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Moveable Feast Cafe 2022/01/20 … Open Thread
Update 20/1/2022 IMO:
WWIII is now a certainty, probably by the end of March 2022, if not before. Beware the ‘wild cards’ (poker saying).
The weaknesses; lies, corruptions, incompetences, deceits, ego, thievery, etc., of the global ruling elites and their tools of ideologies are being displayed by the insipid and ignorance founded declarations by the “Law Makers” as they rule desperately to ensure their own powers and their intended/ planned majority economic grab over their future of the “Great Reset’. Low class and ignorant Grifters acting out roles of ‘leadership’ and statesmen provide shock and horror entertainment to the knowledgeable through lies, and misdirection of the driven ‘main stream media’ being attached internally to revolutionary ‘terrorist’ interests. The promise of ‘total and unlimited power’ for these grifters comes from the WEF movement participants of Davos, who, not understanding that most of their heads will forcibly be removed, once the real power struggle begins – as is usual by such bloody and treacherous events. Mr Schwab has promised that all will become serfs (slaves) and will do labour at his pleasure.
Russia knows all about this as its historical values, faith and paradigms are founded on wars, revolutions and treason as well s Christianity, but the USA has no experience in such matters and believe as it has been indoctrinated to believe that it is invincible along with its vassal Western ‘allies’ (read obedient serfs) and “My God is bigger than your God”. WWIII will fall onto the lands of the Americans and it will turn bloody and be devastating,and its soil once fertile will ooze with blood. as it must.
Economic Theory as so manipulated by the West to ensure the wealth of its elites and ease of governing of its masses – the source of all nations’ economic wealth realization, has destroyed the Middle Class of the USA for just that purpose as well as the ease of controlling the total economic wealth of the assets under the Schwab ‘Great Rest’ (he will be disappointed, imo) as gun ownership will become a sore and vital point of opposition to Mr. Schwab and company as will the loyalties of the military ordered to fire upon US citizens. Blinken and Brandon could profit by not listening to their co-conspirators of Washington DC. A neutered White House cum Washington DC by a solitary hypersonic missile or two could lead to an early surrender as well as a cure for Brandon induced hyper-inflation, not to mention the supply chain issues and the crasse war hungry garbage propaganda issuing from the MSM.
As for elite leadership of the vassal states of the US that govern by Neocon decree, it is predicted that heads will role either by internal elections free from the usual interference, sudden empty offices or the usual (expectation of) huge spate of ‘suicide’ occurrences. Covid and the preferred vaccines, boosters (for life) will no longer be of concern as the desperate voices of its main proponents, talking heads, ‘experts’, etc., will suddenly be not so mysteriously silent.
However that which will be most delightfully interesting and entertaining will be the next coming near decade of humanity social reorganization its post-destruction period for the Age of Aquarius.
Your mileage will vary.
WWIII is not a certainty – some analysts say it already happened in Syria, and the US/NATO lost (as a result of the revelation of RFs military superiority and of course the fighting spirit of the Syrians/allies).
What will happen is the deployment of RF systems in a way Europe will not like.
A. Martyanov has, among other things, in one of his recent little films, made a comment to the effect that Europe apparently wants to commit suicide, which is now its problem – the people get what they ” voted for.” (or something like that)
This is irritating, Removed. Mod. he should be familiar with the phenomenon of “social consciousness” – and the dialectics connected with it.
In Europe, at least in the Federal Republic, we have a problem: We cannot ” vote ” in any other way, because there is no political party, no political force to be taken seriously, which has not succumbed to “ultra-liberalism”, the economic and other ideas connected with it, etc., up to a misjudgement of the character of this so-called “European unification”.
The reason, in my opinion, is that this “victory” in 1990 was above all also an “ideological victory” – and as such it was a victory of the Americans. And the remnants of “old Europe” were also “defeated” in the process.
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In the third week of 2022 a rare agglomeration is emerging: all lights and planets except by Uranus,
are to be in the spiritual quarter of the zodiac (under the northern sky.) This signifies a time, where all
qualities are bound to be in the stage of buds, before, matured, entering time.
Only exception is Uranus in Taurus, via Aquarius ruler of Sun, Mercury and Saturn and indirectly, via Saturn, of Pluto and Venus and since Monday of Mars.
