Monday, August 29, 2011
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Once there lived an ant and a grasshopper in a grassy meadow.
All day long the ant would work hard, collecting grains of wheat from the farmer's field far away. She would hurry to the field every morning, as soon as it was light enough to see by, and toil back with a heavy grain of wheat balanced on her head. She would put the grain of wheat carefully away in her larder, and then hurry back to the field for another one. All day long she would work, without stop or rest, scurrying back and forth from the field, collecting the grains of wheat and storing them carefully in her larder.
The grasshopper would look at her and laugh. 'Why do you work so hard, dear ant?' he would say. 'Come, rest awhile, listen to my song. Summer is here, the days are long and bright. Why waste the sunshine in labour and toil?'
The ant would ignore him, and head bent, would just hurry to the field a little faster. This would make the grasshopper laugh even louder. 'What a silly little ant you are!' he would call after her. 'Come, come and dance with me! Forget about work! Enjoy the summer! Live a little!' And the grasshopper would hop away across the meadow, singing and dancing merrily.
Summer faded into autumn, and autumn turned into winter. The sun was hardly seen, and the days were short and grey, the nights long and dark. It became freezing cold, and snow began to fall.
I was surfing my regular blogs, when I saw this, posted by a commenter. I hope he doesn`t mind if I re-post, it`s so good:
The grasshopper didn't feel like singing any more. He was cold and hungry. He had nowhere to shelter from the snow, and nothing to eat. The meadow and the farmer's field were covered in snow, and there was no food to be had. 'Oh what shall I do? Where shall I go?' wailed the grasshopper. Suddenly he remembered the ant. 'Ah - I shall go to the ant and ask her for food and shelter!' declared the grasshopper, perking up. So off he went to the ant's house and knocked at her door. 'Hello ant!' he cried cheerfully. 'Here I am, to sing for you, as I warm myself by your fire, while you get me some food from that larder of yours!'
The ant looked at the grasshopper and said, 'All summer long I worked hard while you made fun of me, and sang and danced. You should have thought of winter then! Find somewhere else to sing, grasshopper! There is no warmth or food for you here!' And the ant shut the door in the grasshopper's face.
It is wise to worry about tomorrow today.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
PS Not quite sure why he's so angry, but I'm supposing it's because all of his predictions are coming true, people are suffering and are going to die, and no-one is giving him credibility. If it helps to wake people up against the coming fascism, then I think he has a right to be angry. I'm angry too, and no-one will listen to me, but I'm more philosophical about it all, as the writing has been on the wall for so long, that I find it difficult to muster the energy to argue against the propaganda and ignorance machine.
Monday, August 22, 2011
For me, I call a spade a spade, and don't have much time for people in 'deep denial', or 'terminally naive' as John Pilger puts it. Here is some not-too-surprising news:
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
I just hope he's got some faithful bodyguards and food tasters...
...but he just completely misses the point about the end of infinite growth and all of the energy issues related to a finite planet. For info on this see the Oil Drum, Richard Heinberg, Michael Ruppert, etc.
It is not money that drives the global economy, but energy.
Plus the film 'Money as Debt', and others explaining the monetary system, available on YouTube.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Which ties in with this story, about the BRICS having had enough of the dollar-based system:
Nevertheless, it's a good idea, and one which needs to take hold.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
NB As ever, the Keiser commenters are great!
"A lot of supposedly reasonable and principled people have said thieves and arsonists should be shot if intercepted attempting the crime. Or, if I remember correctly, the same applies to those attempting to assault or batter peaceful others.
These people have been robbed by F.I.R.E. Their economy, their educations, job opportunities, health services, sanitation, decent security, social support. Their pensions, their homes and living conditions have been progressively stolen from them and thrown in the F.I.R.E. Those in and on the unfortunate shops have also profited by it. The loot was stashed in bloated “real-”estate. Their homes were bought with the misery and blood of the less fortunate.
They are – mindlessly, or not – visiting retribution upon the symbols of those who gain aand profit from their destitution. From their daily and constant grinding humailiation, at the hands of authority of all sorts, for not being “necessary”, “good enough”, “worthy”, “in enough”, “connected” enough. For not being one of the ever fewer and and ever more sparse “chosen few” – “chosen” by ever more vague and vain caprice. For having the world thrown in their faces, and being told “not for the likes of you”.
They know who turns the screws. Who rivets the shackles. Who steps on them. Who picks their pockets while the rapists go about theirs. That stings. And festers. And when the boil starts to burst, it knows exactly where to run.
It is ugly. And individually unjust. And unfair. And mindless. And cruel. But, it is nothing but “immediate Dharma”. The looted, go looting in turn. Those, whose living and futures have been burned, visit (very minor) retribution upon those that got tipped for holding the greater arsonists’ coats, before.
Their grievances are more that just. Their resentment, more than justifiable. In order to achieve justice and forgiveness, the wrong must be set right. The error must be corrected. Or everyone end up blind and toothless.
But, the original wrong done, the original damage, was wrought against them – the rioters, and theirs. It, the original wrong done, the original damage, must be appropriately redeemed. I seem to remember there were some Biblical reccomendations to that effect."
And here's the link to the Max article - watch and learn:http://maxkeiser.com/2011/08/16/keiser-report-banking-looters/comment-page-2/#comment-361492
sheesh, you couldn't make this stuff up!
PS Buy gold and silver.
PS Read Stieg Larsson's trilogy if you want to understand the depth of this problem.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
And here's the film mentioned:
I'm not often a fan of Jon Stewart, but here he seems to be pointing out the glaring omissions in the media's coverage of Ron Paul.
Monday, August 15, 2011
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Friday, August 12, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Another amazing coincidence that these 'riots', made up of 150 people, happen on the same day that the financial system collapses.
Boy-oh-boy, you couldn't make this stuff up.
The John Pilger phrase 'terminally naive' keeps popping into my head.
Anyone surprised by this turn of events should turn the TV off and read more.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
'International supervision over the issue of U.S. dollars should be introduced and a new, stable and secured global reserve currency may also be an option to avert a catastrophe caused by any single country.'
I'm going to learn Mandarin!
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Here's his website:
PS Ron Paul is saying similar things: that they will be able to by-pass Congress now, to enact what they want.
Friday, August 5, 2011
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