From "mx news"
(free in sydney), I read a short article by Aussie Taylor Schon, who
went and lived in NYC for a while as a young female model - she was on the
observation deck of the world trade center on Sept 9 2001...
September 11 has
undoubtedly changed my entire outlook and perspective on life. It has
changed me from normal attitudes of job,career, work,
Life is short,
some people have had it cut shorter.
I live, I
travel, I pursue my passions, and I tell people I love them, I take
chances and sometimes I get hurt.
I try to love
and get heartbroken.
But I would
rather try and make the effort, because of this second chance at
some juicy and
refreshing comment from the "one cosmos" blog:
true "restorative" or "conservative" revolution
would be like that of the Islamists, who utterly reject modernity and
want to return to an insanely "pure" form of Islam.
conservative Americans are routinely accused by the left of having a
similar agenda, when the opposite is true. Rather, the left wishes to
impose its religion on the rest of us, since one cannot be a leftist
without a huge and intrusive state.
why look back before the job is even done? Often it becomes an excuse
for the villainous
our midst to pretend they are actually on the same side we are, by
expressing sympathy for the victims -- victims
they would otherwise regard as deserving of their fate because
They are not animated by a desire to avenge these deaths, which,
after all, is the important -- and difficult -- part. With all due
respect, anyone can cry. What we need are people who can fight and
kill, a very different skill set.
thinking on the day it happened, “nothing will ever be the same,”as if the veil of history had been rent right down the middle,
revealing to us, if only for a moment, exactly what lay behind it:
the principalities and demonic powers, the Cosmocrats of the Dark
Aeon -- those unseen forces that “are more than rational and which
make use of lower things, things below reason, in order to conquer
and rule the world of man” (Dawson).
are the root causes: World.
First, the World,
the idea that human beings are actually one, and that, beneath our
superficial diversity, there is a universal Way and Life and Truth.
is the opposite of multiculturalism, the pernicious idea that the
endarkened multitude of human streams evolve in their own parallel
universes and that truth is somehow embodied in each culture.
point of fact, culture -- that unreflective torrent of custom that
drags most souls in its wake -- is more or less a repository of
falsehood and delusion, of things that are not true because they
cannot be true. Time reveals this to be the case, but it is
specifically time that our enemies wish to arrest and
The spiritual evolution of which we speak is a system, and only an
open system may evolve. We are specifically at war with people who
object to this fact, and wish to remain in a dark, dank, and airless
prison -- an authoritarian anthell with truth handed down from on
high, preventing any hope for evolutionary progress.
are literally death
for death occurs whenever a system becomes closed, whether it is
biological death, psychic death, epistemological death, spiritual
death, economic death, what have you.
The world is converging towards its nonlocal center, a spiritual
telos that is located outside space and time. This center can only be
reached through liberty (...)
respects the freedom of the human soul, because it is itself
fulfilled by freedom; and the deepest meaning of freedom is the power
to expand and grow towards perfection.... --Sri