and human rights and dignity tied to 99% MOVING FORWARD in US CITIES DEEMED FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES.
Don Quixote is a romanticized vision waxing poetic during the decline of the VENETIAN EMPIRE. MOVING FORWARD has a goal of reinstating MARTIAL ETHICS but only until SMART CITIES makes people unnecessary in martial duties.
MOVING FORWARD in US and Europe will see the return of MARTIAL ETHICS as far-right authoritarian MARXISM seeks to kill all our societal structures around morals and ethics, rights as citizens----but surveillance DEEP STATE REALLY DEEP STATE will make that job category disappear.
Which Ethics? For Which Future? Revisiting Miguel de Cervantes’s “Don Quixote”
11 May 2017 | Hanz Gutierrez
American literary critic and Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University, Harold Bloom, states that Cervantes’s Don Quixote—the first modern novel—remains the finest. He argues that only Shakespeare comes close to Cervantes' genius and together are the central Western authors, at least since Dante. No writer since has matched them, not Tolstoy, Goethe, Dickens, Proust, or Joyce. Where then does Don Quixote’s genius reside? According to Mexican cultural analyst and writer Carlos Fuentes: in the fact that, in contrast to previous cavalry novels where characters were fixed, homogeneous and predictable, Quixote introduces a new understanding of reality. There are three key characteristics. First, the relation between reality and dream is more circular and interactive than antithetical and divergent. Second, the primary and more determinant reality in life is that which lies deep inside us. Third, events and characters are in continuous movement, structurally open to the future.
Don Quixote is a middle-aged gentleman from the region of La Mancha in central Spain. Obsessed with the chivalrous ideals contained in books he has read, he decides to take up his lance and sword to defend the helpless and destroy the wicked. After a first failed adventure, he sets out on a second one with a somewhat befuddled laborer named Sancho Panza, whom he has persuaded to accompany him as his faithful squire. In return for Sancho’s services, Don Quixote promises to make Sancho the wealthy governor of an island. On his horse, Rocinante, Quixote rides the roads of Spain in search of glory and grand adventure. He gives up food, shelter, and comfort, all in the name of a peasant woman, Dulcinea del Toboso, whom he envisions as a princess. On this second expedition, Don Quixote becomes more of a bandit than savior, stealing from and hurting baffled and justifiably angry citizens while acting out against what he perceives as threats to his knighthood or to the world. The story of Don Quixote’s deeds includes the stories of those he meets on his journey. For instance, he witnesses the funeral of a student who dies as a result of his love for a disdainful lady turned shepherdess. He frees a wicked and devious galley slave, Gines de Pasamonte, and unwittingly reunites two bereaved couples, Cardenio and Lucinda, and Ferdinand and Dorothea. Torn apart by Ferdinand’s treachery, the four lovers finally come together at an inn where Don Quixote sleeps, dreaming that he is battling a giant. Sancho stands by Don Quixote, often bearing the brunt of the punishments that arise from Quixote’s behavior. Along the way, the simple Sancho plays the straight man to Don Quixote, trying his best to correct his master’s outlandish fantasies. Two of Don Quixote’s friends, the priest and the barber, come to drag him home. Believing that he is under the force of an enchantment, he accompanies them, thus ending his second expedition and Part One of the novel.
In the Part Two of the novel, everywhere Don Quixote goes, his reputation—gleaned by others from both the real and the false versions of the story—precedes him. As the two embark on their journey, Sancho lies to Don Quixote, telling him that an evil enchanter has transformed Dulcinea into a peasant girl. Undoing this enchantment, in which even Sancho comes to believe, becomes Don Quixote’s chief goal. Don Quixote meets a Duke and Duchess who conspire to play tricks on him. They make a servant dress up as Merlin, for example, and tell Don Quixote that Dulcinea’s enchantment—which they know to be a hoax—can be undone only if Sancho whips himself 3,300 times on his naked backside. Under the watch of the Duke and Duchess, Don Quixote and Sancho undertake several adventures. They set out on a flying wooden horse, hoping to slay a giant who has turned a princess and her lover into metal figurines and bearded the princess’s female servants.
