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By what chains can we bind our morbid species from igniting a Hydrogen Bomb

In a previous article From “Bind man by chains of Constitution” to “Bind man by chains of Cryptography”

Thomas Jefferson and Ed Snowden demonstrated that they had No confidence or faith in man behaviors from not using power to circumvent human rights.  

Equal Internet to all? Any why science must outpace laws on restricting collective data gathering  and national security?

And I’m wondering:

1. By what chains can we bind our morbid species from igniting a Hydrogen Bomb?

2. By what chains can we bind our fickle and instant gratifying species from poisoning our environment to an irreversible state of no return?

If history is a guide, the few occasional decades of enlightenment and culture do Not match the consistent trend of our species for self-immolation 

In the last 2 million years of a variety of mankind species, separated in tiny colonies around earth, we were very close to total disappearance. But we didn’t know it.

During all these species existence, we came to admit that the individual is to die sooner or later, and will be survived by offspring, the clan, the tribe…

By August 6, 1945, as the US dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, it dawned on us that our hopes to be survived by anyone of our species has dwindled dramatically.

In our deep psychic, we are living a pseudo normal existence, in waiting of the ultimate calamity.

How can  we recover the hope that our species might live another million years?

In Janus (this two-faced God), Arthur Koestler  considered Aug. 6, 1945 as the new calendar: It is the date we are counting the days of our total extermination, a new way of living, on borrowed time, in excruciating apprehension of tomorrow. Probably, there will be No Tomorrow.

By what trusted and inviolable chains can we bind this inconsistent and not so rational species, of 7.5 billion and increasing, regardless of technological stopping activation and multi-layered decision -process that any one of those existing hydrogen bombs will not go off?

Can you imagine a world of a bunch of delinquents being trapped in a room filled with inflammable materials and allowing them to carry lighters and combustible match boxes?

What universal Constitution or universal laws can withstand an institution holding the power  to trample transparent decisions and actions, and acting in total darkness of secrecy, and deciding what is good and what is evil?

After Aug. 6, 1945, the world was on the verge of using again the atomic bomb on Berlin 1950 and on Cuba 1962.

After Aug. 6, 1945 we experienced more wars, preemptive wars, civil wars supported by external powers… that humanity could have witnessed in all its existence.

After Aug. 6, 1945 many states owns nuclear weapons and the potential countries are increasing rapidly.

After Aug. 6, 1945 the web of satellites (for military, communication purposes) is clogging the outer space and all intelligence agencies  are engaged in mass collection of information, intercepting emails, online and telephone communications and eavesdropping on everyone.  There is No Place to Hide from the Big Brothers.

After Aug. 6, 1945 most States accumulated stockpile of toxic and deadly biochemical agents that have been used frequently.

After Aug. 6, 1945  our species has acquired this diabolic knowledge of annihilating the living and the plants.

As Hans Vaihinger (1852-1933) wrote

“Man has no choice but to live a fiction. We have to accommodate as if:

1.  the illusions of our senses represent the ultimate reality

2. we have to convince our selves that we have free wills and are mostly responsible for our acts

3. We had to admit that a God must exist in order to recompense our virtues and good deeds

4. As if the individual is not condemned to die, until much later

5. And prepare his future as if his days are not counted

6. As if the potential calamities are mere probabilities, probabilities at the far end of the tails of the graph that will never happens

After Aug. 6, 1945, we must be listening to the tic tac of the bomb attached on our neck. If this bomb failed to be activated, one of our neighbor’s bomb will not fail.

So far, we live in the fallacy that we can reverse what we were capable of doing, and that we have enough time to counter the imminent danger of total annihilation.

What we have come to term to realize is that the rational thinking portion in our species is never sustainable to give us a convincing reprieve: We act on instant gratifications, fallacies, myths and illusions.

Can we blame those extremist, one directional movements and dogmas, claiming to abide by a God orders and laws, who are acting up from shear fear and desperation in understanding the current conditions and holding on to an exterminating Allah. Bakunin would have characterized these movements as Believing without a God and Heroes without any Phrases. no matter  how insistent they are in shouting their mantra Takbir.

These movements are claiming to revert to outdated “going to the Roots” periods that they feel suit their temperament, period of simple predictable and conformist societies.

These youth committing suicide bombing and “killing death” so that they avoid doomsday at Day Zero. As is the case of all religions claiming that doomsday is very close to fall on our head.

 

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Oppose Apartheid: Lauryn Hill cancels concert in Israel

Lauryn Hill has canceled a 7 May concert in Israel, following a request by Palestinians and a campaign by many of her fans.

The former lead vocalist of The Fugees made the announcement in a message on her Facebook page addressed to “Friends and Fans in Israel.”

“When deciding to play the region, my intention was to perform in both Tel Aviv and Ramallah,” Hill writes.

“Setting up a performance in the Palestinian Territory, at the same time as our show in Israel, proved to be a challenge.”

Lauryn Hill cancels Israel show after Palestinian boycott call

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Lauryn Hill (Jessy Gonzalez/Flickr)

She says she wanted to perform in the region “but also to be a presence supporting justice and peace.”

“It is very important to me that my presence or message not be misconstrued, or a source of alienation to either my Israeli or my Palestinian fans,” Hill states. “For this reason, we have decided to cancel the upcoming performance in Israel, and seek a different strategy to bring my music to ALL of my fans in the region.”

