Из искры возгорится пламя – From a spark the fire will flare up, Alexander Odoevsky

Only one thing to do, say NO!

Wolfgang Borchert
Then There’s Only One Thing To Do! (1947)
Translated by Ryan Wilcox

You. Man at the machine and man in the workshop. If they order you
tomorrow to stop making water pipes and cook pots and start
making helmets and machine guns, then there’s only one thing to do:
Say NO!
You. Girl behind the counter and girl at the office. If they order
you tomorrow to fill hand grenades and mount scopes on sniper rifles,
then there’s only one thing to do:
Say NO!
You. Factory owner. If they order you tomorrow, to sell gun powder
instead of talcum powder and cocoa, then there’s only one thing to do:
Say NO!
You. Researcher in the laboratory. If they order you tomorrow, to
invent a new death to do away with old life, then there’s only one
thing to do:
Say NO!
You. Poet in your room. If they order you tomorrow not to sing
love songs, but songs of hate, then there’s only one thing to do:
Say NO!
You. Doctor at the sick bed. If they order you tomorrow to certify
men as fit for war, then there’s only one thing to do:
Say NO!
You. Minister in the pulpit. If they order you tomorrow to bless
murder and praise war as holy, then there’s only one thing to do:
Say NO!
You. Captain on the steamer. If they order you tomorrow not to
transport wheat but cannons and tanks, then there’s only one
thing to do:
Say NO!
You. Pilot at the airfield. If they order you tomorrow to carry
bombs and incineraries over cities, then there’s only one thing to
do:
Say NO!
You. Tailor at your table. If they order you tomorrow to start
sewing uniforms, then there’s only one thing to do:
Say NO!
You. Judge in your robe. If they order you tomorrow to report to
the military court, then there’s only one thing to do:
Say NO!
You. Man at the train station. If tomorrow they order you to
give the signal for the ammunition and the troop trains to
depart, then there’s only one thing to do:
Say NO!
You. Man in the village and man in the city. If they come for
you tomorrow and with your induction papers, then there’s
only one thing to do:
Say NO!

You. Mother in Normandy and mother in the Ukraine, you, mother
in Frisco and London, you, on the banks of the Huang Ho and the
Mississippi, you, mother in Nepal and Hamburg and Cairo and Oslo –
mothers in all regions on earth, mothers all over the world, if
they order you tomorrow to bear children – nurses for military
hospitals and new soldiers for new battles, mothers all over the
world, then there’s only one thing to do:
Say NO! Mothers, say NO!

Because if you don’t say NO, if YOU don’t say no, mothers, then;

then:

In the noisy port cities, hazy with steam, the large groaning ships
will grow silent, and like titanic, mammoth corpses, filled with
water, they will lethargically totter against the lifeless, lonely,
algae-, seaweed-, and shell-covered walls of the docks, the body
that previously appeared so gleaming and threatening now reaking
like a foul fish cemetery, rotten, sickly and dead –

the streetcars will be senselessly bent and dented like dull,
glass-eyed birdcages and lie like petals beside the confused, steel
skeletons of the wires and tracks, behind rotten sheds with holes
in their roofs, in lost, crater-strewn streets –

a mud-gray, heavy, leaden silence will roll in, voracious
and growing in size, will establish itself in the schools and
universities and theaters, on sport fields and children’s playgrounds,
horrible and greedy and unstoppable –

the sunny, juicy grapes will spoil on the neglected slopes, the rice
will dry up in the desolate earth, the potatoes will freeze in the
plowed fields and the cows will stretch their dead, rigid legs into
the sky like upturned milking stools –

in the institutions, the ingenious inventions of the great physicians
will become sour, rot, mold into fungus –

the last sacks of flour, the last jars of strawberries, the pumpkins
and the cherry juice will spoil in the kitchens, chambers and cellars,
in the cold storage lockers and storage areas – the bread under the
upturned tables and on splintered plates will become green and the
melted butter will smell like soft soap, the grain on the fields will
have bent down to the earth alongside rusty plows like a defeated army,
and the smoking, brick chimneys, the food and smokestacks of the stamping
factories, covered by eternal grass, will crumble, crumble, crumble –

then the last human being, clueless with slashed intestines and
polluted lungs, will wander alone under the poisonous, glowing sun and
vacillating constellations, wander lonely among immense mass graves and
cold idols of the gigantic, concrete-block, deserted cities, the
last human being, scrawny, mad, blasphemous, complaining – and his
terrible complaint: WHY? will trickle away unheard into
the steppe, waft through the burst ruins and die out in the rubble of
churches, slap against inpenetratable bunkers, fall into pools of blood,
unheard, answerless, the last animal-like cry of the last animal human being –

all of this will come about, tomorrow, tomorrow perhaps, perhaps
already tonight, if – if – if – you don’t
say NO.

