Monday, July 31, 2006

Israel’s Wanton Killing of Children Continues

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Sabra and Shatila, Jenin, Qana, Gaza and the West Bank in general, and now Qana again. At least 54 people were killed during the recent Israeli airstrike on Qana, southern Lebanon, over half of them children. This is nothing new. The Israeli army has been killing children for years and years. They’ve shot children at close range, and bombed houses where they knew there were children, even small babies.

Israel apologizes and appears to be sorry, but they say they will keep doing what they’re doing. Their words are clearly dishonest and their apology not worth shit. Their record exposes them ruthlessly. So, what’s new this time?

Well, one thing is that the world seems totally fed up with them and their actions this time. Usually representatives for the Israeli government are allowed to speak their lies, their veiled propaganda virtually unopposed, but now the outrage is mounting, and journalists are finally conducting aggressive interviews, and those very representatives seem totally baffled that at least the media is finally asking the hard questions, is holding them to account, at least to a point. Is this how it always will be, that the blood of the innocent is the price needed for people to see the truth?

The Israel apologists are still around, though. There’s no lack of them, anywhere, with the most insane attempts at obscuring the issue. In my eyes they are no better than the child murderers and molesters themselves, and should be confronted at every turn. Yes, that includes jews outside Israel, defending the Israeli government and its criminal, horrible actions.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

The Modern Gladiators


Sports are the current equivalent of the games in old Rome, the bread and circus of our time. While a given population is watching sports they get relief from their pent up aggression and numerous grievances, and turn more pliable, easier to handle for any given dictatorship. While people sit there, in their seat or chair, at the arena or in front of the television set, crying for their team, their guy or gal to win, they get a brief respite from their own sorry lives. By living their lives through others, they are less likely to get a life of their own. When they cry for blood it is as if they, themselves are killing the enemy out there on the field, and they will be less prone to let their dissatisfaction with the government be heard or felt. Sports also serves to confirm people’s perceived sense of nationalism and belonging to the country of their birth. These factors are why sports are so crucial to the management of today’s worldwide tyranny. This is its purpose and sole purpose.

Everything else you hear, about «honorable competition» is just bullshit of the first order. Even the vast amounts of money generated by sports are incidental to the ultimate goal. Government is done with mirrors, with distractions and illusions, and this is one of several great tools to that effect.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Store of the Free and the Just



Walmart is the world’s biggest company in retail sales. I've followed their continued rise for a while, now, and it's not pretty.

Their advertising, propaganda says it’s a highly moral company, one upholding the highest of moral standards.

I will do two approaches to this obviously dubious claim.

It prides itself of its «family friendly» stores. What this basically translates to, is the christian right wing view currently so popular in the United States, also in the highest public office. They refuse to sell anything fitting their perception of «offensive material» (whatever that is), for instance CD’s with parental guidance. They boycotted Sheryl Crow for criticizing them for selling handguns, and stopped that practice just after she got a lot of popular support. They don’t sell Marilyn Manson (of course). Their power reaches greedy record companies and artists, making them release two versions of the same CD or book or release, the Walmart version having a lot of beeps when "profanity" and stuff appears. They ban musicians, authors, comedians and anything and anyone, really, not complying with their standards. The list is long and bad, an eyesore for anyone caring about free speech and expression. They use their market dominance, their «wealth» to ruthlessly promote their political and moral view. In many places they even have monopoly on selling popular art.



My second approach is exposing them for their even more obvious hypocrisy. They refuse to allow workers to organize, denying them health care and generally treating them in ways most people believe are a thing of the past. «Even» human rights are easily bypassed by Walmart’s highly moral business practices. In both production facilities and stores in large parts of the world they impose their will on rich and poor. Again, this isn’t one or two cases, but clearly revealing that they’re serving both God and Mammon, and both in equally horrible ways.

And they got powerful supporters and defenders. When the Norwegian Petroleum Fund pulled the fund's Walmart investments from its portfolio because of the store chain's extremely unethical practices, this created sharp reactions from United States officials, among them the United States ambassador to Norway, Benson K. Whitney, threatening with «consequences».

