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Archive for September 28th, 2008

Woo to the people who underwent a civil war and nobody believes that he emerged the victor!  In this state of affairs, males when forced to talk about the war invariably blame the other or other parties; they are never willing to divulge the atrocities they perpetrated and they act as if innocent from what happened; they offer plenty of excuses for fictitious pardons.  God should know that even a monster harbors a horrible conscious after 15 years of insanity and horrors; a bad conscious does not vanish without confessions and true admission of personal guilt and accepting the responsibilities.  Only women are ready to talk about the experienced feelings and events of the war but it is hard to locate these women. How can you believe that a state of normalcy can be won when only ambulatory wretched men are crowding the streets and selling little stuffs just to cover the stigma of mendicancy? In this state of affairs, the women after the war are nowhere to be found in the streets; they are secluded in their homes; how the tourism business can flourish when women and girls have deserted the open spaces?  During the civil war, mostly women roamed the open streets tending to the survival of the clans while men were hidden in bunkers and behind fortified sandbags, cagouls masking their faces, conscious of their cowardism and smallnest.  In this state of affairs the souls resume their rotting process and inability to see clear into the future; our sun and sea salt have managed to give a semblance of exterior cleanliness, of erradicating the stench and putrifaction that is plaguing every corner in Lebanon.  In this state of affairs another civil war is doomed to be re-activated because ignorance cannot grasp another concept but victory, even a fictitious victory.   There was one tiny period when the Maronite Christians thought that they have won the war when the hard-line conservative leader Basheer Gemayel was elected President of the Republic, under the Israeli bayonets.  Looking back, I would have accepted this ludicrous fact instead of a no victor outcome!

There were many circumstances when a few individuals longed for the resumption of the war without daring to confide their desires: many got lucky in sexual encounters in basement where the living were sheltered from rockets; they made love in total darkness and made sure not to give their real names or be seen in broad daylight.  Sun light was not to provide additional details and the consequent exacerbations of finding major physical flaws.  Darkness was the queen for releasing the bottled up emotions and tenderness and saving unattached comfortable relationships.  Only the sense of touch and fowl smell of the environment and mouth smell were the facts that could handicapped the close relationships but the general deficiency in running water, hot baths and health higyene were excellent excuses to forgiving the shortcomings.

There should be no dichotomy between investigating the origins of man and living creatures and the theological concept of God’s creation; it is a matter of philosophical perspective of finding out the processes and mechanisms and ingeniousity of how God went about to creating us and let us procreate and watch us behave, struggle and suffer from birth to death.  It does not hurt to believe in free will: we are used to getting hurt. It does not hurt to lean toward pre-destination: we are also used to servitude since birth.  Can we just enjoy the moment and the fact that frequent shifting of philosophical positions is the privilege of free thinking men?  It is such a gloomy world when people adopt a uni-directional view on life and death: we can wait to experience uni-directional behavior in Heaven as the Books describe so unimaginatively! Why the rush to meeting the Creator?  If He is the Clement and Forgiving then He must have shown His attributes while living.  Have we been conscious and serene enough to experience God’s attributes?  If He is has a vengeful character then He must be totally unfair to play games with His simulated creations!

The Manifest of the American People for the 21st century (September 27, 2008)

We all know by now that the September 11, 2001 attack on the Twin Towers and its consequences in Iraq, Afganistan and the Moslem World in general were the events of the decade.  We do feel deep in our guts that the fall of Wall St. and its consequences would be the events of the century.  The fall of the last bastion of unbridled capitalism is shaking the World economy and sending strong Tsunamy waves to the global finance and investment institutions all around.  The US Federal government is nationalizing the major banks, the foundation and symbol of greedy capitalism.  For the time being the Federal government has bailed out AIG and then nationalized banks, for example Goldman & Sacks and G.P. Morgan who have the task of purchasing the remaing failing financial institutions.  Since when the two relatively puny latter institutions could purchase Washington Mutual and other giants for a nickel?  What organizations are behind Goldman & Sacks and G.P. Morgan to obtain formal nomination of the US Federal government for the nationalization process?  

It is well documented that minor cataclysms generate abundance of investigation and public coverage but the coverage of seismic cataclysms that are financial in nature are relegated to professional manuscripts that the general public would not touch with a long pole.  Did anyone read any serious coverage of the financial repercussions of the September 11 nightmare?  Quickly a war plan was set up and the people galvanized against an “Evil” enemy and then the financial problems were swept under the rug.  Or do you know of the causes of the bankruptcy of the energy giant ENRON?  If anyone, so far, comprehend the causes of the fall Wall St. then please disseminate your knowledge profusely and immidiately.  One hint though; follows the money trails and you will catch the head criminals.  Astute Warren Buffet has already invested 5 billions in Goldman & Sacks or 10% of the shares; thus, this is a strong lead to follow.  The most direct way for grabbing significant threads is by investigating Vice President Cheeney and his inner circle; they were fundamentally following orders of the malefic financial giant organizations behind the turmoils of this decade.

  I wonder though why the fall of Wall St. happened when the last bastions of communisms definitely shifted gears to participate in the new world economic order!  The fall of Wall Street should have taken place shortly after September 11.  The invasion of poor Afghanistan was not credible to infuse over 4 trillion dollars into the already failing financial institutions in the USA through fraud and the scapegoat of a major war against “terrorism”. The Bush Administration and the behind the scene nefarious financial organizations needed to invade rich Iraq and blackmail the neighboring tiny Arab Emirate States to redirect the swindle on the largest scale through front re-construction companies such as Becktel and Haliburton and others private security companies.  The Iraqi war could not cost that much money and certainly the Iraqi people didn’t notice any beneficial change in their daily lives for six years but they are much worse everyday. 

