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Otium sine litteris mors est.

TENETS

* If we ever experienced a problem anywhere, it came about, in some degree, due to certain wrong assumptions, either co-present with, or just prior to the given problem's actually taking place.
* Unless you believe in God, the One, and or the infinite, every assumption is contingent.
* PROCESS (or if you prefer spirit, or activity) PRECEDES IMAGE. Image may, to some extent, (and sometimes almost perfectly) represent process. But process is always superior to and always more real than image. If process precedes image this might suggest also that mind precedes matter and energy.
* Everything we believe, or say we know, is based on a factual or value judgment. Both kinds of judgment always entail the other to some extent, and nothing can be known or exists for us without them.
* No fact or purported fact is true or false without someone to assert and believe it to be such. If an assertion or claim is deemed true or false then, and we are thorough, we should ask who is it that says so (or has said so), and what criteria are (were) they using? There is no such thing as "faceless" truth or reality -- at least none we are capable of knowing.
* You can't escape reason. If you aren't rational yourself, someone else will be rational for you; nor do their intentions toward you need to be friendly or benevolent.
* Every point of view and opinion has its truth to it -- even the most abhorrent and unacceptable to us. This said, we are naturally inclined to assume that some opinions have much greater truth to them than others. Even so, what little truth there is in any point of view must, at least at some juncture, and certainly with respect to issues of heated controversy, be justly and reasonably respected. Why? Because we would not be honest (and therefore not truthful) if we didn't.
*Ultimately, and when all is said and done, thought without heart is nothing.
* Most, if not all, of society's very worst problems arise from (certain) spirit people and those who listen to them -- whether the former comes in the shape of "God," angel, devil or what have you. It is these people who are most the source and cause of real unhappiness. If then you chance to have contact with such, while having (one assumes) overcome their lures, deceptions, and pretenses of benevolence and higher knowledge, I recommend that this (i.e., "unhappiness" or "unhappiness itself") is what you call them. Blame and curse them for (most) everything wrong; for it is it is they who have been and are the ruin of everyone and everything (that is, if anyone is or could be said to be so.)

Mottos:
"When you can face me, I'll consider taking you seriously."
"Millions for defense; not one cent for tribute!"
"The whole of the city is at the mercy of a gang of criminals, led by a man who calls
himself 'the Kid.' And I'm the only one who can find him for you." (RE see here.)

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(Proof That "Go Vegan" is Biblical.)

3. Philo, on the authority of some Jewish tradition, explains the manna to have been of such a nature that it changed with the taste of the eater: that of itself it was like millet seed boiled in honey; it served sometimes for bread, sometimes for meat, either of birds or beasts; at other times for vegetables, according to each man's liking; even for fish so that the flavour of each separate kind was exactly reproduced in the eater's mouth...
~ Basil the Great (c.329-379), Letter 190

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...The Lord requires from us what He does not require from every one. The common mass of mankind lives by habit, but the Christian's rule of life is the commandment of the Lord, and the example of holy men of old, whose greatness of soul was, above all, exhibited in adversity. To the end, then, that you may yourself leave to them that come after you an example of fortitude and of genuine trust in what we hope for, show that you are not vanquished by your grief, but are rising above your sorrows, patient in affliction, and rejoicing in hope. Pray let none of these things be a hindrance to our hoped for meeting. Children, indeed, are held blameless on account of their tender age; but you and I are under the responsibility of serving the Lord, as He commands us, and in all things to be ready for the administration of the affairs of the Churches. For the due discharge of that duty the Lord has reserved great rewards for faithful and wise stewards.
~ Basil the Great (c.329-379), Letter 206

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"[late 12th century]...His sister Sybilla, the mother of Baldwin the Fifth, was his natural heiress: after the suspicious death of her child, she crowned her second husband, Guy of Lusignan, a prince of a handsome person, but of such base renown, that his own brother Jeffrey was heard to exclaim,
'Since they have made him a king, surely they would have made me a god!'"
~ Gibbon, vol. 6, ch. 59, part II.

Which I in present circumstances might adopt by saying -- if he is a god, then what does that make me (who beat him?)

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Upon my presently coming to a close of my reading of Scapegoat, a 1976 study of the Lindbergh kidnapping case by Anthony Scaduto, I thought I might make a few cursory remarks.