Poem was taken from WP blog, Antiwar literary and philosophical selections

 

 

The unknown series with WD, Part III

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The moment when I have read Migo’s explanations

You know my dear followers, I were disclosing the secrets about that alien Migo before in two times. I have checked today and I have seen only two posts I made about this subject: Part 1 and Part 2

It has been very long time after second one, I have realized now.

But today, I caught incredible opportunity about Migo’s hidden aims and for Part 3! Migo said following lines to an another wp blog writer:

I am not able to say the name of my origin planet. I can only say where it is. It is in open cluster NGC 265 at Small Magellanic Cloud galaxy. I cannot say it’s name, because the humans couldn’t discover it and give a name yet. If I say its name right now, before humans describe it, it can create paradox. Probably it wouldn’t be same with Grandfather paradox, but it will create a fluid motion in that direction that I pointed at. Noone is affected from this paradox, except me and the one who I said it’s name and the ones who heard this from us. Let’s we imagine this.

I say it’s name to you right now. You and the people who are following to you read this. Hundreds of years later someone reads our talks in the digital records. And he or she decides to give the same name which we talked about. At the moment when it’s name becomes definite as same my word hundreds of years later, you and me and the others would stuck between today and that time hundreds of years later. To realize that moment, we have to live again and again same things on this planet on this period. Do you want to see again and again Trump presidentship or anything else similar like that in an infinite loop? Like a nightmare, haha!

I don’t want to do this wrong to any Earthling friends.:)

Bull sh*t!

As far as I know Migo, Migo never says where his origin planet is. So what is his aim right now!

These are seeming like distortional words to confuse of the humans minds. But the most important question is why it is happening in todays? Why Migo needs to say these in these days? Why didn’t say anything about this before and he chose todays to explanation.

This is definitely about alien’s invasion! He is giving some clues and sending signals to his alien friends to invade of them to our beatiful planet! Maybe not today or not tomorrow, but this certainly will be close! Open your eyes!

Also, don’t worry I am watching his movements carefully, even Migo is not aware I watch him. I have my eye on him as always!

-WD, what are you doing?

-I am disclosing your nonsense to my dear followers like your words about where your planet is.

-Hmm, may I read, WD?

-Of course, here you may read.

-Hmm, it seems that you are complaining about my explanations.

-What! Migo, when I complained? These are the truths that you need to confess! When will your alien friends invade to our planet! Say it! Why you didn’t say anything about your origin planet before?

-You didn’t ask, WD. If you asked, I would say.

-What! I have asked many times, I remember.

-No, you are wrong, you never asked.

-Yes, I did.

-No, you didn’t.

-Yes, I did!

-No, you didn’t!

-Ohh no, this is one of your alien tricks, isn’t it! You alien! You are confusing my mind, and to cause to forget! I don’t buy this trick!

-You didn’t ask WD.

(after a short silence)

-Really? I didn’t ask this before, Migo?

-No. You never asked, WD. And, do you want to go out?

-Absolutely!

Half of Iraqi families at risk of hunger after years of war – U.N.

By Umberto Bacchi

ROME, April 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – More than half of Iraqi families are at risk of going hungry, a U.N. agency said on Monday, warning of “unprecedented levels of vulnerability” faced by the population due to years of conflict.

Most families in the country will no longer be able to feed themselves if basic food prices increase or fighting escalates, according to the World Food Programme (WFP).

“They can’t absorb any more shocks,” said WFP spokeswoman Dina El-Kassaby.

Conflict and instability have stifled food production in Iraq, according to the United Nations. Farmers face shortages of seeds and fertilizers and many have been forced to abandon their land or sell their animals.

A study by WFP and the Iraqi government found that 2.5 percent of the population, or more than 800,000 people, are going to bed hungry every night.

There are concerns this figure could increase, as two thirds of internally displaced people and more than half of Iraqis living in their homes have barely enough to feed themselves, said El-Kassaby.

Almost 75 percent of Iraqi children under the age of 15 are working to help their families put food on the table instead of going to school, WFP said.

 

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev: ‘One Step Away From Military Clashes With Russia’

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev wrote these on his social facebook account.

“That’s it. The last remaining election fog has lifted. Instead of an overworked statement about a joint fight against the biggest enemy, ISIS (the Islamic State), the Trump administration proved that it will fiercely fight the legitimate Syrian government, in a tough contradiction with international law and without UN approval, in violation of its own procedures stipulating that the Congress must first be notified of any military operation unrelated to aggression against the US. On the verge of a military clash with Russia.
Nobody is overestimating the value of pre-election promises but there must be limits of decency.
Beyond that is absolute mistrust. Which is really sad for our now completely ruined relations. And which is good news for terrorists.
One more thing. This military action is a clear indication of the US President’s extreme dependency on the opinion of the Washington establishment, the one that the new president strongly criticised in his inauguration speech. Soon after his victory, I noted that everything would depend on how soon Trump’s election promises would be broken by the existing power machine. It took only two and a half months.”

