With terrorism set to explode, people need to be clear on what ‘hate’, ‘racism’ and ‘terrorism’ are, and whether the emotions fuelling ‘racism’ and ‘hate’ are actually borne out of the actions of ‘terrorism’ allegedly committed by Muslims to be factually correct in order to justify, or not, the reprehensible actions committed against them. For instance, calling Muslims ‘terrorists’ is not only defamation of character but a corruption of truth. As according to the OED, ‘terrorism’ is, “the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims”, defining the misrepresentation of Muslims, whose character and deeds do NOT fit this misguided stereotypical social perspective in any way or form.
The accuracy of such points the Muslims as those who are, in fact, the “civilians” AGAINST WHOM terrorism is BEING committed in addtion the use of “unlawfull violance and intimidation…in the pursuit of political aims”. Whether on home or foreign soil – An example, would insult the reader’s intelligence!
And it’s even harder to disagree when the very thing exerting the ‘intimidation and violence’ against Muslims is that which incites the local and global “hatred” and envigorating “racism” against them.
Is it, right then that, Muslims should bear the erroneous label of ‘terrorists’ while, the REAL ‘terrorists’ and aggressors go unchecked.
Science and Tech’ – Dark Matter, Dark and Anti Energy.
“Nature Loves to Hide”
(Heraclitus of Ephesus)
These are truly staggering times, scientific exploration is sailing the oceans of space, with technology providing the rig and mast, powered not by the wind but the Hadron Accelerator/Collider (CERN) that’s taking the Nuclear programme into “unseen worlds”.
In search of Dark Matter, CERN has already began unlocking invisible realms calling the experiments “The Hunting Season”.
Notably, the deeper they delve, the darker and more demonic the language becomes. For example: Lucifer, Ghosts, Exotic beasts, Destroyer Shiva, Black Magic the list goes on – it is not surprising then that Clarke’s quote ”””advanced Science is indistinguishable from Magic”””” has been favourably conceived among the ranks, physicists & other Scientists and often quoted. Continue reading “Dark Matter, Dark and Anti Energy.”
by lily von valley
“Cinderella will go to The Ball!”
Thought the faeries deeply moved by sympathy, like none other time before, when seeing her treatment was more cruel and more despotic than they had thought.
Summoning, immediately the Pixies and Elves South to The Enchanted Forest; swiftly plucking bouquets from the Light of Moon, gathering just enough flowers and returning before a blink.
Then leading to the carriage, Cinderella boarded a single most lustrous pearl. Deepening more in luster when passing her Step-Family, not noticing that on it, they had set their eyes, erroneously thinking it was The Moon, actually, carrying Cinderella to The Ball!
And in the luster, was to them reflected, the Prince transforming to King, turning Cinderella his Queen; wearing a crown while placing a tiara upon her head, before taking her hand in his in marriage, and sealing her lips with a luscious, never ending regal KISS! Continue reading “Cinderella Will Go to The Ball”
Remember me, when I’m alive ‘n’ kicking,
Dancing at the break of dawn.
Remember me, before the close of day
Skipping, at Sun’s-peak-midday gaze,
Scorching, now, our faces, its polluted flames.
Quantum dots smartly hot,
And wrongly coursed-.
Reaching stars, even by far,
And Back-shooting to ground
Those recidivist Goofs,
Precipitating it all,
Indeed, whom all call, reckless Fools!
I will remember you,
A Preliminary Analysis on the nature of media reports.
By Lily Von Valley
In 2015, EU CIVIL LAW RULES IN ROBOTICS (CLRR) opened and closed a Vote on granting Robots Legal Status, “Electronic Persons”, viewing ‘Machines’ as ‘Persons’ for the first time. Continue reading “Robot Rights: Law, Artificial Intelligence and Humans”
My Definition of Friendship is, in short: Inducing Pleasure, Expelling Pain, and Developing Trust – Summed up in a Pleasing Costume.
Friendship’s definition may be subjective, but the general defining elements are true of the majority’s meaning. A recap of those interesting points below are in the first category. The rest are personal impressions.
On Inverted Friendship.
Is the Rise of the Burqa Threatening the Traditional Dress of Morocco: A Personal Journey. Part one:
In 2003, I saw the Burqa emerging in Morocco. It’s visibility in Casablanca, Rabat, Sale, Kasar Kabir, and in Tangier trickled down to asilah. The trend grew, and began to, as I saw it encroach on the national costume, and impact attitudes at the same time.
The Burqa seemed then, and still does now, to me, very odd and foreign to Morocco’s environment due to its unfamiliarity there. How, this strange and allian garment, the Burqa, without ever having had any previous links with Morocco, or its fashion was surfacing in the local communities, and in private wardrobes, I couldn’t quite work out, and it kept me musing, for a while.
It troubled me, to see a female covered from head to foot, in such a way, with such a horrible garment. Cloaking, totally, her face and body from view, as she moved silently through Souks and Medinas – sometimes, the fabric draping and sweeping along, on the floor .
The Burqas were black, austere, and bland. Even threatening, but were by far exceptionally distant from the vibrancy of colour, to which the Moroccans, or I, had been accustomed. And I didn’t find them attractive in the least, which by now, you’ve pretty much gathered. Continue reading “Is the Moroccan Traditional Costume under Threat by the Burqa?”
Portugese Love. Simple stunning – https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=u_tSrcvwpsA
This classic song deserves a listen – just press the link above – Let me know your thoughts!
Photo from: Remembering Teena Marie, Essence.com
In a 1985 profile in People Magazine, the late Rick James called Teena Marie “the most important White female singer since Barbara Streisand;..” To read the article: bhttp://www.essence.com/2010/12/29/remembering-teena-mariey, by Mark Anthony Neal.
I come back to this song over and over again, and like great art, it never losses its appeal or beauty but offers more depth every time I revisit it.
Dress Making in Canterbury
Dress makers, Pattern Cutters, Designers, and Textile Designers (et al) are people with nimble fingers and agile minds. Transforming visions into innovative stories. Spoken through a combination of style with quality. They are equipped, with a certain expertise, monumental perseverance, and plenty of patience. Remaining unmatched by the several professions, so are beyond their measure. In today’s buzz word, you can but, describe them as Creators, constructing ideas into beautiful, and functional objects.
Often, they were understated, and derided for years, through the portrayal of derogatory, and negative labels, which summed them up, and their profession, in a charechitured light: The Dress maker, as the ‘frail little old lady, bent over a Singer sewing machine, – and the tailor, ‘the frail little old man, with measuring tape around his neck, wearing round glasses, and a balding head’. – I’m not going to mention the spinster on the spindle, spinning yarn.
But now, they are rightfully hailed as Icons, and an inspiration to all. Their cloths, a figure of dreams and are a desire to wear, of many. But regretfully to most, they are out of the general’s reach. And what’s comforting many, and the likes of me is knowing that the rightful recognition of their status, is in the Title that has finally acknowledged the talented creators and constructers that they are. A view, which the mojarity have awoken to, and about which I am particularly happy. All that’s left to do is, superimpose that dead withering label , the ‘…little old lady……’ with The Seamstress, and the ‘…..little old man’ with, the Master Tailor, removing it for ever from total view. Better fitting, I think. Even though in essence, a label remains unattractive. In this case, at least it’s positive, and I like the names.