Lots of references to “multipolar,” “multicultural” “multilateral” etc. BUT: world still trembles on the brink.

Which made me decide to reblog a post from two years ago and one month ago, exactly: March 19, 2012. The world is still hesitating, it appears. Empires do not go down with but a whimper. 

Here’s one of the current “multi” posts. Via Rose.

Press TV: Dollar Dying: Multipolar world in the offing

BTW: That rapidly approaching “multi” world? Hmmm. It may turn out to be other than it seems. Check out various posts on the new site philosophyofmetrics.com for a profound look at centralizing forces at the heart of the coming “multi-lateral” world.

What has changed in the last two years? Well, take me for example: I can still laugh and cry and sing, though I’m hopefully a bit less naive and yes, decidedly more weary of bullshit, my own and others. Plus, my perspective has grown much more complex, intricate and kaleidoscopic. Hopefully my heart is open and expanding. I still have trouble sleeping . . .

And you? How have you and your perspective changed in the last two years? I’d love to see your comments.

Are we all still trembling on the brink? 

 

Vaclav Havel, prophet: Now, as our world (finally) blossoms into multipolarity, it hesitates between confrontations and partnerships

March 19, 2012

by Ann Kreilkamp

exopermaculture


vaclav-havel-9331413-1-402Back in 1989 when the Berlin Wall fell, humanity was stunned into the realization of its own oneness. The tense bi-polar standoff between the U.S. and its mirror image, the S.U. (Soviet Union) that had defined the geo-political “balance of power” had suddenly blinked out. No longer divided by that rigid, symbolic, and very real, high, thick stone wall, the world unexpectedly, and with a great shout and shudder, collapsed into unity.

That same transcendent year, poet and playwright Vaclav Havel led Czechoslovakia in its non-violent “Velvet Revolution” and then stepped up to be his country’s first non-Communist elected president since 1948.

I remember a speech that he gave, not long afterward. He spoke of how we had now shifted from a “bi-polar” to a “multipolar” world. His speech was electric. It made me cry. I thought he was right. I was so thrilled.

Then something none of us foolish idealists expected happened. Instead of allowing unity’s natural diffraction into ever-arising multiplicity, neo-cons in the U.S. government and military took advantage of humanity’s sudden vulnerability, its innocence. Eisenhower’s predicted “Military Industrial Complex” stepped into the vacuum and took control. Within a few years, the world would derisively label the U.S. a “hyperpower,” its hundreds upon hundreds of bases all over the world and its endless wars all enshrined within the Defense Department’s Vision 2020: Full Spectrum Dominance.

But of course, sooner or later, all empires collapse, as this one now seems to be doing, after a singularly short run! Yes!

Now, now the world trembles on the brink of change, hesitating. Can we trust each other? Better: can we trust the universe? Can we really go there? What if? How to shift out of conflict into cooperation? How to remember the better angels of our own nature, humankind, human kind, not just individually and in our families and communities, but as those great conglomerates we call corporations and trading blocs and nation-states and regional alliances.

Let us hold all of us and all of the artificial forms we dream up to “organize” the continuously emergent, messy, patterned play of the multiverse in our trembling full hearts as we endure this great and historic shift into the paradoxical inhabitation of multi-colored, multicultural oneness.

Meanwhile, Vaclav Havel’s multipolar vision was, indeed, predictive. What brought me to think of him and and about doing this post now was a small quote buried a technical, densely written geo-political article on the website, http://www.leap2020.eu. Here is the quote, and I put it in bold.

March 2011 was still the unipolar world of after 1989. March 2012 is already the post-crisis multipolar world hesitating between confrontations and partnerships.

I couldn’t find the speech Havel gave in the early ’90s. But here are excerpts from a 2001 speech called, fittingly, “The Need for Transcendance in the Post-Modern World:”

The time of the domination of the white man, the European, the American or the Christian over the entire globe is over. We are now entering a new era, and it is our duty to respect one another and to work together for the benefit of all.

