Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Liberation From Religious Zealotry

What we need, what is most needful, is a liberation of mankind from the grips of religious zealotry.  The zealots live not only in the churches but in the state also [government]. Church and state belong to the same camp as sects of the same religion.  Both church and state spring forth from a poisonous envy and desire for revenge, a revenge against the sovereign individual.  

Mankind is fundamentally imprisoned by religion and state.  Man's will is truncated and squashed.  His will to power broken by democracy and church.  A terrible nightmare seizes mankind.  No man has awakened from this nightmare, nor does it seem possible to wake oneself from this nightmare.  The whole history of mankind and mankind's thought is set inside the lock box of church and state, of religious zealotry.  It is a limit to the will to power set upon mankind as a unwillable given.  This limit is a curse upon mankind, for it thwarts the individuals will to power.  

Like unbreakable time, the church and state imprison the mind and the mind goes mad and wills its own destruction.  Church and state are where the revenge on mankind takes its most comprehensive forms; mankind is imprisoned and curtailed and going mad in this prison. The feeling of being in a prison or cave and trapped and claustrophobic until one wills one's own destruction as an appearance of its own redemption from the prison.  A redemption of guilt in destruction from the immutable church and state.  The church and state are like time, it cannot be changed backward, it cannot be broken, and it is beyond the will to power.  Time, church, and state are unwillable givens that envelope mankind!  A curse upon my sovereignty!  Church and state preach the same madness:  that man is blameable and punishable for his very nature and the madness that man can overcome his blameable nature either by liberation from time (death) or by liberation from the will (laws, rules, commandments...also death).

I am set inside this lock box of time, church, and state.  One is forced to now take sides.  On the one hand, one could take revenge on the church and state as a revolutionary.  Breaking the old tablets of good and evil and replacing them with some other good and evil of my own making.  To take revenge upon the revenge takers and to replace their old values with new values and to will their non-existence as a remedy for being an obstacle in my way.  But this takes no revenge on time, only that of the church and state.  Time remains in control of the past and perhaps the now and the future.

On the other hand, one could will the eternal return of all things as they are, including immutable time, church, and state.  An unbounded Yes to everything, even the accidental and stupid, the disease, the destruction, the randomness, and the whole chaos of things.  A rejoice in the whole of the past and to will it just as it is now.  To be the fleeting person that I am and to will it over and over again for all eternity.  To not be ashamed in front of oneself, to spare others shame, to take no revenge, and to call bad those who always want to put to shame or take revenge (church and state).  This is a Yes to everything just as it is.  It is Amor Fati.  It is the greatest weight to accept the eternal return of everything as it is, not only to accept it but will it over and over again to infinity.  Here willing confronts time, revenge, punishment, and the nihilism of the church and state with man's will of eternal reoccurrence of the same events for all eternity.

But is not willing eternal return a revenge taken upon time and the past?  Is not eternal return revenge in and of itself?

Have we not come full circle to realize that revenge grounds all teachings on the whole and all will to power is revenge against ourselves for what we are not?  I cannot avenge time even if I will all as it is.  Time still wins out even if I accept the consequences of time or, conversely, if I do not accept the consequences of time.  It seems like a cop out to will things as they are, for this is not will to power, but only will to acceptance.

Perhaps now we realize the world is will to power and nothing besides, but only within the confines and bounds of time.  Is not everything bound by time?  That is a truism and perhaps doesn't need to be included since it really goes without saying.  Thus, will to power remains on top and revenge, punishment, reward, etc. are simply by-products of one's will to power.  My will to power may take revenge, it may punish, it may reward, but it will always seek to expand and command.  My will seeks power and it does not seek acceptance.  My will seeks eternal change, change commanded by my will, for it is always and forever striving for more and greater power.

Time is immutable, but church and state are not.  It is really high time to become the revolutionary that our will to power commands us to be.

I've recently been closely reading and studying Nietzsche, especially Thus Spoke Zarathustra and Beyond Good and Evil.  "On Redemption" from Zarathustra struck me recently and I recalled the end of Part Four of The Gay Science which led into the beginning of Zarathustra.  I've copied the text below.  It is remarkable how continuous Nietzsche's thoughts were from book to book, while his writing became more powerful and more crystal clear at the same time.  Nietzsche is not discussed in schools or colleges unless one takes a high-level Philosophy class in college.  It is a shame since studying Nietzsche is the sheer enjoyment of genius and brilliance which exposes you as naked to his many passionate perspectives.  He makes you think why his perspectives should not be your perspectives, but really he makes you think for yourself.  Nietzsche was pure genius, and if you read him now, he continues to be pure genius.  So full of ideas that fly out of him as brilliant epigrams, aphorisms, metaphors, and sparkling polemics.  So few are original thinkers with the ability to write well, and that is an amazing understatement of Nietzsche's abilities.  Nietzsche is an unmatched genius in the history of western philosophy and western thought.  Nietzsche represents the end of Platonic philosophy and the beginning of something else, yet mankind is unwilling to find out what that something else is and would rather hang on to Platonic and Christian values (probably why Nietzsche is not discussed in schools).  I picture Nietzsche in a row boat going away from the shore with his middle finger extended at the world.  His thoughts and writings are revolutionary and this is why it is high time to become the revolutionary that our will to power commands us to be.  Enough said....


