Monday, November 24, 2014

UPDATE - Courage

from a Facebook post by Animal Welfare Network Nepal (AWNN) - 
The organizers said this would be the “biggest and most spectacular” Gadhimai Festival ever. They projected there would be 500,000 animals sacrificed. So confident of numbers, they sold in advance the carcasses of 10,000 buffalo to a meat contractor for US$160,000. This contractor has now backed out after counting only 3,266 buffalo carcasses, with an estimated 15,000 goats and 5-10,000 pigeons. The carcasses are being left to rot in the ground, whilst the organizers are facing a huge financial loss.
This is the first Gadhimai Festival since our Stop Animal Sacrifice campaign began, and already we have reduced animal sacrifices by at least 70%. For five years we have been conducting mass sensitization in all 99 villages of Bara district, and we have reached every single adult in the five villages surrounding the festival area. Together with our friends from Humane Society International, we have moved the Supreme Courts in Nepal and India, and we worked so hard on the ground to save as many animals as possible, despite much adversity and great personal risk (due to the political and corruptive forces behind Gadhimai). We mobilized hundreds of volunteers, confiscated thousands of animals, and convinced countless pilgrims not to sacrifice their animals. At the last, we held an all night protest within the heart of the temple itself and convinced the butchers to release over 300 buffalo.
The whole event has been a disaster for the organizers and has exposed the total incompetence of the Nepalese authorities. 
- Manoj Gautam, President AWNN also Planet Earth, November, 2014
 Many pray it is the last time ever. May it be so.
Next weekend - the most massive religious animal sacrifice on the planet.
It happens every 5 years.
It is an alcohol-fueled demonic hell-realm.
A million people will show up.

India outlawed animal sacrifice, and is manning the border, but it is still planned to go forward despite last 5 years of activists' efforts and petitions to Nepal govt.

Below is kickstarter page for one courageous young man, wildlife activist, whom a film-maker is attempting to document.
I will not post more links.
If interested, you can search "Gadhimai festival", but be very aware of horrifically disturbing images from the search.

For the 4 min. film :

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Some Human-oriented Reality-Checks Would Be Helpful

I'm listening to the Indigenous Wisdom Summit and one elder is speaking about the danger of listening to false information that claims to be true. We need to talk about that, but first....back after a brief endorsement:

Last weekend we discovered our new favorite eatery in the world (though we can only seldom afford to eat out). Jambo Cafe. African and Caribbean cuisine. Irie, magical, dreadie chef- and wait-staff. Reggae music and indigenous art enhanced atmosphere. Stunning, local photographer's archival photos of Ras Bob lining one wall that brought us to tears. Part of every dollar spent supports schools and communities in Kenya. And of course, every dish indescribable and ecstasy-invoking. We fall in love once again. [disclosure: not strictly I-tal] Sorry, but it's only in Santa Fe...damn.

So, one Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq, elder from Greenland, was speaking of "the melting of the big ice", how he lives near glaciers which were 5 miles thick and now are 2, how for the first time in thousands of years there are TREES - 15 ft. tall, how his people are walking on EARTH in many areas for the first time in tribal memory. 
You see, this is information sourced from a true human with no agenda. Does this have anything to do with Al Gore? See, maybe I'm gonna come up with my own "litmus test". What's up with these fucking web-writers and bloggers who are so rabidly insistent with their denial and obfuscation and agenda-driven narcissistic need to be 'authorities' and obsessed with arrogantly flaming anyone who questions or disagrees with their pronouncements? "No, no, no, goddamnit, it's gotta be global cooling", there can't be any warming!!!" Sheesh! Get a clue. Do any of them give a shit that they are playing stupidly right into the corporate-matrix mind-fuckery, and the wetikos are laughing all the way to the bank? It's called complexity, what else is new? 
SotT's big into this shit, as well as "no human involvement" (and absolutely no such thing as geoengineering - so shut the fuck up, you nutty conspiracy theorists!). Oh, please! But so are many others, those claiming 'propaganda-free', but they will be named here too.

Swallowing that shrill shit about open borders and hordes of alien terrists? 
Have a look at the new film featuring Ed Harris and Michael Peña - Frontera. Simply a well-done human story that cuts through a good portion of the BS. Yeah, it's what many of us have always known, but...for the confused, or anyone appreciating natural human reality as well as the complexity of the situation, it's a great film. 

There's another thing that has bothered me for several years. There was some bad publicity regarding PETA a while back which blew up into a big "news item(s)", especially on the so-called alternative media, and was duly repeated and commented-on ad nauseam by the usual suspects. It had to do with "PETA kills animals". The usual suspects include SotT, Rense, Truthseeker, Huffpo, Visible's blogs, and many others who like to jump on opportunities to spew cool-sounding cynicism to bolster their impressive credentials of how they are our best source of information on the all-pervasive, wall-to-wall corruption everywhere all the time. 
Well, sorry to burst the hate-PETA bubble, but the whole story was a bullshit, cherry-picked distortion of the facts, promoted by a wetiko-corporate-funded, astro-turf, ag-gag-law-promoting scam called "Center for Consumer Freedom", and another demented wacko named Nathan Winograd who obsesses over his idea that no-kill shelters are the only answer to animal overpopulation, and who put up "peta-kills-animals-dot-com" and similar facebook pages.
Another example of a complex situation. But don't just take my word for it. You can read the whole detailed story HERE. The way humans are capable of self-compromising is truly fascinating, both those who live the lies and those who repeat the lies.