Only for seven in 84 years, Uranus fulfils Taurus, the social sphere, with unexpected ideas of coming humankind.
Share it consciously.
You are such a poet Mundo, in a very big way. I love that the sun is rising in my heart in a new way of thinking. And it started on Thursday… which in this small individual life is meaningful.
I would miss it if you didn’t post your links.
This is a reply to the comment left by lodestar at the tail end of the last cafe.
>When a group of six Japanese fighter jets and two American bombers attempted to practice an attack on the Russian territory
What. The. Actual. flyingducks are they thinking?
What if China and RF did “practice” games nuking Japan or Hawaii or Alaska or….
And of course, the narrative is all about “malign” Russia China and “Russian aggression”.
And of course, nowhere is western or even outside western media are these asinine attacks reported.
It looks like more information is coming out about the identities of the terrorists involved in the Kazakh attempted coup/color revolution.
At the CSTO meeting on 10th Jan, Tokayev mentioned that morgues had bodies missing:
It seems they have found the burial sites “…Kazakh police have announced the discovery of burial sites of militants killed during the recent failed insurrection in Almaty, the Almaty Tragedy telegram channel, which publishes official information about the anti-terrorist operation in Kazakhstan, reported on Thursday.
“Yes, I corroborate this information,” the channel quotes Saltanat Azirbek, Almaty police spokeswoman Saltanat Azirbek as saying, referring to the information on the unaccounted-for graves of militants….”
Sloppy again – the collective West’s narratives are going to unravel very fast in Kazakhstan.
On the topic of unravelling – a very good show on the failure of the “Great Reset”. Tom Luongo calls out a big compliment to the Saker at the start for calling out the Kazakhstan coup attempt correctly. He also discusses Turkey and what is really going on. Very interesting pod cast:
‘… Mama, put my 6-guns in the ground
I can’t shoot them anymore
That long black cloud is comin’ down …’
The Poets have gone silent. It is unnerving, like the birds suddenly going quiet in the trees around you.
We miss the Poets, photographers, recipe makers.. at times like this, we need the off-ramps for contemplation, healing, refreshment .. historically, the best works were inspired during cataclysms. You will not lack for material
People are stunned in a way – I feel a bit stunned with the pace of change. And others are just busy with the things of life.
Myself, I’m just busy. So busy I’ve not even been to the kitchen – dearly beloved is holding the responsibility right at the moment.
But A.H.H. – something. Longer-term, and early assessment: I think we’re over the real hard hump. I think we have losers and winners and the fat lady is singing. Friday’s meeting is to ‘ascertain if diplomacy is still possible, and we all know it has to be. Even the stupid is now figuring that they don’t want to be killed in a massive conflagration. It’s now time to check and ignore the mad dogs barking. I mean, the Biden thing .. begging for just a small something .. just a small incursion, ‘just give us something to try and save face’. But, that won’t be forthcoming. Of course with their hands in the cookie jar over 4 treaties and agreements, they’ve lost all ground to stand on, no matter moral or any dimension of physical or metaphysical. I’m not smelling Nirvana anywhere in sight, but I’m smelling a course change.
Did you see the Russians uncovered a plot to destabilize the Olympics? There are always some, but this one – the Russians are talking now, and diplomacy has changed for them.
There is some good stuff in the video Luongo and Mercouris. It’s way too long but the idea is that all around the ‘reset’ has failed. People so hated me when I said that already months ago. Will we ever become human again? BBB, Reset, Greens, the whole plan in smoking ruins. UK has now withdrawn all Covid measures, and just now I see that the WHO is running backwards or forwards. Scrapping travel bans will ease the financial burden on passengers, says WHO: https://www.euronews.com/travel/2022/01/20/scrapping-travel-bans-will-ease-financial-burden-on-passengers-says-who
(They gotto make an excuse).
The western ‘plans’ lie in ruins if you check it out carefully and the besotted lies from those that want to rule the planet are becoming more and more unhinged.
Lots of dominoes still to fall, perhaps more ‘trains derailing’, lots of picking up to do and coming to senses all round, but I think yesterday was the big noisy day of top volume scaremongering and even Ukraine says .. hey people, come on, don’t anymore run on the banks and denude the supermarkets – it is not necessary. So internally Ze says – nothing to worry about, while everyone else is baying in full voice .. The Russians are Coming. It started becoming funny this morning.
