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November 13, 2019 / Fantelius

Trinities and Such

”In the name of the father, the son and the spirit of the day,
the mothers and daughters with nothing to say,
the uncles, the aunts, the cousins and friends
the vegetables, the carnivores, the lie that never ends,
the sky and the clouds, the lonely and the crowds,
the individuals and herds, rules and forbidden words,
the branches and the roots, the murderers in shiny suits,
the darks and the lights, good deeds and dirty fights,
the wise, the dumb, the cunning, greedy, saintly and deaf,
I pronounce you life and death.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

November 11, 2019 / Fantelius

The Guru Stump on Homo sapiens

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I finally met Hahirett after weeks of wandering in the ancient forest of Lownorth. The other creatures of the forest had assured me that she possessed more wisdom than all the pines of the evergreens, and more secrets than the roots of the forest had forgotten. I got down on my knees and bowed before her.
“Honorable Hahirett, what can I learn to serve the needs of life?”
“I see no desire to serve the needs of life,” she answered, “I see a desire to serve yourself.”
“Not just myself, but my whole species. I wish to save Homo sapiens, if that’s what you mean by saving myself.”
“You are the latest form of life and you are asking an ancient form of vegetation for advice. You seem an extremely foolish person, or…”
She went silent. The entire forest housed no sound.
“OR WHAT?”
“Or you are afraid to command your responsibility. You have lost contact with the force of life within you and desperately search for a savior, a magic solution; an easy way out. Homo sapiens, indeed! Sapiens means intelligent. Why have you abandoned your intelligence”?
“Is it unintelligent to seek advice?”
“Do you imagine that I know more about Homo sapiens than you do?”
“No, I assume you know more about life in general.”
“Why?”
“Why?! Because you are old and wise.”
“I know about the forest and life in the forest. Are you planning to become some form of vegetation, or a bird? Or a worm perhaps?”
She spoke so pleasantly.
“You are toying with me.”
“We have so few toys in the forest.”
“OK, I get it. You’re not going to help me.”
“I can tell you a secret.”
“OK, what is it?”
“You can do what needs to be done, and the knowledge of how lives within you.”
“Is that it?”
“I can tell you another secret.”
“Which is?”
“Homo sapiens are heading along a path that leads to extinction and the rest of life will be glad when you’re gone. If you can give me one reason why we shouldn’t be, I’ll tell you how to serve the needs of life.”
The light of the world went out. Darkness poured through me. A distant echo repeated: “One reason. One reason.”
A large tear was about to leave my eye when I saw it reflected a spark of light.
“You’ll lose your toys.”
Hahirett laughed. A hearty laugh that could encourage a worm to try to dance.
“OK, fair enough. I’ll tell you how to serve the needs of life even though I believe I’m wasting my oxygen-pure breath. Despite your magnificence you behave like sad, money-whipped super slaves. Homo sapiens posses extraordinary intelligence, yet ducks have a better chance of survival than you have. You have language but cannot get along. You have technology and use it to kill and destroy. You have a dynamic social competence that allows you to form groups of any size or purpose, yet you cannot live in peace. You live in fear and follow the very worst or your kind, those who lay claim to the resources of the world and convince you to abandon the needs of your community to supply their bottomless greed. You are truly powerful and sapient, but behave as though you were helpless Homo dummiens heading toward the cliffs of extinction herded by rulers who claim to own the resources of the world and consequently the right to rule (own) you. How sapient does one have to be to see that the resources of the world cannot be owned by any individual. They are the property of life and belong to any form of life capable of using them. A money-oriented (private-ownership oriented) way of life follows a rise-and-fall trajectory of violence and destruction to inevitably—as witnessed by 1000s of years of history—end in total destruction. A people-oriented (community-controlled) way of life is the only hope of creating a peaceful, just and healthy form of sustainable existence in harmony with the conditions of nature. How do you serve the needs of life? By serving the needs of your people, the community of Homo sapiens. Surprise! Surprise!
“Go now Toy, and become a Tool in the service of Homo sapiens.”

