>>243586>Who needs some blonde no body
If you are talking about Grace-chan, I do!
From An Appeal to Caesar
wherein gold & silver is proved to be the King Majesty's royal commodity
by Thomas Violet
>The Gold and Silver of the Nation, either Foreign coin, or Ingot, or the current Coin of the Kingdom, is the Soul of the Militia, and so all wise men know it, that those that command the Gold and Silver of the Kingdom, either Coin, or Bullion, to have it free at their disposal, to be Judges of the conveniency and inconveniency, or to hinder, or to give leave to transport Gold and Silver at their pleasure, is the great Wheel of the State, a most Royal Prerogative inherent in Your Majesty, Your Heirs and Successors, (and none other whomsoever, but by Your Majesty's License, and cannot be parted with to any Persons, but by Your Majesty most especial Grant;) your Majesty, and your Privy Councel being by the Law the only proper Judges.
Disease of Commonwealth; Obstruction of Veins and Blood Flow
[Keep in mind for context of the English Civil Wars & Charles I, along w/ the term power of the purse]
By Thomas Hobbes
>Hitherto I have named such Diseases of a Common-wealth, as are of the greatest, and most present danger. There be other, not so great; which neverthelesse are not unfit to be observed. As first, the difficulty of raising Mony, for the necessary uses of the Common-wealth; especially in the approach of warre. This difficulty ariseth from the opinion, that every Subject hath of a Propriety in his lands and goods, exclusive of the Soveraigns Right to the use of the same. From whence it commeth to passe, that the Soveraign Power, which foreseeth the necessities and dangers of the Common-wealth, (finding the passage of mony to the publique Treasure obstructed, by the tenacity of the people,) whereas it ought to extend it selfe, to encounter, and prevent such dangers in their beginnings, contracteth it selfe as long as it can, and when it cannot longer, struggles with the people by strategems of Law, to obtain little summes, which not sufficing, he is fain at last violently to open the way for present supply, or Perish; and being put often to these extremities, at last reduceth the people to their due temper; or else the Common-wealth must perish. Insomuch as we may compare this Distemper very aptly to an Ague; wherein, the fleshy parts being congealed, or by venomous matter obstructed; the Veins which by their naturall course empty themselves into the Heart, are not (as they ought to be) supplyed from the Arteries, whereby there succeedeth at first a cold contraction, and trembling of the limbes; and afterwards a hot, and strong endeavour of the Heart, to force a passage for the Bloud; and before it can do that, contenteth it selfe with the small refreshments of such things as coole of a time, till (if Nature be strong enough) it break at last the contumacy of the parts obstructed, and dissipateth the venome into sweat; or (if Nature be too weak) the Patient dyeth.
>Again, there is sometimes in a Common-wealth, a Disease, which resembleth the Pleurisie; and that is, when the Treasure of the Common-wealth, flowing out of its due course, is gathered together in too much abundance, in one, or a few private men, by Monopolies, or by Farmes of the Publique Revenues; in the same manner as the Blood in a Pleurisie, getting into the Membrane of the breast, breedeth there an Inflammation, accompanied with a Fever, and painfull stitches.
>Another infirmity of a Common-wealth, is the immoderate greatnesse of a Town, when it is able to furnish out of its own Circuit, the number, and expence of a great Army: As also the great number of Corporations; which are as it were many lesser Common-wealths in the bowels of a greater, like wormes in the entrayles of a naturall man.
I love the term Body-Politic and comparison of human politics to the human anatomy.
The only rightful queen of /siberia/ is Avril Lavigne, not this weeb pedofile that wishes he were an anime girl irl
Hobbes speaks through P
>L: But I know, that there be statutes express, whereby the King hath obliged himself never to levy money upon his subjects without the consent of his Parliament. One of which statutes is 25 Edw. 1. c. 5, in these words: We have granted for us, and our heirs, as well to archbishops, bishops, abbots, priors, and other folk of holy Church, as also to earls, barons, and to all the commonalty of the land, that for no business from henceforth, we shall take such aids, tasks, or prizes, but by the common consent of the realm. There is also another have been since that time confirmed by diverse other Kings, and lastly by the King that now reigneth.
>L: In the said statutes that restrain the levying of money without consent of Parliament, is there any thing you can take exceptions to?
