wipe out

I recently undertook a quest to revive my ability to create.

My task was to fashion something new every day, for a week.

When time was running out on the last day, I recalled the shortness of haiku & thought that might be the way to go.

Know you haiku?

I seriously underestimated this “smallest literary form

the Japanese poetic art of capturing a moment

A Japanese lyric verse form having three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables, traditionally invoking an aspect of nature or the seasons

The most popularly exampled haiku seems to be thus;

“The old pond;
A frog jumps in –
The sound of water”

Sensoried experience,
in the fraction of a description

We might suggest that haiku speak to, & animate our senses.

Just try these out & see what you feel (images lie beneath, though you won’t need them).

a world of grief and pain,
flowers bloom,
even then

~  ~  ~

taken ill on my travels,
my dreams roam over
the withered moors

~  ~  ~

in the spring rain
the pond and the river
have become one

~  ~  ~

won’t you come and see
loneliness? just one leaf
from the kiri tree

~  ~  ~

a giant firefly:
that way, this way, that way, this –
and it passes by

~  ~  ~

right at my feet –
and when did you get here,
snail?

~  ~  ~

~ ~ ~

~ ~ ~

~ ~ ~

~ ~ ~

~ ~ ~

~ ~ ~

Now let’s pause a little …

& begin to wonder …

about the fantastical efforts that have been made …

to infiltrate (yes that’s Japan) …

take down …

 a culture of once-extraordinary depth.

The Celtic Rebel has put forward an idea that the World Wars were engineered;

1) to destroy the threat that a prosperous Germany may pose to the British Empire and
2) to destroy the soul of the German people

When I considered those ideas, I got to wondering if something similar could be behind the Japanese induction into the Western world, WWII & it’s cultural unraveling since then.

This unraveling began less than 160 years ago –

… before that Japan was a law unto itself – their living of life was something we would find extremely hard to comprehend;

Fear of European domination led Tokugawa to close off Japan to the outside world in 1612. With exception of Nagasaki and one other port, foreigners were excluded from Japan for 241 years, until 1853.

For the Japanese the punishment for leaving the country (and coming back) was death. The Japanese view at the time was that their world was complete and  their was no place in it for crude, materialistic and barbaric Westerners. It was one of the few times in modern history that a nation rejected “progress”.”

Silly, silly people.

Luckily for them there were those who knew what was good for them

On March 31, 1854, Commodore Matthew Perry and the “Black Ships” of the United States Navy forced the opening of Japan to the outside world with the Convention of Kanagawa

His mission completed, Perry returned to New York in January 1855, a hero receiving “warm congratulations” from the secretary of the Navy, $20, 000 from Congress, gifts from several cities, and acclaim on all sides

Wow that’s a big thank you for helping a little country out. I guess the Japanese must be very grateful;

There is a national policy in Japan that has continued without pause … for nearly one hundred & forty years … This policy is Westernization, which has led to the continuing disintegration of the traditional Japanese view of life & body, as a whole.  By accepting this policy, the Japanese people did gain the practical lifestyles of a modernized society …  At the same time, however, they have dismantled and obliterated a culture with a 2000 year old tradition.  It is still not known who actually instigated the most drastic social reform that ever occurred in Japan’s history …

Very interesting,  if that last bit be true.

Of late I have been wondering many things.

I have wondered if the Japanese were puppeted into Pearl Harbour?

I think it’s highly likely.

The more I look, the more ‘theatrical’ World War II appears.

The finale itself was so outstanding …

… that an encore was called for.

Japan is the only country ever to have been attacked with nuclear weapons – we’re so used to that fact that we don’t really consider how unbelievable that is.

It was agreed that psychological factors in the target selection were of great importance … obtaining the greatest psychological effect against Japan

I felt as though I had been struck on the back with something like a big hammer, and thrown into boiling oil … ever so many times I called for help:”Mother!” “Mother!” “Father!” but of course in that place there was no answer from Mother, no answer from Father.

It is my opinion that the use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender

Admiral William D. Leahy  (Chief of Staff to Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman)

The cremation of two Japanese towns was just a beginning.

for eighty months following its surrender in 1945 … 

… Japan was at the mercy of an army of occupation …  At the head … was General MacArthur who was technically supposed to defer to an advisory council set up by the Allied powers, but in practice did everything himself. As a result, this period was one of significant American influence … “for six years the United States has had a freer hand to experiment with Japan than any other country in Asia, or indeed in the entire world.

Meet General MacArthur …

blood relation of Commodore Matthew Perry
MacArthur must have seen himself as a second “opener” of Japan
.

In November 1945 … General Douglas MacArthur sat down with a delegation of American clergy … [&]  asked them to send 1,000 missionaries to Japan as soon as possible.  “Japan is a spiritual vacuum,” he said.  “If you do not fill it with Christianity, it will be filled with communism” … So began one of the strangest episodes of the Cold War: MacArthur’s attempt to harness Christianity in his mission to transform Japan into an American-style democracy. Over the next five years, over 1,500 American missionaries arrived in Japan

The land was flooded with millions of Bibles.

This was a soul-destroying time.

It was meant to be.

psychological factors in the target selection were of great importance … obtaining the greatest psychological effect against Japan

Trauma is the shock to the psyche that leads to dissociation

The Japanese had a devotion to their country that was incomprehensible to the West.

Here are the words of my Aikido teacher, who though English, has had more than 50 years of interaction with the Japanese & is highly regarded by them (not something they give lightly);

  • You couldn’t get to the bottom of the Japanese culture
  • Japan is the world to them
  • ‘Japanese culture’ – you earn it
  • Deep attachment to family & country
  • ‘How was it they could take 45 minutes – 1 hour to make a cup of tea – with no long chats, just content to enjoy the solitude?”
  • Respect for seniors, elders
  • Hierarchical –  you have a place
  • Whatever you do, no matter whether it fails or succeeds you have to put a hundred a hundred twenty percent in
  • (In martial Arts)  – Japanese happy to stay a white belt forever – the West has to show progress, but what matters to the Japanese is self-enhancement, self-satisfaction

This was a culture, where death was preferably to dishonour;

They had an extreme devotion to their country and would go to the death to save it

yet it was destroyed & then rebuilt in the image of its vanquisher;

The Japanese economy was completely destroyed during World War II … Yet its recovery was quite remarkable … Large modernized plants were built everywhere and gigantic industrial complexes … began to appear … Extremely rapid urbanization progressed … The proportion of the population living in urban versus rural areas has been completely reversed

for six years the United States has had a freer hand to experiment with Japan than any other country in Asia, or indeed in the entire world.

I chose to use the words of my teacher instead of snippets from the internet, because the intersnippets feel strange – I simply could not get a clear picture. There’s plenty of repeated info on the brutality of Japanese soldiers …

… & plenty of repeated heroic-American-glowing-soldier stories that have such a theatrical feel to them.

Hiroshima & Nagasaki were ok because the Japanese were so brutal & fanatical right?

But what if the atomic bombing of Japan was a pre-war decision?  To get away with that

… you would need to create a brutal enemy …

… & then paint them with a very sinister brush.

Let’s have a wee look at this sinister Japanese culture;

  • The harmony principle is responsible for the tendency to make things small in Japan. By making things tiny you leave more space for your neighbor
  • Patient thoroughness, especially in preparation, is valued over speed or creativity
  • HOW work is done often matters more than WHAT is accomplished.
  • It is important to know when to reveal honne (one’s true feeling, opinion) and when to maintain tatemae (one’s role-appropriate face to the world).
  • The polite fiction: “I am humble, you are honored,” is the fundamental message behind polite language and etiquette.
  • Lifelong relationships are a person’s main resource-interdependence and reciprocity.
  • Other-centered, work centered (rather than me-centered).

The question behind this article is why so very much effort was expended on one little country?

  • Forcing it open
  • Cremating it
  • Re-fashioning it into the image of the West.

The result of the talk with my teacher led to some ideas.

I had gotten the feel that Japanese essence might be about building extraordinary foundations – these were a people who would whole-heartedly devote themselves to years & then more years, of learning & improving skills;

To fall seven times, to stand the eighth

Their concept of time & self completely defied the West;

The heart is the same at sixty as at three

Decisions are often made only after consulting with everyone in the group

The Japanese culture is well-known for its focus on long-term planning, with companies often having 100-year plans

Their devotion to their country & to honour borders on insane to the I-centred Western eye;

Over 500 military officers committed suicide right after Japan surrendered

Japan is a strikingly homogenous … society

This orderliness or harmony (wa in Japanese) amid an unprecedented national emergency minimizes or prevents open conflicts … the Japanese who value their gaman (patience) and konjo, a Japanese word that combines “passive, stoic endurance” with “all-out drive to accomplish a goal

Are these traits palatable to the Western machine? – I think not.

Remembering the sarin gas attack on Tokyo Metro in 1995, here is a further insight into this intriguing culture;

“terrorism is not seen as a threat to the nation’s core values: democracy, prosperity, and national unity.  Rather, antiterrorism is seen as a grave danger to peace and fundamental human rights.”

Is it possible that the Japanese culture was a threat to spread of Westernisation?

Might it have offered insights, depth & learning that would have interfered with the dehumanising process commonly known as Westernisation?

Try this insight on for size.

There is a concept called ma.  Ma means empty or distance or blankblankness.  Even in daily conversation with Japanese there are lots of ma.  I always sense the difference between that kind of sense of time in conversation with American people – you need to keep talking … I think the people are a little afraid of having ma … but somehow my people have a sense to enjoy that kind of blankness, that kind of notion reflects in every aspect of Japaneses life, especially traditional

this sensibility towards space is called ma and can be seen everywhere from ukiyoe woodprints to garden design, flower arranging (ikebana) to shakuhachi music

Ma … can be roughly translated as “gap”, “space”, “pause” or “the space between two structural parts … best described as …  the simultaneous awareness of form and non-form deriving from an intensification of vision.  There is no equivalent single-word term for Ma in the English language

Space is substance. Cézanne painted and modelled space. Giacometti sculpted by “taking the fat off space“. Mallarmé conceived poems with absences as well as words … Isaac Stern described music as “that little bit between each notesilences which give the form“… The Japanese have a word (ma) for this interval which gives shape to the whole. In the West we have neither word nor term. A serious omission

Japan was probably the toughest egg that the West had to crack;

Japan is a strikingly homogenous … society

… but then egg crackin’ was their speciality.

And you simply can’t beat a well-executed trauma.

What a coup to reel in a race schooled in deep devotion & the achievement of excellence;

Japan is well known for its automotive and electronics industries throughout the world …  Japan is one of the leading nations in the fields of scientific research, technology, machinery and medical research … important technological contributions are found in the fields of electronics, machinery, robotics, optics, chemicals, semiconductors and metals

… Japan leads the world in robotics, possessing more than half (402,200 of 742,500) of the world’s industrial robots used for manufacturing

While looking for additional info on the idea I thought was coming up next, I found something I didn’t know I was looking for.

For Morita Minoru, a longtime political commentator, something is rotten in the state of Japan … “Japanese politicians,” he writes, “have made serving the American government a priority …  Japan has lost its sovereignty to the United States. Our nation has been invaded and occupied by invisible forces.

Mr Minoru wrote a book called ‘Curing Japan’s America Addiction” – on the back it reads;

When the Japanese media tried to silence one of Japan’s most oft-quoted political analysts, the septuagenarian turned to the foreign press, the Internet and the lecture circuit to talk about the harmful effects of the Koizumi Revolution. Now Minoru Morita is urging Japan to say “No!” to its unhealthy relationship with the US … Learn about the emergence of the working poor, the destruction of the “hundred million middle class” and attempts to turn Japan’s education and medical systems into cash cows for American venture capitalists.”

The title of the book & a certain slackness on my part in understanding just what regime the book was talking about, led to a personal enlightenment.  I may be completely wrong here, but I finally understood the idea I’ve been writing of, but not quite able to grasp.

Let’s now suggest that the atomically-bombed, American-ruled Japanese suffered from Stockholm Syndrome?

for six years the United States has had a freer hand to experiment with Japan than any other country in Asia, or indeed in the entire world

In psychology, Stockholm syndrome is a term used to describe a real paradoxical psychological phenomenon wherein hostages express empathy and have positive feelings towards their captors; sometimes to the point of defending them. These feelings are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims, who essentially mistake a lack of abuse from their captors as an act of kindness

The syndrome is named after the Norrmalmstorg robbery of Kreditbanken at Norrmalmstorg in Stockholm, in which the bank robbers held bank employees hostage from August 23 to August 28, 1973. In this case, the victims became emotionally attached to their captors, and even defended them after they were freed from their six-day ordeal.

Certain ingredients assist in the kindling of Stockholm Syndrome;

  • Hostages … often view the perpetrator as giving life by simply not taking it. In this sense, the captor becomes the person in control of the captive’s basic needs for survival and the victim’s life itself.
  • The hostage endures isolation from other people and has only the captor’s perspective available. Perpetrators routinely keep information about the outside world’s response to their actions from captives to keep them totally dependent.
  • The captive sees the perpetrator as showing some degree of kindness. Kindness serves as the cornerstone of Stockholm syndrome; the condition will not develop unless the captor exhibits it in some form towards the hostage.”

We know, through the oft-presented case of Patty Hearst, about the malleability of victims.  We recall just how much Japan was a homogenous nation, surely making it easier to infect affect.  Japan didn’t need to lose its distinct personality, all it had to do was transfer it’s allegiance & abilities to its captors.

And its abilities have been very well harnessed.

Whenever America inserts itself into a country…

… physical excesses & sexual obsessions arise.

A storm is brewing in Tokyo, the capital city of Japan, where publishers of manga (Japanese comic books) are outraged that the metropolis has passed a law limiting the sale of sexually explicit material

Modern manga originated in the Occupation (1945–1952) and post-Occupation years (1952–early 1960s)

The medium includes works in a broad range of genres: action-adventure, romance, sports and games, historical drama, comedy, science fiction and fantasy, mystery, horror, sexualitySince the 1950s, manga have steadily become a major part of the Japanese publishing industry … approximately $3.6 billion. Manga have also gained a significant worldwide audience. In 2008, the U.S. and Canadian manga market was valued at $175 million.”

Here’s some ideas that connect post-war trauma with anime – looked at as a form of re-invasion of America;

He said the art form of anime conveys the collective post WWII emotions of a post-traumatic Japan …

A primary theme is that of the Japanese paradox: how has such a strictly defined and rigid society produced pop art that is, compared to its American counterparts at least, wildly imaginative and boundary bursting? Kelts’s belief is that one directly created the other, that anime and manga’s wild and kinetic structures, hyperaddictive apocalyptic story lines and surprisingly emotional content (not to mention sex and violence unheard of in American pop culture) could never flourish in an openly permissive and individualistic society that had not experienced nuclear devastation.”

When the West floods a nation, it seems to do so most methodically – re-arranging, refurbishing, harvesting – it’s called progress & it’s decorated with benefits & modern conveniences.  The price is written in such fine print you can’t quite read it, but you can kind of make out the word soul or is it sold?

Miyu Uehara, a Japanese celebrity known locally as a “tarento” (talent), hanged herself early Thursday morning. (Some news sources are mistakenly reporting her name as Miyui or Miyuki.) She had just turned 24 … In her last blog entry posted at 7:47 p.m. Tuesday, she said, “About the ‘real’ me, I can’t find love.

Japan has one of the world’s highest suicide rates, especially amongst industrialized nations

Japan has allotted 12.4 billion yen ($133 million) in suicide prevention assets for the 2010 fiscal year ending March 2011, with plans to fund public counseling for those with overwhelming debts and those needing treatment for depression

When I started this article it was about something quite different, it was about a wonderful insight I had gained from working with Japanese insight.  But as I went along, ideas that had long been swimming round in my head, decided their time had come to hit the big (computer) screen. This post may read a little different to my other articles, I hope I didn’t lose you.  I have not been trying to aggrandize the Japanese culture or race but simply look with open eyes at what was done to them & wonder why.  In light of what I see about about the historical capture & containment of Japan, I really have to wonder about this years events.

I will be returning to the article I didn’t write as I have a debt of gratitude to be paid.

In the meantime I want to finish on a crazy note or two.

I don’t know about you, but for me
it’s always the same –
whenever I look at a map of Japan,
I see the one thing;

Now here’s the test!

If you’ve been paying attention in this article, you will notice that the attributes of the horse of the sea ring an interesting bell.

  • A relatively calm, and mild-mannered creature … Their bodies are geared for ambling-type motion – not for speed … symbolic of patience and contentment
  • Further testimony to these attributes is the lack of evolution … They have remained with this body style without change since their inception.
  • the seahorse can be a symbol of inflexibility or stubbornness …the seahorse wraps its tail around the nearest object in order to anchor itself in turbulent waters.
  • Often when the seahorse comes to us it is a sign that we either need protection from our external circumstances, or we are building walls that aren’t needed. Their armor-bodies are a sign that sometimes we might need to let our guard down – or perhaps we are leaving too open to get hurt.
  • among the long list of symbolic meaning of the seahorse and its lessons is the idea of perception. The eyesight of the seahorse is incredibly sharp, and each eye moves independently. We take this as a symbolic message of perception and awareness of those around us and our situations.”

Sea horses are the extreme of the extreme

Sea horses, more than most animals, inspire wonder … They can change color to blend in with their surroundings, and beat their dorsal fins nearly as fast as a hummingbird beats its wings … Not terribly good swimmers, they can die of exhaustion when caught in even small currents, so they prefer to anchor themselves to sea grasses or coral, or to each other—they like to swim in pairs, linked by their prehensile tails. Sea horses have complicated routines for courtship, and tend to mate under full moons, making musical sounds while doing so … What is perhaps most unusual, though, is that it is the male sea horses that carries the young for up to six weeks. Males become properly ‘pregnant,’ not only carrying, but fertilizing and nourishing the developing eggs with fluid secretions.”

The oppositeness to the norm of the seahorse, seems to me a wonderful symbol of the oppositeness of the Japanese, to Westerners;

American people – you need to keep talking … I think the people are a little afraid of having ma … but somehow my people have a sense to enjoy that kind of blankness

If we look to the world as a body & contemplate the seahorsea-shape of Japan, we just might think of … the hippocampus;

The hippocampus is a major component of the brains of humans and other mammals. It belongs to the limbic system and plays important roles in the consolidation of information from short-term memory to long-term memory and spatial navigation … In Alzheimer’s disease, the hippocampus is one of the first regions of the brain to suffer damage …

… The earliest description comes from the Venetian anatomist Julius Caesar Aranzi (1587) who initially likened it to a seahorse, using the Latin: hippocampus (from Greek: ἵππος, “horse” and Greek: κάμπος, “sea monster“)

And what does this little brain-creature bring to the human race you ask?

known to be important for learning and memory, and in structures associated with self-awareness, compassion and introspection.

the part of the brain essential for the formation and storage of new memories and the recall of old memories

The hippocampus contains high levels of glucocorticoid receptors, which make it more vulnerable to long-term stress than most other brain areas

Now I could tie that up very neatly for you & put a bow on it … but I’m just gonna leave it unwrapped so you can play with it …

… btw did you know that there are those in very high places who hold the seahorse in very high regard?

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June 27, 2011. Uncategorized.

24 Comments

  1. Michael Skaggs replied:

    I’ll be back to write a proper comment with insights, but I wanted to say THANK YOU for my Sunday morning lesson :-) Brilliantly written. My friend Kevin married a girl from Japan and he absolutely loves visiting her family in Japan. He fell in love with their traditions and way of life.

    Cheers my friend!

  2. Peter replied:

    First of all I want to thank you Alex. Most of the time when I’m reading your posts it’s a painful experience, but in a positive way. Your always make me reflect on myself and see how I’m (still) full of shit with so many layers of matrix programing.

    Your post about Japan synced great with my research about nuclear weapons.
    What I find is stunning, because it appears more than likely that atomic bombs simply don’t exist and thus splitting of the atom is also a fraud. I’m not saying there were no victims in Japan because there were. Mostly fire bombs were responsible for all the death and destruction but not on such scale that ‘ptb’ is trying to convince us.

    Unfortunately I can’t find a link to this quote but one of the Hiroshima survivers summarized it all very well
    “…All that we see or seem
    Is but a dream within a dream.”

    After I discovered these revelations, I was asking myself a simple question. If you had a deadliest weapon in the world. Why would you be faking how this weapon works. Throughout history every video showing nuke blast is manipulated. You won’t find any authentic one. So for me, your assumptions about breaking spirit of people (not only Japanese – we all are the victims in some way or another) and traumatizing them are a missing puzzle to this scheme.

    There are many so things to write about. How nuke hoax is a part of bigger picture and is inseparable part of important issues like first creation, transhumanism.

