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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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Historically gods are wrathfully violent for several possible reasons. The two most prominent of these seem to be A. trespassing on a god's rights or sanctity or B. Jealousy. This is true in both paganism and pre-Christian monotheism. Now while the first of these seems fairly understandable, how is that jealousy takes on divine importance? This emotional trait it seems is of no little significance because it provides us with a very important clue about the psychology of spirit people. Indeed, when you think about it, it seems to reflect an inadequacy that brings them down to the level of mere human. Should we then or are we rightly or "divinely" punished by that which is merely human? True, occasionally such as a Greek hero might take exception to a deity's taking (what the hero sees as) unfair or unjust advantage. Otherwise and traditionally however we don't think to ask the question; since it is assumed "gods" are by their rank simply entitled to have their way. And yet...?

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In a Word

If you asked me what is the number one problem in the world today I would say it was mind control and the effect it has on everything that goes on, whether individually or society wide. Yet who addresses this topic seriously? Certainly not anywhere nearly as many as there should be.

One party is the Sadducees, the other the Pharisees, with a third party behind them hidden, manipulating and playing off of both of the former. All claim to know better, yet it is honest truth that is routinely crucified and by them all, or at least those among them who are not honest and duly rational.

The fact of the matter is that when push comes to shove if honest reason does not prevail, criminal spirit people will, and when they prevail you have torture, violence, murder. Why? Because torture, violence, murder are seen as viable alternatives to honest, rational discourse.

19 And this is judgment, that the light came into the world, but people preferred darkness to light, because their works were evil.
20 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come toward the light, so that his works might not be exposed.
21 But whoever lives the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be clearly seen as done in God.

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[ch. 1]
...But you have come within its walls for the very purpose of trampling the wicked one under foot in his chosen abode. You had already in pitched battle outside utterly overcome him; let him have no reason, then, to say to himself, “They are now in my domain; with vile hatreds I shall tempt them, with defections or dissensions among themselves.” Let him fly from your presence, and skulk away into his own abysses, shrunken and torpid, as though he were an outcharmed or smoked-out snake. Give him not the success in his own kingdom of setting you at variance with each other, but let him find you armed and fortified with concord; for peace among you is battle with him. Some, not able to find this peace in the Church, have been used to seek it from the imprisoned martyrs. And so you ought to have it dwelling with you, and to cherish it, and to guard it, that you may be able perhaps to bestow it upon others.
~ Tertullian (c.160–220 AD), To the Martyrs

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[Posted earlier at the Lee's Legion page on Face Book]

"MARGERY TWO-SHOES" TEASER

In preparation for the upcoming holidays, I am working on a special .pdf transcription of the 1766 edition of Goody Two-Shoes. Although not wholly conclusive, scholarly consensus attributes authorship of this 18th century children's best seller, popular in America as well as Britain, to Oliver Goldsmith.

FOR THOSE WHO JUST CAN'T WAIT, here's a little teaser in the way of an excerpt.
http://www.gunjones.com/Goody_Two-Shoes__1766__excerpt.pdf

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[Posted on Face Book]

I yesterday wrote an email letter to the Library of Congress website complaining about their policy of disabling viewer comments from all their YouTube videos; most especially lectures where the public (including of course voters) is prevented from responding to speakers the government in effect is sponsoring. In sum, the answer I got was that what I was proposing, for reasons they gave, was unacceptable to the LOC. Since he makes reference to my taking my concerns to social media, I thought I would do the same here on FB. Here then is then is the response I received from news@loc.gov (and not personally signed by anyone, though the sender in the email address is given as one John Sayers or jsay@loc.gov .)

What then are we to conclude from this? That trolls have successfully managed to further undermine free speech and rational discussion in this country?

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Thanks for your email about comments on videos on our YouTube channel.

The Library's mission with its YouTube channel is to increase discovery and accessibility of its videos, rather than ask the YouTube community for information or commentary on the content. Furthermore, unlike other social media, the overwhelming majority of comments on YouTube videos consist of spam, abusive or vulgar commentary or irrelevant postings that violate our comment and posting policy: https://www.loc.gov/legal/comment-and-posting-policy/

We determined that the staff resources needed to moderate this volume of problematic comments on an ever-increasing library of videos would result in fewer actual videos being made available. Therefore—much like most other government agencies with YouTube channels—we made the decision to turn off comments on all Library YouTube videos when we launched the channel in 2009.

We encourage the public to engage with us via our other media where comments are welcome, including Facebook and our Library of Congress blogs. For a list of all the Library's social media, visit https://www.loc.gov/connect/.

Office of Communications
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave SE
Washington DC 20540-1601

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[My original letter had read:]

As a United States citizen I would like to express my strong dissatisfaction at comments being disabled on the LOC YouTube videos. What could be the possible reason for this? If given comments by YT users are or contain profanity or hate speech or overt spam, YouTube provides channel owners the means of deleting such. Meantime, the government while sponsoring, for example, LOC lecture speakers to appear on YouTube ought to give the public an opportunity to respond to what they are hearing. For instance, sometimes historian lectures provided a picture of history that well could stand correction and qualification or other constructive criticism. Comments by YouTube users make such corrections or qualifications to a speaker's assertions possible, and this as well only helps the public to be better informed and educated.
Please therefore change your YouTube policy and allow viewers comments on YouTube videos; your current approach is hardly worthy of a nation that prides itself on free speech and freedom of expression in the exchange of ideas.
Thanks for your attention to this.

