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Politics, Religion, Class, Administration, Varied Other



In Noblesse Oblige, the witty Nancy Mitford dragged out an ancient skeleton from the cupboard, and enabled us to study - and even be amused by - a subject that had hitherto, by tacit consent, been considered unmentionable.
---H.B. Brooks-Baker, in U & Non-U Revisited




Making Movies additionally get discussed by the Collective MacAvity over on That Other Page.


Currently His Eminence isn't here, but you can leave a message.



Politics---Other Recommended Political Reading
. . . Well, actually, Money, or more specifically, tactical economics and why administrators decide what to do.

Castor And Pollux

Child Abuse, Alcoholism, Enlightenment

Clueless

conservative and liberal

The Conservative Manifesto: Because The Right Is Wrong And So Is The Left

Four Phases of Immigration, with an emphasis on Asian Americans in the United States.

Khublai Khan/Chinggis Khan

A New Cause!

On a constitution for an independent Scotland

Once more, from the bottom

On the private ownership of firearms

The U.S. Mortgage fiasco, the 2011 English riots, and Occupy Wall Street, all made simple and easy

To Win The 2016 US Presidential Election


An interesting offsite link;
The Political Compass


On 04/20/2003, The Cardinal got a result of Economic Left/Right: 0.00 Authoritarian/Libertarian: -4.26

On an other hand, some of the questions are quite ambiguous, and one of them to be ambiguous to the point of being unanswerable.

Other Recommended Political Reading:
Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History By Peter Drucker

The Human Side of Enterprise, Annotated Edition By Douglas McGregor

Managing For Results By Peter Drucker

The Radical Center: The Future of American Politics By Ted Halstead and Michael Lind

Up the Organization: How to Stop the Corporation from Stifling People and Strangling Profits (J-B Warren Bennis Series) By Robert Townsend

Understand? Good. Play! Words of Consequence, 2nd edition By Masaaki Hatsumi and Benjamin Cole

What Got You Here Won't Get You There By Marshall Goldsmith

Circus World By Barry Longyear

A Small Colonial War By Robert A. Frezza

Fire in a Faraway Place By Robert A. Frezza

Cain's Land By Robert A. Frezza


Religion---Other Recommended Religious Reading

And Not Religion. And both. And neither. And all of the above. And None of the above.
Do remember that "faith" and religion remain totally opposing concepts. Religion is religion, where, separately, faith remains that collection of fantasy which one discusses elsewhere as that part of Mathematics which deals with "innumerable", "variable", and "as many totally separate examples as there are those to profess".


The Buddha-dharma, Advertising, And Reality

Comments On Koans.

Cucumber Monk: The Record Of The Life And Teachings Of Wu-Ming
From an anonymous or unknown writer, posted here by Cassiel C. MacAvity

An overview of the buddha-dharma---A work in progress, and a Really Large File

Science and Religion, and mere faith.

Zen Sisyphus



Other Recommended Religious Reading:
The First Church of the Last Laugh
The World's Oldest Religion. The World's Largest Church.
A lite religion with 150 per cent less dogma. Only One High Holy Day and April 1st Is It!

The World's Religions by Huston Smith

The Website of Huston Smith


Ikkyu 1394-1481.

Bankei Yotaku 1622-1693.

Eckhart Tolle 1948-.



Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate: A Trip Through Death, Sex, Divorce, and Spiritual Celebrity in Search of the True Dharma by Brad Warner

Unborn: The Life and Teachings of Zen Master Bankei, 1622-1693 by Bankei (Author) , Norman Waddell (Translator, Introduction)

To Meet The Real Dragon by Gudo Nishijima with Jeffrey Bailey

Time for a Change by Richard Bandler

That's Funny, You Don't Look Buddhist: On Being a Faithful Jew and a Passionate Buddhist by Sylvia Boorstein

The Structure of Magic II: A Book About Communication and Change by Richard Bandler and John Grinder

The Structure of Magic, Vol. 1: A Book About Language and Therapy by Richard Bandler and John Grinder

Sit Down and Shut Up: Punk Rock Commentaries on Buddha, God, Truth, Sex, Death, and Dogen's Treasury of the Right Dharma Eye by Brad Warner

Sex, Sin, and Zen: A Buddhist Exploration of Sex from Celibacy to Polyamory and Everything in Between by Brad Warner

Richard Bandler's Guide to Trance-formation: How to Harness the Power of Hypnosis to Ignite Effortless and Lasting Change by Richard Bandler

Practicing the Power of Now: Essential Teachings, Meditations, and Exercises From The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

The Power Of Now by Eckhart Tolle

The Octavo: A Sorcerer-Scientist's Grimoire by Peter J. Carroll

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle

More Instant Self-Hypnosis: "hypnotize yourself as you read" by Forbes Robbins Blair

Living with the Devil by Stephen Batchelor

It's Easier Than You Think: The Buddhist Way to Happiness by Sylvia Boorstein

Instant Self-Hypnosis: How to Hypnotize Yourself with Your Eyes Open by Forbes Robbins Blair

Hardcore Zen: A website with assorted comments, basically on Zen by Brad Warner

Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies, & the Truth about Reality by Brad Warner

The Gateless Gate by Koun Yamada

Frogs into Princes: Neuro Linguistic Programming by Richard Bandler and John Grinder

Confession of a Buddhist Atheist by Stephen Batchelor

Buddhism Without Beliefs: A Contemporary Guide to Awakening by Stephen Batchelor

Buddhism Plain and Simple by Steve Hagen

Buddhism Is Not What You Think: Finding Freedom Beyond Beliefs by Steve Hagen

Bankei Zen: Translations from the Record of Bankei by Yoshito Hakeda, Peter Haskel, Mary Farkas

Against the Stream: A Buddhist Manual for Spiritual Revolutionaries by Noah Levine

Advanced Magick for Beginners by Alan Chapman


Class---Other Social Class Related Recommended Reading

How the Upper, Middle, and Lower classes are. And.

