The message in a bottle still floating, even in another continent: A conservative blogger from Brazil, living in Portugal, reviewing the red tsunami that floods Latin America and the Political Correctness that is imploding Europe.
"Mars is being hit by rapid climate change and it is happening so fast that the red planet could lose its southern ice cap, writes Jonathan Leake. Scientists from Nasa say that Mars has warmed by about 0.5C since the 1970s. This is similar to the warming experienced on Earth over"
This was published on Sunday Times under the head "Climate Change Hits Mars". What could be causing such climate change? Martians? Capitalism? US? George W Bush? Putting the irony aside, this is the real Incovenient Truth: Global warming is a natural phenomena! I found an article that says we have to blame global warming solely on the sun. "Those looking for the culprit responsible for global warming have missed the obvious choice - the sun. While it may come as a newsflash to some, scientific evidence conclusively shows that the sun plays a far more important role in causing global warming and global cooling than any other factor, natural or man-made. In fact, what may very well be the ultimate ironic twist in the global warming controversy is that the same solar forces that caused 150 years of warming are on the verge of producing a prolonged period of cooling."
This 1919 silent movie was the first "expressionist" film. This masterpiece written and directed by Robert Wiene could be the first horror movie ever produced. The symbols of this film were very strong. This film inaugurated the 20th century`s moviemaking fashion. These characters had been recycled over and over. Note that "Cesare", the sonambulist character was the model for Tim Burton´s (an expressionism addicted) "Edward Scissorhands". The story was a prophecy of what was about to happen in Germany. In a small village a stranger "Doctor" (Caligari) control people´s mind through hypnotism. Crimes were committed, madness & reality in a nightmarish landscape. In fact it seems that all the movie is located inside a madman`s brain.. That´s 20th century. Enjoy!
Now is available for free an important book that reveals how schools are becoming a plant for creating morons. Not only in US but in Latin America too. It reminds me that old Pink Floyd song and movie called "Another Brick in the Wall" where schools are shown as meat-pastry producers.
Here´s the introdcution:
Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt, former Senior Policy Advisor in the U.S. Department of Education, blew the whistle in the `80s on government activities withheld from the public. Her inside knowledge will help you protect your children from controversial methods and programs. In this book you will discover:
how good teachers across America have been forced to use controversial, non-academic
how "school choice" is being used to further dangerous reform goals, and how home schooling and private education are especially vulnerable.
how workforce training (school-to-work) is an essential part of an overall plan for a global economy, and how this plan will shortcircuit your child's future career plans and opportunities.
how the international, national, regional, state and local agendas for education reform are all interconnected and have been for decades.
1 hr 11 min 21 sec - Feb 25, 2007 Average rating: (24 ratings) Description: Celsius 41.11 The Temperature at Which the Brain Begins to Die - The truth behind the lies of Fahrenheit 9/11. Celsius 41.11 (2004) is a film produced to be a rebuttal to Michael Moore's film Fahrenheit 9/11. This film corrects the record when it comes to the left's attacks on President Bush, 9/11 and the war in Iraq and Kerry's 20-year tenure in the Senate.
Does anybody has realize the likeliness of the Political Correctness and Sharia?
Sharia is the "law" applied automatically wherever there´s a Radical Islamic State. There are even western like Arabian countries that obey strictly the Sharia.
In these countries:
Alcohol beverages are proihibited
Music is not allowed
Women must cover their faces and bodies
The political correctness, for its turn are making huge progress in the same direction
Smoke is prohibited in public places in almost all countries of Europe, US and Latin America
Fat: people fat or restaurants that sell fat meals (specially if they have a clown as a pet) are being targeted by low-fat radicals
Crucifixes and other symbols of christianity like Easter, Christmas are being , or banned or turned into something other than its original meaning
Both Sharia and Polictical Correctness are pursuing the same goals: to impede people to do the "wrong" things or "christian" things, at least. Their perpetrators do not believe in freedom. Freedom to do wrong, to fail is freedom that must be allowed too. It´s with our errors that we can pursue the good.
But they demand that everybody must do the right, or what they think it´s right in a automated way.
Both are wrong and both seems to me symptons of a religious radicalism. There were in the ancient times many religions that were totalitarian in their views and actions. They were called "pagan" religions because the people must act exactly as they demand.
