Saturday, March 31, 2007

Yahia Lababidi

Yahia Lababidi's Aphorisms.

Yahia Lababidi is one of a very few contemporary writers to have their work included in an Encyclopedia of the World's Great Aphorists by James Geary, due November 2007.

"Liar: one who claims to tell the truth, always."

"Time forbids attachments. Clinging to a particular time is courting madness."

"Looking death in the eye is like staring into the sun; for a while, you see its impression everywhere, stare too long and you see nothing else."
Read the rest Here.

I'll be sure to read his book.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

On This Modern Warrior Archetype Part Six.11.7

11g. Who benefits by being ground down? This great error is the belief that everything must end in the dust. Why go to such extremes? This greater error is explained by a perverse desire to project upon the world one’s cravings. The bright flame burns quickest. Historical inevitability has a tendency to turn out not to be so inevitable.

Monday, March 26, 2007

On This Modern Warrior Archetype Part Six.11.6

11f. If intellectualism is unknown, can such an environment really give rise to anti-intellectualism? Its products are what they are. The simple do not necessarily believe themselves to be so basic. Some things are not easily analyzed; other matters do not warrant the effort. Projection is the enemy.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

On This Modern Warrior Archetype Part Six.11.5

11e. Some things are worth more walking away.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

On This Modern Warrior Archetype Part Six.11.4

11d. Intimidation is a powerful weapon that is easily squandered by bravado. Why be a target?

Monday, March 19, 2007

On This Modern Warrior Archetype Part Six.11.3

11c. Fighting occurs on many different levels and fields. Most would be warriors view physical aspects to be supremely important. Although in emergencies situations the upper hand may go to the physically superior, in many situations the mental and moral levels are far more important. Whether positively or negatively, the masses cannot be reached any other way. Reputation is difficult to earn, but easy to dispel through rash and ill-though actions. Only a tool believes otherwise.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

On This Modern Warrior Archetype Part Six.11.2

11b. Although easy to discuss, new courses are difficult to implement. Social and cultural inertia are drags on substantive change. On the other hand, many impulses toward change are based upon wishful and even delusional thinking. Desire does not make all things possible. Therein a difficulty arises: how to tell the difference between resistance and the impossible. The first step is observing the world as it is, rather than how one wants it to be. Will is not always a power.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

On This Modern Warrior Archetype Part Six.11.1

11a. As Things Fall Apart, an impulse toward destruction for its own sake may be emergent. As civilization falters, nihilism is spawned. Decadence leaves little worth preserving, and certainly inspires no desire to fight for its defense. Dirt is better cleansed. Culture can be separated from its rotten society by moving on. A lost cause is better given new direction.

Monday, March 12, 2007

On This Modern Warrior Archetype Part Six.10.0

10. When everyone is a deviant, then no one is.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

On This Modern Warrior Archetype Part Six.9.26

9z. Sometimes survival demands sacrifice. Maximum Advantage will not allow such vectors. Despite a desire to the contrary, embracing the machine always proves to be cold. Humanity is lost on robots. Logic is not a human condition. Mass sterilization is the first step toward extinction. Civilizations, societies and cultures are no exceptions.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

On This Modern Warrior Archetype Part Six.9.25

9y. As laws are undermined by their makers, authority is eroded like exposed soil during a hard rain. Eventually, only hard rock is left exposed. Any Fall is hard and bloody. In the end, nature stands supreme over the anti-natural inclinations bred by a decadent society. Stone is only a cushion for something harder.

Monday, March 05, 2007

On This Modern Warrior Archetype Part Six.9.24

The unthinking are fodder for state power, and therefore the bane of liberty. Their prominence is an indicator of degeneration. While denying the possibility of succession, the status quo marches toward its doom. Despite claims to the contrary, any system that promotes vapidity is wearing down. Passing over is no aberration. Corruption has its consequences.

Friday, March 02, 2007

On This Modern Warrior Archetype Part Six.9.23

9u. A man three feet tall stands ten feet tall with a gun; a man who gets the same thing without lifting a finger stands even taller.