OK, off to check a myriad of details.
I forgot something. Check it out. Nothing like giving a little incentive: Russian sub live-fires Kalibr cruise missile from submerged position in Sea of Japan
Before accomplishing the combat exercise, the submariners stealthily deployed to the designated area
To fight aloud, is very brave –
But gallanter, I know
Who charge within the bosom
The Calvalry of Woe –
Who win, and nations do not see –
Who fall – and none observe –
Whose dying eyes, no Country
Regards with patriot love –
We trust, in plumed procession
For such, the Angels go –
Rank after Rank, with even feet –
And Uniforms of snow.
– Emily Dickinson
“A Conversation; A Cue for String Orchestra by Steve Berry”,
The above is something special which I am privileged to share
with you all; a performance by the Budapest Scoring Orchestra,
as part of a project of Steve’s (who is currently doing his Masters
in Film Scoring degree at Berklee College of Music ). Steve is my
longterm music teacher, producer/arranger and friend, and the
piece arose out of a theme from a separate piece of music which
is a collaboration between myself and Steve. The music is Steve’s,
but was inspired by lyrics of mine which Steve and I are currently
in the process of setting to music, ( interrupted by the pandemic ).
Interestingly, the song arose out of an exchange between Ioan and
myself which led to my poem, ‘The Wind’. Although I have posted it
before, it’s a personal favourite and so will do so again, as it adds a
further dimension to the music. The theme of the original poem is,
in broad terms, the price of madness and everything left in its wake.
Something which I am currently experiencing with a parent in the
grips of dementia, who has been hijacked by a slew of unscrupulous
people including a disgruntled sibling. Does anyone feel sometimes
like there is just no hope for humanity and the idiocy, the selfishness
and horribleness of human beings? As always there is an estate and
money involved and the demons at the trough, having eaten into my
father’s estate are now directly threatening my family. At the end of
the day, it is the struggle within myself that threatens to swallow me.
However, if I am able to subdue the dragon of fear, it’s an entirely
different view. Without going into further detail, I would not wish
this experience on my worst enemy.
will it ever end?
The Song of the Wind
O’er the moor, across the heath,
This heart it moans and wails.
My snaking path, with chaos wrought
A shipwrecked dawn, an ocean pale.
Whence I’ve come, where I go;
To know my heart is danger rare.
The wild main, forsaken once,
Has taken him and left you there.
The booming weald may sing my praise,
Rejoice in my caress;
But that which madmen dared to dream
I’ve come to repossess!
Come hither all you children fair,
With eyes that look but do not see.
My steeds await and I must go;
Hear my whisper, heed my plea.
Portrait of the young widow from the narrative above;
“… has taken him and left you there…”
Sorry to hear of your challenges friend Dimitar.
> there is an estate and money involved
As is said: where there’s a will _ there’s a relative.
I was a very late addition to the extended family. I was young and watched most of my aunts uncles and “not exactly sure” relatives die.
And sat (seen, not to be heard) as discussions were had over estate fights.
From these observations. The party who fights to feed, like carrion, on an estate….never seem to ultimately thrive.
The money is soon lost. And no matter what size of the estate, it’s never enough to satiate those who “want something for nothing”.
Stay true to your inner light and you will prevail.
They might win the money, but you will save your soul.
Thank you, WW. Without the challenges we do not grow, we get
comfortable and stagnate. It’s the effect on one’s loved ones that
hurts. We do our best, consult those ‘in the know’, both inwardly
and outwardly, and wait until the chips eventually fall where they
will. It’s life, it’s beautiful and rich with experience, never what
we would like, but always what we need… Cheers, D.
The last picture from ioan was pretty good.
One from a series of brown pencil sketches – horses and buggies:
Sorry to hear of your troubles. Witnessing the decline of a loved parent is hard. The breakdown of trust is something that unfortunately seems to befall many families when money is involved.
From my experience, those that gain in the short term, lose more in the long run. Call it karma or the boomerang or guilt.
Stay strong – hope you find peace and strength to deal with the dragons.
