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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.

 

May 10, 2018 / Fantelius

Big Googal is Watching

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Big Googal is watching you.
Big Googal is listening to you.
Big Googal is recording you.
Big Googal is profiling you,
what you type
who you correspond with
where you go
what you like
what you don’t like
what pictures you take
what you buy
what you read
how you surf
how often you scratch your ass…
For your sake.
To help you.

For your sake.

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”Follow the money and see how many help organizations help themselves.
The bigger the organization, the bigger the help.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

May 3, 2018 / Fantelius

The Liberal

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The liberal is appalled that Duterte can set aside the rule of law and the process of fair trial to kill drug dealers.
This same liberal had no such feelings when Obama set aside the rule of law and the process of fair trial to kill suspected terrorists.
Perhaps the difference is that Obama killed ten innocent people for every suspect while Duterte kills one innocent person for every ten drug dealers.
Or perhaps the difference is that the media tells us that Duterte is a bad guy and that Obama was a good guy.
The liberal is as addicted to the mainstream media as a drug addict to its drugs.

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”Those who don’t think for themselves
don’t think at all.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

 

April 30, 2018 / Fantelius

Damnocracy’s First-class Ideas

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Damnocracy: describing lack of democracy as faulty democracy in an attempt to spray perfume on the stink of plutocracy.

Anytime anyone speaks of democracy in America you can be certain that they are either ignorant, stupid or a hired propagandist.

The Atlantic, a first-class corporate magazine that claims to ”advance bold ideas on the urgent issues of our time”, featured in its March issue, America is not a democracy by Yascha Mounk, lecturer on government at Harvard.

The title seems straight forward, but first-class political statements in the land of damnocracy need not reflect meaning. Mounk twists and squeals to tells us America is a democracy with problems. Classic damnocracy. If he was honest about his article’s title, he would tell us what kind rule governs America if not a democracy. He doesn’t. His lecture on government continually unrolls democracy with negative attributes to wrap around ”the land of liberty” as though it were the empire’s new robe.

Professors Gilens and Page’s now famous report showing that the general public has a ”near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy,” as opposed to the ” substantial impact” of political and business heavies, also sounds straight forward non-democracy, but Mounk tells us that news sources ”cited this explosive finding as evidence of what overeager headline writers called American oligarchy.” ”Overeager”? ”Headline” (not real writers)? How does Harvard lecturer Mounk interpret the report? ”… another serious indication of a creeping democratic deficit in the land of liberty.” In other words, a powerless public following public policy dictated by a wealthy minority should not be overeagerly described as an oligarchy but as ”a creeping democratic deficit”.

What about the average voters who don’t see their preferences reflected in the decisions made by politicians? ”For good reason, they are growing … disenchanted with democracy”, according to Y. Mounk, who, some sentences later, states categorically, ”America does have a democracy problem. … we need to start by taking an honest accounting of the ways in which power has slipped out of the people’s hands”.
How can democracy exist if ”power has slipped out of the people’s hands”?

Let’s not torture our reasoning with Mounk’s first-class twisted logic, but conclude by relating his solution to the ”democracy problem”:

”To avoid further damage to the rule of law and the rights of the most-vulnerable Americans, traditional elites should appropriate even more power for themselves.”

That’s not satire and I’m now misquoting. It’s a copy and paste statement speaking between the lines about a serious split in the ranks of the first-class citizens. Those of us who are traveling plebian-class should not identify with the ”we” in Mounk’s solution.

”we need to start by taking an honest accounting of the ways in which power has slipped out of the people’s hands, and think more honestly about the ways in which we can—and cannot—put the people back in control.”

Nor should we take his ”honest” and ” more honestly” as anything other than a first-class con man’s bullshit. Can you imagine the ”traditional elites” straining their brains thinking of ways to ”put the people back in control”? You would have to be a believer in The Atlantic as a corporate media channel advancing bold ideas to swallow that garbage. Or a believer in damnocracy.

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”Hard winds at the heights of the hierarchy
demand ever more clever explanations
for stupid policy.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.