    But for now if you want to get familiar with it, I highly recommend to start with this.

    http://nukelies.com/forum/

    One more thing. Don’t fall for any news/lies regarding nuclear power plants which are also a fraud.
    This video is worth a thousand words :)

  3. Michael Skaggs replied:

    I liked that first link Peter sent. Indeed the Eugenicists (now called Transhumanists) have been behind all the lies from day one. I covered that extensively in my old blog…

    I can’t believe Japan has such a high suicide rate Alex…I wonder what Olga would say about this? Much ‘spirit trauma’ handed down in the guise of personal debt? More likely the disconnection the newest generations are having from their true past, before Western civilization imposed itself upon them.

    Seems that many old values from different cultures are vanishing, I think “Ma” is a wonderful thing. I wonder why the Japanese are so ahead in Robotics…are they attempting to rebuild themselves subconsciously?

    I love the Seahorse comparison! Very intuitive.

    Be well my friend, keep up the brilliant work.

    Cheers

  4. brad replied:

    Absolutely fascinating once again Alex,
    Bravo…

    (I will exercise my Ma once again, as I can never seem to properly add anything to your wonderful work, though I will just mention that it’s funny it’s called Ma (like Mom, like Goddess, which we all know has been systematically dismantled for quite some time now…)

    And that’s a great vid Peter, thank you for that…!

  5. Shane replied:

    Alex Robinson
    tears open truths in her blog
    too long in this place

    :)

    Cannot help but notice how “Ma” sounds like “Momma”. It represents- as the man in the video was describing- empty space. Women aren’t valued quite as much as men. Could that have some connection? I find that “empty space” definition an interesting [personal] parallel between me and the absence of my own mothers, too. For some reason, that’s been a reoccuring theme with you, Alex.

    I also saw, in the one image you linked to, how the seahorse is wearing what looks to be a collar with a chain attached. Did you notice? Rebel was just talking about the British and their grasp on others, last night.

    Hope you’re well.

  6. Mick replied:

    Absolutely brilliant article. The reminder of haiku is so serendipitous as I am searching to remember and release my own stagnated creativity.

    As for the Germanic/Norse soul, here’s an excellent link. Bear introduced me to her originally, so I must give him credit:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOdinMysteries

    Also, thank you for giving knowledge that is free from the coin :)

  7. alex robinson replied:

    Thanks Peter, that was thought provoking. I had read Bruce Cathie’s work which claimed that nukes could only be set off at very specific times/’harmonics’ & thus he claimed that a tit for tat war was impossible – that was a breath of fresh air when I read it –

    – your posted ideas were also ‘breath-enhancing’ – to others as well as me – so thank you!

    Very best to you

    Double thanks Michael,
    It is so very sad about their suicide rate – very good point about spirit trauma – probably something that needs urgent attention, tho’ the more I think of it the more I think the entire Western world suffers from Stockholm syndrome & thus we are all in need of help with our ‘memory demons’.

    Yes Ma I think is so very wonderful, I’m still trying to digest that concept, not something that can be understood in one afternoon methinks – that would be a slow revelation, if we are open to it.

    Wishing you blue skies & sunshine my friend

    Brad how kind you are – I do really appreciate your warmth!
    I thought perhaps I should round out the ‘ma’ concept but I see you & Shane were already onto it :)

    Very best to you

    Hi Shane
    I see you saw the mother theme too – such a grand concept. The fact that the Japanese do not see ‘ma’ as empty seems very promising to me – perhaps it is not space that’s empty, but our way of seeing. In so many Western tales the mother is either missing, weak or disinterested – if we attempt to look thro’ the eyes of the Japanese we see that she has always been with us but we were blind.

    Yes I saw the chained seahorse – royalty also does that to the unicorn too …
    Unicorn - chained.
    & it has quite a similarity to the seahorse.

    Yes I’m well thanks & hope you are too!

    Thanks Mick :)
    Very good luck with a-waking your creating.
    I hope to write the article I veered off from soon.
    Thanks for the link – it’s ummm …very … long!!! – I’m not a lengthy link watcher, so will browse quickly – but all honour to creators who create (as opposed to creators who vegetate).

    Cheerio

  8. aferrismoon replied:

    Ma – Women are ’empty’ in that they have a womb.

    In Chinese ‘wu’ means ’empty’ – wu-man / womban.

    If Ma is ’emptiness’ , ‘space’ then does Ma-n create borders that give space definition.

    By the time the West reached Japan I feel its peoples had been bludgeoned into madness.

    The first bomb at TRINITY , NM, on July 16th 1945 preceded the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs in Japan. [ 1 + 2 makes 3nity].
    July 16th was the date of the moon-launch too.

    The Trinity site lies on the 33rd parallel while the 33rd runs between Hiroshima [on the 34th] and Nagasaki [ on the 32nd].

    The atom bomb symbolised the psychic and familial atomization of human society. The name ENOLA reversed is ‘alone’.

    The ‘plane Enola Gay was named after the pilot’s ‘Ma’.

    cheers

  9. aferrismoon replied:

    As it happens a large fire has struck the Los Alamos site in New Mexico where the original Trinity bomb panned out

    .http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13937781

    cheers

  10. celticrebel replied:

    Nice to have someone take an insightful and open-minded look at the other “evil axis enemy” the script writers selected. You raise some excellent points about WHY the Lords had to destroy. One point that can’t be underestimated is the effect effemination of everything masculine has had on Japan. As Lana Cantrell oft repeats, “Androgyny equals death.” From tentacle porn (rape/degradation of innocents) to femboys grossly outearning female prostitutes … the writing is on the wall … even statisticians who don’t SEE that side of the equation (just see birth rates/numbers) are raising alarms that Japanese society/culture will disappear within the next 50 to 100 years.

    Were the GayLords [UK] and Pederast Priests involved in this brutal Western ass-immolation of Nippon? Let’s see: Enola Gay. Fat Man. Little Boy. Shirley, just coincidence

  11. Michael Skaggs replied:

    Aferris, think they were burning all the evidence to the contrary? ;-)

    Pretty strange!

  12. aferrismoon replied:

    Maybe it’s ole Santa Ana , marching unto war :)

    cheers

  13. alex robinson replied:

    Lovely thoughts on emptiness mr moon – how funny that we use the word ’empty’ so ‘miserably’ & yet another people can honor it. How wonderful that one people’s thoughts can soothe another people’s misery.

    Is it that you think the Japanese were in a bad place prior to the opening?

    Very digestible ideas on the threesomeness of the bomb & wasn’t aware of that parallelling of lattitudes.

    On your reply to Michael re Santa ana – ‘enola gay’ = a gay noel – I guess they had a blast

    cheers

    Mr rebel, I am grateful for the thoughts that got me thinking.

    I had no desire to go down the Japanese porn paths, my eyes see enough when I’m googling for images as it is – but thanks for bringing that up – again it seems to me it is the West that brings death – partly through its authoritative, dramafied & degraded stranglehold on sexuality – god forbid that we not act according to ‘prescription’ – we might make up our own way, we might enjoy celibacy or hugging relationships or highly charged short-term mutually-satisfying energy-recharges or who knows what – but in the West it seems it must be decay-focused – either thro prescribed perversion or death by ownership – who made up the rules?

    Wow interesting take on bomb names – shirley we should have spotted that before now.

    cheers

  14. Darren B replied:

    Great post Alex,but you’re preaching to the choir here.I always thought that there was no justification for dropping the bombs on Japan,and as for Pearl Harbor…well?Those that fail to remember the past are doomed to repeat it
    I guess.

    Love the Rebel’s take on the bomb names.Something I hadn’t thought of before,but it does seem worthy of consideration.

  15. alex robinson replied:

    Thanks Darren
    I would say that humanity played no part in the dropping of those bombs, but that which resides in the psyches of humans who
    gave up their humanity would have had no hesitation.

    Yep I think the rebel has spotted something the rest of us missed.

