July 30 2015 : Cooking Tips from Hulkar Abdullayeva
Here's some good cooking advice in musical form from Hulkar Abdullayeva.
The first dish shown is an ancient one known as Manti. Variations are found
throughout central asia, the himalayas, and china. If you'd like to try it out,
here's a Kyrgyz recipe for Manti, along with extensive background and eating tips.
Hulkar Abdullayeva - Yeyasim galdi | Хулкар Абдуллаев - Еясим галди
This is not only about cooking tips, but it does feature some and
great shots of foods.
We are introduced to a young married couple. The wife is pregnant. We
also meet their parents, which will be the husband's parents since
Transoxanian women traditionally join the family of their husband. It's
important early in the marriage to gain the approval of the Qaynona
(mother in law), and the heroic efforts to do so are common themes of
music and film. One way to do this is to make good Manti. When made for
this purpose, Manti is made as small as possible, since small Manti is
more difficult to make and requires more skill. Manti is not always made
small throughout central asia and thereabouts. In nomadic regions of
Kyrgyzstan and Tibet, the dish is larger as made as a pack lunch for a
herder on horseback who is on a journey or out looking for a stray yak,
camel, goat, etc.
This song takes place past the stage of early approval and a focus
now is the wife being taken care of by family and community. The small
manti is being made by a neighbor who perhaps is preparing them with the
assistence of friends for her own Qaynona. The pregnant wife smells the
manti and climbs the wall to check it out and is invited to help.
We see the traditional way of eating throughout, with fingers and
no utensils. We see green tea served in what in the west would be called
rice bowls but which are actually tea cups.
The song is not a documentary about any of these practices, they appear
just because they are normal ways of doing thing. It's interesting to me
to observe these small details.
July 25 2015 : Rap News — Immigrants
Rap News 34: "Immigrants! Feat. Donald Trump & Tony Abbott"
July 19 2015 : Career Counseling
When I was 13 years old a career counseler at the school had us all
fill out a questionnaire about our interests, as well as participate in an
aptitude test. We were told this was the latest technology and our tests
would be scored by a computer. No doubt the Scantron answers were
converted to punch cards and batch fed into a program in COBOL running
on a mainframe. How exotic.
I was curious what the results would be. Other students received a
number of possible choices. My result was different. I got only one
diagnostic future: "Chicken Farmer".
Years later while taking a trade class at a community college I was
evaluated a second time to find what my skills and interests qualified
me for. This evaluation was much more comprehensive and sophisticated. A
personality inventory was part of the evaluation.
I was curious what the results would be. Other students received a
number of possible choices. My results were two. "Farrier" and "Silvaculturist".
A farrier is someone who put horseshoes on horses. A silverculturalist is
involved in forest management. Neither of these are actual strong interests
and I have wondered exactly what scoring methods arrived at this match.
When I later matriculated to a proper university I could not afford
it, and thus applied for various scholarships. Each one I followed the
requirements, wrote essays, gathered records. I received not a single
scholarship that I applied for. However, I received a scholarship I
didn't apply for. A modest amount (enough to pay for two chemistry
textbooks) from a feed supply company "For your contributions to the
field of Poultry Science." It made little sense, but I accepted it. In
some strange way it validated the findings of the computerized career
counseler a decade earlier. Chicken Farmer.
Another twenty years after that, and I found myself raising chickens. Amazing.
July 5 2015 : Independence
Happy Independence Day to Venezuela, celebrating 15,000 years.
June 22 2015 : Kyrgyz Funk from Minyura Rahimjanova
Минюра Рахимжанова — Таншы комуз
The комуз (Komuz) in the song title and chorus is the instrument
shown being made and played in the video. The Komuz is tightly connected
with Kyrgyz identity.
June 20 2015 : Obey
Somewhere in America yesterday a man approached police asking them to
help him, waving at them and saying "Police! Police!"
Police drew their weapons and told him to "drop the gun".
"The suspect refused to comply with orders" and therefore was shot in
the head by the police. A lawful shooting.
Q: Why was he a suspect?
A: Because he had a gun.
Q: What sort of gun did he have?
A: He did not have a gun. No gun was found, nor any item that looked
like a gun. He was just a guy asking for help.
Q: Why did police handcuff his body after shooting him in the head?
A: Because that's the policy, to handcuff someone in a situation like that.
The officers followed standard procedure in handcuffing the man when
they did. At that point, the man had not been searched and was
considered a suspect.
If police tell you to drop the gun and you refuse to drop the gun,
then it is lawful to shoot you in the head.
If you are not carrying a gun or anything that looks like a gun, that
is completely irrelevant, it is still lawful to shoot you in the head.
The only important criteria of concern is that they issued the order
and you refused to comply with that order.
This is not the only shooting of an unarmed person that used this same
logic. It is a common logic used in many cases nationally, indicating
it is part of training to do so. Since shooting review commissions accept
this line of reasoning, it is understandable that this method of shooting
unarmed persons is used.
If you ask police for help, police are considered justified in shooting you.
If you walk down the middle of the street, police are justified in shooting you.
If you break up a fight, police are justifed in strangling you.
Police already say they think it may have been "suicide by cop". This is a
mythology in which unarmed suspects shot by police were asking the police to
help them out by killing them. In the typical case no suicide note is found, nor do
the suspects have a history of depression. But police will bring that up as
something they are looking into, to get that idea into your head that police
were helping the person by killing them. This claim is made so often it's clear
that doing so is also part of standard procedure in handling these shootings.
June 18 2015 : Basic Standards
A study by Amnesty International found that none of the 50 US states comply
with basic human rights standards.
All 50 US states fail to meet global police use of force standards, report finds
June 16 2015 : Minimum Security Prison
When I was a child we visited a minimum security prison at a certain place in
The prison had no fence, no towers, and no guards. Meals were not provided
so prisoners had to raise gardens and animals. Many prisoners built their
own houses, including lovely and imaginative tree houses. There was no electricity.
