Economic freedom for women means sexual freedom & sexual freedom means birth control .. Abolish state power & class struggle via Responsible Freedom Database. – John Reed: Ten Days that Shook the World; Xi Jinping EoP WinWin Consciousness Path
[WiP intl law ‘right to breed/consume’ with total disregard for ecological carrying capacity limits lawfare game without Rules policies] are sawing at the branch they sit on.
“Current [drafted EoP] legislation is strong enough to tackle the [WiP corruption] problem, but it has not come into force yet.” – [EoP Amended] Vladimir Putin, Moscow Times: Russia Loses 6% of GDP to Ecological Problems – Putin.
“Taking a driving seat in international cooperation to respond to climate change, China has become an important participant, contributor, and torchbearer in the global endeavor for ecological civilization. … Any harm we inflict on nature will eventually return to haunt us… this is a reality we have to face. China must develop a new model of modernization with humans developing in harmony with nature.” – Xi Jinping, 18 Oct 2017 speech to 19th Communist Party congress; QZ: Xi Jinping to China: “Any harm we inflict on nature will eventually return to haunt us”
Osama Bin Laden was in Afghanistan 17 years before the Taliban existed .. instigated to go to Afghanistan and fight the Soviet Union and called the hero’s of independence, by the US Mr. Ronald Reagan. And all of a sudden they were changed to terrorists. Okay if he is a terrorist, how are you going to justify to kill a man without giving him a fair trial?. The US tried to kill him, without even telling us that he is a terrorist. All of these things have aggravated the situation. He was nobody and he has been made a hero now, made so famous. Six thousand children were named after him in Pakistan only, and so many restaurants, cars, shoes, jackets, all these things. This is not our creation. ….. All the problems in Afghanistan are a reflection of the world’s policies … So if you don’t like the image in the mirror, please don’t break the mirror, break your face. … All you see is the destruction of two [Buddhist] statues, which is not a serious problem for us. Our children are much more important than these statues. There are many things that you pollute. You are polluting the water in the world, and that causes drought in our countries. You are polluting the air, what about that? You are destroying those old forests, thousands of years. What about that? Why aren’t they getting so much media attention as these two destroyed Buddhist statues? – Sayed Rahmatullah Hashimi; Afghanistan Taliban Envoy; Charlie Rose: Sayed Rahmatullah Hashimi & Barnett Rubin
“The [Middle East] region always appreciates states that have a clear direction in which they want to go. Whether they like the direction or not they appreciate states that are not uncertain, but know where they want to go, have a clear and consistent goal, and are tough about it. Thats the Middle East. – Alistair Crooke; Valdai Club: Alistair Crooke: Assad Will Win in a Fair Election.
“I can see the price of war on every single one of the price tags in the bazaar. … There’s a moment where you fear in your body that any rules are better than no rules. If you have complete anarchy and no one is constrained in any way, then there’s nothing I can really do to protect myself. But if there’s a system of rules, even if I don’t like the rules, that at least I can think, how can I play by them so that I can keep myself alive.” – Aisha Ahmad; CBC Radio: Follow the money to understand why Islamist groups succeed, says Jihad & Co author
Putin: World Order: New Rules or No Rules?
Putin: Valdai: New Rules or No Rules:
Welcome to Truth or Consequences: EoP New Rules or Masonic War is Peace No Rules: Kremlin:Meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club: The World Order: New Rules or a Game Without Rules; Club Orlov: Putin to Western Elites: Play Time is Over. Valdai 22-24 October 2014: New Rules or No Rules: All speeches: Full: 02:58:34; Putin Speech: Full: 41:31; Excerpts: War & Peace: 32:03; Key Quotes: 05:39; Russia Today.