. . .

The fall of Communism – unexpectedly fast – brought with it an equally speedy disintegration of the bipolar division of the world. As it soon turned out, that division had concealed — like a thick curtain — the true multicoloured diversity of the contemporary world. When the curtain rose humanity suddenly found itself face-to-face with a truly multicultural and multipolar world. And more than that: we have found ourselves in a world whose only chance lies in a sensitive perception of its multipolar character; in a genuine respect for it; and, in its acceptance as the only valid point of departure toward a new type of human coexistence on this planet.

The advancement of our civilisation in the past few years — amazing and risky at the same time — has greatly added to this imperative. The world’s population continues to grow, while non- renewable resources are quickly dwindling. The world suffers from an increasing gap between the rich and the poor nations. The only global civilisation that now envelops the whole world, forcing upon it the same products, the same habits, the same patterns of behaviour and the same models of communication, brings us closer to one another but, at the same time, provokes a counter-reaction in the form of a growth of various nationalisms, fundamentalisms or fanaticisms, be they ethnic, religious, social or ideological. The information revolution enhances our global interconnection and eliminates all censorship; at the same time, however, it opens up a vast expanse of human irresponsibility. An enumeration of these global ambiguities of the contemporary development of civilisation could go on without end.

The two circumstances I have just mentioned — the end of the bipolar division of the world and the progress of our civilisation along the course that we now call globalisation — urge us to engage in a radically new way of thinking about the future world order.

It seems to me that one of the characteristic features of that order will consist of the advancement of large regional groupings, into which the nation-states of today will transfer an increasing portion of their powers. At the same time, they will apparently be compelled to pass on another segment of their powers, in an ever more distinct manner, down to a variety of smaller regions within states and self-governing bodies of those regions; to towns and villages; as well as to a number of other structures of civil society. Decentralisation and integration should thus be de facto two sides of a coin, or two pans on a pair of scales, each balancing the other. The way to confront the double-edged nature of global economic pressures, and of the momentum of our civilisation, is not an ostrich policy, isolationism, chauvinism or egocentrism, but an objective reflection of global development and a common commitment of people and nations to combating all its unfortunate and dangerous features.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jackson, Wyoming: “Slowly rotating block slide” begins on recently developed butte above town transportation artery

April 18th: “The acceleration has been doubling every 24 hours since April 1, with significant movement in the last 24 hours.”

We humans may pretend we are in control, but Nature, always, in the long run, bats last. 

For the backstory:

WOW! Jackson Wyoming, where I used to live, landslide looms

Photos from helicopter, April 17-18th:

http://m.imgur.com/a/XRMLl

Town of Jackson: Budge Drive Evacuated: Frequent Updates

Excerpt:

George Machan of Landslide Technologies noticed a formation in the landslide called a ‘graben’ and this formation is dropping down and pushing out the lower portion of the landslide. This is occurring on the western edge of the high risk area. Aerial photos provided by Tributary Environmental allowed this particular feature to be identified. The acceleration in the slide has been doubling since approximately April 1st with significant movement in the last 24 hours. Significant movement has occurred on the hillside with increased depth and width to all cracks delineating the slide. The eastern crack has dropped 10-15 feet down the mountain and is quite visible from the street. Additional continuous gravel slides are expected as well as calving of larger chunks in the high risk area. The retaining wall behind Walgreens has been breached with gravel spilling over into that parking area.

Landslide work stops as rocks rain down

April 18, 2014

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PRICE CHAMBERS/JACKSON HOLE DAily Rockfall on Budge Drive draws a crowd Thursday as the creeping cliff continues its path downhill. Crews were working to install a barrier wall along the road when increased activity forced them to stop.

Significant movement of the East Gros Ventre Butte landslide Thursday caused crews to stop working on an emergency buttress that is supposed to stop the slow-moving slide.

