Saturday, May 29, 2010

HEY, GO JUMP IN THE LAKE!



Jens & Dominik, two Swiss travelers who hopped on the Love Bus and ended up at Magick River, take a giant leap into the Selangor Dam Lake off the Pertak Bridge. Both survived to act as British soldiers in a feature film called Hanyut ("Carried Away"). Music courtesy of Duncan Bridgeman and 1 Giant Leap. Dominik shot the brief interview with Jens; then I took over the camera.

Yup... it's all about conquering fear!

SETTING HISTORY FREE: David Wilcock interviews Graham Hancock

NOT FOR THOSE WITH SHORT ATTENTION SPANS!
In perhaps the best 90-minute presentation of scientific proof for an advanced ancient civilization ever filmed, Wilcock interviews Hancock. If you don't live in Malaysia and have fast broadband, click here to view this video without interruptions...





















[Kindly brought to my attention by Olivia de Haulleville]





Friday, May 28, 2010

An Open Letter to Naib Canselor UKM


Prof. Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hasan Shahabudin
Naib Canselor UKM,
Pejabat Naib Canselor,
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia,
43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor.

Dear Dr Sharifah Hapsah,

PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW ACADEMIC FREEDOM TO BE SUBSUMED BY BN'S AGENDA OF OPPRESSION


I urge you to kindly refrain from taking disciplinary action against UKM political science students Muhammad Hilman Idham, Muhammad Ismail Aminuddin, Azlin Shafina Mohamad Adzha and Woon King Chai, who were arrested during the recently concluded Hulu Selangor by-election.

While your action may be in keeping with the University and University Colleges Act - an archaic instrument designed specifically to prevent students from playing an active role in politics - and will no doubt gratify the government of the day, it will most certainly be viewed as yet another manifestation of injustice and crude oppression.

This can only sully the public image of UKM as a benighted institution of higher learning caught in a time warp.

Ukrainian students protest the dehumanizing effects of the education system
Any sane and rational person will agree that universities serve as nurseries of independent, creative thinkers with a strong commitment to helping society at large. However, when a university succumbs to political pressure and takes on an inquisitorial role, it effectively becomes a tool of intellectual and moral stultification - and thereby fails utterly to serve the public interest.

We live in a time of massive changes. The analogue world is fast turning digital. Institutions that allow themselves to be misused to maintain a corrupt political status quo will lose all credibility.


The day-to-day decisions we make in life are what, ultimately, determine the worth of our brief existence as human beings on this earth. Surely you would not enjoy spending the rest of your days wishing you could turn back the clock and regain enough intellectual and moral integrity to defend your students' right to involve themselves in the larger world beyond the campus?

Going by the news reports I have read, the four UKM students facing disciplinary action have done nothing a rational person would consider "wrong." As students of political science, their interest in observing a by-election ought to be commended instead of punished.

Faithfully,
Antares
~^@^~
25 May 2010

South African human rights movement against state oppression



Thursday, May 27, 2010

WHAT THE BUDDHA SAYS...

BETTER BE NUDIST THAN BUDDHIST!

Why so? Simply because the Buddha represents the Awakened Soul incarnate in human form. The Buddha is nobody's personal name, it denotes an enlightened state of consciousness that is now available to all souls in physical bodies - thanks to the brilliant accomplishment of Prince Siddhartha 2,500 years ago, who left a privileged existence within a royal palace and the creature comforts of home in quest of truth and deeper wisdom.

It's utterly pointless to be a Buddhist. Might as well strip off your clothes and become a Nudist. At least you would have nothing to hide!

This Vesak Day, in honor of Siddhartha's enlightenment quest, I beseech all who consider themselves Buddhists to forsake their text-book Buddhism - and go straight for Buddhahood instead. You can attain enlightenment at the snap of a finger, in the blink of an eye, in a single heartbeat. Being enlightened simply means you become aware of your own robotism, your own mechanical behavior, your own cultural and social programming... and therefore are able to successfully transcend it.


I would like also to convey my deepest love and admiration for my first daughter, Moonlake Love Lee, born 28 May 1969 - and to celebrate her birthday by sharing how her name was revealed to me in a vision. You see, she's a Gemini - the astrological sign of the Twins - and what I saw was the full moon vividly reflected in a tranquil lake, so that it looked like twin moons.

One moon shines brightly from the surface of the still water, reflecting the real moon in the night sky, orbiting the earth. The real moon is a celestial entity, the one on earth a reflection - albeit an entirely beauteous and pure one!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAREST MOON... AND ALL BUDDHAS (AND BUDDHAS-TO-BE) THROUGHOUT THE UNIVERSE!

P.S.
To all Umnoputra and BN eunuchs, I wish a candid and cleansing “We Suck” Day.





Tuesday, May 25, 2010

RPK ROCKS! Speaking Out in London

WATCH THIS HISTORIC 7-PART VIDEO ON YOUTUBE!

Raja Petra Kamarudin and his amazing wife, Marina Lee, at a talk hosted by the Solicitors International Human Rights Group on 22 May 2010. Pic courtesy of Malaysiakini.

Monday, May 24, 2010

The Piratization of Malaysia, Inc

"Almost all the scandals involved the government directly, or senior officials and businessmen closely connected to UMNO. In some cases, impropriety - whether illegal or merely ill-advised - was officially authorized or condoned for an allegedly higher purpose. Public funds were stolen in various ways, or simply poured into a big black hole in the name of ventures that bordered on the reckless, improbable, or criminal.


The extent of the losses - and in some cases the way the money disappeared - was never fully documented. Dr Mahathir's administration generally did not hold Malaysians accountable for the financial disasters, and often laid the blame on others. By the early 1990s, cynics remarked that it had been a good decade for bad behaviour, or a bad decade for good behaviour."

[Source: MALAYSIAN MAVERICK: Mahathir Mohamad in Turbulent Times by Barry Wain]




Sunday, May 23, 2010

HITLER ~ THE MUSICAL

WHAT DO YOU DO WITH WOULD-BE DICTATORS?

















THAT'S RIGHT, FOLKS... RIDICULE THEM!

In Harmony with the Tao...


In harmony with the Tao,

the sky is clear and spacious,
the earth is solid and full,
all creatures flourish together,
content with the way they are,
endlessly repeating themselves,
endlessly renewed.


When man interferes with the Tao,

the sky becomes filthy,
the earth becomes depleted,
the equilibrium crumbles,
creatures become extinct.



The Master views the parts with compassion,
because he understands the whole.
His constant practice is humility.



He doesn't glitter like a jewel
but lets himself be shaped by the Tao,
as rugged and common as stone.

Tao Te Ching #39, Stephen Mitchell translation


[With thanks to Roy Hilbinger, who posted this exquisite quote on his blog]



4-part interview with Stephen Mitchell