keeping us divided: muslim truths need crucial contexts, re: world colonization games

January 3, 2011

Quickly skimmed the article below, and the following are my impressions, and responses. (anti-copyright: share with all as much as you wish)

A curious article, especially seeing where such thought is being systematically pursued–that is, out in the more rural areas of american society where few muslims may question this line of thought. Convenient.

As one who read a book about a lady survivor of the muslim religion, i can see where many are coming from. The rampant sexism found in portions of the muslim religion is definitely something worth taking on, as in the book “Infidel” by Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

The thing that’s missing in this exposure of truth, as far as i can tell, is where such insanity is allowed to brew. Ayaan Ali speaks of Somalia. Colonially speaking, Somalia has a long history of intensive colonial attack, including up to the present time.

Looking at trends in world colonial ‘management’, my feeling is that the Somalian (and area nations, all long colonized, tho now given superficial autonomy) experiment is where it is because of the needs of world elites; colonial or post-colonial elites who wish to tool various peoples for their war interests.

This line of thinking comes from reading various analyses of macro colonial interests, from Noam Chomsky to John Stockwell and Jeremy Seabrook. With such authors, we begin to see how “interest groups that are not our own” work overtime to hype up large masses of people to do the bidding of “the masters”.

And “good ol’” divide and conquer techniques remain a vital part of keeping us all tooled to fill our “roles” for ongoing colonial-type warfare (whether it be social, political, or open).

So it would be good to keep in mind, in the interests of “thinking things through”, to see the larger picture.

And as for such peoples who seem to quickly push for terror tactics? Know that most people do not condone violence except in the context of feeling as if they have absolutely no other recourse. Say, in the context of u.s./nato/seato aggressions on allegedly autonomous nations (whether via covert actions, installing and sustaining dictators in such countries, or via more overt warfare).

Of course, our massas don’t want us to think such things through. We’re SUPPOSED TO jerk our knees on command, and give away our powers of intelligence. If you study Chomsky a little (say, his “Media Control” speech, now a book), for example, you’ll read about how “our leaders” think of we, the “stupid” masses. (Again, the corporate media moves us to believe “the masses” –never “us”– are stupid, naturally; instead of stupid-ized in the context of many processes both overt and covert. Take a read of John Taylor Gatto on the history of schooling for one. http://www.johntaylorgatto.com (see his free online book about this!)

—– Original Message —–
From: j.l.  [snipped]

Subject: FW: Very good reading

Wow, this comes from a dear old friend of ours who isn’t even a believer.  Maybe God is working on his heart.

J


I do not care about you political or religious views or affilations. I just care that we all have a safe America for our children and our friends for generations to come and that we never forget our past or the victims of the past. Please read this and remember and pass it to those who you care about.

Terry H..


EUROPEAN LIFE DIED IN AUSCHWITZ

The following is a copy of an article written by Spanish writer Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez and published in a Spanish newspaper on Jan. 15, 2008.  It doesn’t take much imagination to extrapolate the message to the rest of Europe – and possibly to the rest of the world.


REMEMBER AS YOU READ - THIS WAS IN A SPANISH NEWSPAPER

Date: Tue. 15 January 2008 14:30

ALL EUROPEAN LIFE DIED IN AUSCHWITZ

By Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez

I walked down the street in Barcelona , and suddenly discovered a terrible truth – Europe died in Auschwitz .  We killed six million Jews and replaced them with 20 million Muslims.  In Auschwitz we burned a culture, thought, creativity, and talent.  We destroyed the Chosen People, truly chosen, because they produced great and wonderful people who changed the world.

The contribution of this people is felt in all areas of life: science, art, international trade, and above all, as the conscience of the world.


These are the people we burned.

And under the pretense of tolerance, and because we wanted to prove to ourselves that we were cured of the disease of racism, we opened our gates to 20 million Muslims, who brought us stupidity and ignorance, religious extremism, and lack of tolerance, crime, and poverty, due to an unwillingness to work and support their families with pride.

They have blown up our trains and turned our beautiful Spanish cities into the third world, drowning in filth and crime.  Shut up in the apartments they receive free from the government, they plan the murder and destruction of their naive hosts.

And thus, in our misery, we have exchanged culture for fanatical hatred, creative skill for destructive skill, intelligence for backwardness and superstition.

We have exchanged the pursuit of peace of the Jews of Europe and their talent for a better future for their children, their determined clinging to life because life is holy, for those who pursue death, for people consumed by the desire for death for themselves and others, for our children and theirs.

What a terrible mistake was made by miserable Europe .

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A lot of Americans have become so insulated from reality that they imagine America can suffer defeat without any inconvenience to them.

Absolutely No Profiling!  Pause a moment, reflect back, and take the following multiple choice test.

These events are actual events from history.  They really happened!  Do you remember?