During his stay with the Duke, Sancho becomes governor of a fictitious isle. He rules for ten days until he is wounded in an onslaught the Duke and Duchess sponsor for their entertainment. Sancho reasons that it is better to be a happy laborer than a miserable governor. A young maid at the Duchess’s home falls in love with Don Quixote, but he remains a staunch worshiper of Dulcinea. Their never-consummated affair amuses the court to no end. Finally, Don Quixote sets out again on his journey, but his demise comes quickly. Shortly after his arrival in Barcelona, the Knight of the White Moon—actually an old friend in disguise—vanquishes him. In the end, the beaten and battered Don Quixote forswears all the chivalric truths he followed so fervently and dies from a fever.
Quixote and Adventist Ethics
What, then, might Adventist Ethics learn from this foundational novel of Western literature? Apparently nothing, because on one hand it only narrates a person’s life episodes, which are distant from our contemporary sensibility, and because on the other hand it has no explicitly religious or even minimal ethical interest. It articulates, though, an understanding of reality that differs from previous historical periods and which looks very much like ours today. And, since Ethics is a way of confronting ourselves with surrounding reality by trying to articulate adequate answers to it, this novel reminds us of three important ingredients which should always be present in our own ethical reflections.
1. Ethics has more to do with people than principles
In his book The Art of the Novel, Czech writer and analyst Milan Kundera reminds us that Europeans have a double paternity. They are children of Descartes' clear and distinct rationality but also of Don Quixote’s irreducible and paradoxical complexity. And this complexity, in Don Quixote, as in novels generally, is given by the multiplicity of actors and profiles that are specific to such writing. The main character is never alone and the narrative represents the continuous and unpredictable interaction between the various protagonists, rather than the objective description of impersonal principles, rules or strategies. This is what Carol Gilligan contested, in her book In a Different Voice, to Lawrence Kohlberg’s description of the stages of moral development. Kohlberg had argued that girls on average reached a lower level of moral development than boys did. Gilligan noted that the participants in Kohlberg's basic study were largely male. She also stated that the scoring method Kohlberg used tended to favor a “principled way of reasoning” (one more common to boys) over a moral argumentation concentrating “on relations and persons.” Her critique of deontological/Kantian and consequentialist/utilitarian ethics, based on principles and results, gave birth subsequently to the so called “Care Ethics.” This idea affirms that there is more moral significance in the fundamental elements of relationships and dependencies in human life. And interpersonal relations are never crystal clear. They are always existentially and ethically cloudy.
2. Ethics has to do more with understanding and orienting than in solving reality’s complexity
In Rene Descartes' rationalistic project, the “reductio ad unum” (reduction to one) strategy prevailed in the form of obsession with synthesis, coherence, clarity, or understandability. Conversely, in Don Quixote (according to Kundera), we have the co-existing tension of “multiple events and plots” at whose center are found specific, unrepeatable, and unique persons and characters who resist a final synthesis. And the Romantic Movement, later on, will pick up this respect for human complexity, against the Enlightenment’s analytical obsession to define every aspect of human experience by classification into standard and universal categories (Encyclopedists). But, against a diffuse pragmatic Ethics of “rapid and immediate solution” in favor of a necessary social order, and in alignment with the Wisdom tradition in the Bible or in ancient Greek ethics, Cervantes’s Don Quixote still reminds us of the irreducible complexity of human action and agency that we need to safeguard.
