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A book, a report, and a bunch of koans… so far.

Welcome to No6ody’s website. Most of the links are to PDF files because I can’t post text. Creative Commons 4.0, You can use my work for any NON-COMMERCIAL purpose. WordPress is becoming increasingly unfriendly to my old computer.

Updated Nov 2 2015 Here is a collection of short stores: More Short Stories, Parably Allegories ver 1v00 

Updated Nov 2 2015  The title explains it all: Doggerel for Caterwauling Guerillas 1v00

Updated Nov 2 2015This is a strange story where I try to tell the truth by telling lies. Dragonic Logic ver 1v00

Mar 15, 2015 Know thyself 1v00 (PDF) A hope-this-helps book for truthseekers.

Mar 15 2015 Here are stories… Allah Glories! a PDF book of short stories, mostly allegories, fables, and parables.

Xenophon wrote in The Memorable Thoughts of Socrates: “(…) he [Socrates] would accept of no gratuity from any who desired to confer with him, and said that was the way to discover a noble and generous heart, and that they who take rewards betray a meanness of soul, and sell their own persons (…)” Many years ago, it was wisely thought that teaching for pay was a bad thing. Paid teachers will always be tempted to make what is easy seem to be difficult. I once sought science-fiction stories that taught science. I found that such stories were becoming scarce. My culture didn’t seem to value teaching or learning unless it leads to profits. Both of these reasons are why this science-fiction book is free.  a psych-rhet experiment  (PDF file) updated Jan `1 2015 The Psych_Rhet Experiment ver 1v5

A being from another planet would probably be mechanical, because it is possible to turn off a machine for ten thousand years.  An intelligent electro-mech might have the following viewpoint– xeno-datagathering report PDF file

I don’t know what ‘enlightenment’ means, but these ‘koans’ may have some wisdom in them.  Koans For The Western Mind PDF file  

More Koans For The Western Mind  “We live in a world which is full of misery and ignorance, and the plain duty of each and all of us is to try to make the little corner he can influence somewhat less miserable and somewhat less ignorant than it was before he entered it.” Thomas Henry Huxley

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is an allegorical tale first printed in 1900. What was apparent to readers then has been obscured by the mists of time and, sad to say, by propaganda. The original book by L. FrankBaum is available for free at http://www.gutenberg.org and worth reading if you either liked the movie or if you like history (especially once you ‘see through’ the allegory). The following (large PDF, many pix) is a guide to the original story and no6ody’s explanation of some of the symbolism.  The Wonderful Wizard of Oz allegorical allusions partly explained (PDF file) updated Jan 1 2015 Seeking the Allegory of Oz with lots of Denzer pix ver1v05

Dorothy saves Toto

This part wasn’t in the movie!

 

What no6ody knows about money…  A brief look at the power of money (PDF file)

The science of rhetoric: mostly ignored by modern “educational” systems, yet very important. Rhetoric is the science/study of effective communication. A brief look at the science of rhetoric (PDF)

 
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Posted by on Wed, 2013 in General Knowledge, stories

 

Retrain your brain

A nutty brain...

A nutty brain…

Another PDF file of Philosophy and do-it-yourself brain programming. Perhaps it will do somebody some good…
retrain your brain  (PDF file)

 
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Posted by on Wed, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

The difference between schooling and education…

JTG quotes  is another PDF file that enables me to avoid wrestling with the website mechanics. I think it is very important… I hope you do too.

 
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Posted by on Sun, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Nonviolence

about nonviolence

(nonviolence ) Effective Non-Violent Action 2 pg

Nonviolence is a powerful force, and often misunderstood. I hope these PDF’s are helpful to dispel some of the propaganda that attempts to make nonviolence look like a weapon for weak, ineffectual people.

Who is the brave person?

Who is the brave person?

