Shibumi: Elegant Simplicity, Authority without Domination
. . . Tell me, Nikko. Will you miss Shanghai?”
Nicholai considered for a second. “No.”
“Will you feel lonely in Japan?”
Nicholai considered for a second. “Yes.”
“I shall write to you.”
“No, not often. Once a month. But you must write to me as often as you feel the need to. Perhaps you will be less lonely than you fear. There are other young people studying with Otake-san. And when you have doubts, ideas, questions, you will find Otake-san a valuable person to discuss them with. He will listen with interest, but will not burden you with advice.” The General smiled. “Although I think you may find one of my friend’s habits of speech a little disconcerting at times. He speaks of everything in terms of Go. All of life, for him, is a simplified paradigm of Go”.
“He sounds as though I shall like him, sir.”
“I am sure you will. He is a man who has all my respect. He possesses a quality of . . . how to express it? . . . of shibumi.”
“Shibumi, sir?” Nicholai knew the word, but only as it applied to gardens or architecture, where it connoted an understated beauty. “How are you using the term, sir?”
“Oh, vaguely. And incorrectly, I suspect. A blundering attempt to describe an ineffable quality. As you know, shibumi has to do with great refinement underlying commonplace appearances. It is a statement so correct that it does not have to be bold, so poignant it does not have to be pretty, so true it does not have to be real. Shibumi is understanding, rather than knowledge. Eloquent silence. In demeanor, it is modesty without pudency. In art, where the spirit of shibumi takes the form of sabi, it is elegant simplicity, articulate brevity. In philosophy, where shibumi emerges as wabi, it is spiritual tranquility that is not passive; it is being without the angst of becoming. And in the personality of a man, it is . . . how does one say it? Authority without domination? Something like that.”
Nicholai’s imagination was galvanized by the concept of shibumi. No other ideal had ever touched him so. “How does one achieve this shibumi, sir?”
“One does not achieve it, one . . . discovers it. And only a few men of infinite refinement ever do that. Men like my friend Otake-san.”
“Meaning that one must learn a great deal to arrive at shibumi?”
“Meaning, rather, that one must pass through knowledge and arrive at simplicity.”
From that moment, Nicholai’s primary goal in life was to become a man of shibumi; a personality of overwhelming calm. It was a vocation open to him while, for reasons of breeding, education, and temperament, most vocations were closed. In pursuit of shibumi he could excel invisibly, without attracting the attention and vengeance of the tyrannical masses.
Kishikawa-san took from beneath the tea table a small sandalwood box wrapped in plain cloth and put it into Nicholai’s hands. “It is a farewell gift, Nikko. A trifle.”
Nicholai bowed his head in acceptance and held the package with great tenderness; he did not express his gratitude in inadequate words. This was his first conscious act of shibumi.
Although they spoke late into their last night together about what shibumi meant and might mean, in the deepest essential they did not understand one another. To the General, shibumi was a kind of submission; to Nicolai, it was a kind of power.
Both were captives of their generations.
– Shibumi by Trevanian. Published by The Ballantine Books, New York. Copyright C 1979 by Trevanian. – Shibumi Sanctuary: What Does Shibumi Mean?.
Shibumi is a novel published in 1979, written in English by Trevanian, a pseudonym of Rodney William Whitaker. It is set in the 1970s and details the struggle between the “Mother Company”, a conspiracy of energy companies that secretly controls much of the western world, and a highly skilled assassin, Nicholaï Hel. Other books by Rodney William Whitaker; aka Trevanian about Assassin Nicholas Hel: Satori: Assassin Nicholas Hel love & spy story; The Loo Sanction. Satori means among others: sudden enlightenment.
What a Way To Go: Derrick Jensen: EoP RH FR Enlightenment
“Once again it doesn’t matter, you could have this huge transformation of the heart and if you still require the importation of resources [because your population is breeding and/or consuming above ecological carrying capacity limits]; then your life must be based upon violence, because if you require the importation of resources, what that means is that trade will never be sufficiently reliable, because if you need a particular resource, that you want to trade the next village over for, but they won’t give it to you, then you’ll take it cause you require it. Which means we could become the most enlightened beings on the planet, and [if we continued to breed and consume above ecological carrying capacity limits] it wouldn’t matter, the US military would still have to be huge, because otherwise how are we going to get access to our oil, that is under somebody else’s land? – End of Empire79: Derrick Jensen: Civilization and Enlightenment; What A Way to Go: Life at the End of Empire.