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Xi Jinping to China: “Any harm we inflict on nature will eventually return to haunt us”
“Taking a driving seat in international cooperation to respond to climate change, China has become an important participant, contributor, and torchbearer in the global endeavor for ecological civilization. … Any harm we inflict on nature will eventually return to haunt us… this is a reality we have to face. China must develop a new model of modernization with humans developing in harmony with nature.” – Xi Jinping, 18 Oct 2017 speech to 19th Communist Party congress.
In 2012, in a key party leadership speech, China vowed to work with international society to “actively respond” to climate change. Five years on, president Xi Jinping just told China that it is in the “driving seat” when it comes to preserving the planet for future generations.
Speaking at the opening session of the 19th Communist Party congress on Wednesday (Oct. 18), Xi turned early in his remarks to “ecological civilization.” He noted that China had made major efforts to reduce consumption and save resources, and that these steps were paying off domestically—and setting an example globally.
“Taking a driving seat in international cooperation to respond to climate change, China has become an important participant, contributor, and torchbearer in the global endeavor for ecological civilization,” said Xi, about 15 minutes into the start of a three-hour-plus speech known as a “work report.” (The remarks were accompanied by simultaneous English translation on the CGTN livestream.)
In many ways, Xi’s remarks on the environment at the leadership reshuffle meeting, which evaluates the previous five years and sets priorities for the next five years, were couched in more emotional terms than those used by then president Hu Jintao at the last party congress in 2012. While both leaders spoke of the importance of protecting the planet for future generations, Xi said (about 67 minutes in) that China must “cherish our environment as we cherish our own lives.”
“Any harm we inflict on nature will eventually return to haunt us… this is a reality we have to face,” Xi told the congress about an hour from the end, adding that China must “develop a new model of modernization with humans developing in harmony with nature.”
Xi’s remarks came as the country has increasingly focused on shifting from relying on fossil fuels to reduce its deadly air pollution and coalovercapacity problems at home. But China has also realized that these efforts allow it to command greater respect on the world stage, particularly as the US, under president Donald Trump, has made it clear it isn’t interested in playing a leadership role on safeguarding the environment.
In January, speaking at the Davos economic gathering in Switzerland, Xidefended the Paris climate accord and urged all signatories of the agreement to “stick to it rather than walking away from it.” Less than five months later, US president Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw from the agreement.
“We will get actively involved in global environmental governance and fulfill our emissions reductions,” Xi promised on Wednesday.
Under the Paris accord, China, the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, has pledged to cut its carbon emissions by 60% to 65% per unit of GDP by 2030, compared with 2005 levels, and to see an overall decline in emissions from 2030. China has been investing in renewable energy, though this is still a small share of its overall energy mix, and subsidizing the purchases of electric cars. In early September, China also said it planned to phase out fossil fuel-powered carsalthough no specific timeline has been revealed yet.
– QZ: Xi Jinping to China: “Any harm we inflict on nature will eventually return to haunt us”.
Yakutsk: Don’t hack Branch you are sitting on Monument
Monument built in Yakutsk is one of the most original and funniest one you can see in Russia. The man is cutting off the branch of a tree he is sitting on. The monument depicts the situation of famous Russian proverb “Don’t hack the branch you are sitting on”, in English is “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.” – Discover Russia
Pawel Kuczynski: Man using Ladder Stair resources for fire.
Ladder: The drawing above depicts a man in front of a wall. There is a ladder to get over the wall in which some of the steps have been used to make a fire. This suggests that instead of climbing over the ladder to the other side the man is using up the resources he has to temporarily keep himself warm, where as he could use the ladder to climb over the wall. This is quite ambiguous as you don’t actually know what is over the wall (this could represent taking a chance) though it is brighter on the other side of the wall where as he is in darkness which suggests that whatever is on the other side of the wall is better than the side he is currently on (remaining in the dark). The “other side of the wall” could represent enlightenment (the light) or knowledge or simply a better world to live in. The wall is also a well known symbol for confinement and isolation which has been used in art such as Pink Floyd’s The Wall (as I discussed previously in a blog post from the first year). The ladder could represent resources being wasted or a decision or a chance to overcome challenges (societal or personal). To me it suggests that the man is wasting the chance he has been given to get past obstacles that are in the way which are within his power to overcome; but out of ignorance or greed he has opted for the less rational decision. The man could either be personification of government or society or could even represent the self.
