On Shiboruto-san hostas from the past and Jünger glass bees from the future past

Eastern carpenter bee female on hosta flowers. Photo by NY State IPM Program at Cornell University (CC BY 2.0).

“History is merely a list of surprises…Please write that down.” — Kurt Vonnegut, Slapstick (1976)

Philipp Franz von Siebold (Public Domain — Wikipedia).
By Ernst Juenger (1922), Public Domain — Wikipedia.

“Together with a great number of others I had twice paid the piper for inefficient governments. We had carried off neither pay nor glory — just the opposite.” — Ernst Jünger, Gläserne Bienen (1957).

Toleration of all sides, of which we were so proud, must be seen for what it is — a negative quality. He who has no real belief in anything can certainly be tolerant and to spare; but only intolerance has any force behind it.” — Ernst Jünger, Gläserne Bienen (1957).



A frank, independent, and courageous look at my German-American heritage, history, and current events with a deep aversion to sham and pretense wherever it appears.

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Wilhelm Kühner

Pruning the “tangled thicket” of Kühner (Keener) Genealogie in Amerika and reflecting on its relevance to current events.