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Friedrich Nietzsche; The Gay Science; Translated by Walter Kaufmann; Vintage Books Edition, 1974 by Random House, Inc.; Pages 273-274;:

[341] The greatest weight. -- What, if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: "This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more; and there will be nothing new in it, but every pain and every joy and every thought and sigh and everything unutterably small or great in your life will have to return to you, all in the same succession and sequence -- even this spider and this moonlight between the trees, and even this moment and I myself. The eternal hourglass of existence is turned upside down again and again, and you with it, speck of dust!" 

Would you not throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse the demon who spoke thus? Or have you once experienced a tremendous moment when you would have answered him: "You are a god and never have I heard anything more divine"? If this thought gained possession of you, it would change you as you are, or perhaps crush you.  The question in each and every thing, "Do you desire this once more and innumerable times more?" would lie upon your actions as the greatest weight.  Or how well disposed would you have to become to yourself and to life to crave nothing more fervently than this ultimate eternal confirmation and seal? 


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Friedrich Nietzsche;  Thus Spoke Zarathustra:  A Book for All and None from The Portable NietzscheTranslated by Walter Kaufmann; Penguin Group, 1954 by Viking Penguin Inc.; Pages 249-254:



ON REDEMPTION 


When Zarathustra crossed over the great bridge one day the cripples and beggars surrounded him, and a hunchback spoke to him thus: “Behold, Zarathustra. The people too learn from you and come to believe in your doctrine; but before they will believe you entirely one thing is still needed: you must first persuade us cripples. Now here you have a fine selection and, verily, an opportunity with more than one handle. You can heal the blind and make the lame walk; and from him who has too much behind him you could perhaps take away a little. That, I think, would be the right way to make the cripples believe in Zarathustra.” 

But Zarathustra replied thus to the man who had spoken: “When one takes away the hump from the hunchback one takes away his spirit—thus teach the people. And when one restores his eyes to the blind man he sees too many wicked things on earth, and he will curse whoever healed him. But whoever makes the lame walk does him the greatest harm: for when he can walk his vices run away with him—thus teach the people about cripples. And why should Zarathustra not learn from the people when the people learn from Zarathustra?

“But this is what matters least to me since I have been among men: to see that this one lacks an eye and that one an ear and a third a leg, while there are others who have lost their tongues or their noses or their heads. I see, and have seen, what is worse, and many things so vile that I do not want to speak of everything; and concerning some things I do not even like to be silent: for there are human beings who lack everything, except one thing of which they have too much—human beings who are nothing but a big eye or a big mouth or a big belly or anything at all that is big. Inverse cripples I call them. 

“And when I came out of my solitude and crossed over this bridge for the first time I did not trust my eyes and looked and looked again, and said at last, ‘An ear! An ear as big as a man!’ I looked still more closely—and indeed, underneath the ear something was moving, something pitifully small and wretched and slender. And, no doubt of it, the tremendous ear was attached to a small, thin stalk—but this stalk was a human being! If one used a magnifying glass one could even recognize a tiny envious face; also, that a bloated little soul was dangling from the stalk. The people, however, told me that this great ear was not only a human being, but a great one, a genius. But I never believed the people when they spoke of great men; and I maintained my belief that it was an inverse cripple who had too little of everything and too much of one thing.” 

When Zarathustra had spoken thus to the hunchback and to those whose mouthpiece and advocate the hunchback was, he turned to his disciples in profound dismay and said: “Verily, my friends, I walk among men as among the fragments and limbs of men. This is what is terrible for my eyes, that I find man in ruins and scattered as over a battlefield or a butcher-field.  And when my eyes flee from the now to the past, they always find the same: fragments and limbs and dreadful accidents--but no human beings.

“The now and the past on earth—alas, my friends, that is what I find most unendurable; and I should not know how to live if I were not also a seer of that which must come. A seer, a willer, a creator, a future himself and a bridge to the future—and alas, also, as it were, a cripple at this bridge: all this is Zarathustra. 

“And you too have often asked yourselves, ‘Who is Zarathustra to us? What shall be call him?’ And, like myself, you replied to yourselves with questions. Is he a promiser? or a fulfiller? A conqueror? or an inheritor? An autumn? or a plowshare? A physician? or one who has recovered? Is he a poet? or truthful? A liberator? or a tamer? good? or evil? 

“I walk among men as among the fragments of the future—that future which I envisage. And this is all my creating and striving, that I create and carry together into One what is fragment and riddle and dreadful accident. And how could I bear to be a man if man were not also a creator and guesser of riddles and redeemer of accidents? 

“To redeem those who lived in the past and to re-create all ‘it was’ into a ‘thus I willed it’—that alone should I call redemption. Will—that is the name of the liberator and joy-bringer; thus I taught you, my friends. But now learn this too: the will itself is still a prisoner. Willing liberates; but what is it that puts even the liberator himself in fetters? ‘It was’—that is the name of the will’s gnashing of teeth and most secret melancholy. Powerless against what has been done, he is an angry spectator of all that is past. The will cannot will backwards; and that he cannot break time and time’s covetousness, that is the will’s loneliest melancholy.

“Willing liberates; what means does the will devise for himself to get rid of his melancholy and to mock his dungeon? Alas, every prisoner becomes a fool; and the imprisoned will redeems himself foolishly. That time does not run backwards, that is his wrath; ‘that which was’ is the name of the stone he cannot move. And so he moves stones out of wrath and displeasure, and he wreaks revenge on whatever does not feel wrath and displeasure as he does. Thus the will, the liberator, took to hurting; and on all who can suffer he wreaks revenge for his inability to go backwards. This, indeed this alone, is what revenge is: the will’s ill will against time and its ‘it was.’ 

“Verily, a great folly dwells in our will; and it has become a curse for everything human that this folly has acquired spirit. 

