Monday, 7 October 2019

Carbon, Soil, Water, plants and biocides - Solutions.



Regenerative Agriculture is an umbrella term that covers a range of land nurture practices that can be utilised across the Earth to renew damaged soils, cease inputs of synthetic compounds, sequester carbon faster, for longer than any know method and genrerate clean, high nutrition foods and beautiful working lives stewarding the land for future great grandchildren to be nurtured by.



"Simply put, recent data from farming systems and pasture trials around the globe show that we could sequester more than 100% of current annual CO2 emissions with a switch to widely available and inexpensive organic management practices, which we term “regenerative organic agriculture.”

These practices work to maximize carbon fixation while minimizing the
loss of that carbon once returned to the soil, reversing the greenhouse effect."

source : https://rodaleinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/rodale-white-paper.pdf


All the doom merchants - the end of Civilisation, etc., etc. - are computer model prediction algorithim junkies predictions and the Tech and Tax solutions are really about preserving the economic wealth of the existing hierarchy during any changes climate might bring.

So here, free of the seduction of electric cars, gathering plastic waste from the ocean floors, the simple day out joy of  planting trees everywhere in record numbers, the vision of de-fossiling energy towards nuclear and fusion, with beack up solar, wind and tidal systems, all the time more models of more items ever more digitally networked and the vat future consumer markets to be 'developed'....

Is the most simple and direct approach to adaptation to climate change..

Regenerative Agriculture is a system of farming principles and practices that increases biodiversity, enriches soils, improves watersheds, and enhances ecosystem services. Regenerative Agriculture aims to capture carbon in soil and aboveground biomass, reversing current global trends of atmospheric accumulation.



Permaculture, Agroforestry, Forest Gardens, Community Gardens, Orchards, Vineyards, Small Organic Farms, Organic Estates, biocide free streams, rivers, lakes and shores, across the rural landscape and in all urban areas..


and in addition I urge readers to explore Cradle to Cradle.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cradle-to-cradle_design
"In their 2002 book Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, architect William McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart presented an integration of design and science that provides enduring benefits for society from safe materials, water and energy in circular economies and eliminates the concept of waste.
The book put forward a design framework characterized by three principles derived from nature:
"Everything is a resource for something else. In nature, the “waste” of one system becomes food for another. Everything can be designed to be disassembled and safely returned to the soil as biological nutrients, or re-utilized as high quality materials for new products as technical nutrients without contamination."

In other words, we know biology has resolved all the problems already, and thus we need, as a culture, to stop poisoning the habitat, and understand that by tending to it's dynamics the habitat will naturally recover, and which we can do in very creative and productive ways, which will be totally sustainable.

Win Win situation - they only obstacle is the Corporate Phood Faction. And their banker friends.






Kindest regards

Corneilius

"Do what you love, it's Your Gift to Universe"

Thank you for reading this blog. All we need to do is be really honest, responsive to the evidence we find,and ready to reassess when new evidence emerges. The rest is easy.

Sunday, 6 October 2019

On The Language of Conquest, Brexit Escalation and Healthy Civil Governance


The Language of Conquest.


A very interesting study area, in that it studies the ways in which power articulates Empire Logic, the logic of social dominance.

"
How do a country and its citizens justify genocide and land theft?

How do they transform obviously wrong or immoral actions into something righteous and worthy of celebration?

To answer these questions one need only examine the beloved classicLittle House on the Prairie³ to observe how expertly Laura Ingalls Wilder crafted a narrative that transformed the horror of white supremacist genocidal thinking and the stealing of Indigenous lands into something noble, virtuous, and absolutely beneficial to humanity.

Unfortunately, rather than recognize the perversion of morality inherent in Wilder’s book, the American public celebrates the work as laudable children’s literature"



(pp. 66-80) Waziyatawin Angela Cavender Wilson 

(From : Unlearning the Language of Conquest)

I have been using the term Empire Logic ever since I created the aphorism "Empower: it never strikes back!" in response to the dull, repetitive Revolutionary Violence good, Oppressive Violence bad bipolar narrative of Western Entertainment and Religous bigotry back in the 1990s posing a Science Fiction.

Star Wars, dull as.

Empire Logic. 

The logic created by those who seek to dominate others.

Power has one directive and that is to preserve it's status - to that end, everything.

That means that Power must enhance it's material ability to control, coerce, influence, intimidate or corrupt anyone, and any organisation and thus retain the capability to determine the situation.

To do that Power must have access to vast re-newable economic resources, in the form of immense, unspeakable wealth, with which to maintain the bureaucracies, militaries, police forces, orison systems and other institutions that that preserve the status quo.

There are many aspects of the language of conquest that euphemise coercion, abuse, even rape and mass murder in order to 'preserve the social order.

George Carlin has a routine about the euphemism of the language used to describe combat trauma - shell shock, battle fatigue, operational exhaustion, post traumatic stress disorder... each moving the description further away from the lived experience towards an abstraction.



History proves that Institutional Power ensurss that a constant flow of instruction is being disseminated via the State, the Media, the Temple and The Flag; the message is broadcast to the school house, to the workforce, into the homes of all the women, the men, the children, the nation.

"This conquest is good. This system is the best. It has flaws, but who doesn't?"

or

"You cannot judge the men who killed an entire race in the Carribean in the 1490s by the standards of todays society."

and

"You cannot judge the gropey men of the 1970s with the standards of #metoo."

Wrong.

You can.

You really ought to.

And at the same time, one has to be context aware, in the sense that so much behaviour is culturally engendered, such that to speak of free will is deluded.

It is that there are cultural dynamics that enable abusive behaviour. And because they are causing harm, they must therefore be confronted.

Any traditional assumptions that justify abuse must be challenged and the culture changed in order to ensure that prevention is possible and then the cultural behaviour will be healed.


In any situation, in any time, in any language, for every person experiencing the reality - one person using power to take abusice advantage over another person - is still a dehumanising and sickening act.

Be it 40,000bc or Verdun 1916 or Yemen 2020...it remains a dehumanisating lived experience.

No human being is born designed for that outcome.

Conquest and enslavement, misogyny have always been dehumanising crimes, irrespective of their legal status at any time, then and now, and they always will be.

World War II was not 'Won'.

Vietnam was not 'Lost'.

Iraq is not 'pacified'.

War is never the bringer of freedom from oppression, it is itself a direct tool of ultimate oppression.

Bloody Euphemisms!

We, all of us in the industrialised militarised state systems, (this is true in every culture) had no choice but to grow up within a social and material environment we did not make, and we will have tended to internalise, without noticing it, some of that language, and with it, the thinking and behaviour becomes habituated as normal range within that oppressed situation, and naturally enough we come to think of the internalisations as if it is our own thought, our own behaviour, our exercise of free will.

Who are we?

"I am Irish" is abstract,

"I am this human being" is real.

I have been taught to think I am Irish, however I am not, because I am a human being. Who happned to be born into London. Another accident. Of birth.

Alpha Male, Competing for Dominance, Victory, Authority, Good Violence and God's Enemies,_Husband, Wife, Heirs are all part of the language of conquest.

Much of modern corporate language is the language of conquest, as is all marketing.. Conquest by guile, by fear, by intensity, by violence, by population displacement, by market reach, by media reach.

That that intensity of disruptive opinion messaging and environmental habituation to bullying (plus the chronic stressor of economic instability, poverty, trauma processed foods, work stress, debt stress and abandonment) leads to a variety of chronic stress dynamics that tend to become the most serious breakdowns of health is hardly surprising.

It is also clear to say that resolving those external stressors and de-colonising our own minds and bodies from the language of conquest would do as least as much as any health care intervention might, and probably more.

Even if you think you are English, you are not.

There is no such thing as English Flesh.

Brexit is abstract, The reality is that the Established Power are causing harm across a range of activities, and there is a oxymoronic situation growing between a media described world and the real world - each mutually exclusive, albeit the real world sees both, and the media world decsribes only one.

 more about the book 'Unlearning The Language of Conquest' here


"
The language of conquest is ultimately a language of deceit. It echoes in the corridors of every American institution, building illusion upon illusion while robbing all of us of our collective Indigenous wisdom. This book is an effort to expose and replace this deception.

Although it speaks specifically to the colonization and oppression of America’s First Nations and their potential contributions, which have been suppressed by the lies of our dominant culture, no single race of people can lay claim to “Indigenous wisdom.” It lives deep within the heart of every living creature."



Babies

What this probing of the language of conquest also raises for me is the question of what is language before conquest?

What languaging occurs among healthy egalitarian human cultures?

Preconquest Consciousness

an essay from the book Tribal Epistemologies: Essays in the Philosophy of Anthropology
E. R. Sorenson

"The preconquest type of consciousness detailed below survives today only in a few, now rapidly vanishing, isolated enclaves. 
Although those we contacted were widely dispersed, they shared a distinctive type of consciousness--one very different from the postconquest type that dominates the world today. It emerged from a type of child and infant nurture common to that era but shunned in ours. 
The outstanding demographic condition required for such a life is small populations surrounded by tracts of open territory into which anyone can diffuse virtually at will. 
This allows those discomfited by local circumstance, or attracted by conditions further on, to move as they wish with whoever might be similarly inclined. This was the case even in the smallest of all the preconquest enclaves seen. 
The outstanding social condition is a sociosensual type of infant and child nurture that spawns an intuitive group rapport and unites people without need for formal rules. 
The outstanding psychological condition is heart-felt rapprochement based on integrated trust. This provides remarkable efficiency in securing needs and responding to nature's challenges while dispensing ongoing delight with people and surroundings"

The language of the infant and the mother infant relationship of empathy and nurture, developed during pregnancy being the beginnings of human language learning.

What does the language of leaving an infant alone, to cry to sleep teach?

What does it speak of?

Brexit

The Surrender Bill aka The Benn Act or 
The EU Withdrawal (No.2) Act 2019

Language, again.

Conquest Language, Sabateurs, Traitiors, Collaborators, Enemies of The People, Super State, Sovreignty.

Kill Bill. The heroic psychopath you can identify with.

"Humbug!" to concerns about verbal threats and abuse associated with political violence against MPs.

Again, and again The Surrender Bill.

A deliberate caricature designed to incite emotional anger at the thought of 'betraying' of the loss of ''Sovereignty', triggered within people who have, through no fault of their own, internalised the language of conquest, as independent minded conquerors reclaiming their native independence...when they are in fact powerless and too distant from power to ever mediate it.

We all are in the face of the State, and other large institutional power bases.

And we witness the escalation of language to increase tension, to trigger anger, rage and wrath... but fear not I say. There are too many decent people, already active...