Only Conquests Which Leave No Regret Are Our Conquests Over Ourselves
“The only conquests which are permanent and leave no regrets are our conquests over ourselves.” – Napoleon Bonaparte.
“The greatest jihad is to battle your own soul, to fight the evil within yourself.” – Prophet Muhammad
» IG: 16-09-16_mcveigh-finaljihad.
William Colby: Not Afraid of American Public: Nonviolently finding the best solutions to problems.
“He was a creature of Washington. You know you look around the world these days, especially America; and they are so contentious. People are at each others throats. I still feel that Washington is a place where people talk to each other and you can have Donald Rumsfeld and Patrick Leahy maybe in the same room, once in a while. I think he wanted to live in that world, where we could have discourse and maybe disagree, but really come up with the best solutions to today’s problems. … He’s not afraid of the American public. Patrick Leahy I interviewed him, and he said ‘What are we Americans afraid of, in terms of determining policy?” – Carl Colby; CSpan: Q & A: Carl Colby.
» IG: 17-07-04_williamcarlcolby; 17-07-05_postcoldwar-eoptrcpeace-thecompany.
Thomas Sankara: Ego/Eco Illiterate Soldier is a War Criminal
A soldier without any ego/eco literacy [ego-eco-literacy.tygae.org.za] training is a potential criminal – Thomas Sankara.
» IG: 14-08-27_leasankarasmarties.
Rudy: Whose Insider Trading Grandpa’s skimmed [WiP Breeding / Consumption] Dollars on the Shady Edge?
Someone has to set a high standard, that’s what my father told me. Winston Churchill, Bobby Kennedy. [A Democrat?] As I once was. [Why did you switch?] You know Democrats always talked about things getting better. Republicans did whatever they could to make them better. … So you Harvard? [Yale, Wharton MBA.] Me, I’m City College, NYU Law School, just an average American public school guy, well Catholic School. So, I understand you are going to tell me about these people, insider trading. [That’s right.] Thank you. I mean is this, its nothing new right? You fella’s don’t get there on the stairmaster at the golfcourse on the nineteenth hole and a guy tells a story. [Its hardly the same thing.], You, Mr. Gavin and you, Mr Hitchens, you don’t share information? [Well, I will tell you what we don’t do. We don’t skim millions of dollars on the shady edge.] Maybe you don’t have to. Maybe grandpa did it for you. – The Rudy Giuliani Story.
» EoP Leg Sub: 24 Jul: Intl Comm Jurists, Bar Assoc’s: Transparency Notice: EoP App’s Re: Lack of Credibility of WiP Legal Services Cult Law.
» IG: 17-07-28_eoprhfoxhole-wipbefehlwarcrimes.
We Have Met – the $$$ addiction White Supremacy; Pretend we Luv Negro’s Poverty Pimping Moral Supremacists – the Enemy; it is Us.
We have Met the Enemy; it is Us: “Feeding the World’s Hungry Millions: How it Will Means Billions for [WiP Supremacist] US Business [and ‘Pretend we Care about the Poor’ Poverty Pimps] – [EoP Amended] Garrett Hardin: Living on a Lifeboat
» SS DEFCON: SQSwans: Reports: Garret Hardin; Living on a Lifeboat.
Chesty Puller: Surrounded by WiP Intn’l law Consequences of Our Ego/Eco Illiterate Ego’s
“We’ve been looking for the enemy for some time now. We’ve finally found him. All right, they’re on our left, they’re on our right, they’re in front of us, they’re behind us. They can’t get away this time. We’re surrounded [by the WiP consequences of our ego/eco illiterate ego’s]. That simplifies our problem of getting to these people and killing them.” – [EoP Amended] General Lewis Chesty Puller; Badass of the Week: Chesty Puller.
