Saturday, July 3, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
The stink of belacan politics
Fri, 02 Jul 2010 16:15
Barisan Nasional’s abuse of the court system, like many of its other abuses, is as blatant as belacan, to borrow an expression from an old Salleh Ben Joned poem. Like belacan, it stinks to high heaven. But at least belacan does not insult your intelligence.
Just days after we were told that the Attorney-General had dropped the case against Nasir Safar (left) because he found it hard to prove sedition, we are reminded again—this time through a moronic statement from ex-PKR man and now Umno proxy Zahrain Mohamed Hashim—that the hunt is still on for Raja Petra Kamarudin, who skipped town before his sedition trial could begin. These two developments, taken together, make for a good lie detector to be applied on those who have been following both cases. That person is a liar who says that in his objective assessment RPK’s sedition is easier to prove than Nasir’s.
Umno apologists and anti-democratic elements like Utusan Malaysia may not understand why we say Zahrain’s complaint could come only from a moron. So we are not insulting their intelligence when we explain that the correct reaction to Zahrain’s so-called revelation should be: “What’s wrong with supporting RPK and even financing him?”
RPK (right) went into exile so that he may continue to be a voice for democracy. If he needs financial support, then anyone who lends him that support deserves our admiration and praise. RPK is not an enemy of the people. It is the Najib administration that wants him behind bars. In the case of Nasir Safar, it is the people—the real government—who want him charged for sedition. According to police reports lodged by Malaysians who heard him, he insulted them with seditious words. Shouldn’t we let the courts decide whether this was true?
It is embarrassing, because it is so obvious, to point out that the main subtext behind the official exoneration of Nasir and the continuous effort to discredit RPK is the desperate need to protect the Prime Minister’s behind.
It must have been Providence that inspired Nasir to make his blunder in Malacca, which produces the best belacan in the world. Malay and Chinese chefs will tell you that you that you can remove belacan’s stink by toasting it.
[Source: Free Malaysia Today]
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
My blogger friend Donplaypuks requested that I help publicize the despicable show trial wherein the Malaysian Association of Chinese Comedians aka MACC has been trying to inflict pain and confusion on Rosli Dahlan (right) - a lawyer who got sucked into this mess simply for acting as legal counsel for former CCID chief Ramli Yusoff, who happens to be IGP Musa Hassan's arch-enemy and rival for the post of Top Cop. Din Merican has done a great job of providing a blow-by-blow account of the grotesque proceedings, having diligently attended every session at court.
There appears to be no end to the disgusting shit flying around the political arena.
Almost a year later, Teoh Beng Hock's untimely death while in MACC custody remains unexplained - and nobody has been charged with culpable homicide. The inquest has plodded along at snail's pace, making a complete mockery of justice.
All those mysterious deaths in police custody - not only A. Kugan's which received wide publicity but so many others (including the shocking case of a 14-year-old boy shot in the back of his head in a late-night car chase) - and not a single PDRM head has rolled, only a couple of low-ranking patsies scapegoated (as usual).
The RM13 billion PKFZ scandal is in danger of being completely covered in cobwebs, now that the man who initiated an official investigation has lost his job as MCA president.
After nearly 4 years, the ghost of Altantuya still haunts Putrajaya - and it remains to be seen how MACC is going to dodge its commitment to meeting P.I. Balasubramaniam in London next week. The trail of serious wrongdoing leads directly to Najib Razak's desk. if Bala's lawyers succeed in videotaping the entire interview and putting it on YouTube, it could mean the end of the line for the present regime - because they are all implicated in the cover-up.
And, of course, the entire world is still sniggering at Famous Anus jokes and asking why Anwar Ibrahim appears to have been singled out for the dubious honor of being the only Malaysian to be charged with sodomy - TWICE in 12 years! Let's not even mention the disgraceful farce that passes for a trial.
Meanwhile the defence ministry nonchalantly carries on with the purchase of all kinds of useless and unserviceable ordnance - all at outrageously marked up prices - while RM300,000 jet engines go missing and yet another Indian gets scapegoated.
All this rampant corruption and injustice hogging the headlines leaves me speechless. What can I say (apart from Tak Boleh lah, Bolehland)?
I have friends who still earn monthly salaries working for BN-owned media (oh sure, your kids deserve the best education money can buy, so they can get well-paying jobs after they graduate with Apco Worldwide, Halliburton, or BP).
