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August 4, 2018 / Fantelius

Feathers & Bubbles

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Feathers & Bubbles
Feathers – Feathers- Feathers
Bubbles – Bubbles – Bubbles
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Beathers and Fubbles
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This is the way the media speaks of the earth on fire,
the unprecedented fires in different parts of the world.
Politicians, experts and pundits
babble and bubble about blatant banalities
the same blatant banalities
on how to deal with the fires
how to deal with future fires
how to cooperate in dealing with the fires
how to prepare…
babble and bubble with the weight of feathers.
No one mentions environmental fever,
not even with the euphemistic ”global warming.”
Like discussing the bubbles and feathers
in the picture above
without ever mentioning the dead bird.
Can you see the dead bird?
Can you see the intellectually dead
politicians, experts and pundits?
Of course not,
no more than you can see the gases
causing the temperature to indicate fever.
Can you see the dead-feather thoughts of citizens
expecting the authorities to do something
about the problems
the authorities are responsible for?
Can you even imagine any one authority
suggesting (ever so feather-lightly)
cutting down on playful and entertaining
emissions from combustion engines.
Nero fiddled while Rome burned.
Waterscooters and motor-racing roar
while the earth burns.
Humanity is racing toward extinction
while we discuss the fires lighting the way.

Oh, bubble it!
The whole of humanity weighs but a feather
in the perspective of life on earth.

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”You have not been given life as a gift, but as a task
to praise the light, beautify the world
and promote love. ”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

 

July 30, 2018 / Fantelius

Bird-brains

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Look, bird-brains,
owning books doesn’t make you knowledgeable
owning things doesn’t make you acceptable
owning status doesn’t make you likable
owning power doesn’t make you tolerable
and
owning wealth doesn’t make you honorable.

You really own but the power of life
with the possibility of promoting love.
That makes you formidable.

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

 

July 25, 2018 / Fantelius

Patriotism -> Matriotism

When you discovery your shortcommings, you can use them to pave your way.

William Blum states in an article written for the 4th of July,
”I’m sick and tired of this thing called “patriotism”.”

I wonder if he says, when he falls, ”I’m sick and tired of this thing called gravity.”
Patriotism is a biological response to a threat against one’s community, a primitive response as natural to biological creatures as gravity is to the laws of physics. A community can survive the death of individuals, but no individual survives the death of the community. That which Blum and many of his peers complain about is not patriotism, but the owners of society appropriating the natural tendency to defend one’s community and employing it in the defense of their own interests. This has been done for thousands of years and will continue until we see that the owners of the community defend nothing beyond their own power and wealth. Our community and theirs are two different groups in opposition to each other. When we the people, the subjects of the rulers, couple our patriot response to our own community, the community of citizens, the power of true patriotism will shatter the chains of obedience to our owners who illegitimately award themselves the right to represent and rule us by virtue of their wealth and their spectacular illusions of democracy.

Blum and those who are ”sick and tired” of patriotism are actually declaring that they are sick and tired of patriotism being debased with nationalism and used in the service of despots, tyrants, plutocrats and all manner of imperial rulers wrapped in ”patriotic” robes. Perhaps it’s time to abandon the term patriotism (defense of the fatherland) and embrace the term matriotism (defense of mother earth) for the community of humanity.

Matriots of the world unite! You have nothing to lose but your illusions and obedience.

Note: Click on Forbidden Truths here or above for a more comprehensive explanation of patriotism and the nature of the rulers of the fatherland.

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”When you discover your shortcomings you can use them to pave your way.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

 

July 21, 2018 / Fantelius

Great Horror

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The Economic Horror by Vivian Forrester (1925 – 2013) has been added to the Kiss List. First published in 1996 in French, L’horreur économique, it has been translated into many languages. Vivian tells her story with the passion and clarity of light bouncing off the blade of sword aimed at the heart of a dragon guarding today’s mythical view of economy. Her prose borders on the poetical while her message, despite its factual foundation, glows with holy rage at the injustices portrayed.

I don’t know how tall Vivian was in stature, but her intellectual strength towers over most of the pundits of our times. Reading The Economic Horror will strengthen your own intellect and save you lots of time. You will be able to spot different brands of bullshit in a few words. If you haven’t read this book, you are most likely suffering from essential knowledge deficiency.

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”There are many ways to kill a truth teller,
but none to kill a truth.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

 

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. It 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

Reflected harmony
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, possesses 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.