Monday, 5 November 2012

Music as a Tool Through Which to Express Interpretations of Realiy.

Inspiring bit of music, enchanting and eerie compilation of clips from Venice at Carnivale. Reminds me of the winters me and my mom would go to visit friends and my dad's tomb (on the Isola San Michele). Beecham said, 'The function of music is to release us from the tyranny of conscious thought."

I brought this up with my mom yesterday, a hardcore music junky, and she expressed wonder at the irrational domain we enter when we give ourselves over to the enjoyment of it, mentioning the calculated, mathematical aspect of music.I guess it does seem a little paradoxical, at first glance, that something so precise can evoke such abandon. But it doesn't surprise me; what's likely to solicit a raw response more so than an earnest and sincerely committed expression of worship of vibration?

We are in a constant state of vibration ourselves, as organisms, vibrating with each other and our environment. Blake is the person who first introduced me to thinking about morphogenesis, a term which describes the evolution of a body structure within a taxonomic group. He suggested applying this term to the give and take nature of humanity's interaction with its environment. The give and take, influenced by our surroundings as our presence impacts them. Constant vibration in our perpetual symbiotic exchange.

Music is a tool through which express interpretations of that reality.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Wiped Out and Dumbed Down: Vaccines and Structural Insanity

During his appearance on Zeitgeist: Moving Forward Gabor Maté discusses idealogies and how their uselessness can be harmful, and that rings very true with the information pharmacutical corporations and hospitals supply us with regarding the treatments they sell to us.

Flu season is just around the corner, and it typically stretches through the early spring. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending that everyone older than 6 months get their flu shot.
During the 2011-2012 flu season, 128 million people in the U.S., or 42 percent of the population, received a flu shot, according to the CDC. That's close to the 43 percent that were vaccinated the previous year.
CDC officials estimated flu vaccinations last year prevented 5 million cases of influenza, and 40,000 hospitalizations. 
(Taken from 6 Flu Vaccine Myths by Karen Rowan in LiveScience.)

Well, actually, in clinical trials, risks of hospitalization and wheezing were increased in children younger than 2 years of age who received FluMist (a vaccine indicated for active immunization for the prevention of influenza disease), caused by influenza A subtype viruses and the type B virus contained in the vaccine.
So the article opens with a series of empty statements. The statistics they cite come from tests paid for by the pharmaceutical companies promoting the drugs, so they may as well have opened with "We've done a lot of good shit. Take it from us." 
Notice that CDC crops up four times in the article, the credibility of official CDC approval is being milked to emphasize the credibility of the vaccination. Of course what does CDC get paid to do? Control and prevent disease, okay, so under what circumstances would the corporation stand to lose significant profit? It would stand to lose profit in a healthy society. So you could say, and would be right to say, that it is in the CDC's professional interest for people to be in demand of medicine. Outside of a monetary framework of reference, this would have no negative implications for society at large. However within our current socioeconomic system in which we have structural poverty it is inevitable that we will see an increasing inclination for cost-cutting, because no one wants to be at the bottom. 
This fear of being at the bottom has prevailed over generations, and along with the compound effects of inequality on people it has prevailed over morality and over science, and in many cases we have seen it hiding behind the disguise of morality or science.
Here for example, instead of studying the possibility of natural remedies or least sincerely conducting experiments into creating medicines, I'm seeing the opposite: an industry in which pharmaceutical companies earnestly guard their own grossly inflated financial wealth by haphazardly combining various chemical compounds and market them to a willing public after careless and more often than not inconclusive testing, resulting in a very sick population. It's not medicine, it's genocide.

In its 1968 yearly report, the Rockefeller Foundation acknowledged funding the development of so-called “anti-fertility vaccines” and their implementation on a mass-scale. Soon the Foundation’s efforts began to have effect. In its annual report of 1988, The RF happily reported the progress made by the Foundation’s Population Division in the field of anti-fertility vaccines:

“India’s National Institute of Immunology successfully completed in 1988 the first phase of trials with three versions of an anti-fertility vaccine for women. Sponsored by the government of India and supported by the Foundation, the trials established that with each of the tested vaccines, at least one year of protection against pregnancy could be expected, based on the levels of antibodies formed in response to the immunization schedule.”

And yet these institutions kick back in the glow of our blind trust, and the propaganda continues to become even more ridiculously, brazenly manipulative; "You would do anything to protect your baby," simper giant colourful posters plastered to the walls of the hospital where I am due to give birth.

A large-scale scientific study in approximately 50,000 pregnant women and their infants over five flu seasons found no difference in the risk for developing influenza illness among those who received the influenza vaccine during pregnancy and those who did not receive the vaccine. Reviews in the medical journal The Lancet found a lack of health benefit of influenza vaccine for children under two and significantly increased rates of vaccine-related adverse events in children. Now pregnant women are constantly told that high levels of mercury are potentially very damaging to our  fetus, but many seasonal influenza vaccines contain mercury, from the preservative thimerosal, in amounts exceeding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommended safe levels.

Still pregnant women and mothers happily, willingly contaminate themselves and their children. What I'm talking about is a docile ignorance so complete that reality is severely distorted. 

you know?
Information isn't just restricted, it's tampered with. So the context with which one relates to reality is a fabrication, this is damaging to one's relationship with it. One's relationship with reality now grows inorganically, artificially, and that has extremely dangerous connotations, because one is continuously putting one's quality of life in unnecessary risk.
One doesn't have control over how one understands and interacts with one's environment. One's knowledge of what one perceives as harmful or beneficial to oneself and one's loved ones is based in misinformation.
'It is the work of the devil to pervert the word of the Lord." One has a situation in which one's reality is being perverted, a situation in which entire populations are being wiped out and dumbed down in a fervent insane rush towards the zombie apocalypse. It's almost Biblical. Poisoned crops, mutated children, plutocracy, institutional theft, structural classism and structural violence... All symptoms of our slavery, of our trauma, as a race. We don't know about free will, we're not understanding what's really going on. 