1. I agree with the author and thoroughly believe Hauptmann was innocent as far as having anything to do with the kidnapping; for several reasons. For one, those who would condemn Hauptmann would have to claim virtually all the arguments made in his defense, and these are quite numerous to say the least, were largely false and those who defended him were either liars or deluded, including Hauptmann himself. And if such allegations were justified it would effectively imply, it seems to me, a conspiracy to deceive. And who would be the master-mind behind that or such a thing? Hauptmann? His wife? Else how else account for the vast quantity of counter arguments? Were such lies and or mistakes simply a result of well-meaning but misguided persons pitying the accused? This of itself is hard to believe.

A conspiracy on behalf of a forced guilty verdict, by comparison, is far more plausible; not least of which if we posit the possible involvement of criminal spirit people on some level; including the latter demanding Hauptmann as a victim -- or else. "Give us Hauptmann and we will permit you peace to your monies, careers, and safety of your families." What do the criminal spirit people obtain out of this kind of deal? They get all these people guilty, undermine law and public institutions, and society as a result is more easily placed under their surreptitious sway and de facto or ad hoc governance. And why Hauptmann? Very possibly because he was at heart a good person, and this, under the circumstances, made him one of the best kind of sacrifices. Lindbergh and the rest gave in to this extortion evidently because they could not intelligently deal with criminal spirit people, and saw themselves as simply protecting their own.

2. The very nature of the crime was utterly monstrous and required the utmost daring and risk taking by targeting, of all people, Charles Lindbergh. Think about it. How many would be prepared to do such a thing and risk the ire and recrimination being caught doing so implied for any amount of money? Here is a fatal flaw in those who would condemn Hauptmann; namely they are unable to comprehend both the diabolically sinister nature and the high degree of danger entailed by perpetration of the offense in question. Who would do it? Only the most hard up and desperate -- and or else brain washed -- sort; which from what we know of him rules out Hauptmann. And here again, the scenario does suggest criminal spirit people; absolutely the most shameless, calculating, desperate, and depraved kind of criminals there are.

3. If what Hauptmann reported about Fisch giving him the ransom money were true, it would have to imply that Fisch knew the money was hot and that he was setting up Hauptmann for a fall. Otherwise, why wouldn't Fisch have kept the money himself, and say cashed it in or taken it to Europe with him, if he thought it wasn't tainted? And yet granting this to have been the case, one must be careful as to Fisch's motive. Some are perhaps too ready to infer Fisch was involved in the kidnapping itself, but it isn't necessary to assume this if he knowingly passed on hot money to Hauptmann. Rather all that might have been required was for Fisch to be coerced and or bribed by someone else to do such a thing to Hauptmann. It is a common myth that serious criminals act mostly out a desire for money and power. But in truth, premeditated serious and violent crime comes about also through fear, threats, blackmail and the given person feels, well, forced to do what someone more powerful commands them to.

4. What sense did it make to leave the alleged body of the child in a location where it could be so easily found? Whether or not the body was whose it was purported to be, what criminal master-mind could have been so careless about such a thing? What could they have gained by it? Would it not, after all, been safer to let others think the child was still alive; while at the same time preventing exacerbation of the desire for vengeance against him (or them?) And if the corpse was of an unknown child placed where it was by gangsters (in order to lead police away from breathing down their necks), then why was it so abruptly taken to be Lindbergh Jr.? Because such as Lindbergh were frightened by gangsters if they didn't so identify it?

5. If Hauptmann was actually the sole culprit, what happened to the other odd $30,000 of the ransom money? If we allow that he was set up by others, they perhaps could not easily guess how likely it was that Hauptmann would be interpreted as the sole criminal. To then allow for this not happening, he ends up being given that more likely amount and that rather indicates his only being one of a number of culprits. Imagine for instance, if he was found (in round figures) with $40,000+ rather than $15,000. Then we might think, ah ha, it is him and no one else. But you see, the absurd and almost impossible happened; namely it came to be assumed that the kidnapping was a one man job. Yet if this had not been the case, namely that circumstances instead forced the interpretation that the crime involved more than one, the theory that Hauptmann was acting with others is more easily explained by his having only a small share of the total ransom. In other words, the “plotters” prudently figured it more likely that the crime would be seen as a group effort, and thus, albeit mistakenly as it turned out, sought or expected to have Hauptmann implicated on that basis.