>P: No, I am satisfied that kings that grant such liberties, are bound to make them good, so far as it may be done without sin: but if a King find that by such grant he be disabled to protect his subjects, if he maintain his grant, he sins; and therefore may, and ought to take no notice of the said grant. For such grants, as by error or false suggestion are gotten from him, are, as the lawyers do confess, void and of no effect, and ought to be recalled. Also the King, as in on all hands confessed, hath the charge lying upon him to protect his people against foreign enemies, and to keep the peace betwixt them within the kingdom: if he do not his utmost endeavour to discharge himself thereof, he committeth a sin.
>P: Nor do I hereby lay any aspersion upon such grants of the King and his ancestors. Those statutes are in themselves very good for the King and the people, as creating some kind of difficulty for such Kings as, for the glory of conquest, might spend one part of their subjects' lives and estates in molesting other nations, and leave the rest to destroy themselves at home by factions. That which I here find fault with, is the wrestling of those, and other such statutes, to the binding of our Kings from the use of their armies in the necessary defense of themselves and their people. The late Long Parliament, that in 1648 murdered their King, (a King that sought no greater glory upon earth, but to be indulgent to his people, and a pious defender of the Church of England,) no sooner took upon them the sovereign power, than they levied money upon the people at their own discretion. Did any of their subjects dispute their power? Did they not send soldiers over the sea to subdue Ireland, and others to fight against the Dutch at sea; or made they any doubt but to be obeyed in all that they commanded, as a right absolutely due to the sovereign power in whomsoever it resides? I say not this as following their actions, but as testimony from the mouths of those very men that denied the same power to him whom they acknowledged to have been their sovereign immediately before
>P: I know what it is that troubles your conscience in this point. All men are troubled at the crossing of their wishes; but it is our own fault. First, we wish impossibilities; we would have our security against all the world upon right of property, without paying for it; this is impossible. We may as well expect that fish and fowl should boil, roast, and dish themselves, and come to the table, and that grapes should squeeze themselves into our mouths, and have all other contentments and ease which some pleasant men have related of the land of Cocagne. Secondly, there is no nation in the world where he or they that have the sovereignty, do not take what money they please for the defense of those respective nations, when they think it necessary for their safety. The late Long Parliament denied this; but why? Because there was a design amongst them to depose the King. Thirdly, there is no example of any King of England that I have read of, that ever pretended any such necessity for levying money against his conscience. The greatest sums that ever were levied, comparing the value of money, as it was at that time, with what it is now, were levied by King Edward III and King Henry V; kings in whom we glory now, and think their actions great ornaments to the English history
>P: All this I know, and am not satisfied. I am one of the common people, and one of that almost infinite number of men, for whose welfare Kings and other sovereigns were by God ordained: for God made Kings for the people, and not people for Kings. How shall I be defended from the domineering of proud and insolent strangers that speak another language, that scorn us, that seek to make us slaves, or how shall I avoid the destruction that may arise from the cruelty of factions in civil war, unless the King, to whom alone, you say, belongeth the right of levying and disposing of the militia by which only it can be prevented, have ready money, upon all occasions, to arm and pay as many soldiers, as for the present defense, or the peace of the people, shall be necessary? Shall not I, and you, and every man, be undone? Tell me not of a Parliament, when there is no Parliament sitting, or perhaps none in being, which may often happen. And when there is a Parliament, if the speaking and leading men should have a design to put down monarchy, as they had in the Parliament which began to sit the third of November, 1640, shall the King, who is to answer to God Almighty for the safety of the people, and to that end is intrusted with the power to levy and dispose of soldiery, be disabled to perform his office, by virtue of these acts of Parliament which you have cited?
>And by that means the most men, knowing their Duties, will be the less subject to serve the Ambition of a few discontented persons, in their purposes against the State; and be the less grieved with the Contributions necessary for their Peace, and Defence; and the Governours themsleves have the less cause, to maintain at the Common charge any greater Army, than is necessary to make good the Publique Liberty, against the Invasions and Encroachments of foraign Enemies
Jean Bodin on the same
>As for the right to impose taxes, or imposts upon the subjects, is as proper unto sovereign majesty, as is the law it self: not for that Commonwealth cannot stand without taxes and tallages, as the President the M. hath well noted, that taxes were not levied in this realm, but since the time of Saint Louis the king. But if it must needs be that they must for the public necessity be levied or taken away; it cannot be done but by him that hath the sovereign power; as it hath been judged and by a decree of parliament, against the duke of Burgundy; and many times since, aswell in the high court of parliament, as also in the privy council.
