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Dedicated to you.
& cracked open the levees of an epidemic
we have been fearing
the sickness made Kings perish into the nothingness that is past.
as we carry their bodies
in body bags
strapped with the heat of a thousand suns
see we don’t want the sickness
cuhs these pigs are far more deadly than any swine
holding my breath each time I stroll across police stations
cover my ears
at the sudden sound
see their songs
suckle on society like the stained lips
of rape children to their wavering mothers breast
we nurture them despite the fact that we see a shadow of our attackers face in theirs
as if the cure is unattainable
we continue to take and take
allow these nothing more than common people to bear the flesh of the gods on their simple bones
packing heartbeats in their clips
see this isn’t on no overreacting liberal kid spitting left politics bullshit
this is us giving a Grant
to the policeman who had Oscar
execution style on his knees.
you tube videos blaze from my monitor
making corpses resurrect from shallow graves
see Oscar Grant relives his death with each viewing,
as i watched his back crack as if Gaza was in its arch
& all I could remember was a photograph
i came across for the first time in high school
of a Vietnamese man crouched on his knees like a beaten dragon surrendering to mortals
It took all the way until my senior year in high school for me to learn about Hiroshima and Nagasaki
& that they are not just one of the easier genocides to talk about.
For 12 grades of my education each year the only massacre we were ever in depthly introduced to was the holocaust
Because in WW2 the U.S. fought against Germany and Japan
& in order to show the sinister ways of our adversaries
we brought one massacre to the light
& went on to crumble the disintegration of Japanese citizens into the dust we have swept under our patriotic rugs
not realizing that the U.S.A & Germany were only looking at a distorted reflection of each other
We continue to teach our children
To be U.S. Citizens before they are human beings.
Only mourn your people and their allies but disregard the flesh that lies on an enemies bones, see these borders are brainwashing
But the 2nd time I saw this photograph it broke me out of the trance
Because the artist Bansky’s spray can had revolutionized it
the same man still as a beaten dragon
but no pistol to skull
instead a bouquet of graffiti encrusted roses emerging from
his assassin’s hand
a portrait worthy of bringing new life from ash
recreated insanity into humanity
& I have strived to do the same for Oscar Grant with this very poem
Because we are the artists of the movement,
are trying so hard to bring lost souls back to life,
trying so hard to reshape history
With our paint stained fingertips
But I have learnt to start working on right now
& so I will use these graff battered roses
& place them on the grave of the rape fetus
our society finally decided to abort
because we are DONE, nurturing the genes of our oppressors
will mold together each struggle I have come to know
Find Palestine in every foreign
Counterpart working class back bent 9 to 5 barefooted barely making ends meet
See this is the only way peace can prevail
When the good do something
To stop evil.
From Oscar Grant to Hara Tamiki
THERE IS NO SHORTER WAY HOME.
& Once we realize are pain is universal that is when we can bring the orbit of divinity back to our world
So our globe no longer has to rest on an axis of evil.
Let the voice of our deceased demi-gods rumble through our vocal chords
MY NAME IS OSCAR GRANT, DON’T SHOOT
MY NAME IS HARA TAMIKI , LET ME DIE
MY NAME IS MARTIN LUTHER, IMMORTALIZE MY KINGDOM
MY NAME IS CHE GUEVARA, PATRIA OMUERTE
MY NAME IS ANNE FRANK, LIVE THROUGH MY WORDS
MY NAME IS EDWARD SAIID, TAKE ME HOME
MY LAST NAME IS RAMADAN
& I am starving for your humanity.
-- Hadeel Ramadan, San Francisco, California
very very interesting. thanks. reminded me a bit of j. lennon's imagine. if one's nation's strategy is to win hearts and minds and actually prevail through democratic elections (!), ramadan's and lennon's perspectives are far more geostrategically practical than those of the chickenhawks.
Count me among your geostrategically impractical chickenhawks then.
Stopping and boarding boats in international waters, has yielded lots and lots of smuggled weapons... Hell yeah, board and search. Better yet, warn and torpedo.
Remember the Karine-A!Remember the MV Francop!
Remember the USS Liberty:
Remember Jason Pollard and Ben-ami Kadish, who spied for Israel and stole critical American military and government secrets.
With friends like that, who needs a hole in their head?
I am Chumbawamba.
You do realize that the USS Liberty radio recordings have been released now, right? The issue has been put to rest (it even says so in the Wikipedia entry), but jackasses like you keep the propaganda machine rolling. Will you be trotting out the "protocols" in your next post?
You're a mouth breather Chumba.
And you're a traitorous whore.
What will the radio recordings prove or disprove that isn't already known? We've seen enough of Israel's treachery to know the truth.
Do you also defend melanoma and other cancers with such zeal?
Ah yes, the Jooooos are cancers, right?
They're rats too, right?
They're Eternal, even.
Man, I didnt know being a Jew I could live forever.
Thanks for the heads up, never learned that in Hebrew school.
