Gewindeberg Wraps Up Reparation Symposium
On the West African island of Fernando Boop, this Sunday the Internationalist Symposium on Post-War Reparation wrapped up with a steep diagnosis using a term the American dissident Chomsky once in the early days of the war cherry-picked from a ĄProject New American Century" arms market investor mood massaging bulletin: In a keynote speech on the status of the mission - forcing the imperialist and fascist powers stuck on their historical aberration of electronic spying into unconditional surrender, the renowned Abolitionist health teacher J. Gewindeberg said the military expansionism of the Obama regime had brought "the Great Art of Taking" to a culmination. First he had taken Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Ukraine and the like, then he had taken his political-military fiasco in the battle for Damascus and beyond, and now he is taking gaffes to a new dimension.
The professor quoted an example: After Obama, probably influenced by his blood-pressure-obsessed wife, had seen an Al Baghdadi sermon in the cinema room he had installed at the White House, he came out in an angry mood. At her breast he finally admitted that it was about the preacher praying, for the first time, for "a great victory" and, again and again, for lasting peace. She then, without much reflection, gave him the advice to retaliate by speaking of "a lasting defeat." All the imperialist generals perfectly understood this, because what they had come to get to know as defeats whatever linguistic uncertainty might be in between certainly had not been lasting.
But when the Islamic caliph heard it he laughed and joked with his advisers that the president could have asked for "a great defeat and a lasting peace" and settled with much much less. He was surprised to learn from his rumour mill patron that there was Watergate-level rumour insisting that the phrase had actually been coined by the First Lady. When the militia's investigators performed a full field survey, they found so-called psycho war operative Shrof Becket, a thug in a whistleblower's skin, who interpreted the risk of American warfare going from clean to dirty because it is abroad and not at home as an offensive threat and not a remarkable symptom signifying strength of the American war effort and not its weakness. Amak news channel had an in-depth report on the illogical twist.
The Great Art of Taking has arrived at the strategy of defeat, Gewindeberg concluded his regular war development analysis, sidelined by a cheering audience. Nothing shows this clearer than that the resources raised for an assault on Syria are now being diverted to other fronts, where American puppets are crumbling in the never-ending imperialist war. He cited an Australian woman doctor with huge achievements in improving treatment of the Reagonomics Cramp, who had come out with a series of research papers on the human cost of dirty warfare. According to Gewindeberg, these human cost are mostly billed to people who do not choose, or choose not to bear the human cost of other questionable industrial methods, and especially do not choose dirty warfare - but dirty warfare chooses them, making it a distant detail that other dirty industries currently produce higher human cost than their little compulsive classmate. This also means that getting rid of dirty warfare by substituting it with some other dirty technology does not work.
Gewindeberg said optimism to be drawn from a strategic formula must necessarily remain abstract, and for a more concrete idea of how far contemporaries still were away from a light at the end of the tunnel there was the Satellite Dish Dilemma. The satellite dish dilemma is a legal situation that occurs in the context of electronic spying. Though plasma screens are a technology completely different from the earlier cathode ray tubes, the nostalgic glass bulbs were only understood correctly in their functioning when the drawing had both anode and cathode in the circuit. The full sketch of the plasma configuration consists of the screen and speakers on one side and market research efforts and devices on the other, putting the audience inside rather than in front of the device circuit.
This alone is not yet necessarily lethal, but once the feedback exaggerates a tightly defined tolerated level it is threatening to fry the perception of the unknowing or inexperienced victim, and there is the risk of combination with a palliative affinity. When electronic television programming by means of electronic spying draws from what selected members of the audience might be talking in front of their screens, it turns from popcorn into poison. If you let your or your offspring's mind drift with it, then you risk unknowingly giving pills to monkeys or hand grenades to children. The danger jumps from distant to imminent when instead of the CRT there is an LCD, and instead of market research there is politically motivated spying. One way or another, alienation between material and form in everyday life is being transformed into alienation between body and soul.