– Luke Monet: Conveying Meaning in Design.
Pinochio Washington Monument: I recently discovered an artist named Pawal Kuczynski whose works are particularly interesting because they convey current political or societal discourse and philosophical ideas through art in a way that makes the audience think about the idea through metaphor or semiotics. ….. Here is another work by Kuczynski which is less ambiguous and more direct. It depicts the United States Capitol building and Washington Monument – two very famous American buildings. The Washington Monument is the nose of Pinocchio, a fictional character most famously known from the Disney Film Pinocchio. This suggest that “America was built on a lie” – a radical, anarchistic view on the history of America. The use of the Washington Capital building is symbolism for the Government (and I would argue capitalism). The “Pinocchio” puppet suggests that the lie has been buried and forgotten.
– Luke Monet: Conveying Meaning in Design.
Polish artist Pawel Kuczynski draws clever paintings that challenge our preconceived notions of society and usual way of thinking. His artwork often is centered around real world issues like poverty, war and pollution. Take his piece that questions the integrity and honesty of politics for example. Rather than downright calling politicians liars, he makes you contemplate whether the Washington Monument is really an extension of Pinocchio’s nose instead! – Dashburst:Illustrating World Issues through Satirical Art.
“Current [drafted EoP] legislation is strong enough to tackle the [WiP corruption] problem, Putin added, but it has not come into force yet.” – Vladimir Putin, Moscow Times, 27 Dec 2016.
— Moscow Times: Russia Loses 6% of GDP to Ecological Problems – Putin.
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Sawing at Branch Sitting On / Removing Ecological Bricks
Pootin Bear: New Rules or No Rules: [Masonic World Order elite’s breeding/consumption war Game without Rules policies] are sawing at the branch they sit on.
THE BRICK BUILDING: Daniel Quinn, The Story of B: We are like people who live in a very tall building… brick building. We live on the top floor. And every day we go out, go down to the lower floors and at random we knock bricks out, take them upstairs to the top, and build higher. Every day. Downstairs, 200 bricks. Take them upstairs. And the building is perfectly stable. But it’s not going to be stable forever. Because we are attacking the structural integrity of the building. Two hundred species a day, day after day after day, year after year… And as our population increases it’s going to turn into 400 species a day, a thousand species a day. And there’s going to come a day when the system is going to collapse. Two hundred species a day!? This is calamitous. …. Chapter 9: Population Overshoot: We may already be well above 200 bricks each day. And it looks to me like the building is not far from collapse. Everything in me wants to run out of the building before it comes crashing down around my ears. …. So this is part of what I’ve come to about how we got here: a snarl of assumptions and behaviors and beliefs and stories that form the backbone of the culture of Empire, a fusion of forces that severed us from the laws of life.
— What a Way to Go: Script, Documentary.
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Ecological Corruption: BioDiversity Species Extinctions Rivets Out of Plane Wing
“As you walk from the terminal toward your airline, you notice a man on a ladder busily prying rivets out of its wing. Somewhat concerned, you saunter over to the rivet popper and ask just what the hell he’s doing.” (Ehrlich and Ehrlich, 1981)
As you walk from the terminal toward your airline, you notice a man on a ladder busily prying rivets out of its wing. Somewhat concerned, you saunter over to the rivet popper and ask him just what the hell he’s doing.
I work for the airline – Growthmania International ,” the man informs you, “and the airline has discovered it can sell these rivets for two dollars apiece.”
“But how do you know you won’t fatally weaken the wing doing that?” you inquire.
