15 Jun 2011

To Boldly Go: The End of Homo Sapiens and the Creation of Homo Superior

God is declared dead. Now as species, we can turn attentions to our own managed future.

For all the memory we collectively possess, and that isn’t a lot, we know that human nature is a circular journey to be repeated over and over again. Technological advancement however is a linear process. This process is now so rapid we are frightening ourselves with our own capabilities. Think ICBMs , chemical and biological stuff, voodoo DNA manipulation etc and you get an idea of how much the genie is out of the bottle.
Is it all bad news. Well yes if it is controlled by egotistical dictators and extremists hell bent on reversing the clock to medieval status for an us and them society.
And no, if the age of enlightenment continues to supply the benefits of strengthened democracy and limits to the personal ambitions of those who have no regards for the well being of others.

In the short future, just as homo sapiens said cheerio to Neanderthal man and other cousins, then the time of homo sapiens is drawing to a conclusion.
Humanity’s Atheist Future. A new improved species for a new improved world. “Ideas are more important than knowledge.” Picture Posting, The Hague, June 2011
It all has to do with the genie and voodoo stuff I mentioned. Why take a chance with homo sapiens when we can create homo superior by speeding up a process which will happen naturally. Controlled to mirror values espousing human dignity, modern technology offers a door to a future where we can rise above the endless need to hate and destroy each other. A behavioral component most likely essential to homo sapiens character. Why else would we do it.

Moving into the evolutionary fast lane we can surpass our outdated genes and addictions. Evolution can create abilities to conquer our natural predators. Epidemic disease, virus, disorganization, apathy and poverty.

Present time leaders should endevour to managed destiny until we are ready to bury homo sapiens. Refraining to war with ourselves and attacking our cultural and ethnic diversity, while upholding our faith as an evolving species and our future existance within the beautiful universe.

And the timeframe for this transgression to homo superior . If a thousand years is too long or too short one thing is for sure, thinking about it means the process has commenced. “Thus Spoke Zarathustra.”

12 Jun 2011

Bashar al-Assad, Asma al-Assad, Mahar al-Assad, a “Trio of Repression, Murder and Dictatorship.” Syria Calling, there is a denial of information service

In February 1982 Syria’s murderous president, Hafez al-Assad instructed his younger militant brother Rifaat al-Assad to surround the rebellious northern town of Hama with tanks and artillery. The town was then protesting against the secretive regime of the Assad family. Rifaat al-Assad ordered the Syrian army to open fire on Syrian citizens. When the firing stopped approximately 20,000 lives were lost. This event has been described as “the single deadliest acts by any Arab government against its own people in the modern Middle East". The vast majority of the victims were civilians.

As a working journalist in western Europe I didn’t hear about this atrocity until 1991 when I visited Damascus on my way to Iraq’s Kurdistan. Such was the successful cover-up through Hafez al-Assad’s denial of information service to the outside world.

Syria Calling, there is a denial of information service.  Above picture from "A Game of Chess" Gemeente museum, The Hague. by Marcel  Dzama.  

                            From the video "No one does it like you" Gemeente museum, The Hague 2011 by Marcel Dzama

The current paranoid Assad family of president Bashar al-Assad, his wife Asma al-Assad and his younger murderous brother Mahar, who is currently conducting a siege of the northern rebellious town of Jist al-Shughour, are a reincarnation of this evil, a “Trio of Repression, Murder and Dictatorship.”

It used to be said the first causality of war is the truth. By shutting the flow of information, Assad’s Trio of Repression has assumed the world will forget or become disinterested in Syria. A gross miscalculation in the new information era.

They believe free societies will again ignore events happening in Syria by using the same denial of information to the world which was used by the father, Hafez al-Assad to crush Hama 30 years past.

Addiction to power and privilege may have now detached them from the realities of moral leadership just as it did the father but the realities of the Arab spring will not go away. Information services are here to stay and it is this service to the world which will crush the Assad family in Damascus.

Once the world picks its side, and it has already done so, then the “Trio of Repression” will be outlawed, hunted down and paraded before the international courts at The Hague.