The result is first responders ending up with an increased number of serious health incidents resulting out of the setup, though as with hurricanes in the climate crisis it cannot be clearly proven which ones of it are. Low level cops who understand the grave mistakes of their higher level colleagues are campaigning for lawmaking to ban satellite dishes, because they want someone who does not have the head inside to warn against throwing out the baby with the bathwater. Gewindeberg added that the Satellite Dish Dilemma was an illustration of the inevitability of future generations seeing electronic spying on the same level as burning on the stake, lynch-mob, detention facilities and genocide.
But the whole of the symposium was focussed on developing forgery-proof post-war visions, that is such ones that cannot or at least not easily be integrated into the war effort by the war criminals. For example, there is Winston Miller's campaign for speed limits on the internet. "It's a lesser burden than taxes on fresh air," Miller says. "And its a better starting point for an educated debate than speed limits for combustion traffic. Because if we solve the data traffic problem, then we also solve the electricity traffic problem - think about all those citizen investors lamenting speed limits for their windmills - and that of street traffic as well." A general solution would become viral and automatically replicate into the earlier grid sectors.
"How is it to be done? What we need is speed limits on off-road internet. You can have abundant internet where the road is wide, but there should be scarce internet where it is narrow. Think about bundling roads and electricity lines and data wires. When you are vacationing in the silence, you don't want your kid play the games all day anyway. There should be a regulation that radiation intensity in the air is to be limited directly proportional to other stress loads such as the fine dust from traffic. If you can go completely off-road then you also can go back to the road in case you need to use your phone. In case of an emergency, limits may still be temporarily increased. But for normalcy I want the electromagnetic silence together with the acoustic one, and if you want a wireless connection we have to agree on a general policy limiting all kinds of emissions."
"Yes, nowadays there are mobile computers and phones throwing their artillery fire of an induction effect all around nearly everywhere, but there are unresolved health issues with unclear causal links as well. For the radio network operators, our landscape is a patchwork of antenna cells and we need to educate them to treating it as a seamless topological configuration. We educated our doctors, and now anyone can child-easily imagine how in a generation pulsed radio might be regarded as likewise offensive as nicotine burning has become these days. And this time the doctors already are aware that there is a health problem without an acknowledged cause. Plus, the teething troubles in the form of exaggerated fears are already through, like the incense scare."
"Yes, it might as well be nitrogen acid emissions, which only have been officially recognised as a serious offence quite recently, triggered by the Kalbacher speech to the General Assembly, but the point is that even if you fire up your chat-storm all day shaming household names does not help to make a change. With speed limits for the wireless traffic - the slower the further off the road - there is no more incentive for nurturing a nitrogen swindle. How so? Because users intending to abuse the combination of all forms of traffic for stalking purposes would be hit and that is the only customer segment that actually wants nitrogen acid emissions, because they make their stalking so strong. Yet for normal drivers they don't have a purpose. In terms of data traffic we ought to value Nature reserves higher than cinemas."
There was a packed Abgar senior appearance on the issue of the military. Thorwald Abgar argued a comprehensive demilitarisation policy for the Crusader states with real capability to heal their military-industrial complex. In terms of aftermath patterns, wars are like reactor meltdowns. When a war is lost, the remainder of the military is a confused bunch of aggressive kids with toys that produce mayhem and not jam. This mob of racketeers must be systematically defeated to the last person as to lay a lasting foundation for peace. This can only succeed if we are already aware of evil. The peace movements need to develop one piece policies, that when the time is there without further preparation can be wrapped around any ideological remainder of the military in order to implement immediate demilitarisation.
In Abgar's eyes, the military-industrial complex can be rendered as a virtual landscape with maybe a few islands of integrity above an expected post-tribunal water level, but with absolute certainty no larger structure thereof being likely or able to withstand geopolitical justice. Yet while sea level rise cannot be stopped, at least not easily, the military-industrial complex in principle can. It is a matter of command. After a war, there must be a distinction between the handling of crimes and the handling of war crimes, because the war is itself the biggest of all crimes and that changes everything. But just like peak oil having been passed by itself did not yet imply a wind-down, at least not without the second component of freedom of collective political will, terminating the military-industrial complex requires a war crime tribunal.
