Resolving Conflicting Reports on Israel and Gaza…



After several obsessive weeks of helplessly absorbing news from an array of confounding perspectives about the Israel-Gaza conflict, this admittedly overpriveleged and far-removed US citizen came to an ultimately exasperated conclusion…




Respectfully, fuck both sides of aggression. Also, fuck the current US government - or govercorp inc. - and American corporate media.




However, after reading this and realizing how easily compassion for mass psychological trauma in Gaza can be mistaken for anti-semitism, I’d like to be clear: I believe both sides still have a right to peace, a right to exist, to be recognized, without persecution or oppression. I do not see either Israel or Hamas as ‘rightful.’ Given their history and recent atrocities over the last month, the notion of righteousness on either side is an audacious absurdity. 



Leaders and many people of Israel and Gaza have claimed the only resolution to nightmarish revolving deadly offensives is total obliteration of the other side. 






Trust and compassion have been gutted from majorities and replaced with hatred, fear, and vengeance. Both Israel and Hamas have declared Gaza a battleground where civilians and children at play were acceptable casualties. Both sides have created another psychologically scarred generation.



Genocidal commentary and continued indiscriminate deadly force appears to come down to compounding psychological hysteria, false righteousness, and bigotry. 




What it actually comes down to, for me and others with only an ultimately distorted digital window into a universally disturbing man-made hell, is this: we’re not in a position to judge the words and feelings of anyone going through this first-hand. But we bear witness to what happens to entire generations taught to fear and hate - with minds and hearts mutilated beyond recognition.




Although we most likely don’t have the whole story, we see the sickness spill over again and again and some of us are very afraid of what may come next. Some of us want to lay blame. Some of us want yet another round of vengeful action. 




This seems to be where the US government and corporate media play a role.


Officially, our government pretends to promote only defensive tactics, and is eager to see a peaceful resolution reached, but then continues to arm Israel to the teeth, even as periods of peace are granted.




Not only did the US resupply Israel with weapons and ammo from an emergency stockpile, even when there was no emergency request filed, we are filtering pro-Israel propaganda through mainstream corporate media to support Israel’s attacks on Gaza. 




We can argue until infinity about right and wrong, ‘legitimate’ war and terrorism, but to claim support of one side over the other seems illogical and short-sighted. The trauma and blind hatred among Israelis and Palestinians is wretchedly understandable, and ultimately undeniable - as are persecuted sympathetic minorities occupying both sides. 





The simple truth is openly considering many different published perspectives of this situation causes the illusion of a ‘rightful’ party to vanish completely, leaving the reality of dead civilians and children behind.





As peaceful negotiations take place in Cairo today, which will hopefully lead to a prolonged ceasefire, I want the people of Israel and Gaza to know I don’t pretend to know your unbearable agony. But I am against the hypocritical claims and actions of the US government and media, alongside the indiscriminate violence of Israel and Hamas. As allowed, vengeance travels with centrifugal momentum, until there is nothing left. 




I have no place wishing away the long-tortured mentality of so many tormented souls. But, like all humans under all gods (or no gods at all), I still hope for the miracle of peace - for an end to their suffering. And note, however irrelevant the opinion of this outsider may be, that many of us recognize there is more than one truth.  

Resolving Conflicting Reports on Israel and Gaza…

After several obsessive weeks of helplessly absorbing news from an array of confounding perspectives about the Israel-Gaza conflict, this admittedly overpriveleged and far-removed US citizen came to an ultimately exasperated conclusion…

Respectfully, fuck both sides of aggression. Also, fuck the current US government - or govercorp inc. - and American corporate media.

However, after reading this and realizing how easily compassion for mass psychological trauma in Gaza can be mistaken for anti-semitism, I’d like to be clear: I believe both sides still have a right to peace, a right to exist, to be recognized, without persecution or oppression. I do not see either Israel or Hamas as ‘rightful.’ Given their history and recent atrocities over the last month, the notion of righteousness on either side is an audacious absurdity. 
Leaders and many people of Israel and Gaza have claimed the only resolution to nightmarish revolving deadly offensives is total obliteration of the other side. 

Trust and compassion have been gutted from majorities and replaced with hatred, fear, and vengeance. Both Israel and Hamas have declared Gaza a battleground where civilians and children at play were acceptable casualties. Both sides have created another psychologically scarred generation.
Genocidal commentary and continued indiscriminate deadly force appears to come down to compounding psychological hysteria, false righteousness, and bigotry. 

