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29 Jan 2016 : Stop Resisting

Stop Resisting

18 Jan 2016 : Fables of Faubus

Fables of Faubus — Charles Mingus

also: Hiroshima Remembers

10 Jan 2016 : what about tajikistan

Over the last few years of analysis and celebration of the many wondrous nations of central asia and siberia, I hadn't gotten around to covering Tajikistan. The Tajik language is unique for the area as being predominantly of Persian influence rather than Turkic. Most Tajiks live in Afghanistan rather than their homeland. Their rhythms and meters are a wonder to behold.

It's not that I haven't wanted to cover them though it's just that they have very few music videos that I know of to cover knoweldgably like I have been trying to do for the music of my friends in Uzbekistan, Kyrgystan, and Yakutia.

It might be that the less avalability of artwork is to do general uncertainty in the nation due to politics. When one faces persecution for not supporting this view or another it is something can damages creativity and beautiful artistic expression. As does ideas such as that the powerful and rich for any reason deserve to be "exempt" from all prosecution, such as the situation where the standing US or Tajik president can not be charged with any crime.

05 Jan 2016 : telepathic wasps

Some years ago after the beepocalypse where all the bees disappeared, we had perfectly fine pollination from wasps and dozens of other strange and novel species of pollinators which were not european honey bees.

This has continued to this day. Pollination has never been at risk. This should be clear to all given the absolute fact that pollination has occurred globally for millions of years and european honey bees have only been around for a super short period of time.

We have all these super cool and bizarre looking pollinators and pollination this year was better than ever! And no european honey bees, which should take their colonialist mentality and go back to europe, I say, noting that indians saw the arrival of european honey bees as a sign of imminent doom, and that was a correct call.

But a few years ago there was a panic. And so the wasps, particularly the yellow jackets (there were also blue paper wasps and others in the area but the yellowjackets liked the apples), pollinated all the apples.

Later in the season the apples were falling to the ground and I was collecting them.

Yellow jackets were eating the apples!

I said, "Oh you very naughty yellow jackets, you are eating my apples!"

And the yellow jackets said back to me, "What are you on about? These are our apples, because we pollinated them. Is it not enough that we show kindness to not sting you for taking our apples? And yet you claim that that which we worked for somehow belongs to you! Amazing!"

Astonished at their insight and perspective I humbly whispered, "Oh my... you are right. Forgive me." The wasps responded, "Yes it's fine just go away now please."

And that year I left those apples to the real farmers, the wasps, who did the work.

Fast forward a decade. This year, the japanese parasitic blue wasps were hanging out on the golden rod each evening and would sit in clusters on each branch and chat with each other about the days events. They were the most beautiful artistic gorgeous wasps imaginable and I had the family come out to look at and marvel at them and all were amazed at their beauty.

When we all went out and got to close though the wasps got nervous. They were clearly looking at us and thinking "What are these people up to? I don't like these creatures staring at us like this!" They exuded nervousness. When the kids got too close, the wasps would start giving each other signals, then fly away to find another branch.

The wasps are intelligent and sentient in a way that bees are not.

Why are The Vatican, Monaco, Nauri, Tuvalu, San Marino, Lichtenstein, Saint Kitts and Nevis, the Maldives, Malta and Grenada all "nations" recognized by the UN? Yet not a single indigenous nation whatsoever such as the Republic of Lakota, the Republic of Kalmykia, the Republic of Shan, the Confederacy of Comancheria, and others, real nations, have never been recognized in any context whatsoever by this body? Does this not mean the UN is illegitimate colonialist bullshit only supported by slobbering ignorant racist half-wits? Does this not reasonably mean that this so-called body is obviously a completely illegitimate and comically absurd organization as pertains to the legitimate recognition of actual and legitimate nation status?


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”