Friday, July 27, 2018

Self-Defense And Humankind's Decisive Inclination To Murderous Violence

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Dear F,

Thanks for your email.

Many people are terrified of openness.

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche said that panoramic openness - without any preemptive supposition about how "things" are "supposed to be" -threatens everyone but a few "saints."

If I recall correctly, Trungpa said that any supposition about how a particular experience should unfold "freezes the space," making it completely unpliable and non-resilient, with no room for life to perform "spur of the moment" "variations."

No jamming. No jazz. No room for improvisation. 

I believe most people's "bottom line" is much like Mad Dog.

Always and everwhere, feel justified to kill everyone in the room.

"The Last Time Christians Had Any Balls, They Welcomed Martyrdom" 

Once humans clench up around self-protectiveness -- and given the "intuitive" belief that we are all entitled to self-defense -- there's no telling where it will end, especially if the veneer of civilization slips.

And such slippage requires far less "movement" than we'd like to think.

"Standing one's ground" and "shooting on presumption of threat" is the core American philosophy that justifies -- at least in the minds of "the pharisaically righteous" -- cold-blooded murder.



On Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 10:17 PM, FV wrote:

Lovely story. I still  can't get over the hateful rant of FOX t.v. and the buffoons at his funeral. I really believe if  Christ made this time his second coming he'd be crucified again and by the righteous Christian.

Lest we forget Martin and Bobby.

Pope Francis is the closest to a living Mr. Rogers type I can think of and he's disliked many backward Catholics.

I can't understand how love can be hated.




On Fri, Jul 27, 2018, 5:52 PM Alan Archibald <> wrote:

"Mr. Rogers Was My Actual Neighbor. He Was Everything He Was On TV And More"

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