Thank you for your kindness, Babushka. Having done everything with utmost integrity where my surviving parent is concerned is my assurance that there will be a tipping point and the tide will turn. I’ve seen it inwardly, and so patience is required.
“Witnessing the decline of a loved parent is hard…”
External parasites in the form of opportunistic human beings
can only attach themselves to another human being, if there
is a correlative situation on the inner planes, as per the law,
“as above, so below”… the tragedy in question had been un-
folding for many years. My father’s a complicated guy; a nasty
game player, a provocative shit-stirrer, someone who rose high
in terms of material achievement and who has now plummeted
to un-speakable depths b/c he never learnt what it is to love.
He always loved himself above everything and everyone else.
It may sound harsh, but it’s true. My father willingly walked into
the hands of barracudas b/c he was jealous of myself and my
family and the love we had and shared, love which he never
was able to experience b/c he was never able to freely give of
himself without strings attached. That’s the true tragedy. He
had it all but it was so painful for him to ride with it, that he
basically went mad. Trying to avenge himself on me was
the straw that broke his back, literally.
will it ever end?
The Song of the Wind ~
Thank you for this poem, and for the inestimable gifs you have bought here, farewell my friend…
The cranes” Dmitri Hvorostovsky
It seems to me at times, that the soldiers,
who haven’t come back from the bloody fields,
didn’t lay down in our ground,
but turned into white cranes.
Since those times long, long gone
they fly, and cry out to us.
Is it not because of this that often and and in sorrow
we fall silent, gazing at the skies?
A weary wedge flies, flies across the skies,
flies in the mists as the day closes,
there is a small space in that formation,
perhaps, it is for me.
The day will come, and with the flock of cranes
I will swim through the same greyish gloom,
Out from under the heavens calling as a bird
To all of you, whom I’ve left on the ground.
It seems to me at times, that the soldiers,
who haven’t come back from the bloody fields,
didn’t lay down in our ground,
but turned into white cranes.
Thank you for your kindness, Rosemary, 🌹
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low but the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit…
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit!
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many failures turn about
When we might have won had we stuck it out.
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow…
You may succeed with another blow.
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor’s cup;
And he learned too late when the night came down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out…
And you can never tell how close you are
It may be near when it seems so far.
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.
– Edgar A. Guest
Thanks so much for these lines, Sudhi. They really struck home when I first read them this morning.
That long black cloud coming down
Gloom the only news in town
Who’s moving what on the great chessboard
Again the ploughshare turned to sword
The world must go as it must
Our time is brief before we’re dust
The duty we all must undertake
Is to know the heart, the inner lake
The deeper we dive into the lake
The higher consciousness we make
Heart whole, bright and clear
Dispels the clouds of doom and fear
A lake of light and love and peace
Becomes an ocean where passions cease
The one who finds the wealth inside
Fears not for the world as it slides
The heart is the haven, our secure rock
Who finds this place can beat the clock
By Thy Will
‘Tis by Thy Will, that I exist,
By Thy Will, I live.
‘Tis by Thy Will that I receive
And by Thy Will, I give.
‘Tis by Thy Will that I may see.
‘Tis by Thy Will that I may know.
By Thy Will that I be free,
To choose the way I want to go.
‘Tis by Thy Law that I must cry,
And by Thy Law I feel the rift.
‘Tis by Thy Law that I must die
Until I cherish and return the gift.
‘Tis by Thy Art, they peerless Art
‘Tis by Thy Art, I am.
‘Tis by Thy Art each fearless heart
May know the way and can!
‘Tis by Thy Will that I exist,
By Thy Will, I live.
‘Tis by Thy Will that I receive
And by Thy Will, I give.
‘Tis by Thy Law that I must cry,
And don the cloak of misery.
By Thy Law that I must die
And hasten my delivery.
Poetry 101… always try to avoid repeating an idea, instead look for
a new idea to enhance the overall thrust of your poem, if at all possible.
I prefer the second alternate stanza 3.
Lol… it goes on and on…
‘Tis by Thy Law that I bewail,
And don the cloak of misery.
By Thy Law that I prevail
And hasten my delivery.
So poetry should not repeat itself but it should rhyme….
Hope you get your legalities sorted soon
It can repeat, and it doesn’t have to rhyme, necessarily…
there are many types of poems of course. What I’m
referring to is the ideas themselves, they should build
like tiers on a solid base. I’m talking about layers of meaning.
