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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Nightmares of Hatred


Israeli soldier killed, Gaza truce breached

I had a dream, or, rather, a nightmare last night (honestly!)...
I dreamt that the UN army invaded both Israel and Palestine and confiscated every and all the weapons! From knives and guns to tanks and aeroplanes!
They only left them with two missiles. One for each side...
Then, the whole world stood by and watched who will draw the first blood and if the other would retaliate...

My dream had obviously been influenced by J.M. Straczynski's comic: "Rising Stars" where one of the superheroes stole all the nuclear warheads in the world leaving only one to each country...

God! I'm so fed up with all this hatred and bloodshed that I've started having nightmares!...

On the other hand, with all this
irrationality and violence among the warring parties, my dream may be a good proposal!...

Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Price of Silence


I found this while surfing Natalie Merchant's site...



A great reminder during these dark times our planet is going through...

Imagine we respected each other!...
"No reason to kill or die for... a Brotherhood of Man..."

Monday, January 5, 2009

Middle East: The Michael Moore suggestion


Here's a part from M. Moore's book: "Stupid White Men" (2001) concerning the Israel-Palestine conflict:

"My proposal is not a new idea. It involves no armies, no money, and no UN resolutions. It's dirt cheap. It has been tried many times, in many countries -AND IT HAS NEVER FAILED....
...It's called mass nonviolent civil disobedience....

1. You just lay your bodies down -often just a few thousand in the middle of the road will do- and don't move and don't fight back when they try to drag you away.

2. Call a general strike. Refuse to work for the Israelis....

...then you must lay down all arms, lay down your bodies in the middle of the road and then... just wait. Yes, the Israelis will beat many of your people... Trust me, when the pictures of your suffering at the hands of these brutes go out across the world, there will be suck an outcry that the Israeli government will be unable to continue its oppression."

Sunday, January 4, 2009

The Null Manifesto

Aberrant is a Role-Playing Game in which, after the explosion of an Earth-orbiting space station that contained radioactive chemicals, several people from all over the world started to spontaneously develop superhuman abilities...

One of them, perhaps the strongest, going by the name of Divis Mal (The Bad Angel) issued a supremacist manifesto declaring the separation (at least) of the "superhumans" from the "regular" ones...

This manifesto is known as The Null Manifesto and it lies below...

"What does that have to do with the 'Real World', with us?" You may ask...

Well, as one of the adherents of the Manifesto once said: "I am speaking of responsibility, while you -and others- remain focused on the law... If you have the power to do what you feel and believe is right and the law tells you no, what should you do?... Many choose to abrogate their responsibility by allowing others to make their decisions for them... We [the followers of the Manifesto] are united by our mutual decision to take up the burden of responsibility placed on us by our gifts, to use them as well feel is best to answer only to own our conscience in the end." (Aberrant Player's Guide, page 20)

A guide to read the Manifesto in the proper context:

Homo Sapiens Novus, Novas, The One Race: Those who live knowing that Mankind (and everything) is ONE.

Homo Sapiens Sapiens, Baselines: Those are interested only in their own little world.

Aeon: The System.

Note: The exact passage has been changed to reflect existential and not evolutionary difference...

The Null Manifesto

Homo sapiens novus, I know your worth, I sense your frustration and I have seen your destiny; hear me now...

I am Divis Mal, and I, like yourselves am a member of Homo sapiens novus; The One Race. I address the number of my brothers and sisters in life in this, a call for all members of Homo sapiens novus to reject the shackles that baseline humanity has ventured to place upon us. We have unknowingly and willingly yoked ourselves to their closed-minded, simplistic mindset and short-sighted, atavistic agendas. We have volunteered to sell ourselves short! I see inside each and every one of us the potential to change reality as we know it. Potential that is, unfortunately, being squandered on the impulses and desires of creatures with neither the right nor the virtue to edict legislation to their existential superiors. If you choose to live under the convention of Homo sapiens sapiens, you choose to waste your power and purpose on needless adherence to practices that no longer apply to you or your people. The question must be asked; why force yourself into the role of pawn when you should be the king?

