Political Power in the USA – The Corporatocracy

3 01 2013
Corporatocracy = fascism. Comprendez vous?

Corporatocracy = fascism. Comprendez vous?

The central criticism of the United States of America has for some time centred on the corrupting and hypocritical relationship between big business and the agencies of government. The powers that be in the U.S. have long trumpeted that the justification for both foreign and domestic policy is that they have been keeping the world safe for democracy. Clearly, such a claim is now seen to be as hollow as organised crime kingpins saying that they are keeping the world safe for business.  To be sure there would be truth in the statement . . .but would it be a true statement?

Respected Columbia University Economist Jeffrey Sachs in his book The Price of Civilization is now laying it on the line. He only stops short of using the F word. Fascism. It’s what Americans cannot bear to hear about themselves. The fact that they are currently doing a very good job of imitating being the greatest fascist power on earth. But let’s look at what Sachs does say.

According to Sachs America is caught in a vicious cycle; the cracked record of the corrupt American system.

“Corporate wealth translates into political power through campaign financing, corporate lobbying and the revolving door of jobs between government and industry; and political power translates into further wealth through tax cuts, deregulation and sweetheart contracts between government and industry”

 . . .in other words fascism.

Sachs point to four main sectors of US business that exemplify this vicious cycle and which underline the transformation of America into a Fascist society – he uses the phrase takeover by the corporatocracy which of course means exactly the same thing as fascism, just in more acceptable language. These four sectors are: 1) The military industrial complex 2) The Wall Street-Washington complex 3) The big-oil transport-military complex and 4) The (so-called) health-care industry. This last one some people might prefer to call the torturing people for profit in the name of medicine industry. Sounds pretty ugly? Well . . .what are you going to do about it?

What to do about this unholy mess? Well it may sound somewhat overly simplistic, however Dr Quantum would suggest that firstly having the awareness to be clear and honest about the current state of play is the first step forward. Closely followed by forgiveness and then last but certainly not least . . .having a regular schedule of co-creatively envisioning the positive, transformed, healthy future you wish to inhabit. This last part of the technique may well be derided by the intelligentsia – those materialistic, Marxist, intellectual atheists who are a feature of our institutions of higher learning. Many of these folks are enormously well intentioned individuals, in the same way that you will find people of noble sentiment in the Tea Party. But of course as it has been said – the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

Quantum-wise the co-creatively envisioned and metaphysically projected positive future will do more to transform the world for the better than an endless stream of suicide bombers, torturing the projected “villains” – the enemy, and Uncle Sam’s drones and missiles and counter intelligence in the form of dis-information. The metaphysical approach may even be better than an endless stream of books – Gosh! However in the interests of sanity we must encourage education… regardless of how flawed the system may currently be.

Time to wake up.





End of the Mayan Calendar – start of the New World

19 12 2012
The pointy end

The pointy end

Well here we all are assembled on this beautiful blue planet. It’s the moment for which we have all been waiting, for the end is upon us. Praise be. We can be assured that the sometimes bizarre and often tragic unfolding of events have deep significance. For example how do we make sense of the tragic slaughter of twenty beautiful young children at the hands of a lone – and lonely – gunman? Somewhere deep inside I do believe that there is a beauty and rhythm and a pattern to life that transcends all earthly limitations. And so what if . . .just what if those children had made an arrangement before coming into this incarnation, to go through this experience in order that the gun laws be changed. I am not saying this is what happened, however it is one possibility that gives this event some kind of positive meaning beyond it being a senseless tragedy. And so what of the end of the Mayan calendar, and how could it relate to the slaughter of the innocents?

The Mayan calendar represents on one very profound level the end of history. That is the end of the present being created by a cause and effect sequence from the past, and the start of a new cycle in which the present is created from the future. That is to say where our reality is no longer dictated to by history and what happened in the past, but where reality is now created by the future and what we envision. The future will be dream directed, it will be mission directed it will become a product . . .not of the past but of itself. And that is how the world will end. Not with a bang, but with a miracle, and through the miraculous. Do not take my word for it. You merely have to observe. And the work of the apocalypse which has been raging all around was to prepare the way for this time of future creation. For the word apocalypse means the lifting of the veil of secrecy and lies in a time of evil and corruption. Do we not see the cataclysmic and seismic unveiling going on every day, in every way and at every turn? Do you read the papers or watch the news for heaven’s sake?

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall at last unveil. – John Ruskin





A comment on the contemporary music industry

10 12 2012
Soulman O'Gaia part of a global rEvolutionj

Soulman O’Gaia part of a global rEvolution

Is music finding it’s SOUL?