Put it this way, Fionnbarra, we usually know which are
the strongest lines/ideas, and which are the weakest lines/ideas.
The aim of a poem is to have no weak lines, and each line should
sit as unobtrusively within the whole as possible, ie; attention
should be paid to the internal meter of the poem, and then the aim
should be to have no weak lines. A weak line usually arises out
of a weak idea. Analysis can be quite tricky.
I went further and wrote a new final stanza. I’ll wait a while, let it sit
and see if I’m happy. There are some poems which are simply
perfect in their imperfection. This is what I aim for at least. Most fall
short, but some make it. It’s purely an internal sense one has, and
I consider the poem incomplete until I reach that place. I’m sure
you have something similar, you’re happy with something, less
with something else. So you’re continually asking, what is the key
to the optimal resolution of the idea? While a weak line keeps
swimming to the surface the poem is not where it should or could be.
Fionnbarraa, in my opinion, the ability to perceive that which is imperceptible, dreams, imagination, ideas, and a talent to bring them forth in likeable words, could very well be poetry.
Liked these lines of your poem –
“the ploughshare turned to sword
the world must go as it must
our time is brief before we’re dust
the duty we all must undertake
is to know the heart, the inner lake”
That is exactly it, Sudhi. The rest is form, practical considerations and the like,
and this is all in service of one’s perception.
Actually I had Mark Twain’s quote of history not repeating itself but rhyming when I wrote that about poetry rhyming but not repeating.
I was kind of hoping that SandInEd could come up with something to grant A.H.H. his off ramp. McGonagall’s protegé has become
awfully silent like those birds in the trees
It’s always good to address the craft of poetry-making
from time to time. I find poems are like children, they all
come out entirely unique, and so our job is to listen to the
whispers that come from within. “Boldness be my friend”,
said Shakespeare, and this is so when approaching creative
work b/c the rules of structure/form can just as easily strangle
the baby as give it life, and so should always be approached
with a mixture of reverence and suspicion. The great gift of
creativity is that it sets Soul on a quest into Its own inner
worlds b/c the answers It’s after cannot be found anywhere
PS Calling SandinED, bring on some McGonagall, puhleeaaase…
lol, sand we miss you, please come by and say hello. Here’s
hoping you’re well, and best wishes for the new year!
Thank you Anomalous and Poets!
I am beyond sated; the cup overfloweth
the inner lake overbrimming
any more, I shall short-circuit
like Little Blinkie
all a flutter
under the stern gaze of Master Lavrov!
And I was delighted by the ascent of Anomalous’ poem – from black clouds via the heart to light/end of fear/secure rock. On a paradoxical pivot of ploughshares to swords. It was not an off-ramp, but a hypersonic launching pad. And may our reality take to such hopeful wing too.
Things are getting away from the warmongers.
I have felt burst of happiness lately, an optimism, in spite of storm clouds. I agree w/ Mrs A that there is lessening of the Dark of this long-suffering world. I wonder what shadow work is going on in the interface of the Zones to make the devils howl so. It feels like they are losing in leaps and bounds, just like on day #2 of the Kazakh coup attempt.
Regards to all
wee willy blinkey
waving his pinkey,
all at the Russian bear;
I’m not sure just what
something wet and hot,
running down the legs of his chair…
Full version, “The Ballad of Sergei and Blink”
where did you find that poem? Its a bit too sophisticated to be quickly thought up, and easier to pass down through the ages w/o actually knowing the author.
Not a bad find though.
A poet’s dream embraces life’s whole
It’s darkest depths to light filled heights
No shying from fearful deep depths
Nor illusion spun from meta pinnacle
To stay within a focussed center
A heart stilled as the summer lake
While lightening cleaves the skies
At fated thunder’s slow approach
Is conscious truth and inspiration
A safe rock upon which to stand –
Tumultuous seas whipping oceans;
And tell of life’s great joys and pain
By raising consciousness we face the world
Prepared for all that may be hurled
Lower the mind we easily succumb
To whatever from those fearful depths may come
leave the hearts lake-centre unruffled and clear
by the stilled waters greed cannot bare to stay near
only envy’s ambition fuelled by humans unlawful deeds
shall one day lead perpetrators to shame and grievous need
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the end of COVID-19 measures introduced to curb the rapid spread of the Omicron variant in Britain as he looks to live with the virus after a peak in cases.
