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February 18, 2018 / Fantelius

Sympathy for The Holy

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I ran into Captain Kate* the other day. We had a very pleasant talk. When I asked about The Holy, she was reluctant to talk about him, but I persisted until she related:
– I think he’s losing it. He spends all his time sculpturing agates. First he polishes them, then cuts them and then polishes them again creating the most fantastic small and not-so-small sculptures. He is quite creative, you know. Anyone can come and watch, but he never says anything unless someone asks why he doesn’t help humanity.
– Do you see a gem you are particularly fond of? he asks.
When they select one, he grabs a hammer that he claims used to belong to Thor, and smashes the gem to dust in one blow and asks the shocked person who posed the question,
– I gave them life and they choose things. How do you suggest that I respond to that insult?
– No one answers him and he continues working. Sometimes he whistles softly, Sympathy for the Devil.

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* See Captain Kate on Water in the menu bar above!

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”Many small people have very big feelings.”
Dartwill Aquila

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The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

February 15, 2018 / Fantelius

Psycho Army

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Armies of advisors, analysts and gurus

work at rehabilitating people with mental problems

so that they can return to the prevailing order

that caused their mental problems.

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”Sick societies are run by sick people.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

February 12, 2018 / Fantelius

Sick Sexy Sludge on Top

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You might have heard about the 16-year old who was killed by Israeli soldiers the other day. You probably didn’t get the details. The T-shirt clothed boy had thrown a stone at the ”defense” forces wearing helmets, body armor and carrying all manner of soldier paraphernalia. The soldiers (with a right to defend themselves and the apartheid regime they represented) chased the kid down with their jeep and shot him pointblank in the head.

Have you notice the übermensch mentality of the killers? The same how-dare-you-oppose-us mentality that gunned down nine unarmed volunteers on the ship Mavi Marmara bringing humanitarians aid to the desperate people of Gaza. Or that gunned down the United Nations first official mediator Folke Bernadotte in 1948 because his truce proposal was a relatively fair one.

Israel has been demonstrating its depraved mentality, criminal behavior and evil nature for 70 years. Have you noticed that this pariah country is still treated as a normal member of the UN and an honorable nation of the world? Why is that? Why is such brazen and deadly criminality allowed to continue? One thing is certain, if such evil can go unopposed and even tolerated by the UN, the UN is a worthless organization.
Worthless!

Further proof of the UN’s impotency was demonstrated recently when the US declared that it will maintain troops in Syria. This is illegal according to the UN’s own charter. What country is allowed to place troops in another country simply because it wants to? The Syrian government has protested. To no avail. Although there are many similar examples, this one illustrates how openly major international law can be broken without meeting resistance. The US didn’t even bother to justify its presents. ”We will place our boots and bombs here. If you don’t like it, go fuck yourself!”

Have you noticed that we live in a lawless world? It’s not just the major perpetrators of major international crimes, but every diplomat, politician, official and dignitary who sits on their privileged positions and says nothing in the face of crime, evil and decadence.

This is our world order. It’s portrayed in bright colors and sexy outfits, but it’s just sickening slime. Cough… sneeze… wheeze… choke… pain… whimper…
Silence.

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”She couldn’t tell the difference between a birch and an oak
because they had neither labels or price tags on them.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

February 6, 2018 / Fantelius

The Angels of Terror

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The citizens of humanity
are in a life-or-death struggle
with money’s magnificent greed-diseased worshippers,
who take and take and take,
impoverish, destroy, sicken, kill,
alienate, corrupt, pollute, contaminate
and gnaw at the fibers
holding the community of humanity together.

But the angels of terror,
the citizens own guerrillas,
are taking the initiative.
They have surveillance and communication in their pockets.
They will have drones to carry all manner
of non-lethal payloads.
They have knowledge, skills,
courage, determination and creativity.
They have disguises, support
and love of justice.
The mere thought of what they can accomplish
strikes terror to the hearts
of money’s greed-diseased worshippers.

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”Everybody doing what they can
is enough to do everything that needs to be done.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

February 1, 2018 / Fantelius

Repairing the Empire

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Andrew Bacevich published ”How We got Donald Trump” on TomDispatch (Jan. 30, 2018). It’s an ”if” article telling us how things would be different if we had done things differently. Like many of the empire’s unintelligentsia, he seems unaware that the Don is just another clown of the empire. Once an empire, any empire, goes over the hill and starts its decline it produces Trumps, Obamas, Clintons and Bushes or Neros and Caligulas as surely as rats produce rat shit.

