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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.

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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.

March 11, 2019 / Fantelius

Four For-Facts About Media

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1. For Profit
The media produces newspapers, magazines, TV and radio programs, films and books for the primary purpose of making money. The media is a business run mostly by large corporations. Exceptionally, government or public organizations also produce media products, but these, for the most part, differ insignificantly from corporate productions. Small organizations and single-person ventures (such as this blog) also play in the media game, but represent a tiny proportion of the whole, even though their influence can be somewhat larger than cold statistics indicate.
To summarize: The media is a business. The companies that do not produce profits disappear.

2. For the System
Besides making money, the media promotes, maintains and defends the established form and function of society, aka “the prevailing order”; “the status quo”; “the dominant socio-economic structure”; “capitalism”; “democracy”; “the establishment” or simply “the system”. Whatever the name, it is basically a profit-oriented system controlled by 1%ers commanding a handful of power corporations determining what news, facts, and views are served to the people so that the money-oriented way of life continues.

3. For the Job
Many system critics complain about journalists who do not produce “real” or relevant information. The journalists, like salaried people in general, do what they are paid to do. They are no more responsible for the content of their reports than a McDonalds’ employee is responsible for the hamburgers passed over the counter.

4. For Sanity’s Sake
The condition of the world developing toward a dark future is the result of the prevailing political, economic, cultural and social norms that brought us here. The media functions as cheer leaders for these norms and the system coordinating them, while criticizing obvious flaws (to appear oppositional and trustworthy), and recommending bouquets of solutions that don’t interfere with business as usual, that is to say, don’t disturb the prevailing money-oriented order of things. For the sake of a people-oriented world, close your ears to the noise of official disinformation and shut your eyes to the glare of diverting visions. For sanity’s sake listen to the wind talking to the trees, drink dew drops of friendly words, and watch the world as it turns toward the light.

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”Trust in the media endangers your species.”

Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.

March 4, 2019 / Fantelius

Seasons of Decay

The pictures are the remains of an old fence (longer than 1000 meters) around the Gas Works in Stockholm along Husarviken. The last of the fence was torn down in 2014 to make way for a new housing complex. The remains of what had been three strands of barbed wire can be seen in each picture.

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Winter
The accomplishments of our ancestors are seeds of encouragement
in the memory of our soul.
Where darkness is deepest, the path of light begins.

Crucifix fence and blossoms

Spring
Spring is life’s smile telling us we’re welcome
to enjoy its gifts, and remind us that love is a force of unity.
Beauty is a promise of fruit and sweetness.

The wind and the cross

Summer
The river of life flows through the veins of our community.
At times barely moving, at times through rapids and over falls.
The wind blows down the old and spreads the new.

Autumn
The colors and shapes of nature are formed by obedience to the laws of light.

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When winter approaches on silent frost
the trees dress up in warm colors
to entice the wind to ask the leaves
up for a dance.
After the wildest storm
one leaf remains
alone.
One morning
when heaven holds its breath
the leaf gets hit by the blush of dawn
and rocks slowly to the earth
where it lies listening to the sleeping forest
pregnant with spring.

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”Intelligence has the ability to generate great stupidity.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap
The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.
February 17, 2019 / Fantelius

A Nobel Laureate Whore

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A YouTube talk entitled: Nobel Laureate in Physics; “Global Warming is Pseudoscience” features Ivar Giaever denying global warming.

Most people can’t imagine a Nobel Prize winner, in physics no less, demonstrating below average stupidity, or boldfaced lying. Ivar not only does both, his stupidity sinks below the believable. I therefore assume his someone’s bitch.

He opens his attack on climate science by claiming that it isn’t science at all, merely a belief. “Global warming has become a new religion, because you can’t discuss it.”

That’s obviously a lie because that is exactly what he is doing: discussing it. “You can’t discuss it” is his way of complaining that no serious scientific organization will publish his views on climate. Denying global warming in the scientific community is like denying that the earth is round. But Mr. Giaever has convinced himself that his inability to publish proves that climate scientists are not really scientific, but religious. They merely believe global warming is happening.

Nobel Laureate Gaiever knows more about climate science than the climate scientists because, as he states explicitly, he is a real scientist whereas the climate scientists practice pseudoscience. Pseudo- means false. Me real, them false. His explanation of why his opponents are false rests on his definition of pseudoscience as “trying to confirm your hypothesis.” Can Ivar really be so stupid as to not know that Global warming is not a hypothesis? It’s a well-confirmed discovery based on doing what climate scientists do, measure and analyze climate. Denying this discovery qualifies one for a position among flat-earthers, creationists, Elvis-spotters, and fossil-fuel industry whores. Hypothesis occupies a major portion of what scientists do. It’s the WHY of science, an attempt to explain a discovery or an occurrence. A vigorous debate about the dynamics of global warming (the reasons and prognoses of development) includes many and varied hypothesis. The FACT that global warming is occurring is not a hypothesis. “Real” scientist Gaiever, however, has many hypotheses about why global warming isn’t occurring.
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Ivar makes the astonishing claim that average global temperature can’t be measured. In his “real” science research, he must have missed the part where different institutions around the world: NASA; Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; World Meteorological Organization; United Kingdom’s Met Office; Japanese Meteorological Agency; Academia Chilena de Ciencias; Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences; and dozens of other institutions of climate research all come up with similar figures of temperature averages. Part of his “proof” for the impossibility of measuring climate averages is even more astonishing. He shows us a graph with many dots, and claims that there are only eight thermometers below 60 degrees latitude (everything south of and including the Falkland Islands).
The Easter Bunny is blushing with embarrassment.

Ivar voices several astonishing stupidities in his little “discussion.”

  • CO2 doesn’t affect global warming.
  • It’s colder now than in 1998.
  • Everything is better now than 150 years ago.
  • There is now more ice on Greenland than previously

My favorite comment, proof that Mr. Giaever is either an idiot or a whore, but definitely not a trustworthy scientist, occurs when, after referring to the average increase in global temperature since 1880: “It’s (0,8 degrees) not even a fever.” Ivar doesn’t seem to have noticed that the earth is somewhat larger than an individual. Not only is it less than wise to compare similarities between two completely different entities, he compares an average of more than 100 years for the one, with an occurrence of a few days for the other. His comment did however produce a few chuckles by some of the bunnies in his audience.

We should be grateful for Ivar Giaever’s talk. He proves that even the most prestigious people can be bought. Leo Buscaglia, professor at USC, has said, “Some of the stupidest people I know have PhDs.” Borrowing from Leo, and thanks to Ivar, I can now say, “One of the stupidest people I know is a Nobel Laureate.”

BTW: Figures for 2018 have recently been published by the scientific community. It was only the fourth hottest year ever recorded. The three previous years were hotter. Anyone taking bets on 2019?

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”If stupidity were oil,
the USA would invade him.”
Dartwill Aquila

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PalestineMap

The West Bank is now the Judea-Samaria area.