12 hrs ·
So, yesterday, our overlords terrorized Hawaii, telling them that the fear they felt needed to be directed into fearing North Korea, now having peace talks with South Korea.
How obvious do they have to be before people reject their nasty, war mongering ways?
My friend Stan lives in Russia, where the US and NATO have lined up tanks, soldiers and missiles on the border, a clear and present threat and danger to him, but his feelings are never presented on imperial media.
”Hawaii got a small taste of what the entire world feels every day knowing the loose cannons in DC are just as likely as not, going to blow them up at any moment for reasons real or imagined, no one seems to understand. Every person felt that daily in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yugoslavia and many other places that used to exist.
Heck, I have 3000 tanks and long-range artillery pointed at me well within range just 70 miles away poised to attack at any second. No one in the US has to think of that as a daily concern. Gabbard is another neoliberal war monger who some think should be president. That is insane, she is not as bad as Clinton but bad enough to ever be acceptable as president. If the US had to fear daily threats of attack, it might cause a few people to wake up and realize it is not a rational policy to be destabilizing and threatening any country with a different opinion.
Instead of waking up, this “accident” will play into the hands of the neo-cons and neo-liberal war mongers who will push for war…now, just as talks between the two halves of Korea are talking. The neo-cons hate when countries talk, they want war because that is their only solution to any differences or concerns. Their power over the world evaporates if peace breaks out. Cons of either sect, only have power when there is conflict.”
~ Stan Jacox
Cuerpos Unidos was everything we envisioned it to be. Powerful. Vulnerable. Emotional.
A performance and social practice event part of this year’s Pacific Standard Time Festival: Live Art LA/LA in honor of Laura Aguilar and with the incredible support from REDCAT – Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater and in collaboration with VincentPrice ArtMuseum.
Here are just a few stills from the event. Documentation by Zuty Lorz and Kate Alexandrite. Link to more images in comments with more images + video documentation to come! Featuring Edgar Fabián Frías Cindy Vallejo Aisec Domingo Lunez Irina Contreras Freddy Villalobos
#pstlala #cuerposunidos #lauraaguilar #edgarfabianfrias #cesiadominguez #irinacontreras #cindyvallejo #freddyvillalobos #estephaniagonzalez #losangeles #elac #eastlosangeles #photography #performance #socialpractice #vpam #calartsredcat #redcat #vincentpriceartmuseum @ Vincent Price Art Museum
13 hrs ·
I think we are in collective shock/denial/PTSD about the radical truth of our power to obliterate most of human life on this planet in a matter of hours.
2 generations is not enough time to metabolise this human reaching for power we had no business trafficking in.
What it does most insidiously is depress a normal human desire to defer gratification and plant seeds for later generations to harvest.
It destroys our sense of continuum with the future.
Then the last generation has to take on catastrophic climate chaos as well, is it any wonder teenagers are trying to get high off drinking detergent, they are so desperate to change channel from this under-acknowledged pain, which makes a joke of evolution itself?
Medicines were put here in the natural world to make life better, opium for the agony of dying just as one example.
Use of drugs is a pained cry for help our societies are too addled with selfishness and consumerism to hear.
Addicts are shunted to the kerb, branded losers, and judged as less-than by people who happily imbibe the state-sanctioned drugs such as coffee, booze and cigs.
Much virtue signaling ensues.
Every addict dying under a bridge from an overdose could be someone you know’s family member.
But it’s easier to point the finger at them, shunning them as social lepers and thus feeling better-than.
We handwave about the spread of mental disease and its terrible fruits, but when we define happiness as something to buy, then we help condemn people to feel terrible when their dreams of success crash and burn.
Capitalism in its present predatory, cowboy-crony form leaves a lot of waste in its trail.
Much of that waste is human.
When people are on your case, or running you down, it’s easy to believe that’s how most everyone sees you…
In reality most of the people in your life want you in theirs. The enemy wants you to feel alone and unloved, but you’re loved more than you know. Reach out and you’ll see. Grab lunch or coffee with a friend and remind yourself why you began that relationship in the first place. Or feel free to call me. Because if you’re reading this it means I care enough about you to want you in my life.
