Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Baptism of Oilah Akbar

According to religious tenets "baptism" is the immersion of a person into water, symbolizing the death of the old "bad self", then being retrieved out of that water symbolizing a resurrection to a new and "better self".

The baptisers also believe that Jesus was baptised in the Jordan river by John the Baptist.

Most of those religionists of American Churchianity also believe that followers of Jesus may do whatever they want to the environment, teaching that it was made for them to do with it as they please.

Their theme song lyrics for this doctrine might be "its yo thang ... do whatcha wanna do".

That dogma has led to a change in the aroma of baptisms at the spot where Jesus was said to have been baptised:
Environmentalists claim that the hallowed spot along the Jordan River where Christians believe John the Baptist baptized Jesus Christ has become too filthy for human use.

"Untreated sewage continues to flow both directly and indirectly into the river," said Gidon Bromberg of Friends of the Earth Middle East, a group calling for baptism to be banned at a site where thousands of Christian pilgrims immerse themselves each year in the green-brown water.
(Washington Post). It almost goes without saying that these right wing dogmas now give new meaning to "dipshit".

These right wing tenets are also believed in the Oilah Akbar religion of modern civilization, where it is taught that the faithful should be baptised in oil in more ways than one.

The dogma basically asserts that the baptism of Oilah Akbar represents the death of the "bad self" of human civilization, and a resurrection to a gas guzzling "better self" civilization addicted to the toxins of Oilah Akbar.

The death aspects of the oily religion are hidden from public view and cognition most of the time, because Deepwater Horizon catastrophic spills do not take up the news cycle every day.

But each and every day the earth is baptized in the noxious chemicals, green house gases, and plastic garbage the faithful adherents of Oilah Akbar cover it with.

The first part of the "bad self" of the earth that will die from toxic poisoning will take out world civilization with it, because the truth is that oily civilization is the bad part of the world of nations.

What will rise in its place is unknown, but it will be a "better self" as far as the survival of the environment is concerned, because the toxins will diminish.

The remaining unknown is whether or not the new civilization will be able to finally figure out what planet it is on, what the environment really is, and from that time forward stay away from the ecocide of the modern worship of the toxins of the Oilah Akbar religion.

Since "apocalypse" means revelation, a revealing, I guess this is an apocalyptic post about the coming baptism by fire, and how to avoid it on a planetary scale.

Friday, July 30, 2010

The Assassination of The Gulf of Mexico

Those who know about jury trials know that a jury often has to decide which "expert" has it right.

The BP Deepwater Horizon catastrophe and resultant litigation is no exception to that time-worn reality that takes place in U.S. courts daily.

One group of experts paid by BP will try to minimize the potential effects of Corexit dispersant, while another group of experts fear that grave damage will result because of the overuse of the dispersant Corexit:
We oppose the use of chemical dispersants in the Gulf, and urgently recommend an immediate halt to their application. We believe that Corexit dispersants, in combination with crude oil, pose grave health risks to marine life and human health, and threaten to deplete critical niches in the Gulf food web that may never recover.
(Dr. Shaw et al., emphasis added). Now it has been discovered that the dispersant has made its way into the low end of the food chain of the Gulf:
Scientists have found signs of an oil-and-dispersant mix under the shells of tiny blue crab larvae in the Gulf of Mexico, the first clear indication that the unprecedented use of dispersants in the BP oil spill has broken up the oil into toxic droplets so tiny that they can easily enter the food chain.

Marine biologists started finding orange blobs under the translucent shells of crab larvae in May, and have continued to find them "in almost all" of the larvae they collect, all the way from Grand Isle, Louisiana, to Pensacola, Fla. -- more than 300 miles of coastline -- said Harriet Perry, a biologist with the University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Coast Research Laboratory.

