Jesus: Demigod?

Yesterday, I researched the word etymology of the word “Demigod” in the light of a monotheistic religion that offers explanations eternal. The European belief in their Western Civilization, a product of solidly imperial traditions, casts all other faiths in terms of a Western White Supremacy that infuses explication in terms that treat European imperial histories as special institutions constructed by a disciplined God that acts in very mysterious ways. Missionaries who bring their propaganda to “lesser developed” cultures do not require any additional explication. They already retain an eternal truth bestowed by an eternal God. Eclectic Orthodoxy.

Demigods are described by those Western institutions as driven by a higher level of beings who are capable of explaining miracles and completely inexplicable to a system of beliefs that must be explained as totally explicable. The Easter season seeks to explain the death of a God that was predicted by a Judeo-Christian testament that began with Genesis, a break of testaments within a coherent system commanded by a trinity of three Gods that already existed since that Genesis in their flawless Bible. That system does not include any room for alternative beliefs. The monotheistic faith relies upon the reality of a single exalted being that simultaneously act(s) as distinct entities of a miracle accepted by faith alone. Any belief system that does not accept the monotheist terms exacted by the “wiser” Western Civilization is a pagan threat to a God’s intent.

The concept of a couple demigods acting on a triune stage is made conceivable by dint of revelation, a revelation that may only be ascribed to a Bible that is accepted without qualification and without question. Their God works in mysterious ways, whereas the idea of a couple demigods to explain the impossible is unforgivable heresy.

The Judeo-Christian concept is commanded by a jealous deity that does not suffer the idea of a separate reality — actually a deity that is explained in terms of something else that it does not suffer: heresy. Heresy is understood in terms that draw distinct lines to separate the pagan heretics from the enlightened West.

This Easter Season tells an annual tale that distinguishes the Judeo-Christian understanding of how things work from the perspective of European systems that maintain a church militant to bless the faithful with eternal life while consigning all other “false” faiths with a punishment that exists eternally, meted out with a fidelity that relies upon the enforcement of a faith that leaves no room for alternative explanations. There is no evidence that Apostle Peter ever came within a thousand miles of Rome, but the concept of “tradition” wipes all inexactitude to the side as utter heresy. Saint Paul was a product of the institution that developed out of the remnants of the Roman Empire. Any discovered throne could be declared the seat of Christ revealed by Peter, bones found among the millions of skeletons could be exalted as springing from the bones of the first apostle. Infrastructure left by the millennia of Roman rule makes the propagation of the “faith” speedy at each corner of the former middle-of-the-Earth: the Mediterranean, Middle Earth if you will.

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Intro

Great to find the morphing of the Crow into a Raven in a favorite stew. Looking very much forward to ravenously enjoying the stew from a raven’s point of view!

Raven's Head Stew

As the christening poem to Raven’s Head Stew, I offer a revised version of an old favorite. More fitting each day than when I first penned it. I called it, Narrative.

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Judeo-Christian Supremacy

Here I focus on the roots of the US Empire, the genocide of indigenous cultures, the settler-colonial imposition of White-Judeo-Christian beliefs on the conquered, and the white-supremacist presumptions that permit slavery and the brutal caste system that keeps the poor living in poverty as inevitable.

The reestablishment of the United Confederacy of America — The UCA

The US Empire began ethnic cleansing at the same time that it began populating the stolen lands of North America with European “immigrants seeking unlimited opportunity and liberty.” Again, I focus on the methods learned from the British Empire’s skill at subjugating people planetwide. The Mandate for Palestine was not relinquished until 1948, when the Zionist white supremacists of Europe brought that geography under its wings. At the present time, US Imperial power continues to provide military armaments and intelligence strength to keep them among the most wealthy and powerful world strengths. Mossad is one of the most intelligent agencies in the business, it has been funded by the US since 1948.

Islam is a world faith that traces its monotheistic religion to Abraham, however the white-supremacism that underlies the Judeo-Christian sides of the triad is a mortal foe of the third side. The rightwing hegemony of Judaism bound with Christianity makes it a powerful geopolitical juggernaut in North Africa and Asia. Recently, formal negotiations between Zionists and several Arab governments keep the Palestinians subjugates of Israel in every geopolitical question.

