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March 21, 2019 / Fantelius

Akwama on Love

They hunt love in the jungle of things
and mountains of stuff
imagining themselves well equipped,
unaware of the burden of their sharp needs
or the handicap of their heavy wants.

They are loaded with Musts, Oughts and Shoulds
as if love cared about laws and rules
other than the law of life
and the rule of obedience to the dictates of desire.
They think by capturing love they can train it to produce happiness
whenever they clap their emptiness.

They want to give and take, but love never takes.
It gives and grows by what it receives.
It cares not for things.
Caresses weigh more deeply than gifts.
An unnecessary kiss on the back of the neck
can grow into priceless passion.

They fear to stand naked in the face of life,
apologize for the purity of their desires
and look for love among things.
Silly flowers fearing being desired as fruit
imagining that love can be captured.
Love is the hunter.

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”Except for children, there are no innocent victims,
merely ignorant ones.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

March 11, 2019 / Fantelius

Four For-Facts About Media

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1. For Profit
The media produces newspapers, magazines, TV and radio programs, films and books for the primary purpose of making money. The media is a business run mostly by large corporations. Exceptionally, government or public organizations also produce media products, but these, for the most part, differ insignificantly from corporate productions. Small organizations and single-person ventures (such as this blog) also play in the media game, but represent a tiny proportion of the whole, even though their influence can be somewhat larger than cold statistics indicate.
To summarize: The media is a business. The companies that do not produce profits disappear.

2. For the System
Besides making money, the media promotes, maintains and defends the established form and function of society, aka “the prevailing order”; “the status quo”; “the dominant socio-economic structure”; “capitalism”; “democracy”; “the establishment” or simply “the system”. Whatever the name, it is basically a profit-oriented system controlled by 1%ers commanding a handful of power corporations determining what news, facts, and views are served to the people so that the money-oriented way of life continues.

3. For the Job
Many system critics complain about journalists who do not produce “real” or relevant information. The journalists, like salaried people in general, do what they are paid to do. They are no more responsible for the content of their reports than a McDonalds’ employee is responsible for the hamburgers passed over the counter.

4. For Sanity’s Sake
The condition of the world developing toward a dark future is the result of the prevailing political, economic, cultural and social norms that brought us here. The media functions as cheer leaders for these norms and the system coordinating them, while criticizing obvious flaws (to appear oppositional and trustworthy), and recommending bouquets of solutions that don’t interfere with business as usual, that is to say, don’t disturb the prevailing money-oriented order of things. For the sake of a people-oriented world, close your ears to the noise of official disinformation and shut your eyes to the glare of diverting visions. For sanity’s sake listen to the wind talking to the trees, drink dew drops of friendly words, and watch the world as it turns toward the light.

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”Trust in the media endangers your species.”

Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

March 4, 2019 / Fantelius

Seasons of Decay

The pictures are the remains of an old fence (longer than 1000 meters) around the Gas Works in Stockholm along Husarviken. The last of the fence was torn down in 2014 to make way for a new housing complex. The remains of what had been three strands of barbed wire can be seen in each picture.

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Winter
The accomplishments of our ancestors are seeds of encouragement
in the memory of our soul.
Where darkness is deepest, the path of light begins.

Crucifix fence and blossoms

Spring
Spring is life’s smile telling us we’re welcome
to enjoy its gifts, and remind us that love is a force of unity.
Beauty is a promise of fruit and sweetness.

The wind and the cross

Summer
The river of life flows through the veins of our community.
At times barely moving, at times through rapids and over falls.
The wind blows down the old and spreads the new.

Autumn
The colors and shapes of nature are formed by obedience to the laws of light.

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When winter approaches on silent frost
the trees dress up in warm colors
to entice the wind to ask the leaves
up for a dance.
After the wildest storm
one leaf remains
alone.
One morning
when heaven holds its breath
the leaf gets hit by the blush of dawn
and rocks slowly to the earth
where it lies listening to the sleeping forest
pregnant with spring.

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”Intelligence has the ability to generate great stupidity.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap
The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.
February 17, 2019 / Fantelius

A Nobel Laureate Whore

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A YouTube talk entitled: Nobel Laureate in Physics; “Global Warming is Pseudoscience” features Ivar Giaever denying global warming.

Most people can’t imagine a Nobel Prize winner, in physics no less, demonstrating below average stupidity, or boldfaced lying. Ivar not only does both, his stupidity sinks below the believable. I therefore assume his someone’s bitch.

He opens his attack on climate science by claiming that it isn’t science at all, merely a belief. “Global warming has become a new religion, because you can’t discuss it.”

That’s obviously a lie because that is exactly what he is doing: discussing it. “You can’t discuss it” is his way of complaining that no serious scientific organization will publish his views on climate. Denying global warming in the scientific community is like denying that the earth is round. But Mr. Giaever has convinced himself that his inability to publish proves that climate scientists are not really scientific, but religious. They merely believe global warming is happening.

Nobel Laureate Gaiever knows more about climate science than the climate scientists because, as he states explicitly, he is a real scientist whereas the climate scientists practice pseudoscience. Pseudo- means false. Me real, them false. His explanation of why his opponents are false rests on his definition of pseudoscience as “trying to confirm your hypothesis.” Can Ivar really be so stupid as to not know that Global warming is not a hypothesis? It’s a well-confirmed discovery based on doing what climate scientists do, measure and analyze climate. Denying this discovery qualifies one for a position among flat-earthers, creationists, Elvis-spotters, and fossil-fuel industry whores. Hypothesis occupies a major portion of what scientists do. It’s the WHY of science, an attempt to explain a discovery or an occurrence. A vigorous debate about the dynamics of global warming (the reasons and prognoses of development) includes many and varied hypothesis. The FACT that global warming is occurring is not a hypothesis. “Real” scientist Gaiever, however, has many hypotheses about why global warming isn’t occurring.
The Easter Bunny agrees with him.

