Tuesday, March 4, 2008

"I Know We Won" - Abbie Speaks

The first street theater tricksters – the forefathers of today's culture jammers such as The Yes Men and Billionaires For Bush – appeared on the political stage in the 1960s. At the time, the possibility that activists could spread subversive messages through the mainstream media was a counter-intuitive, even revolutionary notion. But with the right mix of TV-savvy images and provocative sound bites, delivered with humor and no small dose of irony, the anti-war, flower power message of the political vanguard was able to reach the living rooms of unsuspecting, disaffected youth across the country, helping to ignite the radical activism that transformed America during that tumultuous decade.

No one was better at genius pranks than Abbie Hoffman. He's appreciated for stunts like bringing the New York Stock Exchange to a halt when he led a band of hippies onto the balcony there, where they rained dollar bills down upon the floor of amazed Wall Street suits, who famously knocked one another to the ground as they dived rapaciously for the free cash. Others may remember Abbie for the levitation of the Pentagon during a 1967 march against the Vietnam War (witnesses insist that it really did happen). But the event that made Hoffman a household name was the Chicago 8 trial, the subject of the new documentary "Chicago 10." For months the news was filled with his brilliant, often hilarious, defense maneuvers against government charges that he and his co-defendants conspired to disrupt the 1968 Democratic national convention. Abbie transformed the trial into a true theatrical event, a platform for broadcasting the alternative values and politics of the counterculture onto every TV screen in America. In the process, while never wavering from his radical beliefs, Hoffman became one of the country's most famous celebrities.

As this interview shows, he was also a sober, serious strategist who grounded his antics in theory. Few appreciated the subtle ties between cultural gesture and political action as deeply as Hoffman. This converstion took place in New York City a few months before his untimely death in 1989. It appeared in 2007 in the Australian journal Into-Gal.

Read the interview here at Reality Sandwich

The Scapegoat

"To me, it doesn't matter if your scapegoats are the Jews, the homosexuals, the male sex, the Masons, the Jesuits, the Welfare Parasites, the Power Elite, the female sex, the vegetarians, or the Communist Party. To the extent that you need a scapegoat, you simply have not got your brain programmed to work as an efficient problem-solving machine." Robert Anton Wilson

more on the scapegoat archetype (and a suggestion, for truth's sake)

"Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes." Walt Whitman

Wayne Dyer: The Awakened Life

Starts out with a belief but a very good one ;).

part 1

part 2

part 3

Climate Skeptics Roast Gore On Global Warming

Several speakers at the conference on climate change whose theme was "Global warming is not a crisis," took pot-shots at the ex-vice president and his film, "An Inconvenient Truth," which won last year's Academy Award for best documentary.

"Whether we like it or not, it was extremely effective propaganda," said Timothy Ball, an environmental consultant and former climatology professor at the University of Winnipeg.

"It was appropriate that he got an Oscar from the land of make-believe," he joked.

read more

I'm concerned about the environment as much as anyone, but I don't trust any politician with any hidden agenda. What have companies done since his documentary? I mean who can even listen to this slow speaking f*ck for more than ten minutes? ;p

Watch the Great Global Warming Swindle (offline from video google now I see, great, check these youtube links instead)
In this documentary they show you that co² is an effect, and not a cause of global warming... Because it seems the 'Inconvenient Truth' only shows you a portion of the data.

What if their terrorism agenda backfires? and they pull the global warming card. And anybody who threatens Gaia will be labeled an enemy of peace and freedom, subhuman and anything else they use to label terrorists.

It's funny, terrorism is something the 'elite' cause using false flag "operations".
Global Warming, if true is something they caused with their "corporations". (not to mention pollution).

This link was found on Posthuman Blues
From the blogpost:
Attendees watched a movie, "A Climate of Fear," by conservative TV commentator Glenn Beck, who charged that anyone who opposes the view that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are causing the earth to warm up, are branded "heretics or Nazis."

"Nazis," huh? Geez. That's a little harsh. Border-line crackpot, in fact. But I shouldn't be saying that because that would imply that I was a Nazi. (This Glenn Beck character plays a mean game.)"

So you watch a lecture by a slow talking politician and everybody who doesn't agree with the evidence (not proof) for the theory is a border-line crackpot... (well not really!)
I will always research those that are labeled crackpot by the Consensus Reality pushers in the media and authorities. You know why? Because to any reasonable human being they are the freaking crackpots ;)

This is why I put so much emphasis on BS, belief systems:
no facts or logic - just emotions in defending a belief based on shady evidence. Circuit 2: the Divide & Conquer circuit.