To prepare for the coming world war crime tribunal, people need awareness of the kind of crime that it is to handle. Then the specific architecture and configuration of it can be determined when it is due time. Any existing justice systems are part of the problem not of the solution. This is of crucial importance, since preparing a war crime tribunal for example by preparing a site for it would be meaningless, as the war criminals in their despair would want to conquer it. Instead the peace movement needs to teach the public about the general aspects of the crime. There is no appropriate material in circulation for this purpose, and worse than that even some amount of propaganda needs to be brushed aside to offer a clear view.
The democratic public we are going to teach, Abgar said, is like a farm of animals. It only can be termed clean of GMO after a certain cleansing time has passed since the change of stash and the last toxic feed. And even that distance in time is only valid when there is no forward speculation leaning upon it. The animal deliberately poisoned to the limit of the regulation is not clean, because it could only be so if the farmer's intent had been. Besides that, our public is not made of cattle but of humans consisting of a lot more than only their animal instincts. But to neutralise the malignant propaganda proliferated by the war criminals, we first need a focus on that aspect.
According to Abgar, the most successful way to describe a crime is to describe its effects upon children. This is so because war crimes, other than individual crimes, are an abuse against a whole population, and in cosmic terms the human species is not recognised as an adult. Hence crimes against humanity are crimes against a child of a species. Bureaucratic penetration of humanity from the outside view is equal to child abuse. And also according to Abgar, the defining element in child abuse, be it socialised or sexualised, is the dialogue kettle.
As the abuser and the child are in a situation, the former splits itself into one side that is strong but ignores its own will, and another that is devoted to its own will but pathetically weak. The abuser then speculates that the child may be too surprised to let its soul jump out of the kettle projected by that script, once it finds both direct protest and direct resistance are positions already filled in undesirable ways by the abuser or attacker itself. It may take a look from a distance to recognise that this configuration of asymmetric encounter is an expression of the abuser hating itself, even then when it hates itself. Evidence flowers up again and again that the war criminal abusing humanity - be it with targeted detentions, electronic surveillance, or bloody massacres - always is its own worst enemy.
Abgar cited the example of the President of Namibia, who awarded himself a golden loyalty award for awarding golden loyalty awards, and seriously expected to be taken serious with it. The world was laughing at Namibia and its national vanity, but the Namibian people were not because they wanted to walk the streets without gunfire and there were no checks against the loyalists exchanging their flags against guns. The situation reached a boiling point when President Hollweg abused a funeral appearance at the family of a prominent lawmaker for an indecent mockery of an imagined street opposition speaker full of hatred railing against a larger-than-life hallucination of himself.
Many in Namibia argue Hollweg is crazy, saying when he ignores a street protest in one city, to show it around he would make a public appearance at some small business in another city which happens to be in a street named after the ignored city, and not tell the clueless owner of it. Whatever the diagnosis, the man is a fanatic adorer of military antics, and has visibly increased the amount of soldier parades and recruiting events. A formal opposition statement on the incident had scarcely remarked that if the shoes thrown at him did not fit he would not try them on. A comedian produced video footage mocking Hollweg with a song on the refrain of "not everything he picks for is a cherry."
Abgar said the nation was a key example for demilitarisation, with a president that needs to have its military taken away from him like a nasty kid the toys it is employing to terrorise the whole playground. While Windhoek is not really much of a global player, it is a perfect exercise piece as a model case on which everyone can practise for the coming world war tribunal. The need for an uphill-capable effort to enforce a full stop and unconditional surrender upon the military-industrial complex dictates the necessity to prepare the global public for it in ways that can neither be rolled back nor undermined. He closed with the credo, Abolition is not to be negotiated or anticipated but to be prepared and accomplished.
VCVG held a closed seminar on the Lutheran Conundrum. It began in a tense atmosphere and ended with some amount of easiness. It went on all day and left many tired, but Grimmelshausen was available for an interview after closure. He said it would be short, but then he took more time than scheduled to repeat the lesson. Here's the wording. "You talked about the Lutheran Conundrum. What is that, something Christian?" - "In principle yes. But first of all it is something enigmatic. The content is Christian, although you can also have it with secular content, just like the Crusader Effect."