Third World War is coming???

Boring day

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I am so bored today. As if an ordinary day, not seems like April 1. I don’t find anyone to make a joke fittingly to the today’s soul. And, Migo is not helpful to me. I am so bored!

I have read my daily horoscope analysis today as I have read everyday morning. This is important for me, I read every morning what my horoscope say to me for that day. It creates good effect especially to meet “right” lady dogs.

Migo doesn’t believe any horoscope. Already he hasn’t got any beliefs, you know. At the begining, I have insisted on some points for getting some beliefs of him. Because my zodiac sign is Taurus, and according to horoscope analysis, one of my features is persistence. (For the record, my birthday is May 12, all good foods and beer are accepted on that day:))

But I’ve gave up to insist, after all my rising sign of my horoscope is Libra. And according to analyses of a dog who is Taurus and Libra rising sun, we are harmony with world, and an awareness of beauty, of relationship, of style, and how things fit or blend together. That’s why I gave up obstinacy, even it has happened in one week after I met Migo. What could I have done, my dear followers, I have faced to face with an alien!

Anyway, according to my horoscope for today, “Tackle things that require high energy today, Taurus. This is your day to make short work of chores, errands, or any sort of physical activity. Patience is the thing that you will lack, if anything, but don’t worry, because your strengths lie elsewhere now. Your heart is apt to sing once you get going on a personal project about which you feel passionate.”

So, this day could be the day that I can meet with my soul mate! But I didn’t go out yet. And my heart is apt to sing! Bone god damn it! I’ve only heard the birds’ tweets today. By the way, I hate the birds, especially the sparrows; they are so much happy digressively. Also they don’t know where they can do their poops! I don’t even mention seagulls. In these days, mother or father seagulls are preaparing the child seagulls for flying. They do give the fly training to them. But they don’t care we are sleep or not at very early hours in mornings! Do I have to wake up with seagulls’ crazy sounds in every morning! Even, as far I understood from their voices, the new generation of seagulls could be stupid, they cannot learn the fly technics with one or two lessons.

Did I say, I am so bored today? What kind of April Fools’ Day this is, if there is no joke? And my soul mate could be anywhere out right now, and could be waiting for me. I need to go out right now! MIGOOO!

THE KOREA PROBLEM: This is What Democracy Looks Like

South Korea- Seoul 10 May 1990

                                                  Photo c. keith harmon snow

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THE KOREA PROBLEM: This is What Democracy Looks Like

First published: 21 March 2017

Dissident Voice: 22 March 2017

Expanded herein: 27 March 2017

Edited / clarified: 28 March 2017

By Keith Harmon Snow

Dateline: SOUTH KOREA

The United States and its allies have embarked on a dangerous path of aggression against the government of North Korea and its allies China and Russia.

As usual, the western propaganda system presents a near unified front showing how horrible and atrocious the North Korean government is purported to be, and how murderous and ruthless and amoral their intentions are purported to be, and how their military objectives and missile programs–now allegedly targeting the ‘free’ world–are out to dominate the rest of the world, starting with their deadly missiles being launched against the United States and our ally Japan.  So goes the propaganda.

Let’s look again.

The people of South Korea–a country permanently occupied by the U.S. military since 1950 with between 326,000 U.S. soldiers (during the Korean War) and closer to 30,000 annually since (with 28,500 U.S. soldiers in occupation today)–have seen massive human rights violations, repression and state terrorism.  Since the first military dictator was installed in South Korea by the United States military in 1953, the Republic of Korea (ROK) has perpetrated massive atrocities against its own citizens and against citizens in other countries.  This is a so-called “member of the international community.”

The Central Intelligence Agency under Allen Dulles launched covert operations in South Korea by 1950–utilizing South Korean police and other secret agents to serve the imperial “pro-democracy” agenda.  The ever touted claim that North Korea launched a very clear war of aggression by crossing the 38th parallel–an arbitrary line of demarcation set up after WW-II by the United States between (then) Soviet Russia and U.S./U.N./allied forces–to invade South Korea is not born out by the facts that existed on the ground in the Korean peninsula in June of 1950.  Not only are there credible reports of death squads crossing into the northern territory and committing atrocities, but the diplomatic record shows a pattern of belligerence and war-mongering on the part of the United States against the then northern ‘enemy’ that has become de rigeur for the United States all over the world since then.

