What’s in your words?

25 05 2010

Language

We may think that as we can all speak, talk and have a big mouth, that language is easy. But I don’t find it so. It is actually very difficult. It’s difficult to put your own thoughts precisely into words, It’s very difficult to put abstract thoughts into words, and when you finally think you made a good job of it it turns out that people don’t understand what you meant to say.
So back to the brainworks, and trying to find another way to express what you meant to say.

Lying

And then there’s the concept of lying. I never got the concept of lying. Why bother to say something which isn’t true? How can you trust people after you found out that what they say is a lie? What’s the point of language if you cannot rely on what you are being told?
I never lie. I can’t lie. What I can do is swerve around the subject and suggest something else. Which works fine. But if somebody looks me straight into the eyes and asks me point blanc I can only say the truth. (My mum knew this!) Or remain silent. I cannot lie.
But I know people who lie and twist the truth habitually. It’s like they rather tell a lie than the truth. How do they do it? And then why is it that when I speak the truth I get told I am blunt?

The truth

The truth, for some reason, is never welcome. The truth can hurt. Maybe that is where the concept of lying comes in. When you speak the truth, and it is an uncomfortable truth, People who do not want to be confronted by this truth will ignore it, but if they are hurt by it, they will choose attack you instead. As the proclaimer of that truth they want to bully you into silence, and to nullify your opinions and thoughts, and then, in some Intellectual Acrobatics way, they think the truth you so inconveniently spoke will not matter anymore.

I find such behaviour fascinatingly bizarre. I prefer to meet trouble head on, but this really is the head down in the sand approach. Fascinating to see that happen right in front of you.


There is the other side of truth. You sometimes read a blogpost where the writer’s sentiments are shockingly racist or religiously elitist. Like for example, ”Non-religious people, or people from the wrong religion, are not human entities, they are nothing more than a breathing machine” or ”Atheists have no souls” (therefore you can kill them because they don’t count as human) Now nice-minded moral people are shocked by such evil and immoral writings and call on them to stop writing it, but I don’t agree. I think it’s brilliant that people speak out what is really in their minds instead of putting on a mask of respectability and decency. For myself I really want to know if somebody has an opinion which is diametrically opposite from my own. I like to see who people are without their masks. I prefer reading the truth! However unpleasant or inconvenient!

For those who do not not like the truth, the concept of forbidding free speech is the first choice of stopping hearing the truth and making it easier to ignore it.

Misunderstanding

And when you are discussing stuff on the internet, on a blog or forum, it becomes clear that your words have to fit your thoughts like a glove. Otherwise people will definitely not understand you. In this sense blogging is a very good excercise for all who wish to write. And you come across people who are absolutely unintelligible because of the way they write or flatly contradict themselves. Sometimes in a mindboggling manner! Like for example; you read people arguing about a subject with confidence, blaming and attacking others, and then  suddenly, one day, they admit they never had any idea what the concept was they were arguing against, and think it’s completely reasonable to state they never knew what they were talking about in the first place.

Or, and this ties up with The Truth, they willfully misunderstand you because they don’t like to look in a dark place. Especially when religion comes into play: any truth which as a side-effect critices religion cannot be true. But if it is evidently true then what? Well, I found out: They completely ignore the nasty inhumane facts you wrote down, and start attacking you. And when you keep reminding them about what you wrote, they will eventually become silent, or twist your words, and invent another reason why you mentioned some inconvenient facts and crimes against humanity, and attack you on that. It hold a certain kind of fascination. I cannot find out if this bizarre, unfeeling and unlogic twisting of ones words is done by design, out of a sense of self-preservation, or if it is the mindless automatic response instilled by religious indoctrination.

You cannot have a meaningful discussion with people wearing blinders.

Does not compute

Which brings me to ”Does not compute”. You can put your thoughts into simple, baby language. You cannot conceive how anybody on the planet who speaks the same language cannot understand them, but if your words clash with their mental programming they still will not understand them.
This is truly fascinating. Language isn’t as clear as we think. We can be misunderstood for

  • not being precise enough,
  • for using words which have a different content in another part of the world,
  • or when we are upset we misread,
  • or because the other person doesn’t like the concept implied in our words and so willfully misunderstands them,
  • or there seems to be a certain way human brains can get programmed and then no concept, however simply stated, which contradicts that programming, will get into that brain.