“Don’t worry,” he assures you. “I’m certain the manufacturer made this plane much stronger than it needs to be, so no harm’s done. Besides, ‘Ive taken lots of rivets from this wing and it hasn’t fallen off yet. Growthmania Airlines needs the money; if we didn’t pop the rivets, Growthmania wouldn’t be able to continue expanding. And I need the commission they pay me – fifty cents a rivet!”
“You must be out of your mind!”
“I told you not to worry; I know what I’m doing. As a matter of fact, I’m going to fly on this flight also, so you can see there’s absolutely nothing to be concerned about.”
Any sane person would, of course, go back to the terminal, report the gibbering idiot and Growthmania Airlines to the FAA, and make reservations on another carrier.”
Rivet-popping on Spaceship Earth consists of aiding and abetting the extermination of species and population of nonhuman organisms … Some of these species supply or could supply important direct benefits to humanity, and all of them are involved in providing the public services without which society could not persist….
Ecosystems, like well-made airplanes, tend to have redundant subsystems and other “design” featuers that permit them to continue functioning after absorbing certain amount of abuse. A dozen rivets, or a dozen species, might never be missed. On the other hand, a thirteenth rivet popped from a wing flap, or the extinction of a key species involved in the cycling of nitrogen, could lead to a serious accident.
In most cases an ecologist can no more predict the consequences of the extinction of a given species than an airline passenger can assess the loss of a single rivet. But both can easily foresee the long-term results of continually forcing species to extinction or of removing rivet after rivet. NO sensible airline passenger today would accept a continuous loss of rivets from jet transports. Before much more time has passed, attitudes must be changed so that no sane passenger on Spaceship Earth will accept a continuous loss of populations or species of nonhuman organisms.
– Betrayal of Science and Reason: How Anti-Environmental Rhetoric Threatens Our Future; By Paul R. Ehrlich, Anne H. Ehrlich; The Rivet Poppers [PDF].
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VHEMT: Make Earth Great Again: Thank you for Not Breeding: VHEMT: Procreation is like Renting Rooms in a Burning Building to Your Children
Considering the world we are creating for future generations, procreation today is like renting rooms in a burning building—renting them to our children no less. – VHEMT: Voluntary Human Extinction Movement: Biology and Breeding.
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NNR Use Corruption: Chris Clugston: Peak Non Renewable Natural Resources
As [the Peak NNR: Non-renewable Natural Resources] scenario unfolds, increasingly large segments of humanity will become aware of the fact that NNRs enable our industrialized way of life, and that ever-increasing NNR scarcity is the fundamental cause underlying our continuously declining economic output (GDP) and societal wellbeing levels, both domestically (US) and, by that time, globally as well. Historically prevalent public attitudes of generosity and forbearance, which were made possible by abundant and cheap NNRs during our epoch of “continuously more and more”, will be displaced by public intolerance:
- Childbirth will be condemned rather than celebrated;
- All immigration will be outlawed;
- Traditionally unquestioned resource uses—from “social entitlements” and universally accessible healthcare, to professional sports and cosmetics—will be considered “unfair” or “wasteful”, and ultimately eliminated; and
- “Excessive wealth” will be appropriated for “the public good”.
Previously sporadic social unrest and resource wars will degenerate—seemingly instantaneously—into full fledged conflicts among nations, classes, and ultimately individuals for remaining natural resources and real wealth. It will become universally understood that the only way to “stay even” within a continuously contracting operating environment—much less to improve one’s lot—is to take from somebody else. Life will become a “negative sum game” within the “shrinking pie” of “continuously less and less”.
Social institutions will dissolve; law and order will cease to exist; and chaos will fill the void— nations will collapse.
Given that half of the 89 analyzed NNRs are either likely or almost certain to remain scarce permanently at the global level; that no extraterrestrial source NNR imports exists for the world as a whole, and that the global industrialized / industrializing population has increased nearly 5 fold since 1975… …it is highly likely that the interval between global societal wellbeing “divergence” in 2008 and global societal collapse will be 35 years or less.
