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Moveable Feast Cafe 2023/02/27 … Open Thread
A thank you to all who enabled this humble refuge all these years, especially Andrei, the Mods. and commentators. All the best for the road ahead, May he blessings be.
Dear Dimitar, all the best to you too and everyone else. It was lovely to have one of Ioan’s drawings used in the last cafe. Lots of memories to treasure here at the Vineyard of the Saker. As the site will be “frozen” at midnight UTC tomorrow – we can still all come back over the next year and enjoy reading old posts etc. thanks to Herb who will continue to run the “frozen” site and the Saker. Take care. Mod.
your footsteps no more,
stolen by luckless phantoms;
the stinging sands
above the temple ruins –
the beat of black wings
my lips at your ear,
pretending I want to
tell you something
beauty to the ant
is carrying the seed
back to the garden
a sacred ceremony
painted in running ochres
on a seashell
a single sprig
of Mullumbimby jasmine
after all these years!
“The Song of Time” from “Tales from Earthsea”
sung by Teshimi Aoi :
Oh, Solitary hawk of the sky
Whilst you go against the wind
Where there is light and darkness
A sky all for your own
You looked up at the sky and wept
You are living on your own
Will you tell me your true name
Someday, you will be gone
As light dissolves into the dark
Your song that passes
straight through the heart
I will sing the song of you
Born to disappear, oh, transient lives
Where there is an ending
There is a beginning you know
This do not forget
As lights float onto the dark
it passes through in silence
So, I will sing
The Song of Time for you
Oh, Solitary hawk of the sky
Whilst going against the wind
You looked up at the sky
Sudhi, thanks for your reply, and also for being such an asset to the Vineyard of the Saker, esp. the MFC.
It’s been a pleasure to interact with and get to know you.
I have asked the mod to pass on my email address to you so we may have contact in the future.
Please contact the Head of moderation/Webmaster at: [email protected] if we’re not too late that is.
You are not too late. The site is frozen for the next year and you can contact via the email above. Mod.
Thanks, Mod. You guys are the best! D.
1-year anniv. Russian Intervention in Ukraine War:
Scott Ritter & I (1 minute video)…
Thank you to the good posters on this website. God help the bad ones.
By the way does anyone have an insight on who’s going to succeed Putin? Or Xi Jinping?
Good night Saker Blog
Wow. Is it ever somber in here :- | And I just finished writing – a long-haul : P Since I’m here alone (lurkers aside), I’d like to say that to all the regular customers that the Cafe was by far the most favorite place to hang around and learn about new things. Thank you! May we meet again elsewhere.
Do you have a website North East? if so. a link to this would be great,
Unfortunately, no. It was on the the list. But I do make the rounds elsewhere, I’m seriously going to miss this place. Love you all.
Love. Respect. Strenght.
And a final “Cheers” to you all.
As Lira says “understand whats going on!”
I leave you with a few Vincent Salandria quotes:
“Only a guilty government seeking to serve the interests of the assassins would consistently resort to accepting one improbable conclusion after another while rejecting a long series of probable conclusions.”
“We spent too much time and effort microanalyzing the details of the assassination (when all the time it was obvious, it was blatantly obvious that it was a conspiracy.”
“Don’t you think that the men who killed Kennedy had the means to do it in the most sophisticated and subtle way? They chose not to.”
“ The forces that killed Kennedy wanted the message clear:
We are in control and no one – not the President, nor Congress, nor any elected official. no one can do anything about it. “
I’m only a second hand commenter, but wanna say huge thanks to all who have made this cafe come alive and thrive, totally amazing and can’t be closed, remaing open in the heart for ever, so see you y’all around –
Second Hand Rose
Brother Karl S (https://vk.com/id580896205) may not be known to everyone…his is well worth reading.
Of the many really important things there – I just read his translation of the big Medvedev statement> Very Fine! A keeper!
And this dialogue fragment caught my eye>
“China’s been in the Civilizational Game for 5,000 years; Russia for 1,000, the Outlaw US Empire for 400, including its adolescence as part of the British Empire, but just 250 on its own. The difference in experience is vast–compare what Russia did in 1812 versus the USA, and how Russia intervened during the US Civil War. Compare the diplomatic teams of the three and it’s easy to see the tyke. ”
While it’s not unusual to refer to the US as a “civilization”, a rigorous view might not agree…the US has always been a foundationally disingenuous organization focused on plunder and exploitation. It might be thought of as a forward operating base of a pirate thalassocracy based in London. Is that consistent with a civilization, or perhaps does it have more in common with organized crime?
Of course, there are institutions inside the pirate base that have civizational roots, and these assist in the deceptions inside the simulacrum. For example, when Shakespeare is done at Ashland, Mozart played by an orchestra…these help form a tapestry of lies. But not a civilization.
Russia, and China, on the other hand…
Well, it’s silly, but there seems to be echos from the future, and there is a sort of morbid attraction, God’s whispers? Who can say? anyway note the nervous laughter of the cops, and recall Quis custodiet ipsos custodes…which comes to us fittingly enough, from a pornographic, yet classical, play!
Enjoy! It’s about 1517 UTC…big count down…
The video ? Cops agree… This is a crystallization, an inflection.
Thanks to everybody on the Saker side, especially Andrei, and to all the commentators for their insights and knowledge of the Donbass, Russia, and ukraine.
I wish you all good health, peace (for as long as possible), and happiness. May you overcome all your problems – best by asking Jesus to be your Saviour – as the world gets more and more evil.
For those of you (still) not convinced, this was prophesised by Jesus: ‘As in the days of Noah’ – so it will be now, but worse to come. There is a spiritual battle going on, and we can see the physical effects.
Thank you everybody, fare well and God bless!