- Walmart isn’t unethical, he said. – These are very serious allegations against a company creating thousands of jobs all over the world. Investments shouldn’t be governed by politics, but by commercial interests.

The Ethical Council advising the Norwegian government had this recommendation November 15, 2005:

«There is extensive material making it clear that Walmart thoroughly and systematically uses minors as part of their work force, contradicting international rules regulating labor, that many of their production facilities are dangerous to health and lives, that workers are forced to work overtime without compensation, that the company systematically discriminates women concerning pay, that all attempts at organization among the company’s employees are stopped, that there in some cases are used punishment and imprisonment of workers, with a lot of other related cases.»


The council’s remarks concern Walmart’s facilities and stores in United States, Canada, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Lesotho, Kenya, Uganda, Namibia, Malawi, Madagascar, Swaziland, Bangladesh, China and Indonesia.

Walmart isn’t everywhere yet, but they are growing, even from their already dominating position. Attempts at stopping them seem inadequate and meager, at best. And they are just one of many multinational corporations making their presence known across the world.

So, this is the future, then? This is the direction the world and mankind is headed?

It sure seems that way. Money and censorship have always worked hand in hand, and these days they do so more than ever.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

A cry for Jean Charles de Menezes

People gathered today outside the tube station where Jean Charles de Menezes was murdered, marking the anniversary for his death at the hands of British police officers. His family gathered in Stockwell for a quiet vigil, and laying of flowers.

There has been no comments from government officials so far. On Monday persecutors stated that no officers would be charged over the shooting.

Jean Charles was just yet another unfortunate man murdered by peace officers.

The list over such «occurences», all over over the civilized world, has long since become endless. This kind of assassin-style publicly approved executions is done mainly against colored people, but they happen to people of all colors. Tyrannies and their eager bullies/servants are colorblind, really.

American Skin (41 shots) by Bruce Springsteen

Bruce wrote this after an unarmed Guinean man, Amadou Diallo, living in New York was filled with lead by the usual trigger-happy gang of police officers (all acquitted in a court of law, of course). Springsteen has taken a lot of heat for the lyrics, and there has even been talk of boycotting his concerts by not standing guard and various other reactions.


41 shots
41 shots
41 shots
41 shots
41 shots
41 shots
41 shots
41 shots....
and we'll take that ride
'cross this bloody river
to the other side
41 shots... cut through the night
You're kneeling over his body in the vestibule
Praying for his life

Is it a gun, is it a knife
Is it a wallet, this is your life
It ain't no secret
(It ain't no secret)
It ain't no secret
(It ain't no secret)
No secret my friend
You can get killed just for living in
Your American skin

41 shots
41 shots
41 shots
41 shots
41 shots and
Lena gets her son ready for school
She says "on these streets, Charles
You've got to understand the rules
If an officer stops you
Promise me you'll always be polite,
that you'll never ever run away
Promise Mama you'll keep your hands in sight"

Is it a gun, is it a knife
Is it a wallet, this is your life
It ain't no secret
It ain't no secret
No secret my friend
You can get killed just for living in
Your American skin

41 shots
41 shots
41 shots
41 shots
(music bit)
41 shots
41 shots
41 shots
41 shots
Is it a gun, is it a knife
Is it in your heart, is it in your eyes
It ain't no secret
(It ain't no secret)
It ain't no secret
(It ain't no secret)
It ain't no secret
(It ain't no secret)

41 shots
And we'll take that ride
Cross this bloody river
To the other side
41 shots
And my boots caked in this mud
We're baptized in these waters
(baptized in these waters)
And in each other's blood
(And in each others blood)

Is it a gun, is it a knife
Is it a wallet, this is your life
It ain't no secret
It ain't no secret
(It ain't no secret)
It ain't no secret
(It ain't no secret)
No secret my friend
You can get killed just for living in
You can get killed just for living in
You can get killed just for living in
You can get killed just for living in
You can get killed just for living in
Your American Skin

(41 shots)You can get killed just for living in
(41 shots)You can get killed just for living in
(41 shots)You can get killed just for living in
(41 shots)You can get killed just for living in
(41 shots)You can get killed just for living in
(41 shots)You can get killed just for living in

Friday, July 21, 2006

The Wild Man church

It isn’t a church in any way (but a kind of an ironic approach, of course).

