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Treat Ye Others as Ye Would Have Others … Treat Thee (IV)

The Golden Rule or the ethic of reciprocity is a maxim, ethical code or
morality that essentially states either of the following: One should treat
others as you would like others to treat oneself, OR,
one should not treat others in ways that one would not like to be treated.

The Golden Rule can be found in the early contributions of Confucianism,
but the concept’s framework appears prominently in many religions,
including Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Zoroastrianism,
and the rest of the world’s major religions.

That’s quite a pedigree, as maxims go. Ergo, ought not a learning-impaired
humanity adopt it as the more secular-friendly and simplified
equivalent of an ethical code or morality, more than enough, sufficiently dignified
to bring hope … to this fractious status quo … disordered.

“Treat others as you would Have others treat thee.” The Golden Rule; seemingly,
near perfect … for a learning-impaired … humanity.
“Treat others as you would Have others treat thee.” A short phrase that pithily
captures the spirit of Him … who created thee.

For brothers’ keepers in this fractious status quo, piecemeal peace, is no answer;
but the late great Nelson Mandela’s visionary model may yet deliver
us from the more or less continuous anarchy … that seemingly … ever and ever,
haunts humanity. But what’s good for the goose … is good for the gander.

And, if indeed, what’s good for the goose, is good for the gander.
then why not a GLOBAL Truth and Reconciliation … consider?
For indeed, for brothers’ keepers, piecemeal peace, is no answer;
Nelson’s legacy is the power, to forgive and forget … to live … together.

Nelson Mandela’s Legacy: Alchemy

The Golden Rule or the ethic of reciprocity is a maxim, ethical code or
morality that essentially states either of the following: One should treat
others as you would like others to treat oneself, OR,
one should not treat others in ways that one would not like to be treated.

The Golden Rule can be found in the early contributions of Confucianism,
but the concept’s framework appears prominently in many religions,
including Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Zoroastrianism,
and the rest of the world’s major religions.

That’s quite a pedigree, as maxims go. Ergo, ought not a learning-impaired
humanity adopt it as the more secular-friendly and simplified
equivalent of an ethical code or morality, more than enough, sufficiently dignified
to bring hope … to this fractious status quo … disordered.

For brothers’ keepers in this fractious status quo, piecemeal peace, is no answer;
but the late great Nelson Mandela’s visionary model may yet deliver
us from the more or less continuous anarchy … that seemingly … ever and ever,
haunts humanity. But what’s good for the goose, is good for the gander.

That’s to say that South Africa’s improbable social and political experiment may be
successful as well on that larger stage that is planetary … in scope;
just like an off-Broadway show that goes on to Broadway … however improbably.
The proof is in the pudding … and its main ingredient … is hope.

And, if indeed, it turns out that what’s good for the goose, is good for the gander,
then why NOT a global Truth and Reconciliation … consider?
For indeed, for brothers’ keepers, piecemeal peace, is no answer;
Nelson’s legacy’s … the power … to forgive and forget … and to live … together.

For verily, what could be more alchemical than that, that exponentially
builds atop the efforts of those whom have built a foundation?
What human experience better exemplifies the human spirit than the legacy
of Nelson Mandela’s model of Truth and … Reconciliation?

An Ethical Code … for a Planet … in Auto-Destruct Mode

The Golden Rule or the ethic of reciprocity is a maxim, ethical code or
morality that essentially states either of the following: One should treat
others as you would like others to treat oneself, OR,
one should not treat others in ways that one would not like to be treated.

The Golden Rule can be found in the early contributions of Confucianism,
but the concept’s framework appears prominently in many religions,
including Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Zoroastrianism,
and the rest of the world’s major religions.

That’s quite a pedigree, as maxims go. Ergo, ought not a learning-impaired
humanity adopt it as the more secular-friendly and simplified
equivalent of an ethical code or morality, more than enough, sufficiently dignified
to bring hope … to this fractious status quo … disordered.

For brothers’ keepers in this fractious status quo, piecemeal peace, is no answer;
but the late great Nelson Mandela’s visionary model may yet deliver
us from the more or less continuous anarchy … that seemingly … ever and ever,
haunts humanity. But what’s good for the goose, is good for the gander.

That’s to say that South Africa’s improbable social and political experiment may be
successful as well on that larger stage that is planetary … in scope;
just like an off-Broadway show that goes on to Broadway … however improbably.
The proof is in the pudding … and its main ingredient … is hope.

And, if indeed, it turns out that what’s good for the goose, is good for the gander,
then why NOT a global Truth and Reconciliation … consider?
For indeed, for brothers’ keepers, piecemeal peace, is no answer;
Nelson’s legacy’s … the power … to forgive and forget … to live … together.

ON … MARKSMANSHIP

When to act; when to lie low; Von Bismarck, and other great marksmen keenly
sense larger pictures. To win, one must shrewdly and cunningly
know, when to finger triggers, and when to linger; not fingering, the trigger, safely.
It’s vital … we act … or not … accordingly.

Eureka! The Holy Scriptures; Rick’s tome re our individual purposes; Tony’s
on near instantaneous, positive changes in …
conduct; Mandela’s example; a coop model and the Zoo Crew’s dreamy story
on kinship … augur … we may act … akin.

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In homage to an oh so misunderstood Friedrich Nietzsche: Aphorisms duly in turn pay homage to @NelsonMandela, in surreal, #twitterfiction-homage.

Blendin’ elements of da prose (for reporting-like story-tellin’), wid da more tangibly grippin’ poetry (for beautifully epic, storytellin’), in #twitterfiction.

Homage to Freddy and der uber-mensch uber alles, @NelsonMandela. Aptly: requisitioned out, ‘Zarathustra’ to WW-I Ger. troops in #twitterfiction-not.

Homage to Freddy, @NelsonMandela and ubers everywhere (da wannabes of nonfictional, reality-literature) surreally, #twitterfiction-al.

Get well soon der uber-mensch @NelsonMandela. Arthur, @chachomanopapa, may yet in #twitterfiction-al time, hug you, in nonfiction.

Consider @NelsonMandela following Art in surreal tragi-comic spectacle, wherein wannabes know not what they are, #twitterfiction-ally.

@NelsonMandela: A follow from you; pumpin’ up volume of wannabes to numbers surpassin’, not just Justin but da venerable Yao Chen in dis #twitterfiction.