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ComicCon2017Have Western values made the Eastern man better? How about Western man?

ChineseOxfordMovementKu Hung-Ming, The Story Of A Chinese Oxford Movement, 1910

StreetArt2017sHow often we feel the need to escape in order to find peace.

To be of the eternal now — to care about our soul, which is the only thing that really belongs to us — starts with having hearts open to mercy and forgiveness (of our neighbor). Then peace is ours.

TrumpProtesters092617bTrumpProtesters092617Back in 1916, at the height of World War I, Dadaism sought to replace any kind of rational order with the irrational, and radical politics sought to rapidly usher in a ‘new world’ (where presumably all would flourish) led by themselves. As a result, the anti-art movement and progressive (phallic) politics, built on nihilism, have produced a nation where government “by and with the consent of the people” is all but impossible because ‘the people’ have become absurd — choosing to collapse their colony and themselves (not just their government) out of righteousness and malevolence.

HangOnObsessive/compulsive use of digital devices, by the fairer sex, continues to be a danger to persons and society.

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RAW17The American way of activism — featuring individuals in despair, driven by a peculiar admixture of aims, seeking justice (vengeance) and identity in their struggle for rights, while at the same time rebelling against truth and life itself — was on full display in the fulminations of opposing, yet similar, rebel groups in Charlottesville.

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feminists.JPGNowadays, women seeking to do men’s work are becoming mothers.

FreedomTrain.JPG“Passion for power over others will never cease to threaten mankind. Freedom can prevail only when protected by law, and it is axiomatic that law to be effective must have the constant support of public opinion grounded in the conscience of the citizen.”

“The stability of free government in America and the chief bulwark of our safety lies not in legal enactments but in the great reservoir of ideas grounded in a deep sense of moral values. It is these concepts held in common by our people that constitute the hidden strength of the nation. Toynbee, in reviewing world developments, emphasizes that the sense of fair play and moderation in politics is one of the great gifts that the West can give to the rest of the world.” Man’s Right to Knowledge (Columbia University, 1954)

If civilization emanates from, and leads to, values anchored in truth and morality, one can say that today’s Western values are far from truth, morality and civilization. Which might help explain the anarchy, tyranny and emptiness that have resulted from so-called Western values.

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