It was a men's prison, but there were many women and children there since
it was customary for families to stay with the prisoner, though this was of
Prisoners made money by selling handicrafts and delicious food to the visitors
who came to see the prison, and charging fees to tour their interesting homes.
The prison cost the government nothing to operate and was entirely
self sustaining and self governing.
We spent the day there eating barbecue and tropical drinks. I got to see some
really cool giant tree houses. The convicted criminals were all really nice people.
No one ever escaped, such as by simply walking away, even though
there was nothing to stop them from doing so. Escaping would only mean
you would be eventually caught and then moved to a medium security
prison, which was quite different, and there they had guards and fences
and probably no treehouses or families.
When your sentence was up you were required to leave even if you'd just as soon stay.
Amazingly, the recidivism rate was low. Despite the eden-like nature
of the prison, people did ultimately prefer their freedom. Having what
amounted to a prolonged "time-out" or naughty-spot, plus having to be
able to support themselves through their own gardens was sufficient to
rehabilitate the prisoners.
Higher security prisons had a higher recidivism rate. Perhaps this was because
the people there were convicted of worse crimes and were worse to begin with.
Or perhaps treating people like caged animals makes them resentful.
June 14 2015 : Rap News — The Great Barrier Reef
Rap News Call Out: The Great Barrier Reef
June 11 2015 : Umr o'tar
New video from the amazing Umidaxon. This topic has been covered in a
tiny number of Transoxanian videos, and is still not widely discussed as
the world continues to be in a state of denial. It deals with the global
phenomenon whereby workers travel to other countries to earn a living to
support their family, but find they must surrender their passport,
endure abusive situations, and find themselves trapped in indentured
servitude and slavery. Those who resist their oppression are beaten,
imprisoned, or killed. This video covers the case of Transoxanian
workers who encounter such situations while working in Russia, but the
phenomenon occurs globally, including the US which still has hundreds of
thousands of slaves abused in poor conditions.
It takes great courage to speak the truth of these matters in a time
of widespread denial, excuses, complacency and ignorance of the gamut of
extreme human rights violations taking place globally, perhaps including your
Much of Umidaxon's work addresses serious contemporary societal and
relationship issues. Often she presents serious themes from a
light-hearted perspective. But other times she is dead serious when the
gravity of the topic requires it, as we see here.
Musically this features sung consonants (discussed before). The song
Umr o'tar is a standard, composed and first sung by Ortiq Otajonov.
Umidaxon - Umr o'tar | Умидахон - Умр утар | Umidaxon - In a Lifetime
June 7 2015
Chris Hedges, Pulitzer prize winning journalist for The New York
Times, Christian Science Monitor, NPR, and other author of
Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America" has a good new
Thou Shalt Not Kill
The military in the United States portrays itself as endowed
with the highest virtues—honor, duty, self-sacrifice, courage and
patriotism. Politicians, entertainers, sports stars, the media, clerics
and academics slavishly bow before the military machine, ignoring its
colossal pillaging of state resources, the egregious war crimes it has
normalized across the globe, its abject service not to democracy or
freedom but corporate profit, and the blind, mind-numbing obedience it
inculcates among its members.
This excerpt is great and this article is good. One might observe
though that several of the papers the author writes for have become
bastions of yellow journalism and corporate crony propaganda. Perhaps
this article is a bunch of idiotic lies and total bullshit like most of
the mass media. But I don't think it is. I like and agree with his
opening paragraph since it tells the truth simply and plainly. The rest
of the article seems reasonable. Is it true, perhaps. Journalists can
not be trusted anymore, alas. This is a big problem because legitimate
democracy can not exist without the credible and accurate reality checks
that legitimate journalism, the fourth estate of government,
The only security of all is in a free press. The force of public opinion cannot be resisted when permitted freely to be expressed.
That quote is an interesting and contemplation-worthy claim by the Marquis de Lafayette, an urban planner who designed the Washington DC street layout.
Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers
or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.
Thus spake Thomas Jefferson, who is a bit more famous than my other
ancestor, his negress slave concubine, whom he probably raped since true
consent in such a relationship is not really possible. (White rapists
and their culture of rape, theft, genocide, violence and domination...
Those of us who have been "colonized" by all of you all psychopaths oft
must bear the shame of a white rapist buried deep within our family
trees, but that doesn't make us one of you, nor sympathetic to your
goals of torture, greed and global destruction.) Despite grandpa
Jefferson's numerous flaws, I do agree with his quote here. In modern
times with corrupt corporate controlled propaganda mills passing for the
fourth estate, it is now necessary to qualify his statement by pointing
out in the 21st century legitimate newspapers and journalism no longer
exist. The truth is now considered an anachronism. As it always has been
considering the rampant genocide of the psychopathic and violent
european christian cultists, and the support, censorship and cover of
the genocide that complicit journalists have always provided.
As the compulsive truth-teller Nina Simone said, "I don't trust nobody." And neither should you if
you are interested in reality or truth rather than the 100% lies of western
culture, education, religion, politics, academics and media.
June 5 2015
Police in St. Louis, Missouri (same state as Ferguson, Missouri) say
there is a law that everyone is required to have electrical and gas
When residents miss a gas payment, the protocol is to have the SWAT
team come out with machine guns and armor, break down the door, point a gun at
your kid's head and say to him, "One word, motherfucker, and I’ll put
three [bullets] in you." and then shoot your dog.
Police argue that this protocol is necessary because they are
protecting the safety of the public by ensuring that everyone has access
to gas and electrical service.
