the naked eye

If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
William Blake


Book-burning Day in Florida *

Bebelplatz Square

Florida has been known for some dastardly crazy socio-politics but when it comes to old fashion book-burning, a second look is required. The push to burn the Quaran by this so-called Christian Pastor, Terry Jones, in Florida smacks of the book burning done in what is now known as the Bebelplatz of Berlin where piles of books representing a wide range of authors were burned. The book-burning happened after a law was passed in April, 1933, that targeted Jews as well as political opponents of the Nazi regime, i.e., communists and socialists, or anyone else who thought differently. Those of this group who were civil servants were no longer employed.

The Nazis used scapegoating to diminish humans and take control.

How difference is the actions of Christian Pastor Terry Jones and his Dove World Outreach Center?

On May 10, 1933, the works of Albert Einstein, Franz Kafka, Marcel Proust, Sigmund Freud, Bertolt Brecht, Karl Marx, Emile Zola amongst many others, like Hemingway, were ravaged off the University of Berlin shelves and thrown onto a pile of 20,000 plus books and set to flame in an affront to make anything of a literate value solely sourced from an Aryan ancestry.

There was an overwhelming response against this book-burning by Americans at the time. Ironically, one has to argue that the response to this Florida Pastor and his congregation is bit anti-climatic. How could a group of people get it so wrong? How could so many not be paying attention? LOOK!PAY ATTENTION!! But then, when people don't pay attention and the conditions are of that ferment...involution apparently happens.

Naomi Woolf covers this nicely in her book The End of America. She, the Thomas Paine of the modern era, discusses ten bullet points that rally the take over of Germany by the Nazis...all ten points btw, are heralded here.

What allows this sort of thing to come about? Well, that's the benefit of history...WE get to learn it so that WE don't repeat mistakes.

The other Naomi...Naomi Klein, described a phenomenon that happens in societies when leaders use disasters to take their countries into a wild direction. Germany had it's burning of the Reichtag; the U.S. had it's 9/11. Her book, The Shock Doctrine; the Rise of Disaster Capitalism, describes the mechanism very well (listen to all six parts if you're so inclined to make the journey).

When you get done listening to both Naomi's, current events start to make sense....

As a side note: the biblical Ruth, in the Bible (there was a book named after her), after the death of her husband, had decided to follow her mother-in-law in her migration. Her name was Naomi....

The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.
Thomas Huxley

* ...of all places.



I know, is the dog star.
take a left at Orion.

I have seen.
It moves quickly
and retraces its footsteps...

Venus too does this while sprinting,
moving quickly,
gains the inside track.

recognizably divulge themselves
because of their brilliance,
adherence to the ecliptic,
and rapid drag.

for the naked eye
are the true-background
upon which the planets traverse.
Night companions...
The only true constant

that radiates into our nights
and spills into our days.


How the !*#@ is this a magazine?

Watch for the huge meatball.


The Event Horizon...

beyond which we can never see the light from because the space in between us and that is increasing faster than the speed of light...


Sign of The Times?

Is this the future we're writing for ourselves?...


Still Standing?

Really?... Perhaps the bleached bimbo should take a lesson from the Black Knight...

...and may she float off into the sunset on her fake boobs.


Borna Sammak

oooooh aaaaaaah I like this guy.

Untitled Video Painting 02 from borna on Vimeo.


The Great Prelude...

Don't Forget to Breathe

From the new Stargate Universe...

by Alexi Murdoch

In the quiet of the shadow
In the corner of a room
Darkness moves upon you
Like a cloud across the moon

You're a-wearing all the silence
Of a constant that will turn
Like the windmill left deserted
Or the sun forever burn

So don't forget to breathe
Don't forget to breathe
Your whole life is here
No eleventh hour reprieve
So don't forget to breathe

Keep your head above water
But don't forget to breathe

And all the suffering that you've witnessed
And the hand prints on the wall
They remind you how it's endless
How endlessly you fall

And the answer that you're seeking
For the question that you found
Drives you further to confusion
As you lose your sense of ground

So don't forget to breathe
Don't forget to breathe
Your whole life is here
No eleventh hour reprieve
So don't forget to breathe

Keep your head above water
But don't forget to breathe


Don't forget to breathe
Don't forget to breathe
You know you are here
But you find you want to leave
So don't forget to... breathe

Just breathe
Just breathe
Just breathe...
Just breathe...
Just breathe...


Does the Moon have water?

Today, NASA crashed two spacecraft, unmanned, into a southern crater on the Moon in an attempt to find out if there is water there...

BBC NEWS Science & Environment US spacecraft crash into the Moon


"a whining sense of entitlement"

Congressman Kevin Brady's letter is questioning the inadequacy of the Washington D.C. public transit to cart around participants of the 9/12 Show. Having voted against additional funding for the service, he now suffers no qualms spending tax dollars to investigate this inadequacy...ironic...Clawson on Daily Kos sums it up about Republicans with their "whining sense of entitlement."