Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Pilgrimage



Bright Sun chanting clear,
pilgrims bathe forms
in brilliant air.

Day breaks
with fanfare.
Skin blushes
at ray's touch.

Light abates and
gently succumbs
to gracious eve.





Monday, January 28, 2013

At the Address

{Obscene, tinder small lies to backfires
nourishing the big lie.}

His arms conduct but do not
embrace.

Words weave sheets
of focused tenderness.
Above our heads 
a conquering flag
slaps heaven to order.


Outside every window
a sword bearing Angelus
of terrible Eden.





Friday, January 18, 2013

Archangel

There is discovery in darkness.
Space makes thought its home.
Bodies, uninterrupted by light's
division, commune.

There is comfort in darkness.
Thought makes space its cloth.
Eyes, undisturbed by light's
terror, shepherd fire.

There is warmth in darkness.
Home makes space thought.
Hearts, untroubled by light's
breaking, beat in time.





Wednesday, January 16, 2013

US Law Enforcement Often Pushes Dissenters to Kill Themselves or Else

http://www.lettersofnote.com/2012/01/king-like-all-frauds-your-end-is.html

A letter from the FBI to Martin Luther King, Jr..

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Austerity + Al Qaeda = More Specie for NATO Intervention in Africa and Asia




Mali is not the new home of Al Qaeda. It is the home of refugees from Libya. The home of Al Qaeda has always been nations US/NATO invade or bomb: Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, Libya, and now Mali. Nations where US/NATO desire regime change to secure "interests". In Kosovo, Libya, and Syria Al Qaeda affiliated groups were armed, trained and given funds for "organic uprisings". Either way, Al Qaeda is always an instrument of US/NATO intervention.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

"Paternalist Racism" from Taft to McChrystal: "Responsibility" to Occupy and Slaughter Less Mature Humans Abroad Never Changes


“Like a teenager, you really don’t want your parents hanging around you, but … you like to know if things go bad, they’re going to help,” he said.
“We have an emotional responsibility” to leave US occupying forces in Afghanistan, he told AP.
-- Stanley McChrystal, 2013.

Read more: http://prn.fm/2013/01/09/gen-stanley-mcchrystal-afghans-are-like-teenagers-we-have-emotional-responsibility-to-continue-occupation/#ixzz2HWPWaBRi
Under Creative Commons License: Attribution

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Taft "assured President McKinley that 'our little brown brothers' would need 'fifty or one hundred years' of close supervision 'to develop anything resembling Anglo-Saxon political principles and skills.'", and reports that the military greeted Taft's assertion "that 'Filipinos are moved by similar considerations to those which move other men' with utter scorn".

---above from Wikipedia entry "Little Brown Brother"--quoted material from book "Benevolent Assimilation"(lol).



excellent source on paternalism in Philippines and used in title for this post:
Carmen N. Pedrosa (September 20, 2009). "Paternalist racism". The Philippine Star.

Plus ca change!

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Modern Science and Experimentation: Liturgy that Provides Statements "Meant Much More Seriously"



"Since the time of Galileo and Newton, modern science has been based upon a detailed study of nature and upon the postulate that only such statements should be made, as have been verified or at least can be verified by experiment. The idea that one could single out some events from nature by an experiment, in order to study the details and to find out what is the constant law in the continuous change, did not occur to the Greek philosophers. Therefore, modern science has from its beginning stood upon a much more modest, but at the same time firmer, basis than ancient philosophy. Therefore, the statements of modern physics are in some way meant much more seriously than the statements of Greek philosophy."

----- Physics and Philosophy, Werner Heisenberg, 1958.