SWAT raid for missing utility bill in Missouri
The argument that government will ensure all people have access to electricity
by raiding and shooting people who can not afford it or who miss their bills is
the same argument that the government will ensure all people have access to health
care by criminalizing those who don't buy dog shit insurance policies that don't
cover jack shit from the organized crime outfit known as the medical-industrial
Likewise, after the Civil War, many states to deal with jobless people
passed laws criminalizing unemployment. Law enforcement would then do round
ups of people, arresting all who could not prove they had a job. Once arrested,
since slavery is allowed under the US Constitution as punishment for a crime,
the unemployed were leased as slave labor to factories, mines, plantations,
and other industries, with the sheriff collecting and keeping the fees paid.
This is how widespread enslavement of blacks continued until World War II, when
Truman ordered the practice stopped since the US was finding it had no moral
authority to enter the war. These facts are extensively documented in
Douglas A. Blackmon's excellent book "Slavery by Another Name".
Again we see the same pattern. There is a problem perceived such as
some people don't have some need such as electricity, or a job, or
access to medicine. The solution is to criminalize not having the
supposed need and smugly declare "Mission Accomplished!" rather than address the
issue in any meaningful way that is not a sadistic mockery of sanity.
Yeah, it solves the problem. Just kill, torture, punish, fine or
otherwise harm the poor to eliminate poverty! How compassionate the
solutions of these settler colonial governments are.
June 12 addendum: Alabama city claims efficient sustainable lifestyles are illegal.
May 29 2015
Subject: question about the IP contracts necessary to be allowed the right to purchase an ordinary hardcover book
I would like to buy the hardcover book "Making Music by Dennis DeSantis". I want to know
I ask you and must know: Why do I have to agree to two binding legal
contracts to be allowed to purchase a hardcover book "Making Music by
Here are the contracts that you demand that I agree to in order to
have the right to purchase a hardcover book "Making Music by Dennis
I read both of these documents, but I did not understand or comprehend either of them.
Perhaps that is because I am a stupid retard. Perhaps.
I am not an attorney at law licensed to practice in the Federal Republic of Germany. I am also not educated under the German legal system enough in German Intellectual Property Law to understand this contract as you are demanding of me, which is many tens of pages long. My intellectual property attorney charges $600 an hour for contract evaluation. However, he does not handle international IP law issues. Can you recommend an attorney who can? Evaluating these contracts by a competent professional would cost me $3000 in the US. Finding someone who can handle international law will cost more no doubt.
Why do you require I sign these binding legal agreements in order to be allowed the right to purchase your book?
I hope for your response. I also will be discussing this issue publicly since I wonder if what your are doing here is repressive, fascist, and Nazi like. It is your right to do so, and it is my right to contemplate this.
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It's completely absurd to be required to agree to two highly
complex legal contracts in order to be allowed to buy a book. Those who
think this is any way OK, normal, or reasonable are the core of the
problem of police statification of society.
Ableton isn't the only one doing this BS. I stopped buying APC
power conditioners after finding that a similar contract must be signed
to be allowed to buy a replacement battery for the thing, which has to
be replaced every couple years. No, I'm not signing your complicated
contract just to buy a battery. Obviously these companies are still in
business because people don't have a problem with this, so the practice
continues. The public happily tolerating all this crap has themselves to blame
for its existence, and for the meltdown of common sense in the modern world.
May 28 2015
Music is a wonderful and fundamental field to get involved in. There can be a lot of
personal satisfaction and accomplishment from mastering musical
performance and composition.
The Greeks considered music to be such a fundamental discipline
incorporating science, math and art, that it was one of only two
subjects taught, along with Gymnastics, for the development of a sound
body and capable reflexes, coordination and balance.
By saying that music is a fundamental field I am intending to imply
to the reader that, in addition to being extremely advanced, and a core
field from which to explore other fields of study and practice, music is
simultaneously an ancient and primal field. Hopefully the reader
will understand fully what that means and what connections it engenders.
May 12 2015 : Little Robe Creek Massacre
157th anniversary of the illegal genocidal massacre of innocent Comanches at Little Robe Creek.
May 11 2015 : Chris Burden (1946 - 10 May 2015)
Artist Chris Burden has walked on after at age 69 after a life well lived.
Chris was known for purchasing network airtime as commercial spots to showcase his
work which otherwise would not have had as broad an audience.
Chris Burden - TV Commercials 1973-1977
May 6 2015 : Emirates Mars Mission
It will be interesting to see what becomes of this project. Nice to see more
nations making an effort to get involved in space exploration, and it's a great
incentive for kids to study technical subjects in school.
May 2 2015 : What They Took Away
Naawakamig (aka Dennis Banks in Anishaabe/Ojibwa): What They Took Away
April 30 2015 : new instrumental piece from Abdulaziz Zokirov
Abdulaziz Zokirov - Andijon polka | Абдулазиз Зокиров - Андижон полка
April 11 2015 : Rap News #31
Rap News 31: The EuroDiVision Contest - feat. Merkel, Žižek & IMF
There are more than 7 billion people living on earth.
A few dozen or hundeds of these persons, at the most, are humbly
creating beautiful works of everlasting relevance, and energetic
elevation. Advancing towards a future where humanity is not extinct
because a cult of hatred and madness was accepted as the predominant
Given this, what should be done?
Should these creators of beautiful things be destroyed? Should they be shat upon? Should
they be arrested and tortured?
That is your paradigm to be sure. History until the present day validates this.
Decide and choose this: Is that the path you yourself really wish to take?
If you choose this path, you are welcome do do so. As a free agent, it is your choice.
Chiribim Chiribom with Bonya & Kuzmich
Боня и Кузьмич (Bonya and Kuzmich) are still causing troubles in Perm
Krai. Witness their latest masterpiece cover of Dj Lhasa's Chiribim
It's theoretically possible (though clearly inconceivable) that some
cultural slowpokes missed this couple's amazing Texas Cage Match
featured in "Sia - Elastic Heart feat. Bonya & Kuzmich". If some how you
missed this global phenomenon, now is your chance to catch up with what
can only reasonably be considered to be among the greatest artifacts of
On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus.
“Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
“What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”
He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with
all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’;
and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
“You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will
But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my
In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho,
when he was attacked by the police. They stripped him of his clothes,
beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A devoted church-goer
happened to be going down the same road and saw the attack and the man.
He crossed to the other side of the road, clucking his tongue. Later, he
thought to himself, "I am so glad the police are here to protect us. That
deviant should have not been doing whatever he was doing!" So too, a
Quaker, and a Presbyterian, as they came to the place and saw him,
passed by on the other side. Finally a Methodist, as he traveled, came
where the man was; and when he saw him, he took cut out the man's
intestines and sliced off his testicles, in a reenactment of exactly
what devoted and popular Methodist Pastor John Chivington and
his troops actions at the Sand Creek Massacre. He wore the vagina of one
of the woman he mutilated as a hat band while he gave public speeches about
his killing, to great acclaim and adulation by the american populace. He
also removed a man's testicles to dry and use as a bag for his dice, in
the same manner that US soldiers did at Sand Creek, which is a
historical fact. US President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed Methodist
Pastor John Chivington's actions here were among the most holy,
righteous and christian acts that had even been performed by god fearing
christians on the great plains against the savage tribes. Another member
of the pastor's church then sought out the beaten and killed man's
daughter, raped her and set her and her family on fire, in the manner of
holy and righteous Christian US soldiers in Iraq. He then put a hood on
the man and forced him to stand on a box for many hours while electrodes
were attached to his testicles, and sodomized the man, in the manner of
US soldiers at Abu Gharib prison. He then firebombed the man's village
with Napalm, in the manner of the US in Vietnam. He then dropped a
nuclear bomb on the man's people in the manner of the US against
innocent civilians at Hiroshima. He then sent hundreds of drones to the
man's village to bomb his grandmother and other relatives while they
were doing gardening and attending weddings.
“Which of these men do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell
into the hands of attackers?”
The expert in the law replied, “The things you have spoken of are the
most horrific crimes against people I have ever heard of and twisted
beyond the imagination of ordinary men. None of the people you mention
were neighbors to the man. They were all as vile demons devoted to
absolute evil. Any and all that supported or defended their crimes were
complicit as well. All these men, their supporters, and their very
nation itself are eternally damned if there is the least modicum of
justice in the universe.”
Jesus told him, “Again, have answered correctly.”
April 4 2015
This article is misunderstood. What does it mean to say that anyone who tries to unilaterally control the world will fail?
The key to his statement is the qualifier "unilaterally". He's not calling for freedom and independence for all safe from colonization, he's calling for a merging of states to create a global government.
April 1 2015
No entries on this day, to prevent confusion.
Spring 2015: Beloved Kyrgyz Relatives
Айнур Бердикулова / Санат нугу / Нукура Кыргызча / жаңы клип-2014
The woman plays the Kyl Kiak, an ancestor of the fiddle/violin, and the man plays the Choor, an ancient vessel flute.
Нооруз Алымбаев 'Көк жөтөл'
Гулнур Сатылганова Туулган жерди сагынуу
So beautiful and also so very similar to our great basin in the time before.
Beloved Kyrgyz Relative Гулзада Рыскулова
Гулжигит Калыков & Гулзада Рыскулова - Жалын бий
Dancing from dawn to night amongst the earth, sky, water and fire
Гүлзада Рыскулова - Мен кыргыздын кызымын
This region is where the original Amazons came from, the women
warriors the Greeks were terrified and fascinated by. Beautiful, gentle,
modest, and hard workers. But threaten their family or people, and they
will put on armor, grab their weapons, get on their horse, and come and
kill both you, and your entire army. Who defeated the entire army of Cyrus the Great
and personally decapitated him after Cyrus harmed her son, in what Herodotus
described as the fiercest battle which ever took place in history? It
wasn't a man. Women are greatly respected and feared for their strength,
agility, artistic talent, and perseverance.
Гулзада — Курманбек / Gülzade Rızkulova — Kurmanbek
Гулзада — Курманбек / Gülzade Rızkulova — Kurmanbek
Гулзада's power song Курманбек can be seen again above here
in this version with intense sword-and-horse steppe warfare action. Note that
over-the-top-insanely-cool subtitles are present in Turkic Runes aka Göktürk script. This script is not related to Futhark despite having several similar shapes. These
particular subtitles are specifically in Orkhon script based on the
orientation of the ky and the y and that the i has a corner rather than
It's certainly possible there's a more bad-ass music video
out there somewhere. It's just not very likely.
I think the warfare shown above is related to problems the
Kyrgyz were having with the Uyghur Bayanchur Khan massacring them for absolutley no
reason back in 758 which resulted in a thoughtful reëvaluation of their peaceful
nature, a rebuilding of their culture, arming up, and then invading the
Uyghur Khanate in 840 with 80,000 horsemen and burning all the cities to
Гулзада Рыскулова — Дунуйо / Gulzada Ryskulova — Dünüjö
The traditional of epic poetry goes back hundreds or thousands of years.
Гүлзада - Толгонуу
Family interconnections and descendency throughout the eons.
Гүлзада — Жаз / Gulzada — Spring
Springtime, from the perspective of a tree and spring as a metaphor for rebirth of indigenous identity.
Гулзада Жер эне
Celebrating the joy of daily life, and sharing many subtle cool
details of neat things that might otherwise be overlooked.
TengriFM: Bolot Bairyshev, Julia, Chyltys, Gulzada
Beloved Kyrgyz Relative Каныкей
Каныкей - Куурчак / Kanykei - The Puppet
A stunning animation filled with powerful insights
Rocking out with incredible and delicately intoned and emotively compelling vocal lines
If you like Kanykei's rock work there, you might also enjoy her
profound work as a film composer in masterpieces such as the biopic of
the legendary Kurmanjan Datka, a traditional and powerful woman warrior
of the 19th century. This is not just ancient history.
