Tautological Hubris: A Poem by Jim Craven

Early memes of the “Westerers” who saw the world as the object of conquest and control, “Civilization” spreading from “Westerly” its “origin” in Europe to its final conquest in China

Tautological Hubris

A Poem by Jim Craven

We, are Americans,

“Number One”, you know,

We define, in our being,


just ask us;

“Number One” in what?

money, for instance,

and that buys everything else

of “worth”.

We are the most, among nations,

in God’s Grace;

How do we know?

We’re “Number One”,

and only those in God’s Grace,

would God make “Number One”,

that is the evidence, the “proof”,

it is all very Calvinist,

and purely tautological.

And only those in God’s Grace,

have the “Truth”,

that is also the evidence,

the “proof”,

that we are in God’s grace,

and have the truth,

since only those with the “Truth”,

could be in God’s Grace,

and vice versa,

it is all very Calvinist,

and purely tautological.

And how can those with the “Truth”,

be wrong?

or not act in accordance with,

 the “Truth”?

and that is the evidence,

the “proof”,

that we have the “Truth”,

and act in accordance with it,

because what we believe,

and what we do,

keeps us in God’s Grace,


we must have the “Truth”,

and must be acting in accordance with it,

it is all very Calvinist,

and purely tautological.

And since those who have

 the “Truth”,

and act in accordance with it,

are the Good and the Blessed,

we must be the Good and Blessed,

we have the “Truth”,

and act in accordance with it,

which means that

 those who do not believe

as we do,

or act

as we act,

must not have the “Truth”,

or be acting in accordance with it,

they must not be in God’s Grace,

they must be Evil and the Damned;

it is all very Calvinist, and purely tautological.

and much worse,

in its design and intention

an in the sufferings

of myriad victims.


About jimcraven10

About jimcraven10 1. Citizenship: Blackfoot, U.S. and Canadian; 2. Position: tenured Professor of Economics and Geography; Dept. Head, Economics; 3. Teaching, Consulting and Research experience: approx 40 + years all levels high school to post-doctoral U.S. Canada, Europe, China, India, Puerto Rico and parts of E. Asia; 4. Work past and present: U.S. Army 1963-66; Member: Veterans for Peace; former VVAW; Veterans for 9-11 Truth; Scholars for 9-11 Truth; Pilots for 9-11 Truth; World Association for Political Economy; Editorial Board International Critical Thought; 4.. U.S. Commercial-Instrument Pilot ; FAA Licensed Ground Instructor (Basic, Advanced, Instrument and Simulators); 5. Research Areas and Publications: International law (on genocide, rights of nations, war and war crimes); Imperialism (nature, history, logic, trajectories, mechanisms and effects); Economic Geography (time and space modeling in political economy; globalization--logic and effects; Political Economy and Geography of Imperialism); Indigenous versus non-Indigenous Law; Political Economy of Socialism and Socialist Construction; 6. Member, Editorial Board, "International Critical Thought" published by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; International Advisory Board and Columnist 4th Media Group, http://www.4thMedia.org (Beijing); 7. Other Websites publications at http://www.aradicalblackfoot.blogspot.com; wwwthesixthestate.blogspot.com;https://jimcraven10.wordpress.com; 8.Biography available in: Marquis Who’s Who: in the World (16th-18th; 20th; 22nd -31st (2014) Editions); Who’s Who in America (51st-61st;63rd-68th(2014) Editions); Who’s Who in the West (24th- 27th Editions);Who’s Who in Science and Engineering (3rd to 6th, 8th, 11th (2011-2012) Editions); Who’s Who in Finance and Industry (29th to 37th Editions); Who’s Who in American Education (6th Edition). ------------------- There are times when you have to obey a call which is the highest of all, i.e. the voice of conscience even though such obedience may cost many a bitter tear, and even more, separation from friends, from family, from the state, to which you may belong, from all that you have held as dear as life itself. For this obedience is the law of our being. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
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