Following on from the 'Obama Deception' doco from Alex Jones we posted about the other month, here's some more Obama related info. Interesting stuff, peep game.
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So, as I said the other day, I managed to catch David Icke live in Melbourne. This is his third trip to Australia, but the first since I've been aware of his work (around 6 years now). The guys at Truth Movement Australia put the show on, and it went very, very well. They're bringing out Peter Joseph (the man behind Zeitgeist) in the near future so we'll keep you posted on that.
David entered the Melbourne Convention Centre around 40mins late to a rapturous applause and standing ovation - I've never seen anything like it. He was even given flowers at one point, which really shows how important his work is to people. His opening comments were classic Icke - he spoke about when he arrived in Australia, he was asked to go to a small room and sign a contract about his 'character' and how he will vouch not to arouse 'discord'. That was the joke of the day, classics.
The day was split into three parts - the first covered the basics of human consciousness and the world we live in, mainly to set up the more meaty parts of his talk. This was brilliant - my favourite part was when he spoke of Jill Bolte Taylor, a neuroanatomist who had a stroke and her right brain remained conscious. Watch the video below for her amazing story.
David went on to speak about the hierarchy of power, Barack Obama's role in everything, briefly touched on 9/11, and he even went into his infamous reptilian theory, which I love. He was seen off the stage with yet another standing ovation, and I dare say the people of Australia would welcome him back any day. Click on any of the images to go to David's website to read more about his work.
I was lucky enough to get to see David Icke live in Melbourne yesterday (hence no blog post). Wow. It was amazing, just as expected. David's infectious energy and passion for his work was extremely present, as the 1500 people deep crowd gave the man a standing ovation upon his entrance and exit from the stage; the information was presented impeccably, and as tired as I was from a hard weekend's partying, I was interested the entire time.
I'll do a proper wrap up after this weekend when I put some of the photos up. To give you a taste of David's work, check the clip below. Brilliant.
Wow. So Theory and myself were flicking through Canibus videos on YouTube and we stumbled upon this video of David Icke speaking on 'blueprint rap'. I was shocked and extremely surprised to find this candid and genuine take on modern Hip Hop from a white British man - generally, folks in David's demographic don't get Hip Hop in any shape or form but he understood it to the heart of the culture.
Also, I'll be seeing David Icke speak in Melbourne this coming Saturday so I'll blog my ass off about that over the weekend.
I posted a trailer for this a few weeks back and now the full length has been released. Check it out, it's a longun, goes for almost 2 hours, but it's worth it. Some very interesting information, and as I said, keep an open mind. Comment with your thoughts.
Oh and look out for dope commentary from legendary Hip Hop artists KRS One and Professor Griff (Public Enemy).
I'm pretty damn fascinated by this right now. The Venus Project was first brought to my attention in the movie Zeitgeist Addendum, which I saw for the second time at the Spiritual Cinema on Wednesday.
Check out the site by clicking on the image, and read the blurb below. It could be a whole new world.
"The Venus Project presents a bold, new direction for humanity that entails nothing less than the total redesign of our culture. There are many people today who are concerned with the serious problems that face our modern society: unemployment, violent crime, replacement of humans by technology, over-population and a decline in the Earth's ecosystems. As you will see, The Venus Project is dedicated to confronting all of these problems by actively engaging in the research, development, and application of workable solutions. Through the use of innovative approaches to social awareness, educational incentives, and the consistent application of the best that science and technology can offer directly to the social system, The Venus Project offers a comprehensive plan for social reclamation in which human beings, technology, and nature will be able to coexist in a long-term, sustainable state of dynamic equilibrium."
So I've posted about The Truth Movement Australia before. The founder, Adam Davis, has been travelling around Australia and visiting with folks who have signed up to the website. Tonight was the Melbourne edition, and the turnout was fantastic.
Possibly 60-70 folks rocked up to the Glitch Bar & Cinema, a place I never knew existed. It's a small, community cinema that runs Spiritual Cinema, which shows a film that will expand your mind every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. Incredible. I've attached the flyer above for the next fortnight, something I think I will attend, as I'm very curious about The Venus Project.
