Owed to my maternal twin Dr Viola Davis (Twin Tower Power and Impotence of 9/11 pt1)

Intelek Int'l By Intelek Int'l, 15th Sep 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/k7ajnfx0/
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The first in a series in online "events" exploring my own and others' complex relationships with the tragic, "twisted logic" and “scarred symmetry” that marked the events September 11th, 2001.

Of Syrian Sarin gassing and Barbadian citizens gagging

Beginning today, I am marking the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States by publishing and otherwise showcasing a series of videos, photographs, paintings, poems, illustrations and other multimedia fragments and works created by myself and others.

The purpose of the project is to document and showcase our complex relationships with the tragic, "twisted logic" and “scarred symmetry” that marked the events of that fateful day.

I do this against the backdrop of the unfolding and on-going conflicts of this time. The Arab Spring aborting (or consolidating) upheavals in the Middle East, especially in Bashar Al Assad's Syria, Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Turkey and Mohamed Morsi's Egypt most easily come to mind.

And yesterday, in another 9/11 “commemoration” of sorts, US President Barack Obama was warning sternly of possible military attacks on Syria, even as he, Britain's David Cameron, France's Francois Hollande and other Western leaders strive to navigate and manage their own countries' internal conflicts: their divisions over immigration policy, gay rights, limitations on religious expression, the "global" economic crisis, the future of the banking industry and other issues I have been addressing in differing articles here, since I joined Allvoices in 2010.

One of President Obama's more salient remarks, in a 'speech act' full of poignancy and salience, is embodied in these words: "When dictators commit atrocities, they depend upon the world to look the other way until those horrifying pictures fade from memory. But these things happened. The facts cannot be denied."

Having heard Mr Obama utter those words hour earlier, I read them today, September 12th, 2013, at approximately 03:34, London time, for the first time. And as I read, rather than heard them, I was prompted to think of the behavior of Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and others in his Democratic Labour Party (DLP) regime, who seem to think that they can freely marry faith and fraudulence: that a truth is not just kin, but actually a twin to a lie.

At approximately 10:34, September 11th, Barbados time (3:34 London time), I thought of the similarities between Assad’s "chemical weapons" violation and the Facebook data mining and dirt mongering that I know PM Stuart bears responsibility for - whether such human-right-to-privacy violations were commanded directly by him, his Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite (a likely relation of Barbadian 'Father Poet' Edward "Kamau" Brathwaite) or other DLP influencers and power-brokers - like my one-time girlfriend, turned would-be-enemy, Margaret Gill: a Barbadian "Mother Poet", whose schizophrenia reflects the beauty and terror that has accrued to her account, over time.

"Over time", said President Obama, American troops would again "face the prospect of chemical warfare on the battlefield, and it could be easier for terrorist organizations to obtain these weapons and to use them to attack civilians."

Where President Obama highlighted the risks to American troops of the use of chemical weapons, I am today highlighting the risks to all citizens - Americans, Barbadians, English, Cambodian, Indian, Jamaican, Nigerian and others – arising from our respective and collective governments’ toxic tampering with that which makes us all exceptional: the peculiar rights and responsibilities of the individual, including the right to privacy and private property, intellectual and otherwise.

From the outset of my contributions to and collaborations with Allvoices, I have sought to demonstrate the link between the public and private, and the global and local.

I have sought to map a “continuum of characters” that link events and personalities across geographical borders, languages, and so-called “religious” and “secular” categories: I have challenged simplistic separations of the realm of science and mystery.

I have shadowed what Dr. Viola Davis, one of a twin, as I am, calls “the creative use of schizophrenia”, in a literature based study of the Caribbean psyche that I had the pleasure of publishing.

That book, “The Creative Use of Schizophrenia In Caribbean Writing”, was published by Intelek International in 2001 to commemorate the landmark United Nations World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Intolerance and Xenophobia (WCAR).

And on Allvoices, as elsewhere, I have repeatedly expressed my belief that Osama Bin Ladin seized on the anti-American and wider anti-Western feeling that was generated at that Conference to rally support for his heinous attacks on America less than a week after it concluded in Durban, South Africa, on September 6th 2001.

"The Little Prince" Bin Ladin and his high-flying Al Qaida co-conspirators did not just highjack planes in the 9/11 attacks: they hijacked, plagiarized, twisted and distracted the world’s attention from the hopes and achievements of this writer and other pacifist troops who gathered in Durban that fateful September - or were represented there, as I and Intelek were by Dr Davis.

And since then, aided by incompetent, image and power-intoxicated opportunists - including morally bankrupt or imbalanced academics, journalists, scientists, religious clerics and other sociopaths, - Bin Ladin’s cognitive and affective allies and ideological off-spring have continued to distort the continuum of character by parroting principles of authenticity and integrity as they seduce simple minds.

They continue to poison millions with the Sarin gas of misinformation and disinformation, ruining the faith of innocents, as they propagate glory grabbing, race, gender, religion and broader intelligence baiting lies.

This project denounces such duplicity and “double agency”: it rejects Russian President Vladimir Putin’s and others’ “pin prick” divisive criticisms and advances a holistic string theory of the sublime.






Barack Obama, Barbados, Intelek International, Junior Campbell, Vladimir Putin

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author avatar Intelek Int'l
"I think therefore I jam"
I'm a holistic communication and education specialist, trading as Intelek International (www.intelek.net).
I write about spirituality, science, philosophy, politics, love.

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