>But here might some object and say, "That the estates of England suffer not any extraordinary charges and subsidies to be laid upon them, if it be not first agreed upon and consented unto in the high court of parliament: for so it is provided by an ancient law of Edward the first, king of England, wherewith the people as with a buckler hath been oftentimes seen to defend itself against the prince. Whereunto mine answer is, "That the other kings have in this point no more power than the kings of England: for that it is not in the power of any prince in the world, at his pleasure to taise taxes upon the people, no more than to take another man's goods from him; as Philip Commines wisely showed in the parliment holden at Tours, as we read in his Commentaries: and yet nevertheless if the necessity of the Commonwealth be such as cannot stay for the calling of a parliament, in that case the prince ought not to expect the assembly of the states, neither the consent of the people; of whose good foresight and wisdom, next unto God, the health & welfare of the whole state dependeth.
>And yet for all that the just Monarchy, hath not any more assured foundation or stay, than the Estates of the people, Communities, Corporations, and Colleges: For if need be for the king to levy money, to raise forces, to maintain the Estate against the enemy, it cannot be better done, than by the estates of the people, and of every Province, Town, and Community. For where can things for the curing of the diseases of sick Commonwealth, and of the members thereof; there are heard and understood the just reforming of the Estate, be better debated and handled, than before the Prince in his Senate before the people? There they confer of the affairs concerning the whole body of the Commonwealth, and of the members thereof; there are heard and understood the just complaints and grievances of the poor subjects, which never otherwise come unto the prince's ears; there are discovered and laid open the robberies and extortions committed in the Prince's name; whereof he knoweth nothing, there the requests of all degrees of men are heard. Besides that, it is almost a thing incredible to say, how much the subjects are eased, and how well they are also pleased, to see their king to sit as chief in the assembly of the estates, and to hear him discouring; how every man desirabeth to be seen of him, and if it please him to hear their complaints, and to receive their requests, albeit that they be often times denied the same; yet O how it pleaseth them to have had access unto their Prince…[Although] Our Kings do not so often call together the assemblies of their estates, as do the kings of England.
>Dante Alighieri Letters
Political Letter V
To all and singular the Princes of Italy, and the Senators of the Sacred City, as also the Dukes, Marquises, Counts, and Peoples, a humble Italian, Dante Alighieri, a Florentine undeservedly in exile, prayeth peace.
Behold now is the accepted time, wherein arise the signs of consolation and peace. For a new day beginning to break, revealing the dawn in the East, which even now is dispersing the darkness of our long tribulation. Already the orient breeze is freshening, the face of the heavens grows rosy, and confirms the hopes of the peoples with an auspicious calm.
And we too, who have kept vigil through the long night in the wilderness, shall behold the long-awaited joy. For the Sun of peace shall appear on high, and justice which, like the heliotrope, deprived of his light, had grown faint, so soon as he shall dart forth his rays, once more shall revive. All they that hunger and thirst shall be satisfied in the light of his radiance, and they that delight in iniquity shall be put to confusion before the face of his splendour.
For the strong lion of the tribe of Judah hath lifted up his ears in compassion, and moved by the lamentations of the multitudes in captivity hath raised up another Moses, who shall deliver his people from the oppression of the Egyptians, and shall lead them to a land flowing with milk and honey.
Rejoice, therefore, O Italy, thou that art now an object of pity even to the Saracens, for soon shalt thou be the envy of the whole world, seeing that thy bridegroom, the comfort of the nations, and the glory of thy people, even the most clement Henry, Elect of God and Augustus and Caesar, is hastening to the wedding.
Dry thy tears, and wipe away the stains of thy weeping, most beauteous one; for he is at hand who shall bring thee forth from the prison of the ungodly, and shall smite the workers of iniquity with the edge of the sword, and shall destroy them. And his vineyard shall he let out to other husbandmen, who shall render the fruit of justice in the time of harvest.
