From The Rage of Akbar Lightning #1 At war With war; There is a price For this life. A secret love of conflict Infects the spirit. What experience do we have Of peace? Only glimpses Of how we behave at rest. This is no foundation click here to purchase a copy of the book
The only revolution worth thinking about is the one that conquers violence.
From The Way of Akbar Lightning #48 Wisdom is an attitude Trust me…I know… No amount of gathering Will make up for an empty heart Because the heart is not a vessel. It is a doorway That the wise man keeps closed when in public. Behind this doorway entropy absorbs The idols you cling to. [...]
We are tasked to Gather up what is left After our identities are smashed After our idols are taken away Time after Time. We are tasked with this Because…I would like to say It is the only way to know That we are real But I fear the opposite is true Paranoia is the [...]
Happy New Year Everybody! 2012 will be here in a few days. And I predict it will be a year so transformative that we will seriously consider reconfiguring our calendar around it at some future date. Having just spoke to Byron King the creator of Globatron.org, we have decided to resume projects that were once [...]
From The Rage of Akbar Lightning Available Here #4 If you have no regrets Then you are not living artfully. If you have too many regrets Then you do not have a sound mind.
If you are an artist then, like me, you receive weekly emails from a great variety of art events that call on you to pay an entry fee in order to be considered for shows, exhibitions or magazines. The very institutions that are seeking talent so that they can share in profiting from your work, [...]
I get excited by books, and then I start sharing about them after reading the first chapter. This is happening more lately, as authors are beginning to find a voice fitting for our new century. After I read the first paragraph of Adam Levin’s first novel, i said to myself ‘that’s the best first paragraph [...]
Once you move out of the act of specializing, once you take your first step into the combining of disciplines, you engage in a never ending realization of the unity of all forms of human expression. Every act is an act of poetry, art, philosophy, politics, emotion, biology, information, physics, psychology, etc…If we claim one, [...]
Recently while waiting for a friend at the Strand Bookstore in NYC I saw a strange little pile of blue books on one of the book islands in the store. It was intriguing, so I went home later and ordered a copy, instead of buying one with cash as I should have. To keep this [...]
When you say you respect all religions, you are saying that you believe in more than one God. Or you are saying that God can manifest in different forms, which is almost equivalent. So, to respect other religions we must admit the limitations in our own religion. In other words, we have chosen one side [...]
This is part of a larger thesis I am working on, that will eventually, once i clarify the argument turn into a full 21st century argument for the existence of God or Gods, and the need to utilize religious language to interpret experience and find balance. Feel free to critique or engage. Akbar’s Theology #1 [...]
This is the first in a series here at Globatron, where we are going to acknowledge a growing cultural collision occurring right now in our world, in a way that differs from the approved media portrayal. In other words, we are going to take it for granted that a holy war is under way, between [...]
I pulled some fragments from the fire….
oh, what is the nature of destruction?…what is the nature of secrecy?…what is the nature of political right to knowledge?…this is why these things are interesting…i watch, not because i believe i will crack the code, but because i am interested…because i was there that day…because it was biblical…and because the memory will be a [...]
I am not posting the following video to arouse a political discussion. I mean come on, these people hardly warrant a serious response. I am posting it as a device to illustrate a few theories of mine. 1. Politics and political nostalgia have become a form of tourism, like a virtual game that some people [...]
i thought this video about the dating game was interesting. i think the instinctual reaction to such a thing is horror, and i would love to know why…even i have that knee-jerk reaction…but because i practice suspending my immediate judgments, i realized that there is nothing wrong with such a game, if it provides pleasure [...]
It has long been the interpretation of historians that the spread of liberal education across America led to a radicalization of the youth in the 1960s and 70s, and some have implied that there was, in response to this, an effort to denude education of those elements that lead young people to think in revolutionary ways, by associating the goals of education, not with moral or ethical transcendence, but as a means toward financial security. As an accident of this process, critical thinking has given way to discipline as the overarching theme of educational development. In other words the metaphor of the poet, as a model of educational mastery, has given way to the ethic of the soldier.
With every additional year of life the creative person becomes more adept at his/her craft but what grows alongside of this mastery is the looming expanse of untranslatable selfhood, that quiet quality of one’s essence that reminds a person of his/her mortal challenge. Every creative act is an affirmation of life, and those works which [...]
education has been a running theme for us lately, and i found this clip…i don’t really have any strong opinions on the matter any more, as i don’t think the structure is very important. i think education arises out of the moral fitness of a society, and kids that grow up loved and supported naturally [...]
Universaltron and I talked about this exact model after the spill…i cannot remember the post, but maybe he will embed it here…but the idea we had was that much could be done with a small army of bots…whelp, it seems our idea was a good one, and that somebody else, better equipped, went forward… i [...]
Multi Touch Light Table: GERGWERK from GERG WERK on Vimeo.
I tried to do a short rap related to this picture, but i got nowhere….and after seeing Universaltron’s post, i realized we were resonating in a similar place…this image is amazing to me…taken by the Nasa Messenger Mission, a satellite that is orbiting Mercury…so this is a picture of how our Earth and Moon would [...]
as i grow and learn, i become more convinced everyday of the need to see historical forces through the filter of psychology…i found a reference to this man and found this clip…very fascinating and i see here a man walking the fine lines that define the character of the 21st century wise-man…enjoy…His name is Alejandro [...]