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October 6, 2018 / Fantelius

Black Lady, Red Child

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”The most insignificant child
can grow to topple an empire.”
(Dartwill Aquila)

Or an idea.
A simple idea can also grow to topple an empire.

The Black Lady carries a simple idea within her.
The lady represents all the sisters of Captain Kate
impregnated by all the men who love them.
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Snippets from Captain Kate on Water:
War without weapons.
Drinking natural water
— instead of processed and chemicalized water
in bottles, cans and plastic containers —
can be seen as a tactic of war,
war against corporate power
war against the pollution and destruction of nature
war against the culture of unnecessary consumption
war against false identities.

The entire process of production, distribution and consumption
of bottled water only in the USA only
pours as much hydrocarbons into the atmosphere
as 400 000 cars.
Every year.
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Kate gave seven reasons for
the ”Waterwork” campaign.
Here’s the eighth:
Not only can Waterwork
”win a great battle against the corporate empire”
it can show the people their own power
and what they can accomplish.
It can fill them with confidence and determination
to build a world
where the most insignificant children
can grow up in a garden of beauty and plenty.

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

October 3, 2018 / Fantelius

Bud, Bomb and Happy Sperm

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Have you noticed the similarity between
a flower bud,
an atomic explosion
and a sperm?
The forward look
toward the sun,
toward the sky,
toward the egg.
No choice.
The bud follows life’s determination
to spread beauty.
The explosion follows division’s anger
to spread destruction.
The egg follows life’s passion
to unite and multiply
at the will of the egg.
The egg chooses.
She need not choose strength.
The sperm has already demonstrated its strength
by arriving
along with a few thousand other winners.
She looks for happiness
radiating from health
capable of defending
the needs of life.

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”You can’t rise up while holding someone down.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

September 28, 2018 / Fantelius

Hole in Head Math

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Cuts in education
+
increases in military spending
=
ignorant people and smart bombs

+
(a whisper of a fraction)
lots of news for the ignorant people
about claims of an indiviual’s past behavior
to hide the body parts of children
treated with smart bombs.

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”Tell me once again about the noble reasons for bombing babies.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

 

September 22, 2018 / Fantelius

Living in a Shell

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Living in a shell of the prevailing order
in a money-oriented world
floating on a sea of oil
growing warmer
and dirtier
daily.
And the bad news is…

Where is that light coming from?

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”Living in a shell
doesn’t make you a seed,
but qualifies you as a nut.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

 

September 18, 2018 / Fantelius

Life’s Champion

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”Determination equipped with knowledge and powered by love champions life.”
Dartwill Aquila

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Life obviously needs champions,
people willing to support and defend life,
life in general
and human life in particular.
The people who aren’t aware of humanity’s threatened existence
are obviously lacking basic knowledge.
They aren’t capable of dealing with their own lives
much less humanity’s existence.
More than basic knowledge qualifies a champion.
Key knowledge
that no one will support and defend life for us
—and we can’t do it alone—
forms a champion’s armor.
Love
the passion to unite
(we can’t do it alone)
gives a champion
strength, flexibility and sharp vision.
Life owns no problem
that can’t be solved
with the determination of champions.

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

September 15, 2018 / Fantelius

“Sorry” by Janice D. Soderling

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Ms. Soderling has just given out Picture This, a little diamond of a book.
A mere eleven ekphrastic poems are offered along with the picture inspiring each poem.
(An ekphrastic poem is about a work of art. Most often it is about a painting, photograph or sculpture, but it can be inspired by a musical composition, film, novel or even another poem.)

Here is the poem, Sorry from Picture This:
(To read another poem and read about Janice see bentarzbooks.com.)
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Sorry

When war comes to your country,
it will not just come to other towns than your town.
It will not just come to people you don’t like anyway.
Sorry.

When war comes to your country,
the milk you buy at your corner grocery store
will not be there for the buying.
It will never be on your breakfast table again.
Sorry. No breakfast table.

When war comes to your country,
your children will be crying on live television.
Sorry. Life isn’t always fair.

When war comes to your country,
it will bring you new knowledge.
Words which you never fully understood
will gain a deeper significance. Chlorine gas.
Barbed wire. Tear gas. Batons. Bread.
Sorry.

When war comes to your country,
when you flee with your family,
what should you take, what leave behind?
Family photos? Your new espresso machine?
No, be smart. Take bottled water,
a pan to cook in, soap, a towel,
band-aids for minor cuts and scratches.

When war comes to your country,
take sturdy walking shoes, woolen blankets.
Be prepared for a long wait. The borders are defended.

Sorry about any inconvenience.
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”Speaking truth to power is like preaching vegetarianism to wolves
whose teeth have evolved to bite into profits and whose stomachs
can’t tolerate grass roots.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

September 8, 2018 / Fantelius

The Gate of Nature

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The gate to nature is always open.
Walk right in.
No government to spy on you.
No media to lie to you.
No one with a buy for you.
No athlete to vie for you.
No actor to sigh and cry for you.
Just life
to live and die for you.

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“Life isn’t only about living, but also about giving.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.