the Trouble with Terrorism

Some of my favorite episodes of Star Trek, any series was with the Trouble with Tribbles. I wish this was a warm and fuzzy post, it is not. Stop here and skip it if you don’t like this sort of conversation.

Without giving you a lot of detail, let me impart that I have met and been “messed up” by real terrorists. The definition is usable on anyone who behaves just like the ones in movies and television. Those stereotypes are fairly accurate, with the exception the terrorists I crossed paths never had one stand out as a comedic break in the scene or story, they were all very serious.

What I discovered in the real “terrorist” persona is that they were pushed, they were at a wits end to become the person who is more intimate with their automatic weapon of death than ANYTHING ELSE in this world we exist in, even their own bodies are treated lessor. I have witnessed terrorists take better care of their weapons than their own bodies. Does this sound profound? That’s may be how different they are to you and I, unless you are a terrorist reading this. I understand why their tools of destruction and power are so important. Every terrorist I met “in the field” had a death wish on their head. There was someone or a group who wanted them dead. Some may have just felt this because they had so many former loved ones murdered by themselves in a rage or by other lunatics.

What is the “terrorist mind”? This may surprise even a terrorist. They were terrorized first. That is the only way they could become a genuine terrorist, they were terrorized first. Part of their growth into being a terrorist is getting over having been terrorized. That’s what made some of them so committed and tough. Pain and loss. They’ve already experienced it long before they murdered someone themself.

What makes terrorists so dangerous is their fear of being terrorized by others. Their fear is greater than the average person who NEVER has been terrorized. They’ve either experienced terrorism upon their own body and mind, or have seen it up close and personal enough–meaning some just witnessed it in childhood when they were the most emotionally vulnerable. Some may have been abused and repeatedly until they broke in childhood or adulthood. Not everyone breaks though. Long time terrorists know they don’t need to break every one they meet. Some even volunteer to be evil. Others, just are not good potential terrorists even if you break them.

Terrorists are tough. That is undeniable. Some are also very intelligent people. Some have been thrown in situations for a long time they had to react in, others sought fighting and controversy.

The common desire for a “terrorist” is CONTROL. The ones I’ve met were in a constant state of not having enough control. Something in their life was GONE, a key that would allow them to have a normal life of having a job, family, a home and a steady easy future. I have met many criminals, who had already blown off being a good citizen for the rest of their lives. They had already committed to being dangerous to others, in big or small ways. Forever. Why they were doing this is varied. Money, or to stay in a city, or country, or to keep the life they have. Something desperate enough that they’d give up their humanity forever and taint their own life to be one with Satan or the devil, or evil itself. I could go on with the names of evil entities but I think you understand what I am saying. Terrorists have given up their humanity, willingly. And that’s what’s scary about them. They made a conscious decision to do it. They even force themselves to stick with it.

That is the Trouble with Terrorism. It is a choice usually by someone who doesn’t want to be injured. They go to great extremes to protect themselves, to the point of damaging anyone who could potentially be a threat. They exist for being on the offense, not so much the defense. They think ahead and strike, damage, undermine, pull the rug out from, disable, destroy things before they can be a conceivable problem for them. But what happens when the terrorists don’t do the right thing even for themselves? Or if they are NOT good at strategy and prediction? Some of the more expendable ones have had itchy fingers and made excuses later. They may not have wanted to think, and just “removing unwanted” things… oh such as people, has become too commonplace. Are they being self-destructive? Are they using terrorism to get back and be vengeful? Some do. I think the reality of the “average” terrorist is that they are an injured person… who is not healing.

In the animal world, injured animals are the most dangerous. They’ll even destroy relatives, or pack members they need.

In the case of Star Trek’s tribbles, when there is readily available food they’ll eat constantly and multiply until the resources dwindle and they start to die off again. They can’t steal more of something that does not exist. In the end they’ll either start eating each other, or remain vegetarian and die of starvation. Tribbles in the Star Trek universe are used for terrorism against a food supply on a starship or elsewhere. They will keep eating and multiplying until all the food is gone. Do you know of any “human tribbles” in the United States? Humans tend to want money more than food. Human tribbles tend to terrorize indiscriminately: doesn’t matter how good or bad, how smart or dumb, beautiful or ugly a target is. They feed on grief of others, fortify themselves with stolen possessions.