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With Jan Savage!

["SKY SAXON (THE SEEDS) - TRY TO UNDERSTAND HER (live at White Trash 09.01.2009)"]

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An Imitation of Lucian

A: Do you mean to tell me someone his grown age, and he doesn't KNOW how to mind his own business?

B: Yes, certainly it is strange I grant you. But you must understand, he hails from Hooligan land, and in that country children, from a very young age, are regularly taught to be trouble makers, causing trouble all the time. That's just how those people are.

A; Why?

B: Well, for one they don't like the idea of people, or animals for that matter, having it too good. The reason for this I take it is that they don't feel our having it so is entirely fair to them.

A: In short then you are saying, no they won't stop torturing people and animals. The servant is worthy of his hire, indeed. One would have thought someone of his self-proclaimed importance could have done better for himself than rise no higher in the cosmic order of things than a disease or a horrible accident.

B: Your problem is you grossly underestimate and fail to take into consideration the both primordial and monolithic power childishness.

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Here and briefly is some review for those who might find the following helpful; though most of which we have touched on here before at some point.

Some Reasons Why and What makes Professional Criminal Spirit People so Very Powerful

* 1. The can successfully masquerade as deity, and by unthinking people will be assumed to be such.
* 2. They have extraordinary means of frightening people. To give you two good examples, among the ancient Egyptians and Aztecs they would convey the idea that if such and such practice they proposed was not followed, the sun would not rise. This understood, the ancient Egyptians and Aztecs were (insofar as we know) sure to do what they were told.
* 3. In additions to being masters of psychology and mind control generally, (particularly when used against the less philosophically and rationally minded), they have what we might describe as dazzling spirit people "technology," including the ability to manipulate dreams, in which in turn they possess the seeming ability to control thousands of interacting elements and components (of, say, a dream) at once or simultaneously. This phenomena or experience could be likened to someone presenting a movie at the same time it is being filmed.
* 4. Money, bribery through regular person intermediaries.
* 5. Create and use peer pressure in a social setting and among a person's fellows in order to persuade them, including, for example, in cultural ideology, political, religious, business, and or academic circles.
* 6. Prevent rational and intelligent discussion about themselves and their existence.
* 7. Have and employ such as pretty girl spirit persons and or ghosts to be used as needed for effect, persuasion.
* 8. "If God doesn't prevent us, then it must be ok for us to do this."
* 9. Are capable of impersonating their enemies; thus making the latter look bad.
* 10. If need be they, and or through their henchmen, are capable of the most brutal and malicious violence and torture imaginable.

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

"Oracles": 2018 -- last updated 12 Nov. 2018 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2017 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 2016 (.pdf)
"Oracles": 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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This page is set up to provide information about myself and my work.

To Contact me you can write or call:
William Thomas Sherman
1604 NW 70th St.
Seattle, Washington 98117
206-784-1132
wts@gunjones.com

Secondary email addresses:
williamthomassherman@gmail.com
gunjones1@yahoo.com

My pages on:
* Scribd * FaceBook * YouTube
"Lee's Legion, 2nd Partizan Corps" on Face Book

ALL SERIOUS INQUIRIES ARE GUARANTEED A REPLY.
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
Note. Most of these same books can also be found at archive.org and Scribd, just do a web search and include those site names along with the individual title you are looking for.

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, FOURTH edition (.pdf) ~ last updated: 22 June 2017

* Peithology: The Nature and Origin of Belief, SIXTH edition (.pdf) ~ last updated 16 Jan. 2017

* 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" (.rtf zipped) ~ last updated: 1 Jan. 2014 and in .pdf -- and most recently "Appeal of 2008, and Re-Introduction to Sherman 'Narrative'"

* Calendar and Record of the Revolutionary War in the South: 1780-1781, TENTH edition ~ last updated: 25 Aug. 2017

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 24 Oct. 2017
Translation of Silvae by Publius Papinius Statius (45-96 A.D.) (.pdf)

* Link to my Mabel Normand Home Page, including Mabel Normand Source Book (.pdf)

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 12/31/15
  • 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: 5/29/2017
  • "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)
    * Lafayette Escadrille for Rise of Flight
  • The "Horse and Musket" for PC program by David Erickson, with Frederick the Great battles transferred from "Dragoon" (old version); plus French and Indian War and American Revolutionary War scenarios I myself designed:
    http://www.gunjones.com/HorseNMusket.zip (at 17.6 MBs) Last updated: 11 Jan. 2018
    Note. When playing PBEM, DO NOT save the game-turn file to the "Saved Games" folder; as this will cause it to be "locked" and hidden. Instead, save the game-turn file to your desktop or alternative folder of your choice; while loading it from the same location.
    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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    THIS GUN FOR HIRE

    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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