Tuesday, November 07, 2006

The Al Goreithm: The Inconvenient Truth is that he may be on our side.

Some of the Anglo-American elite may be getting nervous about how crazy the "neo-fascist madmen" (Webster Tarpley) are acting, and afraid they may be waking the public up. It's possible that some will try to dump the Bush Crime Family for 9/11, especially since Bush is running America like he's run every other business: into the ground.

It has to be more about individual actions at this point than individual character, for everyone's characted is tainted by what they have or haven't done. We can't be too judgmental unless their crimes are too systematically evil.

There are invididual actions and sentiments being directed at what we already know is consistently pure evil - i.e. the war-mongering torturers in charge, that we need to recognize.

Besides, even a serial killer can say you shouldn't beat your dog: because you just shouldn't beat your dog.

It's like this: I like Noam Chomsky.

I know a lot of 9/11 Truthers tear their hair out over the failure of the Left-Gatekeepers to come clean on the myth that could destroy the World, and I completely empathze.

But, I also understand Chomsky's MIT military funding, John Stewart's CBS/Viacom relationship, Amy Goodman's Ford Foundation funding, Michael Moore's Hollywood status which allows him to reach millions of people if he plays it right, Greg Palast's need to work for high-profile and respected outfits like the BBC and Guardian, and other compromises.

Besides: I like Noam Chomsky because he showed me that Western Governments have been murderous, brainwashing, hypocritical assholes, and that in lying to us they've helped make us responsible for senseless atrocities around the World.

And: I like Alex Jones because he tells me "why".

So, it's that simple: Noam Chomsky helps me appreciate Alex Jones.

And: I like what Al Gore had to say in the Guardian, it's too bad about 2000...

RE: Renting "An Inconvenient Truth" and buying "green"

the problem with some of gore's solutions is they are being used to centralize power and authority over the problem, and that's never a good thing as the united nations has repeatedly shown.

they also tend to focus on "personal responsibility", another reminder of our spiritual weakness, as opposed to getting us strong enough to personally suggest that those most responsible for pollution do their part to curb it. we've been trained to see that "we" are the problem, and as long as we do that the people really causing problems - including our spiritual weakness - will elude our scrutiny, and continue to do massive amounts of damage no matter how much paper we separate from plastic.

that's why there are only 3 pairs of spotted owls left in b.c., something i saw shortly after i'd argued about what to do about them (for example) with an environmentalist friend. he was saying we should focus on them, i was saying you can get a grant to study them from anyone, including lots of dead rich white people foundations, but you can't get them to help you stop exxon from dumping tonnes of oil and destroying the owl's habitat, and that's why they're dead anyway if you take the "normal" approach.

the same people who polluted the world may soon ask for "global environmental taxes", another attack on the middle-class of the world and another source of centralized revenue. as we can see from the billions in IMF and World Bank loans given to the developing world, they've never actually helped them "develop", and i'd be hard-pressed to trust them with my money or my planet.

still, there are some good signs, and here's a good interview with gore from the guardian. there may be a faction of the anglo-american oligarchy who think the neo-cons are too crazy and incompetent, because they are, and who are now using gore to help push bush into saving the u.s. dollar or getting impeached.

i'm also glad you're looking into greener investments, i think they're a good idea, just do some "googling" to check for any critics making sense, and make sure they're as green as they often proudly and expensively advertise... :)

'We are facing a massive assault on our liberties'

Since losing to George Bush in 2000, Al Gore, the former Vice-President, has reinvented himself as America's voice of reasoned opposition, particularly on global warming, the subject of his internationally acclaimed film An Inconvenient Truth. In this interview, he tells Henry Porter of a crisis of democracy in America.

Sunday November 5, 2006
The Observer

HP: I wonder if you feel that a constitution like the American one makes people more aware of their rights.

AG: I think it does. Those who wrote the constitution were very steeped in the culture of the printed word and the essays that were written to define the theory of representative democracy. The debates and the Constitutional Convention were all re-capitulated in elaborate written accounts. The debates over each precise word actually did focus public attention then, and continue to influence public attention now, to individual rights.

