abuddhas memes - November 2004

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Protest Plans Force Bush to Curtail Ottawa Visit
"Even the Canadian Parliament wasn't considered a safe enough ground by White House officials.

Stephen Harper, who leads the Conservative Party and is the head of the official opposition, speculated Wednesday that Mr. Bush declined to address the Parliament for fear of heckling by members of left-wing opposition parties."
I amn't afraid of imminent American invasion, although I can clearly hear the roar of re-deploying aircraft using Whitehorse's 3.5 km. state-of-the-art airstrip as refueling and staging ground for protecting the Ottawa Bushit. F16s (or whatever) temporarily heading for more Easterly destinations (probably Moose Jaw) from Alaska. Just in case, eh? Must be tough hosting the Damned Leader in our fair land.

As a personal aside, it is wretched, perhaps even obscene, to dissolve love for politics. And yet every fact, thought, reflection, and action is political. Love, sweet love, is quite outside this finitive dichotomy, and yet is always being thwarted by pragmatic recognition of the politics-of-the-day. No right-minded person would have gone to Germany in the early 30's, but would rather have begged their loved-ones to escape. The courageous do remain, giving their all for the sake of spreading memes of sanity. I pray that these brave butterflies faithfully flapping aloft initiate a hurricane of Gaian sense.

Of course, in the end, unfortunately, the Nazis didn't lose the war. U.S. America, by proxy, pragmatic emerging Empire that it was, took the scientists, incredibly disgusting research, and Goebellian propaganda techniques, for their own. Reperceived feudalism is what we today call capitalism: self serving serfs + advertisments = perpetually indentured consumers. We have come little distance from the modus operendi of the Hudson's Bay Company three hundred years ago.

Lest you think I'm being simplistic or flippant, think backward from your present state of consumerist comfort to its burger flipping roots. The goods, ads and selves all get eaten, regurgitated, and studied until nothing remains but the statistical carcass of reality. Cognitively delicious data for the intellectually removed, to whom wealth has no value besides power; and power is valueless without a mass of the enthralled. Propaganda, televised or othervised, ensures a compliant and receptive group consciousness, and rare are the unaffected.

Rarity is a statistical aberration. Aberrations are eccentric exemptions that prove the rules, and provide the opportunity to expand our conceptions of the possible.

Truly rare is the the loving effort that Cyndy has put into the Orifice of Homeland Absurdity. The outstanding site design allows for easy access to this member annotated resource center. If you haven't already, join now!, eh, eh!?.
"I thought I'd give you my own suggestion for Christmas presents: buy hemp. It's a really good idea for a number of reasons...."

A very scary essay detailing many facts that beg a question: Is the Annexation of Canada part of Bush's Military Agenda? Prof. Michel Chossudovsky works within spitting distance of Canada's corridors of power, at the University of Ottawa, but will PM Paul Martin heed this warning and be prepared to confront President Bush during the upcoming (Bush's first) state visit?
"And ultimately what is at stake is that beneath the rhetoric, Canada will cease to function as a Nation:

* Its borders will be controlled by US officials and confidential information on Canadians will be shared with Homeland Security.
* US troops and Special Forces will be able to enter Canada as a result of a binational arrangement.
* Canadian citizens can be arrested by US officials, acting on behalf of their Canadian counterparts and vice versa.

But there is something perhaps even more fundamental in defining and understanding where Canada and Canadians stand as a Nation.

The World is at the crossroads of the most serious crisis in modern history. The US has launched a military adventure which threatens the future of humanity. It has formulated the contours of an imperial project of World domination. Canada is contiguous to "the center of the empire". Territorial control over Canada is part of the US geopolitical and military agenda."
The creation of NORTHCOM, announced in April 2002, constitutes a blatant violation of both Canadian and Mexican territorial sovereignty.

I can say without equivocation that the people of Canada will not allow the HAS (hegemonic American States) BEENs (belligerant empire enacting numskulls) to interfere with our world-leading, peaceful Confederation.

It is true that right now Canada and America are apparently inextricably linked by the world's largest trade relationship, but it is just that: apparent, illusory. The fact is that Canada could well be U.S. free, easily self sufficient in all important areas and happily trading, in rock-solid Euros, with the rest of the world. Do not test our resolve - Mulroney and Reagan stopped singing many moons ago and NAFTA is quite extricable; thanks for nothing.

