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Realpolitik among the Laputan Taoists

2023-01-22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Publisher: In-Sight Publishing

Publisher Founding: January 1, 2014

Web Domain: http://www.in-sightpublishing.com 

Location: Fort Langley, Township of Langley, British Columbia, Canada

Journal: In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal

Journal Founding: August 2, 2012

Frequency: Three (3) Times Per Year

Review Status: Non-Peer-Reviewed

Access: Electronic/Digital & Open Access

Fees: None (Free)

Volume Numbering: 11

Issue Numbering: 2

Section: B

Theme Type: Idea

Theme Premise: “Outliers and Outsiders”

Theme Part: 27

Formal Sub-Theme: None.

Individual Publication Date: January 22, 2023

Issue Publication Date: May 1, 2023

Author(s): Richard May/May-Tzu

Author(s) Bio: Richard May (“May-Tzu”/“MayTzu”/“Mayzi”) is a Member of the Mega Society based on a qualifying score on the Mega Test (before 1995) prior to the compromise of the Mega Test and Co-Editor of Noesis: The Journal of the Mega Society. In self-description, May states: “Not even forgotten in the cosmic microwave background (CMB), I’m an Amish yuppie, born near the rarified regions of Laputa, then and often, above suburban Boston. I’ve done occasional consulting and frequent Sisyphean shlepping. Kafka and Munch have been my therapists and allies. Occasionally I’ve strived to descend from the mists to attain the mythic orientation known as having one’s feet upon the Earth. An ailurophile and a cerebrotonic ectomorph, I write for beings which do not, and never will, exist — writings for no one. I’ve been awarded an M.A. degree, mirabile dictu, in the humanities/philosophy, and U.S. patent for a board game of possible interest to extraterrestrials. I’m a member of the Mega Society, the Omega Society and formerly of Mensa. I’m the founder of the Exa Society, the transfinite Aleph-3 Society and of the renowned Laputans Manqué. I’m a biographee in Who’s Who in the Brane World. My interests include the realization of the idea of humans as incomplete beings with the capacity to complete their own evolution by effecting a change in their being and consciousness. In a moment of presence to myself in inner silence, when I see Richard May’s non-being, ‘I’ am. You can meet me if you go to an empty room.” Some other resources include Stains Upon the Silence: something for no oneMcGinnis Genealogy of Crown Point, New York: Hiram Porter McGinnisSwines ListSolipsist SoliloquiesBoard GameLulu blogMemoir of a Non-Irish Non-Jew, and May-Tzu’s posterous.

Word Count: 50

Image Credit: Richard May.

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN): 2369-6885

*Please see the footnotes, bibliography, and citations, after the publication.*

Abstract

A poem by May-Tzu with some Daoist reference and presented in the form of apparent paradoxes without assumed solubility, but a sense behind them.

Keywords: disordered, kittens, May-Tzu, Richard May, Tao, Taoist, thief.

Realpolitik among the Laputan Taoists

The power of the Tao is emptiness.

Its armies lead by following peasants;

attack silently and weaponless by surrendering.

The police of the Tao were trained by kittens.

How does an adversary decapitate the headless?

Can a dust cloud become disordered?

Open the door to let in the thief!

May-Tzu

Bibliography

None

Footnotes

None

Citations

American Medical Association (AMA 11th Edition): May R. Realpolitik among the Laputan Taoists. January 2023; 11(2). http://www.in-sightpublishing.com/laputan

American Psychological Association (APA 7th Edition): May, R. (2023, January 22). Realpolitik among the Laputan Taoists. In-Sight Publishing. 11(2). http://www.in-sightpublishing.com/laputan.

Brazilian National Standards (ABNT): MAY, R. Realpolitik among the Laputan Taoists. In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal, Fort Langley, v. 11, n. 2, 2023.

Chicago/Turabian, Author-Date (17th Edition): May, Richard. 2023. “Realpolitik among the Laputan Taoists.” In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal 11, no. 2 (Winter). http://www.in-sightpublishing.com/laputan.

Chicago/Turabian, Notes & Bibliography (17th Edition): May, R Realpolitik among the Laputan Taoists.” In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal 11, no. 2 (January 2023). http://www.in-sightpublishing.com/laputan.

Harvard: May, R. (2023) ‘Realpolitik among the Laputan TaoistsIn-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal, 11(1). <http://www.in-sightpublishing.com/laputan>.

Harvard (Australian): May, R 2023, ‘Realpolitik among the Laputan TaoistsIn-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal, vol. 11, no. 2, <http://www.in-sightpublishing.com/laputan>.

Modern Language Association (MLA, 9th Edition): May, Richard. “Realpolitik among the Laputan Taoists.” In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal, vo.11, no. 2, 2023, http://www.in-sightpublishing.com/laputan.

Vancouver/ICMJE: Richard M. Realpolitik among the Laputan Taoists [Internet]. 2023 Jan; 11(2). Available from: http://www.in-sightpublishing.com/laputan

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