Gōtz von Berlichingen

Gottfried “Götz” von Berlichingen, also known as Götz of the Iron Hand, was a German Imperial Knight, mercenary, and poet. He was born around 1480 into the noble family of Berlichingen in modern-day Baden-Württemberg. Götz bought Hornberg Castle in 1517, and lived there until his death in 1562. Wikipedia

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The Truth About The Nazis

Christianity is supposedly an “improvement” over Judaism. And Islam is supposedly an improvement of Christianity. In what sense? Why was Christ put to death and his followers did not object? Because Christ refused to declare himself king. Instead, he had promoted fellowship with men and women equally. Continue reading

Presidential Records

How does it happen that agency records are not routinely returned to their soutce? Who was responsible for clearing the desk for official visits and presentation? How long had Trump been squirreling away records? Does the law differentiate between records created BY the President and those created FOR the President. There is a difference.

Natural v. Artificial Persons

That corporations are persons is one of those half truths that is worse than a lie. It is true that governmental, commercial, industrial and even charitable corporations are made up of people, but to consider the non-governmental to be private, much less to have the same rights as natural persons is just plain wrong.
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Monetization of the necessities of life

It was “sold” as the answer to waste and excess. If people had to pay for things, they would use them with care. And so messy family farms were replaced with neat suburban lawns and old people, instead of being put out to pasture, were secured in retirement and nursing homes. The status of women was improved by monetization, but that is about all.
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“Beyond Good and Evil”

So, I was wondering what that “beyond” refers to. Is it before or after the perception of the binary? Well, it turns out the original title is “Jenseits Gut und Böse.” In other words, THIS SIDE or that which come before. So, why did the translators choose “beyond,” which implies greater distance? Did they just conflate the subtitle, referring to a prelude of the future, with the main?
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