Thursday, August 30, 2012

Wikileaks (II)


  To state the obvious, or what should be obvious: This isn’t only about Julian Assange, Bradley Manning and Wikileaks. It’s about all of us being victims of a beyond oppressive Machine, increasingly subjugating every single individual and strain of freedom on Earth. When the dog on a leash, United Kingdom and its master, the United States and the forces behind them both go after Julian Assange with a zeal beyond sanity, it’s merely one more step in their ongoing attempt at enslaving us all.
  This is no bull, no exaggeration, but an ever more evident fact of life in the twenty-first century.
  The case has, among many things yet again exposed the alliance between the liberals and the conservatives. This is nothing new. Warmongering liberals have always eagerly aligned themselves with the tyranny of the world.
  Many closed caskets have been ripped open recently and it’s a pleasure to behold.
  The established media as the establishment’s loyal dog is once more exposed and illustrated in full.
  I wasn’t sure, not hundred percent about Assange earlier, but now it should be clear to everybody that he was railroaded, was set up in Sweden so the United States could get their hands on him. The totally overblown reaction from the British government makes that more than clear. It does indeed make it obvious. The hypocrisy of the western democracies, of NATO and the forces behind them stand revealed for all the world to see. I don’t agree with his libertarian political view at all, but that is totally beside the point at this stage.
  One man, just a few people, such a tiny group and they make the world’s only hyperpower go totally bananas. It’s quite revealing. More than anything it reveals the mindset those in charge have, how they see any opposition to their rule.
  What is happening to Assange, Manning and several others in this case is an «excellent» reenactment of The Trial by Franz Kafka. The point with that story is that it is the process that is the punishment, not merely the final judgment.
  One man and a tiny group of men have managed to achieve a preliminary stalemate with the forces ruling the world. It is amazing and feels strangely encouraging actually. It isn’t exactly pleasant for Assange and certainly not for Manning and others already confined in hidden places. But if such a tiny group can do so much, what can all the rest of us do, alone and together?
  The threat to Assange persists, even if he should reach Ecuador. Organizations like CIA have a long history of kidnapping people and imprison them in dark holes around the world. We must all keep up the support and vigilance.
  And let’s not forget: many other victims of government harassment, intimidation, kidnapping and imprisonment don’t even have Assange’s advantage of fame and public scrutiny of their case. We should step up our vigilance a thousand-fold and make sure that those in charge lose their power forever.
  And Wikileaks should release all their documents, unconditionally.
  I don’t care if it hurts the US «war effort» or the United States in general. In fact I would be pleased if it did. Why shouldn’t we all do our best to hurt one of the most aggressive empires in history?

Monday, August 27, 2012

The Wolf

  «To celebrate wilderness was to celebrate the wolf; to want an end to wilderness and all it stood for was to want the wolf's head».

  Barry Lopez - Of Wolves and Men

Friday, August 24, 2012

Opener


  To state the obvious, or what should be obvious: Mainstream books, like mainstream anything are brainwashing you, putting you to sleep. Every line and between-line is confirming the establishment’s imposition on your impressionable mind. What you are basically reading when you purchase a book from established publishers is a sanitization of truth, a beyond narrow view of the world and mankind, reinforcing thoughts already put in your head a thousand times during your childhood and adolescence.
  My books or my anything don’t. It’s opening the mind to new possibilities, both frightening and exhilarating, frightening because they speak in a frank and direct and open manner about the horrors of the world, exhilarating because they speak the language of fire and shadow and unbound freedom.
  Some parts slam the doors of perception wide open, others do it in more subtle ways. While most books shimmer with loyalty to authority and tyranny mine are seething with rebellion and a mindset critical of any oppression and imposed reality. Those enjoying the books will enjoy them at least twice as much because of their depths, the deeper layers and subtext. I have always focused on the story and will keep doing that, but I always knew my passionate desire for true freedom and variety and equality and justice would show. I just didn’t know or realize to what fabulous extent. It’s an added pleasure every time I reread them.
  I love how practically every line or paragraph encourages subversive thought, how the story is filled with both philosophical debate and undiluted description of reality. When I started out long ago I set out to make my work different, radically different, in both form and content and not the least focus. I know, just by reading a given, random paragraph that I have succeeded as a writer and artist and human being, and it feels great beyond words.
  Yes, I know, no artist can ever be objective about his or her work, but screw that. This feels right, for me, beyond conviction and certainty. The stories have turned out to be exactly that force of savagery and Life I imagined and wanted them to become. I love what I do and know that I will always do it, for as long as I breathe and Live.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The dead children of the graveyard Earth


  I was tortured during my childhood. That torture exists within my core consciousness, always and forever. It is a defining experience.
  It wasn't overt, at least not in a way we understand as overt today, wasn't physical. People didn't spank me or stick an electric prod at my skin or anything like that.
  My parents weren’t bad, weren’t bad at all, but they were a product of their time and society, and didn’t truly understand why I disliked, dislike it so much.
  The torture was, is that of the mind, what every child in the present day society grows up with. We are all being tortured, practically from the cradle, forced to become something robot-like, inhuman.
  Religion oppresses us and so do its echoes. Even in the so called humanist groups there is the festering presence of religion.
  Science is aiding in the process of stifling true inquiry, is hardly more than one more part of the big wheel aiding the big Machine strangling us all.
  Every child growing up today is forced into a more or less joyless and trite existence contrary to their true instincts and yearnings. That’s how current human society is organized. Life, fire and the human being are held in check by a thousand strains of a web slowly becoming chains, and the noose is tightening. For each new generation the methods of subjugation, of behavior control become more effective. Most adults, teenagers and even young children stumble around in a daze, an unending haze of stupor and imposed limitations. We all become, to a certain degree a part of the giant echo chamber. Only a few manage, in spite of the prevalent tyranny to liberate themselves from their upbringing and not in any numbers even remotely sufficient to make any difference.
  Humanity is, in effect committing collective suicide, both mentally and physically.
  There is an urgent, immediate need for dramatic changes. We have no more time to loose.
  Are we even human anymore or merely pretenders to that ancient badge of honor?