Pay attention Mr. Bush. You do not drop in to our lovely liberal land from a position of strength, since all you offer us is further entrenchment in your industrial military/police/prison complex, compounded by dangerously false Christian ethics. Canadians adore Americans. We deplore you.

Barring Bush from Canada
by "Lawyers against the War"
"Dear Prime Minister Martin:

It was with absolute dismay that we learned of the planned visit of President Bush to Canada on November 30th 2004. ...

Indeed, we feel bound to point out that your invitation to President Bush may thus constitute an abetting of the crimes he and his administration and military continue to commit. As such you and your colleagues could be personally liable to prosecution under the Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes Act by virtue of section 21 of the Canadian Criminal Code, for crimes so serious that they are punishable in Canada by up to life imprisonment. Abetting a crime, as the Attorney General will advise, is regarded as equally criminal to actually committing it and is complete when one intentionally, knowingly, or with willful blindness encourages the commission of a crime by another."
Don't forget, Mr. Martin, that yours is a minority government subject to recalling an election at any time. The policy wonks be damned. We were prevaricated into accepting NAFTA but we won't be fooled again.
"...his (Granatstein's) case for a new era of Canadian foreign policy, founded in an ethos of pragmatism, has only become more compelling as global instability has grown, as American unilateralism has increased and as the capability of the Canadian Armed Forces has been eroded."
NORTHCOM - The New Designer Military
"Although with NORTHCOM, the military is supposed to act only to support local responding forces, any situation could rapidly escalate. With or without martial law declared, the U.S. military would be in full immediate operation on the domestic scene. In addition, it places Canada, which is already part of the bi-nation command of NORAD, and Mexico, following anything classified as a terrorist attack, under the jurisdiction of the U.S. military, thus controlling the borders of all three countries."

Canada gets head, Mexico gets the droppings.


The letters spell burnt out computers and other electrical systems and perhaps even a return to the dark ages if it were to mark the beginning of a nuclear war. But it doesn't need to be that way.

The idea maps out chaotic devolution, whereby each individual has the power of dissolution were it to mark the start of a true revolt. It needn't go that way.

EMP (electromagnetic pulse) weapons are easily within reach of even the most frugal of us. This fact does not make CNN or CBC news, nor any genre of mainstream entertainment. Dog forbid that recognition of ultimate individual (anti)power becomes generally recognized, for then we would have to accept re-cognition of vulnerability - not the ethereal, distant dis-embodiment of far-away kids and families, blown apart by 'smart bombs' with quarter-mile blast radii, but the actual evaporation of modern life-as-we-know-it. (An interesting sidebar is that fully half of humanity would barely notice, and could well benefit...)

At a point, when some line is crossed, say when privacy has gone the way of DoDOrwell and squidish oceans rule, a choice must be made; and I can assure you it will not be a collective affair. Any One can make that choice, No One or collective will be able to mitigate the result. It's over. Want to play again?

We would do well to understand this, like, now! (A tweak in spime saves nine tries.) We cannot be certain that this current (excuse me) attempt at successful intelligent life, on this particular galactic circuit of our curiously anthropic solar system, is not IT.

Egalitarian Decentralization (ED) is both bomb and fertilizer. Not blowing up the crops nor raining compost on cities! Rage of the heart (courage) is tempered with reflecting relationship (consciousness) and self interest (sentience) into a commingling of co-operating creativity.

Globalization, the centralization of wealth, and so power, is both virus and innoculation. We blow up the non-compliant city-states and rain profit making genomes into and chemicals onto our crops. Paralysis of the soul (fear) is inculcated by Mediated experience (ad infinitum, nauseum, et Blitzer) and willfully maintained by inhumane gluttons (insentients); a pre-stoned age of Gaian perversion. Did you get that, Prince Charles?

Coming (pardon) to the point (oh dear), Camilla's tampon and Chuck's tramp-ons notworthsitting, if we don't achieve ED, then EMP. WTF, eh?

Protecting Yourself from EMP

Making Faraday Cages
"The time to build Faraday cages or blankets is now, as when they are actually needed it will be far too late."

I have been conspicuously absent from myself lately. "I" want to focus, or more acurately obsess, on the continuously increasing diminution of human rights within America and our projection of righteousness spawned by introjection of shame.

