create in mind create in muscle create
create in man create in the masses
create with dry eyes
over the profanation of the forest
over the brazen fortress of the whip
create over the perfume of sawn trunks
create with dry eyes
bursts of laughter over the derision of the planter’s boots
strength in the splintering of battered-
firmness in the red blood of insecurity
create with dry eyes
stars over the warrior’s
peace over children’s weeping
peace over sweat over the tears of con
peace over hatred
create peace with dry eyes
create freedom in the slave stars
manacles of love on the paganised paths
festive sounds over swinging bodies on
the stimulated gallows
create love with dry eyes.
– Agostino Neto, the quintessential example of the poet as a revolutionary
Travel blogger Darmon Richter chronicles the Colourful Revolution, aka “the ridiculously photogenic revolution happening in Macedonia right this minute.”
via Skopje’s ‘Colourful Revolution’: Fighting Tyranny with Street Art — Discover
When we speak of the Divine Mother, we are really speaking of a tradition that is more ancient than all conceivable traditions. The worship of the Goddess predates all the religions and spiritual traditions on Earth which venerate the Creator as masculine entity, a Father, Seed Bearer.
In all of Creation there is a balance…
“The Declarations impose obligations of righteous thought, emotion, speech and conduct so that the Maatian person is cultivated through the development of character. And character is developed through moral instruction and practice.
Thus, in Maatian ethics, instruction and learning are above all for a practical end, self-cultivation-in-community. As Ankhsheshonqi says, “It is in the development of character that instruction succeeds.”
Therefore, one is cultivated to do good and abstain from evil. In the Declarations one is obligated: not to be arrogant, covetous, greedy, or quick-tempered, in order to cultivate the mind and emotions: not to lie, curse, argue, engage in quarreling or be contentious, gossip, slander or talk overmuch, in order to cultivate restraint in speech; and not to demand more than what is due to one, mistreat others …”
-Page 97,The Book of Coming Forth By Day, by Maulana Karenga
Kuthiwa isikhathi samanje yiso esingcono kunasemandulo, ngoba izimpi esasizilwa ngezikhali sesinamathuba amaningi okuzilwa ngamandla engqondo. Abanye bathi ipeni linamandla kunenkemba.Ngamanye amazwi kungcono ukubonisana nokuhlela kunokulwa ngamandla nendluzula.
“We are trained to fight with swords, with strength, and with blood. But when the thinking machines send an invisible enemy against us, how are we to defend ourselves or the rest of humanity.” – Swordmaster Istian Goss ( Dune: The Battle of Corrin by Brian Herbet & Kevin J. Anderson)
“The right fight: The right fight is the one you win without fighting.” – Sun Tsu
We live in a world that is not only beautiful beyond measure, but also awesomely terrible.
Essentially the earth is a world of peace and war, many contradictions and much more mysteries and undiscovered wonders.
Earth is also a world of Energy – conserved, reserved, used, misused and also misunderstood. We could preserve a lot of lives and enjoy many more beautiful moments in our lives if only we fully understood and the sources and potentialities of various forms of Energy.
In a book titled Women And The Art of War: Sun Tsu’s Strategies For Winning Without Confrontation, Catherine Hunag and A.D. Rosenberg offer this:
“Conserve Your Energy
The right fight: The right fight is the one you win without fighting.
Sun Tsu pointed out that, ultimately, victory is created by your opponent through their mistakes and weaknesses, as long as you are poised to take advantage of them. In other words, do not spend your resources and energy unproductively.
“Earth has nowhere to go
You are at the starting point
Jumping across worlds
In condensed time
After the awkward fall
We are always at the starting point.” –
Lines from Parachute Men, a poem by Lenrie Peters of The Gambia Continue reading “Quotables”
Where is the Source of the fabled Nile River …
Everything Must Change
Nothing that stays the same …intrigues
There is never a dull day during a radical creators life.
We are crazy enough to think and act like the world can be transformed, altered or made manifest anew.
The artist creatively articulates and accentuates what Nature and other humans have already made.
There is no barrier or ruler by which creative expression can be measured, whatever means may be used to analyse and critique the Works are merely learned and accepted or rejected according to the standards of the observers.
The Works of Green Ankh are as Poetry is to the appreciative Seeker …