WiP intl law: ‘To be or not to be a War Criminal’ Befehl ist Befehl Catch 22
Surplus vote fodder citizens may convert to becoming cannon-fodder citizens by joining the military to commit conquering or culling acts of murder and theft, as long as their murder and theft is sanctioned as a lawful conquer, culling or theft order, by one or more groups of left/right conquer-and-multiply legal indulgence salesmen.
In this Matrix Reality legal world, soldiers tasked with the national security conquering and culling responsibilities, of conquering to thieve another tribe’s resources, and culling population ‘useless eaters’ and ‘oxygen thieves’ surplus population excesses; on behalf of the conquering and culling profiteering demands of civilized patriarchy’s civilian corporate and political elite; constantly find themselves confronted with the conquer-or-culling “Befehl ist Befehl” Catch 22 dilemma:
To obey, or not to obey, a ‘Lebensraum’, ‘Difaqane’, ‘Operation Freedumb’ and the thousands like them, order to conquer or cull; since a lawful conquer or culling order, by one group of left/right conquer-and-multiply legal indulgence salesmen, can easily be reinterpreted to be an unlawful order, by another group of opposing left/right conquer-and multiply legal indulgence salesmen; presenting a Catch 22 dilemma from which there is no legal escape.
One who refuses a ‘lawful’ conquering or culling order will still probably be jailed for refusing orders, and one who accepts an ‘unlawful order will be jailed for committing unlawful culling or conquering acts.
Who decides, what is, and what is not, a conquering or culling lawful, or unlawful order?
The ‘Inalienable Right to Breed’ Matrix Reality conquer-and-multiply indulgence salesmen, with their specious justifications, and nightmare of Legal Matrix reality generated bureaucratic stare-decisis cryptic rules and statutes, of course!
“I don’t know what you mean by ‘glory,’ ” Alice said.
Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. “Of course you don’t—till I tell you. I meant ‘there’s a nice knock-down argument for you!’ ”
“But ‘glory’ doesn’t mean ‘a nice knock-down argument’,” Alice objected.
“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.”
“The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
“The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master—that’s all.”
— Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll
Anthropocentric Master’s of ‘Relevance’ Jurisprudence:
The question in a civilized patriarchy court is only concerned with who is the master of one word: ‘relevance’.
Any question or answer that exposes civilized patriarchy’s Legal Matrix system for what it is; a system far more corrupt than the Catholic Church’s Indulgences for Sale religious matrix, is simply deemed as ‘irrelevant’.
It is ‘irrelevant’ that legislators, lawyers, courts and judges defy the laws of ecology with a massive ‘fuck you’, by legislating, interpreting and enforcing Legal Matrix doctrine, that encourages citizens to breed and consume above cultural carrying capacity limits.
It is ‘irrelevant’ that legislators, lawyers, courts and judges know that legislation which ignores carrying capacity limits results in ecological overshoot, surplus vote-cannon-fodder populations, economic hierarchical inequality, and scarcity induced local, national and international conflict.
It is ‘irrelevant’ that legislators, lawyers, courts and judges know that legislation which enables ecological overshoot in multi-cultural/ethnic/religious communities, manifests as inter-cultural / ethnic / religious conflict.
It is ‘irrelevant’ that legislators, lawyers, courts and judges know that inter-cultural / ethnic conflict is a great divide and conquer tool to manipulate the proletariat to perceive other cultural/ethnic proletariat as the source of their own overshoot-scarcity-conflict misery.
It is ‘irrelevant’ that legislators, lawyers, courts and judges sit in judgement about an accused’s case of theft or murder; while consciously ignoring the theft and thievery and participation in mass murder of the civilized patriarchy corporate elite, who purchased ‘Innocence for Sale’ Indulgences from legislators to avoid legislation that defines their ecologically criminal acts of billion and trillion dollar thievery and murder as ‘unlawful’.
What is relevant?:
It is relevant that civilized patriarchy’s penis constitutions human factory farming rights to breed and consume, is to be master —that’s all.
Who says so?:
Civilized Patriarchy’s ecologically illiterate Legal Matrix Legislator’s, lawyers, judges and prosecutors ego-genitals say so!