HP: Is a constitution a way of putting certain rights beyond the reach of ambitious men?

AG: If I felt that was the principal effect of having a written constitution, I would say yes. If I were a citizen in your country, I would be in favour of it. But being a citizen of the US and seeing the shocking ease with which these principles have been violated in the US, I'm worried that the causes of this invasion of rights may be deeper.

HP: The public here and in America have been prepared to put these rights on hold to a degree.

AG: Well, they have, but [in America] these rights have been weakened since the Bush-Cheney administration chose to use the war against terror as a basis for both political argument in a partisan context and for an assault on the individual rights, including the right to be free of government eavesdropping. The conversation of democracy has been degraded, emotions and appeals to fear have been given a priority over reasoned debate.

HP: Has there been a pumping up of this climate of fear?

AG: Yes, sure.

HP: What was the purpose? To extend executive powers or to get people to back the war in Iraq?

AG: A combination of motives. The Bush-Cheney administration was declining in popularity rapidly prior to the 9/11 attacks. In the initial aftermath, Bush responded quite well in rallying public opinion and going after the perpetrators. But then, for whatever reason, he began to make a lot of mistakes in my view; by not pursuing Osama bin Laden until he was captured; by invading a country that hadn't attacked us; by launching this assault on the protections written into the constitution against invasions of liberties. They conflated the threat from al-Qaeda and the purported threat from Saddam which, of course, didn't exist.

HP: In the days after 9/11, did you imagine that we would see this kind of attack on civil liberties?

AG: No, and it should be seen as shocking, in America at least, that so many individual rights have been lost so quickly. I believe that there has been a diminishing of the role played by reasoned debate. And when logic and reason are withdrawn from the public sphere, it creates a vacuum into which ideology and religious extremism rush in.

HP: In the Middle East, America and Britain are trying to persuade countries to become more democratic, yet in our own societies rights are being reduced and power centralised. How does that play in the Middle East?

AG: America's power in the world has always been based primarily on moral authority, and if we undermine our moral authority then any exercise of raw military power produces its own resistance. We're seeing that in Iraq.

HP: Do you think things can be restored? Say you become President, could this happen?

AG: Well, first of all I'm not planning to be a candidate, but a new President committed to restoring these rights could do so. The greater vulnerability we have now involves a rather radical change. Democracy is ultimately a conversation. If people are routinely excluded from that conversation or absent of their own choice, then it will be dominated by those who are primarily interested in political and economic power. Individual rights will be honoured and protected when individuals are full and vigorous participants in the public conversation.

- This is an extract from a televised interview with Al Gore for the More4 channel. The full interview will be run on Suspect Nation on 20 November at 9pm.

SOURCE - http://observer.guardian.co.uk/world/story/0,,1939773,00.html

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The link between Mind and Social / Environmental-Issues.

The fast-paced, consumerist lifestyle of Industrial Society is causing exponential rise in psychological problems besides destroying the environment. All issues are interlinked. Our Minds cannot be peaceful when attention-spans are down to nanoseconds, microseconds and milliseconds. Our Minds cannot be peaceful if we destroy Nature.

Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment.

Subject : In a fast society slow emotions become extinct.
Subject : A thinking mind cannot feel.
Subject : Scientific/ Industrial/ Financial thinking destroys the planet.
Subject : Environment can never be saved as long as cities exist.

Emotion is what we experience during gaps in our thinking.

If there are no gaps there is no emotion.

Today people are thinking all the time and are mistaking thought (words/ language) for emotion.

When society switches-over from physical work (agriculture) to mental work (scientific/ industrial/ financial/ fast visuals/ fast words ) the speed of thinking keeps on accelerating and the gaps between thinking go on decreasing.

There comes a time when there are almost no gaps.

People become incapable of experiencing/ tolerating gaps.

Emotion ends.

Man becomes machine.

A society that speeds up mentally experiences every mental slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

A ( travelling )society that speeds up physically experiences every physical slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

A society that entertains itself daily experiences every non-entertaining moment as Depression / Anxiety.





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