Are you not a religious Jew? I think that is what confuses us goy. Jew status is religious, yet Jews seems to use it as both religious and ethnic, so one could be an Atheist Jew, which doesn't really make sense to Christians. Care to elaborate? Maybe you could help clear up my confusion.
i can't stand israel. and i loathe zionists. once upon a time, i sympathized with israel. until i educated myself and saw through bias of both sides the whole story from the Balfour declaration to the occupation of palestine and now the world's largest, most modern concentration camp. while i do not condone iran's actions like these, i can understand how everyone in the region has come to despise israel, with her constantly expanding her borders, patrolling these borders, harassing innocent people, and taking prisoners to secret dungeons. i believe that israel is terrosist state #1, they don't declare their nukes, and are in violation of more UN resolutions than all other countries combined. it amazes me to see apologists strutting around acting like their behavior is justified. just my 2¢
and, again, it's not just israel's bad behavior. it's the utterly one-sided, deeply, deeply impractical stance the u.s. and its absurd "objective" msm have taken for over sixty years, not to mention the billions and billions in treasure spent and destroyed by the u.s. and the thousands and thousands of lives lost and taken by the u.s. in the vain quest to force the muslim world to take israel's punishment without complaint.
one must count iraq, a vanity war started by zionists (not for oil), and for that matter 9-11 and afghanistan. all should be laid at israel's feet and those of its likudnik/settler supporters in the u.s. when does it stop and a new paradigm get tried? because this one certainly isn't working and the u.s. is running out of money. motive was exhausted after the yom kippur war and the oil embargo if not the suez incident in 1956. oh that truman had heeded general marshall.
It ends when you spread the word of Israel's evil to friends and relatives and educate them about how they are lied to on a constant basis, and how Israeli propaganda is free to inhabit our airwaves so that we are fed a constant stream of bullshit and kept stupid so that Israel can go on committing its crimes with impunity while we (Americans) suffer the consequences.
Very well said. Courageous as usual.
Ok, Billy Bob.
Enough with this shit !
Do you guys wanna know what I think is going to happen, big picture? Germany is going to release its collective guilt and start acting like an independent nation again. Those rumblings have already started. We can see them. The rest of the world will shout "Holocaust! Holocaust!" and try to shame Germany back into submission. It won't work.
Something similar is happening in the U.S. Genuine small-government fiscal conservatives are shaking off their collective guilt, which had been inculcated by generations of public school indoctrination. The reaction of the propaganda machine, called "mass media", has been predictable: "Racists! Racists!".
We here at ZH know that the real financial crisis hasn't even started yet. As it unfolds, people will be forced to choose either making decisions based on facts or being controlled by shame, whether real or externally induced. Critical self-evaluation is one thing. Being controlled by talking heads, pundits and others' supposed "opinions" is another.
Popo's comparison of the napalm attack on the USS Liberty to the Protocols of Zion is stunning.
Neither of these need further discussion.
Popo says so.
Apologies, stealing the top of the thread here, but you all must find this interesting.
Veeeery veeeery interesting.
This is how it comes, stealthily.
Something wicked this way come.
Hush baby, it's for our good.
Really, they told me so.
I Have seen a UAV overhead, late summer last year.
Perhaps in relation to Camp David or the Underground Pentagon, or perhaps they are tested/outfitted at HGR airport (interesting work done there on surveillance aircraft I understand).
I did search for its profile so I could identify the manufacturer/type, but wasn't able to, but I well remember that profile. If someone has a link to UAV profiles/silhouettes, please post.
Kyrgyz Crisis Tops Russian Headlines for Days; Rest of World Couldn't Care Less.......http://russianscoop.blogspot.com/2010/06/kyrgyz-crisis-tops-russian-headlines.html
I really don't see anything to worry about. What's the worst that could happen?
Well, for one, it could interrupt World Cup play.
One thing we know for sure that will not be interrupted is the boyaahtastic hand over fist pumpedy doodah rally coming all week unless of course a nuke is fired. If a nuke is fired the indexes may close down 1% with a nice bounce back better than expected rally on the news that this was in fact the ONLY nuke fired for the week.
Two minutes to midnight? This will be interesting. What are the odds of a fight breaking out?
As my wise friend once told me: "Everything has a beginning, a middle, and an END!"
You're friends with Aristotle?
I am too. Though he hasn't updated his facebook page in ages.
If Aristotle were alive, today, he'd probably be a Twitter guy. Stuff like "Everything in Moderation" works well in that format.
Best joke all day...Hats off...
Not sure if it was title of a book or an article, but it sure as heck rings true now. Not a doomer (eternal optimist actually) but it does definitely feel like:
The terminal madness of the end times.
Not even end times in Judeo Christian or a yuga ending way.
Just a pathetic kabuki of machinations within machinations, surprise within subterfuge. A game being played out before our eyes for which we have no playbook, no rule-book, no cast list, no actor history (that we can believe at any rate).
Just escalation, slight de-escalation, repeat.
As more and more people realize that they are really frogs in the pot and the water is hot, hot, hotter every day, it seems like give-up time.
Don't give up! No one up there!
All the answers, first to the unit-ary, then to the collective reside in.