HERE’S THE TEST

1. 1968, Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by:
a. Superman
b. Jay Leno
c. Harry Potter
d. A Muslim male extremist between the ages of 17 and 40

2. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by:
a. Olga Corbett
b. Sitting Bull
c. Arnold Schwarzenegger
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

3. In 1979, the U.S. embassy in Iran was taken over by:
a. Lost Norwegians
b. Elvis
c. A tour bus full of 80-year-old women
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

4. During the 1980s a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by:
a. John Dillinger
b. The King of Sweden
c. The Boy Scouts
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

5. In 1983 the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by:
a. A pizza delivery boy
b. Pee Wee Herman
c. Geraldo Rivera
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

6. In 1985 the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked and a 70-year-old American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard in his wheelchair by:
a. The Smurfs
b. Davey Jones
c. The Little Mermaid
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

7. In 1985 TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens and a U.S. Navy diver trying to rescue passengers was murdered by:
a. Captain Kidd
b. Charles Lindberg
c. Mother Teresa
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

8. In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by:
a. Scooby Doo
b. The Tooth Fairy
c. The Sundance Kid
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

9. In 1993 the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by:
a. Richard Simmons
b. Grandma Moses
c. Michael Jordan
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

10. In 1998 the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by:
a. Mr. Rogers
b.. Hillary Clinton, to distract attention from Wild Bill’s women problems
c. The World Wrestling Federation
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

11. On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked.  Two were used as missiles to take out the World Trade Center .  Of the remaining two, one crashed into the U.S. Pentagon and the other was diverted and crashed by the passengers.  Thousands of people were killed by:
a. Bugs Bunny, Wiley E. Coyote, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd
b. The Supreme Court of Florida
c. Mr Bean
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

12. In 2002 the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against:
a. Enron
b. The Lutheran Church
c. The NFL
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

13. In 2002 reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and murdered by:
a. Bonnie and Clyde
b. Captain Kangaroo
c. Billy Graham
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

14. And now we can add: In 2009, 31 people wounded and 13 American Soldiers murdered on base at Fort Hood by a Major who was known as…
a: You guessed it – A Muslim male extremist between the age of 17 and 40.

No, I really don’t see a pattern here to justify profiling.  Do you?  So, to ensure we Americans/Canadians never offend anyone, particularly fanatic’s intent on killing us, airport security screeners will no longer be allowed to profile certain people.  They must conduct random searches of 80-year-old women, little kids, airline pilots with proper identification, secret agents who are members of the President’s security detail, 85-year old Congressmen with metal hips, and Medal of Honor winner and former Governor Joe Foss, but leave Muslim males between the ages 17 and 40 alone lest they be guilty of profiling.

Let’s send this to as many people as we can so that the Nancy Pelosis, Gloria Aldreds, and other dunder-headed attorneys, along with Federal Justices who want to thwart common sense, feel ashamed of themselves – if they have any such sense.

We can not allow the socialist transformation being brought on by the current administration to continue. Look at what it has done to Europe .

We all must stand together before it’s too late and everything America stands for is lost.

The Global Islamic population is approximately 1,200,000,000.  That is ONE BILLION TWO HUNDRED MILLION, or 20% of the world’s population.

They have received the following Nobel Prizes:

Literature:
1988 – Najib Mahfooz

Peace:
1978 – Mohamed Anwar El-Sadat
1990 – Elias James Corey
1994 – Yaser Arafat:
1999 – Ahmed Zewai

Economics:
(zero)

Physics:
(zero)

Medicine:
1960 - Peter Brian Medawar
1998 – Ferid Mourad

TOTAL: 7 SEVEN

The Global Jewish population is approximately 14,000,000.  That is FOURTEEN MILLION, or about 0.02% of the world’s population.

They have received the following Nobel Prizes:

Literature:
1910 – Paul Heyse
1927 – Henri Bergson
1958 – Boris Pasternak
1966 – Shmuel Yosef Agnon
1966 – Nelly Sachs
1976 – Saul Bellow
1978 – Isaac Bashevis Singer
1981 – Elias Canetti
1987 – Joseph Brodsky
1991 – Nadine Gordimer World

Peace:
1911 – Alfred Fried
1911 – Tobias Michael Carel Asser
1968 – Rene Cassin
1973 – Henry Kissinger
1978 – Menachem Begin
1986 – Elie Wiesel
1994 – Shimon Peres
1994 – Yitzhak Rabin

Physics:
1905 – Adolph Von Baeyer
1906 – Henri Moissan
1907 – Albert Abraham Michelson
1908 – Gabriel Lippmann
1910 – Otto Wallach
1915 – Richard Willstaetter
1918 – Fritz Haber
1921 – Albert Einstein
1922 – Niels Bohr
1925 – James Franck
1925 – Gustav Hertz
1943 – Gustav Stern
1943 – George Charles de Hevesy
1944 – Isidor Issac Rabi
1952 – Felix Bloch
1954 – Max Born
1958 – Igor Tamm
1959 – Emilio Segre
1960 – Donald A. Glaser
1961 – Robert Hofstadter
1961 – Melvin Calvin
1962 – Lev Davidovich Landau
1962 – Max Ferdinand Perutz
1965 – Richard Phillips Feynman
1965 – Julian Schwinger
1969 – Murray Gell-Mann
1971 – Dennis Gabor
1972 – William Howard Stein
1973 – Brian David Josephson
1975 – Benjamin Mottleson
1976 – Burton Richter
1977 – Ilya Prigogine
1978 – Arno Allan Penzias
1978 – Peter L Kapitza
1979 – Stephen Weinberg
1979 – Sheldon Glashow
1979 – Herbert Charles Brown
1980 – Paul Berg
1980 – Walter Gilbert
1981 – Roald Hoffmann
1982 – Aaron Klug
1985 – Albert A. Hauptman
1985 – Jerome Karle
1986 – Dudley R. Herschbach
1988 – Robert Huber
1988 – Leon Lederman
1988 – Melvin Schwartz
1988 – Jack Steinberger
1989 – Sidney Altman
1990 – Jerome Friedman
1992 – Rudolph Marcus
1995 – Martin Perl
2000 – Alan J. Heeger

