Amiri Baraka – “Somebody Blew Up America”

Somebody Blew Up America

All thinking people oppose terrorism both domestic and international, but one should not be used to cover the other

Somebody blew up America

They say its some terrorist, some barbaric A Rab, in Afghanistan It wasn’t our American terrorists It wasn’t the Klan or the Skin heads Or the them that blows up nigger Churches, or reincarnates us on Death Row It wasn’t Trent Lott Or David Duke or Giuliani Or Schundler, Helms retiring

It wasn’t The gonorrhea in costume The white sheet diseases That have murdered black people Terrorized reason and sanity Most of humanity, as they pleases

They say (who say?) Who do the saying Who is them paying Who tell the lies Who in disguise Who had the slaves Who got the bux out the Bucks

Who got fat from plantations Who genocided Indians Tried to waste the Black nation

Who live on Wall Street The first plantation Who cut your nuts off Who rape your ma Who lynched your pa

Who got the tar, who got the feathers Who had the match, who set the fires Who killed and hired Who say they God & still be the Devil

Who the biggest only Who the most goodest Who do Jesus resemble

Who created everything Who the smartest Who the greatest Who the richest Who say you ugly and they the goodlookingest

Who define art Who define science

Who made the bombs Who made the guns

Who bought the slaves, who sold them

Who called you them names Who say Dahmer wasn’t insane

Who? Who? Who?

Who stole Puerto Rico Who stole the Indies, the Philipines, Manhattan Australia & The Hebrides Who forced opium on the Chinese

Who own them buildings Who got the money Who think you funny Who locked you up Who own the papers

Who owned the slave ship Who run the army

Who the fake president Who the ruler Who the banker

Who? Who? Who?

Who own the mine Who twist your mind Who got bread Who need peace Who you think need war

Who own the oil Who do no toil Who own the soil Who is not a nigger Who is so great ain’t nobody bigger

Who own this city

Who own the air Who own the water

Who own your crib Who rob and steal and cheat and murder and make lies the truth Who call you uncouth

Who live in the biggest house Who do the biggest crime Who go on vacation anytime

Who killed the most niggers Who killed the most Jews Who killed the most Italians Who killed the most Irish Who killed the most Africans Who killed the most Japanese Who killed the most Latinos

Who? Who? Who?

Who own the ocean

Who own the airplanes Who own the malls Who own television Who own radio

Who own what ain’t even known to be owned Who own the owners that ain’t the real owners

Who own the suburbs Who suck the cities Who make the laws

Who made Bush president Who believe the confederate flag need to be flying Who talk about democracy and be lying

Who the Beast in Revelations Who 666 Who know who decide Jesus get crucified

Who the Devil on the real side Who got rich from Armenian genocide

Who the biggest terrorist Who change the bible Who killed the most people Who do the most evil Who don’t worry about survival

Who have the colonies Who stole the most land Who rule the world Who say they good but only do evil Who the biggest executioner

Who? Who? Who?

Who own the oil Who want more oil Who told you what you think that later you find out a lie

Who? Who? Who?

Who found Bin Laden, maybe they Satan Who pay the CIA, Who knew the bomb was gonna blow Who know why the terrorists Learned to fly in Florida, San Diego

Who know why Five Israelis was filming the explosion And cracking they sides at the notion

Who need fossil fuel when the sun ain’t goin’ nowhere

Who make the credit cards Who get the biggest tax cut Who walked out of the Conference Against Racism Who killed Malcolm, Kennedy & his Brother Who killed Dr King, Who would want such a thing? Are they linked to the murder of Lincoln?

Who invaded Grenada Who made money from apartheid Who keep the Irish a colony Who overthrow Chile and Nicaragua later

Who killed David Sibeko, Chris Hani, the same ones who killed Biko, Cabral, Neruda, Allende, Che Guevara, Sandino,

Who killed Kabila, the ones who wasted Lumumba, Mondlane, Betty Shabazz, Princess Di, Ralph Featherstone, Little Bobby

Who locked up Mandela, Dhoruba, Geronimo, Assata, Mumia, Garvey, Dashiell Hammett, Alphaeus Hutton

Who killed Huey Newton, Fred Hampton, Medgar Evers, Mikey Smith, Walter Rodney, Was it the ones who tried to poison Fidel Who tried to keep the Vietnamese Oppressed

Who put a price on Lenin’s head

Who put the Jews in ovens, and who helped them do it Who said “America First” and ok’d the yellow stars

Who killed Rosa Luxembourg, Liebneckt Who murdered the Rosenbergs And all the good people iced, tortured, assassinated, vanished

Who got rich from Algeria, Libya, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Saudi, Kuwait, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine,