Ingrid Newkirk, director of PETA has spoken about "killing", when she started out in a municipal animal shelter. She made it her business to personally euthanize daily before the rest of the staff came in, because they were so incompetent, cruel, and unfeeling. 
Funny, that's exactly what I had to do for 3 years in what was truly a 3rd-world shelter in this small city. She said she had to kill a thousand animals. I didn't exactly do the injections (a compassionate vet was there for that), but I personally held each one of 2000 animals as they were humanely euthanized. Anyone who's worked at a shelter know what that's all about. I spoke to them, sang to them, stroked them, cuddled them, thanked them, praised them, and prayed for them all; and wept for each and every one of them. My associate and I did cut the euthanasia numbers by half in that period, doubling the adoptions.
So, if you want to know the authentic human-reality version of events, and not the sensationalizing bullshit hate-mongering version, read the above tale.

One more thing on the "human level": if anyone's unsure or confused about transhumanism or 'the singularity', you might check the following essay - 
Transhumanism: the Anti-Human Agenda
[I have read Dowbenko's stuff for years and find him trustworthy.] 
I only bring it up because there are bloggers who promote themselves as "human", but seem to buy into various aspects of this trend. (They also talk up the militarist and exceptionalism crap, so...just...beware.)

On a completely different track, I have to say, I love this guy's complexity. I just found the blog. It's maybe the best sacred geometry site I've seen. This is a subject close to me for last 40 years, since I first discovered Indian temple architecture, and soon after, John Michell and Keith Critchlow. Here's a link to one posting, but there's much to explore (and, wow, no 'authoritative' ANSWERS, just brave curiosity with disciplined research): Secrets in Plain Sight.

This is kind of strange and wonderful, a human/animal story, enjoy.
UPDATE: Fabulous vid from the Senate! -
“Grandfather look at me, I am standing here struggling, I am defending grandmother earth and I am chasing peace."

Friday, November 7, 2014

The Herds of Elephants in the Virtual Room

I guess I feel a rant coming on today. If you're not in the mood, maybe scroll to the bottom, where I'll try to put up some cute photos, and leave the rest for another day. 

In both a local sense as well as world-wide, I see amazing, positive, conscious cultural creativity arising and appearing unexpectedly every day, and true humans exhibiting extraordinary response-ability in this time of mass spiritual degradation....but, Is anyone else thoroughly disgusted with the 'landscape' of the blog/alternative media world at this point in the Age of Purposeful Insane Misdirection? Is this just an absolute taboo subject, something continuously un-noted because it's "not cool to do something that creates divisiveness" among "our side", who simply want to 'spread truth, disempower the psychopaths, make the world a better place, save the earth, and bring about a return to sanity'? Ok, I'm talking about the biggies here, the "popular", the million-visitors-attracting blog-sites that dominate the coverage of news and trends on the alternative end of the web (as well as the thousand-visitors sites that aspire to, and worship, the biggies, and regurgitate said sites' misdirections and propaganda). Do I have to name names? What would you do if I spoke 'out of line'...."would you stand up and walk out on me"?  I see the overwhelming majority being agencies of narcissistic, historically-challenged, life-experience-challenged, non-earth-connected megalomaniacal individuals. Much expression of humility, but transparently not authentic. Much touting of their 'awakened state', even though admittedly of "recent occurrence". Disseminating of 'spiritual advice', but sourced in book-learning, not life-relationship disciplined hard practice. Personal social history of limited associations within exclusive, group-mind cult milieus (religion/business/military/commercial arts/academia/MSmedia/science/pharma-med/etc. Whatever, there's the ever-present dumb-ass amerikan "rock-star" mentality running through it all. 

You say, well, I don't have to go looking at some shit if it annoys me. Problem is, it's all that we have as 'alternatives' to the bullshit Matrix media. Tee-vee and radio went totally in the toilet long ago (except for some tiny pockets and web-radio here and there). What we have is inundation with ancient reactionary mind-numbing fear-mongering, scapegoating, tavistock/intel-sourced misdirection, erasure of the true stories of events experienced by real people in real time, monotonous references to exceptionalism, all-out efforts at demonizing the actual diversity of human and non-human culture in our world, and other time-honored traditions of insane political verbal diarrhea: all those trainloads of foreign children streaming through "our" porous borders with their diseases; amazon feminists and queers ravaging our social fabric with their 'agendas'; hypocritical environmentalists and drugged-out hippies and their marijuana destroying our 'way of life' and prosperity; Islam- the religion of violence; the war on christianity; white genocide; the scourge of race-mixing; all-bad-jews-all-the-time; Hitler and the third reich were cool - 'scientifically' and 'spiritually' advanced*; all our iconic historical revolutionaries were violent psychopathic murderers; vegetarianism is killing everyone and bacon cures cancer; 'commie' Obama's drones/Obama's this/Obama's that; the cool wise military/intel vet dudes (*hi, VT and JackHeart!) who know what's what and will save us (some day in the future); young black thugs who deserve to get shot; [addendum: chemtrails only exist in nut-cases' minds; humans have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with climate change -Gore's delusion], on and on and on and on....I think I gotta go puke, and that's just the short list. 

