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

BP CEO….Jigga what!?

Posted by on Jun 2, 2010 in Akbar Lightning

As Terence Mckenna says “We are led by the least among us.”  Here is the CEO of BP showing his utter lack of nuance when addressing the failures of his company.  Such is the price of material isolation from the challenges of human ecology, the lack of a real understanding of the emotional expectations of […]

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 […]

Akbar Sings Father Goose’s Blackbird

A new song by Akbar Lightning…sung without consent by the author Father Goose…I hope he likes it… Oh glob our welt in spillage past, Our fear of grease to come

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 […]

Oil Slick

Posted by on May 28, 2010 in Akbar Lightning, Globalwarming

this is an image of artist Ron English’s new painting…he is known for his pop-satire works, more can be seen at

Who Let the Dogs Out!!!!

Very Rough Terrain…


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 […]


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 […]

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 Core Truth

Posted by on May 15, 2010 in Akbar Lightning, Globalwarming

tectonic debates, crunching blue blankets of crusted unearthed motivations the core of molten values, the existential magnetic center seeps out new ground surrounds us, territory for unvegetated investigation the great consumption, driven by madmen to suspend the entropic constant the great presumptions left like dying soldiers to cry out into the night sky…Why me? the […]

Drawing Room

Posted by on May 14, 2010 in Akbar Lightning, politics

I did this drawing while thinking about the current ongoing debate concerning the nature of ‘content.’

vow full stop…

Posted by on May 13, 2010 in Akbar Lightning

i sought to drop a dollop, an outcropping, a full stopping on straining to not, to plot to avoid a thing, much akin to words from Wright, through writing without assigning a comfort thing… ring what?  what may you ring?  without this thing? mystics mouths moist from frothing for it…such is a fulcrum in sound […]

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


Posted by on May 11, 2010 in Akbar Lightning, anxiety, politics

This site has always been an experiment aimed at making of this media form a living, breathing work of art, and innate in this collaborative effort is the need for a parallel experiment in democracy and community ideals.  Because of this, it has been necessary for contributors to be forthcoming about their opinions and perspectives […]

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 […]

The Face of Akbar Lightning

Posted by on May 6, 2010 in Akbar Lightning, Science

A lot of our readers have asked to see the face of Akbar Lightning….well, if you want to know what he looks like, check out these photos of him in action.  Remember not to make the genetic fallacy, associating his presence with the cause of a disaster.  What you are seeing in these photos is […]