The first of many logos


Wild, savage, fierce, feral, untamed…

It’s «strange» how these words cause such anxiety in today’s world, but they do. They all have dominantly negative connotations in mainstream, oppressive society. We are domesticated. We are tamed. And everything pointing in the opposite direction is bad for us… apparently.

This is not a church of any religion, but rather its antithesis. We reject the building, the shrine, the place of worship and submission and kneeling and conformity and priesthood and hierarchy. We reject the pyramid, reject civilization, and all its works. We embrace the unbridled passion within us all. We have come to a point in the current, life-hostile society that even the slightest show of passion is considered an aggressive act. No more! The great mysteries of mankind are clothed in armor and poison. Magick is dormant and has become a dirty, laughable word, one left for charlatans and spiteful rationalists. No more!

The very planet itself, our home, has become hostile to a point never even imagined in the most horrific nightmare in earlier ages, and we have made it so.

No more!

The Wild Man breaking out of his or her confines is ridiculed, is persecuted, is attacked and put low. Civilization, the worst tyranny of all time, doesn’t do its battle by fighting, but by corrupting, by poisoning, by strangling.

So Wild Man, don’t be corrupted, poisoned or strangled. Pull the rusty knife from your heart. Remove the stranglehold around your neck. That’s all it takes. You’re free, free to run with the wolves, to spread your wings with the eagles, with the Phoenix, the Shadow within us all.

Current society put us in restraints, in chains soft as smoke, invisible smoke so light that you hardly notice it at all. But you are kept from running with the wolves and from spreading your wings, and feel the blood boil in your veins. You become a machine, instead of the Human Being you are born to be.

So a few of us come together in the night, in the shadows, the ultimate rebels, fighting the ultimate battle, against an enemy most people cannot even see, only faintly sense where their heart used to be or could have been.

So this is the Wild Man church, mighty witches, angry beyond angry rebels, filled with joy, passion and night, standing in the Circle of Fire, toasting the bloody demise of mankind's ultimate folly.

There are countless paths to the forest, the wilderness, to the Life we once knew by heart.

Live, and thereby make others live as well.

As one live, so do we all.

You’re free. You can do what you will. Do it.

Do thy true will…

Welcome to the Wild Man church.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Imagine

John Lennon’s song Imagine has been removed from an end of the term show at the St. Leonard Primary school in Devon, England. Head teachers and governors decided it was anti-christian.

It pleases me, somewhat, that bad ol’ John remains controversial, twenty-five years after his death.

In my opinion everything and everyone should be anti-christian, really.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

A Land Given Them by God


First of all. The «jews», as they define themselves, as others also define them, unfortunately so, as an ethnically homogenous group (they’re not and that shouldn’t matter anyway), have reason to be paranoid, reason to be distrustful about the motives of the world.

The question is how long the rest of us should put up with it, should allow our collective, bad conscience let the isreali government get away with anything.

Any horrible act, any atrocity, at least in intention, if not yet in scope, easily comparable to what the nazis (and the world’s silence then) did to «them».

They favor the collective punishment method, like the nazis did. When their enemies send one rocket into Israel, they return a thousand, a reign of bombs and destruction. When one single soldier is killed (god forbid) they kill thousands of men, women and even children on the other «side». When a few soldiers are kidnapped, or rather taken prisoners of war, they start yet another war, yet another campaign of terror on occupied territories and neighboring countries. The Middle East has become their playground, their sandbox, where they can turn over everything repeatedly, where they can do practically anything with impunity, without anyone doing anything about it.

This isn’t a war. This is a one-sided, single-minded massacre of perceived enemies.

«The eggs turn to lice», a united states general has been quoted as saying during the genocide of the american natives, and this is obviously how the israeli government and the forces behind it view Palestinian children. They show that by their action almost daily. Even many conservative politicians, including the former norwegian prime minister Kåre Willoch, have grown to realize and advocate the obvious truth: that israel is the occupying force in Palestine. He visited the refugee camps Sabra and Shatila in Lebanon in the eighties, and saw for himself the results of israeli occupation and general policy.