Economics:
1970 – Paul Anthony Samuelson
1971 – Simon Kuznets
1972 – Kenneth Joseph Arrow
1975 – Leonid Kantorovich
1976 – Milton Friedman
1978 – Herbert A. Simon
1980 – Lawrence Robert Klein
1985 – Franco Modigliani
1987 – Robert M. Solow
1990 – Harry Markowitz
1990 – Merton Miller
1992 – Gary Becker
1993 – Robert Fogel

Medicine:
1908 – Elie Metchnikoff
1908 – Paul Erlich
1914 – Robert Barany
1922 – Otto Meyerhof
1930 – Karl Landsteiner
1931 – Otto Warburg
1936 – Otto Loewi
1944 – Joseph Erlanger
1944 – Herbert Spencer Gasser
1945 – Ernst Boris Chain
1946 – Hermann Joseph Muller
1950 – Tadeus Reichstein
1952 – Selman Abraham Waksman
1953 – Hans Krebs
1953 – Fritz Albert Lipmann
1958 – Joshua Lederberg
1959 – Arthur Kornberg
1964 – Konrad Bloch
1965 – Francois Jacob
1965 – Andre Lwoff
1967 – George Wald
1968 – Marshall W. Nirenberg
1969 – Salvador Luria
1970 – Julius Axelrod
1970 – Sir Bernard Katz
1972 – Gerald Maurice Edelman
1975 – Howard Martin Temin
1976 – Baruch S. Blumberg
1977 – Roselyn Sussman Yalow
1978 – Daniel Nathans
1980 – Baruj Benacerraf
1984 – Cesar Milstein
1985 – Michael Stuart Brown
1985 – Joseph L. Goldstein
1986 – Stanley Cohen [& Rita Levi-Montalcini]
1988 – Gertrude Elion
1989 – Harold Varmus
1991 – Erwin Neher
1991 – Bert Sakmann
1993 – Richard J. Roberts
1993 – Phillip Sharp
1994 – Alfred Gilman
1995 – Edward B.. Lewis
1996- Lu RoseIacovino
TOTAL: 129!

The Jews are NOT promoting the brain-washing of children in military training camps, teaching them how to blow themselves up and cause maximum deaths of Jews and other non-Muslims.  The Jews don’t hijack planes, nor kill athletes at the Olympics, or blow themselves up in German restaurants.  There is NOT one single Jew who has destroyed a church.  There is NOT a single Jew who protests by killing people.

The Jews don’t traffic slaves, nor have leaders calling for Jihad and death to all the Infidels.

Perhaps the world’s Muslims should consider investing more in standard education and less in blaming the Jews for all their problems.

Muslims must ask what they can do for humankind before they demand that humankind respects them.

Regardless of your feelings about the crisis between Israel and the Palestinians and Arab neighbors, even if you believe there is more culpability on Israel ‘s part, the following two sentences really say it all:

“If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence.  If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel .” Benjamin Netanyahu

General Eisenhower Warned Us.

It is a matter of history that when the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps, he ordered all possible photographs to be taken, and for the German people from surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and even made to bury the dead.

He did this because he said in words to this effect:

“Get it all on record now – get the films – get the witnesses – because somewhere down the road of history some bastard will get up and say that this never happened.”

Recently the UK debated whether to remove ‘The Holocaust’ from its school curriculum because it ‘offends’ the Muslim population, which claims it never, occurred.  It is not removed as yet.  However, this is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving into it.

It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended.

This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the, 6 million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians, and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, raped, burned, starved, beaten, experimented, on and humiliated while the German people looked the other way.

Now more than ever, with Iran , among others, claiming the Holocaust to be a myth, it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets.

This e-mail is intended to reach 400 million people.  Be a link in the memorial chain and help distribute this around the world.

How many years will it be before the attack on the World Trade Center ‘NEVER HAPPENED,’ because it offends some Muslim in the United States ?

Do not just delete this message.  It will take only a minute to pass this along.

All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.  -Ralph W. Emerson

“NONE OF US ARE AS SMART AS ALL OF US”   Ken Blanchard

violent methodology falls far too short in today’s realities

August 19, 2010

This post was originally posted on www.anarchistnews.org (and as yet, not sure it will be published).

Note: This line of thinking is part of a semi-”new” project I’ve been honing for the past 15 plus years. It comes from direct experience in the context of intense actions I’ve been a part of and have actually “led” in certain ways. And, it has proven to have openings for inspiring sanity which the so-called “alternative” of violence pointedly does not (except where violence “works” only as a last-ditch reaction or effort to the insanity of martial method –as meted upon so many “third world” peoples).

First, an intense example of the miring effect (like a huge tar pit) where the taking up of arms (or violent response in general) against the State and its minions is this facinatingly instructive:

http://bermudaradical.wordpress.com/2010/08/19/americas-addiction-to-lynching-indians/#more-8615

Look at what happens. Even with the best of reasons. Read this and educate yourself to reality. And possibly learn something crucial!

So can such be avoided?

Maybe not. As history shows (i.e. the much documented illegal f.b.i. program called “cointelpro”), once viewed as “threatening” by extremely sensitive leading martial strategists, even projects fully oriented to the liberation of humanity from tyranny and severe alienation (aka oppression) are likely to be conceived as a threat, even where no designs exist to badly treat or execute the aggressors.

Their dogmatic belief seems to be impossibly stuck in the idea that ALL dissent expressed outside the herd, if allowed to even take shape, is a threat. But perhaps I’m missing something? Perhaps there’s a meta context? Like so much of what passes for political news –leaving out crucial truths because of the orientation of politicians to mobilize and antagonize.