Johnson announced on Wednesday that all restrictions including COVID-19 passes, mask mandates, and work-from-home guidance will be removed in England.
Effective immediately, the UK government is no longer asking people to work from home. The COVID pass mandate for nightclubs and large events won’t be renewed when it expires on Jan. 26. Also from Jan. 27, indoor mask-wearing will no longer be compulsory anywhere in England.
The requirement for secondary school pupils to wear masks during class and in communal areas will be lifted on Jan. 20.
What is one to think of this move now ?
The whole subject is of global significance, not doubt about it, but the specifics of this are English politics crisis ?
Could well be, even this is global,London power vacuum, Washington similar it’s big.,
Various European commenters in the last year have spoken of the pre1930’s atmosphere,; everything in relation to this has sunk lower. I won’t bother to give examples from the UK, overall to put it mildly, the mood is not good.
No denying the current spiritual light and it is very strong, and one sees the dividing of the ways is equally strong, even now, here…
Every individual is of importance, their life, hopes, loves, failures, and from whichever country north, south, east or west. Emily Dickenson from Massachusetts – a wonderful poem, those uniforms of snow !
Truth at times becomes disheartened
But truth can never be defeated
It’s a rainy night in Georgia and the other stans. Imagining troops and trenches in a 1917 way, like the State Department, but with Tokyo Rose as narrator plus
A really strange job offer for musicians by John Hinckley Jr. attempted assassin of Reagan, along with the contact info to have your band on his CD or to join the band. Don’t hold back. Don’t fight the urge.
Thanks Five guns,
You just reminded me of how Americans should go back to doing what they do best
Randy Crawford and The Crusaders from 1979
They just don’t make music like this anymore
this live version is hot too from Amsterdam 1980
Todays feature at 5 Guns West is a Tokyo Rose message to troops considering deploying to Ukraine in an antiquated notion of WW1 trenches and tactics just like the US state department thinks and then
an unusual job offer from attempted assassin of Ronald Reagan, John Hinckley Jr.
bass drums or lead guitar anyone?
Boomerang karma at work… Serbia takes action
Australian miner Rio Tinto’s plans to build a new lithium project have been thrown into disarray after Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic revoked the company’s permits.
Rio Tinto was seeking to develop the $AU3.3 billion, Jadar mine in western Serbia as part of its foray into lithium, a sought-after battery raw material that will be needed in increasingly vast quantities as carmakers roll out millions of electric vehicles in coming years.
The decision to revoke Rio Tinto’s licences comes with the Serbian government under significant public pressure ahead of a general election in April. Relations between Serbia and Australia have also deteriorated since the deportation of tennis star, Novak Djokovic.
“We are listening to our people and it is our job to protect their interests even when we think differently,” Ms Brnabic told reporters.
“All decisions [linked to the lithium project] have been annulled. As far as project Jadar is concerned, this is an end.”
@Babushka in Oz
Karma and enlightenment
So there were a series of intrigue behind Australia’s deportation of Novak Djokovic, LOL
My judgement of ‘elite leadership’ everywhere has not been challenged at all. Looks like an ideal opportunity for China and Serbia and not the US led Oz job.
I am having a good laugh.
what poetic justice!
Do I sense a clean, invigorating breeze winding its way through the Balkans?
“Quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi” may no longer apply, or there is a new Sherriff in town.. the Return of the [slavic] King?
We can hope.
Events move so fast.
While Empire is busy fiddling with bathroom door signs, they are losing the outer provinces.
Lithium is not a small matter.
They desperately want to control all sources for their digit-drone smart grid with its automated electric battery cars, like Musk’s Tesla cars, which can be remotely commandeered and drive you off a cliff if needed.
Remember part of Afghanistan and Bolivia wars was over Lithium, so this will make multinationals and elite technocrats howl with rage.
And the icing on the cake: to get an Imperial Stooge, Ana Brnabić, to make the order, like Nikol Pashinyan with the recent CSTO order to Kazakhstan!
Thanks for great news.
You may be young, you may be fine;
The heir apparent, the next in line.