How everyone in the 21st Century chooses his or her own class in America and a few other places as well.
And.

How everyone shares the basic acknowledgment and awareness that The Peon,
Also Known As The (Yuppy, Yobbo, Yob, Upscale, Underclass, Trendy, Sapeur, Pretentious, Preppy, Plebeian, Plebe, Pimp, InsertRelevantSlangOrCodeNameHere, Hoi polloi, Hipster, Gatsby, Chav), absolutely, demonstrably, and vehemently has no taste, no style, no wisdom, and keeps him and herself beneath and a plague to be solved by the rest of us.

Elegant vs "upscale"

The Elite Master

Marionettes

On Film, Tasteless Fad, And Fashion,
Or,
How the Nineteen-Empties Became The Undoubted, Bar Nothing, Butt-Ugliest Decade Of The Entire 20th Century.

Patrician And Peon

The Powerful And The Weak And The Deluded

Quality,
the direct opposite of "Upscale", plebeian, tacky, tasteless, tawdry, the lowest of the middle class, preppy/yuppy type . . .



Other Social Class Related Recommended Reading:
Class By Jilly Cooper

Class: A Guide Through the American Status System By Paul Fussell

Congo-Paris: Transnational Traders on the Margins of the Law By Janet MacGaffey

Juniors And Heavies, from Breaking Through, Selling Out, Dropping Dead and Other Notes on Filmmaking By William Bayer

The Rise and Fall of Class in Britain By David Cannadine

U & Non-U Revisited Edited By Richard Buckle

Watching The English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour By Kate Fox


Administration---Other Recommended Administration Reading

Aspects of being The Boss, which to the horrified shock and denial of all non, wannabe, and willneverbe administrators can sometimes mean not being seen, not getting in the way, and many times not taking credit.

"One of the disadvantages of being a patrician is that occasionally you are obliged to act like one."
--- From the movie Spartacus


Canaries In Our Coal Mine
Greetings; abandon all hope ye who read here . . . .

The files listed here are the record of a large scale pop quiz which was administered over a five year period, where none of those being tested were aware of being tested until after it was over.

---Scars
---email
---Emily Cadigan, In Memoriam
---Emily's Law
---The Names
---Breeders; e.g. creatures that merely breed, as absolutely distinct from parents, e.g. those who actually raise children.
---in a dream . . . ---7/19/98
---Consultation---9/17/98
---Echoes; a Thumbnail Briefing
---Summary, 7/10/99
---A Matter Of Politics
---Postscriptum
---MindGame

How to run mailing lists of the Society For Creative Anachronism

How to run mailing lists of the Society For Creative Anachronism II

The Master

A Modest Proposal;
On the Proper Care and Feeding of a Viable Renaissance Faire

A RenFaire is an improvised and somewhat rehearsed theatrical recreation of a 1500s back-country English harvest festival. Here is a selection of short tutorials on how to run one, initially inspired by a quickly insolvent producer of pay-to-enter LARPs and particularly inspired by that company's vehement and open hatred of RenFaires.

---"Once more behind the history lectern, dear friends, once more, Or close the wall up with our ---Well, you all know the drill."
---A Few Observations . . . . .
---The Book of Laws
---Bugger the Laws
---Communication is a good thing
---Emily's Law
---Organization is a good thing
---The Law of pieces


Other Recommended Administration Reading:
Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History By George Crile

Henka By Doug Wilson
"The mission of the Henka blog is to act as a pure source of transmission of Hatsumi Soke’s teaching in Japan."

The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today By Thomas E. Ricks

The Human Side of Enterprise, Annotated Edition By Douglas McGregor

Managing For Results By Peter Drucker

Up the Organization: How to Stop the Corporation from Stifling People and Strangling Profits (J-B Warren Bennis Series) By Robert Townsend

Understand? Good. Play! Words of Consequence, 2nd edition By Masaaki Hatsumi and Benjamin Cole

What Got You Here Won't Get You There By Marshall Goldsmith

Charlie Muffin By Brian Freemantle
(1) Charlie Muffin, or, Charlie M --- (2) Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie, or, Here Comes Charlie M --- (3) The Inscrutable Charlie Muffin --- (4) Charlie Muffin's Uncle Sam, or, Charlie Muffin U.S.A. --- (5) Madrigal for Charlie Muffin --- (6) Charlie Muffin and Russian Rose, or, The Blind Run --- (7) Charlie Muffin San, or, See Charlie Run --- (8) The Run Around --- (9) Comrade Charlie --- (10) Charlie's Apprentice --- (11) Charlie's Chance, or, Bomb Grade --- (12) Dead Men Living --- (13) Kings of Many Castles --- (14) Red Star Rising --- (15) Red Star Burning --- (16) Red Star Falling.

Circus World By Barry Longyear

One of Us: Officers of Marines--Their Training, Traditions, and Values By Jack Ruppert

A Small Colonial War By Robert A. Frezza

Fire in a Faraway Place By Robert A. Frezza

Cain's Land By Robert A. Frezza


Varied Other
Various and assorted that don't quite manage to fit in the above . . .

Five dragons/Five elements/A community resource and education system.

In honor of Valentines Day, or any similar day.

Living With Cats

Major Poker: How to play poker with a tarot deck.

On Three Parts Of The SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism)

Steak Cassiel, and, Brownies and Tea

Three Views Of Shakespeare

Two Programming Projects For Thunderbird

Twowin, A Playing Card Game Of Tarot.



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