The white-supremacist groups who sought to bring the Capitol to a Trump regime that believes in conspiracy theories that insist that the presidency was stolen in 2020. They comprise a dangerous rightwing set of true believers that wish to keep Trump president indefinitely.

Any political forces that are even slightly left of center are mortal enemies of traditional America-First ideals. The recognized leader of these forces presently resides at Mar-a-Lago, Florida. An electoral system that has kept loyalist allies in their desire seeks to reconstitute the Confederate States of America. A Trump-approved dynasty intends to maintain and to redefine the electoral system to become subservient to the ruling dynasty. I am going to refer to them as the die-nasties, their victory over democratic principles is without compromise, the means they intend to attain their aims are irreconcilable.

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News from the Manor

This weekend becomes the shortest of the year Sunday at 2 AM. I have to stay up until that hour to celebrate a milestone on the March toward Spring. So, I shall take these shortened moments to check the benchmarks as they appear. A second jab of Pfizer marked the placement of a vaccine stone, with a notation that my system is less prone to the velcro-armed tentacles of COVID-19. I now wear my Lil’ Bub mask with some assurance that my bodily organs are less prone to destruction by pandemic. My long-suffering intestinal remnants receive an injection of something called a biologic, the trademark is Humira. I shall try to inform you if a total system collapse precipitates.

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We’re hardly more wise at believing that this pandemic will end soon, never to return. Viruses are patient mechanisms that learn from their errors, expect them to jump from the cesspool of wild, wooly, and wicked animals cells. To leap back and forth with abandon at the most precocious moment. They don’t waste time and they learn the lessons of their history, we just facilitate the process by never learning the lessons of our history. We’re more likely to leap at something as wise and as helpful as Qanon, an affliction that many leap at to explain the inexplicable in terms of the impossible. Where one leaps off the cliff, there leap them all — “Where go one we go all” as the coiled snake has it. Where? Well, over the cliff, of course!

Our insistence on blazing fossil fuels fast finds us climbing into gas-guzzling megavehicles to make it likely that we’ll reach the abyss first. Unity is the new MAGAnity, so let us proceed with inanity. Watch out for coiled snakes along the path, assign a shotgun to the individual riding shotgun so that they can shoot the driver at the first appearance of a coiled snake.

Question coiled snakes, but give them accurate directions to the nearest available abyss.

By curious coincidence, Sunday is also Pi Day. May the 3.141592 be with you too.

Perhaps you will want to calculate the distance that the Earth has traveled on its orbit since 1 January. Whatever your measures for celebrating this wondrously wise day, may your vision be unencumbered by the false promises and misinformed machinations of short-sightedness.

Hoping all is well at your respective manors, all and one!

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Global Citizenry

I consider myself to be a citizen of and for the world, a world threatened 24/7 by the refusal of its most wasteful and its most wealthy to stop fueling its death machine with the concentrated biomass ripped from below the skin of the planet, a biomass from a previous extinction event. There have been five such events, but this one is entirely responsible by Earth’s most irresponsible — the wealthiest and the most wasteful.

The capitalism that began what is now called the anthropocene refuses to yield to a worldwide civility. Civilization has created a monster that is sufficiently powerful to build an Evilization that is capable of destroying all living things on the planet.

A pollution of this shared planet is comprised of the industrial, chemical, and nuclear companies that have claimed world citizenship for the CEOs and for those who continue to invest in the behemoths that continuously pollute the environment and to pollute the minds of their customers and stock holders.

Capitalism is misidentified as an economic system that thrives on freedom and liberty — the freedom to form hegemonies and the liberty to steal and destroy. The more that is stolen and destroyed, the greater is the gross global product. Indices that indicate ownership in the system become the measure of its progress. The lungs of the planet, the rainforests, provide a market value that becomes greater the more that they become diseased by the cancer that is capitalism.

