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Today the US bombed multiple times a Doctors Without Borders hospital, killing the medical staff. Note that MSF is short for Medecins Sans Frontieres, which is the French term for the organization called in English Doctors Without Borders. The US was aware of the clinic and had its specific GPS coordinates. A US spokesman says the strike was "against individuals threatening the force" and the killing of the doctors by multiple air strikes against the hospital was "collateral damage".
I really like Kyrgyz culture. Their costumes are fantastic, the Komuz is a great instrument and they really like to play it with virtuosic techniques, and they collectively have composed the longest epic poetry in the history of mankind, which they are really into performing and singing. Many have retained their connections and unity with the natural world.
93% of the electricity they produce is hydroelectric sustainable green sourced with zero carbon emissions, so much that they export to neighboring countries using a bartering agreement rather than money.
People have retained their horsemenship skills, they know how to make their own bread, plant crops, etc. They are really nice, they respect the diversity of their 40 tribes, and they come together for common defense when needed.
Here, and also in Bolivia, we see a resurgence of indigenous identity when tribal people regain their sovereignty and independence and are allowed to express their culture art and identity free from interference or repression.
These ones I like because they have particularly microtonal intros, licks, and expressive singing.
The first piece we can see right away takes place in an one of the large old cities. The most well known of these are Bukhara or Samarkand, both having this sort of architecture. I don't recall in those a tall minaret with the wide blue stripes and the fatter blue tower we see here though. Tashkent has a lot more modern buildings, so that's how you identify Tashkent, which this is certainly not. And when you see the gigantic fortress, that's always Bukhara. Well it turns out that this is Khiva because that's the one with this very unique fat minaret. It's got a very interesting history, it was planned to be the biggest and tallest minaret ever, 80 meters high, but the Muhammad Amin-khan its sponsor died in battle against the Turkmen tribes in 1855, and construction stopped then. It remains the only minaret in the world completely covered in tiles.
The tall stripped minaret was built by Islam Khodja around 1908 and is a vast 57 meters in height.
The piece has great traditional dancers and clothing and notice as is nearly always the case that the clothing colors have been chosen to match the color scheme of the architecture and thus be in harmony with the surroundings.
It's pretty great to see Khiva in a video here since it's not often featured compared to Bukhara, Samarkand and Tashkent. The lovely Hulkar has done a couple of videos from Khiva which are delightful.
Habibi of course, as discussed before here, means beloved or sweetie pie in a number of languages. It's Arabic in origin but very commonly used in the many Turkic languages of the Turkic homelands. Yana means something like again, so the title here might be thought of "Again and again" or possibly "More and more".
This is not a victory but continued evidence something has gone terribly wrong. I support copyright and owners rights but it is clear that only powerful and wealthy corporations have rights to things they did not even create, sometimes more than a century ago, while actual creative artists and their families starve and suffer.
Of course it wasn't a bomb at all, the student likes designing things and had built a home made clock, which is a simple and fun digital circuits project that any number of people have built. He brought it to school and showed his "engineering" teacher (In quotes because I am skeptical any US high school has any legitimate engineering program run by anyone with the slightest relevant qualification) who told him not to show it to other teachers. He showed it off to his English teacher. Rather than act normal and not be a retarded moron, the teacher instead freaked out that a dark skinned student brought a "bomb" to school. Which is obviously ignorant bullshit. So long story short: smart, creative, thoughtful and polite kid was interrogated by Texas police, the "bomb" was confiscated, he was handcuffed and arrested.
Such is the intellectual quality of white teachers in Texas, and much of the ignorant so-called "United States", a "nation" of illegal aliens illegally occupying the eternally free, sovereign and unceded lands of my people, all of whom can not only make clocks to tell the time and date, but can make them of sticks and rocks because we understand the sun and the seasons, unlike the ignorant white people who constantly oppress, torment, arrest us, and call us barbaric savages, just like the Texas teachers and school and police department are maintaining with this kid who did a totally regular thing for people who aren't retarded ignorant morons. He built a clock.
Irving Texas police say they are considering charging the boy with manufacture of a hoax bomb, a terrorist act. The student remains suspended from his school, probably the only good news here since every day away from colonialist ignorance indoctrination centers run by fanatics which are incorrectly called "schools" in the so-called "United States" is a day available to become educated and a better person, something these centers actively and strenuously work to prevent.
September 15, 2015
Dear Parents/Guardians, In Irving ISD and at MacArthur High School, your child’s safety and well-being is always our top priority and we want to maintain open, honest and timely communication with you. If there was ever an imminent threat to your child, we would take immediate and necessary precautions, and we would inform you immediately.
While we do not have any threats to our school community, we want you to be aware that the Irving Police Department responded to a suspicious-looking item on campus yesterday. We are pleased to report that after the police department’s assessment, the item discovered at school did not pose a threat to your child’s safety.
Our school is cooperating fully with the ongoing police investigation, and we are handling the situation in accordance with the Irving ISD Student Code of Conduct and applicable laws. Please rest assured that we will always take necessary steps to keep our school as safe as possible.
I recommend using this opportunity to talk with your child about the Student Code of Conduct and specifically not bringing items to school that are prohibited. Also, this is a good time to remind your child how important it is to immediately report any suspicious items and/or suspicious behavior they observe to any school employee so we can address it right away. We will always take necessary precautions to protect our students. Thank you for your understanding and support of MacArthur High School as we do everything we can for your child's safety.