A nearly constant stream of rock and gravel sloughed off the cliff above Walgreens throughout the day, much of it sliding down the slope and over a barrier into the pharmacy’s parking lot.

About two dozen law enforcement officials, Jackson Hole Fire/EMS personnel, contractors and town workers stopped their work and stood away from the cliff near West Broadway in the early afternoon.

By early evening, more than a hundred people had gathered on the opposite side of Broadway to watch the spectacle.

Existing cracks appeared to be growing. Some witnesses said they had noticed new cracks since earlier in the morning. Consistent rockfall caused chutes in the slope to visibly deepen throughout the day.

The eastern portion of the scarp face that arches through the butte side above the pharmacy dropped 3 feet in 24 hours, said Roxanne Robinson, Unified Incident Command public information officer.

On Thursday night, authorities said there were no public safety concerns for Broadway or the people watching the slide across the street.

A landslide expert hired by the town said last week that the chance of the slope catastrophically failing is less than 5 percent. Wyoming Department of Transportation officials are still not concerned the ground movement will affect Broadway, Robinson said.
Some spectators were wary nonetheless.

Steven P. French sat outside Rocky Mountain Bank, several yards back from the sidewalk along Broadway, where other residents were watching the slope. French had walked to the edge of highway and was “uncomfortable,” he said.

“You gotta assume that whole thing is going to come down,” he said. “All you have to do is go to YouTube or the Nature channel and see these things. It’s not just going to stop neatly at the sidewalks.”

In the morning, crews started building a buttress to slow the “toe” of the slide. They added backfill to a wall of concrete barriers before rockfall forced them to stop.

It is unclear when work will be able to resume. The safety of workers is a concern, Town Manager Bob McLaurin said.

McLaurin has met with Walgreens developer Bencor Inc. to get permission to extend the buttress to the pharmacy’s parking lot.

Permission may be granted soon, but “it may be a moot point,” McLaurin said. “It’s moving too much.”

Town public works crews plan to install valves and hydrants near the site that will allow the town to reroute the 12-inch water main that is under the street. The town’s greatest fear at this point, engineers say, is that the slide will break the pipe — which supplies about a third of Jackson with water — and flood the street with 2 million gallons of water in 30 minutes.

To make way for the work, water will be shut off April 22 for all businesses on the north side of West Broadway, as well as Cutty’s Bar and Grill, Old West Storage and a portion of the Teton Gables Motel.

Jackson Police Lt. Cole Nethercott, co-commander of the unified incident command, is cautioning those who may be working on the site “to know your escape route at all times should it decide to let go all at once.”

A live feed of the slope has been capturing the activity on the butte. It can be found on the town’s website, located at TownOfJackson.com.

A press conference with geotechnical engineer George Machan will be held at 10 a.m. today in Town Hall. Afterward, Geologists of Jackson Hole will give a presentation about the geological history of the site and human activity there.

The slide first raised alarms with the town April 4, when ground movement broke water pipes near Walgreens. Residents of Budge Drive were caught off guard the evening of April 9, when the town issued an evacuation order because of the landslide threat.

The town has gained access from the property owners at the top of the cliff to dig 150-foot test holes to try to determine the depth of the slide and to analyze soil types. The homeowners have been “extremely cooperative,” McLaurin said.

Earlier this week, the Jackson Town Council authorized $750,000 to be spent on efforts to stop the slide. Half the money was supposed to be put toward the buttress.

Authorities have described the ground movement as a “block” slide that is slowly rotating, sagging at the top of the slope and pushing up at the base.

Machan and others have said development on the butte has contributed to the slide.

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Dutch Sinse: 7.3 Earthquake strikes Mexico, along rim of ring of fire

UnknownOne of the more obvious manifestations of the now climaxing Cardinal Grand Cross — Uranus/Pluto, this year being torqued by Jupiter, and starting over the weekend, Marsgeophysical shifts, including earthquakes.