The absolutely non-sensical nature of this self who would attend a bicameral fantasy provided by Mediated experience is a testament to those who would pretend. How did I arrive in Disneyland, man?

Aldous Huxley let us in on the secret with his penultimate essay Brave New World, Revisited; and we all have nibbled on the bait of faux-value. A highly condensed version of his transvision is Propaganda in a Democratic Society, which goes down easy like late-night Chinese food, and is similarly upsetting upon clear morning regurgiflection.
"Only the vigilant can maintain their liberties, and only those who are constantly and intelligently on the spot can hope to govern themselves effectively by democratic procedures. A society, most of whose members spend a great part of their time, not on the spot, not here and now and in the calculable future, but somewhere else, in the irrelevant other worlds of sport and soap opera, of mythology and metephysical fantasy, will find it hard to resist the encroachments of those who would manipulate and control it."
The shopping cart in Bush's America
"The pockets of the rich are swelling and so is the number of bombs dropped on Fallujah and other Iraqi cities.

In Bush's America we must all sacrifice for the "Homeland" or, as Fidel Castro used to say, Patria o Muerte. Venceremos!"
In a special report from Online Journal, Jerry Mazza observes The Dominionist church-state: the enemy within.
"Bottom line: by 2000 the new religion was born, 35 million strong, declaring war on the other 245 mill. And hail, Karl Rove, Minister Bush's political brain, told the Family Research Council in 2002, "We need to find ways to win the war." The thing is, they were in power, so what war did they want to win now? The war against other people breathing? Or perhaps, having turned Christianity upside down, now they wanted to turn American Democracy upside down. You betcha! Call the Office of Homeland Security. I think I've found a cadre of major terrorists."

If almost everyone has too much to lose by acknowledging that we are eating caviar in a rice and beans world, then by consensus we will project our greed as (the) other's jealousies. This simplest of psycho-social facts, besides being the Capitalist's cream-dream scenario that extracts every last buttery drop from the milk of human wealth, also adds froth to the thin remainder with each chaotic cultural reverberation of the fact Itself.

All are churned by the advertizing of a lifestyle that would require several more Earths, were it to be adopted by all recipients of the propaganda. That is all that's needed to maintain the violent feuding, bonus rounds for the Money-ed, which should have disappeared as we came to understand.

Totalitarian science of quantum wholeness - David Bohm: Krishnamurti or Cusa
"The word holy, in English, originally refers to a sense of wholeness. However, making the world whole "again" is a tricky business. So the paradoxical apostle of totality found himself preaching that belief in ultimate truth is the source of the world's greatest problems. This advocate general of wholeness argued that belief in the absolute fosters rigid adherence to the passionately held convictions upon which one's eternal salvation rests; with stakes so high, there is no possibility of compromise. On the contrary, fanaticism encourages the devout to launch crusades battling the forces of evil, even embracing the glory of martyrdom for some greater good. To complicate matters, it is no more possible to simply do away with beliefs altogether then it is for physicists to abandon a need for reality; belief is also fundamental to the trust which is needed for any society to function. Bohm looked for a middle way between the na´ve unthinking faith of religion, and the out and out skepticism, even cynicism, of science. Taking his cue from Durkheim, he concluded that values should hold the trust of the society without being sacrosanct; since they would be open to discussion and change, there would no longer be a barrier separating scientific and religious attitudes."

We will not batten down the hatches in an attempt to ride out the renewed and strengthened storm (and dung, how sic). After a short and deserved cry, in my case it took three days for my head to stop shaking in disbelief, now it is time to become even more resolved.

I have no desire to deconstruct the Democrat's failures; except to offer Dennis Kucinich honorary Canadian citizenship. What actually happened is the final act of a generation-long coup d'etat that went off without a hitch, virtually unopposed.

Appearances, billion dollar pseudo-elections, can be expensive. Reality will be deadly.

Please visit mousemusings, FmH, and Booknotes for what I'd like to have written and linked but was too con-fused to attempt.
"Welcome to The Republican States of America. Bush doesn't have to worry about being reelected and now, with his one party state, he can do whatever he pleases. The damage that will be done to this country and the world over the next four years will likely take generations to repair, if, indeed, it ever can be repaired."