Uncle Taz, Uncle Sam, and Bradbury

From: Tarjei Straume
Date: Sun Nov 9, 2003 3:52 pm
Subject: Uncle Taz, Uncle Sam, and Bradbury

At 21:04 09.11.2003, Christine wrote:

So, dear Uncle,

For the record: I am not an Uncle; I am only Tarjei, a normal human mortal. But I take it as a compliment that you're getting me mixed up with my mentor and guru Uncle Taz. He is an elf, Uncle Sam's very cousin, and a member of the Lodge of Planetary Uncles.

we have to keep writing and speaking the TRUTH for as long as we can. Then we have to archive it and hide it for the time when all sources of communication are cut down (soon). We need to survive, or rather someone does who will bring it back to the light of day after the holocaust and teach the young. That is what we must teach those who are children now - to be teachers in the future.

Reminds me of a couple of sci-fi movies. One of them was a British flick from the 1970's where a police state practiced book burning; all books were banned, and people had to memorize them to keep their contents alive, going by the names of the volumes they's memorized.

That is why is it such a subversive act. Do you think "Farenheit 451" by Bradbury is just a fairy tale??? It has happened and will happen again.

I haven't seen or read that one. But I like some of Ray Bradbury's short stories, especially "Charlie," which has two screen versions. The first version starred Cliff Robertson as Charlie; I recently watched the newer version but don't recall the names of the actors.

Anyway, Charlie is mentally handicapped, but he is cheerful, trusting, happy, and so "dumb" he doesn't realize people are making fun of him. He actually laughs _with_ them when they are laughing _at_ him, taking pleasure in _their_ fun. And as the story goes, the researchers have discovered a clever piece of surgery that can make him into a genius, with the possible side effect of becoming even dumber than before if the experiment reverses itself. So Charlie becomes a genius, and he reverses to what he was before, but in the meantime, at the height of his intellectual powers, he succeeds in teaching a lesson to academia: The cleverness hase made him cynical, angry, and unhappy, because he sees through the selfishness, arrogance, etc. in people and the world. But the "old Charlie," or the "dumb Charlie," is happy. It was a wonderful film, and I wish they'd make more of them.

I find a particular insight by Rudolf Steiner tremendously interesting, and in fact very moving. t makes a lot of sense to me when I read that he claimed something like: "Every time I look at genius, I see at least one former incarnation as a mental retard." This makes so much sense because most of us use a meager 5 or 10 per cent of the brain's capacity. If you use 40 per cent, you're better than Einstein. And let's say you have to live through a whole life with a defective brain, when even tying your shoe laces is a tremendous challenge. You have to use an enormous percentage of your severely disadvantaged brain to perform menial everyday tasks. So imagine what happens when you reincarnate in a healthy body with a well-endowed intellect! You'll use its full capacity (as you had to do last time), and you'll be a genius!

So of course Steiner said of the mentally retarded, that they are preparing for their future incarnations. And with this in mind, he established so-called "curative education."

Someone once mentioned on an e-list that Rudolf Steiner speaks about "rest incarnations" and the frequent occurrence of a life with disabilities shortly before a life of great accomplishment. (Can someone enlighten us here?) "Rest incarnation" seems to me an odd description of brain damage or mental handicap.

With the above in mind, a mentally handicapped condition would not be an incarnation of rest, but of exercise, of hard work.

Have you ever seen the movie "The White Rose" about a group of college students in Munich who, for a time, published a newsletter against Hitler?

No I haven't.

They were caught and executed. This is the price. We cannot go "to the table" with the Antichrist. It's his table right now and we are not welcome.

Steiner did write and work in order to try to head off the forces at the end of the first world war that would eventually lead to the second world war. Of course, not even he could stop the tide of destiny. But his work stands in the Akashic and at least for now, in the physical world to help us garner the inner spiritual, mental and emotional courage to live in these times and work for the times to come.

With love, not malice,

Who would ever suspect you of malice? I think your exposes and links are fascinating. And you're so right, we have to vouchsafe the truth from the bad guys and the tyrants to come.....

Cheer up!


Continued in another thread


From: golden3000997
Date: Sun Nov 9, 2003 3:57 pm
Subject: Re: [anthroposophy_tomorrow] Uncle Taz, Uncle Sam, and Bradbury

That British movie WAS Farenheit 451!!!!! : )


From: Tarjei Straume
Date: Sun Nov 9, 2003 4:15 pm
Subject: Re: [anthroposophy_tomorrow] Uncle Taz, Uncle Sam, and Bradbury

At 00:57 10.11.2003, Christine wrote:

That British movie WAS Farenheit 451!!!!! : )

Wow, deja vous!



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