If the words “drama” and “gossip” are major concerns of yours, you are likely the cause of it. Normal human beings are too busy simply living their own lives to be focused on yours, and healthy adults don’t feel the need to share every problem with the world (especially relationship problems) on social media — they work them out or they deal with them. Who you are and who you surround yourself with creates the atmosphere of your life.
Thank you @hey_pook for capturing this moment in my performance Nacimos en Jaulas. Abrimos las Alas y Volamos, 2018. Part of Cuerpos Unidos at @vpam_arts with support from @calartsredcat and a part of this year’s @pstinla Festival: Live Art LA/LA. .
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Yesterday was a portal. Sublime and incredibly powerful cycles of energy, time, connections, love and magic. Love you so much Los Angeles. More documentation of Cuerpos Unidos coming soon!
#repost from @goldendomeschool @hexcrc @thecurrentseala @turiurista
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∞ It is both my perspective and experience that we are immersed in a stratified unity of many orders of intelligence. Their nature and accessibility explosively surpass anything we have dreamed of as possibly existing in heaven, the sky, or elsewhere. In fact, the piercing irony is that our species, which is to say our kind of animal, is a direct expression of these intelligences. More, still… it is their »summation vehicle; a creature who, participating in »all of these strata, becomes something like a superposition. Yet this glorious possibility is everywhere co-opted, counterfeited, and sold back to us as models of reality and ideas that furiously deny both our understanding and access to the birthrights of our human incarnation.
A living world is the most astonishing ‘thing’ in all of timespace. Its natures are anciently, provocatively intelligent, and its organs… the living places and organisms… are the standing wave-body of relational intimacies whose age and sophistication are unimaginable. Yet our minds are made of the direct expression of these delicately profound histories and relationships. They have a story we have never been bold or perceptive enough to discover, and that ‘story of stories’ is the basis of every replacement-fiction we have become addicted to.
It is as if a living world is a crystalization of all of the possible modes and forms of intelligence »in all of time, happening ‘all at once’ in endless specific temporalities (speeds), bodies (local constellations of organisms and relationships) and… this activity emerges in our experience as »the possibility of minds such as ours. Our minds are born to ‘travel’ in a dimension we have overlooked: that of living intelligences. This ‘dimension’ leads to every place in time and being, it is intimately linked to every moment of every mind in all of time… and this is the gift of the world we actually inhabit, however crude or confused our understanding of this.
It is for this reason I say that although we are born and may acquire the minimal appearances of humanness … we are born as potential; incomplete. To become human we must discover our true nature, and this nature defies nearly all of our language, concepts and culture… explicitly, explosively, and continuously. We speak of progress or intelligence while producing the opposites; we hear of enlightenment or liberty… most often in the cages of ideas that, should we acquire them… will simply deprive us of these virtues. To become human we must discover, together, the actual nature of our living world and the histories and relationships that, from that world, gave birth to our minds.
We are pregnant with modes of intelligence we have never imagined. And all that we sought in heaven or ‘the future’ or space… is explicitly and passionately exceeded by that which, as a species, we ignore: the living libraries of our world, and the organisms and relationships that comprise them. These are, it turns out, extensions of our own bodies… and our minds are the summation vessels of their anciently conserved promise… and prodigy.
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I got my first job at 13-years-old so this year’s birthday will mark 20 YEARS I’ve been working in one capacity or another.
Encouraged by my mother, having a job at a young age gave me a strong work ethic and I still love making money – not in a horrible capitalist kind of way, money isn’t everything, but it is one hell of an enabler.
Having a job at 13 taught me what real roll-up-your-sleeves hard work is and how to value my worth.
Every teenager should experience real world work as it prepares you up for the harsh realities of real life and how to survive.
4 Startups I’m Working With This Month:
1. UK Startup Staylists Partners With Mail Travel To Launch Mail Breaks.
2. UK Lifestyle App Zaboo Gets To Number 1 In The App Store, Beating Tinder, Bumble And Snapchat.
3. Global Nomadic Launches 2018 Scholarship Fund With UK and US Universities.
4. FJF Jewellery Launches To Provide A New Kind Of Jewellery Experience.
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