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.