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June 12, 2018 / Fantelius

Blue Tuesday in Black and White

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A hardworking man,
an honest man,
lost the protection
for his right hand.

Lots of people have lost lots of things
from expensive dreams to dirt-cheap rings.
Some speaking from prestigious highs
have lost their honor with assorted lies
about honest souls who lost their lives.

The sun keeps feeding us warmth and light
while we gather things for an eternal night
’cause the hand said to protect us
doesn’t seem right.

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”The great everything is made of many little things.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

 

May 30, 2018 / Fantelius

One-sided War

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Have you noticed that the USA has unleashed its war machine against Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria, and is directly involved in and supporting the massacres in Yemen and Palestine, and has drone bombed Pakistan, Somalia and Sudan. They’ve been killing, maiming and dispersing millions of people while causing apocalyptic destruction yet seem to have no resistance fighters opposing them?
Isn’t that amazing?

The only people who oppose the USA are said to be fanatical, vicious, blood thirsty, head-chopping, etc, etc, etc, terrorists. Not a single resistance fighter among the rubbled homes or survivors of shock-and-awed cities. Not even among the relatives of hellfire obliterated babies and brides can we find a resistance fighter. Just these insane terrorists frothing at the mouth eager to sink their teeth into the throat of anyone who looks at them the wrong way.

Do you find the lack of resistance fighters strange? Have you even thought about it? If not, you’ve probably been reading too many intellectuals of the empire who generously share their political wisdom in long critical articles filled with fancy words. They often claim to be speaking truth to power never realizing, with their propagandized minds, that they are not speaking truth, and not speaking to but for power.

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”An individual who can’t do what is right and what they want to do
because someone doesn’t permit it, is either a slave or a servant.
Slaves can escape.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

May 25, 2018 / Fantelius

Real Zionists, Fake Israel

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When Moses came down from the mountain with the ten commandments and saw that the people were dancing around a gold statue of a calf, he gathered his trusted Zionists (called Levites in those days) around him and told them to go throughout the camp and each one kill his brother and friend and neighbor. And the Zionists did, killing 3000 people. (Exodus 32:27)
I guess Moses hadn’t had time to read the commandments he had just been given.

When some of his men mingled with a few of the Midianite ladies, Moses sent in his armies to wipe out the Midianites. Make war, not love! could have been his motto. After killing all the men the troops came back with the bounty of their victory along with the women and children. How did Moses greet his victorious troops? He was angry. “Why have you allowed the women and children to live?” he yelled and commanded that they all be killed. Almost all. Young, virgin women could be spared and used as “wives.” (Num 31:15)

Moses never crosses the Jordan, but before he dies he tells Joshua to kill everyone on the other side, wipe them out “so that not even their name survives.” Joshua follows his master’s orders. “So Joshua subdued the whole region … He left no survivors. He totally destroyed all who breathed.”
(Joshua 10:40)

These are a few examples of Moses’ psychopathy. He had no kill problems with the people who went against him or criticized him or questioned his decisions or even said things he didn’t want to hear. Based on the ”facts” documented in the Bible, Moses was a mass murdering maniac. (Michelangelo is the most famous of the many artists who depict Moses with devil-like horns coming out of his head.)

There’s more to say about Moses, but what are we to say about commanders of the modern world who ”awarded” half the land of the Palestinians to modern Zionist fanatics claiming that their heritage from Moses gives them the right to the territory? And what are we to say after 70 years of Moses-grade extermination of the people of Palestine? The same commanders of the modern world are still in power, but after years of speaking proudly of Israel as their battleship (on a sea of oil) in the Middle East, they switched to claiming that they are forced to support the Zionists because of AIPAC lobby power (which is far less than dozens of other lobby groups, the weapons industries in particular.) And what are we to say about the feeble-minded believers in the myth of the Zionist tail wagging the American dog? They even persist in believing this nonsense after the latest defense aid deal opposed by Israel because it takes money away from them and puts it into the pockets of the US weapons industry. Ask one of these tail-wags-the-dog fundamentalists why Israel, that supposedly rules the USA, signed a deal that they didn’t want, and prepare yourself for some creative explanations. Netanyahu is still trying to reverse the deal hoping that Trump is more sympathetic to Israeli desires than Obama. It seems that Netanyahu believes that American presidents are something more than administrators of the commanders. Perhaps his DNA can be traced back to Joshua.

 

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”Never underestimate the ability of nonsense to find fertile ground in wishes.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

May 21, 2018 / Fantelius

The Medically Crucified

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The crucified tree lay in the lake.
Its crime unknown, no plea to make.
No holy authority blessed its spirit.
The sun kissed the corpse
to morn its energy within it.