"Who was Luther? A Crusader?" - "The Crusades had turned out an historical failure of grotesque dimension. They took the defence of Byzantium as a pretext for their pillage of the tribal heritage of Europe, and failed with the end but succeeded with the means. The same for Andalusia. The Crusader legions ruined Europe for no gain. The Crusades ruined Europe for no gain. It can be read from the tree records for another millennium. As they were failing in the Balkans, central Europe assassinated its Revolutionaries, and Luther is from a generation of clerics who grew up on that background. Martin Luther was a clerical translator enabling everyone to bypass the clerical monopoly on scripture."
"And what is his conundrum?"- "Luther was followed by a century of wars. They began as peasant rebellions against their clerical landlords and turned into armed conflicts between territorial rulers. They were followed by peace treaties putting Luther and the Catholic pope on an equal footing, and more uprisings and religious wars, both brokered not by insurgents but by commercial interests. That dragged on until there was a generation which knew nothing but war and had no restoration memory of the hitherto monopoly. Early in the development, Luther got half of the territorial rulers on his side. They are still there, although the two-church-system now only is a local exception in Luther's then area of activity, respectively the legacy territories of the former Holy Roman Empire."
"So the conundrum is how to end these wars?" - "That is coming closer to it. Luther is the cleric who was at the side of Europe when the Crusades collapsed into religious war inside Christianity. Hence the worst Crusaders are the Lutheran ones, and since the worst Crusade - maybe with the exception of the Children's Crusade - was the Northern one, where the military was empowered against the population it was recruiting from, its legacy is the worst element on his side. Besides the fact that he had caricatures of the Catholic pope that make the caricature jihad look bland and stories about Jewish rabbis making later protocols appear boring."
"So Luther is kind of a tip of an iceberg?" - "Exactly. There were many all-round narrators, but this one succeeded as a translator because the technology happened to be there. Luther was familiar with all the other bureaucrats, and there were no more dissidents left whom someone in his position could rail against. A cleric in the Crusades was a paid propagandist, and Luther was the first one who enabled the audience to check the sources for themselves. That moved the goalposts. But he was not a Founding Father. If these days the Catholic church is a nightclub at day, the Lutheran church is a kindergarten for adults. The Catholic church may be stuck on its own stupidity, but the Lutheran one is an available tool of splinter sects which don't play by the rules."
"Are you saying the Lutheran Conundrum is something of the kind of an Unfinished Symphony?" - "That is a great picture. Unlike Jesus, the role of Luther does not have a beginning and an end, it is incomplete and leaves behind paperwork attachments to doors. The issue is not about celibacy, because married preachers anyway only can stay together sustainably when they gravitate around an unmarried guru, an insight others had before and after him. The issue is about Luther having placed his kindergarten at the feet of the Catholic pope. If the papacy is weak, as after Ratzinger, the kindergarten remains vulnerable to any political abuse. Either side has no reliable safeguards against, say, the cross becoming a registered trademark."
"That is something you would define as blasphemy?" - "That is something that makes people ask questions which by the book can be directly forwarded to child Jesus. Before we get into theology ask him." - "What do you think would be his answer?" - "What we know is that Mohammed would recommend rather smash it than have it commercialised. What we also know is that Jesus would say to Mohammed, please don't take it that far. Mohammed might then reply, it is not me who is taking it that far, it is the market. Jesus could then reply, so lets go there and ask the market not to take it that far. Mohammed might follow up, if you say so I may take you there with me. As Jesus always wants to have the last word, and to the dismay of the pharisees was a great humorist, this makes him reply only if we bail out Chelsea Manning first. So, if you ask me what I think, unless the two were to disagree over blasphemy it is that it is not entirely excluded that you might find an answer there."
"Are you a preacher that your rhetoric evades my catch like a snake?" - "I may in some aspects behave like a preacher, but I am not a preacher. I got to carry a fight I did not pick to a good end, and have taken a life vow not to represent anyone else than myself until that is so. And I have constantly believed to be more than halfway through and that fight now is over more than half of my life. I am used to evade the catch of evil like a good snake, otherwise I would not be there any more. But community preaching is not my business. When the fight is won I want all directions to stand open to me. My personal experience is, and that includes Luther, that people who picked their fight are of another spirit."