The means of production include the ability to eviscerate all life on the planet at the same time that the capitalist lords of industry convert the carcasses into saleable product. The more they destroy, the wealthier they become and the more capital do they have to eviscerate ever more for evermore.

Civics is a concept that has long been removed from many curriculas. The responsible global citizens among the too many (8,000,000,000 and counting) bring the likelihood of a hideous extermination event closer with every passing second. Capitalists must be identified as the criminals that bring about the destruction of the innocent. How many billions of homeless individuals does it take to make a billionaire? How many billionaires does it take to make a trillionaire?

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Turning the Page on History: Wilmington, NC 1898

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I first heard about the 1898 Wilmington Race Riots (also known as the Wilmington Massacre) soon after moving to this North Carolina coastal town in 1984. I was drawn there by the lure of working in the movie industry during the early days following Italian director and producer Dino de Laurentis’ establishment of his namesake film studios just north of town.

At the time, Wilmington was a small sleepy city steeped in Southern charm with beautiful beaches located nearby, but as I discovered during my two years there, the town and its people featured prominently in a particularly dark chapter of North Carolina history.

As I tend to do, I gravitated toward spending my leisure time with other local artists. One such character was Claude Howell, a noted seascape painter in his 70s, who held a weekly salon in his penthouse apartment in the historic city center. Claude was not…

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Tolerating the Intolerant

It is my privilege to provide support for the most marginalized voices in the Western World. Most recently, I have offered my views on the state of American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS). Racism has been directed at them 24/7 for 401 years and counting. The “Framers” framed them at a 3/5th value in their Constitution, and Amendments to that legal document always included an “unless” clause.

Consider this a teaser for my next blog entry. However, the occasion for this entry is to note a policy change. Comments must now be moderated before they are published in order to prevent anyone from unilaterally declaring themselves an editor of this blog. Unfortunately, nine hours expired before I discovered that such a breach had occurred. A set of four lengthy diatribes, including two ad hominem attacks, spewed forth before I had logged on for the day.

My apologies to all and each for those nine hours.

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Self-Whiteous Supremacism: A System

Yesterday, I listened to a conversation between a couple “historians” who shared great misgivings about The 1619 Project — they were not there to criticize the projects accuracy.

Racism is not healthy for children and other living things.

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Racists thrive by disavowing accurate and unfavorable facts that go against their narrative . The validity of those disturbing historical facts is not the issue, their concern: it casts the Founding Fathers unfavorably. The myth is more important than reality. The Roman Catholic Church in the USA does not have many Black congregants, Black Lives Matter did not matter as soon as news of looting made its way through Mother Angelica’s EWTN rightwing broadcasters. I am not aware of any sizable Roman-Catholically leftwing broadcasters. Does it exist?

Unacknowledged racism is not inadvertent, it is systemic. These two “historians” saved their final salvo for last, the issue of reparations —a magical incantation that clears rooms quickly. Restitution turns upon a qui bono: to whom does it benefit? Following the money does not benefit the myth makers. What of the trillions of dollars of benefits forgone, of dreams deferred until Hell ices over? Does it matter that slavers did receive recompense from the US government? Of course neither of these esteemed “historians” ever owned slaves — QED enough for the audience, QED enough for the host and guest. White Lives Matter, Trump is a God-send.

Former slaves and the descendants of those slaves (ADOS) have been adding trillions of dollars to white coffers since 1619. How many trillions of dollars of value brought the USA from an agrarian to an industrial economy? Is it best to issue a check in the amount of $0 trillion? Blacks who have immigrated to the US did not arrive in chains, did not survive the trip from Africa only to be auctioned to the highest bidder — hence the need for ADOS perspectives. The 1619 Project is not subtitled “Mistakes Were Made.”

The only “immigration” papers available to ADOS were the names appearing on shipping manifests and bills of lading. Jamestown welcomed the first forced human resources.

When sold at auction ADOS became slaves in perpetuity, under penalty of law.