The media public is not the real public.

The media public is a caricature.


The real public is real people : diverse, mostly decent, kind people dealing with what ever they are faced with, with as much dignity and grace and love as they can muster, doing their best under some very trying circumstances, within a dysfunctional hierarchy culture.

Entertainment within a culture of hierarchy of power and status and privilige must function as political conditioning theatre, a distraction narrative, aimed at the consumers, as voters in factions, whilst in board rooms, conference halls and in hotels and on yachts, in think tanks and public and private funded University and research institutions, the detailed work progresses privatisation of the commons in unison.

They use the language of conquest to divide us, they use democratic deliberation among themselves to wage war against us.

We need to build social solidarity through honesty and meeting our real needs as persons, as human being, not as institutionalised comoddities - as in The Work Force.

We need to use questioning, the Why approach to bear down upon the lies and manipulation, the liars and the



Kindest regards

Corneilius

"Do what you love, it's Your Gift to Universe"

Thank you for reading this blog. All we need to do is be really honest, responsive to the evidence we find,and ready to reassess when new evidence emerges. The rest is easy.

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Boris Johnson, Geoffrey Cox, Donald Trump, Bullying, death threats and a Secret Trade Deal


I witnessed deliberate, calculated bullying in Parliament.

 

General Attorney Geoffrey Cox,  at the despatch box, in The House of Commons, speaking for the Government

Wednesday, 25 Spetember, 11.30 onwards.

What I saw.

What I witnessed..

I watched as Attorny General Geoffrey Cox's polite deftly, and humourusly deflected questioning about the advice he gave the Prime Minister on prorogation. He was not at liberty to pass on any materials, due to a confidentiality issue...

Then, when the questions ceased, and the discussion moved on, I witnessed as Geoffry Cox launch into a polemic rage, his well fed face getting redder and redder, his voice louder and angrier, and with this intimidating behaviour towards the opposition, taking up more space, stretching his arms out, whipping up his own party, and roaring at the opposition, calling  them 'cowards'.

'Cowards'?

He is the coward - he refused to offer up his bad advice.

He refused to bow to the court, claiming to respect it and say  the court was wrong.

Not for the benefit of MPs, but for the benefit of rousing angry misled thugs (a tiny minority, most not actual Brexiteers, just idiots looking for a scrap) on our streets, of whom, as Farage said on three occasions that I am aware of he would "understand if there was violence on the streets if they didn't get Brexiy".

Really - how can that theatrical bullying be considered appropriate in a chamber where legislation, regulation and constituency representation is it's purpose?

Not good.

That was public bullying behaviour.

Tactical public bullying in office.

That needs calling out.

Big time.

Not good at all.

Death Threats

Then later on, the conversation between MP Pauline Sherrif and Prime Minister Boris Johnson concerning the use of the language of betrayal, surrender, sabotage, cowards, traitors etc.,  and it's potential to escalate tension and hatreds, and the reality of death threats being made in increasing frequency against MPs, not least in the court statement of the man who assasinated MP Jo Cox, and those convicted of conspiring to murder MP Rosie Cooper,,,,

And Boris replied "Never before ..... have I heard such Humbug!"

definition : deceptive or false talk or behaviour.
"those comments are sheer humbug"

The Prime Minister just brushed aside her concerns as 'false and deceptive'.

What was that?

That was bullying. straight up.

It was deliberate. It's all deliberate, when Boris Johnson opines in public, it's a script, a tactical weaponised wall of verbiage,  with the corpses of Latin allusion strewn across the rambling of thise Power addict.

All of this just after US President Donald J. Trump announced at the UN, on Monday :

"We are working closely with Boris Johnson on a magnificent new trade deal."


Not 'we are negotiating with the UK Government'.... a new trade deal.

Where is the UK Parliamentary scrutiny or oversight and participation in these 'negotiations'?

Boris has not been negotiating with the EU, he has been negotiating with the US Corporations represented by the US Government, in secrey, in full view.

Taking back control.

"We are working closely with PM Boris Johnson a magnificent new trade deal."

The deals, contracts and legislative package are already written up, ready to roll, bar the official signing ceremonies.

This reminds me of Chile, 1979, when after a manufactured 'crisis' - a violent military coup - a complete legislative package arrived from The Chicago School of Economics outling the internal legislation and external trade deals to NeoLiberalise the entire Chilean Economy.

https://slate.com/business/2016/01/in-chicago-boys-the-story-of-chilean-economists-who-studied-in-america-and-then-remade-their-country.html

Pinochet, Thatcher..... Thatcher entered 10 Downing Street in May 1979.

Pinochet took power on 11th September 1979...

Brexit is a manufactured 'crisis'.

Clear as a bell.

Boris has been 'negotiating' with Trump and the US State, rather than the EU.

They have plans to force through a No-Deal Brexit at any costs...

A brief background of the Chicago Boys : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Boys

A more detailed account of what happened following the imposition of the Chicago Boys economic plan upon Chile...

https://www.thenation.com/article/the-chicago-boys-in-chile-economic-freedoms-awful-toll/

As and when Corbyn gains office, with even a solid majority, plus support from other social progressives, we will be faced with some serious power struggles - someone will want to make the economy scream.

The Tax Havens that nest English Capital must be protected. Leveson II must not happen. War Crimes investigations and indictments must be thwarted.