"You are not a Lutheran." - "As little as a Jesuit. I am beyond the stage of organised religion. Better leave your bag on a refill than your family to the churches. I feel closer to God under a tree than in a church. If you want to understand the Peasant Wars of Europe, check the assassinated mystics in their harbinger, the later Luther is a mere symptom of a political-economical development that made him more than he made it. But in identity politics, Luther is akin to the solid castle from God in one of the heritage songs sung in his churches. Be aware, malignant splinter sects are a conspiracy theory only where car combs are a conspiracy theory. Let's forward this to the Ministry for the Patronising of Churches which are like Hawaii before Pearl Harbour before something goes off."
"That makes me think of a solution to the conundrum." - "This is not a question." - "Do you have one?" - "As a conclusion for tonight?" - "Do you?" - "Actually I was looking for a solution to the Satellite Dish Dilemma before I was asked to dine with Luther." - "And, do you?" - "We know for certain that the Lutheran church has not. It is entirely absorbed by the problem. And it seems that if not the two problems, then the two solutions are one. Lutherans may be interested to raise the spirit of their Sunday sermons above that of soap operas." - "And they can look up the dilemma in the event documentation. It helps understand why some people would like to throw their devices out of the window." - "Hahaha. If you want to make your own steps, tread upon where the parishes are looking not where VCVG is looking. Thanks."
Ras Ramsay did not make a formal appearance, but I found him in the centre of the Cannabis Lounge. All kinds of people were asking all kinds of questions they could not answer by themselves. The writer could merely keep up with a few of them. "Is there any woman who understands the president?" - "If so, your mother would like neither." Someone else picked up the thread: "Can you tell her name?" - "Homer wrote during the years he spent on Hindukush Mountain that in the beginning of things there was the tree of life. That girl could be anyone. Would you recognise your subtenant so many years later on a book fair?" - "Has anyone got any more questions that would result in crazy answers when asked to the internet?"
There were. A tribal garb grandfather asked: "Don't those renegade death squads which you recommend as an asymmetric remedy against imperialism have a serious mental problem that has to be clinically treated?" - "In nuclear war, only cockroaches survive neutron bombs. Does that need to make us obsessed about insects? It should make us obsessed about nuclear war. Only renegade death squads survive death squads. Oh yes, you can face off imperialism for a while, and you can groom a double of yourself to follow up, and maybe even a second and a third time, like a dynasty, but what then? You did it for the noble cause of keeping the next generation all paths open. But now these problems have accelerated so much that we need a complete solution within this generation."
"For professional reasons, let's substitute mental with organ. These people you have been spraying with rhetorical disinfectant are behaving like cancer patients who know that their days are numbered but still intend to give their tribute to the law of cause and consequence. The - if you like: mental - cancer in Riyadh is a mad mirror of Christian developments, like the Crusader empire was a mad mirror of the Islamic unification a millennium earlier. With Christianity after Luther getting ripe of roll-up bigots like a herd of boars in a shooting range, Islam in the form of Abdul bin Wahhab obtained its own variety of a badly mutilated secession consensus. You might want to study the history of the Muenster siege in the Peasant War for the prototype. It is what happens when the price of independence is driven up for petty motives. Some say the peace treaty later built upon that prototype lasted until the Tehran embassy siege."
"One more from me. Why did these Israeli soldiers take this young Palestinian girl's bike?" - "Their fathers did it in their families over banalities, and their grandfathers did it maybe in the Warsaw ghetto when the child was crying while the neighbours were assassinated. And the grandfathers did not get asked and tell the fathers, and the sons do not know the meaning of the bad behaviour they are imitating, but are encouraged by a bigot-ruled culture of colonialism without the identity of colonialism to feel like good grandsons of their grandfathers when they perform like blind cattle. The misery and trauma of war is proliferating along the generations and nobody draws a red thread and a red line." - "That does not suffice me."
"Stalin made a diplomatic mistake. With post-war agreements for Europe pending ratification under Truman, Russia ought to have agreed upon the proclamation of the state of Israel by the United Nations only on the condition of their implementation. But it lifted those sanctions upon its ailing, ailing and defiant allies of Tehran, Yalta and Potsdam a bit too quickly, and the response at Berlin was too little too late. Israel should have been given a right to exist without American occupation in Europe, also because then it would not be drawing American occupation into the Indian ocean." - "That still does not suffice me." - "The occupier did the damage as a pretext for you to ask a question demanding a triple answer based upon genealogy, history and faith."