But will he then have mercy on none ? Nay, for he will pardon all those who implore his mercy, since he is Caesar, and his sovereignty derives from the fountain of pity.
His judgements abhor all severity, for he punishes ever on this side the mean, while in rewarding he aims ever beyond the mean.
Will he then countenance the daring of the evil-doers, and drink success to the undertakings of the presumptuous? Far be it, for he is Augustus.
And being Augustus shall he not take vengeance for the evil deeds of the backsliders, and pursue them even unto Thessaly, the Thessaly, I say, of utter annihilation?
Put off from you, ye Lombard race, the barbarism ye have acquired, and if aught of Trojan and Latin seed yet survive in you, give heed thereto, lest when the eagle from on high, swooping down like a thunderbolt, shall descend upon you, he find his own young cast out, and the place of his offspring usurped by a brood of ravens.
Up then, ye sons of Scandinavia, and so far as ye may show yourselves eager for the presence of him whose advent ye now justly await with dread.
And be not deceived by the wiles of avarice, which with a charm as of the Sirens of old is able to destroy the vigilance of your reason.
Come before his presence with confession, submitting yourselves unto him, and sing a psalm of repentance unto him with joy, remembering that 'whosoever resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God'; and that whoso fighteth against the divine ordinance, kicketh against a will which is as the will of the Almighty; and 'it is hard to kick against the pricks'.
But ye that groan under oppression, lift up your hearts, for your salvation is nigh at hand. Take the mattock of true humility, and break up the parched clods of your pride, making smooth the field of your minds, lest perchance the rain from heaven, coming before the seed has been sown, fall in vain from on high.
Let not the grace of God be turned from you, as is the daily dew from the rock, but may ye conceive like a fertile valley, and put forth green, the green, that is, which shall be fruitful of true peace. And when your land shall be green with this verdure, the new husbandman of the Romans with greater love and more confidence shall yoke the oxen of his counsel to the plough.
Forbear, forbear, from henceforth, well-beloved, who with me have suffered wrong, that the shepherd descended from Hector may recognize you as sheep of his fold. For though the temporal chastisement be committed to his hands from above, yet that he may be redolent of the goodness of Him, from whom, as from a point, the power of Peter and of Caesar doth bifurcate, he delighteth him in the correction of his household, but delighteth him yet more in showing them compassion.
Wherefore if ye be not hindered by that inveterate sin, which oft-times, like a serpent, is thrown on its back, and is turned against itself, ye may hence both the one and the other of you perceive that peace is prepared for each one, and may even now taste the first-fruits of the unlooked for joy.
Political Letter V
Awake, therefore, all of you, and rise up to meet your King, ye inhabitants of Italy, as being reserved not only as subjects unto his sovereignty, but also as free peoples unto his guidance.
And I urge you not only to rise up to meet him, but to stand in reverent awe before his presence, ye who drink of his streams, and sail upon his seas; ye who tread the sands of the shores and the summits of the mountains that are his; ye who enjoy all public rights and possess all private property by the bond of his law, and no otherwise. Be ye not like the ignorant, deceiving your own selves, after the manner of them that dream, and say in their hearts, 'We have no Lord'.
For all within the compass of the heavens is his garden and his lake; 'for the sea is God's, and He made it, and His hands prepared the dry land'.
Wherefore it is made manifest by the wonders that have been wrought that God ordained the Roman Prince beforehand, and the Church confesses that He afterward confirmed him by the word of the Word.
Verily if 'from the creation of the world the invisible things of God are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made', and if through the things that are known those that are unknown are revealed to us, it is without doubt within the capacity of human understanding to comprehend the Mover of the heavens,and His will, from the motion thereof. This pre-ordination then will be readily apprehended even by such as are but casual observers.
For if we survey the past, from the first tiny spark of this fire, namely from the day when hospitality was denied to the Argives by the Phrygians, and, if time allow, review the events of the world's history down to the triumphs of Octavian, we shall see that certain of them have altogether transcended the highest pitch of human effort, and that God at times has wrought through man as though through new heavens.
For it is not always we who act, but sometimes we are the instruments of God; and the human will, in which liberty is by nature inherent, at times receives direction untrammelled by earthly affections, and subject to the Eternal Will oft-times unconsciously becomes the minister thereof.