THE UN-PRETTY HISTORY OF KOREA

Massive post-WW-II repression and murder (extrajudicial summary executions) by South Korean troops, with U.S. military oversight, occurred against their own people in the south, including such horrible massacres as occurred on Je Ju island 1948-1949 and were white-washed by the western propaganda and intelligence apparatus (see, e.g., the documentary film ” The Ghosts of Je Ju”).  The somewhat more well-known Koch’ang incident in February 1951 involved some 600 men and women, young and old, that were reportedly herded into a narrow valley in south Korea and mowed down with machine guns by a South Korean army unit on the loosely applied claim that they were “suspected of aiding guerrillas” — these being Korean people who resisted the overt terrorism that the Korean people (north and south) were subjected to by the southern forces and U.S. troops.

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South Korea – May 1990: A map posted in the northern zone just south of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) showing the DMZ and major dams constructed on both sides of the illegal border. Photo c. keith harmon snow

The Governor of Je Ju at the time admitted that the repression of the Island’s 300,000 residents led to the murder of as many as 60,000 Islanders,” wrote S. Brian Willson, “with another 40,000 desperately fleeing in boats to Japan. Thus, one-third of its residents were either murdered or fled during the “extermination” campaign. Nearly 40,000 homes were destroyed and 270 of 400 villages were leveled.”

U.S. troops fired on crowds, conducted mass arrests, combed the hills for suspects, and organized posses of Korean rightists, constabulary and police for mass raids (reported at the time by correspondent Mark Gwyn for the Chicago Sun: see in William Blum Killing Hope).

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South Korea — May 1990: A partially camouflaged military encampment in the northern region of South Korea a few miles south of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that separates the Korean people at the 38th parallel. Photo c. keith harmon snow

Said one British scholar Jon Halliday at the time: “After all, if civilians could be mowed down in the South on suspicion of aiding (not even being) guerrillas–what about the North, where millions could reasonably be assumed to be Communists, or political militants?” (See: Killing Hope p. 51).

The U.S. military’s carpet bombing and chemical napalm bombing against the northern Koreans during the Korean War was murderous and unprecedented (though rivaled by the bombing of Dresden) and set the stage for the horrors that U.S. (and ROK) troops perpetrated on the people of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in the 1960’s and early 1970’s.  Some 100,000 British troops also participated in destroying and dividing the Koreas.  Entire villages were obliterated, wiped off the map, wiped off the Korean peninsula.  Some three million Koreans north of the 38th parallel were killed, with one million Korean people killed in the south and over one million Chinese deaths.

Please continue for full reading, via THE KOREA PROBLEM: This is What Democracy Looks Like — Keith Harmon Snow | Conscious Being Alliance — Taking Sides

Photoshop maker Democrats

Democrats in the United States, ‘photoshopped’ the posters of socialists

The poster, which was used by the Democrats in the United States in a tweet, got the reaction of the socialists. Because the poster which belongs to the Socialism and Freedom Party was “photoshopped” by the Democrats and diverged from substance of it.

The “Democratic Party infiltration” in the USA against the Trump movement continues with tragicomic events.

As last, the Democratic National Convention (DNC) Twitter account, which celebrated Trump’s withdrawal of the health care act, used a poster with “Trump is the Symptom” written on it. Actually same poster has been made by PSL and used in 21 Women’s March in D.C.

Although the PSL poster seen in the DNC tweet retained the line “Trump is the symptom” from the original, it omitted the next two lines: “Capitalism is the disease” and “Socialism is the cure.” The PSL subsequently criticized the alteration, saying the original poster contained “the word that terrifies Democrats the most”:

Ben Becker, an organizer with the PSL’s New York City branch, said in a phone interview that the alteration was a “poorly-Photoshopped illustration” of how the Democrats interact with what he called the mass movement against Trump: “People online are using it as a symbolic representation of how many times Democratic Party politicians will co-opt activist movements from below and put themselves at the front of them or use the imagery of mass protests [and] take credit for it.”

The PSL has given the answer to question about whether or not they will take a legal step against the fraud of the Democrats. “Our response is No. This photo shows the Democratic Party leadership’s strategy of assimilating the popular movement and using it as a showcase for its own political interests.”

The PSL which emphasized “the DNC is positively an enemy, not a friend, ” continued their statements like that:

“The two major parties have jointly managed a decades-long assault on the country’s working class and most vulnerable communities. The Republicans have done so shamelessly while the Democratic leadership has done so more cleverly and cynically, wrapping their policies superficially in the language of social justice. All organizers and protesters, old and new, have to be alert to this reality, and not allow this new grassroots movement to be redirected behind their narrow electoral aims.

The Democratic Party is a party of Wall Street and the military-industrial complex and is simply not up to the task of confronting the menace of the Trump Agenda and the far-right. It is a dangerous illusion to expect the Democrats to “persist” against Trump when their whole historical record points to collaboration with the right.”

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My opinion my Earthling friends, the situations like that are called as “theft” , and the people who made this, are “thieves”. It is so much clear and simple. 🙂