Before getting into the dense present and the heart-breaking and heart-stirring stories from the front lines (where are there not 'front lines'?), check out this vid sent by a friend, of a music mehfil filmed by Pakistan TV in 1974: (sorry, couldn't find a translation yet - famous Punjabi folk song with the immortal Reshman)
Readers might want to just leave it there and move on to the next blog, not because what follows is devoid of human beauty, but because its a mixed bag of the very good, bad, and ugly - like our lives today.
Being as we have this abiding interest in wildlife rehab, I've been following a story out of South Africa from the Koriega Reserve and the ranger/protectors there, dealing with a unique rehab situation. On March 2 there was an attack on the rhinos - three of them - where the animals were tranquilized (silent weapons) and an attempt to remove the horns with chain-saws while still alive. They succeeded with two, and they were discovered the following morning - and immediately the humans went into action. An incredibly valiant effort got underway, with world-wide co-operation and donations for veterinary specialists and labs. They have been under the constant care and monitoring of the best examples of homo sapiens available. Unfortunately one of the animals died after 24 days, but the other is still recovering and seemingly doing fairly well, as photos and a report today (3/31) attest.
|A traumatized but healing Thandi on 3/31/12|
The words of the rangers and rehabbers and caretakers are extremely moving, and what they are talking about is the spiritual challenge we all face, not just in terms of wildlife, but of all life, including the true humans still remaining.
Some of this story has been covered by negotiationisover.net, and originally was prefaced by the following quote by Dr. Steven Best (with which I can relate in terms of Gaian Ecosorcery and Kalika Warriorship): “IT IS TIME TO STEP UP THE BATTLE A QUANTUM LEAP. THIS IS THE TIME OF CRISIS, THE MOMENT OF DECISION, THE CROSSROADS OF DO-OR-DIE! FROM AFRICA TO BORNEO, FROM ROMANIA TO THE US, FROM CANADA TO CHINA. IF IT IS NOT OBVIOUS MURDERERS RULE THIS PLANET, ARE PROTECTED BY THE STATE, AND WILL TAKE EVERY LAST INDIVIDUAL OF EVERY LAST SPECIES UNLESS WE STOP THEM, WHEN WILL IT BE OBVIOUS? STEP IT UP, UP, AND UP 10 LEVELS HIGHER. THE GLOVES ARE OFF. FUCK THEIR RULES, INVENT YOUR OWN, AND FIGHT TO WIN!”
Follow the story on Kariega Reserve's Facebook page.
Another video sent by a friend provides yet another timely example of the ubiquitous duality, this one featuring our bedeviled wolf relations, for whom things could hardly get worse. The photo below has become a viral sensation around the web from Earth Island Journal and other sites, and features a dipshit moron wetiko sadist named Josh Bransford of Elk City, ID, Fire Management Officer, Red River Ranger District of Nez Perce National Forest, Idaho. The doctor prescribes suicide. If you want more detail, I suppose you could google him...
The question is how do we save these assholes' souls from their karmic fate - oh, wait, we can't, they don't have one.
UPDATE: Dave Linkhart, spokesman for the National Trappers Association, said there's nothing wrong with a trapper posing with his catch before killing the animal. "People make the problem of attributing human feelings and emotions to these animals." Linkhart claimed trapped animals don't suffer, so taking the time to shoot a photograph does not cross ethical boundaries. "If you look at the trap -- across the pad of the foot like that -- if you were to release the animal it would walk away like nothing happened," Linkhart said.
Note: the AR folks who exposed this story and photos have received death threats and reported them to 'authorities'. Good luck with that. My own reporting of same resulted in NOTHING.
Anyway, here's the video of an energy healing session at Earth Fire Institute, nice:
Why do rhinos and wolves matter? If you have to ask, please go somewhere else, thanks.
I'm going to be honest here and say that I'm truly bored shitless with the masturbatory religious and philosophical discussions on the nature of human and animal souls, god, jesus, satan, krishna, holy books, yahweh, allah, saviors, avatars, the calvary & the aliens coming over the hill, and all of it related to some 'other' out there about to show up and straighten this mess out. As I've said often enough, none of the above characters exist in past, present, or future, and monotheism is the greatest curse and hoax ever perpetrated on humanity. Judaism/OT is all a lie and so is jesus/NT and the islam that appeared as a third rail for this train-ride to hell. We're living in a totally insane matrix created from an ancient competition between insanely deluded one-god-ers and roman materialist opportunists. To me,ALL religionists are 'fundies' and abetting all the other isms that play into the divide-and-conquer game (hell, I may as well throw in the buddha here too). Read Caesar's Messiah for fuck's sake. Or look at jesusneverexisted.com for a quick run-down on the real situation. You are perfectly allowed to think I don't have a spiritual life, or that I'm intolerant, please, go right ahead. But please tell me why I should take seriously or tolerate insistent pronouncements by anyone who claims to have a 'personal relationship' with any 'historical' personage that was invented by evil wetikos. And try to convince me that 'healings' and 'energies present' in places of worship are proof of the reality of the made-up fables. Can we consider the sacred Mother Earth ley-line energies entombed beneath the stone walls? Isn't it about time we recognize the vastness within all of our animal beingnesses, our true Self interpenetrated with the entire universe, our 'junk' DNA, all our relations, and so on? I'm too old to pander to liars, for friendship, fame, popularity, or fortune, or because their 'heart's in the right place'. This ignorance and self-delusion has brought all we love to the brink of extinction. And its the essence of our Neptunian-Chironic crisis of toxic belief systems which we're in the middle of and seeing atrocious daily examples.
Bob Dylan said, "if my thought-dreams could be seen, they'd probably put my head in a guillotine".
And Bob Marley said, "it seems like, total destruction, the only solution".
That's what I mean by having nothing to add on any level, so ignore it and carry on.
Was it Jimi that said, "manic depression's captured my soul"?
Here's Neptune-Chiron at its best, the melt-down of a toreador who became an animal-rights advocate: