Tuesday, December 21, 2010


"President McKinley told the American people that the USS Maine had been sunk in Havana Harbor by a Spanish mine. The American people, outraged by this apparent unprovoked attack, supported the Spanish American War. The Captain of the USS Maine had insisted the ship was sunk by a coal bin explosion, investigations after the war proved that such had indeed been the case. There had been no mine."

"All war is based on deception."

~ Sun Tzu, The Art of War

In our own time we have the example of 9/11 and the Iraq and Afghanistan wars...

"I suggest we need higher fidelity to reality in our public and private discourse. Most of the ill that is done in the world is centered around some lie or system of lies. Speaking of "FREEDOM", as we seem to so often do here in America, somewhere I read that the truth shall set you free."

~ Robert Dodson

America, are you proud that these acts have been committed in your name? Will this ever change? If so, please tell me how?

peAce... now!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Killing machines in the sky...

According to BBC News, "Since January 2009 nearly 2,500 people have been killed in Pakistan as a result of US drones and Islamic militant attacks. [...] More than 700 people have been killed in such attacks under Mr. Obama, compared with slightly fewer than 200 from under his predecessor, George W Bush. [...] Pakistan has consistently argued that drone attacks are hindering rather than helping with the battle against extremism, saying they fuel public anger against the government and the US and boost support for militants."

What do you think America?


Friday, December 17, 2010

... series of attacks by US drones in the past 24 hours

BBC News says "Nearly 60 people have been killed in a series of attacks by US drones in the past 24 hours in Pakistan's Khyber tribal district, officials say."

What ? Why ? No ? Yes? What do you think America!?!?!


airborne remote controlled robot proxy warfare

Ask yourself what it takes to remember
you know that you've heard it before
where a government lies to it people
and the county is drifting to war...

© al la Jackson Browne

Why is U.S. foreign policy to take lethal actions, on the soil of another sovereign nation, and "not acknowledge" it?

World News Blog reports that "... Two British nationals, reportedly fighting with al-Qaeda militants, have been killed in the tribal region of Pakistan, near the Afghan border. Sources in both the Pakistan Taliban and the Pakistan military have told Channel 4 News that the two men were killed in a CIA drone strike five days ago." topbop! says that is warfare waged by airborne remote controlled robot proxy. ... so -- welcome to the world manifesting bizarre side-effects of decisions allowed by a fearful and deliberately mislead population double-spoken into confusion and raised to cling to the in place and in power governing system dogmatically from the cradle. Oh and by the way our decision on this airborne remote controlled robot proxy warfare is actually being made for us, in secret from us, even though it is clear that we are doing this? ... our warlike tendencies are still like we imagine the prehistoric man. Remember the opening scene of Stanley Kubrick classic 2001 A Space Odyssey?

Watch this and consider the contrast to the experience of those inside the pickup.

so then to the question: " ... will warfare waged by airborne remote controlled robot proxy legitimize the shift to a detached cold calculating dispatch of human lives on the other side of the planet at the push of a button ? ... " what say ye America?

peAce... don't you think the time has long since arrive to try it as an option?

... am I the sky or a bird?

©2010 Robert Dodson

i was sitting here
and i had a thought
i have laid it out as clearly
as i could

it is seeking simple connection
from the speaking I
to those that have heard me...

as you go about your life
you must seek a balance
try to be less the entertained ...
and more the entertainer

as Waits once wrote,
i wanna know
am I the sky
or a bird?

settle your self
vanquish locally sourced vibrations
eminating from self
and listen within for the word

of all that is...
in inner clarity and calm heard,
i wanna know
am I the sky
or a bird?

U.S. Covert War in Pakistan

AP Reports that "Two American missile attacks killed 15 people Friday in a region in northwest Pakistan." They go on to say "U.S. officials do not acknowledge firing the missiles, much less comment on who they are targeting." Even Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for their attacks. Why is U.S. foreign policy to take lethal actions, on the soil of another sovereign nation, and "not acknowledge" it? Quoting Council on Foreign Relations, "Although targeting terror suspects with UAVs in official combat areas is deemed legal, the use of the technology outside a declared zone of combat--i.e., Iraq and Afghanistan--has brought international criticism. Complicating the picture in Pakistan is that the UAV-targeting program is believed to be operated by the CIA; a number of disclosures by senior U.S. officials have all-but confirmed the operations. The distinction between military applications and covert CIA use of drones has become a point of contention, as are issues pertaining to collateral damage and legal justification." According to The New York Times, "In September, drone attacks in Pakistan drastically increased as part of the C.I.A.'s covert war in the region. The agency has launched at least 20 attacks, the most ever during a single month, and more than twice the number in a typical month." So, what do you think, my fellow Americans? Is U.S. foreign policy a response to terrorism, or the cause?

peAce... someday?

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Energy infrastructure ecological hindsight...

I would like to engage you in a dialog. To start, let me ask all of you a question...

Let us say for the sake of our discussion that you are in charge of transportation infrastructure energy policy for Planet Earth. If you find a world wide government post beyond your capacity of imagination, you can assume your scope is reduced to North America ... just bear with me, I submit the perspective applies equally well regardless of scale. You are about to make public your roadmap for the future.

Of course, your choices are myriad, with many recommending and deselecting aspects to be considered for each.

Of course we still have countless numbers of other matters of equal or perhaps greater import than this, for one example we need to settle on the optimal energy sourcing formula. But for this episode of our dialog, dear reader, please consider this.

If through an exhaustive, comprehensive and decades-spanning analysis process you had narrowed your choices down to the following two, which in your official capacity, would you select and why?

You will direct your planet (...or your personal composting heap, for you backyard scale folks that are still with me) to set as the strategic goal the achievement of an infrastructure based on energy movement and delivery via one of these. Will you select -
  • the worldwide transport, storage, distribution and burning of a highly flammable toxic liquid fuel or...
  • distribution of energy using an electrical grid?
I know which one I would choose...

By the way, the car in the picture is the E301 hybrid concept vehicle by Chinese manufacturer Chang'An.


Look at this for a lift in your perspective...
The Journal of Ecological Anthropology (JEA)

oh, and here find The Ecotechnic Future: Envisioning a Post-Peak World...

Friday, December 03, 2010

Don't you want to know what "your government" has been up to?

Somehow transparency in the dealings of government just feels right... don't you think?

Please stop and consider the world we live in, what is actually the reality versus the "official" story? Don't you want to know?