Americans die, thousands times ten,
victims of doctors’ simple pens
prescribing addicting drugs,
for minor distress, like simple thugs.
Then chat with suppliers on manicured greens,
chat, joke and putt with hands quite clean
soon to be holding a crystal glass
with rising bubbles and illusions of class.
They kill more Americans every year
than decades of terrorists wearing beards,
yet enjoy prestige, wealth and lovers,
and sometimes smile from magazine covers.
It’s the American way, you see,
as easy as crucifying a tree.

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”Serial killers kill quickly, but not too many.
Serial murders murder structurally over time,
time and time and time again and much too many.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

 

May 20, 2018 / Fantelius

Satan’s Sunday Sermon

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The United Nations has voted to investigate if the men, women and children who were shot, killed and wounded by Israeli snipers were shot, killed and wounded by Israeli snipers.

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”Tolerance does not extend to tyranny.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

 

May 17, 2018 / Fantelius

Private Power, Collective Death

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Ten thousand years of proof screams about the devastating nature of private power. When plots of land and the resources of the earth are controlled by private interests the community suffers. Inequality, injustice and all species of evil flourish when individuals, or a group of the most powerful/wealthy, rule the collective. Always have. Always will.

Capitalism is a modern form of private power based on monetary wealth. It follows the same pattern of resource accumulation into the hands of fewer and fewer people as did all the property based societies of the past run by pharaohs, kings, shoguns, popes or emperors. They all fell causing enormous destruction and loss of lives on the way down.

Today, enhanced with digital technology and global reach, the resources of the world have become the property of a tiny group of money-powerful people who rule behind the scenes and determine the course of events. Their rule threatens (besides each other) the existence of humanity. They saturate the cultural sphere with the worship of wealth and obedience to the prevailing order. This atmosphere cultivates ignorance, fear, hatred, frustration, sickness, desperation, decadence, crime, conflicts and war, or simply and typically, as mentioned above, inequality, injustice and all species of evil.

The ”information” flowing down from the heights of power is so pervasive that (besides the circus of supposedly opposing parties) even many of the strongest objectors to the status quo fail to object to the basic conditions generating the evils.

Although people can build collective power from almost all circumstances, they waste their time and energy trying to influence the people who are locked into maintaining the system of private power generating the evils afflicting the clan of humanity.

How do you build collective power? All you need is love and determination. People can provide each other with many of their needs and give support in many ways. Even basic medical care can be dealt with outside of hospitals and formal medical centers. Not only can basic medical knowledge be learned by anyone, but analytic machines are relatively inexpensive. Neither a doctor or nurse analyzes blood, a machine does. Who is going to educate our children? Some schools and teachers do an adequate job, at least for basic reading, writing and math, but even the ”better” schools function as indoctrination institutes for adherence to the prevailing order. Surely we can’t wait for the powerful to form viable collectives?

One thing is certain, nothing is going to save humanity other than humanity, and definitely not the tiny group of money-powerful people causing the problems.

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”There is so much to be done.
Don’t let that prevent you from doing what you can.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

May 14, 2018 / Fantelius

Everything Changes Tree

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In the middle of the forest, 100 meters above the lake and at least 1.5 km from the nearest road, someone had carved ”everything changes” down the length of a dead tree.

Everything changes. That’s a truism, an absolute truth. Why bother carving it into a tree? In English! I was not only in the middle of a forest, but in the middle of Sweden.

One thing that changed was my frame of mind. I was on a contemplative walk on a glorious spring day along my favorite path around a lake when the writing on the tree captured my concentration. Why English? ”Everything” needs only four letters (”allt”) in Swedish. I assumed that a Swede hadn’t done the carving. Everything certainly changes for a foreigner, not least of all perspective along with the environment, the language, the customs… EVERYTHING. Humanity is the constant.

Could the author of this ”writing on the tree” have been an American? Could he (Shes aren’t typical tree-carvers.) have discovered that American exceptionalism lacks some basic attributes? Like the ”public rights” law in Sweden that permits anyone to go anywhere in nature? Or the holiness of nature as opposed to the worship of commercialism? Or that happiness requires nothing more than a walk on the wild (natural) side; that beauty need not imply bling-bling or the latest fashion? Or that a pine tree can speak more truth than a broad-smiled talking head?

Everything changes. Are we the subject or the object of change? Are we the victims or the winners of change. Do we listen to the holy force of life within us and do what needs to be done, or do listen to worldly powers and do what we are told?

Everthing Changes, a novel in two words, written on a naked tree. Author unknown.

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”A little difference can make a big difference.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.