Archive for August 2010

Miyamoto Musashi’s Way of the Warrior

August 23, 2010

Speed in Other Schools
Spped is nor part of the true Way of strategy. Speed implies that things seem fast or slow, according to whether or not they are in rhythm. Whatever the Way, the master of strategy does not appear fast.

Some people can walk as fast as a hundred or a hundred and twenty miles in a day, but this does not mean that they run continuously from morning till night. Unpractised runners may seem to have been running all day, but their performance is poor.

In the Way of dance, accomplished performers can sing while dancing, but when beginners try this they slow down and their spirit becomes busy. The “old pine tree” melody beaten on a leather drum is tranquil, but when beginners try this they slow down and their spirit becomes busy. Very skilful people can manage a fast rhythm, but it is bad to beat hurredly. If you try to beat too quickly you will get out of time. Of course, slowness is bad. Really skilful people never get out of time, and are always deliberate, and never appear busy. From this example, the principle can be seen.

What is known as speed is especially bad in the Way of strategy. The reason for this is that depending on the place, marsh or swamp and so on, it may not be possible to move the body and legs together quickly. Still less will you be able to cut quickly if you have a long sword in this situation. If you try to cut quickly, as if using a fan or short sword, you will not actually cut even a little. You must appreciate this.

In large-scale strategy also, a fast busy spirit is undesirable. The spirit must be that of holding down a pillow, then you will not be even a little late.

When you opponent is hurrying recklessly, you must act contrarily, and keep calm. You must not be influenced by the opponent. Train diligently to attain this spirit.

-Book of Five Rings: Wind

My heart has been inclined to the Way of strategy from my youth onwards. I have devoted myself to training my hand, tempering my body, and attaining the many spiritual attitudes of sword fencing. If we watch men of other schools discussing theory, and concentrating on techniques with the hands, even though they seem skilful to watch, they have not the slightest true spirit.

Of course, men who study in this way think they are training the body and spirit, but it is an obstacle to the true Way, and its bad influence remains for ever. Thus the true Way of strategy is becoming decadent and dying out.

The true Way of sword fencing is the craft of defeating the enemy in a fight, and nothing other than this. If you attain and adhere to the wisdom of my strategy, you need never doubt that you will win. -Book of Fire

To Know “Collapse”
Everything can collapse. Houses, bodies, and enemies collapse when their rhythm becomes deranged.

In large-scale strategy, when the enemy starts to collapse you must persue him without letting the chance go. If you fail to take advantage of your enemies’ collapse, they may recover.

In single combat, the enemy sometimes loses timing and collapses. If you let this opportunity pass, he may recover and not be so negligent thereafter. Fix your eye on the enemy’s collapse, and chase him, attacking so that you do not let him recover. You must do this. The chasing attack is with a strong spirit. You must utterly cut the enemy down so that he does not recover his position. You must understand utterly how to cut down the enemy. – Book of Fire

The spirit of the Ni Ten Ichi school of strategy is based on water, and this Water Book explains methods of victory as the long-sword form of the Ichi school. Language does not extend to explaining the Way in detail, but it can be grasped intuitively. Study this book; read a word then ponder on it. If you interpret the meaning loosely you will mistake the Way.

The principles of strategy are written down here in terms of single combat, but you must think broadly so that you attain an understanding for ten-thousand-a-side battles.

Strategy is different from other things in that if you mistake the Way even a little you will become bewildered and fall into bad ways.

If you merely read this book you will not reach the Way of strategy. Absorb the things written in this book. Do not just read, memorise or imitate, but so that you realise the principle from within your own heart study hard to absorb these things into your body. – Book of Water

The same is true for the Art of War. You cannot achieve skill in war simply by reading it. The reason is that true understanding requires you to combine your own life experiences and perceptions with the material from the book. Only then can you make use of it, by making it your own. If you simply follow the rules, you will lose. Because you lack the skill to adapt and make use of the truth. You are simply obeying a rigid hierarchy or set of formal rules. The path to victory is manifold. If one is invested in achieving victory, he will find a way. But a man intent on setting out on one path and one path alone, will not likely achieve the end called victory.

Leftist Narcissim and the Obama Years

August 16, 2010

One of the recent comments reminded me of my all-time favorite narcissist line. I asked this narcissist “Why do you try to control everything I say?”

She didn’t view that as her trying to control me. She yelled back like a petulant child stamping her foot, “Well, YOU’RE trying to control my ears!”

….

Bizarre. But then that’s the way things are in the looking glass, in the Land of Pretend. They make up the world the way they want it to be, not the way it is. That’s what they’re up to when they try to control what you say and do, when they tell the most bizarre patholigical lies about what happened right there on the spot two seconds ago. They’re just making it all up as they go along. A work of fiction. That IS NPD.

And they get really mad when you don’t follow their script. Kinda like they’re the author and you’re just a character (not a person, a human being – a fictional character) who should follow their script.

Narc’s attack

Americans aren’t suffering because Obama is incompetent or the Dems are corrupt. Americans are suffering because they are seen and treated as slaves by the Left. That includes all the busy bodies on the internet feeding off the public trough. They are no more “free” than are the slaves on the Leftist plantation.

MMA Girls 2

August 16, 2010

Some people do some strange things.

MMA demonstration video

August 11, 2010

Whenever I see mixed gender of the skimpy clothes MMA demonstrations like this, I just can’t hold it together. The stuff is too funny for me to concentrate.

