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Finding Captain Sisko and other disagreements in logic

This is a story in several acts, in the end. However, before the end is reached, there are some significant sonnets that stand apart.  

Captain Benjamin Sisko is known around the world as the Starfleet Commander of Deep Space Nine, on the edge of the gateway to Gamma quadrant. Starfleet placed him there to administer both the station and the reconstruction of the nearby planet Bajor. Captain Sisko underwent a metaphysical crisis by the end of Deep Space Nine’s seventh season. It appeared that more than one death was required to bring equilibrium to the “space between spaces.”

Since DS9 ceased production it’s fan base has clammored for it’s return. I remember watching the occasional episode when it was still on air. Too often the present goes unnoticed and underappreciated. Fifteen years years later, I asked my nephew Julian, to call me Moogie. 

I never was a faithful watcher of DS9 during its run. I only saw the whole series in 2009 and that, being after the fact, is it’s own subjective conundrum. I own every episode now but need to buy them AGAIN because the box set packaging has cracked from repeated use. 

Yes, Captain Sisko can always be seen in stolen moments. But it doesn’t explain what became of him. DS9 was sneaky about genre. Sci-Fi appears to be a stand alone category. Time in Science Fiction is faithful to Godel: to a fault some presume. Then there is Fantasy. What separates these genres? Magic? Magic alone? What happens to men? Commanders who occupy the times of “Great Men”? 

Let me say something downright frightening. Was Godel wrong and what was wrong with HIS theory? His theory isn’t synonymous with Postmodernism. But here I sit writing, my fellow Trek fans in spirit beside me, watching the series long after Avery Brooks has washed his hands of Dukat and joined the Mormons…excuse me. He joined Prophet(s.) Plural. I don’t think I am the only one who questions if Sisko and Avery chose a red or white rose when they left, but I did notice that the State of Utah does welcome Muslims of both Shiia and Shite backgrounds circa the 21st century. 

Is it possible that when and where the Lord closes a door perhaps he does open other windows? 

On that note, I continue to wait for the DS9 documentary and pray that one day the faithful will be rewarded with a glimpse of a new spin off, with or without Avery Brooks. I do fear however that Chris Carter of the X-Files may yet turn out to have the final answer. That Mulder and Scully have indeed succumbed to a fatal dose of postmodernism and in so doing have cost us our very own last glimpse of Captain Sisko. 

“We bring them the plague and they do not know it.”; Propaganda and President Trump

I do feel secure in presuming that I’m not the only American who didn’t vote in 2016. I also feel no guilt watching President Trump on TV, reading his Tweets, listening to his “alternative facts,” or learning more about how his decisions and actions ruffle and offend my fellow human beings at home and abroad. However, my hope President Trump’s banter or rather verbal jousting, would turn into instructive talking points is fading. 

CNN had a clip of John McCain righteously criticizing Trump over his pro reconciliation stance toward an ancient country by European  standards. The largest Eurasian country that ever existed, originally was called Russia. After the October Revolution, for sixty some odd years the country was known by more pseudonyms than any other country in Europe. McCain’s opinion of Trump’s stance was crystal clear. But his logic…. failed with me in a curious way. That’s right. Pardon me sir for saying as much.

John McCain begged the question folks. While it may be standard rhetorical practice and while the intent does retain integral power, I’m questioning its deployment. He used the word MORALITY and he used it AS AN ABSOLUTE VALUE and he didn’t blink or pause. 

Mr. McCain I know you of all people don’t need me to ask YOUR PARDON for pointing out that you know what begging the question is in visceral way. You don’t need the likes of me, who never served in the armed forces, who doesn’t and hasn’t attended church in quite sometime, to tell you or explain to anyone how and why that move to speak on your part, constitues one step forward and at least one step back. All global humanity still has time to make time. Time to think of Freud and Wittgenstein as some cross their fingers while others around us make a sign of the cross, that your word choice includes more THAN TWO STEPS in logic.  

Absolute value? After Bosnia? Absolute value after Benghazi? Absolute value. Is the Bowling Green massacre an example of an absolute value on the same scale? Why not? For whom? The Ivy League University that is developing the meme further or the pizza joint that a client told me yesterday coined the meme?

Donald Trump is what the private sector allowed him to become and until now, has permitted him to be. Mr. McCain, I’m not going to tell you or anyone anything about anything at all. I am going to mention what I didn’t hear you say. I didn’t even hear it implied in the CNN news clip of you addressing Congress. 

