Thursday, 4 May 2017

Trump-Kim mtg: Dr Strangeglove....how I learnt.....to love the BOMB...


The events of the past year or so have been breathtaking as we all hurtled through a highly surreal cocktail of accelerating climate change and global warming, mounting debt, terror, AI, rise of Trump, brexit....though the different elements of this heady brew have been building up over the past few decades....the climax of this ianthropogenic drama on a global stage is approaching fast ....

Few scenes of this episode have been so symbolic of the crazy times we live...recently Donald Trump completed his 100 days...which culminated with a day of sheer comic interviews which trump gave...which were bizarre.... Suddenly out of the blue he waxed eloquent on Kim and said he would be honoured to meet him ....this conjured up the scene of a Trump Kim meeting...reminded me of Kubrick's classic Dr Strangeglove: how I learnt to stop worrying and love the bomb....perhaps the greatest movie of last century...things cannot get zanier...

This frequent bipolar mood shifts of the supreme commander in chief of American forces...the super brat who tweets at 3 am in the morning...maybe is mirroring the present bipolar nature of humanity, the Americans, climate......there have been insinuations that perhaps trump is high on cocaine at 3 am....since no so called sane person can stay awake till 3 am...and keep on tweeting stream of consciousness style....maybe we cannot blame him....for having to resort to coke....at least he not into alcohol...which is such scourge of humanity like hard drugs.....cocaine is a high society safety valve which helps them cope with reality.....

During the 60s bored housewives in uk were resorting to mother's little helper immortalised by the Rolling Stones....to escape out of their boring lives...basically by popping yellow amphetamine pills...most of humanity is looking for escape routes for coping with life....be it cinema, alcohol, accumulating money, binge eating, drugs.....Clinton claimed he had not inhaled marijuana...Obama was open about his grass days...now US has a president who does not drink...but at the age of 70 is so full of energy...that too at 3 am....

Coming back to that scene to come when Trump meets Kim....like two trigger happy Cowboys meeting...atta boy...two of them with fingers on the dreaded nuclear button...then we have Putin with his nuke button...then Iran getting closer to nukes...Pakistan with over 100 nuke missiles...terrorists almost armed with dirty bombs...presaged by TV serials like Jack Bauer's 24....so what are we talking off...in a world with nukes having proliferated to such a level...a Trump Kim meeting is no great deal...at least it will be held in the splendour of Mar-a-lago gilded drawing room with ivanka and jarred in tow...

It really does not matter I guess what trump says whether it's u turns like breaking up big banks while dismantling the Dodd-Frank regulations....or gyrating around healthcare...or climate change as a Chinese hoax....he has every right to speak out mind...since in the first place why are we in this predicament today....isn't it after eight years of the most suave president USA ever had? ....and Clinton and the Bushes before Obama....with all his finesse Obama could not get most of his acts passed by the congress...hence he ruled by executive orders...only this time it's a bit different ....trump has to contend with the courts and judges who are forever placing obstacles to his executive orders...but now trump probably knows that eventually he can take these cases to the Supreme Court where he has a conservative majority...

Will be a new style of ruling through the court orders....its indeed a bipolar or multi polar schizoid world where we are governing through court decrees...maybe another face of fascism...maybe democracy and fascism are the obverse sides of the same coin...look at Philippines with Duterte ....person who is ruling through bayonets in the name of eliminating drug menace...but ask a lot of filipinos who swear by Duterte ...with an 80% popularity rating....

While in India Modi has emerged like a messiah to take India to its rightful place among nations....yet the MSM media and the English speaking elite who held sway since india's independence....do not waste a moment in tearing down Modi at every turn...the most glaring was the recent elections in UP the most populous state in India...where all the polls and columns forecasted a mixed outcome with no party gaining majority...but Modi proved everyone hugely wrong by winning by a landslide...in a way when Modi won the general elections in 2014.. no one really gave him a chance....that is how off the pulse of the ppl the media was....

It's indeed a strange strange world which is bipolar at several levels...the days of the 60s of love and flower power have morphed during the past 50 years or so into a hate festival...hate seems to be a strong motif everywhere...one common theme seems to be resources becoming scarce. The different strands of the new normal are: increasing inequalities, too many ppl, hyper competition, climate becoming harsher with famines, warming, flooding, pollution...., terror, violence, guns, drugs, promiscuity...... On the flip side AI and robotics are engulfing all walks of life...humans who control tech are the new ruling class.... only survivors of the coming climate armageddon.  .....