For all folks who want to see what's really going on in our world, see past the deceptions, the flaws in our society and how we can come together to fix it, both The Truth Movement Australia and The Venus Project, along with the Spiritual Cinema, are a great place to start. Hit me up for more info.
I can already feel the rage from our US homies on this one, but yo, I had to post it. Just be open-minded and check this out.
Our Commander in Chief will surely be missed by all.
43rd President of the United States at the Inauguration of Barak Obama...this is just plain sad. I have nothing else to say.
Barack Obama has now officially been named the President of the United States of America. Today was a day that I personally never thought I would see in my lifetime. Who would have ever thought that less than 50 years after segregation ended, an African American man would become the commander in chief of our great nation?
This truly is a historic day for the world. People are celebrating and countries that once would not communicate with our leaders are now trying to open a dialog with President Obama. Maybe this can be the catalyst to help our world unite. Times are rough for everybody not just people in the United States, but folks in Europe, Asia, Africa, and every corner of the globe. It is time for a change.
People like Harriett Tubman, Booker T. Washington, Frederick Douglas, my grandmother, slaves, and many many people all dreamed that one day there would be equality....and now in 2009, much has been gained, but there is much more to be done. At the end of the day, Barack Obama being elected has brought hope that no dream is too big and anything can be accomplished.
In life, getting anything worth having is going to be tough but worth it at the end of the day.
-Wise Old Man
Peace to all.
DJ Grain/The Movement Fam
"I make black history every day, I don't need a month" Kanye West from 'Brand New'
Man, I'm a fiend for Air Force 1's. I've never been a sneaker head really, but these kicks were the ones that got me at least to stay on my kick game. So when I saw these little babies on the Sneakerfiles blog, I had to post about 'em. I won't even re-write this stuff, but peep:
Nike commemorates Black History Month 2009 with this Air Force 1 designed with the colors black, green and red. The Air Force 1 was also last years base model which was developed for the month of February. This years model features a black base highlighted with red and green lining and accents, and what appears to be a translucent sole possibly revealing writing or graphics. Other details include a black heel pattern and special tongue label. Lastly, the Black History Month Air Force 1 will come in a black bag with a quote which can be read in text after the jump. Stay posted for specific release date.
“100 years came and another 100 past
little did they know, nothing would forever last
the land they knew stood for “liberty and justice for all”
however, “we the people” didn’t include them at all
words on paper held no weight
it was time for judicial battle at the mahogany gate
they moved left and then shifted right
they fought for freedom keeping equality in sight
laws were challenged and changes were made
giving us the right to make the grade
thanks to those who fought the fight
moving the darkness and bringing light”
What's in a name, eh?
I just wanted to touch base with you folks about names...
Names can be happy and conjure up wonderful pictures in our mind's eye. We have Apple, Cruise, Sunday Rose, Shiloh, and Joaquin to name a few.
And if most of the aforementioned names of these people weren't born into a priveleged lifestyle where they would want for nothing, then they would most likely endure years of torment and teasing during their younger lives. Most likely up until the point they reach a cross road in their life where they will be presented with the opportunity to change their name, move, go into therapy, or go and exact revenge on their high school bullies who jeered and made fun of their names through those "wonder years".
The reason for my latest rant is the news story about a couple who, for some reason, have decided to name one of their children Adolf Hilter. Now okay, you should be able to call your child anything you want. It's yours, you made it, no one else did. But you as the parent you won't face the horror and pain that this innocent life will endure having to labour through life with the namesake of the most despised man that people care to remember or forget. But it doesn't just stop at 'Hilter' either. These parents have other children with names like "Arayan Nation" and "Honszlynn Hinler".
Now, while the parents, no matter how kind-hearted or good-natured they believe they are, have subjected this young fragile being to a fate that one would not wish on an enemy. When will we start calling our children Pol Pot, after the genocidal maniac that proceeded to kill an maim anyone who would question him or his motives (the figure is close to 3 million), or why not Edi Amin? Hey, heres a name for ya - Osama Bin Laden, make that your kids name. Why not? It's just a name. At least it's not common. The poor kid's never gonna have any friends though, besides Nazi sympathizers. Yay.