Depicting the prophet Mohammed

23 04 2010

Manuscript in the Metropolitan collection

So, in deference to the joy, art, freedom supressing, dreary, dull, intolerant and homicidal fanatics of Islam, (a minority, by all accounts, but supported by the majority of muslims who will not stop them or hinder them in any way) the exhibition about Islamic art in the metropolitan museum in New york has removed all items which show the prophet Mohammed.
That is cowardly, and irresponsible and also falsifying history.
‘Cause I have news for you: Islamic artists have depicted Mohammed in art since the very beginning, and where ever muslims had books or art made.

Yes, this may come as a surprise, but there have been times when islamic countries actually had books printed, artists painting, musicians composing, and poets writing. And as Islamic countries were mostly muslim a lot of all this artistic effort went towards Islamic subjects, including depicting the prophet Mohammed.
Now of course Mohammed has been depicted for hundreds of years in Europe, but, as the artworks show, for even longer in Islamic countries, and by Muslims.

Now the reasons the muslims want to erase this fact from history (as they erase everything else they don’t like from history, including for example ancient Buddah statues) is that they want to claim that everybody, especially western cartoonists, must and should be murdered for doing so because the prophet must never, and has never been, depicted in paint.

Yeah right.

Enjoy a small selection of Islamic art depicting the prophet Mohammed:

Mohammed leaving for the battle of Badr

Mohammed in heaven with pretty women

Mohammed giving a sermon

Mohammed and Jibril

Young Mohammed recognised by the monk Bahira

Solving the dispute at the kaaba

witnessing a beheading

Surrender of the Banu Nadir

The prophet and his companions

Nineteenth centure Algerian postcard

Nineteenth century book illustration

Contemporary mural

Portrait of Imam Ali, modern

Now of course the modern maniacs and art-haters have their ancestors in the past too, which results in weird depictions of Mohammed with his face veiled. Some were painted this way, but many of those paintings had the face scratched out much later, and either left empty, or a veil painted across.
I don’t know, but that feels rather insulting to me…

What I find interesting is that many of the paintings of Mohammed, and family, companions, show them with an aureole, or their heads in flames. Just like Christian saints or the Holy Spirit.
I always find these kind of cross-cultural-, and in this case cross-religious details very interesting.

17th century Iran

Mohammed splitting the moon

Mohammed and family members





Vaccinations make you sick

17 04 2010

Yes, I am sorry to say but that is the conclusion I had to make when really reading up on vaccines. I believed in vaccines, I thought they were really important. And they are, but because they cause many illnesses, including those they are supposed to protect people against.

A few facts:

The mercury content of Thimerosal which is used for the production of vaccines is statistically linked to the current huge, and still rising, incidences of autism in very young children. perfectly healthy normal and intelligent children get vaccinated, and end up autistic.

Vaccines contain mercury. If they don’t, according to the label, they still do, but in ”trace amounts”, and the pharmaceutical industry doesn’t have to list it if they are ”only” trace amounts. There are no safe minimum amounts for mercury. If the vaccine contains ”Thimerosal ”, it contains mercury, in amounts which, if you drop the vial on the floor instead of injecting it, would be classified as toxic waste.

Vaccines also contain unknown amounts* animal DNA and RNA. and also the toxic substances and heavy metals aluminium, phenol, acetone, MSG, acetone, cadmium, lead and formaldehyde.

* I mean the manufacturers really don’t know: the whole ”science” of vaccination is arbitrary, they only really find out if a vaccine is harmful after millions of children have been injected.

The diseases which are claimed to have been eradicated by vaccines, were already fast disappearing before vaccines came out. Stats show a huge decrease in these diseases before vaccination was even invented. Some stats also show an increase in the percentage of deaths after vaccination, or an increase in the cases.
Diseases for which there were no vaccines at that time, declined at the same rate. The eradication of disease is environmental, hygiene and having people well-fed is the factor in eradicating these diseases.

This stat shows how deaths from smallpox were going down very fast over decades, but after the vaccination law was enforced in England, it reached a huge peak.

Vaccinating does not mean ”immunisation”, as the pharmaceutical industry admits. In fact, vaccinated populations get infected in the same percentage, or worse, as unvaccinated populations.

The vaccine controversy is not new: vaccination has been denounced as unscientific and dangerous since it’s very beginning. Contested by doctors and medical specialists.

We, the public, and the medical students, are misled both as to the claimed efficacy of vaccinations, and the toxicity of vaccinations. One often used trick is to re-define the diagnosis of these diseases. On this stat you see how polio is eliminated using a redefined diagnosis. The dark columns show the ”confirmed” cases of polio, the lighter much higher columns  show the ”discarded” cases.