The spirit of revenge, my friends, has so far been the subject of man’s best reflection; and where there was suffering, one always wanted punishment too. 

“For ‘punishment’ is what revenge calls itself; with a. hypocritical lie it creates a good conscience for itself.

“Because there is suffering in those who will, inasmuch as they cannot will backwards, willing itself and all life were supposed to be—a punishment. And now cloud upon cloud rolled over the spirit, until eventually madness preached, ‘Everything passes away; therefore everything deserves to pass away. And this too is justice, this law of time that it must devour its children.’ Thus preached madness. 

“ ‘Things are ordered morally according to justice and punishment. Alas, where is redemption from the flux of things and from the punishment called existence?’ Thus preached madness. 

“ ‘Can there be redemption if there is eternal justice? Alas, the stone It was cannot be moved: all punishments must be eternal too.’ Thus preached madness. 

“ ‘No deed can be annihilated: how could it be undone by punishment? This, this is what is eternal in the punishment called existence, that existence must eternally become deed and guilt again. Unless the will should at last redeem himself, and willing should become not willing.’ But, my brothers, you know this fable of madness. 

“I led you away from these fables when I taught you. ‘The will is a creator.’ All ‘it was’ is a fragment, a riddle, a dreadful accident—until the creative will says to it, ‘But thus I willed it.’ Until the creative will says to it, ‘But thus I will it; thus shall I will it.’ 

“But has the will yet spoken thus? And when will that happen? Has the will been unharnessed yet from his own folly? Has the will yet become his own redeemer and joy-bringer? Has he unlearned the spirit of revenge and all gnashing of teeth? And who taught him reconciliation with time and something higher than any reconciliation? For that will which is the will to power must will something higher than any reconciliation; but how shall this be brought about? Who could teach him also to will backwards?” 

 At this point in his speech it happened that Zarathustra suddenly stopped and looked altogether like one who has received a severe shock. Appalled, he looked at his disciples; his eyes pierced their thoughts and the thoughts behind their thoughts as with arrows. But after a little while he laughed again and, pacified, he said: “It is difficult to live with people because silence is so difficult.  Especially for one who is garrulous."

Thus spoke Zarathustra

The hunchback, however, had listened to this discourse and covered his face the while; but when he heard Zarathustra laugh he looked up curiously and said slowly: “But why does Zarathustra speak otherwise to us than to his disciples?” 

Zarathustra answered: “What is surprising in that? With hunchbacks one may well speak in a hunchbacked way.” 

“All right,” said the hunchback; “and one may well tell pupils tales out of school. But why does Zarathustra speak otherwise to his pupils than to himself?”

Monday, July 17, 2017

Some "Real News"

As the nation is hypnotized by daily 'fake news', systematic propaganda, manipulation, bias, prejudice, and 'witch hunting' created by CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post and the leftist/Statist mainstream media, two disturbing and fast approaching financial catastrophes were announced recently by our government:

  1. The Medicare trustees say the Hospital Insurance Trust Fund has enough money to pay benefits for just 12 more years. By that time, Medicare's program will be running annual deficits exceeding $50 billion a year.  Actual future costs for Medicare may exceed the projections shown in this linked report, possibly by substantial amounts.
  2. The Social Security report finds that the "trust fund" will run out of money in just 17 years.  The program's unfunded liability over the next 75 years is now $12.5 trillion, which is up from $11.4 trillion last year and $4.7 trillion a decade ago. In other words, Social Security's long-term unfunded liability has increased by 166% in the span of 10 years.  And on a cash flow basis, Social Security is now losing money every year. Last year it was $54 billion in the red. In a decade the annual shortfall will reach $215 billion, after adjusting for inflation.
What is the Republican Congress doing about this?  Nothing....

What is Republican Donald J. Trump doing about this?  Nothing....

What is Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doing about this? Nothing....

What is Republican Speaker Paul Ryan doing about this?  Nothing....

Has the aforementioned mainstream media reported these two financial reports with the same time and enthusiasm as their manufactured Russia Collusion stories?  Nope....

Our elected politicians and lawmakers simply bury their heads in the sand and pretend that the federal government's massive unfunded liabilities will magically go away on their own.  

The mainstream media have ignored these stories and instead divert your attention daily to their manufactured propaganda.

~Zarathustra

Friday, July 14, 2017

Uni-Party of Statists Spent $429 Billion in June

Per CNS News, "real monthly federal spending topped $400 billion for the first time in June, when the Treasury spent a record $428,894,000,000, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today.

Prior to June, the record for federal spending in a single month was held by March 2017, when the Treasury spent approximately $392,816,000,000.

In August 2012, the Treasury spent $392,408,410,000 in constant 2017 dollars.

As the Treasury was spending a record $428,894,000,000 in June it was taking in approximately $338,660,000,000 in taxes—thus, running a deficit for the month of $90,233,000,000."


The Uni-Party of Statists in Congress are spending money at a rate beyond human comprehension.  

Donald Trump is also guilty as much as Congress since he signed the 1.1 trillion spending bill that covered only 5 months of time (May 6, 2017 - September 30, 2017).  Trump could have vetoed the spending bill, but he instead chose to sign it and allow it to happen.  Trump chose to go along with the Swamp.  Trump chose to listen to economic illiterates like Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan.  Trump chose to deficit spend like Barack Hussein Obama and George W. Bush.  Trump is the Swamp as much as the Swamp is the Swamp.  

Trump is no outsider.  You've been conned!  They are all in the Uni-Party of Statists, joined arm-in-arm to exponentially grow the size and scope of government for their own power and control.  

