ancient history, freedom, guns, inspiration, korea, muhammad ali, muhammed ali, slavery, slaves, Uncategorized, vietnam, war, World Politics

Happy Solstice – Where the Sun is High while we sleep in DENIAL of the RAIN of WAR

“I ain’t draft dodging.
I ain’t burning no flag.
I ain’t running to Canada.
I’m staying right here.
You want to send me to jail?
Fine, you go right ahead.
I’ve been in jail for 400 years.
I could be there for 4 or 5 more, but I ain’t going no 10,000 miles
to help murder and kill other poor people.
If I want to die, I’ll die right here, right now, fightin’ you, if I want to die.
You my enemy, not no Chinese, no Vietcong, no Japanese.
You my opposer when I want freedom.
You my opposer when I want justice.
You my opposer when I want equality.
Want me to go somewhere and fight for you?
You won’t even stand up for me right here in America,
for my rights and my religious beliefs.
You won’t even stand up for my rights here at home.”
– Muhammad Ali

I LOVE his quote!!!

“I’ve been in jail for 400 years…but I ain’t going no 10,000 miles to help murder and kill other poor people……You my enemy, not no Chinese, no Vietcong, no Japanese…..You my opposer when I want freedom. You my opposer when I want justice. You my opposer when I want equality…..you won’t even stand up for me right here in America, for my rights and my religious beliefs. You won’t even stand up for my rights here at home.” – Mohammed Ali

SOOOOO phenomenal what he said here in that revolutionary time in US history.

BUT, what HAPPENED??? Why did SOOOO many GO & come back maimed in body, mind and SOUL?? My two uncles came back mentally ill. They were genius IQ level in college and came back from korean and veitnam wars mentally crippled. Totally incarcerated in mental hospitals their whole lives – Well, one of them. The other was not violent and was in and out but mentally incapacitated. They didn’t know how to help them. If they use electroshock treatment on my family members who are mentally ill in the 90’s, what did horror did they do in the 60’s??

What horror. Fighting the white man’s war for nothin’. So many BEAUTIFUL people died in WWII. i watch the amazing acrobats of the dancers in the b/w footage from the 30’s and early forties. Where are all those beautiful men? Those beautiful smiling faces of all races and colors. Where are all those happy people?

GONE. Dead in WWII. and, all those that died in WWI. Just walking to their death for Whom? Really?

Was The GREAT Depression engineered to suppress – KNOCK DOWN all those happy people full of LIFE and LOVE from the 20’s?

While US manufacturers made weapons and other machinery FOR the Nazis in WWII!!! Who makes the guns NOW in this world?? I’m serious!!! USA and Russia and the rest. “Its GOOD BUSINESS. To kill,” THEY say to themselves as they cash in again and again.

AND YOU WONDER why they DON’T want to BAN those military rifles from being SOLD to those on watch lists? $$$$$$$$. Period. AND, maybe, ARE they looking for reasons to DIVIDE the world? The county? Are THEY looking for reasons to BAN humans? ARE they looking for reasons to create MORE weapons, MORE war? So they can make MORE $money????

What MARK is on the bullets that killed all those innocent people in #ORLANDO???

USA.

This world is so messed up. Those “running” the world are so messed up. So many people know this and maybe more do not. How many people know that the USA brought the #Nazi war criminals back THIS country to take advantage of their knowledge whether in genetics “research” or warcraft flying machines, etc. THEY CAME HERE! They were BROUGHT here, WELCOMED here and worked in the USA government for the rest of their lives!! USA inhabitants PAID the SALARIES of NAZI scientists who tortured people for years – maybe decades.

This whole “WAR on WAR” WAR on GUNS WAR on TERRORISTS is just PURE hypocrisy. Period.

The government, the powers that be, just tell you what you want to hear. whatever “side” you’re on. They’ll find a way to make you COMPLICIT. Period.

They’ll find a way to trigger your ISSUE and make you PASSIONATE for or AGAINST whatever it is they want you to be SELLING FOR them.

Even your OPPOSITION to “them” works for them. It creates DIVISION. And, THAT’S what they want. DIVISION. Because DIVISION hurts. DIVISION divides. And dividing is painful. It is ruthless. And, it is powerful to DISEMPOWER.

DIVISION is powerless. Period. Its POWERLESS. Powerful to disempower, disassociate and divide to CONQUER.

YOU won’t conquer anything, YOU won’t conquer ANYBODY, YOU won’t conquer NOTHING but your own SOVEREIGNTY.

Your own self DOMINION will be stripped and laid bare on the blood-soaked floor of war.

WAR that you helped create. Because YOU didn’t #StandUP. YOU didn’t #SPEAKOUT. YOU didn’t #SpeakUP. YOU slept. YOU ate. YOU drove. YOU shopped! YOU gossiped. YOU whined. YOU looked the OTHER WAY. UNTIL, one day, you couldn’t LOOK away any longer. And, you turned so that you could SEE. And, WHAT did you SEE? What did you smell? What did you KNOW? What? What was left? What was remaining of your WORLD?