Where am I getting these ideas from? A self-instruction course of “intellectual self-defense” of a wide variety. Studying propaganda (i.e. Jacques Ellul), for one. And institutional analysis (i.e. Chomsky).

And what do I come out of this all with? Not giving up, for one. And two, the bottom line, realizing the value of not getting caught up in any of the confines laid out before us all (whether from the Right, Left, Moderate, or any other political and propaganda-stuck source).

 What is life worth if we don’t try our bests?

What is life worth if we don’t bring our truly inspired humanity, our creative intelligence, to the fore (and, yes, I mean beyond current anarchic practices of “Us vs Them”). And into a methodology of inclusiveness rather than exclusiveness, of radical’s radical empathy, rather than some new hierarchy!).

Not allowing ourselves and our hearts to be trampled, of course, yet not trampling the largely, I think, hidden hearts of the aggressors (and those whom goose-step in their families around them).

Think it through and then let’s speak. Let’s get to the grist of this stuff. And remember, just because it’s been “the” tactic of anti-authoritarian thought since the 1800s doesn’t mean it’s truly valid today.

Depth of Trudell’s Detroit speech misses heart, re: ruling class alienation realities

August 12, 2010

The above, from June 24, 2010 should have excerpts from a speech/sharing by John Trudell, a Lakotah wisdom-keeper.

I agree with him quite fully, except where he doesn’t go into the severe alienation reality that foments the systematic pattern of corralling and controlling we the masses. He mentions them as vampires, and metaphorically that works. He mentions them as reptiles, and again, metaphorically, that fits. Yet, that method doesn’t build a bridge at all. It keeps people perpetually entrenched.

We don’t want to be trampled, we shall not cooperate with authoritarians and their perpetual war machine at home and abroad, and yet,  someone has got to take the “first step” in being radically human. Or radical’s radically human. To try to grasp the hidden heart, the heart within their armors and fortresses of mind-set and severe alienation from the rest of us!

Do we want to perpetuate alienation? How are we going to face this reality?

I like to share the following insight with folks whenever i get the chance:

All of these “ruling class” folks began their lives under coercion pressed upon them from their elders when they were kids. Intuitively they might dissent as any organic human (not yet fully colonized) would when faced with unfair treatment or authoritarianism. They were told, “shape up or ship out”; they saw others whom dissented “made an example of”, they were told that if they didn’t conform (to The Way Things Is) that they would be put in a psychiatric ward, or a military boarding school, or be excluded from the family will. All kinds of threats (i’m sure i’ve just touched on the tip of the ice-berg) were made, and thus most learned to shut up. Most learned to follow the Given Reality and, to quote Trudell from elsewhere, “go along with the program”. Some continued dissenting. Gore Vidal is an example of one hailer from material wealth who found ways to survive in his dissent. Others drank into oblivion. Recall that Pres.Bush II sniffed cocaine as a young man, but was put “back on track”.

The same reality applies for “greenhorn” idealists going into, say, the social work industry as young offspring of the ruling class. They may have high hopes (i.e. Princess Diana, anyone?) only to see them dashed when the enormity of the bureaucratic-like structure of formal coercion brings them to “the truth”; no one points out that “no man is an island” and needs to have a network of support to back their great-spirited ideals up. No, they “mature” and become “realistic” and replicate bureacracy as we all know it. The same holds true with the ruling class “shared values” ghetto, I think.

More could be said on this, and I may say it in the future. But for now, perhaps food for thought!

Someone sees deeper meaning in a “cranky” old man!

March 14, 2009

Found this interesting visionary approach while internet surfing! (slightly edited for clarity) (Yes, I admit, it’s an old posting by myself!)

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championspeaques
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“How we see what we see affects the quality of our reality.”–John Trudell, Lakota wisdom keeper

Tucson, AZ–Just yesterday, i went riding about 15 miles with a neon sign on my back that read: “Realize the value of being radically empathetic with each other.” I had a few powerful interactions, but way too few…

All during the ride i caught myself being queasy about how vital the sign wasn’t; as cars passed by so fast, not even slowing…i got down on myself…and by the time i got back, was not exactly “empathetic” as i had “preached”!

But then art came to me, and writings, and here is what i came up with (which you may pass around freely).

The following sharing is intentioned as something i invite all to think about. We are all descendants of tribes, yet even when we see this, we still too often miss [the gifts?--ed]!

We miss our powers of relating, of radically interpreting towards the meaning we intuitively feel in this world, yet have no or very little frame of reference for. Thus we assume such alternatives are “crazy” and pass them by, so habituated to our pain.

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Chieftan spirit’d winkte MeL
was/is pretty good about rousting
folks up into action, even if he doesn’t full know it.

Without using more weapon words (thankfully)
He got me going, in 5 minutes flat, after i was getting hung up on:

–old flows of same old again
–not getting my windo fixed (to more safely live)
–inputting intensity into my claimed excellence of visions
–aiding me to see where another elder counseled–away from ego-centricized reaction-ism (even tho i thought he was way too reducing)

Yeah, i shoulda been more in touch
with Chieftan spirit’d MeL!
Uh, but a’course all his pain pain pain & me
wantin to avoid avoid avoid
while still clutching my visions somehow!