When all’s said and done, it’ll be up to you,
Should poetic justice make a change or two.
You survived the fall and the apocalypse
With the richness of heaven at your fingertips;
Blinded, sidewinded, set in a spin,
Poetic justice is in everything!
It’s in how you think and how you feel,
It’s in what you earn and what you steal.
It’s in what you give and in what you take;
Poetic justice makes no mistake.
You may be rich, the lord of the keep,
You may be the beggar that sleeps in the street.
You may be the face that launched a thousand ships;
Poetic justice writes all the scripts.
It may grant you a kingdom, it may grant you a crown.
It may lift you right up, or set you right down.
Whatever the price, you’ll be back for more,
Poetic justice always keeps score.
And then one day when you’re finally done,
You lay down the struggle and cease to run.
You pull on your wings and you take to the sky,
And you bid poetic justice goodbye.
You may think it unkind, you may think it unfair,
That poetic justice is everywhere.
You may think you’re a player, you may think its a game…
To poetic justice it’s all the same.
* Poetic justice; the Law of Karma.
Your poetic outpouring is beyond words… your ability to pour your pain (often pain we all share) and wisdom onto the page is a special gift.
May you endure your struggles knowing that your many friends here are holding you in their hearts.
And already there are comments calling for Japan to be nuked a third time. (Whether the moderators will notice them and respond is another story.)
1. The logic presented is that the US bombing Japan led to Japan entering the USA’s orbit, and that Russia bombing Japan would bring Japan to Russia’s orbit instead. Something about it seems fallacious to me. How much water does it hold, if at all?
2. I’ve been told time and time again that the Soviets were the ones who brought Japan to its knees, not the nuclear bombs which originally were meant to intimidate the Soviets. Can’t say I’d expect anything else from an English-speaking readership, let alone on RT to boot, assuming they were raised in and grew up with the Anglo war narrative.
Do those who believe that the nukes caused Japan to surrender not realize that that is USian propaganda? If they already know it, then why regurgitate it?
3. Does anyone honestly believe that Russia and China would willingly nuke Japan if they had the means to do so? Or are these empty threats from Anglo-American “armchair warriors”?
Addendum: This is not to say that the readership of Russian-language RT is devoid of its own share of “armchair generals” either, as some of the comments in this article show.
Says one reader:
As if Putin – an Orthodox Christian – would ever say yes to the disembowelment of 126 million unarmed civilians…
From the same reader:
Says another reader:
Would these not be equally just as counterproductive?
Now these could just be two of several provocateurs (I’m not sure if ‘trolls’ is suitable to describe them) on the internet, but still, what excuse do they have, considering that Russia experienced war first-hand on her soil within living memory, unlike the USA?
Barring that, I have confidence that Putin and Xi have cooler heads than said readers. Patience has been described as a virtue of Putin’s (dunno what is said about Xi, but wouldn’t be surprised if he was similarly described as patient).
France Applauds Cuba’s Resistance to U.S Blockade
Nice to see!
CubaCoop highlighted that Cuban nation deserves recognition and support for its resistance and dignity at facing the U.S blockade. Jan. 20, 2022.
Published 20 January 2022
The Cuba Cooperation France Association (CubaCoop) showed on Thursday its recognition and support for Cuba for its resistance and dignity in facing U.S. aggressions and the blockade imposed.
On Thursday, the Cuba Cooperation France Association (CubaCoop) highlighted Cuba’s strength in facing the blockade imposed by the U.S government. The organization noted that the Caribbean nation and its people deserve recognition and support for their resistance and dignity in the face of challenges.
The organization stated that Cuba had faced multiple obstacles and political warfare, headed and financed by Washington. CubaCoop also denounced the objective behind the sanctions imposed on Cuba by the U.S, aimed to change the current ways of administration in the country through an economic, commercial, and financial blockade, which is the main obstacle for the development of the nation.
Víctor Fernández, CubaCoop’s president, signed the article in which he underlined the failure that the Cuban people’s resistance represented for a policy rejected by the international community, which causes severe difficulties and suffering to the population.
The French association emphasized that the island has the right to decide its future and the country’s model, and that is the direction of the various reforms that its government is implementing with the active participation of its citizens. The association showed its support to the Cuban people, demanding the lifting of the criminal blockade and the promotion of scientific, economic, and cultural cooperation initiatives between Paris and Havana.