I hereby declare Donald J. Trump the new leader of the Uni-Party of Statists, the Grand Poobah of the Swamp.  Donald Trump is the new Barack Obama.  Mitch McConnell is the new Harry Reid and Paul Ryan is the new Nancy Pelosi.  Just one big happy Uni-Party of Statists spending money we don't have....

Does anyone care?

~Zarathustra

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Rand Paul's Constitutional Heroism

Out of 100 United States Senators, there are only a small handful that remain committed to individual freedom, individual liberty, individual property rights, and the principles of the constitution and the declaration of independence.  For certain, Rand Paul is one of those individuals (Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are two others).  

Rand Paul has remained steadfast as a preserver of freedom and continues to fight against the Uni-Party of Statists.  The Uni-Party of Statists he fights is comprised of the Democrats and RINO Republicans, which makes up about 97% of the United States Senate.  

I copied in Rand Paul's editorial (below) about the Uni-Party of Statists keeping ObamaCare in place and their refusal to repeal ObamaCare.  I agree with Rand Paul when he writes, "Shame on many in the GOP for promising repeal and instead affirming, keeping, and, in some cases, expanding Obamacare. What a shame."  Yes, what a shame and what a sham this Republican Party has become.  Liars and hypocrites.  Feckless and useless.  

Sadly, there are only three Senators left who are preserving, defending, and upholding the United States Constitution.  Three out of 100!  That ratio, my brothers, signifies the end of this constitutional republic....  

~Zarathustra



Senate GOP Decides to Keep Obamacare

I miss the old days, when Republicans stood for repealing Obamacare. Republicans across the country and every member of my caucus campaigned on repeal – often declaring they would tear out Obamacare “root and branch!”

What happened?

Now too many Republicans are falling all over themselves to stuff hundreds of billions of taxpayers’ dollars into a bill that doesn’t repeal Obamacare and feeds Big Insurance a huge bailout.

Obamacare regulations? Still here. Taxes? Many still in place, totaling hundreds of billions of dollars.

Insurance company bailouts? Those, too. Remember when Republicans complained about Obamacare’s risk corridors? Remember when we called the corridors nothing more than insurance company bailouts? I remember when one prominent GOP candidate during a presidential debate explicitly called out the Obamacare risk corridors as a bailout to insurance companies. Does anyone else?

Now, the Senate GOP plan being put forward is chock full of insurance bailout money – to the tune of nearly $200 billion. Republicans, present company excluded, now support the idea of lowering your insurance premium by giving a subsidy to the insurance company.

Remarkable. If the GOP now supports an insurance stabilization fund to lower insurance prices, maybe they now support a New Car stabilization fund to lower the price of cars. Or maybe the GOP would support an iPhone stabilization fund to lower the price of phones.

The possibilities are limitless once you accept that the federal government should subsidize prices. I remember when Republicans favored the free choice of the marketplace.

The Senate Obamacare bill does not repeal Obamacare. I want to repeat that so everyone realizes why I’ll vote “no” as it stands now:

The Senate Obamacare bill does not repeal Obamacare. Not even close.

In fact, the Senate GOP bill codifies and likely expands many aspects of Obamacare.

The Senate Obamacare-lite bill codifies a federal entitlement to insurance. With the Senate GOP bill, Republicans, for the first time, will signal that they favor a key aspect of Obamacare – federal taxpayer funding of private insurance purchases.

The bill will transfer billions of dollars to people who will then transfer billions of dollars to insurance companies. What a great business model – encourage the federal government to use taxpayer money to buy a private company’s product. Great business model, that is, if you are Big Insurance. Remarkable.

The Senate Obamacare-lite bill does what the Democrats forgot to do – appropriate billions for Obamacare’s cost-sharing reductions, aka subsidies. Really? Republicans are going to fund Obamacare subsidies that the Democrats forgot to fund?

Doesn’t sound much like repeal to me. One might even argue it’s worse than Obamacare-lite because it actually creates a giant superfund to bail out the insurance companies – something even the Democrats feared to do.

I was first elected in the heady days of the Tea Party Tidal Wave, when tens of thousands of citizens gathered on the central city lawn to protest Big Government, Big Debt, and a government takeover of health care.

This citizenry won in four elections. Each time, the GOP establishment told conservatives, “We can’t repeal Obamacare until we have all three branches of government.” Finally, in 2016, that came to pass. Republicans now control all three branches of government.

And . . . the best that is offered is Obamacare-lite: keeping the Obamacare subsidies, keeping some of the Obamacare taxes, creating a giant insurance bailout superfund, and keeping most of the Obamacare regulations.

Shame. Shame on many in the GOP for promising repeal and instead affirming, keeping, and, in some cases, expanding Obamacare. What a shame.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

$4 Trillion in Federal Spending per Year

Both the Congressional Budget Office and the White House Office of Management and Budget project that federal spending will top $4 trillion for the first time in fiscal year 2017, which began on October 1, 2016 and will end on September 30, 2017.  The CBO projected that total federal spending in fiscal 2017 will hit $4,008,000,000,000.  That is up from the approximately $3,853,000,000,000 that CBO and OMB say the federal government spent in fiscal 2016.  

This means the United States federal government is spending nearly $11 billion per day every single day of the year!  In one week, the federal government will have spent all of Bill Gates' wealth and then some!