Who cut off peoples hands in the Congo Who invented Aids Who put the germs In the Indians’ blankets Who thought up “The Trail of Tears”

Who blew up the Maine & started the Spanish American War Who got Sharon back in Power Who backed Batista, Hitler, Bilbo, Chiang kai Chek

Who decided Affirmative Action had to go Reconstruction, The New Deal, The New Frontier, The Great Society,

Who do Tom Ass Clarence Work for Who doo doo come out the Colon’s mouth Who know what kind of Skeeza is a Condoleeza Who pay Connelly to be a wooden negro Who give Genius Awards to Homo Locus Subsidere

Who overthrew Nkrumah, Bishop, Who poison Robeson, who try to put DuBois in Jail Who frame Rap Jamil al Amin, Who frame the Rosenbergs, Garvey, The Scottsboro Boys, The Hollywood Ten

Who set the Reichstag Fire

Who knew the World Trade Center was gonna get bombed Who told 4000 Israeli workers at the Twin Towers To stay home that day Why did Sharon stay away?

Who? Who? Who?

Explosion of owl the newspaper say the devil face could be seen

Who make money from war Who make dough from fear and lies Who want the world like it is Who want the world to be ruled by imperialism and national oppression and terror violence, and hunger and poverty.

Who is the ruler of Hell? Who is the ruler of Hell? Who is the most powerful

Who you know ever Seen God?

But everybody seen The Devil

Like an Owl exploding In your life in your brain in your self Like an Owl who know the devil All night, all day if you listen, Like an Owl Exploding in fire. We hear the questions rise In terrible flame like the whistle of a crazy dog

Like the acid vomit of the fire of Hell Who and Who and WHO who who Whoooo and Whooooooooooooooooooooo!

-Amiri Baraka


Just take a moment and let that simmer amigos. Nothing necessary from your friendly neighborhood Spiderman today.

One love,



A question for René

ImageIf I do not think, am I not?

One love,




Sunday Matinee: Secrets in Plain Sight

Ni Hao Olympians,

As promised, here’s a high-amper for your viewing pleasure this afternoon.  I figured you could use a few more pieces of the puzzle we call 3D reality.  And remember the prime directive folks, believe nothing, merely entertain ideas.

One love,


Mind over Matter


What’s da deal Superfriends?!

I trust that your week was not too arduous an experience. I had a chance to gloss over the Roberts’ opinion in the McCutcheon case this afternoon and actually started to pen a diatribe. My higher self would intervene however and I decided to hit the delete key instead and not indulge the negativity.  A two or three line summation should suffice to capture my thoughts regarding this issue and allow us to progress to the “fun” stuff that much faster.

The inundation of the airwaves with partisan trash and mudslinging has already begun with the mid-terms right around the corner. With both parties purchased in the upcoming elections, please expect the constellation of concessions to the corporate cabal to continue. Casting a ballot for either party also tacitly endorses 1/3 of the budget being siphoned off to facilitate a machine of human sacrifice, the genocide in Palestine, a further contraction of the already dwindling network of social services, and a continued concentration of capital. You’ve just gotta love bipartisan consensus. But enough with the world of make believe however, time for something that you may actually find a tad useful in navigating this experiential slice between the first inhale and final exhale. And maybe distracts you just enough from the routine of business as usual.

I was recently privileged to stumble across an essay Power and the Use of Thought by C.W. Leadbeater. Link here and audio version here. I thought this was a fascinating read and if you have the time, you might want to give it a once over. What struck me as interesting is that back in 1911, he possessed the understanding that thoughts are things. Now this was not discovered until only very recently. I know, you’re probably like, “what the heck are you talking about thoughts are things H3nry? That sounds pretty absurd.” But just go with me for a sec amigos.

If you’ve followed the videos that have been shared in the past, I hope that you remember the discussion on mass and energy. If not, here’s the gist. I’m pretty sure that you’ve heard of Einstein’s ubiquitous energy mass equation E= mc^2, where E – energy, m – mass, c – speed of light

Well since c is a constant it is merely a scaling factor relating energy and mass. i.e. some mass (m) multiplied by c^2 is the value of E. So energy is essentially mass, at least a barely detectable, trace amount of mass.

Now here is where it gets really interesting.  Alan Jasanoff, a professor of Biological Engineering at MIT developed an MRI sensor that measures concentrations of dopamine, a brain chemical that carries messages between neurons and is involved in learning, movement, and other activities.  Like a standard MRI, it picks up a magnetic change in a protein—only in this system, the magnetic signature changes when the protein binds to dopamine rather than oxygen. This allows for the measure of individual neurons.

