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Knowledge Is Power: The Superpower 'X-Ray Vision' Of Anarchism
Apparently-- that's apparently (take most everything you read with a grain of salt)-- a Black Lives Matter person-in-charge ran off with some of the funds (10 million?) for their own personal advantage or something like that. (But of course there are other related organizations and forms of help that may have better 'accounting systems').
In any case, I want to offer those readers here who do not have it, what is viewed as a kind of superpower; namely an anarchistic lens through which to peer at the world.
Look up its proper definition if you're unsure and then don the lens and find, too, how it will likely change your perspective and therefore in a sense change your reality.
"The police have always been thugs, but they have traditionally been thugs in the service of elites. The crises of the 1960s produced an outbreak of police hooliganism directed against the citizenry... and a revolt against their own commanders and the civil authorities.
The police, in short, became self-conscious political actors seeking to defend their own interests, advance their own agenda, act under their own authority, and increase their already substantial power. Such a development is very dangerous for a wavering democracy like that of the United States." ~ Kristian Williams, 'Our Enemies In Blue'
"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing." ~ Malcolm X
"It is useless and... futile for us to continue talking peace and non-violence against a government whose reply is only savage attacks on an unarmed and defenseless people..." ~ Nelson Mandela
"The philosophy is basically what we call intercommunalism-- we're not nationalists, we don't believe in nationalism. Nationalism or nationhood is... akin to superiority, is akin to racism..." ~ Bobby Seale
"Patriotism is, as we know, the last refuge of a scoundrel. Now we're talking about real scoundrels, like Nixon." ~ Gore Vidal
" 'I am a former Los Angeles Police narcotics detective. I worked South Central Los Angeles and I can tell you, Director Deutch, emphatically and without equivocation, that the [Central Intelligence] Agency has dealt drugs in this country for a long time.' (He then referred Deutch to three specific CIA agency operations known as Amadeus, Pegasus and Watchtower... Ruppert... [said] that in his experience as an LAPD narcotics officer, he has seen evidence of CIA complicity in drug dealing for a long time.)." ~ Michael Ruppert, documentary film, 'Collapse'
"The most absurd apology for authority and law is that they serve to diminish crime. Aside from the fact that the State is itself the greatest criminal, breaking every written and natural law, stealing in the form of taxes, killing in the form of war and capital punishment, it has come to an absolute standstill in coping with crime. It has failed utterly to destroy or even minimize the horrible scourge of its own creation." ~ Emma Goldman
Lot's more but you get the idea.
Of course, the superpower is also good for music, incidentally, such as lyrics.
If you accept it, use your new power responsibly.
And, lastly, I'll wrap this fine comment up with one of my faves:
"The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself... Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable..." ~ H.L. Mencken
Sumu-Wrestling, Or Shepherding Cats In The Funland Fogs?
Hey guys, maybe it's a bit like those probability things where the mere act of observing collapses the predictability or like that spooky-physics-at-a-distance thing that Einstein talked about. Is it Halloween soon?
So along those lines of thought, perhaps Randy changes state too unpredictably if we observe him too intently or something.
So maybe let's pretend that we are entirely uninterested in the Funnish Fog.
Randy, I have a beloved Funnish friend-- the sister I never had-- and, as such, am reasonably up on Funnish culture, or at least in some areas, like contemporary music, like Happoradio, Vesterinen Yhtyeineen and Kemopetrol...
Kemopetrol, incidentally, are or were apparently working on an upcoming album, at least last I looked, but it seemed to be taking some time. But maybe had they not mentioned it on their site, they'd have had something by then. ;)
Nevertheless, as for additive synthesis, apparently it's something along the lines of trying to herd cats, what with those partials/sine waves each and all wanting to go this way and that and over considerable lengths of time, to make something ear-grabbing yet manageable. A bit of a fine art perhaps and/or witchcraft, yes?