I can´t see nothing different right now. Just one small difference. The Political Correctness, wiht its goal to turns any government into a kind of a "new" laicism state - seems to be the "icebreaker" (preparation) for a subsequent painless "Sharia" deployment.
In the eighties I discovered New Wave music. It was like a mass to me. I used to be a "discothèque" addicted in the seventies so I missed the initial punk offspring. I used to think they were a bunch of "punks" making misunderstandable noises, not music. But in the eighties, moved by the "wave" I finnally realized what they really meant.
It was a musical breaktrough for me. A "revolutionary" way to make music. "Forget Eagles, Rod Stewart and all that dirty hippies". The motto "make your own music" really excited me.
Much later, I had another glimpse that punk was not a revolutionary movement, but instead, "reactionary". Watching some documentaries related to the first punk generation (Pistols, Clash, Damned) I could to know the environment that created such movement. England in the seventies was almost finishing. Labour Party was ruling for a long time around 1976. They implemented welfare programs, nationalisation that drove the whole country to the crash: unemployment rates were incredibly high - specially for young people, strikes were spread in almost all public services (there were no even mortuary services to the dead the people thought that they must had to throw corpses into the sea or Thames).
Punk emerged to react against the uniformization, egality, and welfare. They were individualists that claimed that anyone could have a band, they could be whatever they want, that each individual must decide what is the best for him, not the government.
It´s surprising that just after the punk efervescent years, British people chose for conservatism, electing the "Iron Lady" (a punk in their own terms, I must note) Margareth Thatcher. But I always felt that it was an odd thought, hence majority of the punk´s band supported left initiatives. It was for me totally insane that the same people that used to scream against big government and supportes individualism went under the left, that is pro big government and against free-choice.
But this site , called "Conservative Punk", makes me wonder that, finally, my first thought was right after all: The left kidnapped the movement, and the punks led them do it. Here´s the official goals of this initiative:
# To try and inform the young voters of today that identify themselves with the punk scene with the facts, rather than rumor and conspiracy theory.
# To stretch their political minds by exposing other political ideas outside the usual bi-partisan arena and making them think about what else may be out there (aside from what is heard, read and seen in various forms of media).
# To provide a forum for nearly all walks of the political spectrum in that their voices, concerns and questions may be presented and subsequently addressed.
# To encourage today’s younger, burgeoning generation to register to vote and become engaged in politics.
# To encourage the young voters to draw their own conclusions rather than indoctrinate them to a certain way of thinking (i.e. not buying in to being so close-minded that all your problems are blamed on a single politician or candidate, not becoming a mindless coalition of lost hope based on what others try to jam into your head, etc).
# To try and bring to light societal issues which are of concern and have consequences to an entire nation, not an individual.
# To try and nurture the importance of individuality, personal liberties, freedom and civil rights all the while maintaining the importance of teamwork.
# To try and foil myths surrounding the United States military and the freedoms it protects.
# To focus on the future of this nation rather than lag behind and wallow in pity when things don’t go your way.[/q]
While all people are discussing allowed guns, ban guns and other things related to guns as if they have the power to induce people to kill each other related to Virgina Tech Massacre (I forgot to mention the third world analysis that blame on US capitalism for the crimes, but that´s a stupidity - they pretend that if communism had killed more than 100M people, capitalism must be the force behind US killers), they forget to scrutinize the very perpetrador and his behavior.
I´ve read in the past the story of two boys influenced by the reading of Nietzsce (and a mental pathology, of course) that commited several murders without guilt.
So I dig around the net and find this article/book that define what they call "Nietzsche Syndrome" pattern in some murderers. This is seem to be the case in the Virgini Tech Massacre.
To escape the cognitive mode of experience, to transcend the accident of one's moment of being.... One mustn't underestimate the primal appeal — to lose oneself, lose it utterly. And in losing it be born to the principle of continuous life, outside the prison of mortality and time."
To achieve this, they used alcohol, drugs, and even poison. The point was "to receive the god" via purification of the self. They tried and tried, and eventually managed to achieve an ecstatic, hallucinogenic state they had apparently lost their egos. They began to run through the woods and fields, oblivious to anything. Somehow, they killed a man along the way. When they came to their senses beside the body, which was ripped apart, they realized they had done it but had no memory of how. In other words, in their reach to defy human limits and unify with a deity, they became violent. Like God, they had taken a person's life.
