Warn. A by-product of the arts of peace. The most menacing political condition is a period of international amity. The student of history who has not been taught to expect the unexpected may justly boast himself inaccessible to the light. “In time of peace prepare for war” has a deeper meaning than is commonly discerned; it means, not merely that all things earthly have an end — that change is the one immutable and eternal law — but that the soil of peace is thickly sown with the seeds of war and singularly suited to their germination and growth. It was when Kubla Khan had decreed his “stately pleasure dome” — when, that is to say, there were peace and fat feasting in Xanadu — that he

heard from afar Ancestral voices prophesying war.

One of the greatest of poets, Coleridge was one of the wisest of men, and it was not for nothing that he read us this parable. Let us have a little less of “hands across the sea,” and a little more of that elemental distrust that is the security of nations. War loves to come like a thief in the night; professions of eternal amity provide the night.

-Ambrose Beirce, The Devil’s Dictionary

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  1. War Is Very Method Of “Moralist” Culture In CYCLIC, Spenglerian “Decline”

    This is very well-taken subject u bring up, tiger–war, strife, conflict. After all, humans are sinners, subject to HUBRIS–the idea we have perfectly “free” will, capable then of doing “good.”

    But observe then how war arises–history itself is testament. For as the beginning farming culture is successful, (a) the population grows–let the Romans be the model.

    (b) The following, inheritor generations fm the originals then enjoy a civilization built not so much by themselves, and there are lots more of them than would have survived among the originals who had to pioneer things in the first place.

    (c) So a class of the population grows-up, insistent upon this non-existent “good-evil,” not willing to accept it’s all false, delusionary, fallacious, and hereticalist (for Christianity known as Pelagianism–look it up).

    For the truth, so far as reason can discern, is humans do NOT have perfectly “free” will, humans being sinners, ineluctably dependent upon God’s grace for salvation.

    And the pt. then is that war is mere function of sin and hubris which inevitably arises as the false “prosperity” is now artificially manufactured as by means of “central-banking”–like present US Federal Reserve Bank (Fed) legalized COUNTERFEITING–as we see presently in USA, central-banking now effective universally, throughout the world.

    And notice present USA and associated West (like NATO) attacking those countries without approved central-banking–like Iraq, Libya, aiming at Iran, etc., the world-gov. working to expand and consolidate–all upon pretext of of “good” and other, related euphemisms, like esp., “humanitarianism” and “human-rights,” which was done in Somalia in the early 90s and Serbia in late 90s.

    Thus we see WAR is the very program of moralism and “good-evil” delusion/fallacy/hereticalism built upon the corrupt culture in “Decline of the West,” by Oswald Spengler. Peace is War, confirmed by Orwell.


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