Thursday, December 25, 2014

the wars

...a large bloody palm to your nose
oversized traffic sign edged with burgundy
dustbin lid sized pillar box red button
a bayonet with a melted pink marshmallow
buzzing blue electric fence
child crossing
state of the art a.b.s breaking system
woh pull on the reigns bro
concorde air brakes
cease and desist from the company
ten hoover dams
a couch sized door wedge
road block from gauntlet
exclamation mark!
hault your horses
cancel the countdown to launch
abandon ship
end the violence
stop the wars

--steve fly

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Some music to remember that its going to be alright

James Brown - Try Me Ruby Turner - Stay With me Baby Al Green - How can you mend a broken heart Etta James - At Last

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Open Source Party: decentralized non-vote philosophy.

Open Source Party: decentralized non-vote philosophy.

My thoughts (2010) on Politics and the democratic VOTE cannot be split from my other thoughts about life and community. Sorry, narrow mindedness never has appealed. My philosophy concerns holism, a unity where art and music are powerful and important, equal to Law and politics in popular culture, and have an equal representation in my thought patterns and writing adventures into the political paradigm generally.

I do not resonate with any political party from the UK, or anywhere else in the world, well...perhaps the Pirate party are a close approximation to my 'open sauce party' ideas, but also have many differences. I will not vote for any political party in the UK. Why should i forfeit individual intelligence for the groupthink of political packs with nothing in common with my ideals and way of life?

What would I do? Well, first I would dissolve myself, like an indigestion tablet, so that what we conceive of as governmental power is literally dissolved into the community. Rather than printed on a small number of so called representatives identity cards so that they can distribute the wealth and information. Very generally i would support and push the model where all people are collective stewards of the places that we live, and responsible the the environment and the people around them.

The idea of dissolving the Government into the community and making everyman women and child a co-operative shareholder in the great natural store of wealth we create by our collective labours, reflects a trend emerging, to my mind, where things generally begin to diversify, preserving a significant amount of Novelty. Things change at a seemingly faster and faster rate. How quick are you on the update?

The great design scientist R. Buckminster Fuller proposed a workable and detailed version of these kinds of ‘decentralization’ power structures, and his models and innovations reflect an all-around-the-world system of decentralized, co-operative ‘desovereignized’ communal tribes, sharing resources and ideas openly. Trending toward taking power away from centralized control systems, in favour of decentralized interconnected global systems, spherical systems of global thinking on behalf of all humanity, all around the globe peoples.

One look at any of the UK political parties illustrates to me how they wish us to stop, distrub and hinder critical thinking. Trust them, vote for them, and turn over power to them, why on earth? Why, when most of us are connected to each other and the outer world, and no longer require the control mechanisms imposed on us by the state/government/council? oh, the terrorists, we need them for security, you say? well no, from where i am sitting try bringing all the troops home and pulling out all your foreign business operations abroad, come home, spend the saved money and time working to help save the environment and the social well being of millions of people at home. As long as you play global cop buddy to the USA you will be threatened by terrorism. Bring the troops home, decommission the subs, bury the nukes or fire them into the sun.

The global news media and the global spy networks and their governments manufacture consent, or they manufacture ‘reasons why’ we need them to survive; i.e to protect us from the terrorists, the dope pushers and the criminals as defined by their criminal ‘terror and drug’ networks, the the hired lawyers and cops, those in charge who manufacture a labyrinth of irrational, contradictory and somewhat strategic booby-traps. Arsonist and fireman, serial killer and president, child abuser and priest. Safety in having control of both sides of any polarized argument and snubbing out any third way, demoralizing critical thinking. With us or against us. Tick box 1 or box 1.1. 

My big vision here for a decentralized, dissolved and evolved community of self representative and truly ‘global citizens’, defines the new us, or the new we, as self-owning stewards of their own birth right as human beings, and passengers upon spaceship Earth. This displays a first bit of frosting or reasoning for choosing not to vote in their game of death, as I view it. My insight is based upon my experiences and ongoing study into politics, language, history, psychology and poetry in Britain, America and Europe. I write this to inspire new thinking and questioning of authority, do we require the protection and advice of our governments? I know nothing of banking in practice, for example, but if I could round up ten of my friends I might find myself capable of banking within a short period of time, combined with the power of global Internet and analytics almost anybody with a sufficient network of like minded individuals, can take up some positions previously monopolized by a certain elitist class structure.

If the existing mechanisms and channels of global trade, telecommunications and teaching were ‘open sourced’ to the community, via new contractual binding agreements specifically tailored for the particular ‘group’ or tribe of people. And if this group were in turn attenuated by a globally connected village bulletin board with no particular moderator, but moderated by the network of individuals connected, you can have a locally and globally interdependent model. This may sound pretty overly optimistic stuff to some people, total anarchy and revolution to others, from my perspective I'm simply stating the impact of an expanding universe and exponentially expanding information paradox. There will be more of everything, shrinking technology, greater processing speeds, ecological meltdown, births and deaths, breakthroughs and set-backs.

People with good information want to be free, can define what it means to be free and have a crack at what to do with that freedom, how to preserve it. No individual human beings will stop the process of memes, bits, genes and atoms differentiating themselves, fusing and finding new means to connectivity. To me, the universe is an information and novelty conserving engine, one huge ongoing initiation with no beginning middle or end, a waking eternity. But something we dress up with all sorts of dogma and naive realism, identity, certainty, linearity and historicity. The open sauce party represents a pan-psychic gathering.