So Palestine is occupied, as defined by international law, and as such, the Palestinian people have the right and even the duty to defend themselves and do everything in their power to fight the occupier, like any occupied land and people have done throughout recorded history. But it is an uneven struggle. It often is. But in this case the term «David and Goliath» is truer than it ever was. The way things are today any Palestinian resistance can never be any more than a gnat swatted by the israeli giant swatter. Only true international pressure can sway the fourth greatest military power on the planet. Only full and complete adherence to the countless (useless) UN resolutions is acceptable.

Israel must be threatened by both economic sanctions and military blockade. Though it would be more than sufficient if the united states, their major benefactor, would withhold their aid, both economic and political. Then the horrible military machine of the Apartheid state would crumble and fade, as it should. And: Israel is, even more so than other states, an artificial construct, and should never have existed in the first place.

Yet another Palestinian child mauled by israeli soldiers


So, this is anti-semitic, you say? This, telling it as it is, is persecution of the jews?

No, it’s an attack at the israeli government and state, and the forces behind it, which appalling actions have long since ceased having any legitimacy, one they never really had in the first place. And also on a way of thinking that should have been obsolete long ago, before it ever appeared.

It’s certainly anti-zionistic, in the sense that I question, I reject, like any sane person should do, the tenets of Zionism.

I will certainly be attacked for this, by the well-oiled propaganda machine of israel and friends, as everyone pointing out the obvious about these things, is.

«A land given them by God?» Please! Such insane rhetoric should never been allowed at all, and certainly not anymore. Do the «jews» have any legitimate claim on Palestine? Does any «ethnic group», on any land? Did their ancestors live in the land of Palestine thousands of years ago? Perhaps. Perhaps not. So what? European ancestors lived in Africa long ago. Does that give them the right to return there and act as the Master Race?

Come to think of it. Everyone’s ancestors have lived practically everywhere at one point or another…

You get the picture. You should.

I don’t like Hamas, the current Palestinian administration (or what’s left of it these days). In fact I dislike them with a vengeance, since I can’t stand religious zealots. But that (my opinion) is totally incidental in this particular manner, of course. And they come off as the very incarnation of reason compared to their isreali counterparts. When Hamas is evoking their right, under international law, to defend themselves and the people electing them from an occupying force, they are not doing anything extreme, really. It is laughable (chokingly laughable) when the international community condemns them for being aggressive, when they do nothing that not any oppressed population living under a terror regime has done and would have done during similar circumstances.

I used to laugh (a lot) about the claims about «the jews ruling the world» conspiracy theory. I still don’t believe it, but I’m not laughing anymore. For that, the jews (or their elected and military representatives) get away with way too much for comfort. The new israeli prime minister has shown himself to be no better than all his predecessors, Which isn’t strange, of course, since this isn’t a matter about persons, but about inclination, about preference, about Power, about yet more insanity incarnated.

Israel is the sole aggressor these days. They weren’t always, but are now. And they should be stopped. It has gone too far and gone on way too long. It should have ended yesterday.

There is a small (tiny), dwindling peace movement in israel, but they are as useless as all the nice words spoken by various international, seemingly well-meaning «mediators».

Eighty-six percent of the israelis, according to a survey in the newspaper Yediot Aharonot, support the new invasion of Lebanon. The german nazis never had that kind of popular support.




The two pictures of victims are from this page, where you'll also find a lot of alternative information compared to the onesided coverage most people today get.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

A Tailspin, Suicide Run

In short: civilization is destroying everything making life worth living. This one fact is or should be sufficient to reject the technocratic Kingdom and all its works. The rest is just redundant details, really.

Civilization is making us sick.

Civilization is killing us.

First it takes the spirit, the most valuable in a human being. It’s sucking our vitality out of us, leaving nothing but a dry, withered husk. Then, with its easy final touch, it takes the last breath, from walking dead people that can hardly be said to be living at all. It takes piece by piece of what makes us Human, until there is nothing left but a shell, a machine-like, codependent creature, a mindless tape recorder unable to do anything but dully repeat the words and action of others.

