Axis of Logic Ezine, September, 2004
Axis of Logic
Monday, Sep 20, 2004
Welcome to Autumn from all of us at Axis of Logic. We are pleased to resume the Axis of Logic Ezine after a summer break, in which we participated in national protests against the corporate wars and other abuses of the U.S. government. Throughout the summer, we also worked to provide news and commentary that we hope has given readers an alternative to the propaganda of the corporate media. We have reported first-hand the measures taken during the Democratic National Convention in Boston to protect those who presume to speak for the people, from hearing the voices of the people. We have also been unrelenting in our stand against the domestic and foreign policies and practices voiced at the Republican National Convention and their 4 year reign of international terror that has been so devasting to so many.
Our columnists have have written commentary on the ongoing assault on the working people of the world by the U.S. government and its global corporate allies; on the continued Zionist occupation of Palestine, on the ongoing U.S. occupation of Iraq; U.S. interference in the domestic affairs in Haiti, Venezuela and other nations around the world. We have posted thousands of other published news reports and commentary on many other events and subjects from every region of the world. We have also consistently exposed the charade of the electoral process in the U.S. Because words must be joined with action in order to have any power, we have continued to provide information about opportunities for readers to join in the struggle against global corporate imperialism. We believe our only hope lies in our faith in ourselves as a people, willing to self-examine, sacrifice, find courage within, and to act in solidarity. We hope the articles and reflections included in this ezine will further inform and equip our readers for movement toward peace and justice. We all volunteer our time. We have considerable start-up and monthly costs - ongoing. We thank those who have already donated time and money to Axis of Logic. If you have not already done so, please consider contributing financially and volunteering your time and skills to help us: CONTRIBUTE
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If winter is slumber and spring is birth, and summer is life, then autumn rounds out to be reflection. It's a time of year when the leaves are down and the harvest is in and the perennials are gone. Mother Earth just closed up the drapes on another year and it's time to reflect on what's come before.
- Mitchell Burgess
Studying the universe engages us in something bigger than ourselves. Science tries to describe, in terms we can only grasp intuitively, things that are beyond our intuition. . . . all we can hope for is that our physical descriptions, like a song or a good painting, are a faithful evocation of some ineffable truth.
- Br. Guy Consolmagno
The Way to the Dwelling of Light
No dictator, no invader, can hold an imprisoned population by force of arms forever. There is no greater power in the universe than the need for freedom. Against that power, governments and tyrants and armies cannot stand.
- J. Michael Straczynski
The man who sat on the ground in his tipi meditating on life and its meaning, accepting the kinship of all creatures and acknowledging unity with the universe of things was infusing into his being the true essence of civilization. And when native man left off this form of development, his humanization was retarded in growth.
- Chief Luther Standing Bear, cited in
T. C. McLuhan, Touch the Earth
Great white shark, napoleon wrasse
now vulnerable, endangered victims
James Buleigh, -Cyber Diver News Network/The Independent
9/11 pollution 'could cause more deaths than attack'
Geoffrey Lean, Environment Editor, -The Independent (UK)
Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
- Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)
If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.
- Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962)
The Emerging Case for a Single State in Palestine
Todd May, -Axis of Logic
Letters from Palestine
Too Much to Atone for on Yom Kippur
Anne Gwynne, -Axis of Logic
Why are Palestinian Prisoners on a Hunger Strike?
Doris Cadigan, -Axis of Logic
Forgiveness is almost a selfish act because of its immense benefits to the one who forgives.
- Lawana Blackwell
The Dowry of Miss Lydia Clark
W. Vic Ratsma, Axis of Logic columnist, -Axis of Logic exclusive
The hatred you're carrying is a live coal in your heart - far more damaging to yourself than to them. Forgiveness is almost a selfish act because of its immense benefits to the one who forgives.
- Lawana Blackwell
The Dowry of Miss Lydia Clark
What did the tossing willow say, that it became light-headed with drunkness?
What did that fair-statured cypress behold, that it departed and returned firm of foot? ...
The painters have taken the brush, with whose hands my soul is intoxicated, for their lovely imageries have lent beauty to the grove.
- Jalal al-Din Rumi
... excerpt from Since I Live Now On The Wind
How long will fate allow us
to tilt the world
into an ever more cataclysmic course
with our careening technology?
"You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you're finished, you'll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird... So let's look at the bird and see what it's doing -- that's what counts. I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something."
- Richard Feynman (1918 - 1988)
Inference and Nuance: The Corporate Media and the War
Les Blough, Editor, -Axis of Logic
When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?'
- Don Marquis (1878 - 1937)
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way...you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.
Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them?
Then be not too eager to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for your own safety.
Even the wise cannot see all ends.
- J. R. R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973)
Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, and are right.
- H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)
"First, we need to differentiate between sensing and perceiving. Sensing is the more mechanical aspect, involving the stimulation of the sensory receptors and the sensory nerves. Perceiving is about one's personal relationship to the incoming information. We all have sense organs which are similar, but our perceptions are totally unique. Perception is about how we relate to what we are sensing. Perception is about relationship to ourselves, others, the Earth and the universe. And it contains the interweaving of both sensory and motor components."
- Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen
Bone, Breath, & Gesture:
Practices of Embodiment
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