And if these things, which are as it were the preliminaries for the proof of what we seek, do not suffice, who is there who will not be compelled to agree with me in the conclusion drawn from such premisses, namely the fact that the whole world was wrapped in peace for twelve years, whereby is revealed, as with accomplished fact, the face of its Syllogizer, namely the Son of God?
And He, when, after He had been made man for the revelation of the Spirit, He was preaching the gospel upon earth, as if He were dividing.two kingdoms, apportioned the world to Himself and to Caesar, and bade that to each should be rendered the things that are his.
But if an obstinate mind does nut yet assent to the truth, and demands further proof, let it consider the words of Christ when He was bound; for when Pilate asserted his power against Him, our Light declared that power to be from above, of which he boasted who was exercising the office of Caesar by vicarious authority.
'Walk ye not therefore as the Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their senses, shrouded in darkness'; but open ye the eyes of your mind and behold how the Lord of heaven and of earth hath appointed us a king.
This is he whom Peter, the Vicar of God, exhorts us to honour, and whom Clement, the present successor of Peter, illumines with the light of the Apostolic benediction; that where the spiritual ray suffices not, there the splendour of the lesser luminary may lend its light.
Political Letter VI
Dante Alighieri, a Florentine undeservedly in exile, to the most iniquitous Florentines within the city. Written from beneath the springs of Arno, on the confines of Tuscany, on the thirty-first day of March in the first year of the most auspicious passage of the Emperor Henry into Italy.
The gracious providence of the Eternal King, who in his goodness ever rules the affairs of the world above, yet ceases not to look down upon our concerns here below, committed to the Holy Roman Empire the governance of human affairs, to the end that mankind might repose in the peace of so powerful a protection, and everywhere, as nature demands, might live as citizens of an ordered world.
And though the proof of this is to be found in holy writ, and though the ancients relying on reason alone bear witness thereto, yet is it no small confirmation of the truth, that when the throne of Augustus is vacant, the whole world goes out of course, the helmsman and rowers slumber in the ship of Peter, and unhappy Italy, forsaken and abandoned to private control, and bereft of all public guidance, is tossed with such buffeting of winds and waves as no words can describe, nay as even the Italians in their woe can scarce measure with their tears.
Wherefore let all who in mad presumption have risen up against this most manifest will of God, now grow pale at the thought of the judgement of the stern Judge, which is nigh at hand, if so be the sword of Him who saith, 'Vengeance is mine', be not fallen out of heaven.
But you, who transgress every law of God and man, and whom the insatiable greed of avarice has urged all too willing into every crime, does the dread of the second death not haunt you, seeing that you first and you alone, shrinking from the yoke of liberty, have murmured against the glory of the Roman Emperor, the king of the earth, and minister of God; and under cover of prescnptive right, refusing the duty of submission due to him, have chosen rather to rise up in the madness of rebellion?
Have you to learn, senseless and perverse as you are, that public right can be subject to no reckoning by prescription, but must endure so long as time itself endures?
Verily the sacred precepts of the law declare, and human reason after inquiry has decided, that public control of affairs, however long neglected, can never become of no effect, nor be superseded, however much it be weakened. For nothing which tends to the advantage of all can be destroyed, or even impaired, without injury to all – a thing contrary to the intention of God and nature, and which would be utterly abhorrent to the opinion of all mankind.
Wherefore, then, being disabused of such an idle conceit, do you abandon the Holy Empire, and, like the men of Babel once more, seek to found new kingdoms, so that there shall be one polity of Florence, and another of Rome? And why should not the Apostolic government be the object of a like envy, so that, if the one twin of Delos have her double in the heavens, the other should have his likewise?
But if reflection upon your evil designs bring you no fears, at least let this strike terror into your hardened hearts, that as the penalty for your crime not only wisdom, but the beginning of wisdom, has been taken from you.
For no condition of the sinner is more terrible than that of him who, shamelessly and without the fear of God, does whatsoever he lists. Full often, indeed, the wicked man is smitten with this punishment, that as during life he has been oblivious of God, so when he dies he is rendered oblivious of himself.
