The one behind close as the one before

The one behind close as the one before
Unseen unknown no need to turn and look
As evanescent as a wisp of dream
As penetrating as a running stream
The one behind whose eye upon us rests
And forward we move on past all protests

Military Malfeasance, Afghanistan and National Sanity

In the post WW2 era 
we have been prey to military malfeasance
We cede vast power to generals 
some sane some questionable 

Our conduct of wars has been 
largely non-productive and 
vastly wasteful of lives 

The tragedy is compounded 
by the fact that 
none of the wars 
we have fought have 
yielded up a vastly better result 
than if we had 
never entered them 
in the first place. 
True in Vietnam 
True in Iraq 
True in Afghanistan

Our military malfeasance 
obligates politicians to 
play along 
even when they know 
they are being conned
The choices are never good 
Hawks want to 
paper over malfeasance 
with more and more war 
Non-hawks need to 
paper over 
their incredibly bad judgment

All of us are culpable

Chelsea Manning is 
the sign and seal 
of our malfeasance
She had the fortitude 
to expose it 
She is now being made 
into a martyr 
by President Obama

As Commander in Chief 
the President should repent 
and free Chelsea Manning 

I say this as one who 
supports the President 
and who has contributed 
and will contribute to 
his effort. 

His behavior 
in this instance 
has been shameful 
and he owes it 
to the country 
to free Manning.

Triadic Commentary - Abrahamic religions are obsolete

Abrahamic religions have played realpolitik from the start. They are morally problematic and without intrinsic authority. They have been in league with principalities and powers or captives of their cultures or both. We are in the era of a vast shift from religion to spirituality and universal practice of ontological , post-Aristotelian values - tolerance, democracy, helpfulness, non-idolatry. It is a pragmaticist spirituality which would subordinate both science and religion to a universal ethic based on the freedom to choose and the freedom to say no.. We are fortunate to be living at such a time.


To Whom Would Jesus Speak Today?

To whom would Jesus speak to day
and if he spoke what would he say
He'd say one thing to everyone
Let Abba's will be said and done 

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If you are interested in reclaiming streets for children's play

Playing Out is now a blanket term
for an effort to free the streets from 
automobile traffic
enough to enable children
who live on those streets 
to play

It is a sad comment on the dysfunction of automobile society that we now have to go hat in hand to eke out a bit of space and time so children can get out of their houses and play a bit in the street. If you want to be regularly tweaked on children's play, join this excellent Facebook group:

Triadic Philosophy - Beyond Repetition A New Way of Life


Conscious values held by all
will turn the tide of history
till it flows at the pace of time
eyes open to reality

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