 

 

 
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Posted by on Thu, 2013 in General Knowledge

 

The culture of addiction

The dose makes it medicine or poison

The dose makes it medicine or poison

The  following is a PDF file with a few observations on the Culture of Addiction. (Apologies for the PDF…)

USSA

 
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Posted by on Sun, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

No6ody is the Kink in a Demoncrazy

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I have forgotten much, and I knew but little, so eye am more fit to drool than some other recent Pres-a-dents and their Vice Pressagainsts. It must be my dooty to select myself for one of those governbent orifices. Since real voting occurs primarily when people spend currency, if no6ody is elected Kink no harm will be done. Also, no6ody runs for poli-tickle offices long after the selection is over, so vhote for me in 2012.
But I would not like you to vhote for me: –> no6ody . But I’d like it even less if you voted for a corppolitician. So, if you vhote, don’t spe1l my name right. Instead, please vhote for nobody, pleas. Thank you. [[I’m also too embarrassed to act-surreally try to win, because eye mite, and eye would not be noughtthing bought a zero no6ody no more.]]
No6ody has to ask for money because it’s traditional. But when eye do, eye get is $₤ips of Pa¥p€r. Since ‘Citizens United’ really means ‘Corporations Untied’ in NewSpeak, so eye have hired No6ody, incorpse-orated (which is a huge dumber of people) to collect my money for me. If you want to contribute, then give your money to real people, for it will get to me eventually. Eye will also accept previously used paperbags to make disguises out of so no6ody can remain a zero.

IF eye am selected, eye will do what no6ody does:
eye will not play with the corpse-orations, especially the biggest and bank$ter-icky-ist ones, for they have no soul.
The death penalty will be applied to all limited-liability corporations, so anyone intentionally selling defective products or engaging in reckless business practices can have all their assets sued off. If this doesn’t work or cannot get thru Con-gress, eye will declare that limited-liability corps are ‘enemy combatants’ and eye will recite no6ody’s ‘poetry’ at them (cruise missiles are too expensive). eye will also declare that various wea1%thy people, members of Con-gress, and teh Supine Courp are all ‘enemy combatants’ and thereby mandatory consumers of no6ody’s Vo9on ‘poetry’ until the NDAA is revoked.
More than two million presidential pardons need to be handed out, especially in the secret prisons. Yesterday.
All drugs will be legalized, or eye will pardon anyone convicted of drug use. eye would encourage free-market drug dens for those taking the heavy-duty stuff. [I’d open one, so you could trust no6ody with your brain when you’re out of your mind.]
Prisons, military, currency management, and other ‘natural’ monopolies are government business and can not be sold to the highest bidder. The mass media will be available to all humans who wish to use it, not just wea1%thy people. I’d call it ‘teh internetz.’
Fractional reserve banking is illegal. End of story.
The Goover Mint will pay most of the salaries of the lowest-paid 90% or so of ‘defense contractor’ employees for a year or two, but eye will ask them to find some public service to perform instead of supplying wargasmic toys. It’s time to till the soil–metaphorically and literally.
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My eye-deal. Not.

My eye-deal. Not.

This has nothing to do with anything else on this page. Really.
This has nothing to do with anything else on this page. Really.

 
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Posted by on Thu, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

This is Lacedaemon!

Suddenly I feel like a Helot...

Suddenly I feel like a Helot…

Is this Lacedaemon? (Lacedaemon was the nation, Sparta was the chief city.)

Even in this less-than-literate age, most people have heard of Sparta, even though it declined before there was a Jesus. TPTB seem to like Sparta. There’s even a word for it–laconophilia. Even Adolf Hitler praised the Spartans: “The subjugation of 350,000 Helots by 6,000 Spartans was only possible because of the racial superiority of the Spartans.” What attraction does this ancient city-state hold for TPTB?  Count the ways…

Sparta, from it’s beginning, was a slave state. Every citizen was given a plot of land to own as long as he lived, and the land (and the slaves tied to it who did all the farmwork, called ‘helots’) would revert back to the state once the citizen died. This rather communistic idea was quickly abandoned, and Sparta always had huge inequalities in wealth distribution that grew as time passed. The government was always a secretive oligarchy–so secretive that the constitution of Sparta may never have been written down.