Since 1967 (50 years ago), federal spending has exploded astronomically, with projections of spending approaching $7 trillion in fiscal year 2030 (only 13 years from now):


This bi-partisan spending is unsustainable and will eventually sink the United States of America.  This spending is the brilliant work of the Uni-Party of Statists; those economic illiterates voters keep voting into office every election!

Please read:  CBO and OMB Agree: Federal Spending Will Top $4T for First Time This Year

~Zarathustra

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Declaration of Independence

In Congress, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.


Note: The above text is a transcription of the Stone Engraving of the parchment Declaration of Independence (the document on display in the Rotunda at the National Archives Museum.) The spelling and punctuation reflects the original.

~Zarathustra

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Life Unriddled and Fathomed

Nietzsche attempted to fathom an unfathomable life without God and without any metaphysical or higher meaning.  Is life the pursuit of truth?  Is the meaning of life our ark of values that humans have imposed upon life?   How shall we unriddle the riddle of life when the world is devoid of any teleological meaning?  

What about our "values" and our "virtues" and our "good and evil", those things which humans have understood to be the higher moral language of a pious world handed down to Western civilization by Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Jesus Christ, and Thomas Aquinas?

There are no values or virtues or morals or good or evil.  No heaven, no hell, no soul, no God, no Satan, and no 'good and evil'.  These false premises are fables of mankind with Socratic-Platonic roots and Nietzsche's dynamite and philosophical hammer destroys the wisdom of Western civilization thus far.  

Nietzsche destroys and then creates by redirecting the whole stream of mankind to a new meaning of the riddle of life: the will to power.  The decisive speech on the will to power comes from Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book For None And All in Part II section 12 called "On Self-Overcoming".  Here Nietzsche fathoms and unriddles life, all of life, as will to power and nothing besides. 

Where there is life, there is also will, not will to life, but will to power.  Even life and living are not the highest.  The living value something higher than mere life: the living values power.  The secret of life is that mere aliveness is not the highest for life and even aliveness yields to the will to power.  Life is will to power and nothing besides.  Life is unriddled and fathomed when will to power is admitted as the reason for everything.  Mankind must overcome itself and reevaluate all beings and create a new ark of values, not premised upon God, but premised on the highest action [striving] of will to power.

Every living thing is an obeying thing.  What does not obey itself is commanded by another living thing.  In all commanding, the one who commands risks himself.  Master and slave are the very way of life and the master becomes the judge, the avenger, and the victim of his own laws.  The master has no grounds but himself, no God to ground his commands to something higher.  Master and slave engage in an eternal fight for the sake of power.  The master obeys the will to power while the slave obeys the master.  "I am that which must always overcome itself".  Life itself enslaves and slaves.  Life sacrifices itself for power and will risk itself for more enhanced power; life is will to power and nothing besides.

For Nietzsche (and for me) life is unriddled and fathomed when we admit that life is will to power and nothing besides.  A look at life, all of life, from simple single cell organisms to complex humans will confirm that life truly is will to power and nothing besides.

Below is an excerpt from Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book For None And All by Friedrich Nietzsche (appearing in 1883-1884).  This is the Walter Kaufmann translation (The Portable Nietzsche by Viking Penguin Inc. 1954):


ON SELF-OVERCOMING 

“Will to truth,” you who are wisest call that which impels you and fills you with lust?

A will to the thinkability of all beings: this I call your will. You want to make all being thinkable, for you doubt with well-founded suspicion that it is already thinkable. But it shall yield and bend for you. Thus your will wants it. It shall become smooth and serve the spirit as its mirror and reflection. That is your whole will, you who are wisest: a will to power—when you speak of good and evil too, and of valuations. You still want to create the world before which you can kneel: that is your ultimate hope and intoxication. 



The unwise, of course, the people—they are like a river on which a bark drifts; and in the bark sit the valuations, solemn and muffled up. Your will and your valuations you have placed on the river of becoming; and what the people believe to be good and evil, that betrays to me an ancient will to power.

It was you who are wisest who placed such guests in this bark and gave them pomp and proud names—you and your dominant will. Now the river carries your bark farther; it has to carry it. It avails nothing that the broken wave foams and angrily opposes the keel. Not the river is your danger and the end of your good and evil, you who are wisest, but that will itself, the will to power—the unexhausted procreative will of life.

But to make you understand my word concerning good and evil, I shall now say to you my word concerning life and the nature of all the living.

I pursued the living; I walked the widest and the narrowest paths that I might know its nature. With a hundredfold mirror I still caught its glance when its mouth was closed, so that its eyes might speak to me. And its eyes spoke to me.

But wherever I found the living, there I heard also the speech on obedience. Whatever lives, obeys.

And this is the second point: he who cannot obey himself is commanded. That is the nature of the living.

This, however, is the third point that I heard: that commanding is harder than obeying; and not only because he who commands must carry the burden of all who obey, and because this burden may easily crush him. An experiment and hazard appeared to me to be in all commanding; and whenever the living commands, it hazards itself. Indeed, even when it commands itself, it must still pay for its commanding. It must become the judge, the avenger, and the victim of its own law. How does this happen? I asked myself. What persuades the living to obey and command, and to practice obedience even when it commands?

Hear, then, my word, you who are wisest. Test in all seriousness whether I have crawled into the very heart of life and into the very roots of its heart.

Where I found the living, there I found will to power; and even in the will of those who serve I found the will to be master.

And where men make sacrifices and serve and cast amorous glances, there too is the will to be master. Along stealthy paths the weaker steals into the castle and into the very heart of the more powerful—and there steals power.