As for Vincent Tan's deal-gone-sour with Najib, frankly I don't give a shit. I have no personal bone to pick with Vincent Tan (left), even though rumors are rife that he was instrumental in financing the defection of Hee Yit Foong and the collapse of the Pakatan Rakyat state government in Perak. Just because Vincent Tan looks like a real tough hombre who drives a hard-nosed bargain doesn't mean he deserves to have his bloodline terminated (although I wouldn't protest too vigorously if Vincent and his fellow money-grubbing moguls like Rupert Murdoch swiftly became an extinct species on this planet).
3 years later a banner protesting the gold mine remains in place
Nor do I have a personal grudge against business tycoon Kam Woon Wah, erstwhile MCA secretary-general, whose son Andrew Kam Tai Yeow (left) is the guy behind the revival of the controversial Raub Australian Gold Mining Sdn Bhd (a subsidiary of London-based Peninsular Gold Ltd).
But I met some of the Bukit Koman residents spearheading the campaign against Andrew Kam's highly polluting gold mine outside Raub and was inspired by their courage and resolve to stop the operations against all odds. For a start, the Pahang royal house has shares in the venture, which might explain why the police saw fit to arrest and detain overnight those leading the protest against the toxic gold mine. However, the Bukit Koman residents remain undaunted, though at a loss as to what to do next. Word has it that there really isn't as much gold to be found as the investors had hoped, which could put them out of business sooner than they expect. One can only wish such sociopathic miscreants a spectacular failure.
It's the same old tiresome scenario. Whether the villain of the piece happens to be Union Carbide in Bhopal, BP-Halliburton in the Gulf of Mexico, the Bakun Hydroelectric Project in Sarawak, the Three Gorges Dam in China, or Peninsular Gold in Bukit Koman - it's invariably a conspiracy of already rich folks trying to get even richer at the expense of ordinary citizens with no financial or political clout.
What can I do about it - apart from keeping the story in the public eye? Just as I can't persuade billions of humans to turn their backs on fizzy drinks, commercialized football, and their pathological addiction to newspapers and TV, I doubt I can wean people off their compulsion to find gold and hoard it. especially not if their surname happens to be Kam (which, in Chinese, means "gold"). Who cares if toxic chemicals seep into the groundwater and the air is polluted with rash-inducing particles?
It's painfully embarrassing that we have to suffer the grandiose extravagance of so many royal households - each with its grubby fingers in multiple business pies. Surely anyone receiving a generous allowance for simply existing would be well satisfied and refrain from soiling their hands with dubious and unsavory business ventures? Alas, this has not been the case - at least not since the Mahathir Era. Everybody wants to be another King Farouk or live in godly splendor like the Saudi Royals.
It doesn't matter how the money is obtained, how many are made to suffer the deleterious consequences - or what hideous ruin is inflicted on the environment.
Well, I can envisage a time when the only individuals entitled to royalty claims will be those who can produce works of beauty and enduring truth in the form of artifacts like films, music, literature, stimulating dance performances, inspiring murals, public sculptures, and magnificent buildings.
Those who have accumulated their wealth through logging, mining, drilling, manufacturing junk, selling weaponry and accepting bribes will be universally marked as criminals and shunned wherever they go. I hope Taib Mahmud's family is reading this. So be it.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
A Hathor Planetary Message Through Tom Kenyon...
You are entering a very difficult passage in this phase of the Chaotic Node. Danger to planetary life has been created through human arrogance, greed and stupidity.
We are speaking here of the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. You have not been told the entire truth about the situation by your media or by your government. The situation is dire and there are multiple possible timelines that intersect this event.
We wish to discuss some of these, but then shift our attention to you, the individual human. These timeline possibilities we are discussing are malleable, changeable. They are not written in stone, as the saying goes. There are so many factors involved in the ecological disaster unfolding in the Gulf; it is difficult to predict the actual outcome, as it will appear in your three-dimensional reality. And as we have said before, things can radically change even in the eleventh hour.
The oil and gas reserves that have been punctured are vast, and if it is not contained it will unfold into several possibilities.
One of these extreme possibilities is the extinction of much (if not all) sea life in the Gulf region and a transporting of the contaminants into the Atlantic Ocean through the Gulf Stream to the coast of Europe, where a high level of toxicity will negatively affect ocean life in these regions of the Atlantic. If the puncture is not sealed, pollution of the entire Atlantic Ocean is a distinct possibility, and eventually the rest of the world¹s oceans will be compromised. The further away from the Gulf region, the less toxicity there will be. But one distinct possibility is an eventual contamination of the entire Earth's oceans.
In a worsening scenario, the methane gas, the natural gases in this field, could erupt and break through the ocean floor creating a tsunami of immense destructive capability as well as the release of poisonous gases into the region.
Another worse case scenario would unfold if the rift in the ocean floor were large enough to create a tectonic shift that rises up from the Gulf into the Mississippi and into the Great Lakes. This would be a disastrous scenario far beyond imagination.