Sunday, 30 April 2017

In fake times.....

Our fake times.....

26th Feb '17

On my ninth trip to modern Rome. Crazier and zanier. Time running out. We are indeed in the thick of fake times. People are hurling accusations about fake news. But we are all members of a fake society, which is part of larger fake reality. We have all surrendered to the fake Surreal indeed. No one has the courage to put an end to the spiralling insanity which is running out of control. I am taking refuge in the music of Atoms for Peace and Radiohead which seem to be only truth if ever there is one. Wish there was some herbs to ease the pain of existence. Yes human existence in the 2010s is at the closest to the EDGE....

We are in a hyper loop of alternate reality wedged between too many universes each trying to take the centre stage edging out the others. Too many planes of truth / untruth, reality/ unreality/ surreality mingling, intermingling...difficult to unravel the multitudinous strands... in order to reach.....

No one is interested in addressing the root causes of our existential, geophysical, metaphysical, psychological predicaments...all paying lip service while carefully safeguarding their hidden agendas...glossing over the truth...which is so relative...which serves their narrow selfish motives...

The recents weeks have witnessed a spike in extreme weather events across the globe. Australia is in the throes of an unprecedented heat wave. Sydney hitting 47 c for a few days. India too had an early heat wave unusual for this time of the year.  Delhi min temp 5 c above normal. Chicago has had the mildest winter in ages. Had not snowed much. Mid and northeast USA experienced 65-70 f recently which is most unusual for Feb. I am sure similar anomalies must be plaguing other parts of the world as well. We are too attuned to the new climate norms ...fake climate...to be perturbed by these aberrations which insidiously have crept under our skin and do not bother us much. As I keep harping like the proverbial frogs in boiling water... There are several among us diehard sceptics who still pout that climate change is fake.....

Strange but true...Trump wants to stop migrants from seven radical Islam terror breeding ground nations.... but ppl are protesting their guts out against this ban... agree it was a botched up implementation as it prevented green cards and other similar ppl from entering... but basically how can ppl welcome refugees from these failed countries without extreme vetting, etc ...western nations are indeed under seize from Islam... recently in London near Downing Street there were thousands of Muslims screaming allahu Akbar...and the other day in Times Square NYC thousands of Muslims protesting... indeed this is the new norm... the fake new world..where the unthinkable is the new norm...are these the rumblings of the Nostradamus crusades of the third millennium...indeed too much of surreal  fakeness to accept...the scary future where in few decades countries like Belgium, France and Germany may have Muslim majority population as they are multiplying faster than others....as it is globally resources are depleting rapidly and insufficient to meet gargantuan needs of US influenced consumerism of the 7 bn+ popn....last thing we need is population explosion and that too which spews terror and hatred...

Extreme poverty and violence are spawning waves of migrants from Africa and terror infested Middle East....this is upsetting the delicate global balance .... France is in ruins ...Paris one of the greatest cities is close to anarchy... migrants have virtually invaded the city...many of the fashionable boulevards are filled with unkempt migrants along with their belongings...with frequent skirmishes between them.. Germany too has let in thousands of migrants maybe as an atonement for the holocaust .... there was a news item recently that several churches had been desecrated...Sweden and other countries which have been kind to migrants are also facing similar problems..Australia also has started barring migrants from entering..USA has over 11 mn illegal immigrants...whom Trump wants to deport... But again these poor 11mn immigrants are not the radical Islam types......like in Europe...so far society was divided on these issues...but of late patience of ppl is wearing out and populist govts are being voted to power who want to stop illegal migrants from entering...
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13th April '17

Fake wars are being pursued to enrich the pockets of the capitalistic military industrial complex...trump bent on flexing his ageing muscles and the might of United States...dropped the most powerful ever non nuclear bomb in Afghanistan yesterday...week or ago 59 dreaded tomahawk missiles hit Syria...in an attempt to exterminate the ISIS..but it seems 24 hours later that Isis facility was up and running...really don't know whose war is it...trump sprang this missile surprise maybe to impress Xi of China whom he was meeting for dinner at his extravagant palace in Florida...or may be to divert the attention of the MSM which was then gunning after his Russia connections...now trumpie is threatening to take out the nuclear arsenal of North Korea's Kim....and Kim in turn threatening to retaliate with nukes on American soil...indeed this is the craziest of fake times...where nothing seems real..anymore...a surreal unreal fake nightmarish dream....

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