But if your insolent arrogance has so deprived you of the dew from on high, like the mountain-tops of Gilboa, that you have not feared to resist the decree of the eternal senate, and have felt no fear at not having feared, shall that deadly fear, to wit human and worldly fear, not overwhelm you, when the inevitable shipwreck of your proud race, and the speedy end of your deeply to be rued lawlessness, shall be seen to be hard at hand?
Do you put your trust in defences, in that you are girt about by a contemptible rampant? O you of one mind only for evil! O you blinded by wondrous greed! What shall it avail you to have girt you with a rampant, and to have fortified yourselves with bulwarks and battlements, when, terrible in gold, the eagle shall swoop down upon you, which, soaring now over the Pyrenees, now over Caucasus, now over Atlas, ever strengthened by the support of the host of heaven, gazed down of old on the vast expanse of ocean in its flight? What shall these avail you, most wretched of men, when you stand confounded in the presence of him who shall subdue the raging of Hesperia?
Political Letter VI
The hopes which you vainly cherish in your unreason will not be furthered by your rebellion; but by this resistance the just wrath of the king at his coming will be but the more inflamed against you, and mercy, which ever accompanies his army, shall fly away indignant; and where you think to defend the threshold of false liberty, there is sooth shall you fall into the dungeon of slavery.
For by the wondrous judgement of God, as we must believe, it sometimes comes to pass that by the very means whereby the wicked man thinks to escape the punishment which is his due, he is the more fatally hurried into it; and that he who wittingly and willingly is a rebel against the divine will, is unwittingly and unwillingly a soldier in its service.
The buildings which you have raised, not in prudence to serve your needs, but have recklessly altered to gratify your wantonness, these, encircled by no walls of a renovated Troy, to your grief you shall see crumble beneath the battering-ram, and devoured by the flames
The populace which now, divided against itself, rages indiscriminately, some for you, some against you, you shall then see united in their imprecations against you, for the starving mob knows nothing of fear. With remorse, too, you shall behold the spoliation of your temples, thronged daily by a concourse of matrons, and your children doomed in wonder and ignorance to suffer for the sins of their fathers.
And if my prophetic soul be not deceived, which announces what it has been taught by infallible signs and incontrovertible arguments, your city, worn out with ceaseless mourning, shall be delivered at the last into the hands of the stranger, after the greatest part of you has been destroyed in death or captivity; and the few that shall be left to endure exile shall witness her downfall with tears and lamentation.
Those sufferings, in short, which for liberty's sake the glorious city of Saguntum endured in her loyalty, you in your disloyalty must undergo with shame but to become slaves.
And beware of gathering confidence from the unlooked for success of the men of Parma, who under the spur of hunger, that evil counsellor, murmuring to one another, 'Let us rather rush into the midst of battle and meet death', broke into the camp of Caesar while Caesar was absent. For even they, though they gained a victory over Victoria, none the less reaped woe from that woe in a way not like to be forgotten.
But bethink you of the thunderbolts of the first Frederick; consider the fate of Milan and of Spoleto; for at the remembrance of their disobedience and swift overthrow your too swollen flesh shall grow chilI, and your too hot hearts shall contract.
O most foolish of the Tuscans, insensate alike by nature and by corruption, who neither consider nor understand in your ignorance how before the eyes of the full-fledged the feet of your diseased minds go astray in the darkness of night! For the full-fledged and undefiled in the way behold you standing as it were on the threshold of the prison, and thrusting aside any that has pity on you, lest haply he should deliver you from captivity and loose you from the chains that bind your hands and your feet.
Nor are ye ware in your blindness of the overmastering greed which beguiles you with venomous whispers, and with cheating threats constrains you, yea, and has brought you into captivity to the law of sin, and forbidden you to obey the most sacred laws; those laws made in the likeness of natural justice, the observance whereof, if it be joyous, if it be free, is not only no servitude, but to him who observes with understanding is manifestly in itself the most perfect liberty.
For what else is this liberty but the free passage from will to act, which the laws make easy for those who obey them? Seeing, then, that they only are free who of their own will submit to the law, what do you call yourselves, who, while you make pretence of a love of liberty, in defiance of every law conspire against the Prince who is the giver of the law?