Thankfully, most real United States citizens work hard for their money and are not terrorists–they don’t need to be. The United States was originally built by people from all kinds of nations–SEEKING WORK. Seeking to EARN a better way of life they could not get elsewhere. Secondarily, immigrants wanted to be able to study and be able to honor the religion(s) they wished to hold dear–it was mostly Christianity in a variety of forms. The U.S.A. was deemed a land of OPPORTUNITY for BUSINESS. It was not by design, still is not a place of pure leisure. That’s why U.S. citizens are not normally (and it is illegal to be) a terrorist. They…WE… do not live for vengeance and thievery, those are NOT main focuses here. That’s why terrorism is not a welcome thing. Terrorists appear to be lazy, angry people who steal wealth through force, not work and dedication. Very stand out un-American!

Captain Kirk of Star Trek: the Original Series looks exasperated with all the tribbles! When there are just a few of them, they are cute. But hundreds of thousands potentially eating their way through all the stored food can cause a shortage!

A Balanced Global Economy

Finding the combination of wealth, poverty and “insecurities management” may help us balance the world business economy so that it is always working and providing, never in an emergency crash(world-wide or local to certain countries) nor brazen surplus either.

Growing up watching the news here in the United States and just learning as I went always surprised me the extremes the economy took just in our own country. I have NOT spent much time studying the details that links us to the world other than the basics of foreign policy, trade, money exchange and some politics too. I am NOT an expert at all, but I DO know the meaning of what legal and illegal control is, and the power of creativity in fictional stories. The ability to change things is always available to us, all of us the human race globally and that’s not a bad thing. In fact, we should think about it more often, what it really means. I’m going to suggest it myself, how to look at it.

The non-politician’s view of politics. A lot of big-mouthed people jockeying for media attention and clout through the money and power of lobbyists with a whole lot of people standing behind and around. Then they get precision with the highest courts and leaderships we’ve voted on, or in other countries put up with after they forced themselves in. How do we rig this all in our favor? No, not the public’s favor. Those who are in the seemingly high places, seen and unseen in the media. They are constantly trying to rig the economy they exist in… local and global, in their favor. Remember that one.

Why is the business economy important? Without it societies would probably fall into some sort of distorted anarchy and chaos. There are people in small and big places, real and fraudulent ones trying to control some part of it so they look important, so they matter. Politicians and not. Even the child with the lemonade stand in the neighborhood is trying to hold onto a part of the overall economy, but just acting locally, very locally and niche.

After all this foundation in this blog post I am bringing you to this: A BALANCED WORLD ECONOMY, in total, complete, ongoing. Why isn’t this a goal? Why do we have extremes? Why don’t we have buffers, backups, reserves so that huge swings in funding and financing don’t affect any large groups, companies or countries even a single house hold negatively?

This is not far off from my other post on A World Plan. It is about thinking globally and treating the world business economy like one big business. The business of existence of the human race. Is there a reason we can’t think like this and work harder toward making it a reality instead of just something to laugh at in the bathroom during a corporate business convention?

* Note, this is NOT a suggestion of world communism. I am not saying there should not be levels of wealth from extremely poor to extremely wealthy.

TEEN FAST in Development

by SOL III LLC

Well, I never got paid or credited for Fast and Furious, so I am creating Teen Fast from scratch on my own. I’m envisioning either a single season television series then move to the big screens of theaters or just start with a single movie called Teen Fast and go from there like the Fast and Furious movie series. I have the broad strokes and core of it already created. I hope to hire some talented WGA writers in the future for it. In the mean time, just making notes, thinking on it.

(stock photos for making notes)

Flesh and Bone – The Earth Keepers

My whole life I have studied people and all kinds things around us all. And that’s just one perspective. I look for answers to questions most people don’t even bother thinking about, let alone asking.

Here is an answer I came up with the other day after traveling in various ways, many hundreds of miles.

