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Separating Migrant Children
June 20, 2018

Nature
May 24, 2018

cropped-img_20180520_121300.jpgWhat I like about the Hawaiian volcano activity is it reminds us that even though we can say we are trying to deal with this very old problem of climate change that is really kicking the ass of life on Earth, Nature is on to the “next” thing, and that thing may make climate change worse – while self-maintained idiocy among the most dangerous species on the planet is perpetuating a debate of its very existence.

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Stop The Dream
May 17, 2018

The past and future are fantasies
Like the image of the sun,
Always 8 minutes old, from here

They are composed of things finished
Or things happening but never really becoming a finished thing, themselves
So staring at them only hurts your eyes

All dreams, labors and passions, then
Are in the present,
Never getting oldー
But you do
Who like the light of the sun never stop,
Until you can’t become any longer

And you’ll stop, and
Others will know youー
As new things
Or no thing
Or “a thing of the past”

If you cannot seem to find the present
Sit in a place apart from everything else
But from where you might see
Everything going by

Now breathe

At the impulse to get up and
Go byーlike everything else,
Stay seated ー
A bit longer, and
Breathe ー some more

When you begin to worry,
Notice it’s not because of
Everything else ー
Or because of what and who
Are going by ー
But rather…
From what you’re grabbing at them with
Now ー
In your mind

See those moving things,

Inside and out ー for now ー
As clouds

Have you ever grabbed a cloud;
Or the things that make up the 8 minute-old light ー
Of our mother sun?

If you have answered this,
And you know why it matters,
You have conquered the fantasies
Of past and future,
And are a little closer to knowing
What and when you are

Congratulations, for ー
Now,
You are alive

卍道
CA

To Condemn Israel
May 16, 2018

Sanction And End Aid Until Israeli Policy Changes for 1 Year

Regardless of how one entity instigates and provokes another, it is still the other’s responsibility as to whether it reacts violently or not; this is ever more so the case in terms of responsibility when the other is more powerful and even more egregiously when an occupier. The ‘he made me shoot him’ alibi is always an admission of culpability and it is up to intellectually honest and mentally healthy people to say so.

The policeman who shoots the perpetrator, the teacher who smacks the annoying student, the parent who beats the recalcitrant child, the prison guard who abuses the troublemaker inmate, the owner who does the same to his dog; all are to blame in the end.
I, myself, in poems and speech and essay have blamed the Arabs for behaving the stupidest in the universe, for verbal, physical and military provocation – taking their side! – agree that they should remain peaceful and maintain the moral high ground, which they own bar all arguments to the contrary – and could keep if they would not attack their oppressors, but the final result is what matters. The bully is killing the annoying bullied – and must be condemned, regardless the reasons.
Israel is wrong for its genocide-like policies toward the Palestinians and anyone who sees it otherwise is engaging in identity politics, disinformation and lies at worst and is ignorant and in-compassionate in the least. In either case, they are unfair and wrong.
We don’t live in the past, a fantasy and a recollection of dead times, so the wars Arabs prosecuted against Israel are not the issue anymore. Israel won and has taken Arab land and has abused Arabs on it for far too long.
While it is true the Arabs there have attacked Israel and this is wrong and stupid, it is at least as justifiable if not more so than Israelis attacking Palestinians with sophisticated weapons who stand near a fence and throw epithets, slogans and even rocks.
If a group mounts a paramilitary attack, shoot at them, but only at them. Once you kill even one person who was only speaking, you are wrong and morally culpable. The Israelis and their American-backed (and now -directed, in some cases) war machine have killed thousands in this way and have made life in the territories a prison sentence of privation and desperation. Were you or I there, we would be tempted to be protesting – perhaps even violent – too.
Men and women in fully outfitted military hardware, carrying the latest in sophisticated weaponry and overseeing the people they are self-appointed overlords of have a greater responsibility than the average national in a far off land at odds with an enemy; the Israelis must act like the parent, the pet-owner*, the prison guard, the school teacher, the baby sitter, the doctor, the police officer; instead, they are the new Nazis and must be condemned, and I would even say sanctioned for it and cautioned they risk losing their place in the UN. To do otherwise makes us partners in their axis and is morally reprehensible.
CA
*The reader fully understands what is meant by this choice of words and will only misinterpret this choice of words to deliberately leverage an intellectually dishonest agenda, which will not be recognized. the remaining body of this piece and the other writing done by this author is ample evidence of fairness and compassion, respect and care for all human beings. Any malicious, ethniphobic or otherwise insulting interpretation taken from this writing is the fabrication, authorship and responsibility of the reader.
Photo: REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

 

Watch: Stop Most Killing
May 14, 2018

To Stop Terrorism, Suicide And Most Killing – A Long View Approach ー Via An Idea

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