Chieftan spirit’d MeL, merely lightly blasting!
i truly NEED’d his SPIRIT SPELL,
hiz wizardly boltedly light

even as he flails without adequate sight

A good proverbial kick in the butt cheeks
to at least sober me right the f— up!
after all i’ve been bringing onto myself
in this spirit-uaL pathing.
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Better this learning HAPPENED:
It’s certainly a good truth, MeL raised,
about me ‘just believing’ anything we’re told;
i shoulda agreed
except that i felt that same old vibe
where he grapples on & won’t let go
(like all his cats, i suppose).

And i knew i was to be trapped,
“no way” to avoid (except put on a fort face like all around him)

i thought i might “steer clear” by ending the topic, but
i was so tired/exhausted
after yesterday & all nite online.

So i got out in the “5 minutes” he alloted & here i be,,,
thinque-ing thru about how i wanna be

When i step back, away from that…
i recall how i praised, in “radical’s radical” euro-ancestral style,
hiz chieftan way.
And how he surely tests me!
but in reality i am still beating myself up inside my head
as he, i figure…

[...]

Even tho i know full well not to fear, i fear;
it’s the domestication
i cannot help but be when
i have so little “truly meaningful”
village-ing (ah, look how i devalue so quick!!)

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Some commentary that I think goes with this:

So basically, the author found a way to poetically see, rather than uncritically accept the Given wisdom about an elder who apparently had an authoritarian aire about himself. I.e. Conventional wisdom says that such a man would be something like a “crazy maker”, or else, someone to be avoided, to avoid actually listening to.

The author listened, but he listened behind the man’s intensity. And saw, there, a CHIEFTAN energy! Wow! Isn’t that a “radical” way to see a fellow human being in this day and age?!!

THEN a fellow human beings’ intuitive (?) emotions and bubbling-up frustration with their lives is seen differently than the way social and cultural managers would have us see. It’s a crucial truth!

Note: original link has a little bit more art:

http://newmexico.indymedia.org/news/2007/01/5648.php

How about you? Do you have a way of seeing that might fit here? Do you know of any stories, any anecdotes for life as few seem to know it these days? Leave a comment and I’ll get back to you sometime!

Neither Left nor Right, just uncompromizingly anti-authoritarian

February 10, 2009

Enjoy the new art here. It is anti-copyright, so that means all non-corporate/non-profit-oriented entities may utilize it freely. My main interest is to “get the word out” about decolonizing consciousness in general. And if my art aids you in this endeavor, please use it! (And, of course, i wouldn’t mind hearing from you about using it!)

Those who may want to make shirts (etc.) out of this stuff need to contact me about their project, first. Thanks!

phightfearSpirits often “speak” through me, via my unconscious, bringing me gifts they’d “like” me to share with the human world. Having been severed from my indigenous consciousness (as a descendant of various tribes of europe), i can only share these; there’s no more to say other than what you might or might not get out of them.

Anyway, one way of spanarchy is to engage in “radical empathy” (perhaps more aptly named “radical’s radical empathy) with human beings and our currents. Informally. That is, when human beings are allowed to be outside of the systems they/we are surrounded by, our private thoughts can come out to the light.

an early version of this peice..No “scientific” studies needed here, this is the stuff of our shared intuition. You either can hear such yourself, or you have been made into such a “good” robot that all you hear are your constant orders.

an early version of this peice..

3spiritsspeakConstant orders, you ask?

Think about it awhile. Here’s a bit of a launch:

Orders to conform with fashion, lifestyle, get a job, be Nice, Shut Up and Go Along With the Program, and so many many others!

The trick with spanarchy is that while we see the value of empathizing with human beings *informally*, we apply our critical consciousness to the ways in which people are *formally* utilized for such things as “human resources” and/or other tools of formally organized severe alienation.

Severe alienation: The “normalized” society all around us which we take for granted, but can’t help thinking (usually privately) that things could be so much better…

Intense alienation: war. In all war’s forms. From the everyday “taken for granted” (i.e. the just-ice/professional system and how it has been imagined and continues to be “implemented” and “deployed”, to what we have been more popularly trained to think of such as.

Who wants to be the first to argue these?!?highoninformation-copy

The Left-wing of colonialism–abroad and at home

January 28, 2009

Note: this was originally posted at a forum put up by the folks at http://www.anti-politics.net

I know most of you can already see this. Yet I haven’t seen many actually say this like [i]this[/i]. And I’m feeling like saying it out loud, and clearly. At least as clearly as I can. Maybe a few of you can help me better articulate this, even.

What I want to say is that [i]both[/i] the Right and the Left are part and parcel, aiders and abettors of colonialism, both historical and ongoing. Colonialism both abroad and at home. Not merely against racial minorities, either. Against all, systematically. If you haven’t thought about it this way it can be thought-provoking. Think of everything and anything that the Left is oriented to.

First, let’s take on the Left and its projects abroad.
They say “development” of the non-Western world. What do they want to do? They want to impose colonial values. In classic propaganda style, they take a germ of truth and then project it in such a way to make that germ seem to be the WHOLE truth.

They say “progressive”; they want to progress the imposition of colonial values, again, both abroad and at home.

They say they’re anti-corporate, and on the one hand they are. Yet on the tell-tale other, they are part and parcel of non-democratic authoritarianism. Amongst them are all kinds of white shirt professionals. In itself this isn’t “bad”; what’s bad is that these people “do their jobs” uncritically. They certainly don’t form solidarities with their “clients” in any way which will make increased challenges for them in their work! And in their media, they certainly don’t help survivors of their business practices wake up!