3. Ethics has to do more with opening a future than with preserving reality as it is
Mario Vargas Llosa in his essay “The Truth of Lies” reminds us that the real vocation of literature is to articulate worlds and characters that effectively do not exist in our present reality (and in this sense could be called lies)—not in order to escape but rather to positively transform our present world. As imaginative literature grows in volume, it is better able to give voice to the best part of our reality—i.e. to its potentiality, its not-yet being, its inner and deeper vocation for the future. Human reality cannot be simply tautological. It is not condemned to repeat itself. And this irreducible vocation for the future represents, per Mario Vargas Llosa, the inner core of Don Quixote. His fantasy and fertile imagination is representative of modern man who, in contrast to medieval man who was secure in an ordered and pre-established cosmos, has instead a new aspiration—that of transforming the world with more justice, opportunity, and more correspondent with our personal inner aspirations. For this reason Don Quixote continuously disobeys and rebels, to the point of ridicule, against what people consider to be common sense and immutable order. Thus Don Quixote is a symbolic, literary cipher of human trust in change and in the future. Indeed, we all have a visionary and a dreaming Don Quixote inside. To be ethical and to behave ethically, sometimes this also means to be Quixotic.
Just as DON QUIXOTE romanticized RICH MARTIAL class of OLD WORLD Europe so too does the SAMURAI of Japan. We have seen this JAPANESE warrior-class marketed heavily these few decades of CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA and continuous wars. Notice this is tied again to a NOBLE CLASS and our Asian nations allowed to be openly capitalistic like JAPAN will morph into far-right authoritarian MARXISM as well as US and Europe MOVING FORWARD.
MARTIAL ETHICS from OLD WORLD MERCHANTS GLOBAL 1% DARK AGES will be the opposite of MOVING FORWARD authoritarianism in that there will be no people tied to a martial class-----only robotics, artificial intelligence, and surveillance.
There is no moral justification for war in any world religion-----only those OLD WORLD CATHOLIC, JEWISH MERCHANTS OF VENICE FREEMASONS pretend to use religion to justify war on grounds of religion.
The Samurai : Japanese Warriors
History | 7-14 yrs | Reading Pod
Leave a ReplyBrief History of Samurai Warriors
The samurai were a highly skilled Japanese warriors that hailed from noble families and served the local lords. These warriors were experts in martial arts. Out of the four main classes in ancient Japan—samurais, farmers, artisans and merchants—the samurai were the highest.
The 7 Virtues of Bushido
The Japanese feudal lords employed samurai to protect them and fight for them. Instead of getting paid in money, depending on the merit of the samurai, they were given a particular measure of rice. The samurai followed a strict code of conduct for their masters which was known as the ‘Bushido.’ This called for self-discipline, valour, honour, duty and self-sacrifice.
The samurai were expert in fighting on the horseback as well as in armed and un-armed combat on the ground. Their favourite weapon was the sword and they used this for beheading their enemies. A samurai’s sword used to be his most beloved and prized possession and he literally worshipped it. Only special sword smith could make the swords for the samurai and it was a long procedure to make one.
The oldest swords were straight and were designed in Korea and China. The swords were mainly made of iron, in combination with carbon. The sword smiths used fire, water, anvil and hammer to give the final shape to these unique swords.
7 Interesting Facts about the Samurai
- In ancient Japan, some women also received similar training in martial arts and strategy as men. These women samurai were called ‘Onna-Bugeisha’ and they actively took part in combat too.
- New samurai swords were tested on convicts—live human beings!
- The samurai usually carried two types of swords with them: a long one called ‘Katana’ and a short one called ‘Tanto.’
- Samurai named their swords as they believed the swords carried their warrior spirit.
- The sharp point of a samurai sword is known as the ‘kissaki. It is the toughest part to forge and often determines the overall quality.
- The samurai trained with the help of wooden swords. This art was called ‘Kendo’ and is still practiced today in Japan.
- The earliest samurai swords were straight and were designed in Korea and China. It was the samurai’s desire to have tougher and sharper swords that gave birth to the curved sword blades we have today.