Kurmanjan Datka / КУРМАНЖАН ДАТКА. Also here and here.
(The nasal sound is not auto-tune, it's a traditional khamryn khoomii singing technique which Kanykei uses in most of her work.)
Kurmanjan Datka was an incredible 19th century warrior who unified 40 different Altai tribes to defend themselves against the Russians.
March 22 2015 : Fall Creek Massacre
191st anniversary of the massacre of innocent Indians at what is now called Madison County, Indiana.
March 21 2015 : Наурыз (Nauryz)
Today's the day! Happy Nauryz everybody!
Әскерилер Наурыз мерекесін тойлауда ВС РК отмечают Наурыз
Most Massive Genocide in History
1. 2012 Interview with Russell Means
2. Brief RT Documentary on Indigenous history and issues
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March 13 2015 : Galdr
Lovely expressive singing from Gulasal Abdullayeva.
Gulasal - Galdr 1,2 | Гуласал - Галдр 1,2
Observant viewers might notice the method of playing the bowed string
instrument, which is fairly common outside the west.
March 13 2015 : US Declares State of National Emergency
US having a hard time trying to figure out which nation to invade or subvert
next. Venezuela does export about a million barrels of oil a day to the US, which
curiously was not included in the various trade embargoes the US has unilaterally
levelled against the country.
Declaring a state of national emergency is a special legal power
reserved to the president by the Trading with the Enemy Act of 1917. It
establishes a type of martial law and expanded presidential dictatorial
powers, including partial suspension of the constitition, in particular
Habeas Corpus is suspended, as is the right to a jury in some cases,
and various other laws contingent on this state existing then come into play.
It's not that rare, we've had more than 30 of them in the last few
years, and it can reasonably be said the US has been in a state of
martial law more often than not due to the exercise of these frequent
declarations on various flimsy pretenses. Many were never revoked and
overlap with each other, or were renewed as in the case of the ongoing
State of National Emergency regarding Iran which has been periodically
renewed since 1979 and still exists. In the last 75 years there's not
been a single day the US wasn't in one declared state of national
emergency or another, and often multiple parallel emergencies.
Despite this there are still a lot of cranks out there who go around
saying the US is a free country and not a police state. Seriously guys?
Come on. Look around you. Learn some history.
One of the only independent and trustworthy media organizations left has this to say:
Obama absurdly declares Venezuela a security threat
Democracy Now reported a couple days ago on the clown car politics in play
at the Whitehouse:
State Department Announces New "Long-standing" Policy Against Backing Coups
Basically it's no big deal and business as usual, this all is just a
FYI. Most people don't seem to be aware that the US has been in an
ongoing state of national emergency with partially suspended
constitutional protections for decades, or at least are not concerned much
by this state of affairs.
March 14 2015 : Western Thought
Is 12 equal the tuning of profound ignorance? Is its adoption emblematic of the
supreme and extreme ignorance of western cultures? Are those who use and adopt this
tuning without questioning it pathetic ignorant simpletons indulging in unthinking
uneducated and unconsidered cultural supremacism aka racist ignorance?
March 13 2015 : M.I.A
Here are a few modest truths from our lovely Sri Lankan Tamil independence
advocate, speaking on behalf of freedom and autonomy of indigenous
Hang with it if you love freedom. Or don't. It genuinely makes no
difference. In a democracy, your single vote counts for absolutely
nothing, so it hardly matters.
Live fast. Die Young. Bad girls do it well.
Better to live well than not at all, surely, yes? A message of freedom.
March 12 2015 : Razor
More truth and delicate perspective from our great brother Wysgys, a purveyor of truth and reality.
Previous brilliance from our gentle and beautiful brothers of ШYNGYS:
Genocidal western cowards trembling in their ghettos of white supremacism
and fear like the ignorant and uneducated white conformists they are may
wish to skip these beautiful works of art.
Some have asked us, would it matter if these works were microtonal?
The answer is oh yes oh most definitely yes. How could anyone be so ignorant
after all these years to even ask or wonder such? The answer is yes, all these
works would be tremendously more powerful outside of western tunings, in the
same way than an atomic bomb is more useful with uranium than it is with lead
or sand. Does it even matter though? European culture is in love with itself,
whatever that self is proclaimed to be, no matter the historical background
or scientific reality. 12 is your destiny my little white monkeys. The
reality is this culture is equivalent to festering feces. A culture of
theft, lies, and murder. Embrace the destiny that is presented to you by
your imperialist masters, isn't that more comfortable? Go back to sleep
and your blissful oblivion of genocide and ignorance. Forget you ever
read this blog my friends. Clearly it was written by a madman, for that
is what your handlers have taught you and you are incapable of
questioning the so-called truths they spoon-feed you. Restful slumber,
come now. Sleep, my little monkeys. How pleasant this slumber is for
your tired and weary noggins!
March 11 2015 : ¥our Ongoing Struggle Against Imperialism and Ignorance
This blog, as it advocates indigenous ways of peace and tolerance,
rather than exploitation and destruction of the environment in the
service of the world hating so-called divinities of western cultures, is
an exceptionally unpopular blog, more so than that of genocidal war
If you read our words and envision our possible worlds, you are
already on watch-lists maintained by so-called western "intelligence
agencies" as a potential so-called "terrorist". Merely observing these
opinions threatens your family. Dare you continue reading it? Or should
you instead retreat to the comfort and safety of your ancestral roman
culture of destruction and genocide?
It is not too late. Choose knowledge. Choose harmony. Choose peace.
Choose a future for the human race. Choose indigenous ways. Become educated
to the truth of history, and of the future.