As long as societies are money-oriented instead of people-oriented we are going to have empires run by rats, snakes, weasels, earwigs, slugs and all manner of slimy creatures shitting on everyone below them. Although history shows not a single exception to this standard rise and fall trajectory, the unintelligentsia keep trying to freshen things up by painting over the rust and rot with if-ism.

Like many of his peers, Bacevich draws the conclusion:
”Our president is a product and beneficiary of several decades worth of vainglory, cynicism, epic folly, political cowardice, missed opportunities, and a public not given to paying attention. … in a very real sense, we all put him there.”

You noticed, of course, OUR president and WE put him there. You should also have noticed that he ”forgot” to mention the billionaire corporate commanders. You know, the people who just happen to be at the receiving end of ”our” president’s policies. I guess he’s just an absentminded professor (of history and international relations) in the bosom* of the empire.

*(Bosom might be a bit higher and on the other side of the correct location.)

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”If? If! If I had balls I’d be your grandfather.”
Grandma Rose

 

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

January 30, 2018 / Fantelius

Powerful Shadows, Snaky Words

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As the empire declines its clowns become more outrageous and its words more deceitful. The word democracy has trouble making appearances with its violent behavior, embarrassing theft scars and corrupt blemishes, so ”oligarchs” often makes an appearance in criticism scenes. Oligarch is suitably abstract. Plutocrat must be avoided. Its too close to home. We don’t want to start naming names and using clear language, do we.

”…he (the clown-in-chief) has surrendered total power to the oligarchic and military elites.” Chris Hedges

How can the clown surrender something he doesn’t have? Total power? The clown has as much power as… a clown. The plutocrats (the richest of the richest who own the show) decide who dances center stage. The clowns, along with the other performers, directors and stagehands, do what they’re told. They don’t tell the bosses what to do and they certainly don’t surrender (total!) power they don’t have. Claiming that the clowns have power implies that they got that power democratically. Anyone who believes that must believe that the struggling-to-survive majority want to give their money to the riches of the richest, or that money just happens to flow into the pigbanks of the giga-wealthy by some sort of natural phenomenon.

In a discussion about Oprah’s denial of presidential ambitions the other day, one lady commented, ”It doesn’t matter what she wants or doesn’t want. She’ll do what she’s told. If they (the plutocracy; the powers that be) want her to run for president she’ll run president.”

The plutocrats were testing the waters with Oprah. They might be able to run with the present clown-in-chief for another four years. He certainly sells tickets. And the show must go on even if clowns play the heroes in this declining-empire tragedy.

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”Common sense is not very common,
and it’s often not very sensible either.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

January 24, 2018 / Fantelius

Had a Bit Too Much To Think?

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This Saturday, Jan. 27, is officially designated International Holocaust Memorial Day. The EU, the UN and individual countries promote this travesty of anti-racism, anti-antisemitism and JUSTICE. (Please picture multicolored sparkles and fireworks exploding around these honorable words being shouted by a frantic hallelujah choir in the background.)

I don’t know how this stunt is choreographed in your vicinity, but in the little town of Söderköping, Sweden, a bishop will speak under the theme, ”Have the courage to stand up for your belief.”

Isn’t that cute? No! It’s not cute at all. It’s disgusting, vulgar propaganda herding good people away from any meaningful expression of anti-racism or justice. Courage? It takes about as much courage to participate in this show as to accept a second helping of cake. You think I’m exaggerating? Consider Dartwill’s take:

”They shout about a great crime committed over two generations ago
and remain silent about the crimes being committed today.”

Yesterday, at a UN hearing, a delegation from South Africa condemned Israel as the world’s last functioning ”Apartheid State.” The South Africans should know, shouldn’t they.

Let’s not talk about the present apartheid and the ongoing holocaust against the Palestinian people, children! Let’s concentrate on those horrible events committed over two generations ago. And pick up your courage badge on the way out.

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”They shout about a great crime committed over two generations ago
and remain silent about the crimes being committed today”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.