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October 22, 2017 / Fantelius

Today’s Devils

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Today’s devils never appear as devils.
People would recognize them,
resist
and possibly defeat them.
Devils don’t want us to fear them,
they want us to fear everything
except them.
We should fear things abstract,
complicated,
large,
different,
on a high level,
far away,
uncertain,
definitely uncertain.
The devils are all over the place
well-dressed,
clean,
smiling,
authoritative,
definitely authoritative.
They are willing to protect us
from our fears.
They are confident
that they can keep making us believe
that they and only they
can deal with the problems threatening us,
while they and only they
are the source of our problems
and are our only threat.

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”It’s healthy to fear evil as long as our hate is stronger.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

October 18, 2017 / Fantelius

Democrazy Plutocratic Democracy

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If the word democracy doesn’t mean rule of the people or rule of the majority it doesn’t mean anything. Yet it is employed daily to describe societies where a tiny minority of the richest people rule. Hardly a secret. Nor should it be a secret that it is the tiny minority that most frequently uses the word democracy to describe its (plutocratic) rule.

The other day historian Timothy Snyder was given an entire page in Sweden’s largest ”serious” newspaper (Dagens Nyheter) to discuss tyranny and the threat to democracy.

According to Snyder, ”Trump can destroy American democracy if he doesn’t encounter strong resistance.”

I’m going to whisper my reply so that I don’t disturb the sensitivities of Snyder, his peers, the newspaper or its readers:

If there was any democracy in the USA Trump would never have become president.

I don’t need to whisper that again, do I? The American people were given the choice of voting for two representatives of 1% of the population, the richest 1%. The entire government, The Congress and The House of Representative, are with few exceptions members of the 1%. The laws and policies legislated by this government favors the 1% who grow richer and richer while the people, the majority of citizens, grow poorer and poorer.

Pray tell, Snyder (and the rest of the delusional or lying authorities who constantly take the name of democracy in vain), how can Trump destroy something that doesn’t exist?

I will, in normal voice, repeat that as a closing statement,
Pray tell, learned ladies and gentlemen, how can something that doesn’t exist be destroyed?
(It can only be created.)

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”Life finds a way,
but maybe not just your life
and maybe not just your way.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

October 16, 2017 / Fantelius

Democracy Threatens Our Way of Life

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Democracy threatens our way of life.
Democracy.
No doubt about it.
It’s a threat because our way of life isn’t democratic,
and democracy is the only alternative.
Our way of life does not
enforce the will of the people,
the majority.
Our way of life does not
reflect the wants and needs of the people,
the majority.
Our way of life does not
enact laws, decisions and policies
promoting the health and aspirations of the people,
the majority.
Reality is crystal clear about this.
Our way of life is threatened by democracy
and we must promote and support this threat
to rid ourselves of this way of life
(which really isn’t ours)
and create a democratic one
where the people,
the majority
rule.

Our way of life is a Plutocracy
run by plutocrats,
a tiny, very wealthy, minority.
Our way of life allows us
to watch a political circus extravaganza
and vote for one of the clowns
to represent the plutocrats
in our name.
The super wealthy rule.
Their will,
their desire to constantly increase their wealth,
rules.
Reality is crystal clear about this.

Reality is clear about many things,
but if we don’t see the difference
between Plutocracy and Democracy,
our crystal is cracked,
we see nothing
and our way of life
(which really isn’t ours)
isn’t really threatened.

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”They ask expensive questions,
but when they see the price of truth,
they find a reason not to buy,
pretending satisfaction with their cheap lie.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

October 15, 2017 / Fantelius

2 Empirial Rhymes

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They have over 700 bases throughout the globe
and conduct illegal wars that no nation dare probe.
This empire can’t fit into a democratic robe,
but their fans don’t notice, they’re truthophobes.

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A democratic empire is an impossibility,
like irresponsible accountability,
a vegetarian wolf
or a cozy cottage without a roof.

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

 

October 12, 2017 / Fantelius

Fake Baby, Fake

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Fake news, fake views
fake lies, fake truths.
Fake wear, new jeans
old fake is new it seems.
Fake lashes, fake nose
fake lips, everyone knows,
Fake breasts, fake hair
fake love, who cares?
Fake colors, fake tastes,
better off eating waste.
Fake money, real debt
banksters betting you pay their bets.
Fake Pharma peddling drugs
killing more than cartel thugs.
Fake security, drones and guns,
houses tumble, blood-rivers run.
Fake leaders, fake smiles
fake promises, bullshit piles.
Fake baby, fake,
all for money’s sake.

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”Those who fear the truth defend themselves with lies.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

October 11, 2017 / Fantelius

The Bronx, N. Korea

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They called themselves the 7 Saints. We were proud to have them in our neighborhood. This celebrity gang was known throughout the Bronx even if a mere 7 members barely qualified as a gang. Unlike the other gangs they wore no identifying jackets. When not in their cellar clubroom or around their windowless van they’d blend into their surroundings despite the halo we younger wannabes saw glowing around them.

Although not particularly friendly, no one feared them. They were neither aggressive or provocative, but everyone knew not to threaten or attack them. Training daily in collective self-defense coupled to a steeled determination to eliminate any attack by any means available proved to be a formidable force. The two times they were put to the test, by bullies with superior numbers, their devastating victory sent news throughout the hoods like extraordinary battles that find their way into the chronicles of history.

The 7 Saints were bully opposites. Everyone loved or at least respected them whereas everyone hated bullies. Even a bully’s friends hate him (or her). The friendship is a security tactic.

My experience from the Bronx is not unique. We’ve all experienced bullies and ”saints”.

Everyone knows who bullies the world today. This bully is now threatening and provoking a not particularly friendly, but definitely determined nation that neither threatens or provokes anyone. I don’t know how this confrontation will play out, but one thing is certain, the bully always, eventually, picks on the wrong person and gets what he (or she) deserves. They never recover.

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”A big mouth is often powered by a small brain.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

October 9, 2017 / Fantelius

In Defense of Junk Monsters

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Fast Food, the type distributed by commercial corporations, exemplified by McDonalds, is not really food, but slow poison served in tasty eatable bulk.

Food is defined as any nutritious substance that people eat or drink to maintain life and health. Fast junk food maintains neither health or life. It simulates the eating process and stimulates taste receptors, but provides neither hunger relief or nourishment. By depriving the eater of nourishment while injecting real and artificial sugars, vicious fats and a flood of chemicals, it creates hunger that hides in waiting behind a fooled filled stomach.

Although no signs warn the customers of the dangers to their health (as are required on tobacco products), eating at fast food restaurants daily will kill more surely and faster than smoking daily.

Rather than list and detail the extensive amount of junk and chemicals in a Big Mac & Co, it should be enough to mention that the bun and burger do not deteriorate. Put them in a cupboard for weeks, months and even years and they will look basically the same as when they were bought. Bugs don’t want them. Bacteria doesn’t want them. Even mold and other microorganisms avoid them. This, I believe, is rather general knowledge. Why would any sane person voluntarily eat this junk and feed it to their children?

Sane and sane! The corporate directors peddle their products for profit. This is understandable. Profit sheets blind them to other considerations, be it people or nature. The mommies and daddies on the other hand are not understandable. Who jeopardizes their child’s health for any reason?

Although millions of junk eaters still walk and drive into the junk ”food” joints throughout the world, their numbers are declining and both McDonalds and Coca-Cola, to name two flagships, are struggling with falling numbers. Let’s, for the sake of the health of our children, hope this trend will continue and accelerate.

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”Is democracy the right to vote for people who belong to the wealthiest 1%?”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.