March 7 1965 : Selma March
Today is the 50th anniversary of the first attempted march from Selma to Birmingham
Alabama in support of voting rights.
To those people who marched, to those beaten by police, and to those who
were murdered: Thank you for your service. It is not forgotten.
March 6 2015 : New Umidaxon video
Hilarious new video from Umidaxon. Mind the break; quite a few
Transoxianian videos have creative and unorthodox breaks in them.
Umidaxon - Serial | Умидахон - Сериал
Umidaxon's grandparents were North Korean immigrants forcibly
relocated to Transoxiania under the period of Soviet domination, during
which tens of thousands of North Koreans were relocated from their
homeland to Transoxiania to work on cotton plantations and in mines.
Umidaxon has embraced and identified strongly with the heritage of the
homeland of her birth, and she has made many beautiful videos embracing
the richness of her heritage, many which identify very strongly with
Transoxianian lineage and ancestry. This particular video is being
discussed cautiously since Umidaxon chose to include traditional Korean
dress in the guise of a character in a serial TV show. There is nothing
to worry about though, Umidaxon clearly connects and honors her
ancestors in her birth homeland, Transoxiana.
16829-Qism Tugadi at the end of the video means "End of Part 16829".
Perhaps this is meant to suggest that if this serial TV show appears on
weekdays, it has been on air for 16829/(5*52) = 65 years ... or even more.
February 24 2015 : Aral Sea Restoration Project
As you probably are aware, when the white Soviets colonized the Transoxianan region,
they felt they knew better than local people how to manage their land, and in
the pursuit of efficiency and profit engaged in an agricultural program that resulted
in draining the vibrant and alive Aral Sea, which was the fourth largest inland sea in the world.
It then created a new vast desert, the Aralkum, dead and covered with salt and so much pesticide
residue that mothers are advised not to breastfeed as their milk containes too many
toxins from simply being in this environment.
Having totally destroyed the environment, and watched as their
economy collapsed, the white russians moved on to other projects where
they, along with their british, dutch, spanish and american cousins in
colonialist white supremacist genocidal thought, presumed to know what was best for everyone and enforce
that belief with guns, bombs, rape, looting and endemic genocide, like all settler colonialists do.
Anyway, a dam construction project has some hope of restoring a small section of the
Aral sea, but even with that, things are still very bad here due to settler colonialism
and what white culture does to people and the world.
Read about it: Waiting for the sea
The BBC link as is typical contains a lot of bullshit and lies
designed to promote the UK genocide agenda by trying to pin these crimes
on the indigenous people rather than the colonialists who did it. It
also almost totally neglects to mention the historical context of the
situation. So it's clever propaganda. But it provides some good photos
of the situation.
March 4 2015 : A Letter From Black America
A Letter From Black America — Nikole Hannah-Jones
February 21 2015 : 50th Anniversary
Today is the 50th anniversary of the murder of Malcolm X.
February 10 2015 : new video from Munisa Rizaeva
Munisa Rizaeva - Afsona | Муниса Ризаева - Афсона
Lovely imagery and symbolism here. From the clothing styles, the
medieval towers, the Latin Blackrobes, and the presence of the ruins of an agora's colonnade in
the final battle scene, we can place this video as likely taking place in
during the campaigns of Temur. The colonnade in the set uses doric
order capitals rather than the corinthian order capitals of the actual
archeological site, so this identification is not certain. If Smyrna
is correct, then the Latin Blackrobes shown would likely be members of
the militant Order of Saint John.
There's a fantastic statue of Temur on horseback at the Amir Timur
Museum in Tashkent, which was built to commemorate his 660th birthday.
There's also a dramatic statue of him in Shahrisabz where he was born in 1336.
Temur did much work to restore the civilization, tolerance and love
of science and knowledge that had been established during the
unification, peace, freedom and humanism brought during the age of the
Khanates. This civilizing had been won at great cost, but had begun to
be lost as the ongoing primitive savagery and barbarism from the
religious cult of roman colonialism spread, along with its lack of
respect for people, its racism, intolerance, and genocide mentality.
These barbaric influences spread widely during the age of its first
widespread power, known as europe's first major "Dark Ages" of ignorance and
widespread poverty and disease.
Temur's grandson Ulugh Beg was notable as well as a great scientist,
intellectual, ruler and leader. He built the Ulugh Beg Observatory in
Samarkand, one of the largest observatories in the world at the time. He
made new observations of astronomical data and cross checking existing
sources corrected numerous errors that were present in classical works.
To assist in these tasks, he compiled trigonometric data tables to eight
decimal points, the most accurate and precise done to date. He also was
a prominent medical researcher who made new research discoveries, as
well as a poet and rhetoricist who debated publically against others
using a lyrical rap-battle style.
Alas those educated by western schools will likely have learned
little about these notable figures and the work they did to advance
science and knowledge since such modern western schools typically instead focus
on the supposed great accomplishments of western culture during this
time. For example, western culture's advancement of cholera, advancement
of the black plague, advancement of the bulbonic plague, burning of
books, torture and burning of healers with medicinal knowledge of
plants, and the spread of poverty.
The title of this song is Afsona. Afsona is a word in Uzbek, Tajik,
and Farsi which means legend or story, something told in the
storytelling tense as opposed to a historical account. Thus, although
this video takes place during a particular historical period with
recognizable groups and locations visible, the story told about the
crystal or star is more poetic and is not about an actual event.
The lyrics of the videos do not always relate to the events depicted.
Munisa often combines lyrics about love gone wrong with cinematography
and choreography depicting traditional symbols and historical events.
The first two verses of Afsona are "Meni kechir, endi seni
kechirolmayman", which I think means "My forgiveness, now yours I can't forgive."
and "Ayblama, yetar boshqa chidolmayman" which I think means
"The blame, it's enough, besides that I can't endure."