We want to refer again to the TAYLOR SWIFT video we shared yesterday clearly showing the image of the LIGHTED T-----with her standing in front with her arms spread as if CHRIST ON THE CROSS----and indeed this is a global 1% OLD WORLD MERCHANTS OF VENICE FREEMASONRY symbol replacing our Christian religion with the pagan rituals tied to freemasonry.
Again, NO ONE BELIEVES TRUMP IS RELIGIOUS so we see a 33rd degree SCOTTISH RITES freemason using Christian/Judeo/Islamic religious teachings of a SECOND COMING OF CHRIST as an END TIME. If we look from where all these kinds of religious stances surfaced----below we see
'Christian Zionism grew out of a particular theological system called “premillennial dispensationalism,” which emerged during the early 19th century in England, when there was an outpouring of millennial doctrines'.
This happens to have been when global banking 1% freemasonry was at its peak. WW2 ended with UK and FRANCE selling the idea of ZIONISM as the solution for Jewish citizens in Europe. This had NOTHING TO DO WITH CHRISTIAN RELIGION----it was global banking 1% freemasonry.
We have that 5% FAKE RELIGIOUS leader group working hard to sell this idea of Trump advancing the SECOND COMING with recognizing ISRAELI capital at JERUSALEM. Israel is captured by these same global 1% players---not religious.....all this is deeply offensive to our 99% of REAL Jewish citizens.
ZIONISM IS NOT ABOUT PROTECTING PRACTICING 99% OF JEWISH CITIZENS-----IT IS ABOUT ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE FOR ONLY THE GLOBAL 1% KILLING WORLD RELIGIONS INCLUDING TORAH.
'Christian Zionists, Israel and the ‘ second coming’
Part 2 in a series of 5 articles on Christian Zionism: Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5
10/09/03: (Daily Star)
The term Christian Zionism is of relatively recent vintage and was rarely used prior to the early 1990s. Self-proclaimed Christian Zionist organizations such as the International Christian Embassy-Jerusalem and the US-based Bridges for Peace, both with offices in Jerusalem, have been operating for 20 years, but were under the radar of most Middle East experts and the mainstream media until after Sept. 11, 2001.
Briefly stated, Christian Zionism is a movement within Protestant fundamentalism that sees the modern state of Israel as the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy and thus deserving of political, financial and religious support.
Christian Zionists work closely with the Israeli government, religious and secular Jewish Zionist organizations, and are particularly empowered during periods when the more conservative Likud Party is in control of the Knesset. Both the secular and religious media place Christian Zionism in the Protestant evangelical movement, which claims upward of 100-125 million members in the US. However, one would more accurately categorize it as part of the fundamentalist wing of Protestant Christianity, since the evangelical movement is far larger and more diverse in its theology and historical development.
Christian Zionism grew out of a particular theological system called “premillennial dispensationalism,” which emerged during the early 19th century in England, when there was an outpouring of millennial doctrines. The preaching and writings of a renegade Irish clergyman, John Nelson Darby, and a Scotsman, Edward Irving, emphasized the literal and future fulfillment of such Biblical teachings as “the rapture,” the rise of the Antichrist, the Battle of Armageddon and the central role that a revived nation-state of Israel would play during the latter days'.
POPE FRANCIS as that OLD WORLD MERCHANTS OF VENICE CATHOLIC JESUIT FREEMASON knows this as does NY Times and Associated Press
'Pope Francis and the Chinese foreign ministry joined the chorus of voices warning that the move could unleash a wave of violence across the region. At a meeting in Brussels, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson was sternly reproached by European allies'.
Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital and Orders U.S. Embassy to Move
By MARK LANDLERDEC. 6, 2017
President Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announced a plan to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to the fiercely contested city.
By ASSOCIATED PRESS. Photo by Doug Mills/The New York Times.
WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reversing nearly seven decades of American foreign policy and setting in motion a plan to move the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to the fiercely contested Holy City.