There's a lot of work ahead, and we the grass roots will need to robust in defending our  democracy and expanding it.

It must be done, it can be done, and given that the media can make the small seem big, and the big seem invisible, I have a strong feeling that the invisible decent, loving majority will prevail.


Kindest regards

Corneilius

"Do what you love, it's Your Gift to Universe"

Thank you for reading this blog. All we need to do is be really honest, responsive to the evidence we find,and ready to reassess when new evidence emerges. The rest is easy.

Monday, 23 September 2019

Childhood Maltreatment, Institutional Society and the Biology of The Brain



WE ARE NOT DESIGNED FOR CHRONIC STRESS - NO ORGANISM AND NO LIVING SYSTEM IS.

The exquisite vulnerability of the hippocampus to the ravages of stress is one of the key translational neuroscience discoveries of the 20th century.

Sapolsky et al. provided early clues when they found that elevating corticosterone stress hormone levels into the high physiological range for an extended period reduced the number of hippocampal neurons in rats.

Further studies showed that the deleterious effects of glucocorticoids could occur in other regions but that the hippocampus was the primary target.

The outcomes of excessive exposure to glucocorticoids range from the reversible atrophy of dendritic processes and suppression of neurogenesis with acute exposure to frank neuronal death with chronic high-level exposure 

The sensitivity of hippocampal neurons to stress and glucocorticoids has been confirmed in a host of other species, including nonhuman primates

This was, and remains a really important mainstream article.

Seven years old... pre-Brexit.

http://healthland.time.com/2012/02/15/how-child-abuse-primes-the-brain-for-future-mental-illness/

"
Child maltreatment has been called the tobacco industry of mental health. Much the way smoking directly causes or triggers predispositions for physical disease, early abuse may contribute to virtually all types of mental illness.
  

Now, in the largest study yet to use brain scans to show the effects of child abuse, researchers have found specific changes in key regions in and around the hippocampus in the brains of young adults who were maltreated or neglected in childhood.

These changes may leave victimised children more vulnerable to depression, addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as adults, the study suggests."

here is the study - https://www.pnas.org/content/109/9/E563


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I understood over three decades ago that my  experience was written into my neurology as I  developed, that my brain was and is always, always growing, and growing in response to and reaction to my social and material environment and my experience within those environments...

Any new practice creates a new neural network.

This is happening all the time.

Music as my practice teaches me this.

Gardening teaches me this.

Just as a state of contentment fosters healthy development, chronic stress distorts and inhibits development.

Repeated abuse creates distortions in the developing child's neural networks, and excess chronic cortisol, and other stress hormones, can kill or inhibit the growth of neural cells. 
My childhood taught me this. 
 
Our brains and indeed our bodies and minds need a generally contented background state in order to healthfully develop all our various functional skill sets - learning to walk, talk, poop in the right place, move hands and eye co-ordinated, sense, feel others, communicate, hear, to explore, investigate and understand and relate to. There are body systems designed to deal with occasional stress, because being vulnerable in a dynamic environment accidents can happen, events can occur that demand rapid reactions, and the body has systems for such occasions.

Extended or chronic dstortions of that happy state such as abuse, neglect, trauma, chronic stress, bullying etc at any stage from conception through to Birth and Infancy, and indeed at any time in life, would seriously damage the many systems within in the brain and throughout the body.

The more incidents, the more the damage. Much of it is invisible, in physiological terms, and it may take years, decades for symptoms of that distortion to emerge as disease states.

And because each person is of such unique nature, the outcomes will vary across a population, a family, a community...

That said we would be able to see patterns of behaviour emerge as characteristic of each group, family, society that would be symptomatic of invisible distortions,  attitudes and reactions that would be woven into their traditions, their biases, their fears and prejudices... *

(*for example, circumcision, female genital mutilation and people who think War brings glory, that History justifies the wars because of progress, and who are happy for their children to enlist in military combat groups).

These biological realities would be all but invisible to parents who did not know this.

These dynamics would be invisible to the people about their own behaviour, which they would normalise - beating and slapping children is an example.

Parents cannot be blamed for the stresses of poverty, war, abuse in their own lives, and most are decent, loving people who want to do the best, and are stymied by the burden of social stressors.

Cycles of learned behaviour and chronic stress.

Behaviours emerging as a result of that socially mediated damage would be misread as the child's bad character, leading to a further compounding of the issues for both parent and child.

The very concept of Oppositional Defiance Disorder, as a diagnosis is an obvious deliberate error in that regard, an act of unimaginable cruelty.

History

This has been happening to children in this hierarchically violent culture for thousands of years, and we have not 'adapted' to it, to that situation, environment, we are all coping with it - adaptation to a pathology such as depression, or the desire to rape, murder, weild vast power is evolutionarily impossible. and utterly illogical in bio-logic terms...Every war causes massive brain damage across the popultion who endure it, and that damage, being unresolved, perpetuates a series of behavioural pathologies that feed back into the violence of the Institutional world. Thus the psychology of a hierchically violent system develops.

So, it's not a natural optimal physiological health state, it's certainly not psychologically healthy and it's certainly not neccessary that so many children's brains are so damaged.

That they are blamed by society which is where the Religious, the Ideological, the Authoritarian exerts so much force that adversely impacts the lives of children .... there is no escape, 'no child left behind' and this, of course, causes even more damage.

Blame the child who is stabbing another on the street.

Punish this damaged child. Demand he or she 'fits in'.

Make of the child a psychopath, an angry, abandoned, violent rage that kills for the pleasure of power. Create a broken person.

Provide no recognition of the child's lived experience and the kind of social setting he or she was born into, and how that afflicted the child.

An example from recent history.

The Conservative and Unionist Party and the Liberal Democrats started to close down "Kids Company", an organisation that pioneered 'trauma informed care' in frontline support for seriously at risk children, for over 13 years, with 6,000 active cases of at risk children on their books at the time of closure.

Let me clarify, Kids Company reached out to the most at risk children, on the edge of total breakdown, with no place left to go, children who are targetted by criminals for grooming into their networks, and by developing a trauma informed approach rather than a regulatory, sanction based approach, Kids Company helped thousands of children that Council and State provided services could not or would not deal with.

They were funded by Government funding, a total of £48 million of 13 years. 
They were funded to reach the most disturbed, wounded children who were clearly not accessing standard services State and Council Services.

They supported many thousands of children who would have been ignored until they became casualties, addicts, prostitutes, petty dealers, petty thieves..... or comitted suicide, or just coped in psychological agony for the rest of their lives.

Kids Company was funded almost entirely by Government grant.

They tended to spend every penny, and had very little 'reserves'....

They had a staff of 650, ran 11 full time centres across London and had centres in Bristol and other cities.. they spent everything on ensuring the children's needs were being met...

It was because these 'reserves' were not maintained in sufficient value that they drew attention from Government auditors post 2010, when the Conservative and Lib Dem Coalition took office.

There was a considerable campaign of media allegations of abuse, misuse of cash, failures in duty of care and accusations that they just fed money to criminal children, allegations which have never been substatiated.

In November 2015, the Public Accounts Committee described the organisation as a failed "13 year experiment" and criticised both the Labour and Conservative governments for continuing to give public money to a private charity against civil service advice.

In 2019 we see knife crime, youth gangsters behaviour escalating, frontline services underfunded, frontline understaffed and complementary services being much more difficult to access and co-ordinate, all the time whilst being privatised - 'low wages leads to better economic efficiency.'

Is there a connection?

The standing army of youth offenders under 'care' runs to about 100,000 average over the past 50 years.

- when it is the institutional violence of this society that is driving so much of peoples material stress, militarily, economically and politically.

I can easily extrapolate and imagine the lived experience of this across an entire population over time leading to very, very cruel traditions...

We need to ensure, as we move into the future, that people live with an awareness that  informs their decision to afford any degree of institutional power over others, in any situation.  We have seen with the Catholic Church and others what happens when d

Good news -

1. we can heal, as the brain is plastic, elastic, it's a constantly growing organ system, however optimal healing requires the person who is suffering feels psychologically and materialy safe.

One cannot recover when one is insecure, frightened, impoverished, and therefore healing is less likely where any chronic stress is induced by external demands.

Thus people in recovery need kindness, material and emotional support more than they need treatment protocols, sanctions, regulatory systems and judgementalism.

If we do the job correctly, as the biology  indicates, then we can resolve for most people. and those who are unable, we can then care for them with greater compassion and understanding.

2. We can prevent this from happening in the first place, by giving parents the time and support to chill with and bond/attach in the biologically optimal manner...

This will have immense healthful impact on society, and will save immense amounts of state resources, it will revolutionise Health Care Systems and Education systems...

Media will have to be regulated so that deliberate triggering of behaviours we now better understand does not happen.




Kindest regards

Corneilius

"Do what you love, it's Your Gift to Universe"

Thank you for reading this blog. All we need to do is be really honest, responsive to the evidence we find,and ready to reassess when new evidence emerges. The rest is easy.

Sunday, 22 September 2019

War and the Climate - some rough ideas, an outline.


I am attempting to formulate some policy suggestions on ceasing war as part of the work to cease environmental degradation, pollution, genocide of 'un-developed' cultures and deal with Climate Change...

Where I stand: Industrial Hierarchically Violent culture is the problem, CO2 is a symptom, pollution is a symptom, corruption is a symptom.

Humanity is not the problem.

Institutional inhumanity is the problem.

Humanity is the solution.

These two are juxtaposed in this one photo op.




Thus the matter has psycho-social elements, as much as practical, technical and material elements.

My suggestions at this early stage:

1. War Crimes indictments in the all countries engaging in war, supported by the vast bulk of the home tax paying population, their judiciaries, Faiths, the UN and the ICC.

Confront the war makers, hold them to account will prevent future politicians from war making.

1.a Reparations - support all the countries and communities damaged by war. If the war making states indict their war criminals it will send a solid proof of our willingness to be peaceful. Thus punitive reparations would be un-necessary, as the wrong doers in chief have been held to account. We should still make reparation, or restorative justice a key element in our response to war making damage.

For example, Europe could repurpose, send and budget for housing building operations, as support for those Syrian and Libyan communities afflicted by Western sponsored violence, so that they can return as soon as is feasible to a safe social and economic environment. (see 2 below).

2. Dismantling the Military Industrial Financial Political complex, and coverting all military into land workers and rescue/support services for anywhere adversely affected by intense storms, droughts, sea rises...Nurturing Heroes who build and make safe, rather than destroy.

3. Permaculture everywhere, especially in urban areas. Organic clean foods as the standard. Transition from where we are to clean food futures must be managed carefully, always bearing in mind the food security of the people, locally and nationally.