This post is a reply to Annie’s comment on Big Yellow Taxi and The Quantum Goddess

. . .sometimes as i hear the seemingly endless tide of automatic pop, junk music and disposable pap, I feel we have lost something. To balance that view perhaps we can also consider that there was also a lot of bad music made back then and we now have the luxury of selective listening. Nevertheless . . .it’s undoubtedly true that they’re not making music like they used to. There are certain complexities here that demand a deeper analysis. A laundry list of considerations follows 1) A lot of the great music that we love from that time (the 60s?) was the result of a hard-core commercial music industry. There is a relentless middle-of-the road factor playing out there. 2) The distribution channels for this music were, by today’s standards, limited and tightly controlled so what we are seeing is a very thin slice of possibility 3) Today’s commercial-industrial music is often pretty dire. House music and variants have spread virally into contemporary music so it’s hard to find pop music that hasn’t been robotized 4) There is good and even great music being made today. The advent of the internet and digital recording have brought musical production and global distribution into the reach of every-person. The results are far less tightly controlled than the music industry of the past 5) The profusion of both professional and semi-professional music available on global distribution platforms like Youtube, iTunes, Grooveshark et al means that a lot of music that was not released commercially previously and therefore carrying limited incentive for musicians to produce . . .is now available 6) New classical forms have emerged from contemporary musical culture. Classical meaning simply “excellent” music. Take for example Jazz. There is a lot of truly excellent jazz music being performed in little (and sometimes in BIG) places round the world. Add to this the influences of “world music”. 7) The bigger picture reveals a world in which consumers need to be more conscious, discriminating and aware of who they are being in relation to musical taste and consumption, and where and how they find, discover, share and celebrate and listen.  A great example is the busker or market performer. Just because they are close enough to reach out and touch or to say hello to, doesn’t mean they are not as fabulous as the famous and unreachable. This requires of us that we participate in the adventure of our own lives. If you want to break free of the restrictions the system develop some discrimination and discover what is quite likely in your own backyard. The music game has well and truly changed with more power in the hands of artists and audiences. This seems to be a journey in which we are all being given expanded opportunities and new cultural and personal responsibilities.

Rather than just talk about this as an abstract concept let’s provide an example of what is being said above. There is an excellent musician who goes by the name of Soulman O’Gaia.  Soul along with his beautiful muse and wife Kiora, does the troubadour rounds in Northern NSW and South East Queensland of Australia – out of a well traveled van. You wouldn’t hear him on commercial radio – he doesn’t have a commercial recording contract. Dr Quantum has enjoyed listening to Soul at various markets from Byron Bay to Eumundi. He has also appeared at Woodford and a variety of concerts in this area. Here is a musical treasure. I have heard Soul performing in a little open tent with ten or twelve other gobsmacked punters who were happening by. You can purchase Soul’s CDs at his little market stage for $20, or you can hire him for a private party or function or, and here’s the really amazing intersection to all this . . .you can listen to his music from anywhere in the world, or purchase his CDs online on his website. Soulman O’Gaia official web site.





Seek ye first the essence of yoga

28 11 2012

Jesus the master of yoga

There is a magnificently wise statement attributed to Jesus that all those who follow the path can find inspiration in from time to time – seek ye first the kingdom of God and his justice and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6.33. A more popular translation has it as the kingdom of God and his righteousness. Without resorting to hair-splitting the meaning is quite clear either way. Seek ye first the kingdom of God. That’s what we are being given in this marvelous maxim. It can be a tough one to live up to at times without a doubt and yet as all those who have lived this truth will assure us, the results are incomparable.

Transposing this idea over to the concept of yoga is easy if you are that way inclined, for yoga is defined as meaning to link up with God.  The root word “yuj” means unity or yoke (as in join). Therefore the basic concept of yoga means to link up with or become unified with God. Yoga then is a system which is specifically designed to enable us to do what this teaching says. It is undoubtedly worth understanding that yoga is not limited to the physical exercises – what are called the asanas. The cultural yoga system is a whole framework for living a life where the seeking of the kingdom of God is put first. This includes Devotion (Bhakti yoga) Intellectual and philosophical pursuit (jnana yoga). Sitting meditation (Raja Yoga) and importantly for us humans – gifted as we are with a physical body – physical exercise (Hatha Yoga). A whole, rich and full life of seeking the kingdom of God can happily incorporate a sufficient amount of physical exercise; soul stirring devotion to the ideal of God; the intellectual discipline and abstractions of knowledge and philosophy and let us not forsake entering into the stillness, as an essential part of what we can do in our pursuit and seeking of the great and often mysterious kingdom . . .of God.

Of course the Lime Flavoured rEvolution would suggest that God is not limited to the masculine God but also importantly and essentially inclusive of the feminine Goddess. What is often referred to in this blog as The Quantum Goddess. Whatever you conceive God/Goddess to be, by all means, seek that kingdom, realm or dimension first. That means that there is an ideal that can indeed be brought into our lives for our ongoing benefit, profit, sustenance and sustainability. Believe it or not.

And here is a famous Muslim singing with Dido: Youssou N’Dour tends to see traditional religion as a restrictive, meaningless ritual with little to offer, and he is eager to experiment with other, alternative paths. Youssou has lots of creative, innovative ideas and he often feels that others are unwilling to take risks and venture out of their deeply ingrained perspectives and views. This description of Youssou N’Dour was copied from TopSynergy.com and linked at the start of the para.