In many ways, that is similar to the way some killers justify their actions with Nietzsche's call to "live dangerously" and develop a will to power. To be God is to be mighty, and that's often interpreted as the ability to kill another person — as if that's the ultimate exercise of power.
Fuerza Siolidaria has published an article praising the Liberty Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil. City that I used to lived. Liberty forum is the only one forum that supports classic liberalism and some kind of conservatives. When lived in Brazil philosopher Olavo de Carvalho was an habitué on the events of the forum. But something is wrong. Besides Aznar and Esclusa, we will have Fernando Henrique Cardoso - a social democrat that his party PSDB is always in the same political spectrum of Lula da Silva´s PT. Frei Betto, one of the supporters of PT is another conferencist. Miguel Rosseto, former participant of some PT government, on state and national levels is another conferencist that is causing odd reactions among the regular attendants of the Forum. Frei Betto and Miguel Rosseto are persons more adequate to a World Social Forum (at the same Porto Alegre) beside of French agitator José Bové than to join the same pulpit with Esclusa and Aznar..
What we can wait for? Let´s see it, but my friends in Porto Alegre are a little disappointed with this guest list crowded of PT components.
Aznar y Peña Esclusa en Porto Alegre
Porto Alegre, Brasil, 16 de abril.- El escritor y dirigente político venezolano, Alejandro Peña Esclusa, llegó hoy a esta ciudad para dictar una conferencia en el Foro de la Libertad, en el cual participarán también el ex primer ministro de España, José María Aznar, y el ex presidente de Brasil, Fernando Enrique Cardoso.
El Foro de la Libertad (http://www.forumdaliberdade.com.br) es un evento internacional de gran prestigio que en esta oportunidad se realizará en el aula magna de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Río Grande do Sul. Este año el Foro celebra su vigésimo aniversario y contará con la presencia de seis mil asistentes.
Entre los expositores también se encuentran la vicepresidenta de la Heritage Foundation de los Estados Unidos, Becky Norton Dunlop; el fundador del Liberty Institute de la India, Barun Mitra; y el Director del Banco Central de Islandia, Hannes Gissurarson 1.
Peña Esclusa participará en el panel titulado "El Estado, las empresas estatales y las expropiaciones públicas" 2 y explicará cómo el modelo de Chávez, en lugar de beneficiar a los pobres, los ha perjudicado, a pesar de que su gobierno ha recibido más ingresos que los tres quinquenios anteriores juntos. Para demostrar su punto de vista, el dirigente político presentará veinte gráficos sobre la gestión económica del régimen venezolano 3.
Además, explicará cómo los ataques a la propiedad privada, las invasiones auspiciadas por el oficialismo, las expropiaciones injustificadas, las amenazas a los medios de comunicación y el despido arbitrario de 20 mil empleados de la estatal petrolera, han contribuido enormemente a la destrucción de la economía nacional 4.
El martes 17 de abril, Peña Esclusa dará entrevistas a los medios de comunicación, para dar a conocer nueva información sobre las irregularidades del sistema electoral venezolano y los fraudes cometidos en el referendo revocatorio de 2004 y las elecciones presidenciales de 2006.
This article from Armando Valladares shows how socialist government from Felipe Gonzalez in Spain, has helped to hide all Cuba´s Human Rights violations before the UN Human Rights Commitee by declaring officially that " España no tiene ninguna evidencia de que en Cuba exista un problema de Derechos Humanos" ("Spain has no evidence that there is a Human Rights problem in Cuba") while produced TOP SECRET reports - assuring all the atrocities - that never were published.
It was twenty years from now, but it seems that even a new socialist government is always Castro´s friendly as the old. If Zapatero had been ETA´s friendly for months (months?) why not Cuban? The history seemed to be repeated...
Decía el informe y cito textualmente: “…el trato a los prisioneros políticos, es cruel, inhumano y degradante… Varias familias que sufren persecución religiosa se han presentado a nuestra embajada”… Seguían hablando de malos tratos , de juicios sumarios… pero lo verdaderamente miserable era cuando decía que habían hablado con Fidel Castro para ayudarlo a “darle un poco de oxigeno” a aquella situación, pero que Castro había rechazado la ayuda de España, sin embargo -seguía diciendo el informe- y cito textualmente: “No podemos hacer publica esta investigación , porque sería darle la razón a los norteamericanos”
This guy from the NGO UN Watch has the courage to tell the truth before UN Human Rights Commitee. See what happened aftewards... And there are people around the world that trust UN could try to restore Human Rights worldwide...
