Today’s four earlier posts have been unusual, in that they each carry a punch, despite very different contexts and messages. Three are either very abstract or very simple, and yet easily understood. The fourth, on “the real”? Obama, will throw most people into a tailspin. Yet all do flow as one, and provide a measure of our accelerated capacity to both absorb new factoids and put brand new spins on them, daily, minute by minute. Over and over again, the world blinks, in and out, in and out . . . just as waves and particles blink from one to the other, and always there is the void which holds them both and where the Now resides, presenting the crucial moment of choice: how do we want to see? For what we see is what we will get.
This is good background info. Condensed. Over the top, which, of course, it is!
• americankabuki.com: Official Bankster Dictionary
Such a delicious irony that RT would report on the gulag movement in Amerika. Here’s a great interview with old-fashioned investigative reporter Russ Baker, whose site, whowhatwhy.com which he subtitles, “forensic journalism,” I just discovered. His analysis of why the article in the New Yorker on the supposed take-down of Bin Laden feels false articulated exactly what I felt when I read it and decided not to re-up my long-time subscription to that magazine which, I suddenly realized, has been taken over by the surfaces that it used to dive underneath.
• RT.com (video): Wells Fargo behind For Profit Prisons
The dreaded Fukushima situation:
Here’s a set of just-in references and notes from Jean Hudon, of earthrainbownetwork.com, including what John Kettler says about what the ETs/EDs are doing to stabilize the situation at Fukushima.
“What if these shots that are supposed to protect kids actually hurt your child?”
“The majority of vaccine research is paid for by the vaccine manufacturers themselves.”
• nextworldtv.com: The Greater Good trailer
Two stories here, one from a Catholic nun in her ’70s on the Vatican’s absurd reprimand, plus her picture which drew me in like a magnet; the other a retired Episcopalian bishop lionized by Chris Hedges for his articulate and deeply passionate transformation from Viet Nam killing machine to a lifetime of atonement. Here’s a quote from the nun, Bridget McDonald:
“I am suspicious of the motivation. I don’t think it is for the common good. They are trying to get us back, bring us back, as it was in the beginning and now as it will ever be, amen, or something like that. They want us back in the habits and being obedient. You don’t belong out here with social workers.
“I can’t imagine it working. I think we are too wrapped up in the issues of the time. You can’t just forget the common good and the people who are suffering right now. The more you are with those in pain, the more radical you become to overcome that pain. I don’t think it is possible to go backwards.”
• http://www.minnpost.com: Sister Brigid McDonald calls Vatican’s Reprimand of U.S. Nuns Group A ‘Misuse of Power’
And here’s a quote from the Retired Bishop George Packard, who uses unusually colorful language to describe what he knows and how and why he acts:
‘‘Arrests are not arrests anymore,” Packard said as we talked Friday in a restaurant overlooking Zuccotti Park in New York. ‘‘They are badges of honor. They are, as you are taken away with your comrades, exhilarating. The spirit is calling us now into the streets, calling us to reject the old institutional orders. There is no going back. You can’t sit anymore in churches listening to stogy liturgies. They put you to sleep. Most of these churches are museums with floorshows. They are a caricature of what Jesus intended.”
• Truthdig.com, Chris Hedges: The People’s Bishop