From The Gettysburg Address to The Getties Burg Addy. Part XII.

Posted by Buck68 on September 29th, 2011 filed in Uncategorized

by Buck68™, September 4th, 2011
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— that from these honored dead
we take increased devotion to that cause
for which they gave the last full measure of devotion

— that we here highly resolve
that these dead shall not have died in vain

What does honor, require? Who can honor, and how does one honor? Does a statue, a memorial, a holiday, a saying, a medal, a title, a benefit, a thing… honor? Is a symbol or a feeling, the substance?

Once upon a time, when people recognized In God We Trust whether they believed in God or not, men recognized the basis for honor was morals – universal standards not established or justified by men.

Were men any better, then? No. Were men any freer then? Was there more or less slavery then? Were men any less ‘cruel and unusual’ to each other, then? Was there less Survival of the Fittest by Natural Selection then, because Darwin’s Origin of the Species [1854] had not yet replaced the ‘fact-based’ teachings of that day in our educational system?

Who says we have changed, we have progressed from the old ways, we have gotten better… except for ‘them’? Has each new generation…said this of previous generations? Do new ‘rigorous peer reviews’ supplant previous… ‘rigorous peer reviews’? Is each “discovery” literally, some partial recognition of what was already there …in full? In reality, everything that is there… is already there, is it not?

When man is man’s foundation, rationally and empirically, there is no foundation. The imperfect cannot comprehend the Perfect, much less perfect itself. As philosophers have long said in various ways, if God did not exist we would have to invent Him in order to establish a universal basis for… human civilization. Why is that necessary? Because man’s human nature is Natural. As in …Survival of the Fittest by Natural Selection. Survival of the Fittest by Natural Selection in a universe of Random Determinism in Entropy. What is that? That is the Scientific relational description of What is Going On [ WIGO ]. In that description, there is no right and wrong, no morals, no Creator. So what do we have absent our Creator but, as the old saying wryly puts it, ‘honor among thieves’? How about the Fairness of My Charisma by My Justice of MY…power, manipulation, and deception? MY ends justify MY means? Reality: we either recognize the Creator; or, supplant Him with… every sincere, imperfect, ME.

So was this obtuse di-gression from “what does honor, require”? Is this some ‘religious’ ‘down by the river’ revival? Or merely an oversimplified series of asking ‘why’ to work our way back to… what comes first in appealing to men to act … unnaturally?

Once again – we can argue about theology, hold any number and kind of personal ‘beliefs’ … yet still recognize exactly what our founders wrote in the two basic legitimizing documents of this Nation. All of this Nation and the people therein are justified and endowed by the Ultimate Authority named and written: Creator.

No Creator, no morals. No morals, no honor. No morals, no honesty … no ‘communication’ in the rational, accurate sense – just the endless ‘dis-coveries’ of yet more ways to deceive our selves and our fellow man by …any means. Example: logical fallacies. Fallacies = fallacious = fall. Fall… from …that moral basic of Right …to incompetent, hypocritical, self-anointed Judge of wrong. Solution: SEPARATE from the Authority for Right and Wrong…but claim you are “right in my own mind”?

SEPARATE or otherwise ‘get rid of’ that exact named Creator …and lying NEVER “rises to the level” – because we are ONLY human. The human animal – the human, without the Missing Link to… ‘awareness’.

So where are we, Mr. Lincoln?

— that from these honored dead
we take increased devotion to that cause
for which they gave the last full measure of devotion

— that we here highly resolve
that these dead shall not have died in vain

TODAY, have we American citizens, been engaged for our lifetime in a great Civil War, testing whether this Nation, or any Nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure?


How are we doing… SEPARATED from The Creator? Left to all those Fair and Balanced, Level Playing Field, Tolerant, Civil … Supplanters? While I – of course – “don’t remember, did nothing wrong, everybody does it, let’s move on”? But “they”… are to blame! Jest sayin’ totally, honestly, actually, really… makes me THAR?

Try just 1 test of all this in the privacy of your own cranium… so only Nobody will know. For a day, record every time you blame some one or some thing; every time you ‘just move on’ by avoiding; every time you “don’t have the time”; and, most of all, every time you do not say what you mean or mean what you say.

Just make a mark for each instance. Each mark, falls short of the mark. The mark – an awareness implanted in each of us – we are all running like hell from – toward every charade we can conjure.

Is every time I blame… an ‘honor killing’ of my very awareness – that which Science says defines me as ‘human’ – “sentience”?

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