It could all be just a joke, albeit one in poor taste, but this poor child will have to live in fear and loathing of a name that it does not understand the true malice of, its origins - nor should it need to. It will be exposed to hate and confrontation each time it dares to utter its full name, and should any of us really want to live with a burden like that?
Now if the mother and father of these children want to change their own names to what ever they like, then so be it. But to condemn an innocent child though is wrong on so many levels. I really do not believe there is space on a page to list it all. Anyway, that's just something I had to say. Take it, leave it, love it or hate it, it's up to you. I will leave with something I stole from old Bill Shakespeare:
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."
So I mentioned this briefly a week or two ago when I spoke on the David Icke lecture in Melbourne this coming April. The company bringing David out, The Truth Movement Australia, is something I have never seen before in this country. Adam Davis, who runs the company and arranged for Mr Icke to come to Australia when he swore he would never come again (due to a full of shit promoter a few years back), is doing a great thing for the Australian public in order to help us all open our eyes to the real truth as to what is happening around us.
Adam also informed me that he will next be looking into bringing Peter Joseph out to Australia to speak (Peter is the man behind the internet phenomenom Zeitgeist).
Check out the site and learn...
Aight, this one will probably ruffle a few feathers out there but fuck it - freedom of speech is a beautiful thing.
In the UK, a (damn hot) journalist by the name of Ariane Sherine (pictured above, with Richard Dawkins (scientist and author of 'The God Delusion') and Polly Toynbee (Guardian columnist)) has created a tongue in cheek campaign as part of the Atheist movement, as a response to the crazy religious advertising seen on buses in the UK. Some of the ads would spout stuff like 'Jesus died for your sins' and then quoting a URL. Folks would head over to their website and it would have (literally) quotes such as 'All non-Christians would burn in hell for all eternity in a lake of hell fire'. Ooooookay. Check the video for the full story, and click the image to visit the Atheist Bus Campaign's website.
As you would expect, religious groups around the world have kicked up a stink, but it's awesome. About fucking time someone did this. I actually, conveniently, finished reading 'The God Delusion' this week, just as I saw this campaign, and it's hit home just how fucked up this world is due to religion. It's not like I didn't know already, but damn, the leeway that is afforded to religion is astounding. I'm not even gonna get into it now, but check it out and hopefully it'll open a few minds.
Great job guys. For years everything was going great and people were making lots money, but no one ever thought about what would happen if things went west. Now everything has come to light and the entire world is suffering. But despite all the madness executives of these large companies still pull millions in bonuses. Hopefully, our world leaders can get everything in order...hopefully. I apologize again for the lack of posts I have been on boycott against these sorry companies.
So, y'all may or may not have noticed a lack of posts this week. My bad. I have become a statistic of the so-called 'Global Financial Crisis'. I was retrenched from my position as Content Editor of a major bank on Monday, after working there for 4 years. But yo, I ain't even mad. They were pretty good about it, they hit me with a decent payout (ching!) which will now open up a few doors which I thought may have been closed in the short term. Plus, since returning from the US/Canada trip, every day working there has been harder as I became more disenfranchised with the 9-5 grind.
Anyway, it seems that many corporations are buying into this 'recession'. Fuck it. It's only in your mind. Which is why I linked the image to David Icke.com. For those who aren't familiar with David's work, check out his website, he's amazing. AND he'll be in Melbourne on Saturday April 11th next year to give one of his 7 hour lectures. Boom.
Also, go check out the online movies 'Zeitgeist' and 'Zeigeist: Addendum' (the sequel) for a serious eye-opener. I already knew most of this information but it made me disgusted to even work for a bank. Get educated, folks.
George Bush at the G20 Summit getting no love from other world leaders. This is terrible. No one will shake his hand due to the past eight years in the US....you be the judge on that.