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April 18, 2019 / Fantelius

Power Without Limit

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Within the body of all life

lives the strength of the spirit.

It can’t be measured, seen or heard

because its power has no limit.

Dartwill Aquila

 

 

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

April 15, 2019 / Fantelius

Committee On Sapiens

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Three creatures from the planet Farwaystan
made a short visit to planet Earth
and reported home:

Avoid this planet at all costs.
The species in charge, the Sapiens (clever ones),
exhaust their energies on weapons
while neglecting the needs of health.
We need not detail the other absurdities
but mention in passing
that their main flow of information
deals with gossip about administrators
of this order.

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“Intelligence has its limits,
but not stupidity.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

April 11, 2019 / Fantelius

10 Reasons to Flush Commercial Drinks

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The sphere of commercial drinks is a major cause of pollution and environmental fever. Although not the only cause, it is one which can be remedied. *

The Water Campaign (WC):

  1. is easily to implement.
  2. is concrete.
  3. includes everyone.
  4. promotes the economy and health of the people.
  5. improves the environment.
  6. can sink a flagship of the corporate empire.
  7. is not an alternative.
  8. empowers the individual
  9. illustrates people’s potential
  10. exposes false friends

Number 1. WC is easy to implement. You don’t have to climb a barricade, travel to a demonstration, occupy a government office, confront police or even rearrange your weekly routine.

Number 2. It’s concrete, not an abstract cry for action. It’s doable, as opposed to many idealistic but unlikely or impossible campaigns. People do not have the resources or the inclination to engage in enterprises with doubtful chances of success.

Number 3. The WC includes everyone and therefore cuts through the sticky and tricky web of special interests, political affiliations and ethnic bindings.

Number 4. The WC promotes the economy and health of people. All too many idealistic actions involve sacrifice and costs. The WC does the opposite.

Number 5. The WC will relieve significant pressure on the environment. It is a workable and powerful part of the environment movement. It could develop into the most effective environmental improvement in decades.

Number 6. The WC can sink a flagship of the corporate empire, the ruling force in the prevailing order locked into the demands of profit. The tyranny of money reigns. The WC can win a great battle against this tyranny.

Number 7. The WC is not instead of or in opposition to any other action. Joining the water campaign permits people to continue doing what they have been doing, or to initiate other actions. There are thousands of other things to be done to create a world oriented to the needs of people. The WC integrates with them all.

Number 8. The WC allows everyone to take personal responsibility without the need of directives, representatives or an organization. Individuals empower themselves and become their own commanders.

Number 9. The WC can show the people what they can accomplish by taking responsibility for the conditions they encounter instead of expecting others to solve their problems. Once they realize their own power to execute meaningful change, the barriers keeping them from building the future of their desire will have crumbled.

Number 10. The WC will expose false friends, stupid experts and bullshit pundits. As soon as the WC gains a little traction, all forms of authorities and impotent champions will journey out from their intellectual slums to condemn the efforts to avoid commercial drinks. “Progressive” forces who haven’t accomplished anything for decades will explain to us why the WC will not accomplish anything. They will all say the same thing, “There are so many great problems, don’t waste your time doing what you can.” and threaten with the dangers of disturbing the prevailing order.

Hasn’t the time come to flush the prevailing order down the WC?

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* Facts about commercial drinks

The production and distribution of bottled water in the USA spits as much hydrocarbons into the atmosphere as 400 000 cars every year. To that figure can be added the rest of the bottled-water sales in the world. Note that I’m talking exclusively of bottled water, a modest consumption compared to all of the Cokes, Pepsis and other sodas pouring out from the sphere of commercial drinks. Cans of Coca-Cola, for example, and only cans, not bottles or any other form or brand, are sold to the tune of 200 million per day world-wide. What happens to the tons of special paint on these cans, and other packaging, that resist the stress of industrial production and tough distribution conditions? We don’t have to entertain our imagination with the numbers to realize that serious pollution is excreted from the process of producing, distributing and discarding commercial drinks.

Water is a basic condition of life. No water, no life. That rule applies to bacteria, beetles, bears and bald Baptists from Boston. Life needs water, H2O, hydrogen and oxygen. Together with carbon they are needed for every particle of life, whether a building block of protein, the wall of a cell, or strands of DNA. You can’t improve water. Whatever you add must be removed by the chemical process of the body to utilize the hydrogen and oxygen. Whatever we do to complicate access to water complicates life. Survival is difficult enough without adding complications.

