Sunday, August 05, 2012

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Eat, drink, dance, and be merry.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Joe said...

Just had to share.

http://news.yahoo.com/battle-tested-female-war-vets-run-congress-191652605.html

After more than a decade of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, dozens of military veterans — Republicans and Democrats — are running for Congress this election year as voters have shown a fresh enthusiasm for candidates with no elected experience. This year, as the military has opened more jobs to women closer to the front lines, several of those veterans are females with battlefield scars and pioneering accomplishments.

Hmmmm. I'm getting a "ping" from this one. Something to do with Pluto in Capricorn and stern grandmothers who are fed up with the boys and their war-games. A structural change is coming.

22/8/12 6:48 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Yeah, Joe. I have an article written about this so I guess I'll post it. I might have to add your article as evidence.

I don't know about grandmothers and war games, although I know many like that idea, but women have been a driving force behind war all throughout history. The combat tested females fit the transits.

Most of us want some miraculous disappearance of war, but I think it's unlikely. Just look at this campaign. It's not the psychotic nastiness of the fight, it's the ecstasy the people feel while witnessing the destruction of other humans. Very colosseum-like.

Women are very very unlikely to get too fed up with men. They are far too charming and they still make great companions.:o)

22/8/12 8:27 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

True, I rather like the guys myself. :o)

Hope you'll explain about women being a driving force...? True, there's obvious examples, like Thatcher, but were they not anomalies?

Uncanny coincidence... I'm reading a historical novel about Grace O'Malley, the famously unknown "most feminine sea captain" of western Ireland in the late 1500's who brought herself to the attention of Elizabeth I. Elizabeth's war, taxation and legal policies were laying waste to Ireland, changing its ancient laws and pitting the natives against one another. Elizabeth's government was that afraid Spain, which was England's rival at the time, would use Ireland as a back door to invade England. Therefore, the English colonized Ireland and essentially did a warm-up act for the English colonists' treatment of native Americans a few decades later. Anyway, O'Malley was as brutal in her way as Elizabeth, by necessity, and on a far smaller scale. What you're describing about the desire to watch others be destroyed is the key theme of this book.

23/8/12 4:39 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Anyway, Joe. There are countless examples of women in history who waged war and also relished it. Ordinary women encouraged war as protection sometimes, and sadly, for exotic commodities they desired. Conquest and acquisition seems to know no gender preference.

Womwn like to pride themselves on preferring peace, yet they are proud of their fierce warriors, so there seems to be some confusion in the collective female psyche.

I'll get to that post, since the warrior woman is on the rise now.

That is coincidental about Grace and she is a perfect example. Women are likely to get chills and thrills from a woman like that.

The meaning of female empowerment still eludes women. That's part of the upcomimg transits.

Yes. That ecstasy of destruction worries me and I'd like to understand it. I dare not read the book, though, since I am afraid of volence!

26/8/12 3:01 AM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Nah, I wouldn't recommend the book. It's badly edited and full of ridiculous errors like "the bells peeled" and such, not to mention the protagonist using modern slang like "into the drink" to refer to someone being washed overboard into the sea.

I dunno... there's a thin veneer of civilization everywhere you go. I consider myself a pacifist but I like my personal space. When I'm crowded by too many people, I can easily imagine myself going postal (speaking of slang). :o)

27/8/12 12:17 PM  

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