Talvin Singh Music Ha Rhythm of Quantum Flux

28 10 2012

Love the Album Ha. Thanks Talvin Singh. You really did deserve the Mercury award for World Album of the year back in the day 1999. And to celebrate all over again let us remember with One . . .from Ha!

No ownership or copyright is claimed for the music presented below – it belongs to Talvin Singh – genius





Monsanto Shoots Itself in The Foot

24 09 2012

Are GMOs a ticking time bomb?

The genetic engineering debate is heating up at the moment. Good to see. Looks as if Monsanto has shot itself in the foot big time with this one. When will they learn? (ever?)

Dr Quantum feels that there is undoubtedly a place for genetic engineering, however the unseemly haste with which we have rushed into playing around with the biological code of life has not been too cool. Just look at the fine mess Monsanto has gotten us into. Mike Adams (AKA The Health Ranger) tells it like it is:

(NaturalNews) The GMO debate is over. There is no longer any legitimate, scientific defense of growing GM crops for human consumption. The only people still clinging to the outmoded myth that “GMOs are safe” are scientific mercenaries with financial ties to Monsanto and the biotech industry.

I seem to remember one of the saner scientists Dr Mae Wan Ho – from the UK – being a vocal outspoken opponent of the cowboyism practiced by Monsanto as early as the late 20th Century. She was a special adviser to the United Nations on Genetic Engineering. Obviously whatever it was she was saying by way of caution was insufficient to halt the Monsanto juggernaut. Well . . .everybody’s gotta learn sometime.

Dr Quantum’s Lime Flavoured rEvolution does not own or claim the rights to the song embedded below. Props to the original by the Buggles. Here’s the Beck version. Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime (Monsanto – are you listening?)


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Barbarians of The Low Country

12 09 2012

The Barbarian Who Became a King

This is Planet Earth Bop Bop-Bop

Reading open mouthed – slack jawed you might say – of the latest efforts of the barbarian aristocracy of this country (Australia) to put nuclear power on the agenda. Australian politicians are not satisfied with our status as a nation of boorish ex-convicts from the arse-hole of mother England. No they are determined to make us not just an international laughing stock but an inter-galactic one as well. The space tribes, we are told, regard the human species’ seeming pathological inability to act responsibly with nuclear energy as one of our  . . .shall we say, blind spots? What then are we to make of a recent deeply suspect dollop of crapological media spin from a group of semi-conscious cave-person fascists who go by the name of the New Democracy Foundation?

As reported in the Sydney Morning Herald. . . Here is the opening salvo word for word. Will wonders never cease to amaze the world weary?

A ”CITIZENS’ JURY” has recommended the government start a discussion about nuclear power stations in NSW as an issue that ”should not be dismissed”.

The jury of about 25 people from Sydney was one of two invited by the Parliament’s public accounts committee to participate in an inquiry into alternative energy. The other was from the New England area.

The juries were chosen by the New Democracy Foundation whose members include the chairman of Infrastructure NSW, Nick Greiner, and the former premier of Western Australia Geoff Gallop. Its founder is the executive director of Transfield Holdings, Luca Belgiorno-Nettis.

(Italics added by Dr Quantum’s Lime Flavoured rEvolution)

Dear Mother of God. New Democracy Foundation?!!! A Citizens’ Jury?!!! Nick Greiner?!!! Geoff Gallop?!!! Luca Belgiorno-Nettis?!!!

Just in case any of our barbarian F%#*wits are reading this you can look at any number of accounts online of currently up & running Hydrogen powered everything. Here’s one  now on Hydrogen powered cars. According to one knowledgeable source in the USA there are probably around 2,000 separate Hydrogen power energy production projects on the go for the last year or so, that would provide a level of efficiency of the Hydrogen energy production that is around one order of magnitude greater than anything currently on the market. Well then. Better get those fucking nuclear power plants built real quick. You big civil engineering project companies may wish to go and find a valley full of happy natives to flood for the purposes of generating power. Hmmm? Or not perhaps.  Anything but nuclear. There are a few descriptions appropriate for those promoting any kind of nuclear apart from cold-fusion. The words GREEDY, IRRESPONSIBLE & MORONS do come readily to mind in this context. Sorry chaps but the nuclear power plant idea is an EPIC FAIL.

There are no words that can adequately sum up the deep horror that any sane person should be feeling upon reading this propaganda, sorry . . .news. Jesus is weeping. Apparently the fascist class has a very low opinion of the great unwashed if this is the sort of dog’s vomit they dream up. What next? A Disney Land version of Aushwitz? Hey . . .I can hear those bastards talking and some of them think the Disney Land – Aushwitz thing is a pretty good idea. More bean sprouts anyone?

Video embedded below – Duran Duran, This is Planet Earth – circa 1980, I do not own the song or picture, or have any rights to it. AND PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW – CLICK WHERE IT SAYS COMMENTS! 








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