Ivar makes the astonishing claim that average global temperature can’t be measured. In his “real” science research, he must have missed the part where different institutions around the world: NASA; Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; World Meteorological Organization; United Kingdom’s Met Office; Japanese Meteorological Agency; Academia Chilena de Ciencias; Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences; and dozens of other institutions of climate research all come up with similar figures of temperature averages. Part of his “proof” for the impossibility of measuring climate averages is even more astonishing. He shows us a graph with many dots, and claims that there are only eight thermometers below 60 degrees latitude (everything south of and including the Falkland Islands).
The Easter Bunny is blushing with embarrassment.

Ivar voices several astonishing stupidities in his little “discussion.”

  • CO2 doesn’t affect global warming.
  • It’s colder now than in 1998.
  • Everything is better now than 150 years ago.
  • There is now more ice on Greenland than previously

My favorite comment, proof that Mr. Giaever is either an idiot or a whore, but definitely not a trustworthy scientist, occurs when, after referring to the average increase in global temperature since 1880: “It’s (0,8 degrees) not even a fever.” Ivar doesn’t seem to have noticed that the earth is somewhat larger than an individual. Not only is it less than wise to compare similarities between two completely different entities, he compares an average of more than 100 years for the one, with an occurrence of a few days for the other. His comment did however produce a few chuckles by some of the bunnies in his audience.

We should be grateful for Ivar Giaever’s talk. He proves that even the most prestigious people can be bought. Leo Buscaglia, professor at USC, has said, “Some of the stupidest people I know have PhDs.” Borrowing from Leo, and thanks to Ivar, I can now say, “One of the stupidest people I know is a Nobel Laureate.”

BTW: Figures for 2018 have recently been published by the scientific community. It was only the fourth hottest year ever recorded. The three previous years were hotter. Anyone taking bets on 2019?

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”If stupidity were oil,
the USA would invade him.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

February 5, 2019 / Fantelius

Wallnut

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Wallnut
as opposed to a walnut
is a nut
obsessed with building a wall.
A characteristic orange color
tops a twisted character
that characteristically changes opinions
from one side to another
with no change in expression
and not a hint of shame.
A deep dark brick in an existing wall
controlls Wallnut
and keeps it floating up front
to distract from the decay behind.

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”The political circus is full of clowns who aren’t funny,
and acrobats who perform well-greased lobby tricks.
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

 

January 28, 2019 / Fantelius

The Looking Glass is not Bugged

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Obviously,
the obvious
is often not obvious.

Perhaps you are unaware that the bugs of the world are disappearing; as much as 85% is some places. Birds songs, because birds are dependent on bugs, are also disappearing.
From a System Humanity blog written in July of 2017:
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Coming into town after driving over 5 hours, I looked at the windshield instead of through it.
”Not many bug-splats,” I said to Ami.
”So?”
”Ten to twenty years ago the windshield would have been so covered with dead bugs by this time that I wouldn’t have been able to see to drive.”
”Ohhh,” said Ami realizing what I was saying. ”Not good! Not good at all.”

No, not good at all. How many of us are looking through the glass, not seeing what the missing insects on the glass are trying to tell us?
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Perhaps you are unaware that smiles are decreasing in number as well. Could that have anything to do with the decrease in bird songs?

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”They would rather rule over a dying people,
than live as an ordinary citizen among healthy and happy people.
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

 

January 24, 2019 / Fantelius

The Greatest Myth Around

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Technology is taking our jobs, and will take even more of our jobs. We’ve all heard it, and we are going to hear it again and again. Instead of the word “technology,” the taking-jobs mantra can speak of machines, automation, AI, or robots.
It’s not true.
Technology is not taking our jobs, it is doing our jobs. Big difference.

Technology has been saving human energy and enhancing human ability since the first stone knife a few million years ago. That’s what technology does. It is technology’s job so to speak. It makes our lives easier and more efficient. Previously, when the wonders of technology harnessed to electrical power became apparent, experts and visionaries predicted a time when humanity would live a life of ease while technology did most of the work; when technology would be doing our jobs. Instead, while technology has become more powerful, competent and intelligent than anyone could imagine, the great majority of humanity lives in poverty and misery. The equation doesn’t balance. What’s going on? How come humanity empowered with technology houses billions of people who have more difficulty struggling for survival than hunter-gatherers equipped with stone tools 100s of 1000s of years ago?

Hint: This myth of technology taking our jobs is the same garbage in a new container as “immigrants are taking our jobs”, or “Asians are taking our jobs”, or any other alien element taking our jobs.

How come all the people “taking” jobs are barely better off than the people whose jobs were taken? And how come technology, which empowers people, makes more and more people powerless? Those who take, Takers, usually have more, but the only group of people who have more and more and more are a tiny group who are never referred to as Takers. The people who own a major portion of the earth’s resources and a major portion of all technology (humanity’s created resources) are never mentioned when the great myth of taking jobs vibrates through the community. How is this possible? Can it be because the great takers have taken control of the public discourse?

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”The best way to keep something hidden
is not to find a good hiding place,
but to keep people from looking for it.
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.