What it actually comes down to, for me and others with only an ultimately distorted digital window into a universally disturbing man-made hell, is this: we’re not in a position to judge the words and feelings of anyone going through this first-hand. But we bear witness to what happens to entire generations taught to fear and hate - with minds and hearts mutilated beyond recognition.
Although we most likely don’t have the whole story, we see the sickness spill over again and again and some of us are very afraid of what may come next. Some of us want to lay blame. Some of us want yet another round of vengeful action. 

This seems to be where the US government and corporate media play a role.
Officially, our government pretends to promote only defensive tactics, and is eager to see a peaceful resolution reached, but then continues to arm Israel to the teeth, even as periods of peace are granted.

Not only did the US resupply Israel with weapons and ammo from an emergency stockpile, even when there was no emergency request filed, we are filtering pro-Israel propaganda through mainstream corporate media to support Israel’s attacks on Gaza. 

We can argue until infinity about right and wrong, ‘legitimate’ war and terrorism, but to claim support of one side over the other seems illogical and short-sighted. The trauma and blind hatred among Israelis and Palestinians is wretchedly understandable, and ultimately undeniable - as are persecuted sympathetic minorities occupying both sides

The simple truth is openly considering many different published perspectives of this situation causes the illusion of a ‘rightful’ party to vanish completely, leaving the reality of dead civilians and children behind.

As peaceful negotiations take place in Cairo today, which will hopefully lead to a prolonged ceasefire, I want the people of Israel and Gaza to know I don’t pretend to know your unbearable agony. But I am against the hypocritical claims and actions of the US government and media, alongside the indiscriminate violence of Israel and Hamas. As allowed, vengeance travels with centrifugal momentum, until there is nothing left. 

I have no place wishing away the long-tortured mentality of so many tormented souls. But, like all humans under all gods (or no gods at all), I still hope for the miracle of peace - for an end to their suffering. And note, however irrelevant the opinion of this outsider may be, that many of us recognize there is more than one truth.  

With rhythm and melody that can stimulate and soothe in equal measure, the lyrical Truth found on this captivating track feels like a uniquely refreshing sonic shower.

emsevolution:

The Fibonacci Sequence is everywhere.

emsevolution:

The Fibonacci Sequence is everywhere.

aethermage:

Fibonacci spiral, the Golden spiral can be seen in nature, it can be found in the human body, in the shapes of galaxies in space as well as here, with the pyramids. The spiral radiates from Thoth’s holy chamber and outwards towards the pyramids in a perfect Golden spiral.

aethermage:

Fibonacci spiral, the Golden spiral can be seen in nature, it can be found in the human body, in the shapes of galaxies in space as well as here, with the pyramids. The spiral radiates from Thoth’s holy chamber and outwards towards the pyramids in a perfect Golden spiral.

Russell Brand’s breakdown on The Trewof Sean Hannity’s shameless bullying of Yousef Munayyer regarding Israel is on point. 

When the act of publicly spreading thoughtful dissent is an act of bravery, as it appears to be these days, I have to give Brand due respect. He’s been at this in one form or another for a while now.

Although Brand’s form of commentary might seem cheeky and even a little wild-eyed at times, his ability to entertainingly and articulately highlight the underlying bias of propaganda machines like Hannity’s show is admirable. And, although Hannity immediately set up a response segment, with no less than three commentators to presumably back him up during his attempted public shredding of Brand’s intelligence and integrity, Hannity only managed to set himself up to ultimately look like a fool.

Back when I saw Brand onscreen for the first time years ago, I didn’t expect to truly respect that guy one day and can’t help wondering where other powerful communicators with great vision may be hiding out…

Reveling in this work of musical art.

Words, sound, and movement, meticulously interwoven in Sia’s video, ‘Chandelier,’ from her album 1000 Forms of Fear.

mulaneysbutt:

John Oliver’s message to the Internet Trolls to bombard fcc.gov/comments

Last Week Tonight | 6.1.14 | (x)

Keep it up! We just entered the ‘response’ period to the initial public comment phase. Although, it is technically labeled a response phase, you can still, technically, say whatever you want.

Full brilliant John Oliver segment here.

"The Cage" (Star Trek pilot episode), spoken by John Hoyt as “Dr. Philip Boyce” (0:06:18)

Dear Star Trek: 
Even though you were a little sexist in your early years, I’m forever grateful for the truths you’ve told us from the get go.

"The Cage" (Star Trek pilot episode), spoken by John Hoyt as “Dr. Philip Boyce” (0:06:18)

Dear Star Trek:

Even though you were a little sexist in your early years, I’m forever grateful for the truths you’ve told us from the get go.

Challenge your preconceptions. Or they will challenge you. Vulcan Proverb