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From Meccania to Atlantis - Part 5: From Screeching Cats to SDG
brusselsjournal.com ^ | 19 December, 2008 | Takuan Seiyo

Posted on 04/02/2013 4:32:07 PM PDT by marktwain

The incompetence, decadence and stupidity that one wades through on a daily basis in the West contrast one’s daily experience in the East. To begin with, the common Orientals are smarter. That mean IQ of 105 versus 99 for Whites is a tremendous advantage in producing an intelligent, competent workforce. When you add to it a work ethic unseen in the West since 19th century Northwest Europe, and a Confucian morality, the comparison is not flattering to the West.

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The sun also rises in the West

Never give up. This being the birthday of the West’s redeemer compels one to look for a hole in Spengler’s gloomy tableau. Prospecting for such holes, looking for a way out of the other Spengler’s chute of Der Untergang des Abendlandes, one reviews Asia Times’ cultural pundit’s text. One finds a tear in it, and sunshine is pouring through that tear.

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Mozart could ride a horse, punch a man, insult a prince, belch and fart heartily. He has probably dallied with more than a few wenches standing up on a dark staircase with odors of boiling potatoes and sizzling speck wafting about. This was no silk-stockinged court poodle, piddling on flannel while standing on brocade – though he may have played that role when necessary.

There is strength, vigor, grandeur, defiance, resilience, even force in Mozart, not just streams of little pearls spilling from Meissen porcelain. And Lang Lang’s 24th Concerto misses all that. To him, Mozart is a technical exercise in delicate finesse. But to a thinking, feeling Westerner, Mozart is a spiritual epiphany and a testimony to God's greatness.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: china; culture; iq; westerncivilization
A very interesting essay. It is long. My excerpt does not do it justice. It is primarily about how we have shackled ourselves with political correctness in the West, and how we might escape.

I found it an excellent read.

1 posted on 04/02/2013 4:32:07 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

OK I am listening to classical music


2 posted on 04/02/2013 4:46:15 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: marktwain

I love it! It says what I hav ebeen saying since 9-11 WEST IS BEST!


3 posted on 04/02/2013 4:52:52 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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That was hard to read but made sense, what I understood and I even gave it w full read, even though it’s. From Brussels....


4 posted on 04/02/2013 5:41:00 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: marktwain

This guy probably knows Derbyshire.


5 posted on 04/02/2013 6:15:57 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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