The Counter Culture Of Absurd Duplicity
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The Counter Culture Of Absurd Duplicity

A note on duplicity of words in history and civilization.

Are we doomed to repeat the past.  Do the lessons that history has to teach mean nothing to us.  Who is propelling us into another face off of war?  Centuries have passed from the time that the prisoner Homer wrote The Odyssey.  Yes, Homer was a prisoner.  The Greek work "omeeros" means prisoner.  A prisoner, yet, he wrote in detail about a battle that wiped out an entire culture known as Troy. Very little is know about Troy except that Paris was from Troy.  We know that Troy was nowhere near France.  We know very little else except that Helen was a whore who ran away from her husband with Paris to Troy.  Those are the facts.  The little Greek king was covered by his fellow Greek kings and they attacked Troy.  Was Helen returned to her husband?  Does anyone care?  Yet, the majoy anthropomorphic words (words that humans give to themselves to imply divine inspiration) have been used since the Iranian prisoner of war kept by some Greek king or some Greek god, of course, Homer wrote about the fall of Troy.  Those words that have grown and continue to grow in menacing meaning are white, honor, cover up.

There is a disturbing discordant air of repetition that most people involved with it are unwilling or simply can’t accept as real. Perhaps because they are too close to the situation or are secretly involved with it and accept it but are desirous of similar effects.

The repetition is in the color White.

We find in the far distant shores of time the struggle for honor and the total genocide of a city named Troy. The instrument was magical, a white horse, a lure, bait, a trap that broke through impenetrable walls and caused the inhabitants of a fabled treasure, Troy, to be dead.

Of equal import but not of historical truth, as far as we know, is something closer for us living in the United States to think about, Moby Dick. Indestructible Ahab, pride bursting for years of captain hood and to be downed by a fish? Pride and arrogance and vanity as vain as the Trojans daring to imagine that a combined armada would leave them a parting gift! As vain as Ahab imagining that a mere fish could get away with leaving him lame, a fish, and he Ahab.

Do we learn from history or are we doomed to repeat it?

The duplicity involved was that Helen was not abducted.  She entertained her boyfriend in her husband's presence and she left with him.  Maybe she forgot to write a thank you note. 

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Very interesting