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Manichaeism and American Presidential Politics in the 20th & 21st Centuries

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#1 Charles Drago

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 08:07 AM

Eternal conflict between spiritual light and material darkness.


Eternal balance.  


Battles won and lost in an unwinnable eternal war.


And then comes the genius strategy for total victory:  Promote the balance to achieve imbalance.


Lock them into eternal hopelessness while looting and raping them again and again and again.  Here's one of the ways:


Manichaeism noted in American presidential politics since 1932 manifests in the balance of families and individuals:


Prescott Bush -- Joseph P. Kenedy


George H. W. Bush -- John F. Kennedy


George W. Bush -- John F. Kennedy, Jr.


And out of sequence:


Ronald Reagan -- Franklin Roosevelt


Seen another way: Two political parties, interchangeable identifications with light and darkness.


Eternal balance promoted to achieve imbalance.


Below is a 10th/11th century wall painting of Manichaean clergymen from the Khocho ruins in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China.  


Attached File  JFK - MANICHEAN HARPER FRAGMENT.JPG   156.9KB   0 downloads I see the Harper Fragment.

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