In Vino Veritas. In Cervisiam Robur In Sanguis Fidem.
Three fluids and three separate traits that they bear and provide. In wine there is truth; in beer there is strength; and in blood there is fidelity.
For myself, I say that the third, blood, and the fidelity it brings is the most important of the three. Any truth can be silenced and any strength overcome by treachery. Hence, the fidelity of blood, either that shared or that shed together is greatest.
While many, myself included, love the prose in the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible, I do believe that many in society would benefit far more from the simple rules therein to be told to them in simple words.
Of course, since this is all delivered in the simple words of the “Hillbilly,” the “Redneck,” the “uneducated” men and women of America’s heartland, those sorts who are the most exilic from the Word, the most fallen away from any faith, and who would most benefit from simple rules in simple words are exactly the ones that would and will reject and deride this.
Then, a great many of those sorts would reject and deride these simple rules and their underlying wisdom no matter what prose they were couched in. They find them to be abhorrent and an abomination.
I believe that, while fundamentally true, Descarte’s famous philosophical statement, “cogito, ergo sum” can be more practically, in today’s world, be expressed as, “I complain, bitch, whine, and get offended, therefore I am.” We will seemingly bitch about anything and everything, even when –or, possibly especially when – doing so detracts or distracts from what is enjoyable or beautiful.
A perfect example of this is Japanese Rope Bondage. Many call it Shibari, while many others call it Kinbaku. And both camps are quite quick and vicious in their attacks upon the other. Also, since this is a Western (gaijin) issue, there are also the normal pack of SJWs stridently denouncing both camps for Cultural Appropriation. 🙄
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