"What is a puppet state?" - "You might not be satisfied by the answer. In response to military occupation, there are three options - the insurgency, the vassal state and the puppet state. The vassal state is a subordinate branch to the occupier state, like a provincial police department. The puppet state is a vassal state that pretends to itself and to you that it was independent, which makes it even worse than the vassal state. For example, if an occupier were to target you, the vassal state would not be warning you because it is an accomplice. Yet in the same case, the puppet state would not be warning you because it was to target you for its own interests. It might even drive up the rumour level to the point where no one else could be warning you."
"And the first choice is the insurgency flowing into an independent state?" - "In a world of dependent states, an independent state could keep the next generation all paths open." - "But the form of the insurgency, the militia, is not the prototype of life after war." - "How could it be? If that was possible this war would already be over. But this is a war which has all earlier peace agreements shattered, not even family is respected as a moral boundary by its parties - let off whatever way of life you might like to draw up. A militia that could win it does have to be as much of a dead end as this war itself. A militia speculating on a post-war role would be as evil as any state attempting to meddle in things beyond its existence. The militia is the expression of the will to produce something temporary to defeat something boundless. The militia dies as a collective entity while the military only knows individual death."
"So how can the war come to an end?" - "As long as empire conquers empire, war is the condition of history, and the first step is to come up with something else for winning. We need something that goes away in the moment it wins, more like the fire-fighters than like the military. Soldiers are occupiers. Fire-fighters are not. The precondition for reparation to meaningfully begin is that the infliction of damage ceases. Hence the historical necessity to be fulfilled is to come up with something else than an empire for winning. Militias are answers to that. But when the oppression is so bad that it becomes difficult to organise a militia then there only are renegade death squads. This development can be compared to land animals returning into the ocean because they can take the place of extinct big fish."
"As death squads have a half-life, are they like fissile material?" - "Don't try this at home. And don't invest in it too quickly. Death squad is a career choice that does not require a lot of intelligence but provides a lot of insight. Some who dive in are not stupid enough for it and when they see us they want to switch on our side. Can we use that waste? The problem is, if we did they would be hiring just to produce more waste. The answer is, we can only use them for applications where they do not remain on our side. The breaking of empires belongs into this category. Once the last empire is broken, to end the era of violence the militia is to dissolve. It is only necessary to enable a reparation period, in which e. g. theft is returned, and its abolition is part and parcel of the reparation. If ever needed an entirely new militia can be formed. Unlike fissile material, it should be entirely gone within one generation."
"What can I do to end the war?" - "You may be able, directly or indirectly, to hold others, who would like to do me harm, in check, and in the best case keep them far away from me or even bar them from preparing themselves against me. Look, I still have all those false friends around me who haven't done me any good but have done anything to distort reality to that appearance, because they speculate to bite into my success despite I am not interested in them and do not call them friends, at least not mine. You can grab their hands, turn their elbows and step on their feet. You can use your responsibility to contribute to stop these exploiting me for no good. I can tell you, for the militias it will make a difference, if you have reasons to assume they might come after you there is an opportunity to make good for it before it comes to that. You can now forward them to my false friends. I currently abstain from making any true friends to make it easier and get out of it quicker. That's what we can do short of befriending."
"What if I need to purchase weapons for that?" - "Then increase the bill appropriately and put that extra amount aside to do something that may reach across our difference in views. Your situation resembles that of the oil sheikh buying an air plane. Account for it the way you would tax it and give that surplus to the renegade death squads. Or, get along without one. The future is going to be radically different from now. But when it comes, and the nations are going to be sorted by their guilt to be worked through in that order, where in that line would you like to be? Maybe in the very last part behind point unconditional surrender? Think of it, the victory of the militias is going to be fairly tight, and since the whole militia thing is all about oil, victory will make this one lose all its advantages. On this planet, we have a fossil militia, because a rainforest militia can no longer be directly successful after agent orange. Our predecessors feared the threat of poison gas, we found a way to work around it."