To date, our distorted cornucopian worldview and limited anthropocentric perspective have rendered us incapable of understanding our predicament and its fundamental cause, which is ecological—ever-increasing NNR scarcity—not economic or political. The economic and political problems with which we concern ourselves are merely manifestations of our predicament—they are symptoms, not the disease. Because none of the economic and political expedients that we employ to solve these problems can create additional NNRs, our attempted economic and political “solutions” are irrelevant.
— SQSwans: Reports: Peak NNR: Scarcity: Humanity’s Last Chapter.
» Military Gospel: Reports: Vladimir Putin: NNR: Non Renewable Natural Resource Scarcity: 1996/7 St Petersburg Mining Institute PhD Theses.
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Sayed Rahmatullah Hashimi; Afghanistan Taliban Envoy – Osama Bin Laden, pollution vs destruction of Buddhist statues problems.
It is absolutely wrong that Osama Bin Laden pays the Taliban government for protection. He was in Afghanistan 17 years before the Taliban existed. Such people were instigated to go to Afghanistan and fight the Soviet Union and such people were called the hero’s of independence, not by us. Such people were called the hero’s of independence by the United States, by Mr. Ronald Reagan. And all of a sudden they were changed to terrorists. Okay if he is a terrorist, how are you going to justify to kill a man without giving him a fair trial?. The United States tried to kill him, without even telling us that he is a terrorist. All of these things have aggravated the situation. He was nobody and he has been made a hero now. He has been made so famous. Six thousand children were named after him in Pakistan only, and so many restaurants, cars, shoes, jackets, all these things. This is not our creation. ….. When Afghanistan was your playground and you fought their war and all the problems in Afghanistan are a reflection of the world’s policies, not our creation. So if you don’t like the image in the mirror, please don’t break the mirror, break your face. So in Afghanistan we have said again and again, the problems are not our creation. I will give you an example. If you ask a pilot to go and bomb someplace, he will do it. If you ask him to slit a childs throat, he will not do it. You don’t see what you are doing, you are starving children. All you see is the destruction of two [Buddhist] statues, which is not a serious problem for us. Our children are much more important than these statues. There are many things that you pollute. What about the water in the world, you are polluting the water in the world, and that causes drought in our countries. You are polluting the air, what about that? You are destroying those old forests, thousands of years. What about that? Why aren’t they getting so much media attention as these two destroyed Buddhist statues? – Sayed Rahmatullah Hashimi; Afghanistan Taliban Envoy. – Charlie Rose: Sayed Rahmatullah Hashimi & Barnett Rubin: 01.02.03.
Valdai Club: Alastair Crooke: Ostpolitik and Unfinished Business of WWII & Cold War.