Alright, I don't give a shit if anyone wants to pollute their mind with misdirecting, confusing, half-assed social, political, or spiritual word-smithing that sounds brilliantly intelligent and  authoritative. Knock yourself out. Talk to me in 10 years, after you've realized you've been taken for a ride down a bad road to nowhere. And you find these 'heroes' of the intertubes are no more real than tee-vee and screen characters. Or better yet, make an effort and go actually meet these 'heroes' and observe their demeanor, inflection, body language, eye movements, interaction with other normal human beings. And let me know how that works out for you.

Sometimes some real history squeaks through in film, for instance, like Cesar Chavez, easily accessible through any of the usual outlets. And pay attention to the embedded old news clips of Ronnie Raygun's comments on the events over which he presided. Other featured politicians' and officials' words, too, will clear up any confusion one might have regarding the veracity of the exact same misdirection and bullshit being propagated today on alt and mainstream media 24/7. 
Raygun, btw, is the hero, "last legit president", to the VT crowd; but now they've 'awakened' to become supporters of Obama and Hillary. [You've come a long way! Praise Jeezus!]  
[As Chris Hedges calls it, "the sickness of hypermasculinity which lies at the heart of military and fascist 'culture'..."  (I don't know if "heart" is the correct chakra here.)]

Another film, of course, to bring one up to speed as to the historical reality of past and current conditions is Kill The Messenger, just released. From all accounts, also a must-see.

I get so mixed up, damn, don't know if we got a fat ball-head full-blown fascist police state, or is there just too many colored youth thugs runnin' aroun'? Too complicated, and there's a new game app out I need to download.  
Maybe you missed this little historical perspective essay on the Ferguson scene: 
The Making of Ferguson. More reality, actual history, exposing the ugliness of the ubiquitous ongoing racist misdirection. (or maybe you should just dismiss it - the author has a jewish sounding name...)

Wanna go back a little further? How about Watergate? Bet you didn't know a lot of the stuff spelled out in this little piece: 
Watergate Unstoppered.
If you don't understand that ALL propaganda, everywhere, is vetted and flows through the INTEL complex, and always has, you need to dig a little deeper, as the above researcher has.

About that ISIS crisis thingy (and amerika's "friends") - summed up in one sentence:
"There are no moderates; there never were any moderates."
We should all know by now that's how shit rolls. Excuse me, I meant the empire, same thing.

You see, actually I am an amerika-hater. 
Proud, card-carrying, and all that...and goes without saying, an israhell hater too. 
Neither entity has any "right to exist". Not that most so-called "nations" should be considered exceptions either...well, maybe Kanata and Lakota are two off the top of my head. 

All I got to say on the recent "election", and 'merkin elections in general (I don't need no stinkin' voting machine):

Or maybe someone like this would get me out to the polls - 
In the past, she did - 
And she did - 
Of course, they're all insane, conspiracy theorists, and enemies of the state. [edit: whoops, I almost forgot "commie"!] You'd know that if you read the right alt blogs.
If political reality was the only reality (flash: it's not), we're screwed.

Q: How many truthers does it take to change....anything? 
A: They have changed nothing.

Last week, a certain individual having access to my residence grounds, someone considered by the 'cool people' to be just about the coolest dude ever, a 'hip' reggae-lovin' manly jack-of-all-trades type - decided to lay out d-Con in the shed near my house. Seems he has a critter problem. I only got to the second tray to remove it. Do you know what that shit is? I had to school the sumbitch quite forcefully. Mouse/chipmunk eats it, suffers from ebola for up to 10 days, owl eats mouse, coyote eats owl, vulture eats coyote...or my cat, our neighbors' dogs get in the food-chain...this thing has finally been outlawed (this fall!) after many decades of battles and campaigns by just about every environmental org that exists. 
What is wrong with (supposedly smart) peoples' brains? Sheesh! So yesterday I find a dead Brown Thrasher bird in the shed with no marks. Yesterday also found glue-traps all over another neighbor's yard. Fucking humans. Sometimes I just want out.

But....I have a most beautiful friend who depends on me. And I finally just found my tribe - a bunch of Cuban/Haitian drum maniacs. And I just began working with an amazing horse trainer and her horses. And I have new students from around the world. And I need to scan 40 years of rare traditional drum comps to make available on the web. And, and, and....

I think I'm losing it. 
Shit, all I wanted to do was go on the net today and see if there was any straight-up crucial info that I and the love-tribe needs to know....well, it's definitely not the worst day of this life so far.

I hope yours goes as well, or a lot better!