And until one asks oneself, What matters? 

That until that day / The dream of lasting peace, / World citizenship / Rule of international morality / Will remain in but a fleeting illusion to be pursued, / But never attained.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012


Some of Blake's tweets that resonated quite deeply with me;

Democracy. The flying spaghetti monster of political fundamentalism. Another zombie idea, conceived by cavemen, overruled by nature. Democracy, the demented kid brother of Kleptocracy. Both screaming abortions of the debt vortex. Democracy means government for sale.

Think about these sound, thoughtful statements in comparison to some of the utter yang we hear advocates of the concept, which is really just a collage of paradoxical insanisms, spout so charismatically. America seems hung up on "democracy." Democracy is one of the last straws this bath-salt guzzling wildebeast is clutching madly at as it slowly thunders to the ground.


My point really is, unity won't be reached through variations of coercive systems hiding behind buzzwords like "democracy", unity will be reached when Earth's inhabitants declare Earth's resources the common heritage of all its people. Politics are irrelevant when it comes to the fundamental well being of the human race. 

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Balance in a monetary-based economy

I'm sprawled out across the sofa, at around half five Tuesday afternoon, watching the pemier for the new Bond movie Skyfall with Blake livestream on YouTube. Outside, the eerie East Anglia suberban Autumn draws towards a wet dusk. On the screen, the camera pans across the huge throngs of Bond fans, dizzily shouting and screaming at the camera man, or moving absent mindedly to the iconic Bond tunes blasting over several megaphones.
Golden words he will pour in your ear
But his lies can't disguise what you fear
Some gape in vague ecstasy, others fire high screams and jubilantly falsely familiar smiles into my livingroom, their arms extended yearningly. Daniel Craig's face has been printed onto peices of card and laminated; young fans hold these up to cover their faces when they notice the camera on them.
I turn to Blake; "If humanity ever does evolve in the... Resource based economy direction... Which is such a lazy way of refering to what I mean... But if we ever do... We will look back on this and cringe."
Blake reminds me that although I shouldn't get taken in by this sort of thing, my quality of life will decrease if I allow my repulsion to blind me from percieving and enjoying other aspects of this and similar events. This resembles a discussion we shared when we watched 2012's closing Olympics ceremony; me wincing, Blake calm, fascinated.
"The clothes, the expressions, people, the propaganda..." He's able to watch this charade and enjoy the fact that so many people are united in mutual appreciation for a work of art. He remarks on the absurdity of celebrity worship, but his remarks are devoid of bitterness. What an O.G.
The man with the midas touch
A spider's touch
Such a cold finger
Beckons you to enter his web of sin
But don't go in
I think one of the reasons I real so disgustedly is because I haven't fully committed to understanding my perspective. Let me try here. Only within the last year have I learned to recognise the dysfunctionalities of human culture; zen master Blakey has discovered, been inscensed, and accepted.
"You can't let it drive you insane," he says. Balance. "There are millions of live, beating hearts gathered there."
Seeing people shed tears and rejoice for one of the movies which I would say best epitomises glorification of the corrupt British secret service which is fucking with us hardcore off screen, watch them cheer one of the instruments of their captivity, irks me. I'm reminded of one of my later acid trips, what I felt when I turned to my friends and watched them roll on the floor stuffing their faces with junk food and smoke faster than they could spew them out in delerious laughter. Willing slavery! But not freely willing, since we don't actually have a clue what's going down.
These friends of mine suffered addiction to junk food, narcotics and their own egos, and they are also soulful, compassionate and funny people. Living organisms, enjoying themselves. 
I look at them and I see not both sides, but the whole.

Is non-violence a sustainable and functional commitment?

Is non-violence a sustainable and functional commitment?

Think of weapons of mass destruction, what results do their use ultimately have? Ultimately, none. If I were to build the most potent, most powerfully destructive weapon, it would be the weapon that destroyed everything. Everything, including itself, it's creators, a whisper of any memory of what had gone before, or any hope of anything to come after.

The best way to interact with one's environment is scientifically. If we are scientific in our approach to reality, the quality of our lives is improved. Our accomodation is secure, our diet is balanced and healthy, and our boilers come on and off when we want them to. The quality of our relationships is also improved, because sincerity is needed in order to truthfully communicate.
Think about it. If we designed a value system in which various contradicting and weird ideologies were deemed key components, and then wished to see it take to a civillisation, we would have to dogmantically implement it on a society by integrating it in all aspects of the status quo. In no other way would it stick, because it's not fundementally beneficial for a community to adhere to an architectured value system. Even if some ideologies present within this system are seemingly innane, like 'Pink is a nice colour', it still oppresses creativity and prevents genuine interaction with the colour pink, and with any other colour. Pink being a nice colour
We would have to integrate this ideaology in the status quo using tools of manipulation, such as advertising and other, more insidious forms of propaganda. We would be left with a society founded on coercion, in which inequality and confusion were structural components.
So we need to interact with eachother scientifically! We need to base our decisions on whats working at the time, go with the flow, instead of stunting our evolution! And  we have to have ballance, also, fundementally.

I think that science is defined by being the best tool with which to interact with reality,

If tools are defined by their design, then it follows that creation is the superior force. Rather it follows that creation is true, and destruction is the absence of force.