O most wretched offshoot of Fiesole! 0 barbarians punished now a second time! Does the foretaste not suffice to terrify you? Of a truth I believe that, for you simulate hope in your looks and lying lips, yet you tremble in your waking hours, and ever start from your dreams in terror at the portents which have visited you, or rehearsing again the counsels you have debated by day.
But if, while alarmed with good reason, you repent you of your madness, yet feel no remorse, then, that the streams of fear and remorse may unite in the bitter waters of repentance, bear this further in mind, that the guardian of the Roman Empire, the triumphant Henry, elect of God, thirsting not for his own but for the public good, has for our sakes undertaken his heavy task, sharing our pains of his own free will, as though to him, after Christ, the prophet Isaiah had pointed the finger of prophecy, when by the revelation of the Spirit of God he declared, 'Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows'.
Wherefore you perceive, if you be not dissemblers, that the hour of bitter repentance for your mad presumption is now at hand. But a late repentance after this wise will not purchase pardon, rather is it but the prelude to seasonable chastisement. For 'the sinner is smitten so that he shall surely die'.
You really like that dog, don't you?
it's a cute and good boye
I like the dog.
Use the dog pic as a filler.
Returning to this picture, I will amend that, Kim Jong Il criticized Totalitarianism under the backlash of Fascist dictators and the principle of partiality turned against socialism.
For instance, the whole State / nation, the working class must be sacrificed. Or any particulars must benefit the unity of the whole state itself, implying everyone.
The Common Good is related to the aim to benefit everyone, likewise that for the human body, it is great that all parts of the body are refreshed from drinking water… but if only the head and toes received water and the rest of the body was deprived, it would be against them.
Kim Jong Il criticizes nationalism and turns the accusation of partiality back on them, stating that by insisting on the benefit of the whole, they are actually for a fringe minority of the ruling class.
As Fascism was against class conflict on the basis that all parts of the State anatomy should work together.
But Kim Jong Il goes on to re-state, that the People are masters, and that the name of totalitarianism is tainted and cannot be associated with socialism.My opinion
First, KJI says the People are Masters, & that implies a totalitarianism in my mind.
The WPK has repeatedly gone along with the mantra that the household, that the Party is a servant party, that the People are Masters.
Using the connection that political and economic order has no difference, that Plato states the operation of a great household and small state are no different, returns to the totalitarian principle that the People are masters, borrowing from the model of a Master and his Servants.
When talking about the People, that is the People in general, the People in whole, returning to the Totalitarian principle.
Bodin says, "It is one thing to bind all together, and to bind every one in particular: for so all the citizens particularly swore to the observation of the laws, but not all together [meaning, the People itself is absolute]; for that every one of them in particular was bound unto the power of them all in general
. But an oath could not be given by them all: for why, the people in general is a certain universal body
, in power and nature divided from every man in particular. Then again to say truly, an oath cannot be made but by a lesser to the greater, but in a popular estate nothing can be greater than the whole body of the people themselves
There a relationship of superior to inferior, greater to lesser, general to particular, that underlines the phrase The People are Masters
Do you like barking like a dog and being on a leash Grace-chan?
Anons might say, Gracefag, you self-contradict
Thinking of >>206082
the 3rd screencap.
About the not self-sufficing individual, but also the Pre-Eminent Monarch who founded the State, taught men a social bond, and became the soul of this Commonwealth, sufficient for himself?
Woof. Woof. I will explain myself on why the Pre-eminent Monarch is the exception to the rule.
As I said here >>232258
the State as a bond is defined by an individual, indivisible, majestic power, called Sovereignty. And also Hobbes went on to say, that the Commonwealth has one soul.
Also, they depend upon the sovereign.
My view of Monarchy is it is a political form of State. The Pre-Eminent Monarch is the State. I do not deny the political in this respect.
Bodin also made the case that the Pre-Eminent Monarch should govern with laws.
>Wherefore Aristotle is deceived, in deeming the Commonweale then to be happy, when it shall chance to have a prince of so great virtue and wisdom, as that he both can and will with greatest equity, govern his subjects without laws. For why, the law is not made for the prince, but for the subjects in general.
The law being a strong social force.
