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Love 202: Remedia Amoris

ROMAN Holiday? Sleepless in Seattle? Forget Paris? Casablanca? 

And the most romantic city is? Kabul? Baghdad? Damascus? Tripoli? Marawi?

“The romance of alienation from, and of violent resistance to, Western society at the core of this ‘jihad narrative’ is undoubtedly a major concern.” [Peter Skerry, “Imagine No Religion,” Claremont Review of Books, Summer 2015]

Tokyo? In the land of “giri choco” the Kakuhido doth protest: “Our aim is to crush this love capitalism,” the group’s public relations chief Takayuki Akimoto told AFP. [https://sg.news.yahoo.com/japan-killjoys-wage-war-valentines-conspiracy-... Osaka? Whose mayor had said that he is cutting ties with San Francisco because of a new “comfort women” statue in that American city.

Semarang? Where Eurasian and Dutch women forcibly interned in Japanese POW camps were relocated in order to “serve” as brothel “employees” for Hirohito’s “sacred” warriors. No wonder Indonesian activists acquired sakit hati (wounded heart). [Katharine McGregor, “Emotions and activism for former so-called ‘comfort women’ of the Japanese Occupation of the Netherlands East Indies,” Women’s Studies International Forum 54 (2016) 67–78]

Stalingrad? Which machine-gunner Zoia Matveievna Smirnova-Medvedeva of the 25th Chapaev Division helped defend from the invading Hitlerites by operating in Odessa and Sevastopol during the Great Patriotic War. Leningrad? Whose residents survived famine and the winter of 1941–42 as their city was blockaded by the Germans during World War II. “People distracted themselves from thinking about food and from their fear of bombs and shelling by reading books, playing cards or dice, listening to gramophone records, going to church, and so forth.” [V.M. Koval’chuk, A.I. Rupasov, and A.N. Chistikov. “Leningrad During the Great Patriotic War: Means of Adaptation,” Russian Studies in History, Vol. 52, No. 2, Fall 2013, pp. 7–24]

Manila? Which was raped by Hirohito’s imperial marines in February 1945. Whose tragic anniversary is observed every year by the Memorare Manila 1945 Foundation, Inc.

Quezon City? Which had placed first in the Economic Dynamism Pillar of the Highly Urbanized Cities Category of the Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index of the National Competitiveness Council. Based on the framework of the index, Philippine LGUs were scored on the three pillars of Economic Dynamism, Government Efficiency, and Infrastructure. In this HUC Category, Iloilo City had ranked first in the Government Efficiency Pillar, while Manila was No. 1 in the Infrastructure Pillar. [“15 Cities, 17 Municipalities, 3 Provinces Recognized Most Competitive for 2015;” http://www.competitive.org.ph/node/1134]

Jerusalem? A Rabbi Judah Ben Samuel in 1217 vaticinated that Israel would recover after Turks had controlled the Doomsday City for eight Jubilees. Geneva? Which is near the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN) and its Large Hadron Collider – the “most important site in the world for particle physics.” [Professor Peter Clarke FRSE, University of Edinburgh, “The Large Hadron Collider, the Higgs Boson and Other Questions about the Universe,” The Royal Society of Edinburgh, 20 September 2012] “But CERN is also the home of the 2m tall Lord Shiva statue that features in Destroyer of Worlds. He represents the creation and destruction of the cosmos. So perhaps the LHC could yet unleash Armageddon…” [“When Will The World End? 7 Of The Strangest End of Days Predictions,” https://jfpenn.com/end-of-days-predictions/]

Oakland? Birthplace of the original Black Panther Party for Self-Defense in 1966. Elbert “Big Man” Howard, Bobby Seale, Sherman Forte, Huey P. Newton, Reggie Forte, Eldridge Cleaver, Little Bobby Hutton, Stokely Carmichael, Sister Betty, Elaine Brown, “radical chic.” No. 1 of the 10-Point Program: We Want Full Employment For Our People. We believe that the federal government is responsible and obligated to give every man employment or a guaranteed income. We believe that if the White American businessmen will not give full employment, then the means of production should be taken from the businessmen and placed in the community so that the people of the community can organize and employ all of its people and give a high standard of living. Rules of the Black Panther Party: Any party member found shooting narcotics will be expelled from this party.

To become a Black Panther? Black Child’s Pledge: I will keep myself physically fit, building a strong body free from drugs and other substances which weaken me and make me less capable of protecting myself, my family and my Black brothers and sisters. Free Breakfast for School Children: “This program was created because the Black Panther Party understands that our children need a nourishing breakfast every morning so that they can learn.” [March 26, 1969] Seize The Time! “Dope is a form of genocide in which the victim pays to be killed.” Destroy The Plague! – Michael “Cetewayo” Taborm, N.Y. Panther 21, Political Prisoner

And the world’s true City of Love is? Rome, if you concur with the plurality of 2,000 tourists surveyed by holiday price comparison website Icelolly back in 2014. [Chris Kitching, “Move over Paris and Las Vegas!”; http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2791192/study-says...

Meanwhile, from Princeton, NJ, a representative national survey of 1,003 men and women ages 20-29 conducted by The Gallup Organization from January through March 2001 for the National Marriage Project revealed that the “soul mate” ideal has become the most desired
characteristic of marital partners. [http://news.gallup.com/poll/4552/singles-seek-soul-mates-marriage.aspx]

It is February 2018 and Filipinos hover between penitence (Ash Wednesday) and excess (Chinese New Year of the Dog), love (Valentine’s) and war (Black Panther), even as Mayon spews and politicos unravel.

“By recollection, love is excited afresh, and the wound renewed is opened; a trifling cause is injurious to the sickly. As, if you were to touch ashes almost cold with sulphur, they would rekindle, and, from a small one, a very great fire would be produced; so, unless you avoid whatever renews love, the flame will be kindled afresh, which just now was not existing.” – Ovid, Remedia Amoris [Literally Translated into English Prose, with Copious Notes, by Henry T. Riley, 1885]
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