And life itself confided this secret to me: “Behold,” it said, “I am that which must always overcome itself. Indeed, you call it a will to procreate or a drive to an end, to something higher, farther, more manifold: but all this is one, and one secret.

“Rather would I perish than forswear this; and verily, where there is perishing and a falling of leaves, behold, there life sacrifices itself—for power. That I must be struggle and a becoming and an end and an opposition to ends—alas, whoever guesses what is my will should also guess on what crooked paths it must proceed.

“Whatever I create and however much I love it—soon I must oppose it and my love; thus my will wills it. And you too, lover of knowledge, are only a path and footprint of my will; verily, my will to power walks also on the heels of your will to truth.

“Indeed, the truth was not hit by him who shot at it with the word of the ‘will to existence’: that will does not exist. For, what does not exist cannot will; but what is in existence, how could that still want existence? Only where there is life is there also will: not will to life but—thus I teach you—will to power.

“There is much that life esteems more highly than life itself; but out of the esteeming itself speaks the will to power.”

Thus life once taught me; and with this I shall yet solve the riddle of your heart, you who are wisest.

Verily, I say unto you: good and evil that are not transitory, do not exist. Driven on by themselves, they must overcome themselves again and again. With your values and words of good and evil you do violence when you value; and this is your hidden love and the splendor and trembling and overflowing of your soul. But a more violent force and a new overcoming grow out of your values and break egg and eggshell.

And whoever must be a creator in good and evil, verily, he must first be an annihilator and break values. Thus the highest evil belongs to the highest goodness: but this is creative.

Let us speak of this, you who are wisest, even if it be bad. Silence is worse; all truths that are kept silent become poisonous.

And may everything be broken that cannot brook our truths! There are yet many houses to be built! 


Thus spoke Zarathustra.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

This is The Swamp



They are the masterminds of society who know everything.  All they want is more power and more control over your life and your freedom.  They do not care about you.  They use you as a means to their ends.  They care nothing for the poor or the working class or America or the Constitution unless it means more power and control for them over everyone else. 

Everything they do is a means to the end of more power and more control and that is all they care about.  They all lie, they all manipulate, they all spread propaganda, they all are corrupted, and they are all hypocritical.  They are the political elite class and all they desire is more and enhanced power and control over every human being in their way.

~Zarathustra

Friday, June 23, 2017

SwampCare

As expected, the useless and economically illiterate Mitch McConnell released his secret health care bill yesterday.  

Spoiler alert:  There is no repeal of ObamaCare.  In fact, this is ObamaCare with a new name (e.g. RINOCare, TrumpCare, SwampCare, etc.).  

The Uni-Party of Statists have now united behind the fundamental bad premise of government run health care and socialized medicine.  The Uni-Party of Statists are taking us to single payer health care, the kind desired by Vermont Communist Bernie Sanders and serial criminal Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.

This McConnell bill continues the actuarily insolvent ObamaCare regulations, ObamaCare subsidies, Medicaid (welfare) expansion, the employer and individual mandates, and the tax increases.  Why bother with this?  If this is the plan, Congress should simply leave ObamaCare in place because this McConnell bill is simply replacing ObamaCare with ObamaCare.

This is the very reason why I unregistered from voting in 2015.  The Uni-Party of Statists runs this government, not "we the people".  Voting does not matter since the Uni-Party of Statists runs the country no matter who you vote for or vote against.  

Our government has abandoned capitalism, freedom, liberty, and private property rights. Our government has abandoned the principles of the constitution and the declaration of independence.

For some great analysis on McConnell's SwampCare bill, please read Daniel Horowitz's piece in Conservative Review:  The GOP's Obamacare: Out: Repeal & replace. In: Copy & paste.

~Zarathustra


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Legislation in Secrecy

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is about to break his promise to repeal ObamaCare.  

McConnell is working in secrecy.  It is McConnell's staff that are drafting the ObamaCare replacement bill behind closed doors without Ted Cruz, without Rand Paul, without Mike Lee, and without Senate conservatives.  No one knows what is in this bill except McConnell and his staff.  The Senate is in the dark and the American people are in the dark.  Is this how our country is supposed the be run?

Reports indicate that Mitch McConnell has completely abandoned ObamaCare repeal and is now working to placate RINO Republican senators by keeping ObamaCare's premium-spiking mandates, keeping ObamaCare's taxes, keeping ObamaCare's Medicaid expansion, and possibly even allowing for taxpayer money to be used for abortion.  

In essence, McConnell is replacing ObamaCare with ObamaCare.  There is no repeal...

If Senator McConnell fails to repeal ObamaCare after using the promise to win numerous elections (including his own election), it will be the biggest political betrayal this country has ever seen.  Millions of Americans have cast their votes for Republican candidates over the past four elections believing their elected leaders would, in Senator McConnell's words, repeal ObamaCare "root and branch."

Many conservatives are rightfully concerned that Senator McConnell is going to write a liberal bill that he knows conservatives will oppose so he can blame them for killing repeal. It is typical McConnell for he loves to blame Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Mike Lee so he can rid the feckless Republican Party of all conservatives.  

McConnell's end game is to rid the Republican Party of conservatives and replace them with his fellow Liberal-Statist Republicans (aka Democrats).  The Uni-Party of Statists is McConnell's dream party.

There is no reason why Senate Republicans can't repeal ObamaCare with 51 votes under budget reconciliation.  


Why won't they simply repeal ObamaCare like they all promised?

These Republicans lied to the voters to get elected and now they are betraying America.  This is the biggest betrayal I have ever seen.  And, of course, if this does pass the House and Senate, Trump with sign it and declare victory.  Victory for whom?  Not the American people, that's for damn sure.