The Cooperation France (CubaCoop), which promotes a project that will allow Cuban athletes to prepare on French soil for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris-2024. Another objective is to hold friendly meetings with the hosts. Shows of solidarity. Cuba
Fernandez disclosed that, on Saturday, the organization will hold a meeting to decide its road map for collaboration with Cuba in the period 2022-2024. According to what has been programmed, the summit includes proposals for an ambitious plan in sectors such as water, agriculture, food security, health, transportation, and renewable energies.
CubaCoop’s president shared with Prensa Latina details of a project to support the preparation of Cuban athletes for competing in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
The project involves French municipalities to welcome Cuban Olympic and Paralympic athletes of different disciplines. They would arrive in those localities several days before entering the Paralympic or Olympic Village to train under the best possible conditions.
France-Cuba Solidarity Group Rejects Euro Parliament Resolution
Shelter from the cold wind:
Nadia Kossinskaja – Oblivion
Clair de lune de Claude Debussy, arrangement pour la guitare de James Bishop-Edwards
Interprété par Roxane Elfasci, Paris 2016.
Yes, glad you liked it amarynth.
The world is full of great talents you never know about.
Never heard of Roxane Elfasci.
Thanks for that moving piece.
A few things .. outside of the current warmongering:
The Yellow Vests are out again. I hope we hear from Ramin with on-the-ground reporting.
Tomorrow is the Court Case to decide whether Julian Assange’s defending team may appeal against the previous decision that Assange will be extradited to the US.
I was catching up on the great Engdahl.
For those who still think Russia-China are part of the same NWO gang ushering in Dystopia Rising and using covid to do so, this is a dispassionate and masterful big-picture perspective that should dissuade. The Imperial Great Reset and the building war fever on Zone B are linked; Zone A must make war on the pillars of strength in Zone B while it still has momentum. Use it or lose it time during the downward spiral into the primitive feudal state. US five points said as much: we must make war on China before 2025 in order to have a chance. This article explains their rationale.
(1) Over half a century of planned control demolition of western economies..
“The late Canadian architect of the UN Agenda 21, Maurice Strong, a billionaire oil chum of David Rockefeller was Undersecretary of the United Nations and Secretary General of the June 1972 Stockholm Earth Day conference. He was also a trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation. He more than perhaps anyone else, is responsible for the de-industrialization agenda of the zero carbon “sustainable economy.” At the UN Rio Earth Summit in 1992 he openly stated the blunt agenda of the radical eugenics advocates such as Gates and Schwab: “𝙄𝙨𝙣’𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙤𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝙝𝙤𝙥𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙣𝙚𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙞𝙣𝙙𝙪𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙯𝙚𝙙 𝙘𝙞𝙫𝙞𝙡𝙞𝙯𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 𝙘𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙖𝙥𝙨𝙚? 𝙄𝙨𝙣’𝙩 𝙞𝙩 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙥𝙤𝙣𝙨𝙞𝙗𝙞𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩?” That agenda is very much the Great Reset today.”
(2) why they want world war
“In their now one-sided pursuit of their insane Agenda 2030 and Zero Carbon agenda, the Biden Administration and the EU are putting their industry on a deliberate road to destruction well before the end of this decade. Is this in turn driving the current NATO agenda towards Russia in Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia and now Kazakhstan? 𝙄𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙉𝘼𝙏𝙊 𝙋𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝘽𝙚 𝙠𝙣𝙤𝙬 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙡𝙖𝙘𝙠 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙖𝙨𝙞𝙘 𝙞𝙣 𝙙𝙚𝙥𝙩𝙝 𝙢𝙞𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙮 𝙞𝙣𝙙𝙪𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝙞𝙣𝙛𝙧𝙖𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙪𝙘𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙣𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙛𝙪𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙚, 𝙙𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙠 𝙞𝙩 𝙗𝙚𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙤 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙫𝙤𝙠𝙚 𝙖 𝙥𝙤𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙬𝙖𝙧 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙍𝙪𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙖 𝙣𝙤𝙬, 𝙩𝙤 𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙖 𝙥𝙤𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙞𝙧 𝙙𝙚-𝙞𝙣𝙙𝙪𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝙖𝙜𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙖?”