“. . . makes a difference when human passions clash.”
“We see the practical consequences of regarding the medium of communication that is diplomacy as possessing thaumaturgic value [read, “magic”
–>animating principle–>spirited from the source of Creation “. . . to be other than socerers’ apprentices, . . .”] apart from the substance of the messages conveyed.”
p. 3 Codevilla’s “A Remedial Course in Stateceaft”
Animating principles, such as, focusing on WQ, wisdom intelligence; “evolving the meme;” and keeping the heart healthy and capable of change; slaloming the 13 icebergs of Scientific American cover pages for homo sapiens’ quest for bio-genetic diversity for survival, vying between right and wrong, good and bad, to correctness, in statecraft.
“Hence, there must be no arbitrariness in what is said.” Is it not the nature of unarbitrarianism, correctness?
“If morals and acts deteriorate, justice will go astray.
“If justice goes astray, the people will stand about in helpless confusion.”
Or, they will search the internet and buy books, upstarting civilization. Creating order. Setting priorities. Achieving goals. The “private initiative.” The insistence, that commerce has a wider horizon of 300 years, instead of one of fifty, instead of one of five years, instead of one of six months!
Quotes from Confucius In: Advice to War Presidents, p. 5.