» EoP Leg Sub: 19 Jan: M Rubio, R Tillerson: EoP RH Factual Reality and War Criminal Questions; 25 Jan: USAR Ft Bragg: Culture Change to EoP Honour Ecofootprint Shrinking Lifeboat Ethics?.
Cooperating to Replace the WiP intnl law social contract, with EoP scientific and cultural law Responsible Freedom intnl law social contract
We are the opposite of the political parties of the bourgeoisie. They are afraid to speak of the extinction of classes, state power and parties. We, on the contrary, declare openly that we are striving hard to create the very [EoP scientific and cultural law responsible freedom international law social contract] conditions which will bring about their extinction. – [EoP Amended]
EoP Radical Honoursty Foxhole
Ecology of Peace Policy Re: Radical Honoursty for everyone in Foxhole:
If I was interviewed to join some military organization; which might include ending up in a military battle foxhole, my first question would be: (a) what is the military organization’s legal definition of the enemy: if not EoP scientific and cultural law’s definition of enemy: the eco/ego logically illiterate right to breed & consume with total disregard for ecological carrying capacity limits clauses of Intnl law; why not : know of any other higher – whom the military should kill – military ethics high ground?; (b) does it have an ego literacy communication policy for accomplishing its goals? If not, why not? Clear and concise information sharing policy can save a massive amount of resources. If neither, I would not take the job.
If I found such a military organization, then:
If I found myself in a military battle foxhole on behalf of such military organization, my first priority about the persons in that foxhole is (a) confirmation: do we all have the same – EoP scientific and cultural law – legal definition for who the enemy is: so that if or when that legally defined enemy is clearly identified, if the opportunity so provides, such enemy can be given the opportunity to honourably surrender, and if they so decline, be honourably eliminated from the field of battle; (b) confirmation: is everyone egoliterate: capable of being voluntarily buck stops here honest about subjective and observable factual reality, and providing any information necessary for the team to accomplish its goals, as simply and clearly as possible; (c) if the conditions of (a) and (b) are met, I don’t give a flying fuck what the race, gender, age, religion, physical appearance, mass murder rapsheet [according to Masonic War is Peace jurisprudence: see EoP v WiP Law], of the persons in that foxhole with me are.
– EoP Leg Sub: 27 Jul: White Sun of the Desert: Trump, Trannies and the Military.
» IG: 17-07-28_eoprhfoxhole-wipbefehlwarcrimes.
Generals, Judges, Presidents & Publishers: EoP Win-Win vs WiP Lose-Lose:
In the short term one lawyer or general and their legal or military cannon fodder clients may win; and another side lose a particular legal case or military, political or publishing battle. In the long term, in any eco/ego-logically illiterate WiP religious or secular resource conflict dispute resolution system, (a) unless the legal system is exposed – like Martin Luther partially exposed the Catholic Church for its ‘Innocence for Sale’ Indulgences; or Sayyid Qutb partially exposed Islam for its equivalent ‘Innocence for Sale’ indulgences corruption; etc – as having no sincere concern for providing an honest, impartial juridical process for resolving resource conflict disputes for all citizens, and the system is cooperatively reformed into an eco-ego logically literate [ego-eco-literacy.tygae.org.za] win-win resource conflict resolution system; (b) everyone loses: lawyers, judges, prosecutors, police and citizens, when the state secular or religious resource conflict dispute system collapses usually as a result of the Nation State collapsing. Ecological Overshoot and internal conflict due to Economic Inequality Stratification cause Nation states to collapse [mg-nasa.tygae.org.za]. Ecological Overshoot and Economic Inequality are a direct and indirect result of eco and ego-logically illiterate citizen education from the media, their subsequent voting, legislating, lawyer-ing and juridical arbitrating.
» EoP Leg Sub: 26 Jul: EoP v US DoJSC: EoP WinWin v WiP BangBang, William Colby, Vietnam War, John F Kennedy & Oliver Stone.
» EoP v WiP NWO Neg: 31 Jul: EoP Obs: Putin 755 Diplomats to Depart Russia .. Slapped with the Truth.