A victory

The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and Palestine solidarity activists will see Hill’s move as a victory.

Her name will be added to the growing list of artists who have pulled out of shows in Israel which includes Sinéad O’Connor, Elvis Costello, Gil Scott-Heron, Talib Kweli, Moddi and Carlos Santana.

But Hill’s strategy of seeking to offset the Israel show with one before a Palestinian audience in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank will likely raise concerns.

In its guidelines for the cultural boycott, PACBI states that artists “attempting to visit Palestinian institutions or groups in a ‘balancing’ gesture contribute to the false perception of symmetry between the colonial oppressor and the colonized.”

While Palestinians welcome visits, PACBI says that “solidarity entails respecting the boycott call, which is an authoritative call of the oppressed, and not combining a visit to Palestinian institutions or groups with activities with boycottable Israeli institutions.”

For now, however, Hill has heeded the Palestinian boycott call – a very significant step.

Israel’s Walla! News called Hill’s cancellation a “painful” blow at the hands of “pro-Palestinian” organizations.

Palestinian call

In a letter in April, PACBI told Hill that it was “deeply troubled to learn that you are scheduled to perform in Rishon Lezion’s Live Park amphitheater on 7 May 2015, while Israel continues unabatedly with its settler colonial and apartheid designs to further dispossess, oppress and ethnically cleanse native Palestinians from their homeland.”

“Performing in Israel today is the equivalent of performing in Sun City, South Africa during the apartheid era,” PACBI added.

“Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and former South African government minister Ronnie Kasrils have repeatedly declared that Israel has created a form of racial apartheid that is far worse than anything that existed in South Africa.”

A social media campaign, including a spoof of Hill’s hit cover of the song “Killing Me Softly,” had in recent weeks driven home the message. (The slow violence of Israel)

In a press release, the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation thanked Hill for canceling the concert and noted that more than 11,000 people had signed a petition asking her to do so.

Separately, the director of the Israel Festival recently revealed that the flagship government-backed cultural program has had to curtail its 2015 schedule due to the growing impact of the boycott, especially in the wake of Israel’s killing more than 2,200 Palestinians in Gaza last July and August.

Asad Ghsoub commented on and shared this link

Tali Shapiro :
OK, it’s gonna be Ms. Lauryn Hill all day on twitter, here’s why:
Her concert is scheduled on Thursday. Israeli media reported yesterday that she’s told her managers she wants to cancel “because of the occupation”.

So we want to strengthen her in her decision. Please remember she hasn’t cancelled yet. Here are things you can do:
1. Join the Thunderclap https://www.thunderclap.it/…/25791-oppose-apartheid-lauryn-… (the deadline is in less than 20 hours).
2. Take the actions on the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation website at http://www.endtheoccupation.org/section.php?id=493
3. Write her supportive messages on her official facebook page and tweet to @MsLaurynHill
4. Share this post.

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I just supported Oppose Apartheid Lauryn Hill! on @ThunderclapIt
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Are you sick and tired of the Al (THE) coming from Lindsey Graham? This Republican senator from South Carolina?

“Everything that starts with ‘Al’ in the Middle East is bad news,” Graham said at a dinner in Boston on Monday with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee AIPAC , according to investigative journalist Uri Blau.

Graham was referencing the Arabic word for “the.”

Al-Qaida, Al-Nusra, Al-Qaida in the Arab Peninsula,” he continued.

He went on to discuss U.S. relations with Israel and the Arab world, threatening the funding of the United Nations if it “marginalized” Israel.

Graham has been considering a presidential run, and recently laughed while saying that he has so much pro-Israel funding that he would assemble an “all-Jewish cabinet.” (As the all-Jewish towns and cities in Israel?)

“If I put together a finance team that will make me financially competitive enough to stay in this thing…I may have the first all-Jewish cabinet in America because of the pro-Israel funding,” Graham reportedly said, according to the Wall Street Journal.

South Carolina Republican Senator and super-hawk Lindsey Graham wants you to know that he is sick and tired of Arabs using the word “the.”

As Haaretz writes, “the problem — linguistically — with Graham’s comment is that ‘Al’ is the definite article in Arabic (i.e. equivalent to English’s ‘the’), and usually appears before most Arabic proper nouns, especially place and personal names.”

So, for example, “the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” (Al-Mamlakah al-Arabiyah as-Sa’ūdiyah) or “the United Arab Emirates” (al-Imārāt al-‘Arabīyah al-Muttaḥhidah) or “the United States of America” (al-Wilāyāt al-Muttaḥidah al-Amrīkīyah) are all, in Arabic, phrases starting with “al.” This is also the derivation of the English word algebra (from al-jabr, the reunion of broken parts).

It’s at least possible that Graham is so ignorant of foreign countries that he doesn’t know this about Arabic — although given his keen interest in foreign policy, and Middle East policy in particular, that’s a bit damning. Alternatively, he maybe just wants to clarify that he thinks anything and everything coming from the Arab world is bad news.

(I too is sick and tired of all these obscurantists monarchs, princes and salafist movements, and Not excluding the worst apartheid and racist State of Israel)

I am sick and tired of “THE” republican senator from South Carolina.
http://www.vox.com/2015/5/5/8554335/lindsey-graham-al

“Everything that starts with ‘al’ in the Middle East is bad news,” according to the North Carolina Republican.
http://www.vox.com|By Matthew Yglesias

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