Protest Plans Force Bush to Curtail Ottawa Visit
As a personal aside, it is wretched, perhaps even obscene, to dissolve love for politics. And yet every fact, thought, reflection, and action is political. Love, sweet love, is quite outside this finitive dichotomy, and yet is always being thwarted by pragmatic recognition of the politics-of-the-day. No right-minded person would have gone to Germany in the early 30's, but would rather have begged their loved-ones to escape. The courageous do remain, giving their all for the sake of spreading memes of sanity. I pray that these brave butterflies faithfully flapping aloft initiate a hurricane of Gaian sense.
Of course, in the end, unfortunately, the Nazis didn't lose the war. U.S. America, by proxy, pragmatic emerging Empire that it was, took the scientists, incredibly disgusting research, and Goebellian propaganda techniques, for their own. Reperceived feudalism is what we today call capitalism: self serving serfs + advertisments = perpetually indentured consumers. We have come little distance from the modus operendi of the Hudson's Bay Company three hundred years ago.
Lest you think I'm being simplistic or flippant, think backward from your present state of consumerist comfort to its burger flipping roots. The goods, ads and selves all get eaten, regurgitated, and studied until nothing remains but the statistical carcass of reality. Cognitively delicious data for the intellectually removed, to whom wealth has no value besides power; and power is valueless without a mass of the enthralled. Propaganda, televised or othervised, ensures a compliant and receptive group consciousness, and rare are the unaffected.
Rarity is a statistical aberration. Aberrations are eccentric exemptions that prove the rules, and provide the opportunity to expand our conceptions of the possible.
Truly rare is the the loving effort that Cyndy has put into the Orifice of Homeland Absurdity. The outstanding site design allows for easy access to this member annotated resource center. If you haven't already, join now!, eh, eh!?.
A very scary essay detailing many facts that beg a question: Is the Annexation of Canada part of Bush's Military Agenda? Prof. Michel Chossudovsky works within spitting distance of Canada's corridors of power, at the University of Ottawa, but will PM Paul Martin heed this warning and be prepared to confront President Bush during the upcoming (Bush's first) state visit?
I can say without equivocation that the people of Canada will not allow the HAS (hegemonic American States) BEENs (belligerant empire enacting numskulls) to interfere with our world-leading, peaceful Confederation.
It is true that right now Canada and America are apparently inextricably linked by the world's largest trade relationship, but it is just that: apparent, illusory. The fact is that Canada could well be U.S. free, easily self sufficient in all important areas and happily trading, in rock-solid Euros, with the rest of the world. Do not test our resolve - Mulroney and Reagan stopped singing many moons ago and NAFTA is quite extricable; thanks for nothing.
Pay attention Mr. Bush. You do not drop in to our lovely liberal land from a position of strength, since all you offer us is further entrenchment in your industrial military/police/prison complex, compounded by dangerously false Christian ethics. Canadians adore Americans. We deplore you.
by "Lawyers against the War"
The letters spell burnt out computers and other electrical systems and perhaps even a return to the dark ages if it were to mark the beginning of a nuclear war. But it doesn't need to be that way.
The idea maps out chaotic devolution, whereby each individual has the power of dissolution were it to mark the start of a true revolt. It needn't go that way.
EMP (electromagnetic pulse) weapons are easily within reach of even the most frugal of us. This fact does not make CNN or CBC news, nor any genre of mainstream entertainment. Dog forbid that recognition of ultimate individual (anti)power becomes generally recognized, for then we would have to accept re-cognition of vulnerability - not the ethereal, distant dis-embodiment of far-away kids and families, blown apart by 'smart bombs' with quarter-mile blast radii, but the actual evaporation of modern life-as-we-know-it. (An interesting sidebar is that fully half of humanity would barely notice, and could well benefit...)
At a point, when some line is crossed, say when privacy has gone the way of DoDOrwell and squidish oceans rule, a choice must be made; and I can assure you it will not be a collective affair. Any One can make that choice, No One or collective will be able to mitigate the result. It's over. Want to play again?
We would do well to understand this, like, now! (A tweak in spime saves nine tries.) We cannot be certain that this current (excuse me) attempt at successful intelligent life, on this particular galactic circuit of our curiously anthropic solar system, is not IT.
Egalitarian Decentralization (ED) is both bomb and fertilizer. Not blowing up the crops nor raining compost on cities! Rage of the heart (courage) is tempered with reflecting relationship (consciousness) and self interest (sentience) into a commingling of co-operating creativity.
Globalization, the centralization of wealth, and so power, is both virus and innoculation. We blow up the non-compliant city-states and rain profit making genomes into and chemicals onto our crops. Paralysis of the soul (fear) is inculcated by Mediated experience (ad infinitum, nauseum, et Blitzer) and willfully maintained by inhumane gluttons (insentients); a pre-stoned age of Gaian perversion. Did you get that, Prince Charles?
Coming (pardon) to the point (oh dear), Camilla's tampon and Chuck's tramp-ons notworthsitting, if we don't achieve ED, then EMP. WTF, eh?
I have been conspicuously absent from myself lately. "I" want to focus, or more acurately obsess, on the continuously increasing diminution of human rights within America and our projection of righteousness spawned by introjection of shame.
The absolutely non-sensical nature of this self who would attend a bicameral fantasy provided by Mediated experience is a testament to those who would pretend. How did I arrive in Disneyland, man?
Aldous Huxley let us in on the secret with his penultimate essay Brave New World, Revisited; and we all have nibbled on the bait of faux-value. A highly condensed version of his transvision is Propaganda in a Democratic Society, which goes down easy like late-night Chinese food, and is similarly upsetting upon clear morning regurgiflection.
If almost everyone has too much to lose by acknowledging that we are eating caviar in a rice and beans world, then by consensus we will project our greed as (the) other's jealousies. This simplest of psycho-social facts, besides being the Capitalist's cream-dream scenario that extracts every last buttery drop from the milk of human wealth, also adds froth to the thin remainder with each chaotic cultural reverberation of the fact Itself.
All are churned by the advertizing of a lifestyle that would require several more Earths, were it to be adopted by all recipients of the propaganda. That is all that's needed to maintain the violent feuding, bonus rounds for the Money-ed, which should have disappeared as we came to understand.
Totalitarian science of quantum wholeness - David Bohm: Krishnamurti or Cusa
We will not batten down the hatches in an attempt to ride out the renewed and strengthened storm (and dung, how sic). After a short and deserved cry, in my case it took three days for my head to stop shaking in disbelief, now it is time to become even more resolved.
I have no desire to deconstruct the Democrat's failures; except to offer Dennis Kucinich honorary Canadian citizenship. What actually happened is the final act of a generation-long coup d'etat that went off without a hitch, virtually unopposed.
Appearances, billion dollar pseudo-elections, can be expensive. Reality will be deadly.
Please visit mousemusings, FmH, and Booknotes for what I'd like to have written and linked but was too con-fused to attempt.