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* "ORACLES," i.e., the above remarks, quotes, observations, poems, pictures, etc., posted here earlier (or the above continued.)

"Oracles": 2015 -- last updated 2 May 2015 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2014 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2013 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2012 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2011 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2010 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2009 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2008 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2007 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2003-2006 (.pdf)

Note. Aside from the poems written by myself (i.e., those formally included in Poems by WTS), or material cited or presumably as being from others, there is no copyright on the contents contained in the "Oracles" and they may otherwise and therefore be freely copied, disseminated, or plagiarized as much as anyone cares to do these things.

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To Contact me you can write or call:
William Thomas Sherman
1604 NW 70th St.
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Unless you are sending spam, or a general advertisement, or a private subscription I personally signed onto, you are guaranteed an answer from me at any of the above e-mails.

NOTICE: Strange as this might sound, it is not at all impossible that if you call or write me you may be answered by or receive a reply from someone impersonating me. I know this to have happened before. In fact I have had e-mails bounced back to me -- with my e-mail address as the sender -- which I never sent! For this reason I would prefer, if at all possible, people come to my home directly to see me, in order to avoid this sort of nonsense and interference on the part of people interested in discrediting me (due to my being outspoken on the subject of spirit people and other crime related matters.)
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BOOKS

If by chance you encounter any problems accessing a .pdf via a given link below, try: Right click "Save as..." to download the .pdf to your PC instead.

* Christ and Truth, THIRD edition (.pdf) ~ last updated: 1 Dec. 2014

* Peithology: The Nature and Origin of Belief, fifth edition (.pdf) ~ last updated 29 Dec. 2014

* A New Treatise on Hell, fourth edition (.pdf) ~ last updated 16 Jan. 2014
See also A Spirit People Primer, and, very importantly, my personal "Narrative" (.pdf zipped) ~ last updated: 1 Jan. 2014 and in .pdf -- and most recently "Appeal of 2008, and Re-Introduction to Sherman 'Narrative'"
"Spirit People and Science" Discussion Group/List at Yahoo Groups
"Spirit People and Science" on Face Book

* Calendar and Record of the Revolutionary War in the South: 1780-1781, NINTH edition ~ last updated: 27 April 2014

On a related note, see: Lee's Legion Remembered: Profiles of the 2d Partisan Corps as taken from Alexander Garden's Anecdotes. (.pdf)
And: CONTINENTAL ARMY SERIES

* Poems by WTS (.pdf)~ last updated 14 March 2015

* Link to my Mabel Normand Home Page, including Mabel Normand Source Book (Right click and "Save As..." if you are using dial-up.)

TRACTS, short pieces, etc.
  • Visits of the Forgotten: A Collection of Ghost Stories (.pdf) ~ last updated 4/29/14
  • "The Escape," a short story (.pdf)
  • "The Critical Mirror: Making Sense of Film Assessment" (1991) in .pdf ~ last updated 05/18/14
  • Silent Film Reviews written for Classic Images, plus an essay on Film Criticism (.rtf zipped) ~ last updated 5/18/14
  • "Some Tips for New Writers": An in-Progress Checklist (.pdf) ~ last updated 10/4/13
  • On the Rosary (.pdf) ~ last updated 3/30/09
  • "A Proposed Solution to the Somers-Mutiny"
  • "The Ghost of the Traitor," A Stage Play (.rtf, zipped) ~ last updated 12/15/12 and .pdf
  • "Some Observations Regarding the JFK Assassination" (.pdf) ~ last updated: 4/27/14
  • "BEN TURPIN: The Rear Guard of Saxicolous Wayfarers of Cinematic Finitude" (.pdf)