The members of Homo sapiens novus (also referred to as "novas") are people separate from Homo sapiens sapiens. The very nature of Homo sapiens novus is intrinsically different from that of its baseline predecessors; this is a fact that is recognizable, and by all philosophical aspects as self-evident. And yet still, baseline routine and the self-deluding propaganda of Aeon and its whores tells us that we, who are a quantum leap up the existential chain, an incarnate god, belong in place alongside the baseline from which we evolved.

Practices and customs enacted for the good of Homo Sapiens are too easily subverted and misinterpreted to abuse the rights of novas, who are required by destiny to attain their full potential -- a goal impossible while abiding by strictures set by beings who are not one's peers and who cannot accurately judge what is "proper" or ""profitable" for anything other than their own selves. As such, the laws and governing bodies established for the purpose of governing Homo sapiens sapiens must be considered inapplicable to Homo sapiens novus. In this, it becomes impossible and absurd to require that any nova follow baseline conventions. We are not (self-centred) human, and human practices, no matter how well meaning, are incapable of being applicable to any being of a higher existential stance. Until a common governing body, composed entirely of novas qualified to hold authority, is recognized by the majority of the nova population, then it is the duty of every Homo Sapiens Novus to govern himself or herself as he or she sees fit. Just as it is preposterous to ask humans to abide by the strictures of prehistoric society, any attempt to force a nova to abide by the practices of human society must be seen as an attack on the rights of the individual nova.

Be the rare individuals that you were created to be. Realize what it is to be a member of the One Race! Explore yourselves, your beliefs, and your motivations. Learn from your past and move on, and in moving on, take your place in the world as a living conduit of will. And just as importantly, help your brothers and sisters in the One Race to do the same.

Some will vilify you for this. You will be called 'monster'. 'Aberrant'. 'Revolutionary'. Even 'inhuman', though the people who label you as such will have no idea how wrong they are. People will fear and hate you for your power, but never lose your clarity! This is who we are. There is nothing wrong with acting humane or securely we so obviously are.

To allow or encourage any nova to wallow in the base and rapine pleasures of Homo sapiens sapiens is the very definition of pointless waste of a rare and valuable resource, and is the most saddeningly flagrant waste of potential imaginable. By squandering your gifts on petty baseline desires and vices, you mire yourself deeper in baseline ideology and morality, making your personal ascension all the more difficult. As the Marvels, Monsters, and Portents of a bold new age, it is both your birthright and your destiny to forge your own path, exclusive of any crippling or archaic influence. Do whatever you must, so long as you never cease doing, exploring and discovering what it is to be a member of the One Race.

We are our own nation; to be nova is to transcend the baselines from which we evolved. We want only to live in accord with the promptings, which come from our true selves. Why is that so revolutionary? We exist beyond common comprehension, and while we have yet to define our own laws, we must have the space and freedom necessary to chart our own course. Only those novas who are too lazy or too comfortable to think for themselves, to judge and regulate their own behavior accordingly, obey baseline conventions. True members of the One Race sense their own laws within them; things are forbidden to them that a common baseline will do any day of the year, and other things are allowed to them that are generally despised. Each nova must stand on her or his own feet. I beseech all members of Homo sapiens novus to follow the path that will take them to a better understanding of what and who they are. This will require courage, but the chick that fears the outside world dies in its egg. To be born, the One Race must destroy it's egg and, in time, fly. For this we are slandered, but we cannot claim surprise. Those few powerful individuals with courage and character have always seemed sinister to the rest. Anything that threatens the calm in which the baselines live they call "revolutionary". They have become nervous because they realize that with the coming of the One Race the rules by which they have lived are no longer valid. The labels they affix to us are of no concern. We cannot and will not apologize for a difference this fundamental. We must explore what it is to be nova, not for the betterment of the baselines, but for the betterment of the novas. Perhaps there are some novas who prefer to stay with the baseline herd for the warmth it provides. I say obtain your warmth from equals. Intellectuals do not require the companionship of barbarians, and likewise, novas do not require the companionship of baselines. We are destined to make a strange and terrible journey, and this we cannot do alone. While each nova must walk his or her own path we must gather and share our knowledge and our companionship. We are at the gates of a glorious new age, and we must take the first steps towards our destiny; to do this we need to be one. Realize that it is only novas who can lead this journey. Homo sapiens sapiens had its chance -- it is now the age of the One Race.

Whosoever would be creator, must first destroy, and in the age of the One Race, a terrible angel is loosed, preparing his grand creation...





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