Our human bodies were NOT designed for fighting. We are mostly soft flesh held up by mostly hollow, and definitely porous bones. We are not naturally armored nor posses a weapon built in. Look at your own hands. They are soft, no barbs or spikes. Human genitals are soft too and naturally very sensitive–they are not weapons. We are covered in skin that can be burned by just sunlight. Our bodies are sensitive to hot and cold. We bleed easily.

The human body has evolved and is by design a listener to the world around us. We have a mind and physical senses to understand what makes the Earth what it is and what we have to do to keep ourselves and it alive in the most optimal way.

Our bodies are not designed to attack each other. We are not battle animals. We are Earth keepers. Understanding the bodies we have, we understand all the life around us. ALL of it. We understand plants and wild animals, the micro organisms in the sea, the molecules we breath in and out.

Think about what I just wrote. I hope you can remember your true humanity before your life ends. Some of you may only have minutes, some decades.

Some flesh partying at the beach.

This is a first draft, subject to change. I just wanted to see it written out as it is, the core of what I was thinking in the moment.

SYNN cards

Update (Nov 2021): Both SYNN Cards and SYNN Cards Gaming are now registered with the U.S. Copyright Office and the new downloadable official games are available. Please visit the web site itself for more information http://synncards.com

Original post:
The prototype new SYNN cards are here at home! Subtle hint provided in image below. First edition ready product should be on ETSY.com and/or its own web site by November this year so people can start buying these as holiday gifts. Please don’t copy these, I already submitted to the U.S. Copyright Office. What are they? A deck of sins. Like flash cards. Great for children and adults. Inspired by religious and non-religious sources.

Stylized photo of the very first deck printed.
Update 8/27/21. New matte(non-gloss) printed deck arrived today. It feels so nice to hold the whole deck in my hand and know I am not currently doing over 40+ sins. (Put the image through Photoshop so you can’t just print these out)

Poetry Book in the Works

I’ve been thinking about writing a book on poetry and I figured out the subject! My life has not be simple and I’ve seen a lot of disruption in it and the world around me. Our world around us! My new little book of poetry, which I intend to sell on Kindle is called Peaceful Days. Just a collection of poems dedicated to peaceful daily thinking. It’ll be good for me, and for those who do not write and just want to read other’s words. Here is the very first writing I just did on it. First draft, unedited, off the cuff of the first poem in the book.

Day Break

The air is cool
The clouds are light
The wind starts to whisper its
delight

The rays
spread like a fan
of a great bird
across the sky
so quiet
so proud.

I stand
in the shadow
of the Earth itself
anticipating
watching
indulging
in
a quiet moment
before the chords
of sunshine
light up
the ground all around me
for miles
and miles
as far as
I can seeā€¦
I’ll hear it
I’ll see it
Even smell it
as trees
and grasses
so many living things
take on warmth
like me!

We’ll be alive
in another moment
as the shadow is moved
behind us
and the sun
takes
its place.

The air is cool
but it is moving.

The bugs
and the birds
are starting to fly
They know this is the cue
to begin their day.

As do I.

Aloha to White House!

Check this out. Designed this mask for myself initially, but the White House liked the idea too. Jill’s got it going on, while en route to Hawai’i. Pretty awesome, brah!

Here is the design I was submitting to an online printer as a prototype back in April this year. I have the digital file if anyone wants it for themselves. (scroll down for link)

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The Birth of Logic

This is something just came to me because I’ve been thinking about My Dog the Raptor and the traits and mimic thinking to lizards and birds. Also, I need to make a flow chart for a project I’ve been brewing in my head. Where and when did the first logic happen?

We as a human race have considered that our universe began with a bang, or a burst, or a spark!

It didn’t begin at a brain process that made sense. No, that came millions of years later, maybe billions of years later.

The birth of logic may have come at the very beginning of THIS UNIVERSE. THIS INSTANCE OF EXISTENCE. The beginning of all beginnings known and unknown.

Where and when is this?

Oops, let me note I do not watch programs like NOVA or any science programs any more. This is just stuff off the top of my head. I used to watch lots and lots, so it’s possible I am touching on theories mentioned before.

