Showing posts from March, 2017

DRIFT TO DARKNESS: “if the Yankee doesn’t look out these so-called Yankees of the East are going to beat him at his own game.”

Excerpts from James Scherer’s JAPAN’S ADVANCE, 1934
“If the average American cannot be reached with up-to-date information about Japan someday there may be trouble between the two countries. At present his ignorance of his next-door neighbour is colossal. The Japanese know us and our history vastly better than we know them and theirs. “There is no darkness but ignorance” Shakespeare said, and war is a thing of darkness. Not only so. If the Yankee doesn’t look out the so-called Yankees of the East are going to beat him at his own game. For his own sake he ought to know what they are doing. Perhaps they can teach him some things, who knows? Perhaps even it would be to his advantage to make up his mind to sit down at the same table with them and try to reach an economic understanding, a working agreement.
There is a new Japan. This is what it says to the Man in the street across the Pacific:
"The United States possesses a vast territory, rich in natural resources and in the number and …

Islamic State the Muslim Finishing School: Turkey's Muslim President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ''Democracy is like a streetcar. When you come to your stop, you get off. .. The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets, and the believers our soldiers.”

"Western observers are often blind to social currents within the Muslim world. During the Arab Spring revolutions of 2011, outside analysts confidently predicted that the uprisings would marginalize the jihadist movement in favor of more moderate and democratic reformers. In fact, the opposite happened.."
The Coming Islamic Culture War, Foreign Affairs, By Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Nathaniel Barr, March 4, 2017

An individual does not simply arrive at a cultural institution primed with a necessarily mutually understood "categorization engine" enabling "automatic labels that come naturally to mind and that belong intrinsically to things and entities", without the complicity of a culture's peaceful & law abiding many who imbue within the individual the 'understanding, reasoning, language, and communication' attributes to align with the cultural institutions foundation ethics-morals-values-beliefs-motivation, social/political method and aim-pu…