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08
May
17

Hypernormalisation


To better understand and comprehend the world as we are coming to know it, the reason for what is evolving, one need look at the history to what makes it so; and this comprehensive BBC documentary is a good start to that end:

08
May
17

Free Speech and Religious Liberty


Trump Administration’s Executive Order: `President Trump Signs the Executive Order on Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty‘ .

An Essay written in 2005 anticipated the potential negative outcome for many Americans given the growing, vocal presence of the Conservative Religious Right within the politic of the day.

The premise for the original essay is the offering of an open invitation to move to Canada, to those Americans who were becoming increasingly concerned for the positioning of the political and socially conservative, right-wing, evangelical religious movement to influence the White House and ultimately, the Supreme Court, to amend Constitutional laws in favor of their Bible-driven beliefs.

It would seem that day has finally materialized some twelve years later under the Trump-Pence Administration.

The original essay:

`IN GOD THEY TRUST – NBC with TOM BROKAW  (2005-10-23)

If you are a non-believer that is Christian, gay, democrat or liberal in your views and lastly, AMERICAN, Canada has a lot of vacant land available for occupancy whenever you are ready. And from what I saw and heard on this program, though a brief expose of what is gong on in the good old’ US, I would be looking to pack up and move real soon..

The infusion of evangelical religious fervour and the insidious means they employ to establish their faith amongst the many and subsequently the political pressure this puts on the State, the judicial system, it is cause for not only Americans but also, the rest of the world to be concerned.

The evangelical, conservative Christian movement is organized and determined to put their mark on the majority of America in order to shape the future direction of that country. Their coy manner of insisting that they do not have a political agenda, that they do not impose their theology on others is a ruse. They know what their objectives are and precisely how they expect to achieve those goals. And with their ally in the Oval Office – they are on the road to achieve those goals. With the Congress and eventually the Supreme Court weighted in their favour – the implication of this movement will outlive this administration. It is fearful to see and hear American citizens negating any sense of reason or judgement in exercising their right to vote. Regardless of the political aspirations or abilities of a political candidate be they for the presidency, congress or any other arm of the federal government, as long as that individual holds to their same right wing (though they would not label themselves as such), moral Christian values – that is where their vote will be directed. George W Bush is living proof of that commitment

The fear for the balance of Americans in success of this movement is how it translates to the rest of the world’s religious communities the most obvious of these being the Islamic faith who view the events in the United States as a furtherance of the Christian dominance of the world – at their expense. In addition, as has been brutally illustrated to date, they will sacrifice themselves to prevent this from happening.

The rift these events create within the social fabric of American society will have the affect of undermining the united front that up until the unfolding of these events can only serve the enemies of the US – what is the old adage – United we conquer – divided we fall.

Thank you CANADA!’

The invitation from this Canadian still stands!

 

17
Apr
17

EROTIC DIGITAL DESIRES


The Internet provides an opportunity to discover interesting `tools’ designed by those who have the capacity to do so and then, find interesting ways to utilize these tools possibly in ways not originally intended.  Just such a tool I discovered is presented by

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It is clear by now that a tsunami of `porn’ related material is widely available via the Internet that spans the full spectrum of sexual act performed by persons of a comparable spectrum of sexual orientation.

The objective here is to marry the two by utilizing a digital conversation tool that essentially maps the content of a digital photo (jpeg or similar). The result is as an example here:

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To view the product of this marriage, armed with a YouTube account when requested to `sign in’, you can view a brief video titled: Erotic Digital Desires

 

07
Mar
17

History Relived?


TRUMP aka NERO

Three months into the first term of the Trump Presidency the World is witnessing an erosion of confidence in the foundational institutions of American civil society from its Office of the President through to and including, the institution of the Free Press.

Some have likened Trump’s short-term, to date, as the 45th President of the United States as a train wreck in the making. The President’s short bursts, often unsubstantiated, of claims of Fake News by the Mainstream media outlets, often referred to as the `Fifth Column’ to a Democracy, is undermining the Publics confidence in what is true and accurate reporting.  The claims, often communicated late at night or early morning via Twitter, strangely correlate to reports conveyed by Breitbart News and Infowars; Internet-based, alternate News channels. These News media outlets cater to those within the broader community steeped in conspiratorial theories and captioned in their reports such phrases as `information the government doesn’t want you to know‘. Too, the audiences to these channels are widely known to be mostly Caucasian and Christian, religious belief.