Remove all combustion engines (particulates end up in food, in foetus blood and in food products grown around frequent combustion use) - thus to grow food in urban areas demands removal of combustion engines...

3.b Put people back onto the land to nurture it - Permaculture is human labour intensive in the initial stages.

Once established, the management of that land, and the harvesting of food products will be need to be done by hand, rather than by machines. We can wholly avoid plastics in the food industry. We can shorten distance travelled by food, from growing areas to consumers.

We will need people on the land who are intimate with it's dynamics and who can spot trends and take appropriate action in advance. We will need those people to be forming happy communities, geared to producing clean food as the primary 'profit'

We will find a cohort willing to leave cities to do all of this. We do not have to 'impose' it, or order folk to move. There are in many places sound peasant cultures who would take up this project....

Local and National Food System Resilience...

3.c Protect all indignenous, aboriginal, pre-development lands from any further incursions, and listen to their relational wisdom, and learn from them. 

Drop the hubris of Industrial Civilisation and GDP as a measure of human progress - it does not represent human relational progress. It represents the acquisition and concentration of wealth as a politicial hegemon.

3.d Reforestation, rather than mono species plantation systems, although there will be areas where that can work, we need natural diverse forests to return...

4. End holiday flights, cruise ships etc - all energy intense long distance consumer leisure travel to be eliminated until we have clearly clean methods to support such activity...

4.a Shorten working hours, give more time for holidays so that people can have extended time with family and community in their home places.... meet new people, relax and enjoy free time in their own communities...

5. Cradle to Cradle roll out on ALL industrial processes.

This means redesigning all industrial processes such that the materials and resources are resourced sustainably, and are turned into products that can be recycled, re-used, bio-degraded to become nutrients for further use, or to be returned to ecosystems as nutrient, and that there are no toxic outputs, or 'externalised costs' borne by the ecosystem..

In addition, 100% reuse of all metals, woods, etc... once a product has reached end of life, it must be recycled. There are billions of tons of scrap metal...

6. All profits from industry to be ploughed back into making the changes, rather than feeding shareholders income portfolios, until such time as a balanced system has emerged an is well established..

7. Making indoctrination of children a Crime against Humanity.

7.a Abolishing poverty,

Indoctrination is a huge driver in war making, as is poverty - both condition youth in different ways to volunteering in Military Combat Units as a 'good idea'.

8. Reuniting age split communities.... we need to take care of each other, not put each other into care.... rebuild multigenerational community everywhere... again time within our communities nurturing each other..

9. Universal Basic Income as part of abolishing poverty worldwide...

10. Trauma Informed care and preventative practice to be established in all services, all education systems, all policing and all regulatory systems that interface between institutional power and the individual.


Kindest regards

Corneilius

"Do what you love, it's Your Gift to Universe"

Thank you for reading this blog.

All we need to do is be really honest, responsive to the evidence we find, and ready to reassess when new evidence emerges. 

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Epsteins Death: Fetishisation, Drama and Evidence.


Most of the people I know festishising about Jefferey Epstein's death have very little to say of any use to Survivors.

Most have never engaged with current writings on trauma, on learned behaviour, inter-generational behaviour patterning, the psychology of hiearically violent cultures, the psychology of egalitarian cultures, the biology of behaviour...

Many of those I am writing about have taken no action to support Survivors, even though the Survivors have been bringing cases and witness testimony to the public domain for decades, and bringing proven offenders to justice.

No.

It seems to me that there is a pattern of people prefer their 'beliefs', their fetishes, their drama and their lack of knowledge over the hard, courageous work of Survivors.

We all had so much to say about Jimmy Savile, and yet nothing of the Survivors.

What support did the Conspiracy Freaks offer Survivors?

Where were the go-fund-me crowd funding to support their legal teams?

Where were the marches for Justice when men and women were taking the Vatican to court?

Where are the writers writing about cultural abuse dynamics, with a view to examining this culture and it's abuse dynamic, honestly?

Who truly supports Survivors of Sexual Abuse by going to the Survivors and asking, in all humility, "What can we do to help you?"

None of us would know anything of Epsteins activities if it were not for the courage of Survivors..

Courage to speak truth to power, honestly, fearlessly even though they were petrified...

None of us would know anything of what went on in elite Catholic boarding schools, and many forms of institutional residential care systems worldwide were it not for the Survivors who took direct action, via the courts...

Support Survivors in their work, please.

Do not fall for the drama, the feverish drama, the speculation.

If you don't know enough to understand the problems, then please, be humble enough to learn.


Kindest regards

Corneilius

"Do what you love, it's Your Gift to Universe"

Thank you for reading this blog. All we need to do is be really honest, responsive to the evidence we find,and ready to reassess when new evidence emerges. The rest is easy.

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Political Grooming Gangs and Racism - Taboo must be broken.



Political Grooming : Racist ideology in the Americas was carefully groomed, via pulpit, pamhplet and legislaltive action. 1640- 1690s, a four decade program...

The rulers/owners used the Biblical story of the tribe of ham to suggest Africans were descendent from Ham, a son of Noah.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ham_(son_of_Noah)

They suggested that Africans could be Christianised, and saved, even in Slavery, (Slavery as a way of saving them from Hell.)