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”The coward speaks bravely for the bully’s demands.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

April 8, 2019 / Fantelius

Dartwill’s Spring Monday

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Humanity is one species
composed of neurotic individuals
who believe their 1% differences
are more important than their 99% similarities.

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The Big Bang is the god of scientists
created in the image of mathematics.

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Intelligence is the ability to choose,
and the greater the choices
the greater the chance of making the wrong choice.

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Love can’t be bought,
and its cheap copies cost a lot.

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If you’d rather be rich than right, you’re wrong.

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Rulers employ ruler-enhancers
not people-empowerers.

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Religion is a good way to avoid the holy force of life.

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A rain dance is a group prayer with rhythm.

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Beware of sharp individuals claiming to ease your pain.

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Even if you are willing to do anything for money
you can find yourself sleeping on the streets for nothing.

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You are not going to be satisfied with a future
that you haven’t helped to create.

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

 

April 3, 2019 / Fantelius

Womb of the Mind

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When I listen to the ocean of history flowing through the
calm of the moment, I hear a voice that need not speak.
“Love,” it says, “is no mystery. It’s the gravity of life, pulling us together.”
I tell myself that I don’t understand. How can anything so simple be understood?
The voice smiles and whispers on the current of eternal truth.
“You are nothing and you are everything.
You are a piece of life, a reflection of love.”

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My words are atoms forming molecules of thought
struggling to the womb of your mind
in hope of fertilizing your imagination
so that we can give birth to new ideas
to build the strength and beauty
of our future
in the light of love.

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”They collect information about my interests and behavior …
for my sake.
I’m moved to tears by their concern.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

April 1, 2019 / Fantelius

”Israel”, Rotten Fruit of False Knowledge

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“Israel” is a fascinating word. According to the Bible it means, “He struggles with god”. This was the name given to Jacob because he struggled with God all night. And won. A ridiculous statement if taken at face value. As a metaphor it opens a treasure of interpretations. In any case, this all-night wrestling match between a shepherd and the creator of the universe should not be regarded as documentary.

Academic Bible researchers tell us that the entire story of creation was added to the Story of Moses as a prologue hundreds of years after the time of Moses. This makes the name Israel even more fascinating. Who were these Israelite-Egyptians who invaded and conquered the land of Canaan?

For one thing, they were not slaves. They were armed. Slaves don’t carry weapons. The Bible refers to them alternatively as tribes and armies. Moses was negotiating for them with the Pharaoh. Pharaohs didn’t negotiate if they didn’t have to. The Pharaohs of today still don’t.

The word Israel seen from an Egyptian perspective contains the “-ra-” element at its center. Ra was the king of Gods and the creator of the universe. The last “-el” of Israel refers to the Hebrew God. A likely interpretation of the word Israel probably echoes a universal declaration that is still heard in our days: We struggle with God ON OUR SIDE.

On the other hand, we have no evidence that the Israelites ever were in Egypt. According to Prof. Ze’ev Herzog, Chief of Archaeology at Tel Aviv University

The Israelites were never in Egypt, did not wander in the desert, did not conquer the land in a military campaign and did not pass it on to the 12 tribes of Israel…. The many Egyptian documents that we have make no mention of the Israelites’ presence in Egypt and are also silent about the events of the exodus.

The lack of notation in Egyptian records is all the more significant if we remind ourselves that Canaan belonged to Egypt at the time Moses was supposed to be splitting seas and receiving stone tablets from a burning bush. Canaan was Egypt’s frontier against the Hittite empire.

We have no non-Biblical evidence of Moses either; nor of Joshua, David, Solomon or the kingdom of Israel itself. Nada. Not among Egyptian writings, Assyrian writings or anywhere. No scratches on walls, no pictures on vases. Nothing. The first written notations of Moses and the Israelites first appear nearly a half millennium after they were supposed to have left Egypt.

Strange!? Not at all. At nearly the same time as the Israelites were blowing down the walls of Jericho, the Greeks were pouring out of a wooden horse in Troy. And both events got written down about the same time some 500 years later. The Bible and the Iliad (and the Odyssey) were the first best-sellers after having been best-tellers for hundreds of years. Achilles and Moses were the Rambo and Terminator of their day.