The fires of suspicion and mistrust this early into the Trump Administration often fanned by biased pundits and celebrity personalities keen on advancing the strongly right-wing agenda bolstered by a Republican majority in Congress, Senate and now, the Supreme Court, combined with the substantial undermining of the Free Press; one has to question whether this will be the spark of insecurity that ignites the demise of the Republic that is the United States.

History has a cruel way of repeating itself if for no other reason then to attempt to teach Humanity the ills of its ways, and until such becomes the case; the equivalent to Rome of the past, a Nation’s self-annihilation may happen but once again. 

 

 

 

20
Dec
16

Purple Revolution – saga begins?


This is an addendum to an earlier essay posting addressing the potential for Hillary Clinton and George Soros teaming together to initiate what will effectively be a challenge to both the Left and the Right political philosophies of United States politics enshrined with the title :

`Purple Revolution’. [reference:https://naykdpoet.com/2016/11/14/186107/]

Since writing and posting the essay, what has been striking is the subtle emphasis on the color `purple’ in the staging of backdrops, etc., within program broadcasts by Networks noted for the left-wing liberal leaning. At first, I thought I was being a bit paranoid except for the very few occasions post the national election, every instance of Hillary Clinton is in the public media she is always dressed in the color `Purple’.

As such, being struck by this seeming coincidence, I have made it a point to see if there were any potential trends toward a political end; then, it wasn’t until I happened upon an episode of Full Frontal hosted by Canadian comedian, Samantha Bee. Bee, her coverage since the election, has been outspoken against Donald J. Trump becoming the 45th President of the United States.

Then, on the  December 19th 2016 episode video posting captioned: `Strange Bedfellows | Full Frontal with Samantha Bee | TBS’ [https://youtu.be/wuSDfVRGI54] Bee interviews none other than Glenn Beck, a self-confessed `catastrophys’ [his word not mine]. Widely known to represent a somewhat right, if not extreme, political philosophy.

What is communicated should be obvious to anyone; a well-scripted exchange between two polar opposites to serve the purpose to:

  1. Clearly identify Bee’s and Beck’s opposing political position: leftright, respectively;
  2. Recognition of a common potential threat coming from not just Trump the 45th President of the United States, but, his cabinet and administration;
  3. The resolve that compromise, in the face of this threat, would be a mutually `good thing’ for all concerned;
  4. Remediation of Beck’s tarnished character to recognize him as a credible and workable partner [notice that he is wearing a `green‘ color sweater and not `red’ for he is not directly affiliated with the republican wing as such; the, lastly,
  5. A `marriage’ of the two (extreme) positions, taking a common ground stance reflective of the needs of the `People’ followed by celebrating with a bonding by  `cake’, not surprisingly adorned a `Red’ dress [often taken as an occult symbol] and finally, the mutual `sacrificial eating’ of the other’s head. A truce as it were.

Now, before being accused of promoting a conspiracy theory implicating Samantha Bee of Full Frontal and, Glenn Beck, an independent TV political personality/pundit; take a look at the following screenshots taken from the video.https://youtu.be/wuSDfVRGI54

While watching the exchange, what is clearly front and center, is the colorful sweaters Bee and Beck are wearing. In the case of Bee, it is a very bright and clearly `blue’ sweater color adorned with various color balls and shapes and, Beck, his being a distinctive `green’ with the image of a muscled Santa on the front.

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It was not until the 7:14min mark into the video that something had changed. It was subtle enough to almost have missed it: Bee’s sweater color changed from the distinctive `blue’ to a subtle `purple’.bandicam-2016-12-20-14-14-40-200

This seemed odd since it seemed to happen just post the `marriage’ ceremony and presenting of the cake as an offering to the mutual coming together and the eating of heads.

A swatch of color was copied from the `purple’ sweater and pasted onto the `blue’ sweater to emphasize the change.