Meni (mine) kechir (forgive) means "my forgiveness" or "forgive me". (Kechirasiz means excuse me.)
endi (now) seni (yours) kechirolmayman (forgive I can't) - means Now yours I can't forgive.
So the first line is "I forgave you, now you forgive me."
Ayblama (blame), yetar (it's enough) boshqa (besides that) chidolmayman. (Endure I can't : chidam is endure, chida- is to last)
So "Your blame, enough now, except for that I could endure."
Tushunaman means Understand I do.
Tushunmayman means Understand I don't.
Bilaman - Speak I do.
Bilmayman - Speak I don't.
Men kutolmayman - I wait for I can't.
kut- wait/wait for
chida- to last
OL- : tense aspect modality p123 - to take, and refers to ability to do something. (ie can work, can come)
what is men vs meni. is it Me/I vs my?
mening = my
men = I
menga = me (object pronoun)
meni = ?
-A BIL- refers to ability to, in sense of knowing how to
If you enjoyed that work, you'll likely love Munisa's stunning and
gorgeous 2011 video Ayrilma Yor (Don't Walk Away). What is known as the
circus originated in central asia and was well established by the time of
Alexander and Roxana. The name circus itself comes from its origin as an
sacred indigenous sun festival, which the Bactrians introduced to the Greeks,
with the Greek name referring to Κίρκη's responsibility to organize
annual festivals in honor of her father, the Sun, Ἥλιος. In Ayrilma Yor
we find ancient tradition represented not just through clothing and
environment, but also through the appearance of firebreathers, frame
drummers, and jugglers, all of whom appear here with ancient hair and
clothing style consistent with the presence and seriousness required for the
duties of their office.
Munisa Rizaeva - Ayrilma Yor | Муниса Ризаева - Айрилма ёр | Munisa Rizaeva - Don't Walk Away
This video, in HD quality, sat available and undisturbed for many
months until I posted a link to it. At that point, US "intelligence"
agencies coerced NSA friendly and controlled YouTube corporation into
removing the link to this gorgeous and transcendently beautiful video,
posted by the video production company in accordance with their
contractual rights. No matter. US agendas and racist supremacy must
reign freely in the opinion of such genocide friendly corporations.
Fortunately there have been other accounts that have posted this video,
also with the full and complete consent of the brilliant and intelligent
creative artist who simply wishes her artistry to be known. No doubt the
psychopathic US agencies will continue their warfare in their ongoing
assaults against indigenous cultures. Thus, the 2-3 readers of this
"foolish ignorant" blog maintained by an "obvious terrorist" should view
these great and gorgeous works of contemporary indigenous art while they
can, before their own psychopathic and murderous western governments
Perhaps you are ignorant and uneducated, or a victim of propaganda
from your own psychopathic and murderous criminal western goverment. If
so, you have been told that the culture represented in the music videos
I highlight consists of "extremist terrorists" who seek to kill you.
These are all entirely lies. Your government, of the so-called United
States or Britain/Scotland, spreads these absurd and easily disprovable lies in
order to justify their genocide, warfare, murder, pedophilia, torture
and theft against innocent gentle people from beautiful cultures. If you
believe the lies, even slightly, then you yourself are not only an
ignorant person who supports genocide through their ignorance, but you
barely can be considered to be a human being. Wake up you ignorant
european and american morons. These are beautiful cultures, vastly far
superior to the backwards ignorance of the european colonialist roman
cultures. If you support your own colonialist culture, you are not a
Given the unequivocable fact that white supremacist theologies
such as the Roman christianity of the liar Saul/Paul of Tarsus will
lead to the extrermination of the human race, how can it be called anything
other than pure and adulturated evil of the highest purity? Truely there is
no other persective. The so-called christian western culture of the demonic
Constantine the Great is utterly satanic and leads to nothing but evil
January 29 2015 : McCain
“Shut up or I’ll have you arrested….. low-life scum” – John McCain to anti-war activists
The facts shows that Henry Kissinger really is a war criminal. The protest was
extremely reasonable. The video also shows tha the Senator shown here is an anti-american
anti-freedom, anti-Constitution person, in addition to being a "low life
scum" (to borrow his words) who betrayed his family and his country.
Seattle Police pepper-spray School Teacher Jesse Hagopian on MLK Day
Can we even have a Martin Luther King Day march without the so-called
"police" violently attacking innocent people including school teachers
with chemical weapons?
As of 2015, the answer to that question is still "no". No, we can not. Not yet.
Because. Because why? It's not clear. Something to do with white supremacists,
but even more to do with the white european colonialist mentality that murdered
January 29 2015 : Moanin'
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Moanin'
January 28 2015 : Ecstasies of Serpents
Гулсанам Мамазоитова has been kicking ass lately. Her traditional work
has been wonderful, but the last year she's done an incredible job of
integrating her talent into amazing and profound videos that fully
retain traditional intonation, but with the jingles and jangles expected
that keep modern viewers engaged.
Here is her latest, Сенсизлигимдан:
Gulsanam Mamazoitova - Sensizligimdan | Гулсанам Мамазоитова - Сенсизлигимдан
And here is a repost, as a reminder, of her stunning and gorgeous work Тановор from last year:
Gulsanam Mamazoitova - Tanovar | Гулсанам Мамазоитова - Тановор
January 27 2015 : When the Time is Up
Shahzoda has released a touching and sentimental new composition
about the transience and fragility of life.
Shahzoda - Ayrilamiz | Шахзода - Айриламиз
A compelling aspect of many transoxianian and other indigenous pieces is
the non-western approaches to time. The song ends, or has a break, when the
time is right. It doesn't have to be with a western cadence, or with a fade
out. It may in fact be right in the middle of a verse, the song is ready to
end, so it ends. And that's it. Deal with it. It's how it is and how it is meant to be.