And all of this doesn't mean I think corporations should hurry up and stop polluting our wonderful planet. Like it'll happen though.

Future by Design, a documentary about futurist Jacque Fresco

Future by Design trailer

Future by Design website

Taxi to the Dark Side

On Torture in Iraq and Afghanistan. This documentary shows with military witnesses that there were not a few bad apples, but a policy.

"We were being told to rough up Iraqis that wouldn't cooperate. We were also told they're nothing but dogs, then all of a sudden you start looking at these people as less than human, and you start doing things to 'em you would never dream of, and that's where it got scary."
Sgt Ken Davis. 372nd MP Company. Abu Ghraib

Ken Wilber: The Eye of the Spirit

An Integral Vision for a World Gone Slightly Mad [Abridged]
Biological and medical scientists are now in the midst of intensive work on the Human Genome Project, the endeavor to map all of the genes in the entire sequence of human DNA. This spectacular project promises to revolutionize our ideas of human growth, development, disease, and medical treatment, and its completion will surely mark one of the great advances in human knowledge.
Not as well known, but arguably more important, is what might be called the Human Consciousness Project, the endeavor, now well under way, to map the entire spectrum of human consciousness (including, as well, realms of the human unconscious). This Human Consciousness Project, involving hundreds of researchers from around the world, includes a series of multidisciplinary, multicultural, multimodal approaches that together promise an exhaustive mapping the entire range of consciousness, the entire sequence of the "genes" of awareness, as it were.

Immortal Technique: Dance with the Devil

Immortal Technique: Dance with the Devil

GI Joke (mega-post)

Not only do they do this shit - and these are the least of the atrocities they commit - but they film them and are proud of them.

Beating up children

fucking cars up with a tank 1

fucking cars up with a tank 2

taunting thirsty kids with water

teaching Iraqi kids to chant "bomb Iraq"

And let's see who the real 'dogs' are (apologies to canines everywhere)

1 Throwing stones at a dog

2 Shooting a dog

3 Throwing a fucking puppy of a cliff (censoring YouTube removed the first upload...)

4 Shooting another dog

Shooting at sheep (must be shadow issues...)

First Time Acid Trip - Bobby

First Time Acid Trip - Bobby

This is From The Movie Bobby (The story of several of the people shot the day Bobby Kennedy was killed). It is 2 of the campaign workers first experience of tripping on LSD.

J.B and Sasquatch

J.B and Sasquatch

March 19 Peace March in DC

UFPJ has initiated a massive day of creative, nonviolent action and civil disobedience in the nation's capitol, focusing on the "pillars of war" to interrupt business as usual for those promoting and profiting from war and empire building.


That's March 15, March 19 and April 15 for those keeping score! Woot!

Jung: On the Shadow

A great page full of quotations from Carl Gustav Jung on the Shadow.

The hero's main feat is to overcome the monster of darkness: it is the long hoped for and expected triumph of consciousness over the unconscious. The coming of consciousness was probably the most tremendous experience of primeval times, for with it a world came into being whose existence no one had suspected before. "And God said, 'Let there be light"' is the projection of that immemorial experience of the separation of consciousness from the unconscious.

Unfortunately there can be no doubt that man is, on the whole, less good than he imagines himself or wants to be. Everyone carries a shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual's conscious life, the blacker and denser it is. If an inferiority is conscious, one always has a chance to correct it. Furthermore, it is constantly in contact with other interests, so that it is continually subjected to modifications. But if it is repressed and isolated from consciousness, it never gets corrected.

Dedroidify.com Shadow page including other quotes & a great vid of Tool's 46&2.

Nine Inch Nails New Album Free Download

Nine Inch Nails are following in Radiohead’s footsteps by releasing their new album 'Ghosts I-IV' as a free download via their own website from today (March 3).

The 36-track instrumental record, recorded in a ten-week period last year, is available in a variety of download options and as a physical copy.

The options are a free download featuring the collection's first nine tracks, a $5 download featuring the whole album, a $10 two-CD set (either via the website or in shops from April 5) and a $75 deluxe edition, including a hardcover book and a data DVD and a Blu-ray disc featuring high definition recordings and a slide show.

There is also an “ultra deluxe” limited edition version for £300 which features the same items as the $75 version, but also signed and numbered by Trent Reznor.

Full details and the free download are on NIN.com now.

Speaking of the release and the artwork, Reznor explained: “It’s the result of working from a visual perspective – coating imagined locations and scenarios with sound and texture; a soundtrack for daydreams.”

Bush breaks out his stand up routine

Bush breaks out his stand up routine

At least the fascist f*ck is funny :p
Boring at the ending though.