“Today we finally acknowledge the obvious: that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital,” Mr. Trump said from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House. “This is nothing more or less than a recognition of reality. It is also the right thing to do. It’s something that has to be done.”
The president cast his decision as a break with decades of failed policy on Jerusalem, which the United States, along with virtually every other nation in the world, has declined to recognize as the capital since Israel’s founding in 1948. That policy, he said, brought us “no closer to a lasting peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.”
“It would be folly to assume that repeating the exact same formula would now produce a different or better result,” Mr. Trump declared.
Recognizing Jerusalem, he added, was “a long overdue step to advance the peace process.”
Mr. Trump’s remarks were the most closely scrutinized of his presidency on the Middle East, where he has vowed to broker the “ultimate deal” between Israelis and Palestinians but has yet to find a breakthrough to end the conflict. He said he remained committed to brokering an agreement “that is a great deal for the Israelis and a great deal for the Palestinians.”
The president said the decision to recognize Jerusalem should not be construed as the United States taking a position on whether, or how, the city might ultimately be shared. But he offered little solace to the Palestinians, making no mention of their long-held hopes for East Jerusalem to be the capital of a Palestinian state.
Instead, Mr. Trump emphasized the domestic political dimension of the decision. He noted that he had promised to move the embassy during the 2016 presidential campaign, and added, “While previous presidents have made this a major campaign promise, they failed to deliver. Today, I am delivering.”
Though he did not mention it, Mr. Trump signed the same national security waiver signed by his predecessors, from Barack Obama to George W. Bush to Bill Clinton, which will allow the administration to keep the embassy in Tel Aviv for an additional six months. White House officials said that was unavoidable because it would take several years to move the embassy staff to a new facility in Jerusalem.
“There will of course, be disagreement and dissent regarding this announcement,” the president said. He appealed for “calm, for moderation, and for the voices of tolerance to prevail over the purveyors of hate.”
Mr. Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem isolates the United States on one of the world’s most sensitive diplomatic issues. It has drawn a storm of criticism from Arab and European leaders, which swelled on Tuesday night after the White House confirmed Mr. Trump’s plans.
Pope Francis and the Chinese foreign ministry joined the chorus of voices warning that the move could unleash a wave of violence across the region. At a meeting in Brussels, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson was sternly reproached by European allies.
We will end by reposting this video and reminding our US 99% of citizens----global banking 1% STARS always advance FADS and CULTURE around MOVING FORWARD ONE WORLD and we usually see these appear 20-30 years before these policies take hold. This is why we shout STOPPING MOVING FORWARD now because if we allow global corporate campus and sustainability infrastructure development move forward with a few billion global labor pool citizens coming ----building US FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES for only the global 1% -----TAYLOR SWIFT'S video LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO will indeed be that ONE WORLD ONE CULTURE/RELIGION.
Referring again to current literature with BARKSKINS and ANNIE PROULX----that global banking STAR-----her novel sells the idea of NEW WORLD US colonization looking much as it did back in 1500-1700s ----but as we said earlier it is not utopia but dystopia.
CIVIL SOCIETY-------CIVILITY has been the standard of morals and ethics nations tied to world religions for thousands of years. Whether we as Americans think Western morals and ethics are best---or Asian nations thinking their morals and ethics are best----actually our Asian religions and ethics are tied more closely to HUMAN RIGHTS AND DIGNITY-----family, community, honor, dignity, personal responsibility will not exist in MOVING FORWARD US CITIES DEEMED FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES in ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE for only the global 1%.
If we look closely TAYLOR is taking a bath in a tub filled with our US Social Security and Medicare Trusts----our Federal, state, and city pensions----our 401K and muni-bond/US Treasury bond 99% of wealth moved to global 1%. Seems the global 1 % freemasons think ROBBER BARON few decades of CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA fleecing of American wealth was the PERFECT CRIME
Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do
Published on Aug 27, 2017
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