It’s not even particularly strange that the Bible story was sold as non-fiction. The people who swallowed this story were living in a flat world at the center of the universe right below heaven where God watched over them.

The only strange thing in all of this is that people who claim to be ancestors of the characters in the first action-drama novel have taken a large portion of land belonging to other people in order to reestablish the fiction and call it Israel. That’s more than strange. In a digitally connected world with evolutionary perspective and scientific knowledge, strange doesn’t quite cover it.

But if you have God on your side (whisper: and some ungodly superpowers), you can take any territory you want, “subdued the whole region … leave no survivors … and totally destroy all who breath, just as the Lord, the God of Israel, had commanded.” Joshua 10:40

The creation of today’s Israel initiated a tragedy that painfully developed through destruction, suffering and death toward a catastrophe. Writing about Palestine in the 1934 edition of the Swedish Encyclopedia (Svensk Uppslagsbok), Professor J. Fröden says that the Zionist movement:

intends to give Jews from foreign countries the opportunity to return to ‘their old homeland’. This movement is divorced from reality because Palestine has for hundreds of years been relatively densely occupied by an Arab population that is racially, linguistically, religiously and culturally completely foreign to Jews, and barely any space is available for a new people.

With what right was land taken from the Palestinians and given to the Zionists? Please don’t tell me about a UN decision! Wrong is wrong even if it wears a fancy hat. How would you react if someone took half of your house and gave it to a “foreign” family to live in? For any reason! No one asked the Palestinians. They had no say in the matter.

A big chunk of territory was taken (stolen) from the natives of the land and given to foreign elements not because it was right, just or necessary, but because it fit into superpower plans. All that was needed was some super propaganda. So fireworks of positively loaded words exploded around Zionist puppets dancing in front of a holocaust background and – abracadabra – the theft was sold as justice. Democracy! The victims of the theft were cast as unreasonable people and consequently their rights, needs and opinions were of no value. Despite a Jewish government with a Muslim population, and a dependency of a foreign power (USA), Israel was, and still is, promoted as a democracy. Believe that and we’ll tell you the one where a shepherd defeated the creator of the universe.

Territorial theft or exploitation should surprise no one familiar with superpower politics, but this case was packaged with the poison of religion. Secularization, solidarity, tolerance and socialistically oriented politics enjoyed popular support after the second World War. Putting religion back into politics soured the sweet possibility of unity and peace, and turned the atmosphere bitter with conflict and division.

Israel – A Disease of the Jews.
The only justification for the state of Israel rests on its claim to support Jews. It was created for the sake of Jews. We now have nearly 70 years of experience with which to evaluate this Jewish “haven”.

A little over 40% of the world’s Jews live in Israel. 48% of the Jews live in the USA and western Europe (Western Jews). The Western Jews have lived in peace with their surrounding, have prospered and continue to assimilate into the population at large. The Israeli Jews have been in constant conflict with their surroundings, enjoy no security and have become all the more isolated in the world except for the USA.

Western Jews have done quite well without Israel. The only thing threatening them is the anti-Semitism generating from Israeli politics. The Palestinians have paid a horrible price for the creation and expansion of Israel. The costs are still mounting. It’s just a matter of time before a bill is laid on the table of the Western Jews. That’s the way the poison of religious politics spreads.

Israel claims that all criticism of Israeli politics is anti-Semitism. That’s pure racism. The Zionists are either very stupid or very malicious to dress state policies in religious robes. Perhaps they are both. A long list of prominent and known Jewish critics of Israel exposes the absurdity of that claim.

“The wrongs committed over the past 52 years and reaching back into the last century by Zionism towards the indigenous people of the Holy Land are a ghastly crime.”
Rabbi Meir Hirsh, Neturei Karta in Jerusalem, Palestine.

It seems that Israel is still struggling with God on its side. The God of Israeli however, the god of “kill all the women and children” (Num 31), “leave no survivors … totally destroy all who breath” (Joshua 10), is not the God of justice, love and mercy that the rest of us embraces.

 

“Those who believe the Bible is documentary are living a fiction.”
Dartwill Aquila

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.