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July 15, 2018 / Fantelius

Taking the Temperature of Our Times

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This picture was taken with a phone camera. Can you guess the location? It’s on the balcony of a little house about a 90-minute drive from Stockholm.

What does the picture say?
Most people would say 55 degrees Celsius. People in the exceptional country would consult their converter and say 122 degrees Fahrenheit. Others would simply say,
”We’re fucked!”

They would all be right. And wrong. As all the people who comment about global warming. Global warming is a euphemism. It’s a question of environmental fever. The earth has a fever. Unlike fever in individuals, the earth won’t die if the fever increases, but a major portion of life on earth will, humanity definitely included. And not only is the fever increasing, all indications suggest that we are on the curve of an exponential development, that is to say, it’s going to get a lot worse a lot quicker.

Can anything be done? Yes. Will anything be done? Probably not enough, but what choice do we have? We either try or die. We can start by putting aside our superficial differences which keep us from uniting and acting as humans. That’s the first step without which we may as well follow Sally Snowflake to the shopping center and buy a suitable wardrobe to arrive in fashion when we get to hell.

You should also click on ”Green Denial” at the top of this post. Is was written over five years ago.

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”You probably don’t have to worry about the future.
There probably won’t be one.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

 

July 1, 2018 / Fantelius

Values of Our Common Soul, the 5-Star Constant

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Love – Beauty – Justice – Truth – Mercy
These values are not separate entities. Together they form the pillars of our soul. They vibrate within every human and within the common soul of humanity.
Every Homo sapiens, whether living as a hunter-gatherer or an urbanite, posses the ability to love, owns a sense of beauty, embraces a pathos for justice, respects the truth and has a capacity for mercy.

Love brings us together.
Beauty confirms the health of function.
Justice allows us to navigate the dynamics of community.
Truth anchors us in reality
Mercy defines our humanity.

 

 

“The soul of humanity longs to be a happy family.”
Dartwill Aquila

June 27, 2018 / Fantelius

Your Way, Our Way, Their Way

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Show them not your way

 but our way

and they’ll find their way.

Dartwill Aquila

An explanation of the aphorism.

Your way
We often try to influence people to adopt our perspectives or our truths or even our desires. Particularly our children. All in well-meaning.

Our way
We lose sight of the community. We forget that we survive together or not at all. Humanity’s way is our way. If we can educate each other and the next generation about the dignity of life and the necessity of community, we will build the foundation upon which humanity can thrive.

Their way
The holy force of life and love lives within us all. Trust the youth to find their place in the struggle of the community. They want nothing more than to do their part in the common good. The basic pursuit of happiness stems from a desire to protect and nourish a healthy and secure family. Humanity is our family. Our particular family cell is just that, a cell in the body.

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Epilogue
A few cancerous cells in the body of humanity try to convince us that we must pursuit money to get to happiness. That’s the perspective of greed. It’s ridiculous, but it is no easy task to strengthen the forces of compassion to defeat the small but powerful forces spreading this deadly lie. We should not forget that we struggle—together with our great family and the holy force of life—on the side of love, beauty, justice, truth and mercy.

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”They’re willing to crash and trash humanity
to stash more cash in their pockets of plenty.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

June 25, 2018 / Fantelius

Calling All Homo Sapiens

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Calling all Homo sapiens!
Calling all Homo sapiens!
Danger! Danger!
Our species is threatened with extinction.

Awaken the force of life within you!
Attach it to another force
and each of you attach it to another
and another and another…!
No one is going to build the future for us
and our future will not be built without us.

This is it, Homo sapiens,
the decisive match in History’s Evolutionary Struggle.
It’s win or disappear.
Not playing is not an option.

Take a firm grip on the power of love!
Real love,
the love of life,
the love that binds us together,
and feel the power of the holy spirit
manifested in the soul of a united humanity.
”Only the future born of love
will have a future.”

Calling all Homo sapiens!
Calling all Homo sapiens!

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”Directors of their own history, architects of their own liberation.”
from the Sandinista anthem

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

 

June 12, 2018 / Fantelius

Blue Tuesday in Black and White

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A hardworking man,
an honest man,
lost the protection
for his right hand.