    Best to you

  16. aferrismoon replied:

    ‘Meditations on the Atom and Time’ within this pdf. might be an interestin read –

    http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:nAuK9rursVUJ:www.tricksterbook.com/Archaeus/ArchaeusPDFs/Archaeus4.pdf+“meditations+on+the+atom+and+time”&hl=en&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESgiU1D2i257aYdBm7i7x10zBaZtQjsKgcfAy-tbvyltgszDh7dRK7-E_nhE72xi2rmC72ovTcIGNmecn5HfEbM-SBY6PTH64vsOw5qxuOCsP7c1h0pbhTFQ9qI4eiKywYFqdwfg&sig=AHIEtbRDJYeh7NoOFHbRBEtzDzvs1M1jBQ

    cheers

  17. aferrismoon replied:

    Ok so for some reason the link doesn’t work, best to try just the title , author is Dennis Stillings

    cheers

  18. Joanne replied:

    Lady Alex, thank you for taking the time to write this. It reminded me of conversations I had with my old history teacher, who showed me there was a place where all the paths meet, and nothing is exclusive. Wouldn’t be who I am now if it weren’t for that one person.
    What you wrote here, along with the comments, makes all too much sense to me. I don’t know how much you’ve read about Africa – but that was my old history teacher’s specialty. So what you describe here shouts back at everything I’ve learned in that regard over the years… and makes it all seem a lot heavier. Clearly it’s not just the whole of Africa, or just Japan, it’s anything the West touches… you know what it turns into…
    I guess what confounds me is how effective both the media and the education system have been at convincing our citizens of the idea that we (the West) have nothing to do with the atrocities of the world, outside our power structure. Those of us who were lucky enough to have a teacher along the way who was honest in this regard, we should count ourselves as just that… lucky. Because the disintegration of a complete picture (where all paths meet) has been systematic and deliberate… and very effective.
    I guess what I’m trying to say is how desperately we need people who can find the words to make that picture more complete, so we’re not trying to operate in this world without our heads screwed onto our bodies. I really love how you wrote this Alex, it really inspired me, and it makes me want to look harder for the words I need to get across. Take good care :]

  19. Apples and Oranges | TheLoosh replied:

    […] Speaking of history lessons, Lady Alex wrote a brilliant post on her blog recently about Japan. Here’s the link to that […]

  20. alex robinson replied:

    Many thanks Ewan that provides yet more food for thought!

    Thanks Joanne
    It does seem as if the touch of the West turns things to decay or dust.

    Re your comment;
    “What confounds me is how effective both the media and the education system have been at convincing our citizens of the idea that we (the West) have nothing to do with the atrocities of the world”
    … here is an excerpt from a link given by Aferrismoon;
    “Consistent with the pervasive modern contempt for all things Invisible, the gross effects of the atomic blast were emphasized, while the deadlier invisible aspects of the Bomb were regarded with a “lack of respect”.”
    If we don’t SEE it, it DOESN’T exist – quite simple really – all we have to deal with is what is visible – thanks to the media we have plenty to keep our attention where it is director-ed.

    So agreed, it is time to paint pictures of the invisible/ma? using whatever mediums we can, to bring back fullness to life.

    Very best to you

  21. Darren B replied:

    I’ ve put a link to this post in my latest offering,on my blog about my recent synchronistic trip to Byron Bay on the weekend.

    http://brizdazz.blogspot.com/2011/07/sychronistic-sunday-surprizes-in.html

    I hope you don’t mind.
    I’ ve put it up,but if you see the “(in progress)” in the title of the post,then it’s still not finished yet.

  22. Ross replied:

    Joanne said (July 4th, 5.31 a.m.) “…it’s anything the West touches… you know what it turns into…” But why do we call it ‘The West’? How is it that western Europe, north America and bizarrely Australia (and NZ!) are ‘The West’? Okay there could have been imperialist overtones to the label ‘Far East’, and describing the Levant as part of the ‘Middle East’ rather than the West Asia it actually is probably related to the cancerous growth in that benighted region, but the assignation of ‘The West’ is firmly fixed. We are ‘The West’, we have ‘Western Values’, indeed we are all ‘Westerners’.
    I recently learned that the ancient Egyptians called dying ‘westing’. ‘Heading West’ was a euphemism for dying (this relates to the death of the sun, entry into the void). We have cities riddled with Egyptian architecture and symbolism, we have (it would appear) a priest class and a ruling class that trace directly back to the time of the pharaohs. And we are called ‘The West’, a synonym for death.

    • alex robinson replied:

      Hi Ross
      Your questions & thoughts are very valid!

      I would direct you to the Celtic Rebel for a rough but fast trek thro’ ‘the West’ as a sure & certain synonym for death.

      very best to you

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