The animal agriculture industry, for obvious reason, connects the entire world to planetary degradation, and all other smaller animal farms are part of the complexity of this dysfunctional system. Human greed for animal products is the plague of the Natural World!... Because of the philosophical worldview of Human Exceptionalism, which influences the way people see and relate to animals and the planet - most consumers of animal products will not understand this and because of deliberate ignorance will openly deny the need to abolish the animal agriculture industry.
Eating MEAT is not a vestige of freedom but a representation of death of the Free-living - The Animals, Tribal Peoples, Insects, Nature and ultimately Earth, have been or are in the process of being destroyed and or commodified!
Commodification is not freedom and i feel that the most simplest of the thinking mind can understand this.
"Human Exceptionalism is the belief that human beings have special status based on their unique capacities, is a false view and has serious consequences because of how we (or at least some of us) conduct ourselves when we view ourselves as members of a distinct species in relation to other species and Earth as a whole". (SB)
The animal agriculture industry is the reason the Brazilian Rainforest is on fire, and the very reason other tribal homelands have been and are in the midst of being destroyed.
Indigenous peoples throughout history have fought and died to resist the forceful encroachment of civilization into their lives. This struggle continues today, as the "uncivilized" are pushed closer and closer to the edge of survival by the "civilized" all over the world, and the Scientific and technological imbalance between us continues to expand and create a sociological divide that renders us unable to understand each other on even a basic level.
There is no LEADER of HOPE that can change the current trajectory we are on, the progression of degradation that is in motion is now way beyond our control. Every Living Being will suffer and extreme planetary degradation is the future - thank you Western industrial civilization for that revolutionary destiny that you manifested from your sick and selfish, greedy minds.
Your civilizing process is a lie, that you actually believe in!
When humans were tribal and horticultural, we had the least impact on the planet. Now humanity is a massive industrious society, and have rapidly gown to approximately seven and a half billion, so now we are systematically destroy our mother. This is not progress nor is it evolutionary. It would only be right by our Earth Mother to maintain balance, how ever that may be - with a massive storm, open up the ozone, an endless winter, flooding, drought or fire how ever it maybe!
Earth is a living entity and she will take care of herself, so we humans will have to accept the inevitable and adapt! We maybe, by force reduced to a state similar to when we were tribal or cease to exist.
The strongest may survive for a while. Then they, too, will succumb to the changing Earth and be lost.
Western industrial society and their expansionist billionaires need to be destroyed, the planet is suffering because of its greed!
There will be no coexistence or peace if this does not happen.
Violence is the answer, how do you think the dominant culture became the dominant culture, and now they are using state sanctioned violence to maintain the position as the dominent culture in the world.
Western culture and especially its industrialization of the conquered world (industrial revolution) is dysfunctional and destructive - highly abnormal are its systems it utilizes to govern and to rule over lands, animals and people that are very capable of being self-sufficient. Western industrial civilization to date, has proven itself in a way that we now have planetary degradation, becoming a existential threat to all life on the planet!
To defend it, how ever that maybe, is to rationalize an ever growing cancer that will one day cause death.
We are all bound for a living Hell, our children's children and all the descendants there after, created by our own hands as industrious consumes of our Earth Mother. The four legged, the winged, the water swimmers and those who slither and crawl on and in the earth are Innocent!
Industrialized humanity has become an arrogant invasive species - there is no reversing climate change, industrial civilizations fall is inevitable!
Free-living small-scale cultures that remain prefer their traditional way of life.
He–Mene Mox Mox (born c. 1855, died August 1935) was a Nez Perce warrior who fought in the Nez Perce War of 1877. In his old age, he decided to give the war a Native American perspective. From their meeting in 1907 till his death in 1935, Hemene talked annually to Lucullus Virgil McWhorter, who wrote a book for him, Yellow Wolf: His Own Story. He is notable as one of the few members of the defeated Nez Perce to talk openly to strangers and tell their story to the world.
Others of his tribe said he was making a fool of himself for talking to a white man, saying that the children of the tribe would tell the story. In spite of that, he continued to work with McWhorter. In telling the native's side he said, "I am telling my story that all may know the war we did not want. War is made to take something that is not your own." He was concerned that the next generation of Native Americans would continue to suffer under white oppression, and wrote to help them. He said, "the young generation behind me, for them I tell the story. It is for them! I want the next generation of whites to know and treat the Indian as themselves."