What?

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© 2016 Sarah West

 

 

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ancient history, Art Reviews, photography, Reviews

Life On Earth

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: Opening of “This Heavy Veil” exhibition of Photographs by William Wylie at Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, Virginia :

Thank you, William, for your inspiring talk on your profound work of photographs of Pompeii, Italy, and for sharing your adventure in creating your work shown currently at the Page Bond Gallery.

Your story of how you felt when you received a call out-of-the blue from Yale University offering you a creative paid stint in southern Italy  seems almost as epic as the volcanic eruption which made Pompeii famous. You honor the passion of your project and the lasting weight of effect by the eponymous expression of your exhibit’s title: “This Heavy Veil”.

I’m still stunned by the visual feast and the heart within each piece that carries you back and back and back again into the past where I still, even in this moment so many hours later, feel like I’ve entered a mirrored chamber being infinitely layered through time and space like the perfectly spaced wrought iron bars in your video expressing the passage of perfect time that goes on and on and on past the frame of the TV screen.

There’s a presence there, in your work, that carries you into time like you have a scroll bar with which to travel, not just seeing an ancient object, a stone edifice erected millenniums ago withstanding the aeons of strife and who knows how many renaissances before “The Heavy Veil” hit hard and long, but your images also are a corridor to see through into the past and the future.

I can still see your still images and the one film, emanating a moving story that continues to play in such silence, such reverence, in black and white in my mind’s eye even now:

We humans have and will ever come and go so quickly as grains of sand, worn from our looming mountains, passing through the doors of our creations again and again till we rest and pass on the keys to life to the next ones, over and over again… infinitely – till something stops. Till something stops it. It – Life. The cycle of life – The veil drops to change the course. The stopping of time in its place and bringing space into a forever place. That is Pompeii.

You give testimony to history; you are a record keeper of ancient architecture by humans or by Creator. Chronicling a still standing, regal Greek column or the exquisitely variegated colors of nature’s building blocks, fallen, left solo, like an altar to the Gods and Goddesses at Stonehenge. The elements dismantle the walls of ancient homes to reveal a mythical tree, a sacred spring, a yonic shrine created collaboratively with mother nature, time & humanity.

Those fierce monuments forged by 1000’s of heated hearts extending their efforting hand to place the molded bricks and chiseled stones continue to stand long past our fleshy existence.

Stone lasts longer… though not forever either;  rubble, too, all things, eventually, whether its a giant rock formed by molten lava or that human made construction to glorify oration, games and battles for sport, transition into smaller and smaller bits of existence.

You honor the earth; while at the same time, you respect the art of the humanity that makes the edifices from the Earth. A grain of dirt, seen so exquisitely through your 8 x 10 Deardorff camera, and a monument are equally glorious.

We see the bones of those honored arches, tiered glory striated by 3 shadows – horizontal juxtapositions of aliveness – trees! What a visual revelation!

The foreground is as much as a monument as the amphitheater itself. I found such tender harmony in the equipoise in the Amphitheater of Pompeii. The vast earthen passageway striated by shadowed stepping-stones carry the viewer into the grand finale, the triumphant architecture. I’m still haunted, in a good way by a trinity of sheer splendor!

The precious bits of straw, plant debri scattered along the ocean of dirt leading up to those epic arches speak volumes from a  time of vitality through the times since its ever increasing skeletal slumber.

The tens of 1000’s of days that have gone by with feet of every size and color, trodding along that vast expanse to and from that monument, during its aliveness so long ago and, up to its tourist’s revival:  those rushing past it to go where?

I can’t help but ask: “And, now where?”

“Where are we to go now?”

“With the triumphs and troubles we see and feel, where do we go?”

Where do we place our attention, our skills, our energy for construction, our energy for art, for poetry, for discourse, for oration, for relationship with one and with the world? With our neighbors and with other countries? With intellectual resources and with nature’s resources?

Where are we going?

What still stands in our future?

What dance will we do with mother nature for which we can be responsible?

Thank you, William Wylie, for carrying us back through time and into the Present to be more present. Thank you for showing us the past in such a quiet reveal to show us the future. Thank you for showing us nature’s magnificence through the beauty of the setting sun and through entropy on matter itself. Thank you for blending Grace with transformation and demise and rebirth again and again and again…

Perspective is everything:

Is the grandness in our creation as we feel so small standing at the gates of our stone amphitheaters;  on the other hand, do we feel so great that we created it. Or, do we stand in awe of nature’s wielding powers and live beneath a volcano protected by her and also at the foot of her potential to decimate?

Life on Earth.

Change is constant : Our companion in this mysterious thing called Life.

© 2013 Sarah West

October 4, 2013 | Opening of This Heavy Veil exhibition at Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA   (Oct 4 – Oct 30, 2013)

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