This gimmick of infusing another 700 billion dollars from the US citizens taxes is basically one of the last payments of the Federal government to the financial mega mafias.  For a year, those malefic financial mafias might lay low to ride off the catastrophe on the US people and then the same cohabitation and capitalist schemes will resume under laws cribbled with loopholes as large as elephants.

They say that everything is politics; not in capitalist systems where political structures are fundamentally legal front for the mega financial mafias to bleed dry the citizens. I urge the US citizens not to wait and see!  If you do not do your homework now and before the 700 billions are issued and then activily revisite your political structures then the same cycle would recur at a nastier magnitude.

 

Many contradictory economics school of sciences that earned Nobel Prices such as the School of Chicago, the School of Vienna and even Amartya Sen tried to interpret a few of Smith’s economic principles and his metaphor of the invisible hand.  Capitalists have usurpe Adam Smith’s economic principles as their system guideline to cheat their countrymen.  Let us revisit briefly Adam Smith who published in 1776 “Investigation on the nature and causes of the wealth of Nations”.  He stated that individuals have the tendencies to invest whatever capital they own within the areas of their residence so that they could have better control over their business because they are aware of the people they can trust and the environment that can use their skills and products and the functioning of the legal system. This process of increasing the added value of their businesses in the local commerce or inner commerce is like “an invisible hand” at work for increasing the wealth of the whole economy.  When the State risks to orient or guide an individual or moms and pops family businesses in the manner of investing his capital it is meddling in pointless exercises since the investor is better positioned to know the kinds of activities he is fit to undertake.  Smith relied heavily on the liberal scientific economic principles of the French School of the Physiocrates and then three economic revolutions carried his manuscript as their Bible; mainly, the French Revolution in the political debates, the industrial revolution seeking justifications for their capitalist system and lastly the scientific revolution. Smith warned against freight commerce where the capital of an investor is divided among foreign countries and never under his control (does the stock market correspond to freight commerce?). Thus, a businessman prefers to deal within the inner commerce over external commerce and by far over freight commerce.  How Smith’s explanations for a strong economy could ever be matched with the principles of these mega businesses that nobody even know the behind the scene power manipulators?

 

Maybe the climatic changes would usurpe the rank of the fall of Wall Street for dire consequences in the decade after the fall of Wall Street and maybe the decision of the next US administration to lead the environmental remedies in a political gimmick to redirecting the attention of its public away from this major handicap might generate the necessary good will for behavioral change and away from this “stupid consumerism growth” ideology. Are you hopeful that the temporary fall of greedy capitalism might enhance a revival for the environment?  Don’t count on it.  Only a serious movement to restructure the actual US political system with serious independent institutions to control, monitor and investigate the so-called check and balance porous institutions might offer a glimpse to the light at the end of the tunnel.  Once this mass movement is on the march then the rest of the world will back it with all its might to save this one Earth and its 8 billions inhabitants.

I sincerely expect the Chinese people, the huge continents of India, Brazil, Russia and the European Union to get the message of the pitfalls of an uncontrolled capitalist system and sever the cozy relations between their political structure and financial institutions.

Note: Linked to the current financial crisis

Nutty Monkey Business (2002)

1.   Some tribes catch monkeys

Using a nut business contraption.

Other tribes use a banana’s.

A sturdy box is firmly planted in the ground 

With a nut or banana inside.

A hole is made large enough to let in the monkey hand

And small enough for a clutched fist out on the goody.

 

2.   Survival is a chance happening

Favoring the cowards or close,

Until we learn a few dangers 

By trial and error.

Apparently, greed is one danger

We are not fit to learn to relinquish,

Monkey or no monkey.

One Step Ahead (2002)

1.   My friend, with all his disadvantages,

I can’t help feeling awestruck in his presence.

 

2.   My friend, with all his weaknesses,

A couple of them will make me crawl in a corner and forgo motion,

Yet, he always finds time

To listen to me or care for me.

 

3.   My friend, with all his awkwardness, 

When I meet with him, he is one step ahead of me 

Molding his next Self.

My best friend, my soul, my conscious.

We all know by now that the September 11, 2001 attack on the Twin Towers and its consequences in Iraq, Afganistan and the Moslem World in general were the events of the decade.  We do feel deep in our guts that the fall of Wall St. and its consequences would be the events of the century.  The fall of the last bastion of unbridled capitalism is shaking the World economy and sending strong Tsunamy waves to the global finance and investment institutions all around.  The US Federal government is nationalizing the major banks, the foundation and symbol of greedy capitalism.  For the time being the nationalized banks, for example Goldman and Sacks an AIG, have the task of purchasing the remaing failing financial institutions.

It is well documented that minor cataclysms generate abundance of investigation and public coverage but the coverage of seismic cataclysms that are financial in nature are relegated to professional manuscripts that the public would not touch with a long pole.  If anyone, so far, comprehend the causes of the fall of Wall St. then please share your knowledge and disseminate it profusely.  One hint though; follows the money trails and you will catch the head criminals.  Warren Buffet has already invested 5 billions in Goldman &Sacks or 10% of the shares; thus, this is a strong lead to follow. (more details by tomorrow)


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