Insightful analysis at The Intercept:
The behavior here is nothing short of demented. And it’s easy to mock, which in turn has the effect of belittling it and casting it as some sort of bizarre aberration. But it’s not that. It’s the opposite of aberrational. It’s the natural, inevitable byproduct of the culture of fear and demonization that has festered and been continuously inflamed for many years. The circumstances that led to this are systemic and cultural, not aberrational.
A treat for our fans of country and western music.
Transoxanian sweetheart Dildora doesn't release a lot of videos, but they are always a lot of fun.
Here's another of her Cubano pieces inspired by the close relationship between her homeland of water surrounded by land and the artists of Ozodlik Oroli, the Island of Freedom where land is surrounded by water. (Яна (yana) means 'some more'.)
Ruhshona Mahmudova also has done Cubano inspired work utilizing a desaturated palette such as her adorable recent piece Shekilli.
New song from Munisa about relationship break downs.
The melody and rhythm are very similar to the fantastic collaboration Dema-dema that she did with Botir Qodirov a couple years ago. It has particularly great cinematography and costuming centering around a visit to a traditional central asian bazaar, with all its excitement and color. It is one of my all time favorite music videos.
The US is now in a process of "modernizing" its nuclear arsenal. The term modernizing is a bit misleading as what the actual plan is is to build thousands of new nuclear weapons to replace older obsolete ones.
The feds have been claiming that the upgrades will only cost a modest amount. Researchers at The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, which works with the Pentagon, have determined a more reasonable starting estimate is close to a trillion dollars:
What's interesting is that this independent study matches a previous estimate made after a detailed study by an anti-nuclear proliferation group:
That study was dismissed as being biased because of its source. No doubt the new study will be dismissed or ignored as well, and eventually heralded as a great jobs program that will reinvigorate the economy by manufacturing genocidal weapons of mass destruction, as if nothing else could possibly be a better investment.
The critics are right thought that the estimate of $1 trillion is unlikely to be correct. Based on the history of these sorts of big military projects, the actual cost will be vastly higher.
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.
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 assistance 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.
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.
Happy Independence Day to Venezuela, celebrating 15,000 years.
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.
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.
A study by Amnesty International found that none of the 50 US states comply with basic human rights standards.
When I was a child we visited a minimum security prison at a certain place in southeast asia.
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 course optional.
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.
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 own backyard.
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.
Chris Hedges, Pulitzer prize winning journalist for The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, NPR, and other author of "American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America" has a good new article out.
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, provides.
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.
Police in St. Louis, Missouri (same state as Ferguson, Missouri) say there is a law that everyone is required to have electrical and gas service.
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.
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 complex.
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.
Some insightful commentary on the topic from 2013:
A related story is how most people have no idea which demographic group in the US values education the most, is by far the most educated, and has the most advanced degrees.
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 something.
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 Dennis DeSantis"?
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.
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.
See also: The Logic of Whiteness
Mike Brown’s shooting and Jim Crow lynchings have too much in common
Parallels between lynchings and police killings in America
Interactive Map on Police Killings
Interactive Chart on Police Killings
Herstory of #BlackLivesMatter
157th anniversary of the illegal genocidal massacre of innocent Comanches at Little Robe Creek.
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.
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.
Rayhon takes a risk collaborating with Lola Yuldasheva on a song about passion. It comes out lovely. Recent news from Russia about their restrictions of fundamental human rights inspired this gorgeous collaboration.
I really love the imagery of lava, embers, and fire that is present throughout this piece. This imagery and its elemental symbolism is commonly used among Tengrists, yet universally eshewed, or represented symbolically as its complete opposite in the west, which is so unfortunate and sad. An incredibly beautiful ode to Tengrist elemental values was expressed by Umidaxon a couple years ago in her astonishing inspirational creation From Obvious.
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 paradigm.
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.
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 live.”
But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”
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.”
No entries on this day, to prevent confusion.
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.
191st anniversary of the massacre of innocent Indians at what is now called Madison County, Indiana.
2. Brief RT Documentary on Indigenous history and issues
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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?
Lovely expressive singing from Gulasal Abdullayeva.
Observant viewers might notice the method of playing the bowed string instrument, which is fairly common outside the west.
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:
Democracy Now reported a couple days ago on the clown car politics in play at the Whitehouse:
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.
Here are a few modest truths from our lovely Sri Lankan Tamil independence advocate, speaking on behalf of freedom and autonomy of indigenous people everywhere.
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.
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!
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 mongering killers.
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.
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.
Hilarious new video from Umidaxon. Mind the break; quite a few Transoxianian videos have creative and unorthodox breaks in them.
Umidaxon's grandparents were North Korean immigrants forcibly relocated to Transoxiana under the period of Soviet domination, during which tens of thousands of North Koreans were relocated from their homeland to Transoxiana 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.
A Letter From Black America — Nikole Hannah-Jones
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.
Today is the 50th anniversary of the murder of Malcolm X.
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 Smyrna 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.
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 censor them.
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 human being.
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 and death.
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.
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 my family.
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:
And here is a repost, as a reminder, of her stunning and gorgeous work Тановор from last year:
Shahzoda has released a touching and sentimental new composition about the transience and fragility of life.
A compelling aspect of many transoxianan 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".
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.
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 speaks.
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 through diversity.
Corporal Dan Starr, 2nd U.S. Cavalry, Fort Ellis, MT:
[Major Eugene 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 quickly surrounded....
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 about it.
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 child.
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.
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 Intercept.
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.
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”