Woof, I also point to Must be either a BEAST or a God
line. Think about Monarchy. This is one person set above myriads of people. One ruler alone with a relationship either on par with or that of a superior
to myriads of people and to command them. It's for this reason Louis XIV's motto was Nec Pluribus Impar
or Not Unequal to Many
or Hobbes said that this Leviathan was a Mortal God or that Bodin talked about the Dictator's edicts being religiously observed. Bodin also asserted that the Sovereign Monarch has the relationship of a superior. Pretty much as if it were the case with Monarchy.
Literal schizo thread.
I miss Grace
Grace x Junko Matriarchy when
a great family of retards, yes
is it you grace are you back?
What makes this one person so great? This is basic statistical theory. Find me one financial adviser that would tell you to invest all your assets into one company because you believe most in that company. Statistically you must always diversify your investment. Investing in a single leader/bloodline/ whatever is always going to statistically end in shit.
Still better than partisan retardation, by a long shot.>>250975
Because unity is best expressed by one leader. The body-politic will be manifest and realized when it builds itself on the foundation of a familial bond rather than junkie partisanships. And stronger too, because this reproduces itself by natural means and retains the character and persona of the State.
Diverse ends are weaker ends, but when they all pool together they are stronger.
The pre-eminence in Monarchy is more than the natural person, but the political manifestation stronger than himself. Made stronger because he is one.
You could invest time and effort in one thing and make it exponentially bigger and stronger as an edge. Or where diverse ends meet together in conjunction by one bond is ideal for this.
So many cute Grace pictures!
A dynastic rule mirrors the generations of people, followed by generations of rulers who descend by lineage.
Hereditary rule instills the intent of nature and constitutes the relationship of husband and wife and parent and child throughout its structure as found throughout the State and all familial ties.
Dynasties preserve the persona of the State. The person who rules is succeeded by his own offspring.
There is a deeper bond of trust. Who else would you trust to carry forward the State than the ruler's own? Who has more onus not to betray the lineage of his parents… whereas partisan hyenas clatter and always seek to foil their predecessors – the partisan hyena can only at best seek to become a spiritual successor.
Rituals followed throughout everyday people's lives, like birth and marriage, are celebrated in the State and everyone feels proud to see the lives of their Sovereign as the bond of the State becomes the LIFE of dynasty.
The hereditary rulers are attached to their State and are well ROOTED as a family tree.
The partisan hyena screams in assemblies and is a charlatan to his fellow countrymen. His rituals build off the conceit of his countrymen and animosity to his peers. His party affiliation is as meaningless as the buttons they pass around.
The partisan hyena is an enemy to mankind. He carries forward with slogans and slander. Embracing partiality and wielding a few percentages against the total unity of the State, the partisan attempts to divide the People.
Only by following a dynastic rulership can the preservation and long-term thinking succeed without interruption by partisans. It teaches the People to embrace their familial bond, not only with their own natural parents, but with their countrymen together with their dynasty. It has the virtues of loyalty that no matter what affiliation, your care for others is blood deep and not superficial. No matter what belief, your bond is steadfast and tied. No affiliation is stronger than this. No party affiliation can compare to a royal bond.
A one-party state attempts to become like a political household by being anti-partisan, that is, inhibiting other parties and outlines the descent of one party. It would be best realized to become a dynasty like North Korea's continued attachment to the Kims and I believe the success of their State is by the lineage of their Leaders in spite of partisanships. Why North Korea has preserved the character and persona is also thanks to holding onto a dynastic bond.
Leftists will see the errors of their ways and why dynasties are better than the partisanships.
>>251040>Praise of Kings>All the People look to him as he decides between opposing claims with straight judgments. He addresses them without erring and quickly and knowingly ends a great quarrel. For this reason, Kings are wise
Bullshit. Everyone knows it's the councilors whom keep the kingdom afloat. Kings are just glorified horndogs whom were forcefully raised in the art of verbal pleasantries
The real wisdom comes from the council.
Monarchism is idealism. All it teaches is blind obedience and complacency, not from the peasants but from the royalty themselves.
Monarchy tries to appeal to people with the concept of tradition and bloodline. After all, what better motivatior of the people than the ideals of ancestry?
However, monarchists fail to realize that nature doesn't work in absolutes.
Things come and go. Monarchies are just partisans that last ten times longer.
Monarchies are family affairs that are publicized and drag innocent bystanders into a toxic pissing contests.
But then again, people are addicted to indignation.
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