Being a poet and a fan of science fiction I JUST CAME TO THIS CONCLUSION. The birth of logic is the first instant, no matter how small, when and where existence began. The very first smallest yet unnamed sub-particle of matter or antimatter. At it’s first occurrence, the first moment of logic. It didn’t have to be logical or illogical. Just a form of logic. A beginning. That’s all it was.

Today, to understand my thinking on what a beginning is. Have a friend stand absolutely still, with their eyes closed. Now witness them make a change. That can be thought of as a beginning. From being thought of as being still, no movement to a subtle change. That is the first moment of logic. Something happened, and something witnessed it.

This artwork could be interpreted as “many instances”, “many beginnings”. We are not absolutely certain the beginning of our universe did not begin with just a single happening… suddenly, “stuff just appeared”, instead of a BANG! or POP!

Thanks for reading! Hope you are inspired. You don’t have to believe in everything I write. It’s just reading, and NOT required. Have a peaceful rest of your day or night. =)

An Artificial Atmospheric Layer

I just wrote about a concept of an Engineered Cold Wave, while we are in a record breaking heat wave in the western United States. I went and did the dishes in the sink by hand, because I rarely use a mechanical dish washer. It gives me a little empty time to think, feel water flowing over my hands, and scrubbing away the remains of a meal or snack. Why is this important? Details and reasons, and meaningfulness. That careful use of water has great meaning as can you imagine if I had NONE?

I’ve always found plastic wrap fascinating and underused. What if we created a man-made layer of atmosphere that was plastic wrap thin, tough as ‘transparent aluminum'(Star Trek reference) but had the ability to span a hundred of square miles at a time? Large enough to influence a microclimate. Almost controllable as a very very slow moving drone copter? The nature of the fabric or whatever vinyl or future material is to allow it to create varying opacity, and have mechanical vents for controlling air passing through or not. I believe I am imagining this layer to act like a see-through vinyl that can be very flexible instead of something rigid like glass or acrylic. I am speaking of the nature of the design, not the actual elements nor materials. We may have to invent something. Especially something that can also capture and use solar power, and self-heal so we don’t have to send humans or robots on daily/hourly repair jobs.

A thin a layer of plastic keeping moisture in a bowl of food.

This (below) may be an ideal environment. Just about ANYTHING can live in it.

A tropical rainforest.

This shows another environment, grass lands (below). It can sustain animals, but look what kind. Pure carnivores. These animals do not eat vegetables or fruits. The prey eat only grass.

A lion predator in grass lands. (borrowed image, haven’t gotten permission to use it yet).

Global Cooling, an Engineered Cold Wave

The Earth IS WARMING, constantly. More people, more industry to support it. It will NOT reverse on its own. It isn’t possible. It needs an outside influence.

Warmer air and land, the ice melts and there is less of it to chill the air, the water blends in with the oceans, and globally the seas are rising. That cool water mixes with warm water and gets sent around and warms. It’s like putting ice in a glass of warm water. In cool water the ice stays formed longer, in hot water the ice melts and blends in with the water. Overall the water temp cools but if the glass and the room the glass is in is warm, that glass will eventually be as warm as it.

“We have the technology.” – The Six Million Dollar Man

Indeed we do, we just haven’t used it on such a scale. Science fiction has though, and I’m going to suggest finding a way to make it happen for REAL.

Here is the question we have asked and answered already: “How do we instantly freeze water?” Start with DRY ICE. Yes, find a way to make it continuously and cool the Earth’s waters. That’s a good start. Then the climates globally will change. Wind, rain, evaporation, temperature will change. Then see about THE AIR ITSELF too boost the chill.

Another way to help things is TO CLEAN THE AIR. It is more contaminated than it was even yesterday. Those contaminates change the nature of air and its ability to hold water and how it handles temperature. Of course, bad air isn’t good for plant life, which creates oxygen from carbon dioxide… and removing excess CO2 helps the air stay healthier and cooler too.

Along with cleaner air, maybe there is a man-made way to create cloud cover we can control better. In other words, help PREVENT evaporation in areas so the water stays longer in the earth below. Instant cloud covers to protect a lake and forest area for instance. Not sure how to do it, I am not studying those sciences daily. I know there are experts. I’m just dropping images.

Love by words. I care about the world around us. It belongs to each of us.