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Now, some, and it would be reasonable,  may argue this could be simply due to a change in the lighting of the scene; true but, why at the end of the interview when it would most symbolize the `marriage’ of the left wing (blue) and the right-wing (red), to harmonize as an alternate force in the middle (purple)?

Take all this as you will, however, for those who appreciate techniques of soft [re-]programming of advertising and marketing (a.k.a: propaganda machine) campaigns; this has the markings of possibly being one of them. Too, note the prominent color of

Full Frontal’s staging is a vibrant PURPLEsbpurple

To conclude, it is neither here nor there as to my personal concerns in this matter, it purely stems from a curiosity and watcher of trends.

It is ultimately up to each individual to determine if anything is going on<?>

 

02
Dec
16

Will It [N]ever Happen?


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               Donald J. Trump                            Rodrigo Duterte

Face it, the reality is that the System; the organized, political, judicial and institutional structure of civil society, as it has evolved, comprehensively, is beyond the scope of any Common-person or group of persons, to evoke REAL CHANGE!

Regardless of the Country-nation, be it one governed by democratic philosophy or autocratic, dictatorial oppressive rule; those individual citizens who advocate for a leadership role, on the strength of reforming the rule of law and legislative governance at the behest of the Common citizen, typically renege on the rhetorical promises made during their electoral campaign.

Virtually, on every occasion in the last century; be they President, Prime Minister, Autocratic Dictator or, other titled leader of a Nation, democratically elected or not, to the highest Office of the Nation; upon taking office and at times before, the only true change observed is diametrically opposite in direction to that advocated in the course of their electoral campaigning.

The direct consequence of this failing on the part of those elected to lead In the majority of countries deemed to have fully open, free democratic election processes; the percentage of those who actually vote typically falls below fifty-percent. Meaning, the candidate elected to Office in effect represents significantly less than a minor majority of the nation’s Peoples. The level of political skepticism and mistrust of elected officials effectually nullifies its true significance and fundamentally, is a waste of time and of public revenues.

So what is the remedy solution if, in fact, there is one to be had?

The answer to this question is elusive at this time, however, there are TWO real-time case-studies to be observed over the course of the next coming year of 2017 and beyond:

A) The Presidency of Donald J. Trump – 45 President of the United States

B) The Presidency of Rodrigo Duterte – Newly elected President of the Philippines

The significance of these two presidential administrations stems from both incumbents being elected on the strength of severe and radical CHANGE to the Establishment rule preceding being officially sworn to Office of President. Each having taken a controversial stance on the current state-of-governance and affairs.

In the case of Donald Trump, President-Elect; his brash and at times controversial statements in presenting his electoral platform focused on the middle-class; advocating for their better representation in the form of jobs and equality to share in the prosperity of the nation captioned by his electoral slogan: `Make America Great Again’.

However, the professional character of those whom his `Transition Team’ has announced, to date, to hold senior cabinet positions within the Trump Administration would suggest the antithesis to the far-reaching promises of his campaigning rhetoric.

Donald J. Trump – President Elect

With respect to President Duterte; his election rhetoric too was brash and controversial in nature. His use of deriding language focused on the condition of the middle-class but, more significantly, with respect to the state-of-the nation’s widespread, illegal drug cartels and, rampant corruption of those within public offices of government and private businesses advocating for a ruthless, eradicating approach to remedy the problems.

President Duterte

In conclusion, given the atypical construct of the campaigns awarding these two unconventional individuals the highest office of their respective Nations; the domestic and international implications of their administrative policies during their time of governance as yet to manifest on the world stage, undoubtedly, regardless, they will have a long-term impact on next generation, electoral cycle machinations for their respective nations as well, for those of observing nations.

However, in the interim, the Common-person still remains hostage to the failings of those who choose to come forward on the strength and promise of REAL CHANGE and, the inability of the System to mitigate its failings.

 

14
Oct
16

News Headlines Oct 14, 2016


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The following are the Headlines of News for the Day as covered by DemocracyNow (DemocracyNow.org) for this day October 14, 2016.

The negativity that emanates from this list of world events is reflective of the depressing state the globe today with little optimism for it to change any time soon!

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