Via jhaines

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Easter: Now and Then

 

If we but dig deeper, the nonsense begins to clarify. As usual, just as Christian cathedrals were built upon old sacred pagan places of worship, so did Christian holidays cover over (co-opt) old pagan holydays.  And see this.

The Origin of Easter’s Symbols and Sacred Objects

Excerpt:

Bunny-Eggs

Most of you probably know that the date of Easter, as celebrated by the Christian church, is pagan in origin. “Like all the church’s ‘movable feasts,’ Easter shows its pagan origin in a dating system based on the old lunar calendar. It is fixed as the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox, at a time when the Goddess Eostre slew and re-conceived the Savior or vegetation god for a new season. The Christian festival wasn’t called ‘Easter’ until the Goddess’s name was given to it in the late Middle Ages.” – The Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets by Barbara G. Walker

Today, I’ve provided the origins of many of the symbols and sacred objects associated with Easter. The entry on “eggs” is excerpted from The Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets by Barbara G. Walker. The remaining entries are copied from another work by Barbara Walker, The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects .

Eggs
Eggs were always symbols of rebirth, which is why Easter eggs were usually colored red – the life-color – especially in Eastern Europe. Russians used to lay red Easter eggs on graves to serve as resurrection charms.

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Spinning Ukraine: “Is Obama channelling Cheney?”

Yesterday, while doing chi kung, I happened to have NPR on. Unfortunately, it started broadcasting Obama’s sanctimonious, clipped, sing-song voice: press conference on Ukraine. I had to turn it off. Couldn’t listen. It made me nauseous. The video below helps make sense of a very confusing situation.

Here’s the concluding paragraph of the video:

“This is what the whole world is talking about, and there’s a total news blackout here. Now, normally there’s only a news blackout like that if there’s something very serious going on. I can see Obama is worried about how is he going to go down in history coming off like George Bush with his weapons of mass destruction line, but we may not have more, in a couple of days, of history left if he continues along this path. It’s like the Tom Lehrer song, so long, mommy, I’m off to drop the bomby, I’ll be home when the war is over, a couple of hours from now. That’s the kind of danger that we’re in. And it’s as if the Americans said, well, it’s all about freedom fighters trying to defend themselves against the Russian bear, where it’s really a case of America trying to goad Russia into acting intemperately. So the question is: where are we going to go from here?”

Ukraine: Is Obama Channeling Cheney?

April 18, 2014

by Yves Smith

nakedcapitalism.com

In this Real News Network report, Michael Hudson discusses the news blackout in the US as far as critical developments in the Ukraine are concerned, and how the distortions and gaps in reporting exceed those in the runup to the Iraq War. From the top of the interview:

Late last week, the German television program ARD Monitor, which is sort of their version of 60 Minutes here, had an investigative report of the shootings in Maidan, and what they found out is that contrary to what President Obama is saying, contrary to what the U.S. authorities are saying, that the shooting was done by the U.S.-backed Svoboda Party and the protesters themselves, the snipers and the bullets all came from the Hotel Ukrayina, which was the center of where the protests were going, and the snipers on the hotel were shooting not only at the demonstrators, but also were shooting at their own–at the police and the demonstrators to try to create chaos. They’ve spoken to the doctors, who said that all of the bullets and all of the wounded people came from the same set of guns. They’ve talked to reporters who were embedded with the demonstrators, the anti-Russian forces, and they all say yes. All the witnesses are in agreement: the shots came from the Hotel Ukrayina. The hotel was completely under the control of the protesters, and it was the government that did it.

So what happened was that after the coup d’état, what they call the new provisional government put a member of the Svoboda Party, the right-wing terrorist party, in charge of the investigation. And the relatives of the victims who were shot are saying that the government is refusing to show them the autopsies, they’re refusing to share the information with their doctors, they’re cold-shouldering them, and that what is happening is a coverup. It’s very much like the film Z about the Greek colonels trying to blame the murder of the leader on the protesters, rather than on themselves.