In the name of their omni-God and respective flags, the monarchs sent their “exploring heroes” and a well-regulated militia to grace history book soundbites memorized over generations. The coiled snake is a favorite: Don’t tread on me, the white man in the room.

American “educators” instill the same familiar names on the same timelines from school year to school year, from one generation to the next, from one century to the next. Racism has always run rather rampant in the USA. It’s a white-eat-black world.

Received history is sanitized history, thickly covered in whitewash. Is genocide, slavery, rape, and plunder a cultural good? Is it the unavoidable price of progress, culture, and civilizations forced to fit a celebrated European white supremacist system?

“You can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs.” Walter Duranty, Pulitzer Prize winner and fervid Stalin apologist.

Received histories are tales of white-supremacist conquerors and bounty collectors. Do you need a reason to justify wanton greed, torture, and death when your “civilization” casts its warriors as God-fearing gentlemen eager to bring the “good news” of genocide and land theft to those standing in their path?

Regime change pretty much describes the United States of America’s MO. Venezuela is manifestly destined to become a client state of the US, its enormous oil reserves require a puppet regime. Bolivia was recently blessed with a regime change. It seems that their soil contains the rare-earth element lithium required for a new generation of handheld computers. Capitalism is white-ordained privilege. Greed feeds the needless with the pennies of the needy.

White supremacy is complicity by complexion. The only thing you need to know about European world domination — European facial characteristics. White conventional wisdom — do things in the great white way: get away with as much as you can, with every ounce of guile and greed you can muster. Never accept responsibility. Remember that selfishness is a virtue. Keep a good stock of scapegoats in the barn.

The crime committed by ADOS — existing while Black.

Manifest Destiny: a manifesto condemning indigenous peoples to systemic genocide.

Senator wants to ‘save’ US history from New York Times

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SCISSORS AND GLUE – HIS ARMORY

“In light of strengthened right-wing radicalism and uprising chauvinist hatred, Heartfield’s work remains up to date till today.”

Ulli Kattenstroth

Sometime ago we had the opportunity to visit the former summer refuge of John Heartfield (1891-1968). During the Third Reich this German political artist (graphic artist, stage designer and cartoonist) used to be no. 5 on Gestapo’s most wanted list.

This is the “happiness” they’re bringing! (from: AIZ, June 1938)

John Heartfield is considered the inventor of political photo montage, collages of text and imagery found in mass-produced media, revolutionary when viewed in terms of technique and aesthetics. His powerful and satirical works in the late 1920s und 1930s became real icons in the struggle against the Nazis.

The real meaning of the Hitler salute. The little man asks for big gifts.
I’ve got millions standing behind me. 
(from: AIZ, October 1932)

John Heartfield was also a pacifist, and he was deeply disgusted by the fierce and unrestrained nationalism leading finally to World War I.  Therefore in…

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Ein Roman aus Emojis

Being a novel “written” in internationally recognizable lingua franca: emojiese. A means to transcend language barriers?

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Heutzutage kennt sie fast jeder, die kleinen Bildzeichen oder Piktogramme oder Symbole oder Smileys, die längst nicht allein Gefühle ausdrücken. Dies ist der weltweit wohl verbreitetste Star dieser Zeichen:

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Der in Deutschland nur wenigen bekannte chinesische Künstler Xu Bing, bisher jedenfalls existiert auf der deutschen Wikipedia noch kein Eintrag, hat fast zehn Jahre, von 2003 bis 2012, an einem Roman gearbeitet, der 2013 vom Massachusets Museum of Contenporary Arts in Kooperation mit dem Massachusets Institute of Technology publiziert wurde und nur aus Emojis besteht – so heißen diese kleinen Zeichen. Und dies ist das Inhaltsverzeichnis des Romans:

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Das erste Kapitel des Romans beginnt so – und es ist ziemlich einfach, den Inhalt zu verstehen:

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Und so geht es weiter (Ein Klick auf die Abbildung führt zu einer vergrößerten Ansicht):

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Das ist das Cover des Buches:

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Ausführlichere Informationen über Xu Bing und seinen Roman Book from the Ground sind hier

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