Researchers can show the patient something—a picture or string of words—and measure the response to the stimulus. If the patient was shown say an image of Halle Berry, a single neuron would fire. As neurons create electrical potentials that “fire” and propagate throughout the brain, the patterns of firing can be described as “waves.” These propagation patterns can also be represented as waves of energy. Now if we measure the energy of the individual neuron creating this wave when a stimulus is presented, we can plug it into our original equation and voila! We can solve for the mass of the individual thought. I guess there’s truth to the claim that you’re weighed down by your thoughts after all. Lol

But when do we have a single negative thought? Unlike positive thinking which requires work and flutters away without a moments notice, we constantly replay negative thoughts in our mind. It seems like a pattern of pernicious thinking is more of a burden than anyone may have initially realized.

So now you might be wondering, “So how does this actually impact my day to day existence?” Here’s where we must return to days of yore and some of the wisdom our ancestors bequeath us before the Vatican Church thought it superfluous.

Bodies of esoteric wisdom such as Hermeticism and Taoism espouse the fundamental principle of polarity. If you remember the principle as outlined in the previous share of The Kybalion – everything is dual as the Universe is a coincidence of opposites – thesis and antithesis, heat and cold, Yin and Yang. Opposites are identical in nature but different in degree.  It explains that in everything there are two poles, or opposite aspects, and that “opposites” are really only the two extremes of the same thing, with many varying degrees between them.

To illustrate: heat and cold, although “opposites,” are really the same thing, the differences consisting merely of degrees of the same.  When next you glance at a thermometer, try to determine where heat ends and cold begins. It is dependent on subjective experience alone. Anger and compassion, love and fear, happy and sad, etc. each is an illustration of the opposite poles underlying the same archetypal construct. So opposing states are different degrees of the same construct but not different ones. Think of it like this, you can move from sad to happy but this is unrelated to the dichotomy of love/ fear or calm/ upset.

Polarity is also an operation of the mental plane, thus dominated by mind. Now I’m sure you’ve all experienced the transition from one emotive state to its opposite pole where a specific issue was concerned. Say for example you have a negative thought related to some event X. After some interval of time however you’re able to reassess the situation and you are no longer unhappy about the occurrence of X. This transmutation of mood from sad to happy regarding X is a shift in polarity, albeit a generally slow process.  But given that mind controls, the movement is not dependent on the slow drawl of time since by mentally willing the change it can be accomplished much sooner.

Now if thru the operation of mind a negative thought can be transmuted into a positive one and vice versa, and we’ve already shown that thoughts have mass, aren’t you exercising mind over matter when you practice mental transmutation?!

Your minds are capable of wondrous things amigos. I’m once again reminded of the Pythic maxim “Know Thyself.” You owe it to yourself to inquire into yourself without the intrusion of oppressive external coordinates thwarting the inquiry. I’ll leave you with the following disclaimer folks- I don’t profess to be an expert on any of these subjects and share this info as a point of origin for additional discussion. If you can add anything to further our understanding, please don’t hesitate to chime in. And If you must literally bear the burden of your contemplations, fill yourself with wisdom, love, joy and other thoughts that although do have mass, also serve to enliven the Spirit.


One love,



Sunday Matinee: Bioneers – Regeneration w/ Paul Hawken

“We have invented an economic system -then and now- that doesn’t just kill life, it depends on killing life.” – Paul Hawken

Que pasa Dionysians?

I promise that we’ll return to the mind-benders next week but I thought you guys and gals would enjoy this presentation. And as a bonus, maybe derive some utility from it. Bioneers is an innovative non-profit that highlights breakthrough solutions for restoring people and planet.

Paul Hawken is a visionary social entrepreneur, the award-winning author of multiple landmark books including Blessed Unrest, The Ecology of Commerce and Natural Capitalism (co-author). Here Hawken presents a number of keen observations related to the mechanistic, industrialized , well funded I might add, entity involved in selling the public the absurdity that a donut calorie is the same as a calorie from kale.

I’ll openly testify to his claim about the benefit of whole foods in improving health. For the past couple years, my platter has been filled primarily from an un-processed menu. When the auto-immune diagnosis is leveled amigos, let thy medicine be the foods. There is a certain splendor in natural simplicity that trumps the anesthetized, artificial, over medicated machine that we rely on for wellness. Use the democratizing power of the web to facilitate your optimal health and remember that it is not always possible to reconcile your well being with the profit motive. I shared some thoughts on diet and wellness before, if you’re interested here’s a link to Let Thy Foods be Thy Medicine.

I’ll leave you with this tribe, nature is an engine of regeneration. It’s time to redefine progress by new coordinates unrelated to remedying the problems of our present mode of existence. Let the wild birds sing while you take the following advice:

One love,


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