Johanna Faust, a mixed race Jew, prefers to publish pseudonymously, despite, or because of, an array of academic, musical, literary, mathematical, and ceremonial achievements. She is committed: to preventing war, ecological disaster, and nuclear apocalypse; to keeping information available and free; and to not only fighting for personal privacy, but, by representing herself as a soldier in that fight, to inspiring others. All these efforts find representation on her blog "ah, Mephistophelis," so named after the last line of Chirstopher Marlowe's in his famous Dr. Faustus, which, as some would have it, successfully flouted the censor for a time. A female Faust, she is a poet, always.

MUST-SEE VIDEO: A sweet little bit of practical moral philosophy for our time.


THE MOST INSPIRING VIDEO I'VE SEEN IN 2016.


(and cheer is in short supply after the why-was-i-suddenly-not-registered and why-didn't-his-ballot-come-in-the-mail and gee-the-news-just-said-the-california-vote-is-irrelevant and look-ma-no-exit-polls-who-needs-em-they're-ortoriously-inaccurate and how-did-she-win-when-we-can't-find-anyone-hardly-who-voted-for-her and two-million-ballots-somehow-don't-matter-in-a-race-won-by-a-few-hundred-thousand landslide-for-the-warmoneymongers election.*)


Gentle readers, of this most excellent bit of philosophy, I ask you,




Original youtube link .

These were all real, true experiences, except for the part about exit polls, which was sarcasm.  All who are interested I suggest they watch the video in the next post for extra credit.


Be seeing you.