Andrew Clavan on the Culture

August 10, 2010

Oh this is too funny.

A reminder of what we’re up against, as well a short history trip.

Police Corruption

August 9, 2010

For the US, most police corruption in my view arrives from police unionized and how they embezzle funds from the public.

The unions prevent bad police officers from being fired. The LEOs pay dues and in return, they get protected from prosecution. It’s an old feudalistic relationship.

The unions also, by keeping police salaries high for chiefs, prevent the police from hiring the necessary grunt manpower necessary to police the streets. This makes it more necessary for the police to downgrade violent crime, in order to accelerate their careers and make their bosses happy. Because when their bosses see you getting your traffic arrest quota and when they can present a decrease in violent crimes to their political masters, they make you happy with promotions.

American Slaves

August 9, 2010

The progressives will set you free alright. They’ll set you free to rape, murder, and commit violent crimes against the “haves”, all the while benefiting politically from the carnage.

The collective is all that matters. They will define the length and purpose of your birth and death.

2. Islam. The left today, though not in any way forced to, insists upon allying itself with the most reactionary elements in Islam. (Obviously, this is connected with what I just said about multiculturalism.) These are the elements that promote sexist and homophobic policies, as well as having dangerous theocratic fantasies that are diametrically opposed to the secularism of today’s leftists. People on both the right (such as Daniel Pipes) and the left (such as Paul Berman) have pointed out that there are liberal Muslims with whom the left could ally itself and who find themselves frustrated by the lack of support from Western leftists. But this hasn’t made any dent in leftist policies. I’ve already explored the reasons for this curious behavior here and here.

Let’s not forget the Obama train.

Simple narcissism does not explain my e-mailer Carl, who wants to destroy Jesus and his followers; or Sara Spitz of NPR, who gleefully fantasizes about watching Rush’s “eyes bug out” while he dies in agony; or King of the New Black Panthers, screaming expletives about killing cracker babies.

But it’s not just Carl and Sara. People all around are becoming sicker and sicker. More than this, they are becoming less and less human. They’re resembling something out of Night of the Living Dead.

It’s no wonder: The Left is in charge, and it is a death cult. This is why the progressives are obsessed with destruction and death: euthanasia, abortion, killing granny. And that’s why their rhetoric is hate-filled and profane.

Evil’s only power is through destruction. Evil has no ability to create. It survives by siphoning off the vitality of robust others.

With wickedness now in the highest of places, evil has gone viral. An epidemic, it threatens everyone it touches.

Evil is contagious because it seduces those who are hollow inside. Dominating another can be the most intense aphrodisiac. Hate is a way for a diminished person to feel powerful — or to feel anything at all.

But this is not true power. Power comes only from Forces beyond. Real power is accessible through goodness and love.

Bypassing the US Constitution

August 7, 2010

And people thought that Demonrats were simply going to lose steam, or that they were worse at corruption thus a better bet than Republicans in 2008.

Useful idiots, that’s what.

Bill Whittle’s thoughts on Trifecta.

The Left has all this planned out for Obama’s re-election bid. You weren’t taught right if you thought votes were what Democrats placed prime importance in.


The bill, which passed on a 28-to-9 vote, now heads to Democratic Governor Deval Patrick’s desk. The governor has said in the past that he supports the bill, said his spokeswoman Kim Haberlin.

Under the law, which was enacted by the House last week, all 12 of the state’s electoral votes would be awarded to the candidate who receives the most votes nationally.

Supporters are campaigning, state by state, to get such bills enacted. Once states accounting for a majority of the electoral votes (or 270 of 538) have enacted the laws, the candidate winning the most votes nationally would be assured a majority of Electoral College votes. That would hold true no matter how the other states vote and how their electoral votes are distributed.

Illinois, New Jersey, Hawaii, Maryland, and Washington have already approved the legislation, according to the National Popular Vote campaign’s website. The new system would only go into effect once a sufficient number of states have passed laws that would make it work.

Forget Article V of the Constitution. They don’t need 3/4ths to call a convention to amend the Constitution. They have much better ways to change it. More Democrat ways.

Democrats are venal and corrupt DemonRats

August 6, 2010

Speaking of Democrat plantations and fiefdoms in inner cities keeping black folks on the slave roll, we got this on Shirley Sherrod. Reformed my BS.

Shocking new allegations against Shirley Sherrod (the USDA employee recently embroiled in a controversy over a speech she gave to the NAACP) and the communal farm she ran with her husband Charles Sherrod have been confirmed by an article published 36 years ago in a farm workers’ newspaper.

Combined, the new 2010 allegations and the original 1974 allegations accuse Shirley and Charles Sherrod of:

• Paying farm workers as little as 67¢ per hour, far below minimum wage for the era.
• Employing underage children to perform hard labor.
• Compelling their employees to work in unsafe conditions, including getting sprayed with pesticides.
• Firing any workers who acted as whistleblowers.
• Forcing employees to work overtime in the fields at night with practically no advance notice.
• Having a capricious payscale under which employees doing the exact same jobs were paid different amounts according to the whims of the managers.
• Being unwilling to address the abuse even after it was raised by union representatives.
• Seriously mismanaging the farm to such an extent that it went bankrupt.

Got to Keep the Serfs in their Place

August 6, 2010

Slaves


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