A very clear and concise summing up of the issues with vaccines. if you watch any of these videos, watch this one.
Lots of information, also explaining the link between autism and vaccines.
This two and a half hour presentation, is well researched and presented. Are vaccines safe? Find out how they made it & the lies about mercury Free vaccines. At the end a medical doctor discusses how he gave his child a vaccine: he now suffers from severe autism. This doctor vowed never to vaccinate himself or his family ever again.

Watch this video in which doctors, medical practitioners, scientists and others show the statistics of the major diseases being on the road for extinction long before vaccination came along, they also explain how diseases get eradicated by redefining diagnoses.

this video is interesting too.

Now if you think that parents testimonies, and doctors observations and statistics are only anecdotal evidence, and not worth looking into, I advise you to read this book, in which a medical doctor uses the CDC’s own documents to state the case against vaccinations. This is widely considered the most comprehensive book on vaccine safety. Well respected, Dr. Tenpenny is an Internationally recognized expert and the first physician to offer documented proof that vaccines do compromise the immune system. Dr. Tenpenny has the courage and the determination to express a minority view, substantiating her work with citations directly from Centers for Disease Control (CDC) documents and respected, peer-reviewed journals, offering irrefutable facts that fly in the face of information generally regarded as truth in traditional medical circles.

Dr Tenpenny used to give vaccinations herself, telling the patients that they were perfectly safe, and of course there was no mercury contained (she, as most other doctors, never read the labels and leaflets) But as you can see from her book has changed her mind once she looked into the vaccination issue for herself.
Everybody should look into this issue for themselves.

I want to end with the advice to all people and especially parents: vaccination should be an informed choice. You should be responsible towards your children and inform yourself on both sides of the issue and make your decisions to vaccinate, or not, as an informed decision.

And as far as I know every state of America has a waiver to get your child out of vaccination. The medical and school personnel is lying to you when they tell you full vaccination is compulsory for attendance. You can state either a philosophical or a religious reason for refusing to have your child vaccinated. Depending on which state you’re in.

Links to get you started:

Childhood shots

Global Vaccine Institute

Vaccine information centre

Gardasil: women hurt by medicine

Vaccination Myths

National Vaccine Information Centre (America)

The echo Foundation

Autism Research Institute





International women’s day

9 03 2010

It’s international women’s day again and I would like to remind all women, especially in the west, that the struggle for freedom and equality of women is not over.
Worse: the freedom our ancestors fought for is still being undermined. Women are too complacent, abuse, suppression and enslavement of women is still practised worldwide. Women are being beaten raped and sold all over the world, be it in the guise of the ”marriage” of a ten year old girls to pedophile who could be their grandfathers, (after suitable payment) or as the trafficking of young women who are then forced into prostitution.

If we take a look at the planet we see inequality and abuse everywhere. Women are not weak, women are not stupid, women are not inferior to men.

Last night, for the first time, a woman got an Oscar for directing a movie.

My selection of rolemodels for this year:

Emily Pankhurst sufragette who fought for the right of women to vote!

Marie Curie, one of the great scientists of all time

Mother, queen and warrior, Boudicca, who kicked the Roman’s asses when they were invincible

Saraounia, her African counterpart: she kicked the Frenches’ asses in Africa in the nineteenth century.

Nujood Ali, was sold into sexual slavery marriage at nine years young and beaten and raped daily until she managed to free herself by divorce at the age of 10

There are so many female role models that i have decided to place a selection every yesr from now on.
Meanwhile, those of you with daughters, I suggest you teach your daughters what women really are, despite the lies told to us by misogynist cultures and religions. A selection of suitable rolemodels for girls in fiction and literature:

Pippi Longstocking (books by Astrid Lindgren) a girl who has taken the virtue of disobedience for girls into a high art

Ororo, or Storm, defenitely one of the coolest X-men, and one of the best leaders they ever had.

Xena, tv-series, always kicks everybody’s ass no matter what God or great warlord they are!

Ripley, (movie: Alien) still ready to kick Alien’s asses after all the tough men in the movie have been killed or put out of action. Saving Newt, who managed to survive while everybody else perished.