Now, the real question that the German data has is: why, if all of this is front-page news in Germany, front-page news in Russia–the Russian TV have been showing their footage, showing the sniping–why would President Obama directly lie to the American people? This is the equivalent of Bush’s weapons of mass destruction. Why would Obama say the Russians are doing the shooting in the Ukraine that’s justified all of this anti-Russian furor? And why wouldn’t he say the people that we have been backing with $5 billion for the last five or ten years, our own people, are doing the shooting, we are telling them to doing the shooting, we are behind them, and we’re the ones who are the separatists?

I strongly suggest you watch the interview in full, or read the transcript here.

 

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Real and Unreal Department: Our sainted Pope Francis both washes the feet of disabled and elderly AND chops up newborn babies?

Two ceremonies. One Saintly, the other Satanic? And if so, is the pope yet another MK Ultra mind-control victim? I’d like to think so. At least that would divest him of free will, so that he “knew not what he did,” and we wouldn’t be tempted to condemn him to his own hell which he says doesn’t exist. Oops! No, that’s not real, that’s a hoax, according to the National Catholic Register.

I know you’re going to think the first title below (chosen by beforeitsnews) is scream-mongering, and it is. But then, if the evidence presented at the ITTC trial in Brussels is actually true, we should all be screaming as we dismantle the Roman Catholic Church.

Church Leaders Chop Up Baby On Altar And Eat It. Pope Francis Participates.

Excerpt: 

Public Information Update from The Prosecutor’s Office of The International Common Law Court of Justice

Welcome to ITCCS.ORG and The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State | Our Mandate: (1) To bring to trial those persons and institutions responsible for the exploitation, torture and murder of children, past and present, and (2) To stop these and other criminal actions by church and state.
Posted on April 17, 2014

Bulletin No. 3: Thursday, April 17, 2014 – 10 pm GMT
In the Matter of the People v. Bergoglio, Pachon, Welby and others charged with global child trafficking and ritual murder

Summary:
The Court adjourns for two weeks after the first round in the Prosecutor’s Case discloses the startling testimony of eight witnesses.

Two separate witnesses describe their alleged rape and ritual torture by chief defendant Jorge Bergoglio (alias “Pope Francis”) in 2009 and 2010.

The Chief Prosecutor establishes a link between the British, Dutch and Belgian royal families and the disappearances and killing of Mohawk children at the Church of England’s Brantford Indian residential school in Canada.

Jesuit records are introduced as evidence detailing the so-called “Magisterial Privilege” decreeing papal involvement in “Ninth Circle” ritual murder of newborn children. The same records identify Joseph Ratzinger as a member of the “Knights of Darkness” S.S. sacrificial cult during World War Two.

ITCCS Field Secretary Kevin Annett is scheduled to testify before the Court during its second round of sessions in early May to corroborate witnesses’ testimonies from his own work and experience.

(And, this is VERY interesting . . . My choice to put it in red.)

A prominent Vatican official initiates back channel communication with the Court and offers key evidence, as Magistrates consider extending closed Court sessions during May.

The Court and its affiliates will issue an Easter Proclamation this Sunday, April 20 and endorse public actions at the Vatican and Catholic churches across the world. Rev. Kevin Annett will lead a public ceremony of “exorcism and replacement” at a prominent Catholic cathedral on that day.

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Now, contrast the above with the pope’s latest masterful public relations ceremony yesterday, “Holy Thursday.” Last year he washed the feet of prisoners. This year it’s the old and disabled.

Pope Francis washes, kisses feet of disabled and elderly in devotional as ‘slave’

The pope washed the feet of 12 disabled and elderly people Thursday — women and non-Catholics among them — in a pre-Easter ritual designed to show his willingness to serve others like a ‘slave.’

 

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Re-wilding our World Department: DamNation

via Ted.

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