Look at the media of the Left. They are engaged in a similar type of propaganda/thought management that the Right-wing is engaged in. Germs of truth displayed, certain “schools of thought” attacked, but the bigger picture is NEVER lit up for all to see. Instead, they trumpet “isolated corruptions”! And they manage that belief in their followers (those whom have no other outlet, no other frame of reference). And they “put out their eyes,” so to speak, “and then call them blind.” Also, certain voices have to be kept suppressed, or just marginalized and discredited. Certain truths have to be blocked or kept “beyond the bounds” of the “rational.” Both wings play the game of the propagandist, to the hilt.

The Left claims they are “anti-war”; but they are at war in a perpetual way, themselves.

For instance, they appear to be against open war, but they remain reactionary, always waiting waiting until the war-makers have already acted. They are never pre-emptive themselves! And then they actively suppress the reality of the war of diplomacy, of the so-called “peace process”, and what “aid” actually means; they act like it doesn’t exist. They certainly do not demystify these things!

They believe they cannot and must not. Why? Because their alleged “solidarity” with “the people” is hollow. It is simply a cynical technique. They uncritically accept the alienated assumptions of Western nations’ severely alienated assumptions about “we,” the people, being “stupid” and “incapable” and so on. Noam Chomsky has shed light here, while his Leftist handlers try to contain him. I remember one example, when he spoke at MIT in the 1990s; he remembered it too. The well-known Leftist cut him off when he began going over what he went into in his “Media Control” speech. Then Zmag’s archive for him curiously edited out those parts that they said “didn’t matter” because “there’s lots of other stuff like this elsewhere on our site.” Oh, so they were saving a few bytes of space, then?? Riiiight.

And then there’s the war of everyday society.

The war against the natures of the youth (in their oft semi- or in-articulate, intuitive rebellion), coercing them to become “civilized” and “mature” and not to trust their desires, their natural intuitions. To just follow orders and be “successful.” That’s one aspect. The war against the citizens, another, coercing our strategically-challenged identity (not seeing the polytricks of it all) to keep the dominating narratives in our heads.

The Left? They do nothing to help us wake up to the reality that “the biggest cops are in our heads.” They leave to the Right-wing the topical demystification of things like the fraud of ADHD, and the fraud of social sciences like psychiatry itself; but the Left-wing won’t touch that. When’s the last time you even HEARD OF Mindfreedom Magazine? Because much of its constituency, in the vanguard at least, is made up of professionals [i]in[/i] those precise professions! And to tell the truth would be TOO MUCH!

I could go on and on about the Left (and the Right)’s game of “pulling wool over” our collective “eyes.” Most of you know the score. And they both keep the stupidized, dumbed-down masses “on track” just like their aristocratic teachers taught them; people like Walter Lippmann, Reinhold Neighbohr, Harold Lasswell.

BOTH wings act as though they’ll help us, yet they play a shell game. If we start catching onto one part of it, they’ll back off, sacrifice their own people, and then work overtime to try to keep us from seeing the interconnected picture. And through it all, whatever the other wing says, is ALWAYS suspect. Woe be someone who has some real honesty to point this out openly! They’ll be routed!

If the techniques of thought-management lose control, or the other wing’s propaganda is viewed as “too strong”, the Left will shrink back into the cowardly position that they tend. Their “solidarity” with people is a lie. If your group can’t defend itself, too bad. If you’re having successes, the Left will come along and try to wrest control of the leading members. It happened to the feminists in the 1970s, and look where it took them: Politically Correct fascisms of various sorts.

They do “good work” to keep the status quo running smoothly, while acting as though they want to truly stop the status-quo and their Great Hype against “capital.”

The bottom line is that neither “wing” demystifies the war of everyday life. Neither gives “the people” the kinds of consciousness to truly defend themselves from the REAL aggressors. We are kept distracted with scapegoats and red-herrings, perpetually kept hyped-up against THE OTHER WING, never seeing our human commonalities.

And the masses seem to go along with it; why? Because there’s nothing else that they can easily find. Nothing else really is allowed to sustain itself, and those that do (i.e. the anarchy mag project, happening since at least 1985), can’t really get into all the places that the others can get into. And…then there’s the reality that most people are really just pawns at the bottom of the chain-of-command…because they’ve been trained to not prioritize consciousness, or to even value such. Compulsory schooling, et al, has successfully quite deeply depleted their belief in themselves to even try; psychologically beaten most of us into just going along with the program. The leading demystifyer, John Trudell, has called this state of affairs “psychological genocide.” It makes a lot of sense. For folks to even inform themselves takes, first of all, a feeling that success is possible. But if you’re surrounded by the thought control system, it seems overwhelming.

So the key for us lies in how we understand this, and how we respond. I say the more creativity the better. The more we move on from the “traditional” ways we’ve been beating over the head since the 1800s, the more we can start reaching the hearts of each generation that intuitively knows something is very wrong. And, yes, I said [i]reaching their hearts[/i]. Politics cannot reach people’s hearts.

Some of the early anarchy mag writers had some good ideas. They replaced everyday media with theirs, but with the cammo of the everyday media. Here’s one:

[img]http://www.spunk.org/library/misc/images/sp000966.jpg[/img]

There have been tries towards this since anarchy mag. But they’ve been something requiring a large budget. Witness the Crimeth Inc Collective. Good ideas somehow pushed into bulky directions. Their mag wasn’t bad, but soooo intellectual-oriented, that only college students would be able to take the necessary time.

Okay. Who wants to take a slug at this first?

(note: as a “spanarchist” i see the value of solidarity with informal humanity, not formal humanity)

attention fello visionaries!