The campaign is over, but due to the success of its schedule, "primavera tv" will be still active. Thanks to my dedicated friend Asha, that brought it to us. If you want to enter primavera negra TV, click here, or access trough the banner i put on my sidebar. The freedom fight is not over, until it´s over.
"Without an organized opposition Argentinian Democracy is rotting", says French intellectual Guy Sorman. But, of course, the fact that democracy in Latin America is sinking is just an "isolated facts" due to the fact that communism, socialism, totalitarism are dead in the rest of the world. Is just me and a bunch of lunatics that used to "connect the dots".
"Sin una oposición organizada, la democracia argentina se deteriora"
El ensayista francés analizó la actualidad del país y habló de China, tema del libro que presentó aquí
"Advierto en la Argentina un deterioro político, pero no es la familia Kirchner la única responsable; el problema es la falta de oposición, la total ausencia de una alternativa."
Hacía un año y medio que Guy Sorman, catedrático, ensayista y periodista francés, no venía al país, donde estuvo muchas veces desde 1985 y al que le dedicó uno de sus 20 libros sobre el mundo contemporáneo.
Sorman presentó su última obra, China, el imperio de las mentiras, la semana pasada ante una calificada concurrencia en el Consejo Argentino para las Relaciones Internacionales (CARI). Y recibió a LA NACION en el hotel Sofitel, donde paró con su esposa, Marie Dominique, y dos de sus cuatro hijas: Lorraine, de 29 años, y Victoire, de 27. Sereno, distendido, sonriente, fue desgranando en inglés sus conceptos sobre la Argentina, China y América latina. El ensayista dijo que Kirchner ha avanzado sobre la independencia de la Justicia y que el sistema tiene rasgos caudillistas. Pero la pregunta que él se hace como observador es: "¿Cuál es la oposición?".
A friend of mine sent me this article from Noel Valderrama from Venezuelan newspaper "El Tiempo". Valderrama is skeptical towards the new regulamentation from the "Bolivarian" Republic of Venezuela (or to be quick - "Fidelito") to avoid car crashes during the Holy Week: to prohibit the sales and consuptiom of Alcohol in Venezuela...
Éstas, las prohibiciones del gobierno, siempre ocurren porque su incapacidad para resolver los problemas lo lleva a reducir la libertad de sus ciudadanos.
Es por eso que vemos que está prohibido sacar los dólares sin pasar por un riguroso control del gobierno, porque simplemente no pueden mantener una economía estable; está prohibida la empresa privada, porque no pueden competir contra ella; y, está prohibido expender alcohol en Semana Santa, porque no pueden controlar a los conductores ni hacer cumplir la ley de Tránsito Terrestre.
Así es este gobierno, cuando no puede controlar algo, simplemente lo prohibe; en algún momento se dará cuenta que no puede controlar que la gente se muera y entonces prohibirán el concebir hijos, para evitar que estos terminen muriéndose mas adelante.
Yes, to solve a problem the solution is to ban all possibilities that it could succeed. If the government woul try to prohibit the "causes" to avoid the consequences, it must prohibit people to have children...
Ok, many will use this opinion to criticize my position anti-drug liberation (marijuana, cocaine /&/amp; others). They will blame that alcohol is deadlier than all of these. But there`s is an enormous difference between alcohol and other drugs. Let me point out.
1) Alcohol is something that is embedded through the culture and history: All cultures use alcohol. The maluse of it has been warned since the first times, so there´s a "social" acceptance of the use of alcohol, but it is not an acceptance of becoming drunk. That´s the real difference. A drunk person is a person that is avoided by all other persons. Finally: culture could induce to the use of alcohol? Yes, but this very society blame the ones that could not handle it. In Brazil were I lived, it was common to give children a cup of wine with sugar and water, as a grape juice (due for the italian immigration on the area).. I took it several times when I was a kid. I have no problems with drinking.. 2) Prohibited drugs don´t allow you the control of the situation: when you use non-licit drugs you are not allowed to keep control over yourself. Even marijuana. That´s tottally differente from alcohol. Using prohibited drugs is like getting drunk everytime you drink alcohol. That is an enormous difference.