A New America

Posted by on Jul 1, 2010 in 2010, Choken Word, Fear, Philosophy, Spirituality, Survival

Many on this planet are scared. Scared of what the future holds. Scared of what will soon unfold. An economy crashing once again. Two wars for historians to pen. But me, I am done with fear. I am thankful for my life, unclear. Being born in this time. The last generation to climb. The land […]

Father Mapple’s Sermons #1

When I have facilitated the liberation of one soul besides myself, then I have repaid karmic debt of my own liberation. When I have facilitated the liberation of two souls, I have increased the good in the universe. When I have instructed these souls to do as I have done, then I have made myself […]

Akbar’s Aphorisms #6 – known unknowns…

Posted by on Jun 10, 2010 in Akbar Lightning, Philosophy, Truth

Free will depends upon ignorance. Only when we cannot be sure of the results of our choice is that choice meaningful.

The Church of Globatron

Posted by on Jun 10, 2010 in Philosophy, Religion, revelation, Revolution

“For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:20

Divine Comedy

the following sound artifact was recently found in an old barn in upstate new york, by a man named Jarvis Hempstead…Jarvis went to school with my sister, and upon listening to this tape he knew that I would find it interesting, so he said “Frederick (that’s my given name), these guys are as crazy as […]

Akbar’s Aphorisms #5 – Change

Posted by on Jun 8, 2010 in Akbar Lightning, Philosophy, Spirituality

the radio played Across the Universe by the Beatles as I turned off my windshield wipers. i looked up at the lustful summer storm clouds that had lightened their burden and spread themselves to reveal the caress of sunshine…with the soothing glare on my moist forearms I drove through the intersection mindful of my daughter […]

Paranoia #1

one day i will write a book concerning the different forms of paranoia…as i feel that this aspect of human nature is one of the most fascinating, terrifying and important topics…and that making a more explicit understanding of how it works, how it is broken and what it means would be cleansing in an age […]

The Great Illusion

Posted by on Jun 4, 2010 in 2010, Choken Word, Philosophy, Spirituality

I saw an old friend today I have not seen in thirteen years. I mentioned his name a week ago and today he appeared. He had not changed at all it seemed and was still thin. He told me how he has been living for years now in my dear Brooklyn. I just moved here […]

Lost Revisited

Posted by on Jun 3, 2010 in Philosophy, revelation, Spirituality

I am starting to think that the interpretation of LOST is perhaps more meaningful if the periods of being dead or being alive are reversed, or twisted up, which I guess Lost does pretty well anyway What I mean is, what happens at the end, when they remember- it seems like that is what we […]

Deep Thoughts

Posted by on Jun 2, 2010 in Akbar Lightning, Philosophy, Spirituality

“The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.” Marcus Aurelius

Quip for Kip

The following is a quick recording I made to respond to a comment posted on a recent discussion we have been having…I will post the comment below, authored by a new commenter by the name of Kip…welcome to the discussion! A short audio response to the comment below… Yes, Akbar, war in itself is a […]

Ode to Greedy Greg

My dearest Greg, You, like so many in our time, having seen a speech from Wall Street, the movie, have made a mistake that many 10 year olds of my generation used to make, wanting to dress up like Darth Vader for Halloween…Because you see, Gordon Gekko, representative of human greed as a source of […]

STATUS SYMBOL

Posted by on May 22, 2010 in Akbar Lightning, Philosophy, revelation

I am. I refuse to wither. I am fated. I am irrepressible. I am irresponsible. I am irreverent. I am subject to the object. I am alpha to the omega. I am on the edge of a shadow. I am a record keeper. I am a record breaker. I am fear transcended. I am delusion […]

Red Dead Seduction

Say what you will about the morality of video games, this game, releasing tomorrow is an example of a revolutionary new aspect of cultural arts.  What Casablanca was for the movie industry…it is very possible this will be for the gaming industry. I might be stretching this debate too far…but again, i am interested in […]

Ultra-Violence

Posted by on May 16, 2010 in Akbar Lightning, anxiety, Philosophy, psychology

In response to an ongoing discussion concerning violence I have decided to post this painting.  This is not only one of my favorite paintings, it is an ongoing theme of Renaissance art that fascinates me.  This, in my thinking, is one of the best versions of this story, sorry Caravaggio, and this one was painted […]

“ROBO-BOY” FACES CHARGES OF HUMAN IMPERSONATION

From the desk of Logocentric, Logocentric, and Father Mapple Moab Adzu III, Esquires. We have followed the Roboboy controversy closely, and as it has heated up [and been stirred and served by Akbar Lightning] we have been somewhat reluctant to weigh in. Here is why. We do not understand the identities of those entities [which […]

Akbar’s Aphorisms #4 – His Story

History is imperfect like humanity. How we relate to that fact, or to history itself is indicative of our relationship with our fellows.

The Trial of Roboboy

Anybody who has read globatron for a while knows that Akbar Lightning loves nothing more than controversy.  It’s true…but I think that such tensions, if dismissed, can be lost opportunities for the revelation of real knowledge, the kind that comes when a few people do things differently.  I am pasting an email below, the one […]

Akbar’s Aphorisms #3 – The Question

Posted by on May 12, 2010 in Akbar Lightning, Philosophy, Truth, Universals

About me or not about me?  That is the question. Akbar Lightning 2010

Hallmarketing of Mother’s Day

Posted by on May 9, 2010 in Akbar Lightning, Peace, Philosophy, Truth, WAR

The “Mother’s Day Proclamation” by Julia Ward Howe was one of the early calls to celebrate Mother’s Day in the United States. Written in 1870, Howe’s Mother’s Day Proclamation was a pacifist reaction to the carnage of the American Civil War and the Franco-Prussian War. The Proclamation was tied to Howe’s feminist belief that women […]