To Hell with them all...

~Zarathustra

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Your Vote Does Not Matter

Nothing has really changed with a "Republican controlled Senate" and a "Republican controlled House" and a "Republican in the White House".  

Seriously, nothing has really changed.  The government still taxes and spends at record levels and continues to pile onto the national debt astronomically.

My proof?  In May, 2017 the United States Treasury took in $240,418,000,000 in total taxes (a new record for the month of May).  In the same month of May, the federal government spent $328,844,000,000 resulting in a deficit of $88,426,000,000.  Yes, just in the month of May, the government spent $88.4 billion more than it took in.  Just in May!

For the first eight months of fiscal year 2017 (October 2016 to May 2017), the federal government hauled in $2,169,160,000,000 in total taxes and spent $2,602,013,000,000, thus running a deficit of $432,853,000,000.  

So, in just eight months, the government has spent $432.9 billion more than it took in. 

Absurd! 

It does not matter if there are Democrats or Republicans controlling the levers of governmental power. Both parties tax and spend America into oblivion.  Both parties are "big government" parties.  Both parties are Socialist and Statist at their core.  Neither party believes in freedom, liberty, or private property rights.  Neither party believes in the freedom principles of the United States Constitution or the Declaration of Independence.  

America is run by the Uni-Party of Statists and it does not matter who you vote for or against.  Thus, our vote really does not matter since the Uni-Party of Statists controls the levers of governmental power at all times, always increasing the size and scope of government and always requiring more and more money and resources.

Check this out:  Monthly Treasury Statement for the USA

~Zarathustra

Monday, June 12, 2017

An Act of War From Within America

Today is Day 143 of Barack Hussein Obama's third term.  I am not joking...

I haven't said too much about Russia and their "hacking, manipulating, and interfering" with the 2016 presidential election since I can no longer distinguish between fake news and real news and I've utterly given up on Fox News, CNN, etc. in exposing anything close to what could be considered "truth".  There is no truth in the media and there is no truth with most of the Democrat Party.  It is all propaganda.  

But one thing is certain for me: Obama, the corrupt Democratic Party, and the corrupt media are all colluding to impeach and ruin the presidency of Donald J. Trump.  In many ways, the Democrats still control the country and Obama is still the president, even now, 143 days into Trump's administration.  The Democrats still control Congress, even in the minority, and the Democrats still control the Executive, even without the office.  

If you want to hear exactly what is going on right now with the highest corruption of Barack Hussein Obama, Loretta Lynch, James Comey (Former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation), James Clapper (Former Director of National Intelligence), John Brennan (Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency), and Susan Rice (Obama's National Security Adviser), I suggest you listen to the below Mark Levin show recording from Friday night, 6/9/17.  

Mr. Levin does a tremendous job untangling the webs that have been spun to expose what is really going on with the corrupt Democrat Party and the corrupt mainstream media:  What we are witnessing is a "soft coup" and takeover of the United States Executive Branch from the person legitimately elected by the Electoral College (Donald J. Trump) by the losing party and their media surrogates.  This is a stealing of an election after the fact from the person who legitimately won by the losing party.

If you voted for Donald J. Trump, your vote is being stolen from you by the Democrat Party and by CNN, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.  Are you going to allow that to happen or are you going to defend yourself and fight back by all means necessary?  

America's founding principles and the United States Constitution are under assault by the Democrat Party and their corrupt media surrogates.  

This is an act of war against America from within America!

I urge you to listen to Mark Levin's show from 6/9/17, linked below:

Mark Levin's 6/9/2017 Show

~Zarathustra

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Global Warming and Climate Change are MYTHS

Recently I indicated the pseudo-science of global warming and climate change are simply massive redistribution of wealth schemes orchestrated by world governments.  You may protest the phrase "pseudo-science", but you'd be wrong if you did.  There is no man-made climate change or man-made global warming.  This is a hoax and is entirely false.  Much of this pseudo-science is based upon manipulated data, lies, hype, and propaganda.  It is truly a pseudo-science.  

Climate change and global warming were always about radical left-wing ideology, quasi-religious hysteria, and intellectual corruption...it was never about "science."  In the end, it is all about government's redistribution of wealth.

Last year there were at least 60 peer-reviewed papers published in scientific journals demonstrating that alleged global warming or climate change isn’t global, unprecedented, or remarkable.  In fact, within the last 5 months, 58 more papers and 80 new graphs have been published that continue to undermine the popularized conception of a slowly cooling earth temperature history followed by a dramatic hockey-stick-shaped uptick in warming, or an especially unusual global-scale warming during modern times.  None of this is true, unless you manipulate the data.

Scientists publishing in peer-reviewed journals have increasingly affirmed that there is nothing historically unprecedented or remarkable about today’s climate when viewed in the context of long-term natural variability.  This is the point Dr. Richard Lindzen of MIT and thousands of scientists have been making for decades.  Not the government-funded pseudo-scientists, but really intelligent and truthful scientists with PhD's and impeccable credentials. 


The hype and hysteria of this pseudo-science has been horribly overdone because the actual evidence just doesn’t support the inaccurate conclusions.  In fact, the primary influence on any minor perceived warming appears to be solar activity (that great ball of fire that controls more on earth than anything else).   Reputable scientists do not entertain the ridiculous notion that carbon dioxide levels have anything to do with earth's climate or any so-called warming.  As we know from third grade, carbon dioxide is natural and necessary for earth's many life processes.  Without carbon dioxide, all life processes cease and this earth becomes a lifeless rock forever.