 I deduce that the old religion-dogmatic paradigm of centralized power and control has run its course and lies dead, slumped at the starting line, the gun about to go off, we are seeing the last dying breath of the old guard shooting its last bit of patriotic sperm in the middle beast process. Politically, i think we are recycling the ideas and dogma found in the dark ages, from before the hermetic renaissance and the age of reason.

We seem to be operating on a mass ‘Ghengis Khan’ economic model, slash and burn and bomb and kill model, the Bush Blair Cameron Obama model... combined with a crusading ‘Knights Templar’ militaristic model, and a Machiavellian political model, all of which appear to me as representative of the old paradigm. Might makes right, violence, bullying, extortion, revenge and bluff, these are the pirate tactics of their game, as i see it, and you can see for yourself and hear these type of models put forward by government spokes critters, political mouth-spooks, CEOs of large corporate media and some military strategists, today.

Open Source ‘minarchy’ cuts out the major causes of war and aggression, of poverty and death by limiting government to a kind of night watchmen that only intervenes in some cases concerning life and liberty. Once more I hope to describe a general theory here, ultimately this leads to you and your friends and community writing your own constitution, and operating your own local business enterprise and sharing resources and any profits with others. Adopting transparency.

The most important attribute to this kind of decentralized government model is feedback. Feedback helps us to define standards and lets us compare and revise our collective models and data. Feedback between small independent communities seems a critical function for their survival, and it is this feedback, used intelligently that I think will provide the ‘security, advice, and guidance’ currently forced upon us by our governments. I do not need to further my argument that governments force their democracy on people. Freedom from the greedy banks, from the revolving doors between business and government, freedom from the military bullies and freedom from the government are a part a parcel of the meaning to ‘freedom’.

But in this new model freedom is old paradigm and shall be replaced with the principle of ‘novelty’. Freedom to be different and to do new things, freedom to evolve and conserve novelty. Freedom must not be confused with any static state. Freedom concerns a process and changing and moving potential that defies definition.

Thanks for reading my thousand words in defense of not voting for any political party in 2010 (2014/2018/2022). I hope you at least think for yourself and familiarize yourself, with yourself. If you do choose to vote, vote for the candidate you have met.    

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Internet's Own Boy

The Internet's Own Boy depicts the life of American computer programmer, writer, political organizer and Internet activist Aaron Swartz. It features interviews with his family and friends as well as the internet luminaries who worked with him. The film tells his story up to his eventual suicide after a legal battle, and explores the questions of access to information and civil liberties that drove his work.

This movie is part of the collection: Community Video

Director: Brian Knappenberger
Producer: Brian Knappenberger
Audio/Visual: sound, color
Language: English
Keywords: Aaron Swartz; documentary; hacktivism; suicide; jstor; MIT; CFAA; Cory Doctorow; Tim Berners-Lee; Larry Lessig; internet; activism
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Creative Commons license: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International

History, Terror, Time

"In our day, when historical pressure no longer allows any escape, how can man tolerate the catastrophes and horrors of history—from collective deportations and massacres to atomic bombings—if beyond them he can glimpse no sign, no transhistorical meaning; if they are only the blind play of economic, social, or political forces, or, even worse, only the result of the 'liberties' that a minority takes and exercises directly on the stage of universal history?
"We know how, in the past, humanity has been able to endure the sufferings we have enumerated: they were regarded as a punishment inflicted by God, the syndrome of the decline of the 'age,' and so on. And it was possible to accept them precisely because they had a metahistorical meaning [...] Every war rehearsed the struggle between good and evil, every fresh social injustice was identified with the sufferings of the Saviour (or, for example, in the pre-Christian world, with the passion of a divine messenger or vegetation god), each new massacre repeated the glorious end of the martyrs. [...] By virtue of this view, tens of millions of men were able, for century after century, to endure great historical pressures without despairing, without committing suicide or falling into that spiritual aridity that always brings with it a relativistic or nihilistic view of history"[25]

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Have yourself a blast: Cosmic Triiger Stage Play

Our crowd-funding runs from 23rd May – 4th July 2014.  We have all sorts of goodies on offer, with plenty of Bob Wilson & Ken Campbell related collectables and limited editions.  The money will get us to the first performance; touring costs will be met by ticket sales.

We are a small independent theatre company with passion and vision. We are producing this show for the love of Bob, and will do so on a sliding budget – the more money we raise, the better will be the show. Please help us make this the greatest show on Planet World.


When Daisy first announced her intention to stage this production, folk began sending her £23 or $23 (or multiples of) to help her get started. These generous early champions are our seed-funders, and are very close to our hearts, as we wouldn’t have had a bat in hell’s chance without them.

Friday, January 10, 2014

The greatest poem of the 21st Century: Somebody Blew Up America

Amiri Baraka R.I.P In my estimation, Baraka was the greatest poet of the 21st century, and a he contender for the later half of the 20th.

His poem 'Somebody Blew Up America' stands as a testament to the power of poetry and had a deep effect on me when i first heard it. Then and now, i rate it as the single most informative investigation into the events of 9/11. Full of questions, contradictions, street slang, horror, truth and so a special beauty, the feeling of the unstoppable forces of language, gathered around the poet, Baraka, oozing out into the shared world through his fine tuned poetic being.

What a great American. And somebody i was fortunate to meet once in New York, handing his latest publication to Ravi Coltrane right in front of my eyes. I will cherish this chance encounter for all my days.

--Steve Fly