"What are you planning?" - "We need to disarm countries. Not just nuclear. There are countries from which military needs to be cleanly removed in its entirety. Not merely bases shut but the entire industrial sector shrunk. We need to create an international environment that supports disarming countries for winning the peace. Whether you like the temporary militias or not, in response to them all kinds of rogue states are trying to putsch their military into any international mix, or even into war against the very population it recruits from. Actually the militias are the response to militarism. Instead of having a chicken-egg problem, we clean out the barn. More precisely, my project maps and introduces the conglomerate of stable states that the redirected force of the two rivers is to purge out to anyone interested looking from the anti-militarist angle. For fossil militias it is going to be crucial to determine the right order of every step, as to not squander their precarious position."
"How can you be sure that such a constellation is not going to take you over the edge?" - "How can you be sure your stubbornness doesn't?" - "I have been there as long as Winston Miller. You can give the two of us the same answers. If you were to say he was there as long as me then I would be sure." - "Then you should be aware how close to what you are calling an edge everyone has been for a long time. But you asked as if you just noticed." - "That's because to be there as long as I said I had to be familiar with the bureaucrats." - "If I were over the edge then you would only have learned of me after my death. Look at history for encounters like this, which did not happen because death came in between. Now when one happens we ought to make the best of it."
"I found a news posting at the independent media of the usenet over the internet, and it says, quote, puppy doctor kills hopeful patient, unquote, by Pamla Census. Bamako, an incompletely trained medicine student is being held responsible over the death of a hopeful patient, who had been administered new medication against a malignant mosquito infection. Changed respiratory activity displayed by the organism was taken as a pretext for a hopeless larynx bite that killed the patient. Here, the report says the incompletely trained student had been stint briefed in advance over the immunity treatment, but lacked training to weigh one piece of incomplete knowledge against another, and in such a case would narrowly decide by source alone. The accused argues that he was misled in his judgement by artificial experience taken from biography fiction freely available in the market. His lawyer said, as little as science fiction is science. His client had obtained written consent by the patient's guardian, which was as little a piece of literature as a state budget is a household. Who is is the murderer?"
"Your source tells you. Provided that you complete it correctly. I tell you a parable. In the early 20th century European trench war, one day after a long stalemate, the foot soldiers are slowly beginning to advance. The onlookers in the back barely notice that something seems to be happening, and in their despair they fire off everything of the so-called artillery support they have, killing the friendly unit getting ready to make a difference. Who is guilty? Clueless soldiers? A confused sergeant? A badly organised armchair general? A scared commander-in-chief? An incompetent training architect? A spoiled military chaplain? Who has been put into which position by repeated past occurrences of the situation? And that merely was a war between national armies. Now what in an asymmetric war with militias? Did I answer your question?"
"Do you have a final word on the Martha Brunova case?" - "It is always heartbreaking to hear of a teenage girl being shot in cold blood by a heinous and irresponsible sniper. I think a lot of things can be said already before it may be confirmed which side the assassin was on. Since her body was found on the Ukrainian side, it is right that her father let her mother bury her on the separatist side. Under no circumstances something like this must become a bargaining chip in negotiations that may be dragging it on. Even if it later turns out the other way round. For now we only know that both sides have the same guns and the same bullets. If seen from her grave she was killed on enemy territory, everyone can understand that friendly fire is just as bad. This would not be the case had the dead body not crossed the border once more. Personally, I think she simply had not thought of that detail in the situation because she wanted to die only when both sides are one again."
"How can we be sure that our enemy is over the edge?" - "There are already the first echoes of these that follow me by means of their malignant spying getting swarmed by these that follow me by means of our freedom of speech. The distances between the signs of wakeup of a propaganda-intoxicated public are getting shorter. The military is over the edge, but still on the brink. Maybe it is just waiting for a formal expertise from the Islamic caliph to cave in. My order they already have. Retroactively, so to speak, decreed many years ago. What matters most is that the aggression is ceded, and directly next guarantees that it does not come back. Who are we that we were to teach democrats how to arrange guarantees within their hierarchies? We are these who require them, they are these who have to produce them. What matters is that the totalitarian societal speculation of the military-industrial complex is to be discontinued or to be aborted or to be finished. One way or another. For every one to understand. Then, life can go on."
Wednesday, Aug 3rd 2016
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