“The [Middle East] region always appreciates states that have a clear direction in which they want to go. Whether they like the direction or not they appreciate states that are not uncertain, but know where they want to go, have a clear and consistent goal, and are tough about it. Thats the Middle East. ………… and the other is a clear vision and understanding by Russia as to what you want, and where Russia is going. And if you compare that to the American and Western coalition, people are not sure who they are supporting [in the Middle East] any longer. ….. The Middle East don’t want outside interference; until when they have problems; then they are begging outside powers for help; but local actors refuse to accept the help advised. … The Middle East is in deep crisis of defining islam in contemporary world. ….. I think also its important because there is a much longer term game in play for Russia, which is the future of Europe. And the future of Europe is now very much uncertain and in the balance. And we may see, partly exacerbated by the refugee crisis, but because of internal dynamics, that Europe has to reinvent itself, because it won’t stay as it is. And it also needs to reinvent itself as an identity. What does it mean to be European today. I mean what are European values? I mean no-one can really answer these questions. Europe was builty on the false basis of the promise of prosperity for all. There has not been prosperity for all, for some years now, since 2008, and in fact its getting much worse no in many parts of Europe. So what do we stand for? Where do we stand? And into that comes the question of the role of NATO, as the representative of the carryon of American occupation of Europe, but also as a means of Euopean foreign policy, is NATO foreign policy. Its not independent of it. And a strong sense in many of the European countries that actually we have to deal with the unfinished business of the second world war. The outcome of the Second World War was not won on the beaches of Normandy but was won in Stalingrad. A huge loss of life. That was the fundamental defeat of Germany. At the end of that war, Germany understood the need to come to terms with its situation, and asked France to gulleverize it, if you will, but it tipped the whole of the European balance towards the Atlantic, which was quite suitable for the Americans at that point. But the Berlin Wall meant that there was no reconciliation with Russia. The wall came down and then it was stopped. There was no sense of the psychological need, if you like to get passed that period. And after that NATO has pushed, pushed, pushed the walls closer and closer to Russia’s frontiers, the missiles and tanks upto its borders. Europe, if it is to survive needs to address this fundamental question about ostpolitik; and this was the point that was made very clearly earlier. What was it that Germany did not say No, to Clinton when he proposed moving the frontiers of NATO further and further upto Russia? Its the real issue, also partly because the German leadership of Europe is now quite vulnerable. Mrs Merkel is still Chancellor, but its not clear that she will survive politically. And then what do we have? At the moment we have a German Union, I mean we have to be frank, Germany is the hegemon of the European Union; and many states are uncomfortable about that. I think ultimately Europe must look to ultimately going back to more of a concert of Europe, if its going to find any independence and autonomy. But before that we are going to go through a crisis, because the refugee crisis is going to move us to more right wing populist. The states are fighting each other, but out of this I think will come some sense of how do we undo the .. how do we find a way to get past the legacy of the second world war. I think that is something that we see that President Putin very carefully understands in the way he works with Europe. I mean given the sorts of snubs and insults that come from Europe, its clear that he is working to an agenda of understanding, that when you look at most of these areas in Europe you find that there are large elements of opinon that favour closer relations with Russia. ….. I think this will become an important point.” – Valdai Club: Alistair Crooke: Assad Will Win in a Fair Election.
“Another important point that was raised during all of this is: We have no clear dividing line or frontier. There is clearly something which is legitimate armed resistance, whatever you say, we can recognize that, when we see that. Its enshrined in international law; that people have a right to armed resistance; and the circumstances are specified in law. But where is that frontier and where does terrorism start? I think we have tended to opt for, if you like definitions of terrorism, that are very all embracing, and don’t recognize that there is an area where difficult decisions may need to be made about, which side of the line lie something falls. I think the other element, which was also one that I raised, was that in my thirty years of experience of working with these groups, actually on both sides of radical groups and having been involved with them. Nearly always standing behind radical groups has been a state actor, or an intelligence service of a state actor. They are not just entirely something that has spontaneously arisen. In most cases there are a state actors. So sometimes I think the question that one has to put is where do you start solving it? Do you start improving it – as asked by the Prime Minister of Pakistan — by improving education and the economic circumstances; is that enough, or if you have intelligence services actually behind these groups, do you have to resolve the geopolitical struggle, before you can actually find that it works. Which way does it work, bottom up, or top down?
– Valdai Club: Alastair Crooke: We Have No Clear Line Between Resistance and Terrorism.
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Aisha Ahmad – Jihad & Co
“I can see the price of war on every single one of the price tags in the bazaar. … There’s a moment where you fear in your body that any rules are better than no rules. If you have complete anarchy and no one is constrained in any way, then there’s nothing I can really do to protect myself. But if there’s a system of rules, even if I don’t like the rules, that at least I can think, how can I play by them so that I can keep myself alive.” – Aisha Ahmad; author: Jihad & Co: Black Markets and Islamist Power; CBC Radio: Follow the money to understand why Islamist groups succeed, says Jihad & Co author.