Sparta was always a militarist state, and its citizens were its soldiers. Full citizens of Sparta were forbidden to have anything to do with business, according to Xenophon. Sparta was not known for its libraries, temples, or philosophers, but for its total dedication to military affairs. Aristotle describes the kingship at Sparta as “a kind of unlimited and perpetual generalship,” as the king had few other duties.

A secret society for the young, the future citizen-soldiers, called the Krypteia (from the Greek word meaning ‘hidden’ or ‘secret’) ruthlessly eliminated any Helots that were considered objectionable, with a few random murders thrown in to keep the rest of the Helots in fear–a kind of state terror. Every year, the oligarchy declared war on the Helots so Spartan citizens could kill them without committing murder according to their laws.

The educational system was limited to what they thought made good soldiers. Real learning was banned. Plutarch: “They learned to read and write for purely practical reasons; but all other forms of education they banned from the country, books and treatises being included in this quite as much as men. All their education was directed toward prompt obedience to authority, stout endurance of hardship, and victory or death in battle.” On the plus side, this ‘education’ included women as well, unique among the Greeks at the time.

Spartan leaders encouraged citizens to have children, but all children were judged by government representatives, and if they were deemed unfit to live, the children were thrown off of Mount Taygetos. They had rather primitive ideas of eugenics, but such ideas were firmly entrenched. The founder of Sparta, Lycurgus, is reputed to have said “that the female should practice bodily exercise no less than the male sex,” and to say that a man should think it shame to be seen going in to his wife, or coming out from her. When married people meet in this way, they must feel stronger desire for the company of one another…and produce more robust offspring.” This extended to the Helots, but in reverse. The Krypteia often targeted ‘superior’ Helots working in their fields. Occasionally, things got even worse for the the Helots. Thucydides states: “The helots were invited by a proclamation to pick out those of their number who claimed to have most distinguished themselves against the enemy, in order that they might receive their freedom; the object being to test them, as it was thought that the first to claim their freedom would be the most high spirited and the most apt to rebel. As many as two thousand were selected accordingly, who crowned themselves and went round the temples, rejoicing in their new freedom. The Spartans, however, soon afterwards did away with them, and no one ever knew how each of them perished.”

Spartan citizens were constitutionally not allowed to use gold and silver coins, but instead were to use iron bars as currency. Spartan ‘fiat’ money was nearly worthless, troublesome to use in quantity, and not worth hoarding or stealing. [Link to a proposed bill to make U. S. coins out of steel (a durable kind of iron). Euro coins are already made of steel. Perhaps vending machines will stop accepting coins altogether, taking currency and credit-cards… changing over to cc-only, free video surveillance, for your protection, no extra charge. [BTW, the weaklypeedonya currently has this idiotic thing posted: “(…) archeology has not produced evidence of this currency, and it is more likely that Sparta simply used currencies minted elsewhere.” LOL! As if that could happen to a dominant state. Also, iron RUSTS. That’s one reason why glod and sliver are useful as money.] Wealth, for most citizens, was land ‘ownership.’ Such wealth was easily tracked by the Spartan oligarchy.

Perhaps because of their warlike education, the Spartans were reputed by many to be terse in their speech, saying little. [140 character limit of Twitter, cell phone texting, etc] Do U no Y ? Ignorance is Strength.

There is a well-known passage in Thucydides which runs thus: “Suppose the city of Sparta to be deserted, and nothing left but the temples and the ground-plan, distant ages would be very unwilling to believe that the power of the Lacedaemonians was at all equal to their fame. Their city is not built continuously, and has no splendid temples or other edifices; it rather resembles a group of villages, like the ancient towns of Hellas, and would therefore make a poor show.”

 
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Posted by on Thu, 2013 in Rants