I did not hear you say: 

a.) The freedom of American citizens to travel abroad has been theoretically impinged by the ACA (affordable care act’s) reliance on interstate commerce. 

b.) The President’s comments are a bit too close to Free Speech – the bigger problem Trump’s comments are creating by example can be tied to ideology thru The First Amendment and from there, they could destabilize The Fourth Amendment’s role as a privacy shield. Doing so places an undue burden on the interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment. Etc. 

c.) The President’s nominee to The Supreme Court, Gorsuch, is comming from Colorado that for the last few years has actively been testing a new policy toward a critical and crucial juncture in the legalization of Schedule I marijuana. 

Mr. McCain I didn’t hear you explaining to Congress WHAT THEY ALREADY KNOW. I didn’t hear the Fourth and Fifth Columns of American government telling me what to think or how to interpret your rebuke either. 

Senator McCain, I haven’t yet watched Dame Helen Mirren’s performance in the movie Winchester but I do plan to make time. Hopefully I’ll be able to view it before I complete my paralegal associates in lieu of Graduate School. I didn’t realize my choice to continue my professional growth and development was a cause of national concern. I appreciate being notified of my subversive transgressions against the 99% of American citizens that aren’t narcissists. That aren’t fascist or communist. Free Speech indeed, that my new android phone just permitted me to write the previous sentence and didn’t label it a fragment in need of revision. 

Artificial Intelligence. Oh really? With a gambler in the house?

Repeal and Replace: “We’re doing THE DEMOCRATS a service.”

Like many of us around the world, I’m watching President elect Trumps press conference. Am I the only one staggering over the idealism in play? Apparently not: this news conference is being held in part over stock market fluctuations related to some of his comments. I’m not ready to speak to what I’m hearing point by point, but I stand by the insight and measured appraisal of my fellow citizens that this man may prove to be the best choice for America and the global economy right now.

It’s an exciting time for me, to be starting a new semester-quarter working toward my paralegal with Trump heading into office. I’ve had and continue to have, personal baggage that is worthy of grief, bitterness and THERAPY. I’m almost confused by the combination of reality and motivation Trump seems to clarify for me, simply by being HIMSELF. I realize that many people around the world find him to be out of sync with his fellow human beings. The degree of his deviations from what many DO CALL idealism, obscures difference about natural philosophy and definitions of idealism generally. Folks, this is THE BIG STUFF…My eyes truly are wide as flying saucers and I’ve not felt so comfortable IN HISTORY as I do now. I’ve been uncomfortable for OVER TEN YEARS. I’m not comfortable now but I’m a bit more comfortable than I’ve been which is an improvement. Wiggle Room! 

I am holding back an opinion for the interim about idealism. Here’s why: For any conscious actor, any individual, seeking to erect universal standards applicable for human beings IN ADDITION TOO oneself, dualism is the most insidious counterpoint. Dualism itself includes double standards by default. At LEAST TWO SETS OF BOOKS: AXIOLOGY.

Since I’m my first and only student, this is MY QUESTION: At what point is AXIOLOGY REFLEXIVE? My question for others, is at what point, does the question two paragraphs above depart FROM “Both-And” and become an equivocation fallacy that creates a separate “peace,” politely speaking?

Ideology is suspected of solipsism around the world logically. Given this, what am I, what are we, how are YOU DEAR READER, categorizing and allocating VALUE?

The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin Review

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Random Musings: Global Decentralized Money is Real…?

I’m sitting in bed, watching The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin. I’ve had a small business idea brewing for awhile. I remember seeing a news blip in 2013 about the first bitcoin crash. I’m truly stunned at how far it’s come. There is SO MUCH information in this Documentary!

Questions:

1. Since WHEN (Teleology) is Epistemology (Ontology) a branch of Axiology (Cosmology?)

2. The price fluctuations in bitcoin SO FAR have brought it around for several turns that HAVE expanded the participant pool. How LONG MAY this continue?

3. It’s entering 4 years of bitcoin discussion. One founder in bitcoin has been arrested on money laundering charges. The RISK IS REAL. And so are the GAINS…Bitcoin is ALREADY creating change. Money however is NOT THE ONLY objective.

4. Utopia people. Think and Dream. And WATCH YOUR STEP… The film has a spokesman who makes a statement that “bitcoin changes the way money works.” But just as toying makes the statement “They. (The Reserve System and Governments ) can’t stop a MATHEMATICAL PROBLEM. They can point their finger at two plus two but it still equals four.”

5. I am excited and uncertain. But I’m smiling.