January 23, 2009

timeeahhh

seeing current society spanarchicly while adding on to panarchist thought!

January 13, 2009

This was posted on anarchism.net’s forum and I wanted to share it here in case, for whatever reason, this post doesn’t survive there… Let’s see if the html i used there is good here (i.e. color text anyone?!)

Was reading Adam K’s contributions to panarchist thinking (i take it, a subset of anarchist thought?) in the same thread as the below post, and had some ideas i thought i might add, as well as spring a few angles that i think panarchy is missing.

Adam shares:
“1. Changing People’s Views
I assume that if some people succeed in opting out of current political constraints, others won’t like that, and may well try to stop it.” Then goes on to give an example with the soviets.

I didn’t get that. Adam, are you talking about today’s political constraints, or something under panarchy?

[b]In spanarchy, rebels are encouraged (i.e. DISSENT WELCOME!). [color=#f66]And then they are given ample time to articulate and illustrate their positions–all while the techniques that coercers have used since the beginning of “civilization” are systematically demystified.[/color][/b] [i][b]So, you have a prime time TV show where crucial arts practitioners actually aid the rebel in articulating themselves via radically creative theatre. “Commercials” then come on which take certain statements “by the horns”. [/b][/i]This might all be pre-recorded, or their might be some programs, such as where the rebels PERSIST in feeling under-defended, where some sort of LIVE show that INCLUDES ALL audience members’ input in creative ways, is aired. Perhaps even as a SERIES.

Think about THAT ONE. Instead of “soaps” like “Days of Our Lives”, you might have something where persistent rebels, in groups or as singles (etcetera) “art themselves” in such a way as to interest further thought!

You take a step outside of all the values of current prime time t.v. spectacle and propaganda interests, and you can play with this in much-enjoyed abandon!

2. Good that you’re saying that panarchy need not be interpreted as a demand or ideal, but i don’t get how this is so (i take it you’re trying to steer around the post-left anarchist critique of ideology?). If someone who currently controls a territory doesn’t immediately relinquish control, they still have to at some point, right?

Spanarchicly, this would be done by [i]crucial artists[/i] [b][color=#f9f]whom have been able to reach the heart of such a controller,[/color][/b] and move such controllers to see the value of sharing, while their input would, depending upon the level of their natural authority (as opposed to coercive dictation), [i]help lead[/i] in the vision of the communities involved. (And possibly including the input of those not directly involved, too!)

No hierarchy here, once you get beyond the martial structure! Albeit, i think i would have to write up a story about such *crucial arts* in action before many would grasp this angle, yes?

Further on #2:
The idea that people would carry their “political rights” with them through other territories…hmmmm….[b][color=#6f9]something to think through, perhaps in story form.

Hm, what if a few of us here took on one or two “places” in such a story? And then “acted it out” here? Would any of you give yourselves permission?!?[/color][/b]

#3.1 An idea i have to expand upon the idea of letting (but who gets to let them? Incormal community consensus?) some have certain privileges (i.e. your sample of ambulance drivers able to exceed speed ‘limits’). So i thought of, for the grumblers from the “masses” something:

A live TV/radio/internet show invites those who want to drive fast to something [b]like (germany’s) Autobahn.[/b] There would likely be preliminary levels to go through in which to “qualify” (and save beratement from mothers who’ve lost their teenagers in wrecks), such as virtual races at first. And then a “trial” in heavily-padded go-carts (heh). And so on until they got a chance to:

A. Be consensed into the Autobahn Clan (a territory where fast drivers live)

B. Be encouraged to imagine (via something like Dissent University?) and create THEIR OWN angle on such a clan.

And the bottom line would be that, while they obtain their desires, they also GIVE SOMETHING BACK.

To conclude, if we can allow ourselves to move beyond the trapped thinking that’s been planted in us, we could have A LOT OF FUN with all of this. AND inspire MANY who are currently struggling within ways of doing things that they erroneously believe is “all” that is supposedly “possible”!

:wave:

Dialog between a panarchist and a spanarchist (me)

January 13, 2009

The following is a discussion between Clarity, on anarchis.netm. and spanarchist also on anarchism.net. Challenges with this computer are making me unable to adequately edit this right now, sooo, hopefully you can read this somewhat coherently as it is.

If you speak your own language that no one understands, how far do you get?
>>One comment here. I’m thinking of the part where you said previously of looking at parts, rather than wholes. In this instance, I think of how indigenous and others (i.e. Italians) have allowed and even cherished those with their own kind of language. For the Italians, there is a cultural way for “crazy” folks to be allowed to be, as long as they aren’t hurting anyone.
>
> Fine with me. That’s not inconsistent with my statement, if I can get that statement to read right so that it is not misconstrued. I’m saying something fairly trivial, which is that there are costs and benefits to speaking one’s own language. For most of us, communicating is very beneficial so that we learn a common language.

Agreed, in general. What i am inclined towards (and will try to articulate, but am not always “great at it”), however, are bringing forth the anomalies, i.e. those persons who are “the antennae” as Ezra Pound said of creative people; and promoting and inspiring such persons so oriented to meaningfully participate and even lead in their capacities and inclinations, while others realize the value of assisting them. I.e. the tribal way of letting people do as they do, and informally assisting them, if they feel they can, towards articulating themselves more, even in languages not easily understood, or remaining “impossible”. Then, such people become puzzles rather than unimportant and ignored.

i happen to see this as crucial for a system, whereas eurocentric ways of being seem to tend towards martial-subordinated values such as expedience and ignoring anomalies.

