In 1972, I was 11. I loved life, knew everyone in the neighborhood, played in the streets and parks whenever school was out. Everyone knew meI was always knocking on doors to sell little league raffle tickets, do yard work, or collect on newspaper subscriptions.
The kids would play touch football in the street after dinner and knew to avoid the yard of our ex-Nazi neighbors. The wife would call the police if the ball went in her yard. The grown daughter was a recluse who always wore army surplus. The father was a German scientist relocated here at the end of WW2. There was no animosity amongst my pals but the wifes behavior was a joke. This family wanted to be left alone and we didnt bother them. I already knew half the lesson.
One summer afternoon I was walking home and happened to look behind me. The father was walking quickly toward me, 100 yards or so behind. It startled me so I quickened my pace. I looked again and the man was running now. It terrifiedI ran and jumped a wall leaving him behind.
My mother and father came home from work. I stayed near their closet until they arrivedstill hysterical. Inconsolable.
Did I mention my father was a Marine? Saipan, Okinawa, Nagasaki occupation. Coolest cucumber I ever met. All he said was, Is everyone ready to go out to dinner?
We all got into the station wagon. Where does he live? he said.
We parked at the curb and, though I didnt want to, had to come with him to the Nazis door. The Nazi answered. My son tells me you chased him today.
Yeah, look here! and the Nazi crosses the threshold to point to his window. It had a BB hole in it.
I was joyful in my innocence. I didnt do it! I wanted a BB gun for Christmas and you said no!
He says he didnt do it
I dont give a shit what your son says!
It all happened so fast but in an instant it was Clay standing over a fallen Liston. My father had dropped the guy with one punch. He towered over the Nazi whose nose now bled, and told him if he ever came near me again he was a dead man.
We returned to the car. I was triumphant. The matter was dropped. In that moment I understood the whole lesson:
Dont provoke Nazis but when they cross the line they must be punched in the face.
theyve ever read, were witnessing devolution in real time. It was published in 2000. Machiavellianism spawned neoliberalism and both prioritize power while ignoring everything that makes human existence meaningful.
Another idea I stumbled upon yesterday is the concept of psychopolitics. Asimov published his first Foundation novel in 1942. In them, the science of psychohistory has reached an apex. He was prescient in seeing that psychology has a profound impact on the traditional scientific disciplines.
Then, in the early 50s L. Ron Hubbard (Scientology) published a forgery on brain washing and psychopolitics, attributing it to Beria of the Soviet Secret police. It was only considered black propaganda, then, but the traitor caucus seems to have adopted its strategies.
Here is the opening of Hubbards forgery:
American students at the Lenin University, I welcome your attendance at these classes on Psychopolitics. Psychopolitics is an important if less known division of Geopolitics. It is less known because it must necessarily deal with highly educated personnel, the very top strata of "mental healing."
By psychopolitics our chief goals are effectively carried forward. To produce a maximum of chaos in the culture of the enemy is our first most important step. Our fruits are grown in chaos, distrust, economic depression, and scientific turmoil. At last a weary populace can seek peace only in our offered Communist State, at last only communism can resolve the problems of the masses.
Our unprotected online personal data and rogue corporations like Meta make it EXTEMEMELY EASY to drive wedges into our psyches.
Korean-born and German Philosopher Byung-Chul Han outlined many salient aspects in his 2017 book: [link:https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/dec/30/psychopolitics-neolberalism-new-technologies-byung-chul-han-review
So its truly ironic that psychopolitics, from a fraudulent inception, could be the most important academic discipline today. Free people must know and understand it to remain free.
Theres a link to get seeds. Pretty cool.
Torres said they found the crop very adaptable but growing plants in space takes longer, which can be a setback. He also explained that instead of growing straight up, the plants grew into a sphere, making the physiology of the plant unique.
Now, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has decided to fund a new project aimed at growing chile around the world to show that the crop can adapt to many different environments as well as space.
The team working with NASA will send chile seeds for you to grow the crop, and Torres said that even though the crop is usually grown in New Mexico, they also want New Mexicans to take part. Schools are also welcome to grow the plant in their classrooms. As of July 1, 2022, there have been 110 entries for the Space Chile Grow a Pepper Plant Challenge.
It moves, like Tom Zé
Foi batendo o pé na terra Im tapping my foot on the earth
qué vovó me ensenou a sambar So it can teach me samba again (My translation)
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