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”A fashionable hat and beautiful hair can sit on head with nothing there.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

 

November 6, 2019 / Fantelius

Floored or Moved

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Why act like a stone
when you are a cell,
living energy?
Move!
And the world will
move with you.
Why wallow in grey
when you can struggle
together with joyful colors?
If you act like a stone
they’ll walk all over you.
If you act like a champion of life
you’ll grow in their decadence,
flower above them,
bear fruit for love
and seed the future.
Get going!

 

— Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

 

October 30, 2019 / Fantelius

Sergeant (the lover) Billy

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Sergeant Billy had been in the army for nearly 2 decades. He boasted of having had a woman in every country and at every base he’d been stationed, as well as in countries he had visited. By his own admission, the women he had “had” were prostitutes, bought and paid for. Billy was convinced that the quantity of his sexual encounters qualified him to be titled lover. Although some of the young soldiers agreed with the sergeant, most of us referred to Billy as “the lover” in a less-than-admirable tone.

This is a true story from nearly 60 years ago. Times and attitudes have changed since then. Although almost everyone now regards Billy as a sorry figure, many, many people have adopted Billy’s perspective of status. “Billy-like” netizens have infested social media with pictures and stories promoting their own value as witnessed by the things and services they have bought. We see a picture of a glass of status liquid; a plate of exquisite food; a view of a luxury hotel, quaint foreign village, pristine beach, etc. And let’s not forget the selfies at parties where twisted smiles and finger-sprouting hand gestures show moments of alcohol-enhanced, envy-generating happiness. Ditto for texts, tweets and messages.

Billy’s status, even by his own measurements, was about to be shattered by the love-is-all-you-need generation. We’re now in the money-is-all-you-need generation. And things are heating up. A new shattering is approaching.

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”The leaf spoke proudly of how high and green it used to be and about all the sun it used to take, but couldn’t remember where it had been or what it had seen.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

 

October 25, 2019 / Fantelius

Magnificent Homo sapiens

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Magnificent creatures these Homo sapiens.
Each one a powerful unit of intelligent living energy.
Yet most of them submit their destiny to
degenerate money-oriented individuals,
and then appeal to these individuals
to ease the misery
caused by the money-oriented degenerates.
These magnificent Homo sapiens
deny their own gifts and possibilities
to obey rulers
with chronic incompetence
as demonstrated by a track record
of war, destruction and failure.
The Homo sapiens seem to fear their own power
more than they fear
the symptoms of impending disaster
and the possibility of species self-destruction.

Homo sapiens are the latest and greatest creation of life.
They own the power of life
with all the privileges, strength and support
life possesses
yet crawl in obedience and fear
to degenerates in possession of things,
dead things.
Unfortunately
—for Homo sapiens—
life generally arranges for its creations
to get what they deserve.
All species
—even the latest and greatest—
must prove themselves worthy of life
or leave it.

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”Life takes no notice of my wishes despite my new hairdo.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

 

October 18, 2019 / Fantelius

Not The School of Athens

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Unlike Raphael’s famous painting from the height of the Renaissance this picture shows the philosphers of dew in the court of an autumn leaf; not floating in the clouds, but resting on a rock against the bay. Similar to the ancient philosophers, these dew drops also “Seek Knowledge of Causes” by magnifying and inspecting the veins of life. Regardless of their size they respect each others space and the seriousness of each individual struggle for truth, not to mention the reverence they show for the leaf.

What do we call the collective effort to “seek knowledge of causes” in mutual respect?
Love of truth—the opposite of believing what’s right and wrong according to corporate hacks and media productions.

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”Some people travel great distances at considerable cost to view beauty.
Others simply wake up early and talk to a leaf.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

 

October 16, 2019 / Fantelius

Gossip Warriors

Are you linking or being held? Are you thinking or being telled?

They talk truths to liars,
little truths, big liars – weak truths, solid liars – lame truths, vicious liars
and gossip among themselves
about what the liars do, did, don’t do, didn’t do,
should and shouldn’t do, may or may not do
and who and how they do and don’t do it with and to.
They don’t talk to the people.
They don’t know what to say.
From their heights of fashionable wisdom
it doesn’t seem to pay.
When the people find a way
the gossipers will find new tunes to play
but no one will listen except to laugh
at the noise they bray.

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”Are you linking or being held? Are you thinking or being telled?”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.