And now, a team of researchers from Tulane University using infrared spectrometry to determine the chemical makeup of the blobs has detected the signature for Corexit, the dispersant BP used so widely ...
(Huffington Post). The damage is cumulative, since bigger fish eat contaminated larvae, then even bigger fish eat those fish, and on and on until the disaster is of apocalyptic proportions:
Though all dispersants are potentially dangerous when applied in such volumes, Corexit is particularly toxic. It contains petroleum solvents and a chemical that, when ingested, ruptures red blood cells and causes internal bleeding. It is also bioaccumulative, meaning its concentration intensifies as it moves up the food chain.

The timing for exposure to these chemicals could not be worse. Herring and other small fish hatch in the spring, and the larvae are especially vulnerable. As they die, disaster looms for the larger predator fish, as well as dolphins and whales.

As I swam back to the surface, some big fish came up to the boat — cobia, amberjacks weighing up to 60 pounds — looking for a handout. These are the fish that have made the Gulf a famously productive fishing area. But they rely on the forage fish that are now being devastated by the combined effects of oil and chemical dispersants. In a short time, the predator fish will either starve or sicken and die from eating highly contaminated forage fish.
(NY Times). This outcome was foreseeable as Dredd Blog pointed out a while back.

Here is a look at the reality BP is desperately trying to cover up.

EPA lied about air pollution dangers in the aftermath of the Three Towers during the clean up after 911, and republicans recently stopped the vote to give health coverage to those "first responders" at ground zero.

They are doing the same thing with the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe, lying about the effects on the food chain, contrary to notable scientists.

People in that area will die or become ill from the toxins spread in the Gulf of Mexico, like some 900 of the first responders at ground zero did.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Why Does MOMCOM Hate America? - 2

In the first episode we quoted General and later President Eisenhower who said that the military entitlement mentality would end up as "humanity hanging on a cross of iron".

Can we make Eisenhower's case?

The graph shows that the endless U.S. wars have been good for MOMCOM, because the companies that she-it is composed of are warsters of war profiteering infamy.

Notice the steep rise in income of the top 1% who compose MOMCOM following the beginning of the Bush II wars, shown by the vertical red line.

This has given MOMCOM incentive to catapult the propaganda against civil government offices (congress, president, judiciary) via the mainstream media's incessant put down of the civil government, along with the incessant effort to make heroes of the military.

The take-down of McChrystal was an indirection operation designed to give the appearance that the civil government representatives of the people have more power and are in charge over the military, but if that was true the wars would have ended long ago, in accord with the express will of the majority.

The bleep goes on.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Government of the Government - 2

The art of government "these daze" is to avoid being governed by the people.

The purpose in that is to rule the people in the sense of making the masses servants, in a hidden way, to those shadowy figures we call "the elites".

It is a time-worn struggle that not only originally engendered the United States as a nation, but a struggle that has moulded the nation's path down through time.

One of the key elements of the process of deceiving the people into a belief that the government is doing their bidding is the art of propaganda, the art of making us think that some illusion is the reality.

The recent release of The Afghanistan Papers, a la The Pentagon Papers, illustrates a segment of the struggle.

A counter culture within the military felt compelled to release the documents like Ellsberg did by releasing The Pentagon Papers decades ago, or like troops do by fragging events in the field on the ground.

The bulk of propaganda is fashioned in The War Colleges, in The Spookadelic Underworld, and in the media.

To catapult the propaganda various forces are used, including letting the Department of Just Us get all mavericky and rogue in the federal court system.

The notion of using martial law (a technique abandoned just before WWI replacing it with the propaganda technique) to keep the people in their place, has been openly contemplated by the military:
A new report by the U.S. Army War College talks about the possibility of Pentagon resources and troops being used should the economic crisis lead to civil unrest, such as protests against businesses and government or runs on beleaguered banks.

“Widespread civil violence inside the United States would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security,” said the War College report.

The study says economic collapse, terrorism and loss of legal order are among possible domestic shocks that might require military action within the U.S.
(Phoenix Biz Journal). The plans are in place, they are simply waiting for the people to get fed up so they can fed up.

The first post in this series is here, the next post in this series is here.