The industrial revolution was and still is the most devastating movement, that the animals, tribal people and the entire planet had ever experienced in the history of the world. To this very day, all life is feeling the negative impact of this expansion, to the point where it has become an existential threat.
The so-called experts of western civilization insisted that this was for the betterment of all humanity, what an incredible lie!
It was for the benefit of an elite society of western European culture and anyone else who collaborated with these greedy rich oppressors!
The civilizing process is a lie!
No amount of preservation we commit to is going to save us, or protect us from the forces of nature, we as a species have to either live her, not against her or cease to exist!
“Half of me is beautiful but you were never sure which half.” - Ruth Feldman, “Lilith”
The Cult of Lilith and Chief Zazen*
“Half of me is beautiful but you were never sure which half.” - Ruth Feldman, “Lilith”
Lilith is the most notorious demon in Jewish tradition. In some sources, she is conceived of as the original woman, created even before Eve, and she is often presented as a thief of newborn infants. Lilith means “the night,” and she embodies the emotional and spiritual aspects of darkness: terror, sensuality, and unbridled freedom. More recently, she has come to represent the freedom of feminist women who no longer want to be “good girls.”
Contemplation not meditation.
“When somebody asks me what zazen is good for, I say that zazen isn’t good for anything at all. And then some say that in that case they’d rather stop doing zazen. But what’s running around satisfying your desires good for? What is gambling good for? And dancing? What is it good for to get worked up over winning or losing? It’s all good for absolutely nothing! That’s why nothing is as sensible as sitting silently in zazen. In the world, “good for nothing” just means that you can’t make money out of it.” - Kodo Sawaki
Chief Zazen is a caricature of my invention. A Contrary Social-Role leader of the Wabeno Dawn Society, a Cult of trance practitioners, sexuality, drumming and uncontrollable frenzied dancing - the Bringers of Light. A symbolic representation of a time before colonization, and most definitely of a time just before my chief and his people were force onto a reservation, and at the time with the onset of the industrial revolution. In a sense of purity before invasion and perversion, becoming corrupt and coerced as the time was spent sedentary, an assimilation presented as for the "betterment of humanity" - of course this was a lie!
Understand that there is no path to the truth, it has been instilled within us. There is no need for a leader - political - spiritual - activist - you are your own leader, look inward and find yourself. And if these leaders are consuming animal products, there is nothing more evil...!
This image for me, as i was working on it, was a visual and artistic study of good and evil, for my own personal interests. Whether or not you believe in good or evil is not my concern. But this contemplative exercise allowed me to execute the work in such a manner in order to achieve the aesthetic needed, and to do the research to understand such concepts or constructs.
Native man can be see as spiritual, just and respectful, this is not always the case. And women no matter the ethnic group can be seen as evil, a temptress, a whore that will steal your soul, spirit and lover, also this is not always the case. These factors, a construct of the human imagination have dictated the actions of humanity for thousands of years, and many cults have tried to control the humans and their thought process. Inherently people are hedonistic and see themselves as "exceptional beings", and one of the reasons we have planetary degradation and rapide human population growth - obviously unable to control their behavior and to understand the complexities of the natural world!
The civilizing process was a lie and still is. It is obvious to me that civilization is not good for us, nor is it good for Nature.
A return to Primitiveness, living with nature would be a welcomed movement.
The point being that humans are able to construct believe "systems" that may have worked at one time, these systems are now outmoded, but the underlining issues is never addressed, such as how we relate to Nature, and the fact that our industrialized lives have over powered us and that true freedom has become illusive, we are unable to construct in our imagination a respectful means to coexist, simply because we are no longer free!
Why the grandiose text?
Simply i what to influence what the viewer is looking at. But really my desire is to dictate and control the viewers imagination even if it was just for a moment, but yet not smother the viewer, because i realize air is extremely crucial to process thought, also i have left a great deal of information out, about what i have done with this art work, such as the symbolic representation of the colors and their positioning, the position of the two figures, the aesthetics are left to your interpretation - you are now free to think and feel!
A person can take in as much as they want, of information or knowledge, if this is what they desire and at some point when they have filled themselves up... what have they achieved? Especially when they are still servants or a wage slave to the billionaires, to their industrial society and to the governments that protect them.
- An exercise in futility!... for humanity it is...
I speak to the wind, the rain, the snow and ice and definitely to the fire.
* Chief Lick, Sioux 1900.