Captain Kate On Water was made a permanent part of the System Humanity site more than 3 years ago. It first appeared as the end of a longer story, The Holy & Captain K, written over 8 years ago. Soft-drink sales have declined during the entire period and the rate of decline increases. It would be nice to think that I have had something to do with the decline, but my influence has been so tiny as to be unmeasurable. That’s how it works. Many of us tiny, unmeasurable drops of influence have contributed to the flood of decline.
The Mercola webstite on the other hand has been a major influence.
Dr. Mercola battles against soft drinks and artificial sweeteners to improve health. Politics creep into his articles only where it is impossible to ignore. No one could pin a political label on the good doctor or attack him with -ism ending words. Nor could anyone deny his great service to the health of the people in general.
Comparing Dr. Mercola to most of the prominent political ”experts” criticizing the raging US empire, we find that these prophets of gloom have not advanced the wellfare of the citizens a single gram whereas the doctor has achieved tons. These intellectual heavies prescribe a diet of abstractions. We can’t find a single vitamin of specific action in their long wordy articles, which can be viewed as ideologic aspartame to sweeten the despair and gloom of the people. The tactic of refraining from soft-drinks in favor of water is not radical enough for them. They seek PROTEST in their impotent understanding of political struggle. Sometimes I wonder if they aren’t agents of the empire whether conscious of it or not. They scream protest, but cause passivity.
As a point of clarification, the water-not-soft-drink tactic is but one of hundreds of tactics to deprive corporations of profits, weaken the culture of consumerism, engage people in doable actions and promote the health of the people. Oh, read Captain Kate On Water and then think about “The Waterwork Campaign” when reading the radical diatribes of the prophets of nothing.
“Cheap anger is never as effective as quality hate.”
(Four teenage swans pointing with their asses to the powers on high.)
The USA dropped a massive bomb on a location in eastern Afghanistan. The media pretended to report it. They didn’t. They swallowed the info given them by the military and then vomited it up as ”news” to the public. We were told about the offical name, Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb, called an MOAB and nicknamed Mother Of All Bombs, Nowhere could we read that this is a Weapon of Mass Destruction called a WMD and could be nicknamed a Weapon of a Merciless Devil. This 10-ton monster bomb can produce a crater three kilometers wide on flat territory. It can wipe out most medium sized towns, making rubble of all the schools and charred flesh bits of all the kids.
The white-collar terrorists responsible for the bomb and its use have spoken explicitly about its usefulness for creating terror. Who could disagree? Merely thinking of a bomb like this going off in my town terrorizes me.
No country is going to sanction the USA for using such a WMD. We are not going to see the UN protesting. There’ll be no war on white-collar terrorism. And don’t expect a word about this in the well-filled churches celebrating the resurrection of a man who is said to have died for our sins. Judging by the sins of the sinners in today’s world, what are we to say to claims that the man died in vain?
“By burying our heads in the sand,
we shorten the distance to the eternal darkness.”
embraces the citizens.
—sweet, sticky and troublesome—
from their knowledge without understanding
hardening to spikes
puncturing the veneer
of a reality without context,
law without justice,
pride without integrity
and beauty with harmony.
saturates their existence.
Their longing limps with bent back
but clutches a belief
that continues to glow
despite the cold,
and the lack of spiritual fuel.
The confusion is an illusion.
The winners of the money-oriented way of life
spread the confusion
to blind the vision
of a people-oriented way of life.
It’s as simple as that.
Ain’t nothing confusing about it.
the people, humans and citizens
must start to build
a peaceful, harmonious and just
people-oriented way of life
in the swamp of confusion
the greed-diseased winners
of the money-oriented way of life.
Ain’t nothing confusing about it.
“Life is a drama with no script,
but all the actors imagine they’re playing the leading role.”
Junk, Garbage, Shit and Poison
Plastic roams the oceans. Two islands of mostly plastic waste—toothbrushes, condoms, styrofoam, baby bottles, Elvis statues, shopping bags, toys, CD-cases, credit cards, cheese wrappings, whatever—whirl just below the ocean surface in the Pacific Ocean. Each island is about the size of France. There’s one in the Southern Atlantic as well. Several places contain plastic rivers. Here’s one in Indonesia posted by @djoko_kirmanto on pinterest.com.
City streets, parks, highways and forests throughout the world display discarded plastic in many forms. In a flatten view of the world in a time-lapse perspective we could witness plastic waste spreading like mold on a slice of bread. That’s not including all the plastic buried in landfills or the tons that transform into air pollution after being incinerated. Nor does it include the micro particles of plastic residing in all of our bodies and the bodies of all animals.
Plastic is but one element in the mountains of excrement System Humanity shits into the environment daily, everything from from diarrhea-like sludge and sewerage to constipation-like lead-paint coated metal. All of it accompanied by the farts of gases, some hissing and stinking from industrial chimneys, some silent and deadly from human endeavors everywhere. Homo sapiens could more aptly be called Homo contaminatiens. We, the subjects of a money-oriented system of society, pollute the air, contaminate the water, deplete the oceans, exhaust the soil, heat the atmosphere, cause havoc among all forms of life and threaten our own existence. It would be difficult to defend ourselves against accusations of being a filthy species.
But who could make the accusations or offer a defense? The most damaging junk, garbage, shit and poison cannot be detected in the air, water or soil because they occupy our minds. We could not be ravaging nature and torturing the conditions of life were it not for a ravaged, tortured, contaminated and polluted soul. Until we clean it out and start treating each other as humans with common interests oriented toward creating a peaceful, healthy, just and vibrant community for everyone, with an unshakable respect for life and oriented toward building and maintaining a garden of beauty and love of the earth in harmony with nature we will not – rightfully so – survive.
“Nature is the mother of life.
It ticks to a greater clock than the cycle of days.
In time, it repays all insults.”
The exclusive thugs
and fundamental fanatics
the bloody crime.
The boss itself
has to remove the thin glove
show its rusty steel fist
and try to do
the dastardly deed.
The global village idiot
carrying the sign
”The end is near”
appears to be
the smartest person
in the doom.
“To create beautiful truths
we must face some ugly ones.”
“Of the possible futures
only the one born of love
will have a future.”
It’s amazing. My knowledgeable friend Unc believes the story told by the most notorious liars and war criminals on the planet, who BTW succeeded in preventing an investigation of the 9/11 crime.* Yet he doubts the scientific work of 3000 professional architects and engineers proving—by applying the laws of physics—that the three World Trade Center buildings could not have collapsed due to fire.
Amazing! Unless you consider the fact that my friend is a liberal intellectual of the empire.
* (The 9/11 Commission Report was produced by a group of politicians documenting the conspiracy theory of the liars into official form. Not a single professional criminal investigator or forensic expert took part in the ”investigation”.)
“There’s no shame in not knowing,
but no merit, honor or dignity
in not wanting to know.”