For a peek within, for the philo-sciento-spirito-gnostically inclined, please visit:
The community of life wants to be awake, if only mother cultures siren song wasn't soooooooooo soothing.
Why on a money blog? Because it's all of a piece. All of it.
And I suspect (know) there are plenty of monetary philosophers on this site.
I'll bite. I didn't read your blog. I agree with you that things are going to be chaotic for a while and that some shit will fall apart. Many will attribute it to the end times and they will be disappointed. Some of the crazier will find creative ways to off themselves, for them it will be end times. Sorry, no Gnosis either. It is the lot of the masses to remain sleeping and engaged in the game, that is the way the game is played. We can't all be Buddhas.
Well, this certainly takes the pressure off the nuclear guys. But I'm not worried. I'm confident Obama and Hillary are on top of it. The New York Times told me so.
This is a friendly gesture nothing more
These preludes are part of the excuse of war when the house of cards collapses.
Load up on gold. When the first salvo has left its source, it will be too late to enter the gold market. Get physical now, even at the current price.
Doomsday Scenario...The Middle East June 2010. Tensions simmer. Khameini orders Iranian navy to escort next “aid” armada to Gaza shores. Egypt allows access for the ships through the Suez Canal. The hotlines ring all night. Bibi states that the Iranian ships will not be allowed to enter the Mediterranean. US carrier group in Gulf. Ahmedinejad makes belligerent speech. Arab street galvanised. The evil zionists will be vanquished. Israel on total war footing. First Iranian ship into Mediterranean fires on a British Navy vessel. Many killed. NATO responds. Turkey withdraws from alliance and supports Arab nations. WWIII breaks out. South Africa World Cup cancelled. Casualties climb. Diplomats sidelined. Small battlefield tactical nukes are used to try and stop the horde of Iranian soldiers streaming across the Iraq border. Much of the region is destroyed. Millions die.
Messianic Scenario...All the various leaders see reason and decide to turn to the negotiating table. They realise G-d has created a divine stalemate on the geo-political chessboard. High level trust building meetings take place in Jerusalem. The Holy City assumes its correct place as a centre of unfolding potential. It attracts and reflects light and goodness. Moral of this Story (MOTS) – The minds of the leaders and the people are the place where all things start. Beware of self-fulfilling prophecies ! If there is a war there will be no real winners. Humanity must get over the idea of military triumphalism. The win/lose paradigm will become redundant. The universe is stable, ordered, benevolent and expansive. A certain command and control structure must prevail however. Isaiah’s prophecy of swords and plowshares unfolds over time. World Peace 2050 anyone...
Don't forget the second law of thermodynamics gets repealed in scenario 2.
And that's the best law!!!
It would break Boltzman's Demon's heart to disappoint Lord Kelvin like that.
if you can see the entire universe (nice perspective). your motto makes me wonder if you actually have the time. a system (say a planet) could decrease its own entropy and not violate the law. goodness knows an area the size of palestine could, especially in the metaphorical sense you employ. nihilism is too easy an out. especially from one with such a (nearly always impenetrable to stupid me) quantitative trading bent.
It only applies to a closed system. In an open system, the energy just gets traded around. The irony with our current situation is that we are burning ourselves up with too much energy, not starving from lack of it.
Doomsday Scenario.....South Africa World Cup cancelled.
Oh dear God! That couldn't happen. Not....that.
Yes it will be a tragedy if the dulcet ones of the vuvuzela will no longer be heard echoing over the veldt.
Likely Scenario: Israeli soldiers board Iranian boats via helicopters. Gum-chewing Iranians threaten to tangle the commandos' locks with grape bubbalicious. Israeli soldiers claim they had no choice but to defend themselves, with napalm. Hundreds of brown people die (here, there and everywhere,daily). The world cries out in outrage, for ten minutes. Luckily Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper has told everyone to calm down and wait for Israeli officials to conduct a thorough investigation. Israel (surprise!) finds its soldiers had no option but to use 'sticky fire' on the Iranians, because while bubbalicious is designed not to adhere to your skin, it's extremely difficult to remove from long hair, and beards; entirely a 'tit-for-tat' affair. Following Israel's self-exoneration, in a show of support US unmanned drones take out scores of innocent Brown people who happen to be sleeping in the same building as the one that had the audacity to say, "Boo!" Millions die of starvation and it doesn't get reported anywhere because they are all Brown. The US, France, and whoever else complains about pirates continue to dump all of their most egregiously toxic wastes into the ocean just off the coast of Somalia. Britain gets miffed with the US for denigrating BP, and refuses to export any more...uh...bad teeth across the Atlantic. IE Business as usual ensues.
"Hundreds of brown people die (here, there and everywhere,daily). "
Iranians are whiter than you are probably imagining. And napalm turns people of all races black. Just clue'in, here and there, where I can be helpful.
What matters is how they are perceived. In the US, they are considered brown. This is what matters.
Thanks Anon, when it comes to explaining the bleeding obvious to the obtuse you clearly have much more patience than I do.
TBT: Check out the word 'parody', it might help to clarify things for you.
Western Arabs and persians are not considered "brown", they are caucasoids.
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