Here Charitable Individualism is the key!… nothing less.

I wonder if even Robert envisaged that his dramatic monologues would go viral in the future and make aficionados go threadbare on the emotions which he impregnated within his monologues. 

My Last Duchess: every word is shown through the prism of the Widower Duke! We know nothing of what sort of person the last duchess was. It is the duke who is saying that she was simple yet ignorant enough to treat centuries of heritage of the Duchy to be of the commons. 

The Duke is unsure if he gave orders, and all smiles stopped without knowing that she was not only loyal but also committed to him! A murder of Innocence. The reader is equally confused with the equivocation of the Duke. Duke spreads his murder of Innocence. 

In Porphyria’s Lover, the lover murders Porphyria, to freeze that moment of Porphyria’s display of what? Was she propitiating for her untold guilt? Or is it that the Lover was consumed with Porphyria that he believes in some guilty deed – presumably infidelity? No details are given. 

Facts are assumed. In the first poem a Duchess had been murdered and the next one is being negotiated for. In the second poem the Lover has frozen a moment precluding Porphyria from any further guilty behaviour. 

Both men, from the poems do not furnish proof of guilt to the readers, but the dubious circumstances in which both had died, leaves the reader with a dilemma as to whether those women deserved that treatment either from the Duke or the Lover. 

I have teetered in my assessment between murder of Innocence and crime of passion. Othello is wrong and Desdemona was innocent, but Othello is also a victim of planned slander, the murder is condemned, in these poems of Robert, there is no such resolution. A tinge of morality intervenes to deny giving a clean slate to the Duchess or Porphyria! 

In a nutshell, a junior officer of the Air Force has an affair with his senior officer’s wife, who also happens to be another Air Force officer of the same rank as her husband. The lady officer committed suicide upon the junior officer marrying someone else. The junior officer is court martialled and dismissed from service by the Govt. Upon appeal to the Air Force Tribunal, the junior officer’s sentence has been reduced to ‘ released from service’!
The grounds of the guilt hinges primarily on ‘stealing the affections of a brother officer’s wife’ – the question to be determined for answer are manifold. She was higher in rank too. She was in the same service too. It was consensual; the woman was older; she could not handle the junior officer getting married and committed suicide; was the adultery with the connivance or consent of her husband? All these questions need to be answered before dragging the man through the mud. Poor fellow, his relief is limited to a palliative of removing the taint of dismissal but nothing substantive, as if the man was solely responsible for an adulterous relationship with a woman being older and higher in rank in the same services! Let us strive to apportion guilt proportionate to the deed, not through the Imperialistic prism of the laws made by East India Company for enriching the shareholders back in London then! After all the IPC had new in the making since the 30’s of the 18th century much before the Crown assumed direct control !

Myth making!

Myth making! 
There is only one thing which causes a Myth and it is the accretion of unproven and at times unprovable but palatable and sweetened facts. A Myth is probably a historical figure, who though accretion of eulogy and mindless belief on the merits of the facts narrated by the previous generation, becomes an irreplicable (just coined a word) symbol of some quality or power! 

A Myth is something which lacks a counterpoint ! There should be nothing required to complement it in any way. 

In the process the society hates any negative input to those characters except the wicked and evil ones. There is no blend, there is no internal jostling, just peaceful harmony. 

The casualty in all this Myth making is the Seeker of Truth! He has no incentive for ascertaining the Truth and declaring it. Thereby becomes a rare breed taking private tuitions like Aristotle to Alexander because of the munificence of his father Philip of Macedonia! When the Truth seeker becomes a private tutor he becomes a mercenary of knowledge, when he is idle, he becomes a cynic- like Diogenes! 

An evolved culture is one when negative comments are allowed to co-exist without any pressure from the majority and judged by the law and the Justices under a common law. 

Now do we know why we Indians are excellent mythmakers? Anyone can add to the image so long as it is a positive comment eulogising the object! There would be no touchstone in that culture which will come to value copper as much as gold all for want of TOUCHSTONE! It is in that touchstone lies the value of the metal! 

Pharisaical Trust!

If you don’t trust, then you will be reassured through unverifiable assertions! Therefore pretend to Trust, but put the facts available on probation! 
So what happens if your pretension of Trust leads you to commit? 

The only way is to not commit when in doubt. Maybe by not committing you run the risk of losing an opportunity. Hence your pretence keeps you pinned to the lie not believed, removing the gusto which naturally follows Trust. 
So is the pretended Trust a liability in the long run? Yes. 
The only way to overcome this dilemma is to state that you are skeptical about an assertion, but would like to be a mercenary to that Trust scavenging on the benefits to accrue! 