You see, if girls grow up with the right education, the right literature,  and movies, they will hopefully grow up to become the generation of women who will be truly able to celebrate women’s day.
Who will be proud of being women, instead of feeling an unnatural and articficial sense of inferiority and shame.
Because it is not true that women are inferior to men, men are in no way more intelligent or more reasonable than women. It is unfair to burden women with a feeling of shame for their bodies and their sexuality.
And any ”tradition”, any ”religion” which tries to tell us differently, is wrong! Any tradition or custom or religion which restricts women, which wants to annul them into non-entities is wrong, is lying to you, to us all. Any custom, traditin or religion which transforms the bonding of men and women in love and support and mutual respect into a bond between master and slave, between prostitute and paymaster, is wrong, is evil!
The selling of very young girls to pedophiles, against their will, maybe condoned by custom or religion, but that doesn’t make it less disgusting and evil!. I read today in a comment on Achelois that ”In return for the wife’s obedience, which includes her making herself available to him for his pleasure, the husband is required to spend on her and provide for her.” The pure essence of prostitution: One person pays up, and the other person has to provide sexual services.
Marriage should be a partnership, a bond of love trust and companionship. Not a master-slave, master-prostitute relationship. And any culture, tradition or religion which transforms marriage into slavery and prostitution is wrong!

These in-equalities are constructs. Modern constructs, because they are only a couple of thousand years old at best.

There are older cultures, older religions, older customs, which venerate women. Cultures traditions and religions which consider women too be sacred. Where women were proud to be women.

So if you feel you truly need a religion to feel safe and happy, why not switch to one where women are given the rights and respect they are entitled to?
Why cling to ”traditions” which are an abomination if you compare them with the older traditions humanity held for tens of thousands of years before these modern misogynist religions poisoned our world?
Instead of having a woman’s day where every year an endless row of crimes, abuses, rapes, atrocities committed against women and children are renumerated ad infinitum, why not work towards a world where women’s day is what it should be? A day , where womanhood and femininity are celebrated, revered and enjoyed!





Disobedience is a virtue

6 03 2010

I have been too much on the internet, have been reading too many nutters. On the other hand it is both interesting and disconcerting that the contingent of sick suppressive silly males claiming that ”obedience” is an essential virtue, is still going strong.

Obedience for women of course.
Specifically: women having to be obedient to men.
Suitably mandated by God.
Naturally.
Claiming it’s God’s commandment is always a popular ruse to quench any kind of opposition.

All this is of course routed in man’s eternal lazyness.
And so conversely, disobedience is a sin!

But is it?
I think not. being disobedient to a Demon, evil Jinn, stupid misbehaving abusive husband or other relative is defenitely not a sin, but even a duty!
Disobedience to the right (or wrong) entities is a virtue!

So it’s high time we start teaching little girls to think for themselves and to embrace the virtue of disobedience when it is called for.
This was how my parents raised me and see what a wonderful human being I turned out to be. :mrgreen:

This post was inspired by the discussion on this post by Achelois.





Riding in the snow

4 01 2010

Today was a day of such beauty, it was magical! Beautiful! Everything was white, with the sun going down there were beautiful colours everywhere, and there was a snow-mist softening the landscape!
Al Tarq was happy to be out. Not much to amuse him at the moment.
It very cold of course. For tips on dressing and drawings of what to wear, and a drawing of an angry, fluffy Tarq, see my art-blog!

This is how I look when fully dressed for winterriding:

Sundown behind the trees

The world looked a very mysterious place

Zora in the snow. She walks fine in the snow, actually has less trouble with her elbow.

Within half an hour all our hairs were covered in a thin layer of ice.

Tarq wanted to go ludicrousspeed here, and although I loved a fine trot, I did think ludicrousspeed was a bit too dangerous. The icy slippery frozen remnants of the last snow period are still hidden under the fresh snow.

Zora’s hairs are also covered in ice!

Back at the village





How to get to America

31 12 2009

Of course you have all heard about the Nigerian student to whom the American government gave a visa despite his family having alerted officials about his strange behaviour and who tried to mix an explosive aboard a plane from Amsterdam to America.

Instead of wondering about the apparent laxity of the American’s screening, full attention is now aimed to Schiphol Airport security. Maybe because they want to divert attention from the American failure to spot this man even though his own family send out warning signals???
The result is that flights to America are now subject to more stringent security measures. Although I find the current measures farcical, for instance the confiscation of a nail-clipper while once in the airplane the grannies are allowed to keep on knitting? Now I cannot really imagine a scenario where you can successfully kill somebody with a nail-clipper, but I can imagine about 10 where you can kill people with only one knitting needle.
No, my problem is that the Schiphol security have used this incident to finally bring out their super technological body scan machines and force them on the passengers.