More information on the real science which is wholly skeptical of global warming and climate change can be found here:

80 Graphs From 58 New (2017) Papers Invalidate Claims Of Unprecedented Global-Scale Modern Warming

Time to get your head out of the sand and stop believing in MYTHS.

Your Favorite Skeptical Denier,

~Zarathustra

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Letters to a Young Poet

Sometimes you read something so beautiful and endearing and profound that you feel the whole world should read and understand what you just read.  You'd like nothing more than to mount the roof and scream it out for all the world to hear: "read this little book!"  Likely, no one will hear you and they won't care anyway, but it would make you feel so much better to yell it out and get it on record.

I had this very experience recently after reading Letters to a Young Poet (1934) by Rainer Maria Rilke.  My fingers were pawing in the poetry section at the book store and I came out with this tiny book of just 109 pages.  Having read The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge, I decided to buy this little gem.  It takes a just few hours to read, then you wish to read it again and again and again and perhaps carry it in your back pocket.  Then you go back and highlight and underline and write in the margins and then you cherish what you read and damn yourself for not finding this piece of gold when you were 19 years old (I'm 30 years too late).

I've included some wonderful and memorable quotes.  These are from the Stephen Mitchell translation (First Vintage Books Edition, 1984):

Page 4:  Things aren't all so tangible and sayable as people would usually have us believe; most experiences are unsayable, they happen in a space that no word has ever entered, and more unsayable than all other things are works of art, those mysterious existences, whose life endures beside our own small, transitory life.

Page 6:  No one can advise or help you — no one. There is only one thing you should do. Go into yourself. Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depths of your heart; confess to yourself whether you would have to die if you were forbidden to write.

Page 9:  A work of art is good if it has arisen out of necessity.  This is the only way one can judge it.  So, dear Sir, 
I can't give you any advice but this: to go into yourself and see how deep the place is from which your life flows; at its source you will find the answer to the question of whether you must create.

Page 15:  Search into the depths of Things:  there, irony never descends -- and when you arrive at the edge of greatness, find out whether this way of perceiving the world arises from a necessity of your being.

Page 20:  No experience has been too unimportant, and the smallest event unfolds like a fate, and fate itself is like a wonderful, wide fabric in which every thread is guided by an infinitely tender hand and laid alongside another thread and is held and supported by a hundred others.


Page 34-35:  Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don't search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.

Page 35-36:  Sex is difficult; yes. But those tasks that have been entrusted to us are difficult; almost everything serious is difficult; and everything is serious. If you just recognize this and manage, out of yourself, out of your own talent and nature, out of your own experience and childhood and strength, to achieve a wholly individual relation to sex (one that is not influenced by convention and custom), then you will no longer have to be afraid of losing yourself and becoming unworthy of your dearest possession.

Page 83-84:  It seems to me that almost all our sadnesses are moments of tension, which we feel as paralysis because we no longer hear our astonished emotions living. Because we are alone with the unfamiliar presence that has entered us; because everything we trust and are used to is for a moment taken away from us; because we stand in the midst of a transition where we cannot remain standing. That is why the sadness passes: the new presence inside us, the presence that has been added, has entered our heart, has gone into its innermost chamber and is no longer even there, - is already in our bloodstream. And we don't know what it was. We could easily be made to believe that nothing happened, and yet we have changed, as a house that a guest has entered changes. We can't say who has come, perhaps we will never know, but many signs indicate that the future enters us in this way in order to be transformed in us, long before it happens. And that is why it is so important to be solitary and attentive when one is sad: because the seemingly uneventful and motionless moment when our future steps into us is so much closer to life than that other loud and accidental point of time when it happens to us as if from outside. The quieter we are, the more patient and open we are in our sadnesses, the more deeply and serenely the new presence can enter us, and the more we can make it our own, the more it becomes our fate.

Page 85-86: ...and they will also gradually come to realize that what we call fate does not come into us from the outside, but emerges from us.

Page 86:  The future stands still, dear Mr. Kappus, but we move in infinite space.

Page 87:  We are solitary.  We can delude ourselves about this and act as if it were not true.  That is all.  But how much better it is to recognize that we are alone; yes, even to begin from this realization.  It will, of course, make us dizzy; for all points that our eyes used to rest on are taken away from us, there is no longer anything near us, and everything far away is infinitely far.

Page 88:  This is in the end the only kind of courage that is required of us:  the courage to face the strangest, most unusual, most inexplicable experiences that can meet us.

Page 91-92:  We have no reason to harbor any mistrust against our world, for it is not against us.  If it has terrors, they are our terrors; if it has abysses, these abysses belong to us; if there are dangers, we must try to love them.  And if only we arrange our life in accordance with the principle which tells us that we must always trust in the difficult, then what now appears to us as the most alien will become our most intimate and trusted experiences.

Page 106-107:  It must be immense, this silence, in which sounds and movements have room, and if one thinks that along with all this the presence of the distant sea also resounds, perhaps as the innermost note in this prehistoric harmony, then one can only wish that you are trustingly and patiently letting the magnificent solitude work upon you, this solitude which can no longer be erased from your life; which, in everything that is in store for you to experience and to do, will act as an anonymous influence, continuously and gently decisive, rather as the blood of our ancestors incessantly moves in us and combines with our own to form the unique, unrepeatable being that we are at every turning of our life.


Certainly I could go on and on, perhaps quoting the entire book.  But why not go out and buy it yourself and discover the goldmine that is this little book called Letters to a Young Poet?

~Zarathustra