Truth has its super travails with a prolonged gestation! 

Hence to Trust is easier than to have the conviction of Truth. 

How beneficial this has turned out to be for the Christian Pharisees to insist on a Trusting flock. Lay the burden of the Pharisaical standards of Righteousness on the flock, but peddle Christian Grace for a good life – of the Evangelist.

 That’s called Wages without Labour! 


Once when Benjamin Disraeli was asked the difference between Misfortune and Calamity, he said: If Gladstone were to fall into the Thames that would be misfortune, but if somebody were to pull him out, that would be a calamity! 

Look for the possibilities of the intent of that statement, not that Disraeli intended any of those at all! Yet, the possibilities of the intention possible behind that statement ought to be attempted to be brought to consciousness. 

Very few would believe that Disraeli meant that he wanted Gladstone to struggle and swim the Thames and reach the bank! Human thought takes such an idea as desiring death of another human being! So the conception would be that Disraeli intended the death of Gladstone! That’s the Political Passion, not merely defeat of one’s opponents, but desire annihilation! The politician wants a free ground, something akin to Shah Jehan, Akbar, Jehangir’s had been in those bazaars within the fort palace at Agra, where all stalls were manned by nubile girls and the sole customer was the Emperor! Babur would have been ashamed of it, that his heirs were demeaning themselves by excluding their opponents from the game of Life! Babur, Shershah Suri and Raja Raja Chola needed to be included along with Asoka and Akbar as greats! 

Getting back to the thread, with political Passion being such, it is impossible to ascribe innocence when a politician gets curious about the health of his bete-noir, except see his opportunities to fish in troubled waters! 

What I detest about politicians is this lack of humanism- a realisation that LIFE is in the hands of the Divine. Yet their passion is to have an uninterrupted field for them to have a field day – every day! 

Pharisaical Christians!

New International Version:

The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the LORD.
New Living Translation

The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the LORD.
English Standard Version

The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the LORD.
New American Standard Bible

The horse is prepared for the day of battle, But victory belongs to the LORD.
King James Bible

The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.
Foolish Christians, who want to demean the EFFORTS OF MAN, talk and preach interpreting the above verse to mean as below:
EVEN IF YOU PREPARE THE HORSE FOR THE BATTLE, VICTORY SHOULD COME FROM THE LORD, with an implied message that there is no point in preparing the horse for the battle when you have not secured the approval of the Lord, therefore spend 7 days in church activities and please the Lord.

They steal the labour of man for 6 days a week to please the Lord. Thereafter, when success has gone to the Church and its trust funds, and  the man has aged, he is told to keep praying for his sons and grandchildren! The Churches make you old with assurances purveyed through Hope.

Whereas, the wiser interpretation would have been that there are two parts to Victory, one is the horse being readied by man and the second part being that the Lord should be given all glory for the Victory which ensued because of the effort of man. Man should not take, rather not appropriate the Glory of the Victory to himself, he should ascribe the victory to the Lord.

But Organisational Christianity has from the time of Pauline epistles to pagans, has  used this verse, not for egging man to redouble his efforts, but to undermine the part of man and thus stymie him and enrich the Organisation!
Luke 19:

39. And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.

40. And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.

God has unimaginable alternatives, that is not for Man to look into. Man has to DO! Pharisees did not die for the Christians, they are still interested in building the organisation by exhorting man to undermine his own efforts, so that such labour could be perennially tagged to the Organisation; and secondly, it could be obtained for free, if it is episcopally stamped as ‘Worthless’!

Innocent & fearful Christians heed these exhortations by these misinterpreting rascals, to render unto these Organisations free labour in the name of God. These Trustees of Christian organisations have thus accumulated wealth for  these Christian Organisations have specialised in writing expense accounts and selling Organisational properties after effortless acquisitions!  which

Tell the foolish Christians:


Go make your 5 talents to 10; or your 2 to 4! Don’t be like the son who pleased his father with Words, but went not to the vineyard to WORK.

Truth of Commerce!

Don’t call the bluff of your friends, competitors and enemies. Build on it. 

After all you cannot be held responsible for having believed in their bluff. Which bluff to believe and which one not to believe, is entirely in your hands. 

Wisdom lies in making that choice and Liberty lies in exploiting that choice to your advantage without any compunction.

The best part of the spin off of Honesty is this! This is the core of all Commercial Honesty.

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