Lots of people have lost lots of things
from expensive dreams to dirt-cheap rings.
Some speaking from prestigious highs
have lost their honor with assorted lies
about honest souls who lost their lives.

The sun keeps feeding us warmth and light
while we gather things for an eternal night
’cause the hand said to protect us
doesn’t seem right.

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”The great everything is made of many little things.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

 

May 30, 2018 / Fantelius

One-sided War

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Have you noticed that the USA has unleashed its war machine against Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria, and is directly involved in and supporting the massacres in Yemen and Palestine, and has drone bombed Pakistan, Somalia and Sudan. They’ve been killing, maiming and dispersing millions of people while causing apocalyptic destruction yet seem to have no resistance fighters opposing them?
Isn’t that amazing?

The only people who oppose the USA are said to be fanatical, vicious, blood thirsty, head-chopping, etc, etc, etc, terrorists. Not a single resistance fighter among the rubbled homes or survivors of shock-and-awed cities. Not even among the relatives of hellfire obliterated babies and brides can we find a resistance fighter. Just these insane terrorists frothing at the mouth eager to sink their teeth into the throat of anyone who looks at them the wrong way.

Do you find the lack of resistance fighters strange? Have you even thought about it? If not, you’ve probably been reading too many intellectuals of the empire who generously share their political wisdom in long critical articles filled with fancy words. They often claim to be speaking truth to power never realizing, with their propagandized minds, that they are not speaking truth, and not speaking to but for power.

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”An individual who can’t do what is right and what they want to do
because someone doesn’t permit it, is either a slave or a servant.
Slaves can escape.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

May 25, 2018 / Fantelius

Real Zionists, Fake Israel

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When Moses came down from the mountain with the ten commandments and saw that the people were dancing around a gold statue of a calf, he gathered his trusted Zionists (called Levites in those days) around him and told them to go throughout the camp and each one kill his brother and friend and neighbor. And the Zionists did, killing 3000 people. (Exodus 32:27)
I guess Moses hadn’t had time to read the commandments he had just been given.

When some of his men mingled with a few of the Midianite ladies, Moses sent in his armies to wipe out the Midianites. Make war, not love! could have been his motto. After killing all the men the troops came back with the bounty of their victory along with the women and children. How did Moses greet his victorious troops? He was angry. “Why have you allowed the women and children to live?” he yelled and commanded that they all be killed. Almost all. Young, virgin women could be spared and used as “wives.” (Num 31:15)

Moses never crosses the Jordan, but before he dies he tells Joshua to kill everyone on the other side, wipe them out “so that not even their name survives.” Joshua follows his master’s orders. “So Joshua subdued the whole region … He left no survivors. He totally destroyed all who breathed.”
(Joshua 10:40)

These are a few examples of Moses’ psychopathy. He had no kill problems with the people who went against him or criticized him or questioned his decisions or even said things he didn’t want to hear. Based on the ”facts” documented in the Bible, Moses was a mass murdering maniac. (Michelangelo is the most famous of the many artists who depict Moses with devil-like horns coming out of his head.)

There’s more to say about Moses, but what are we to say about commanders of the modern world who ”awarded” half the land of the Palestinians to modern Zionist fanatics claiming that their heritage from Moses gives them the right to the territory? And what are we to say after 70 years of Moses-grade extermination of the people of Palestine? The same commanders of the modern world are still in power, but after years of speaking proudly of Israel as their battleship (on a sea of oil) in the Middle East, they switched to claiming that they are forced to support the Zionists because of AIPAC lobby power (which is far less than dozens of other lobby groups, the weapons industries in particular.) And what are we to say about the feeble-minded believers in the myth of the Zionist tail wagging the American dog? They even persist in believing this nonsense after the latest defense aid deal opposed by Israel because it takes money away from them and puts it into the pockets of the US weapons industry. Ask one of these tail-wags-the-dog fundamentalists why Israel, that supposedly rules the USA, signed a deal that they didn’t want, and prepare yourself for some creative explanations. Netanyahu is still trying to reverse the deal hoping that Trump is more sympathetic to Israeli desires than Obama. It seems that Netanyahu believes that American presidents are something more than administrators of the commanders. Perhaps his DNA can be traced back to Joshua.

 

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”Never underestimate the ability of nonsense to find fertile ground in wishes.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.