Again, the current situation in the Gulf is a direct result of human arrogance, greed and stupidity on the part of the corporations involved in this incident and due to governmental negligence.
The primary value that drives these corporate interests is profit, and so risks were taken that should have never been taken had the sanctity of life been included in the equation, but such was not the case. Sadly this is a trait of the age you are now leaving, and you are witnessing, first hand, the defamation of the waters of the Earth by a culture that depends upon oil and corporate interests that prevent the utilization of other technologies, all in the name of profit.
What will your money be worth if life is compromised? This simple intelligence test seems to have been failed. You are literally at the brink of the collapse of the old world and a chaotic birthing into the new.
The Chaotic Nodes are upon you in ever-increasing intensity. We view these as birth contractions, the birthing of a new Earth. And while the birthing of the new world is unfolding before you, if you are caught in one of the contractions it can be quite difficult.
In our opinion there is no place on Earth that will not be affected by the planetary changes, both natural and manmade. Some areas of the world will be less intensely affected, but all will be radically altered. Life on your planet is an interconnected web.
We advise those who are currently living in the Gulf region from twenty miles inland to the coastline to be mentally, emotionally, and spiritually prepared. This is a time for honed intuition and instinct. If you feel an intuition to leave the area, this will be an intelligence test. Who will pass and who will fail is simply the impersonal force of evolution at hand.
If the Gulf incident continues without mitigation, then this will be a time of immense challenges for the entire planet. And so even if you are not living near the Gulf, this is a time for intuition and instinct. Our advice is to hone these abilities within you and to act on the revelations that come to you. Each of you will be in the place, the circumstances and the timing based upon your level of evolution and what you came to Earth to experience.
However bleak a situation may appear to you, we wish to convey clearly this message: you are the co-creator of your reality. Move upward in consciousness, even if those around you move downward. If the situation deteriorates it will be a difficult time, in that, mass hysteria will increase, and you will have to find the center path, the narrow passage that leads upward. In the past we have given suggestions on how to bootstrap your consciousness. We won¹t go into those here. You may find them in the Archives.
Now is the time to step into your spiritual authority if you have not already done so. A dividing line is being drawn by evolution. The planet is responding to human greed, arrogance and stupidity. Gaia will survive this. It is not clear if the bulk of humanity will.
But even in the midst of this moving darkness there are exquisite opportunities to move upward in consciousness, both as individuals and as culturally creative and cooperative human communities.
You can also expect a continual deterioration of your financial system. The seeming recovery was a result of propping up a house of cards, and that house is beginning to shake again.
Our suggestion is to not be frightened by these changes that are upon you, but recognize them as breaks in the walls of a prison that have been erected around you. Step through the cracks into your freedom. You are creator gods and goddesses. You hold an immense power in your hands, but you have been sleeping and unaware of the immensity that you possess. Perhaps with this crisis in the Gulf, more of humanity will awaken and demand an end to the old ways that threaten all life.
June 23, 2010
Tom's Thoughts and Observations
Personally, I find this to be quite a powerful message. While some may think the communication is based on fear, I think it is based on intelligence.
Some of us in the human potential movement (especially many of us in that niche often labeled the New Age) think that by not looking at potential problems, those problems will somehow miraculously go away.
I am reminded, in this, of my dog Merlin who also believed that not facing problems was a way to deal with them. You see, Merlin was part bloodhound, and he measured about six feet from tail to snout and weighed in at 165 pounds. He was also a very evolved being, who I suspect, was not really a dog at all, more like an angel in a dog suit. One day I hope to write a tribute to Merlin and describe some of the little miracles he created in our lives. But he was also a hound and loved to roll in deer shit. Something happened when the deer droppings combined with the oils in his skin, and it was terrible. To him it was the most wonderful cologne, while to us it was a truly horrid aroma. Ah, the relativity of perception between humans and canines!
In addition to his propensity for deer droppings, Merlin loved to sit on the sofa and watch TV with us. But after his deer encounters, we wouldn't want him to either sit with us or, god-forbid, lie down next to us.
When he had dowsed himself with some... ah... deer cologne, Merlin would slink into the den and try to sneak onto the couch. The funny thing was that he would look away from us as he slowly, ever so slowly, slid his hulk onto the couch. He was convinced that if he couldn't see us, we couldn¹t see him. Inevitably, someone in the family would speak to him in a disapproving voice "Merrrrrrlin!!" And every time, Merlin would get a look of utter shock and surprise, as if to say, "How did you see me?"
Many of us humans are also gifted artists of denial. When something is too difficult to deal with, many of us just pretend it isn't occurring. While this may offer some delusional solace, it is just that - delusion.
It is far better, I think, to be aware of the facts in a situation, no matter how dire, so that we can more intelligently deal with it. And that is what, I think, the Hathors are presenting in this message.
For the record, they are not saying (I repeat, NOT SAYING) that any of the terrible scenarios they described will, in fact, become a reality. But they are saying that these are real possibilities, and we need to hone our intuition and gut instincts as we encounter the multifold and multi-dimensional effects of the Chaotic Nodes (which they have essentially defined as ever-increasing levels of chaos).
In a discussion with them after they gave this message, the Hathors referred to the Gulf crisis as a critical moment of creative potentials. By that they mean there are many possible outcomes co-existing simultaneously, and which of these will emerge as the primary three-dimensional reality is yet to be determined.
Hopefully, those in charge will somehow find a way to fix this latest assault on Gaia. But the whole situation reminds me of a Dutch turn of phrase that I find particularly apt when discussing governments and the media - mushroom treatment. With a few exceptions, they are all giving us the mushroom treatment - keeping us in the dark and feeding us shit! It is, indeed, a time to hone our intuition and our instincts to see past the smoke screens and determine what right courses of action are needed.
The Hathors also mentioned, in passing, the Archives where one could find some of the methods they have shared for bootstrapping consciousness and beginning the ascent. To save you time in searching for these, I have posted direct links to them at the end of my comments.
Finally, I would like to share a personal snafu that happened to me some time ago. I was in a high-rise building and pushed the elevator button to go up. The doors closed, but nothing happened. I again pushed the button, and again, the elevator refused to budge. I yelled something obscene at the contraption, and started banging on it, as if that would make it work better. Anyway, I finally looked at the button I had been pushing. It was for the floor I was on! After regaining my composure, I gently pushed the button for one of the upper floors, and, voila, the elevator made its ascent to the floor I wanted.
Putting my personal comedy of errors aside for the moment, I think this episode is a lot like our civilization at the moment. I think a lot of us know we need to go to a higher floor, metaphorically speaking (both as individuals and as a culture), but we keep unconsciously pushing the same button.
We will have to change what we have been doing, if we are to survive this passage.
Links to the Archives:
Ecstasy and the Heart
A discussion of ecstatic states and bliss as evolutionary catalysts. Joy is the pathway.
The Holon of Balance
Instructions on how to use the octahedron as an imaginal object to stabilize consciousness.
The Holon of Ascension
Instructions on how to create the Holon of Ascension for accelerated movement in consciousness.
Evolutionary Opportunities Within Chaotic Nodes
A discussion of Dimensional Attunements as psychoacoustic catalysts for accelerated evolution.
The Pineal Dimensional Attunement (mp3 file)
A sound meditation for activation of the Pineal Gland¹s unused potentials.
The Heart Dimensional Attunement
A sound meditation for activation of the Heart Chakra as an energetic anchor for a new Earth.
Who are the Hathors?
Note: If you received this message indirectly, you might not be able to access the links above. In this case, simply go to www.tomkenyon.com and go to the Hathor section on the website. Go to the Archives and scroll down to find the articles mentioned above.
An Interesting Coincidence: the only Hathor event of this year in the United States
After reading over the Hathor message, I went to our calendar to see what they had said about the upcoming Hathor Intensive, The Crystal Palace Within and Opening the Halls of Amenti in Seattle, Washington (October 29- 31, 2010). One line, in particular, caught my attention when they talked about this event:
"It is a key to the higher creative mind, and it is through this aspect of consciousness that new solutions to personal, social and global challenges can be discovered."
"It" refers to both the Crystal Palace (the pineal gland and its unused potentials) as well as to the act of opening the Halls of Amenti (which gives access to one¹s Higher Mind). When they asked me to do this event, I thought that it would be a very interesting thing to watch as doorways to our Higher Minds were opened since such an action would instill within us inspiration, and give us (and humanity) access to new types of knowledge that could benefit life. Little did I know that this act of opening the Halls of Amenti would take on such sobering tonality - as we face, what could be, one of the greatest ecological disasters in human history.
As this event will also be a major Hathor Planetary Activation, there will be an opportunity to participate with this Intention from a distance. For those who are unable to physically attend the event, directions will be given through this website on how to take part in the work that we will undertake in Seattle. If you are signed up to receive the Hathor messages, you will automatically receive this information when it is available. Otherwise, revisit the website to read the instructions when they are posted‹probably sometime in September.
To view the full description of this event, click here, or go to the Calendar page of the website.
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[Brought to my attention by Olivia de Haulleville]