Native peoples were Heathens, and already damned to Hell and could not be Christianised...so they could be killed and their lands taken.

in addition the Puritan Economy - Wealth reveas Gods favour, poverty was God's disfavour and the fault of the poor, who could, if they tried hard enough, win God's favour, by working hard for the wealthy....

thus a Christian societal hierarchy was institutionalisd, that ran Rich White, Middle class white, artisan class white, menial labour white, indentured workers, criminals, black folk. native peoples..

They did this to ensure that none of the oppressed would seek solidarity with each other...

political grooming gangs. TABOO SUBJECT>


Kindest regards

Corneilius

"Do what you love, it's Your Gift to Universe"

Thank you for reading this blog. All we need to do is be really honest, responsive to the evidence we find,and ready to reassess when new evidence emerges. The rest is easy.

Saturday, 3 August 2019

Letter to Editors - Political Grooming Gangs

To the Editor

Sir/Madam
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Organised, well funded media communications operations that  target and manipulate peoples social woundednesses, their insecurities, prejudices and fears through public, social and private media, through marketing, and propaganda, and through lobby campaigns operating on an industrial scale:  in essence manipulating vulnerable people for ideological, religious, political or economic exploitation.

It is appalling behaviour.

It is abuse.

If one were to behave that way within a relationship, it would be considered utterly abusive.

It is not new. Edward Bernays has a lot to answer for.

What is new is that we have a much more detailed knowledge of how this works, a detailed personal, paper and money trail.

Let's be real here - let us be calling out the behaviour of these political grooming gangsters.

And let us not take the easy route of blaming social media - seek out the people and companies who design these targetted campaigns, and demand they account for their abusive behaviour.

The media can do without their business.

The people can do without being triggered and manipulated.

Our politics can be cleaner, honest and worthy.


Kindest Regards

Corneilius Crowley


Kindest regards

Corneilius

"Do what you love, it's Your Gift to Universe"

Thank you for reading this blog. All we need to do is be really honest, responsive to the evidence we find,and ready to reassess when new evidence emerges. The rest is easy.

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Trauma, Trump, Brexit, Iraq and Recovery



 It's not a matter of Left vs Right, it is a question of Institutionalised vs Humanised.


"The study of psychological trauma has a curious history - one of episodic amnesia. Periods of active investigation have alternated with periods of oblivion. Repeatedly in the last century, similar lines of inquiry have been taken up and abruptly abandoned, only to be rediscovered much later. Classic documents of 50 or 100 years ago often read like contemporary works. Though the field has in fact an abundant and rich tradition, it has been periodically forgotten and must be periodically reclaimed.

This intermittent amnesia is not the result of ordinary changes in fashion that affect anyintellectual pursuit. The study of psychological trauma does not languish for lack of interest. Rather, the subject provokes such intense controversy that it periodically becomes anathema. The study of trauma has repeatedly led into the realms of the unthinkable and foundered on fundamental questionsd of belief.

To study psychological trauma is to come face to face with human vulnerability in the natural world and with the capacity for evil in human nature (behaviour). To study psychological trauma is to bearing witness to horrible events.

When events are natural disasters or 'acts of God' those who bear witness sympathise readily with the victim. But when traumatic events are of human design, those who bear witness are caught in the conflict between victim(ised) and perpetrator. It is morally impossible to remain neutral in this conflict. The bystander is forced to take sides.

It is very tempting to take the side of the perpetrator. All the perpetrator asks is that the bystander do nothing. The perpetrator appeals to the universal desire to see, hear and speak no evil. The victimised, on the contrary, asks the bystander to share the burden of pain. The victim(ised) deamnds action, engagement, remembering.

Leo Eitinger, a psychiatrist who has studied survivors of Nazi concentration camps, describes the cruel conflict of interest between victim(ised) and bystander: "War and victims are something the community wants to forget; a veil of oblivion is drawn of everything painful and unpleasant."

In order to escape accountability for crimes, the perpetrators do everything in their powerameThe study of psychological trauma has a curious history - one of episodic amnesia. Periods of active investigation have alternated with periods of oblivion. Repeatedly in the last century, similar lines of inquiry have been taken up and abruptly abandoned, only to be rediscovered much later. Classic documents of 50 or 100 years ago often read like contemporary works. Though the field has in fact an abundant and rich tradition, it has been periodically forgotten and must be periodically reclaimed.

This intermittent amnesia is not the result of ordinary changes in fashion that affect anyintellectual pursuit. The study of psychological trauma does not languish for lack of interest. Rather, the subject provokes such intense controversy that it periodically becomes anathema. The study of trauma has repeatedly led into the realms of the unthinkable and foundered on fundamental questionsd of belief.

To study psychological trauma is to come face to face with human vulnerability in the natural world and with the capacity for evil in human nature (behaviour). To study psychological trauma is to bearing witness to horrible events.

When events are natural disasters or 'acts of God' those who bear witness sympathise readily with the victim. But when traumatic events are of human design, those who bear witness are caught in the conflict between victim(ised) and perpetrator. It is morally impossible to remain neutral in this conflict. The bystander is forced to take sides.

It is very tempting to take the side of the perpetrator. All the perpetrator asks is that the bystander do nothing. The perpetrator appeals to the universal desire to see, hear and speak no evil. The victimised, on the contrary, asks the bystander to share the burden of pain. The victim(ised) deamnds action, engagement, remembering.