    Miscellaneous

  • MUSIC: * Midi transcription I did of J.S. Bach's Sonata no. 4 in C minor for violin, 4th mov. *My up-tempo Midi transcription of A. Corelli's La Folia *A Sarabande by G. F. Handel
    *"Soul, Rockin' and Obscure"
  • U.S. 22nd Pursuit Squadron; see also "A History of U.S. 22nd Aero Squadron" by Arthur Raymond Brooks, et al. (.pdf) and "Capt Arthur Ray Brooks: America's Quiet Ace of W.W.1" by Walter A. Musciano (.pdf)
  • French & Indian War (2.9 MBs) and Revolutionary War (5.6 MBs) scenarios for (at one time) Shrapnel Games' "Horse and Musket II" (for PC)
    The "Horse and Musket" program itself, is now available as a free download at: http://www.brothersoft.com/games/horse-musket.html
    To download the necessary 1.13 patch update, see: http://www.gunjones.com/HnMPatch100to113.zip (Choose "Save" at prompt, and after downloading unzip patch this in the main HnM folder.)
    Also and separately (i.e., from my own designs), click here to download the related and similarly out of print "Sons of Liberty" by SSI, and for which DOSBox is required.
  • The Naval War of 1812, Scenarios for Talonsoft's Age of Sail, with historical reference data from Theodore Roosevelt's work of that title.
  • Model Ship Page
  • An amateur painting,"Over Purple," I did many years back, about the only one of such I did which is still around, and which I like (though the scan doesn't quite do it justice, as not quite all of the actual picture is shown.)
  • Biograph Sunday
  • "Single-handedly,
    Fought both the League of Horror
    And the Organization Against Freedom
    For over a Decade,
    AND beat them -- MANY times!"

    Since I mention it nowhere else at this website or in my writings, and just for the record -- I was born on March 23, 1961 in Rockville Centre, New York (on Long Island.) My father's side of the family was and is entirely Irish and lived in New York City; while my mother's was and is entirely Lithuanian and came from Ansonia, Connecticut. In the summer of 1972, my family (my father was in Reinsurance) moved to the Medina section of Bellevue, Washington, and have, for the most part, lived in the general Seattle area ever since. I graduated from the University of Washington in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Since then I attended two years of Law School at Gonzaga University in Spokane, but dropped out for personal, moral and family reasons, before finishing. For most of the rest of my basic story, again, see my Narrative. For a more recent photograph (taken in April 2007), click here.
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    This is my recommendation of things and people sundry which others may have missed. For some these will already be well known, but for others less so. It is for these last that the suggestion is proffered.

    ~ Recommendation of the Week ~

    Since its inception, posting the "recommendation of the week," although much fun along the way, has also become a bit of an inconvenient chore requiring a regular schedule. Meanwhile, but more importantly, since I effectively (aside from the above mentioned exception) receive no feedback on them (or on this website generally), I can't think it warrants the personal investment any longer to keep it going. In addition to lack of feedback, I simply don't have the extra money (I feel) necessary to explore different music, movies, books etc. -- in turn necessary to maintain the span, color, and variety of the selections, taking the list as a whole. Consequently, unless and until I do ever finally get feedback and or "somehow" come into some funds, the "recommendation of the week" at present (as of August 2009) has been discontinued.

    Otherwise and as an expedient, what I intend to do in future in its place is post or mention music, movies, books etc. among my regular "Oracles;" as inspiration moves me or of unusually special interest comes up; something, of course, I already have, to some extent at least, been doing for some time.

    * List of previous Weekly Recommendations *

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    A PERSON OR THING ARE VALUED BECAUSE THEY ARE LOVED (OR ELSE BECAUSE THEY IN SOME WAY BENEFIT SOMEONE OR SOMETHING THAT IS LOVED.) THE GREATER THE SINCERITY, ENDURANCE AND OVERALL QUALITY OF THE LOVE FOR THAT PERSON OR THING, THE GREATER THE PERSON OR THING'S VALUE.
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    For more cats pics, click here; for their story, see my "Narrative."

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    Well, I would be certainly if I wasn't being black-balled, blacklisted, and my communications routinely tampered with. This is pitiful I know, and I have put off doing this literally for years. But now is the time for it to be known that if anyone will send me money I'll take it. And if truth be told, the more money I have the more of a wallop I can put to these Hell people (certainly they don't want me having any, and have and will gyp and short change me just about whenever they can.) So please consider giving to this website if you can at all possibly afford it. Proceeds also go to assist the Institute for Ben Turpin Studies. So far I have sold only one book at my "Bookshop;" so it is not at all impossible that even if you try what you might send won't be allowed to get through to me. If this happens -- oh well, thanks anyway! (Also, by the way, if you try to send money, whether by Pay Pal or otherwise, and for some reason I don't receive it or am prevented from doing so please report this to Social Security; because interference of my receiving such or other funds or donations goes clearly against Social Security's understandable wish that I no longer be a dependent on them if possible.)

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