Until now it was considered a breach of our privacy and bodily integrity to force people to undergo the scan, but now they have been given a good reason to scare people again they took advantage and now all passengers flying from Schiphol to America will be forced to allow themselves be scanned starting end of January.

The millimeter wave scan uses terahertz radiation to see through your clothes and identify foreign substances. The way terahertz waves are absorbed and emitted can also be used to determine the chemical composition of a material. It cannot see through flesh, and the waves don’t travel far inside the body.

Due to the terahertz photons not being energetic enough to break chemical bonds or ionise atoms or molecules, the chief reasons why higher energy photons such as x-rays and UV rays are so bad for us, the health risks are easily dismissed.
But these waves do infiltrate your body, and there maybe other mechanisms at work here. I do not believe that you can mess with our body in any way without changing, and usually damaging something.

The evidence that terahertz radiation damages biological systems is mixed. “Some studies reported significant genetic damage while others, although similar, showed none,” say Boian Alexandrov at the Center for Nonlinear Studies at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and a few buddies. Alexandrov and co have created a model to investigate how THz fields interact with double-stranded DNA and what they’ve found is remarkable. They say that although the forces generated are tiny, resonant effects allow THz waves to unzip double-stranded DNA, creating bubbles in the double strand that could significantly interfere with processes such as gene expression and DNA replication. That’s a jaw dropping conclusion.

And it also explains why the evidence has been so hard to garner. Ordinary resonant effects are not powerful enough to do this kind of damage but nonlinear resonances can. These nonlinear instabilities are much less likely to form which explains why the character of THz genotoxic effects are probabilistic rather than deterministic, say the team.

I find this greatly disturbing. Of course, terahertz waves are a natural part of environment, just like visible and infrared light. But these new generation of cameras do not only record terahertz waves but also bombard us with them. And if our exposure is set to increase, the question that urgently needs answering is what level of terahertz exposure is safe.

Besides the invasion of my privacy and bodily integrity, which I by no means  want to surrender to a lazy cost-aware security system, I find it a flippant disregard of the health and safety of the passengers to bombard them on a regular basis with terahertz waves without their knowledge and consent. Believe me I have looked into this and there was only one person on several Dutch forums who wondered about the terahertz waves’ health implications instead of privacy matters. Apparently awareness of the possible implications of the use of terahertz waves on our health is virtually non-existent. Of course none of the information sites about the”body-scan-machines” even mentions terahertz waves.

It may be a very long time before I can travel to America again and be with the Q…
For the afore-mentioned reasons I do categorically refuse to be scanned by terahertz waves.

And the Nigerian who tried to blow up the plane was not stopped by the American government, who gave him a valid visa, he was not stopped by Schiphol security, he was stopped by a courageous Dutchman, Jeroen Schuringa, who jumped the man, brought him down, and doused the fire.

Maybe instead of subjecting us to more humiliation, invasion of our privacy, and exposure to terahertz waves, they could prepare the passengers with some martial arts lessons while we wait for boarding. A well-trained and prepared to attack, group of passengers seems to me of far more value than all the dodgy invasive and possibly dangerous technology they are so enamoured with now.





Baghdad burning

2 11 2009

I want to share this video’s with you. Heartrending story of a woman ”Riverbend” in Bagdad, and heartrending but beautiful artwork by Danijel Zezelj. It’s narrated in German, beautifully by Sherin Zayed, but with English subtitles.





Barbarians!

1 11 2009

Another year has passed, another Barbarian festival. Last night I went with some friends to ”Muziek theater Romein” in Leeuwarden for another ”Barbaars” heavy metal concert. And this time I managed to make some acceptable photos. We were late. We had a nice dinner at M’s, and then drove to the city of Leeuwarden. So we missed the first band, and as one of the other bands didn’t turn up, we saw three bands. And Waw! Were they good!

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The first band was my fovorite; Methusalem. Great music, great musicians, and a great singer!
Check them out on mySpace.

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The next band was Wizard, also very good!

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The last band was Freedom call.
Some of their songs were “Party-Metal” they really got the crowd going!

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I had a great time!

Me and the singer of Methusalem.
Or the Singer of Methusalem and me…
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Obama sells out democracy and freedom

23 10 2009

Well, friends it seems that Obama should not have been given the Nobel price for peace, but the Nobel prize for weaseliness selling out our hardwon rights for freedom and free speech.

To my utter amazement the Obama Administration supports the sick and anti-constitutional fascist religious insane Islamic/kolonialist ”Un-resolution to ban religious blasphemy”.

Check this video from the brilliant Pat Condell