That there are still human beings that have survived with their intellect and passion and Self somewhat intact, is truly a testament to the human spirit, the unending fire within us all.


I’m a fairly healthy person. In fact it can be said that most of the trouble I’ve ever had in the health department stems from my unfortunately extensive contact with civilization. I can walk and run through the wilderness for hours, days, months and years without injury, but after a few days walking in cities, on its unnatural ground, I tend to develop problems, also, occasionally, the severe kind. Human feet are not made to walk and move on this harsh ground. Mine certainly aren’t.

I have a slight touch of Asthma. Something the medical doctors have informed me would have never bothered me at all, if not for the pollution. Others are far worse off.

I’ve been struggling a bit on yet another front because my father was exposed to chemicals, among them formaldehyde, before my conception. Yet another minor detail making up the picture of civilization.

There are literally thousands of others. In a thousand small and vast ways we are infected and twisted and remade. Civilization is a thoroughly alien environment to us, anathema to all life, from the air we breathe, to the very food we eat, and the places we live. There are those claiming this is the best kind of life for mankind. Others say it can be, if we improve it a bit, brushing a bit here and there, getting rid of a few of the thousands of horrors we experience today. They’re all wrong, of course. They have to be, by looking around them, and not smell the coffee. At least their ambitions, on behalf of humanity, isn’t very high. At best, they’re deluded, and even clueless. At worst they thrive on all the poison, injustice and inhumanity we suffer.

Life will never be «fair», never be any kind of paradise. But civilization, since its less arrogant beginnings, encourages all our bad sides, alienates us from our true home and from our very Self.

Civilization is a machine, and the Machine is the true Enemy.

On all levels of modern existence we are confronted with this horrible faceless entity of our own making.



NOTE: All civilization links lead to different pages. Enjoy.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Banned

«You, Donald James Woods, are declared a banned person, in terms of the internal security act. Henceforth, and for a period of five years, you are forbidden to associate with more than one person at the time or being in a room with more than one person at the time, except for the members of your immediate family. You are forbidden to write anything, whether privately or for publication. You are forbidden to enter any printing or publishing premises of any kind, and are restricted for that five years to the magisterial district of East London».

Clandestine government agents told Donald Woods, newspaper editor and freedom fighter in South Africa those words during the years of Apartheid. This counted among several other methods in the government’s attempt at stopping him and others from speaking out in the fight against a thoroughly unjust system, a weapon used against both black and white people. With Stephen Biko and countless others of all colors and creeds, they resorted to far harsher methods.

Today is the anniversary for the so-called 7/7 bombings in London last year, and there will be a lot of commemoration and solemn speeches praising the dead and scaring the living, about the threat «terror» poses to us all. Teflon Tony and his eager cohorts are these days introducing yet another set of new, oppressive laws very similar to those working in South Africa during Apartheid, laws already in place for military personnel like Malcolm Kendall-Smith and other government whistle blowers and objectors. These laws are what now are introduced for all people living in Great Britain. Anyone can be tagged, and placed under curfew, banned from public life. One can say one good thing about these new laws: They are not racist, in the sense that they can and will be used against everyone. They will be used mostly against perceived sinister muslims at first, but that isn’t truly what they’re for: As with so many new laws and measures introduced under the rule of Tony Blair the First, but also long before him, of course, they are meant to terrorize and control the entire population. That’s what they are really for, under the pretexts and innuendo.

The similarities and differences to South Africa under Apartheid are truly remarkable. There is a long sordid list of the similarities. But the differences are actually the worst part... since, in some crucial ways, the Great Britain appearing from the smokescreen these days, from the sweet words, false humanitarian speeches and veiled threats... is fast becoming far worse than South Africa ever was.

Once again, Great Britain is competing with the United States for the spot as the leading force in the war against Freedom all over the globe.

The anniversary for the assassination of Jean Charles de Menezes is also coming up soon. Crazed police officers filled him with bullets and claimed for days he was a «terrorist». Will there be a public memorial for him, for all the other victims the «War on Terror», and various brutal police forces have claimed through the years?