Saturday, September 1, 2018


This is coolbert:

Yesterday you were an enemy. Today you are a friend. Even beyond that, a god?

As it is now with John McCain so it was also with Frederick Townsend Ward?

From the tip seen at Freeper and thanks to same.

1. "John McCain Remembered as a Friend in Vietnam, Not an Enemy"

"A small monument next to Truc Bach Lake celebrates the downing of McCain’s plane. 'The citizens and military caught Pilot John Sidney McCain,' . . . But in the days after McCain’s death, this monument has been transformed into a makeshift shrine. Admirers have been laying flowers, incense and money at the statue"


"Joss paper, as well as other papier-mâché items, are also burned or buried in various Asian funerals, to ensure that the spirit of the deceased has lots of good things in the afterlife" [joss = image in a shrine]

2. Again, as now with John McCain so has it been with Frederick Townsend Ward from a much prior conflict.

The American mercenary and valiant soldier, Frederick Townsend War, a person who exemplified the White Messiah syndrome even after his death more than a century-and-a-half later highly regarded in China, his burial site now an object of veneration. Ward deemed by the Emperor himself as worthy of being considered a joss.

"Ward is also remembered in a Songjiang Roman Catholic Church, and in a Nanjing museum. One visitor wrote 'The grave of Ward, a Protestant, revered as a Chinese Confucian hero, with a temple in his honour, now lies under the altar of a Roman Catholic church [built in 1982], whilst the land itself is the property of the local Buddhist monastery in a Communist state... Ward has not been forgotten in Songjiang and local memory still has Ward's bones under the high altar of the Catholic church'”.

John McCain dropping bombs yesterday. Today bestowing blessings? Stranger things have happened.


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