Asherisms: For Asher, maxims are a way of storing his voluminous thinking on any given subject via easy-access file labels in the soul. He's been writing them since 1992, when he read Kahlil Gibran's aphorisms in Sand and Foam, and he was spurred on a bit by Oscar Wilde. Some of his maxims are personal, and some are about the world, life, the universe, writing, love, pain, monsters, and nearly anything else he encounters. Some are things that go into making characters and stories and should be considered merely speculative and not taken too seriously.
The only reason for unconditional support of Israel, which is the root of our Crusade in the Middle East (not oil), is the thinly concealed fundamentalist superstition that Christ comes back when the Temple is rebuilt. US foreign policy is rife with eschatology.