Meni kechir, spoken at the end, means "Excuse me".
January 26 2015 : Stick a Fork in It
Microtonality is dead.
Xenharmonics are dead.
Compelling, listenable music outside of colonialist white western tuning will never die.
Art lives outside of labels, sects and cults that attempt to constrain, control and coopt human expression and emotion.
January 24 2015 : Nina Simone - Mississippi Goddam
Nina Simone - Mississippi Goddam.
That link contains information about the disturbing crimes against
humanity that inspired Nina to write this song.
Nina Simone - Ain't Got No...I've Got Life
I went to public schools for many years and at no point during what was
called "U.S. History" or "Social Studies" were true facts presented. There was
a lot of information for us to memorize and be tested on during many years of "education"
at top ranked schools, but none of it was true. It was so many lies and falsehoods.
It was not really the fault of the teachers. They believed what they taught
for it was what they were taught themselves. It was a systematic problem.
Now that people have access to the truth of history, most teachers
and advocates of "U.S." education systems still don't teach or have much
interest in historical reality or the truth when that differs from the
happy myths they learned as children. Rather than correcting the lies,
we hear things such as "That was a long time ago." and "Why should we
focus on negative things?"
Despite our being told that things "a long time ago" such as the
1880s or 1930s, are irrelevant, unimportant, and should not be taught in
history lessons, schools do still discuss a great number of things they
claim happened in 1620 and 1776. However, most of these claims made by
most "U.S." public schools are still lies peddled to yet another
generation of rubes ready to lap up the lies of their masters, and not
knowing any better.
I love Nina Simone and what she says and sings. She is beauty and
life and truth. Her enemies are twisted, and there were many of them,
she even had to live in exile.
Some corporations are filing claims against Nina Simone music
because they want to falsely claim ownership and thus censor her
messages of freedom and liberation. Nina was considered a terrorist by
the US government and lived her later years in exile overseas. No US
corporation has any legitimate legal claim that entitles their claims
and censorship of her message. It's all to suppress the truth she
January 24 2015 : Жоғалған ұрпақ
Last year ШYNGYS came out with a beautiful and chilling rap video.
The music group is named after the renowned early 13th century leader who
brought together many nations, cast out corrupt rulers, and
unrelentingly pursued justice, honesty, tolerance of belief, and unity
January 23 2015 : 145th anniversary of the Marias Massacre
Corporal Dan Starr, 2nd U.S. Cavalry, Fort Ellis, MT:
M. Baker] had made known the paramount feature of his military policy
when he announced as a motto, "Nits make lice." This was the customary
way of indicating that children were not to be spared. With this
general-extermination idea impressed upon the troops, the camp was
Eight warriors were taken prisoner. While accompanying the soldiers
they made attempts at escape, as was natural. One night, after the
re-capture of two of them who had tried to slip away, the Officer of the
Guard lost his temper. He issued an order: "Kill them — every damned
one of them!" The soldier guards began to get their guns ready. "No,
don't use your guns," the officer intervened. "Get axes and kill them
one at a time." The eight prisoners were being kept in various tents,
and were inveigled out, one at a time, and disposed of in accordance
with the order given. The next morning the captives were reported as
having been "killed while trying to escape." The report was not
questioned. The true case was well understood, but nobody talked openly
I found a young squaw hidden in the brush, nursing her baby.
She jumped up, in great fear. She made signs ... saying, "Wait until my
baby gets its fill from my breast. Then you may kill me. But let the
baby live, I give it to you." She held the infant out toward me. I
ignored her, turned aside and went away. A little while later I again
passed that thicket. There I saw the dead bodies of both the mother and
The able-bodied Indians at that time were out hunting, and
those who were killed were the Chief and such Indians as could not hunt,
being the old men, women and children. The Indians did not return the
fire of the soldiers. Only one shot was fired by any of the Indians....
That shot was fired after the general firing had ceased, when one of
the soldiers [Pvt. Walton McKay, F Company, a 24-year-old Canadian,
killed in the action.] rode through the camp and shot everything and
every person that was alive if he saw they had been injured. This
soldier opened the flap of one of the tents and after shooting inside
started to ride away. An Indian inside the tent drew his gun on this
soldier and shot him in the back of the head or neck and knocked him
from his horse. This was the only shot fired by any of the Indians.
The soldiers then rounded up something like five thousand head of
horses belonging to the Indians, among which were some four or five
hundred belonging to Chief Heavy Runner, and drove these horses off.
After the firing was over, the soldiers gathered up the bedding,
clothing, and subsistence, and piled them up with a lot of wood and set
fire to the pile and burned everything up.
January 19 2015 : new John Kiriakou interview
Kiriakou is still in prison for the crime of whistleblowing on crimes
against humanity committed by the United States government during the
Bush administration. He was recently interviewed by Andrew Jones of The
Prison Dispatches from the War on Terror
December 31 2014 : Surhon guruhi - Ko'pkari
Good news, a fantastic new Ko'pkari themed video, this one from Surhon Guhuri.
We've covered Ko'pkari music videos before here, but this one has the best HD videography of the event.
Ko'pkari is a popular sport throughout Central Asia and goes by a few different names.
It's like football, but done on horseback, with enormous crowds of players, over a vast mountain terrain, and instead of a pigskin you use a full size bloated goat carcass.
It requires the ability to pick up from the ground objects that weigh well over 100 lbs, from horseback, at speed, without dismounting.
To do so one must be very strong and a very good horseman.
The sport utilizes such important skills which are also needed for mounted hunting and warfare, so the development of game skills has great practicality and relevance in regular life as well.
Surhon guruhi - Ko'pkari | Сурхон гурухи - Купкари.
And here the story ends.
“There is no such thing as the voiceless, only the deliberately silenced or the preferably unheard” — Arundathi Roy
“indio sin tierra no es indio”