The Poorest Of All Beggars


“And so, acceptance of oneself is the essence of the moral problem, and the acid test of one’s whole outlook on life. That I feed the beggar – that I forgive an insult – that I love my enemy in the name of Christ – all these are undoubtedly great virtues. What I do unto the least of my brethren that I do unto Christ. But what if I should discover that the least amongst them all – the poorest of all beggars – the most impudent of all offenders – yea the very fiend himself – that these are within me? And that I myself stand in need of the arms of my own kindness. That I myself am the enemy that must be loved. What then?

Then, as a rule, the whole truth of Christianity is reversed. There is then no more talk of love and long suffering. We say to the brother within us: Rocca, and condemn and rage against ourselves. We hide him from the world. We deny ever having met this least among the lowly in ourselves. And had it been God himself who drew near to us in this despicable form, we should have denied him a thousand times before a single cock had crowed.” – Carl Gustav Jung


Carl Gustav Jung and politics – The Wotan-Gate.


Ring-Walkure-WotanCarl Gustav Jung has always been wildly recognized but was never fashionable, since he was conservative as well as a ground breaking, unconventional free-thinker. From critics, especially in Germany, some of his theories have been overshadowed by unfounded allegations that he was anti-Semitic and a Nazi sympathizer. The presented evidence, his work, his actions and affiliations, have been carefully weighed for example in Deirdre Bair’s biography. In retrospect, Jung could only be accused of making mistakes during the 1930s. However, other actions he took clearly rescue his reputation.  All accounts against him, I am aware of, have unfortunately been marred with factual errors and quotes taken out of context (see list below). Additionally many quite casually have referred to Jung as unscientific or as a chauvinist  womanizer and Nazi fellow traveler.  C.G. Jung did certainly well with women ( the most dedicated co-workers were women) and was not free of opportunism.

Work as President Medical Society for Psychotherapy

Another accusation is, that Jung was complying with…

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First Libertarian Elected In Mississippi

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By James Lakin | Mclain, MS

Earlier today, Mayor Steve McCluskey of the small town of Mclain, MS became the first Libertarian elected in Mississippi history. This is not only an incredible stride for the Libertarian Party, but a necessity for the struggling small town which Mayor McCluskey was elected to govern. Below, entails the policy goals of the Mayor and the potential benefits the Libertarian mayor possesses for a small town whose incumbent mayor was a Democrat.
After winning the election Mayor McCluskey said in a statement on Facebook.

 “Humble” and “proud” does not begin to describe how I felt tonight at the inauguration of the aldermen and myself. The turnout was incredible and confirmed my belief that local government is paramount to all other levels because the engagement at the most basic level is possible. There are a couple things I would like to note.


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Remembering R. Lee Wrights


“I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” – Thomas Jefferson

My dearly departed friend Lee Wrights used this quote as a tagline under his email signature. I received hundreds of emails from Lee over the years. Hundreds of times, I was exposed to this saying. Quotes, like mantras, are sometimes so often used and repeated, they seem to lose luster and become blurred in the background of our over-stimulated minds.

Knowing Lee as I did, this particular quote never faded into my subconscious. With his love and respect for his friends, Lee brought this quote to life. This love and respect extended even further to include everyone he met. This timeless yet all too rare custom and quality of character, I found in my friend. His depth of compassion and pursuit of peace left an impression on me that will remain a part of me forever.

He indeed was a Preacher of Peace… and what a preacher he was!

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