Leo Eitinger, a psychiatrist who has studied survivors of Nazi concentration camps, describes the cruel conflict of interest between victim(ised) and bystander: "War and victims are something the community wants to forget; a veil of oblivion is drawn of everything painful and unpleasant....."

 In order to escape accountability for crimes,the perpetrators do everything in their power to promote forgetting. Secrecy and silence are the perpetrators first line of defence. If secrecy fails the perpetrator attacks the credibility of the victimised who speak out. If that fails, the perpetrator tries to make sure no one listens.

After every atroicity one can expect to hear the same predictable apologies; it never happened; the victim lies; the victim exagerrates; the victim brought it upon themselves; and in any case it is time to forget the past and move on.

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These are the opening pages of Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman

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In the UK, with regards to the Invasion of Iraq these words ring out as a clarion call above and beyond the petty concerns of Brexit; they also ring out to remind us all that Austerity kills vulnerable people and that we bystanders, all taxpayers, each and everyone of us, without exception, have a role to play in confronting both of these atrocities, and many more and we have a role in preventing future atrocities.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Criminal_Court_Act_2001

We cannot compare the deaths of tens of thousands of vulnerable people induced by deliberate chronic economic distress with the destruction of an entire countries civil infrastructure and a war that killed a million people, maimed many moreand orphaned 4 million children.

We can draw parrallels, because the atrocious behaviour of powerful interests is in direct conflict with the needs of ordinary people and at the same time ordinary people, as bystanders are disempowered and urged to do nothing to undermine those powerful interests.

The British public are permitted and encouraged to to protest fracking, CO2 in the atmosphere yet totally inhibited when it comes to prosecutions of War Crimes (Iraq) and Crimes against Humanity (UN report on the rights of disabled people in the UK).

Racism, human progress vs evolution and adaptation.

Racism is always top down...

The origins of Cultural, Scientific Racism and Legal Racism are with the elites, the intellectual classes, the ruling oligarchy, who taught, promoted and legislated (legalised) racism reinforcing it through applied trauma and reward, thus normalising and institutionalising the practices of Racism.

Racism has never emerged from the grass roots.

Trump, and others like him who represent Power (and who is himself a traumatised child-adult) say things in public that encourages ordinary folk who are racists by social conditioning and learning (and who are powerless by comparison, and who feel that disempowerment and are frustrated by it) to 'come out', and they do, so that they too can feel powerful, superior... and can assuage the pain of their own powerlessness.

The majority of grass roots 'racists' are groomed into that way of thinking and feeling, precisely because they can be triggered to assault other grass roots people.

50 years ago, this week the US Government passed laws banning seregation.
However, they did not teach honest histories in school to show the people how the colonial british invented Race, using the Bible, the pulpit, pamhplets, broadsheets and then Institutionalised Racism as a means to ensure the working poor, the slaves and the native peoples would not rise to defeat their oppressors but would fight with each other for their place in the hierarchy...

Laws are never enough, they can easily be broken, therefore honesty in education is critical for prevention.

Hence, until parents demand honesty in education, Racist views will perpetuate to be used by power to divide the people

Australian Aboriginals legally described as Fauna until 1967 - do you understand what that actually means?

The Ruling class defining for everyone the status of the people who are the ancient inhabitants of Australia....

"Animals!"

"Cave Men", "Ug Ug".

These are terms I hear from 'well educated' people all the time....

They have been educated to describe ancient egalitarian peoples in that way as part of a trajectory of progress and evolution that leads to the current dominant culture of industrialised militarised power and technology as being the apex of evolutionary progress. with a bright future in the stars....

No. That is a lie.

I am a biological orgnaism, and I am ancient design: to be co-operative, happy, loving, empathic, robustly healthy as part of a social community that is fully part of the habitat..

There is no need for further 'evolution' or progress in this regard..

Does an Elephant herd need to 'evolve' further, to progress to become better Elephants?

Do Trees and Fungi need to 'improve' themselves?

No.

Evolution has nothing to do with 'progress' - evolution is about responding to a dynamic environment....

Industrial Culture is a disease state, a rape of life itself.

Which is why fighting for survival does not work, even though resistance is a natural response, it cannot win. The struggle for survival is not a biological reality, it is a social construct of all hierarchically violent cultures.

The Industrial Rapist will not stop, and it is only the Citizens of the Industrial Culture who could stop that culture from the act of raping the Earth's habitats - if we understood, if we have the courage, solidarity and empathy to live that understanding.

This is why I write.

Who will stop Bolsanaro and the Evangelical Movement tied into the Oligarchy?

Who will stop British Weapons makers from supplying Saudi War planes so that they can continue to bomb Yemeni civilians?

Who will stop the British and American States from funding violent militia?

Who will stop Boris Johnson spending £100 million of Tax payers funds on a marketing campaign - grooming that part of the electorate that are susceptible to being groomed via their vulnerabilities, triggering that part that can be enraged, just to divide and conquer?

Who?

The Healers.

Courage rather than fear.

Knowledge rather than belief.

Recovery rather than progress.

This is hard work, it is terrifying work, and yet what alternative is there?

For me, none.

For many others a whole host of reasons determine whether we act or not.


Kindest regards

Corneilius

"Do what you love, it's Your Gift to Universe"

Thank you for reading this blog. All we need to do is be really honest, responsive to the evidence we find,and ready to reassess when new evidence emerges. The rest is easy.