In spanarchy, the way of bridging is tantamount, or consistently encouraged. With the values of mutual aid popularized everywhere, seeing the value. Especially in the context that most systems of formal politics deny or otherwise rationalize away (i.e. into neat boxes) such people, and they go unlistened to, and have a curious effect on others whom might have seriously contributed but, due to lifetimes of political/system experience, intuitively refrain.

However, if “champions” of “crazy folks” are enthusiastically encouraged, such folks will begin to come out of the woodwork. A historical example would be the early social challengers of the 1950s/early 1960s, who were seen as something like “nuts” early on. i got this feeling when reading Martin Luther King,Jr’s early experiences with both the black and white status quo.

> > For indigenous folks of the world, there seems to be a tendency to make “crazies” into shamans, or similar. Basically, putting into gear the idea of protection by enrichment strategies, i see. And by having a unique (rather than “strange”) way of approaching life, such people are allowed to flower and become as their intuition/spirituality teaches.
> >
> > This could and should be done for youths, for the differently abled (i.e. autistic), and anyone else (i.e. someone who’s gone thru some major psychological challenge, whether in defending the community or surviving a natural phenomenon).
> >
> > Do you see value in this kind of approach?
>
> Yes. Anything is better than today’s repressive, oppressive, straitjacket culture! I can’t bear the thought of how society is trying to homogenize youth, and welcomes using drugs to do it.

Ah, I agree up to the tendency to generalize away “drugs”, tho that’s a popularized assumption; –another reason for the putting the value of bridging/spans up to the forfront, and making a distinction from panarchy!

“Drugs” can, after all, be viewed as an opportunity, or tool, towards enhancements of various sorts, such as communications outside of imposed Knowns. We could surely launch into a big discussion of “drugs” but i just want to say that there are anomalies of excellence that could be focused on and brought forth.

And, again, i’m seeing the tendency of a system called panarchy to [i]not[/i] see such value; and merely valuing already organized political, or status quo systems. What’s your take on this?

Also, does panarchy allow for “anti-political” or informal ways of articulating and creating systems?

> > (This angle resonates with my idea of spanarchy, where value is found in ways that are not necessarily already imagined, as i figure panarchy confines itself to; re: governing methods already dreamed up)
>
> Panarchy is open to ways not already imagined.

To be “open to” such ways is nice, yet i really think there needs to be distinctions made for the inclusion of non-traditional and un- or semi-articulated inputs. So that’s why i’m staying with my intution that spanarchy ought to be.

For me, spanarchy is a crucial methodology (trying to avoid ideology here, thanks to the critique leveled by the post-left anarchists) which can, first, bridge the gap between people who feel unable to participate meaningfully (and usually just go along like sheeple, while privately or covertly pouring out their real feelings via expressions like “crime”, wife/child-beating, bar fights, and so on); and second, aid in inspiring these [i][b]becoming champions[/b][/i] towards their truly meaningful desires/intuitions/tendencies.
And away from those ways of being and seeing which i think contribute to the overall picture of how and why societies aren’t able to radically beautifully thrive.

iN short, i think spanarchy is a pivotal approach; which, notably, does not categorically deny the formal and status-quo political/social/martial, but instead, via [color=#99f]the “crucial arts”[/color] (the principle method of invoking spanarchy), demystifies and renders incapacitated, their authoritarian/hierarchical and severely alienated tendencies.

> There is a book coming out on panarchy soon, and one of the essays I recollect makes a point of how the future setups will lead to yet more unimagined setups and responses, so that we cannot plan in advance how we will realize spanarchy, using your term.

Ah, that last thought touches me like a point put to my skin, i think. Well, i say it is possible to “plan in advance” to degrees. And that is crucial. That does not mean that the territory, so to speak, is somehow mapped. Just that the openings (best word?) come into our oft-eurocentricized consciousness. (By “our” i mean we idealistic promoters [i]as well as[/i] what are usually called “the stupid masses” by the usual gang of elites.

As for [b]the book, do you have an author, publisher, and other info[/b] I might use to get my library to carry the book?

By the way, you asked in another thread for an example of the “personal as political”, and here it is: We can see that anything is political when authoritarians force it to be so. How we dress has been made political. How we walk (witness black youth who look like “gangs”, or “jay-walkers”). Do you see what I’m saying now?

afjif aicsiji!

January 13, 2009

With those innaugural nonsense words, let the adventure begin! An adventure in radically creatively activating our intelligence! And applying such to the situations which affect us all the most: socially and, er, anti-politically, towards *mutually beneficial outcomes* and evolutionary mutual aid!

Basically, spanarchy is a method of my understanding of the best of anarchist critique; yet seemingly moving beyond anarchist thought in the methods of escaping perpetual alienation mongering.

The spanarchist method is about looking for the good within all that is, all around and behind. And bringing that good out, towards angles on radical excellence becoming, in perpetual flux, radically beautiful!

So here i’m going to explore some of the biggest challenges to spanarchist thought. And put my creative gifts (both in art and ideahz) towards, as i see it, evolutionary ways of seeing and being in this world.

Crucial to spanarchy, by the way, is a methodology i’ve been playing with for some years which i call “the cruciaL aRts/artz”. The cruciaL arts/z is a set of radically creative, informal tactics which  see the value of remaining in “human solidarity” or solidarity with humanity’s original, naturally-inclined tendencies.

Well, that’s as far as i’ll go for now. The computer I’m using isn’t optimum for working tonite, so i’ll move on. More later!


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