Separating Migrant Children
June 20, 2018

THE CANDLE
May 21, 2018

It took thirteen billion years for the human race to arrive, and here we are on a planet that occupies a “Goldilocks Zone” of miraculous perfection–a planet that has no habitable neighbors for light years
 

We are, quite simply, the greatest accomplishment known to us in the universe, and we achieved enlightenment and industry in only the last several thousand years. However, we are steady on a violent and irresponsible course of self-destruction, and causing great pain and suffering along the way

We inhabit a world that shows a ‘universe-defying’ diversity of life, in a solar system devoid of such. We are just beginning – as a space faring species, but space travel should be for knowledge… however–more and more, it seems it is going to have to be for survival–which is a shame of epochal proportions

We must save our species and as many others as we can. We must dramatically alert more of the world–China, India, and the already biosphere-tanking mega-polluters: America, Europe, and Australia… to the urgency of this cause, not just its fact of being

We must garner a level of ubiquitous agreement on the awareness of what I call the Veritas Maximus, or Maximum Truth, and we must dispel the misinformation obscuring it

CA

 

The Iran Deal, Taught Right
April 25, 2018

Language Warning. Picture Copyright Carl Atteniese, all rights reserved.

Watch Today in Tokyo: Japan And America
April 3, 2018

20180403_150456.jpgToday’s is a great morning, because I have a quiet space I can rent at a reasonably normal human fee – as my own, I have the kitchen just right and a work and sleep and meditation space from which I can observe people out two window – on a corner – in a bedroom neighborhood of working class Japanese, the sort of location any writer or artist would feel very rich.

Now the bad news:

From a country that has done what humans in every society should want to do – that is, master the concept of civil society – I watch America with anger that can not brew to hot given my peaceful circumstances – sadness, given that we gave democracy in its present form to the world – and not much hope, because Americans cannot seem to make the cultural changes necessary.

The reason Japan and Asia and Latin American and European countries to a large extent achieve peace, good infrastructure and a communal society that is safe is these cultures have a common philosophy, not merely a body of rights that champions only freedom, which in America means diametrically opposite views and too much fantasy – combined with no sense of national communal cohesion run amok under a senseless system of politics run by money, not democracy.

You have to ask yourself, American, why and how the nations we bombed and aided are doing what we proclaimed to be bringing them – much better than we are. In fact, why is our version of democracy a disaster? And don’t tell me it isn’t; only tell me how to fix it – because with children shot in schools, movie house and shopping malls, the EPA reversing of environmental laws and Amtrak trains crashing every several months in cities where police officers shoot the people they are meant to protect – and lets not forget many in our country cannot get proper food, shelter and health care – that is a disaster by any intellectually honest reckoning.

Have a better day, America,

One of Your Sons

卍道

CA

Fanatics
August 20, 2016

People who adhere to deffective interpretations of dogma at the expense of good sense and neighborly behavior, fairness and survival are called crazy for a reason: they are fanatics and thus dangerous. On a deserted island peopled by castaways, they would have no power delegated to them or have that power taken away from them. They would be separated from the group and ignored–or killed, sadly–but for the sake of the virtues I mentioned above–for the children and the benefit of all; only in a corrupt society can they actually run things; and only in a delusional and corrupt society can that continue for very long.

© Carl 卍道 Atteniese 2016, All Rights Reserved.

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