Sunday, September 24, 2017

LA: 1st Indigenous People's Day Celebration!

Fowler Museum (University of California, Los Angeles, ucla.edu); Chrissie M. Castro (323) 420-6844; Dhr. Seven, Xochitl, Crystal Quintero, Ashley Wells (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
UCLA campus with Downtown Los Angeles skyline in the background (UCLA.edu)
The ecstatic "Ghost Dance" produces visions, contact with other dimension (Wowoka)

Join Wisdom Quarterly and the City of Los Angeles for its first official celebration of Indigenous People's Day (2017).
  • Indigenous People's Day Celebration L.A.
  • Monday, October 9, 2017, 5:00 PM
  • The Elizabeth & W. Thomas Courtyard, UCLA's Fowler Museum
  • RSVP: bit.ly/ipd-celebration
With the successful and historical displacement of "Columbus Day" in Los Angeles and the establishment of Indigenous People's Day in its place, we are celebrating.

San Gabriel Mission: concentration camp for Tongva-Kizh-Gabrieleno tribe of Los Angeles (California Mexicana: Missions to Murals 1820-1930, Ferdinand Deppe, Laguna Art Museum)
 
Fowler Museum, old Spanish style (UCLA)
From now on until perpetuity (or the next LA City Council meeting) the second Monday of October represents a victory for indigenous people and everyone else in Los Angeles.

Join us at our greatest public university (USC is private) for a gathering to honor the work of city representatives and the community coalition members that made this historic success possible.

Attendees are welcome to enjoy Fowler Museum exhibitions (FREE) during this celebration event. The Fowler explores global arts and cultures with an emphasis on works from the Americas, the Pacific, Asia, and Africa -- past and present. Learn more about the open exhibits at fowler.ucla.edu.
  • UCLA AISC (aisclist@aisc.ucla.edu)

World fails to end, God to blame (video)

I. Rony, Wisdom Quarterly; Seth MacFarlane (American Dad); Emil Prince; WoodwardTV
(American Dad) "Rapture's Delight" Part 1/5. This is the best treatment of the Judeo-Christian "Rapture" and confused interpretation of fundamentalists ever.
The Simpsons makes a prediction for Sept. 23 2017. Do the math like Emil Prince did on Sept. 14, 2017: 3+1+5 = 9 05/18 is 5+18 = 23. See, it's easy. Whatever it's supposed to mean.
  
Poor God, He can't get a break. Bible decoders can't straighten out the mess of the massively redacted, modified, expurgated, abridged, mistranslated, unfootnoted collection of ancient Sumerian, Babylonian, Bedouin, and Jewish texts. Where's the Apocrypha when you need it?
(WoodwardTV) What you need to know about H.A.A.R.P. and the incoming STORM
 
Is H.A.A.R.P. being used by the U.S. military and/or other secret departments like the CIA, NSA, NSC, DARPA, the Pentagon, Navy, Air Force, Central Command? What is the real function of this technology? Does it have any connection to current weather and seismic events?

Friday, September 22, 2017

What is Latin American Art? (PST: LA/LA)

(laweekly.com 9/12/17, , ); PacificStandardTime.org; edited and expanded by Crystal Quintero, Dhr. Seven, Xochitl, Ashley Wells, Wisdom Quarterly
This will be the most important showcase of Latin American art in the US in a decade.
Emigdio Vasquez's El Proletariado de Aztlán (detail), 1979, acrylic on plaster, 8’ x 40’ (Chapman University Art Collections/Jessica Bocinski/pacificstandardtime.org/laweekly.com)
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What is Latin American Art? Finding answers at Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

Joaquin Torres-Garcia
The year was 1935. Fascism was on the rise throughout Europe, but the art world was preoccupied with  petty infighting between its abstract and figurative camps. And Joaquín Torres-García had had enough. 

That year the multifaceted artist left France to return to his native Uruguay, eager to quash misguided essentialist European delusions of ethnic, cultural, and artistic purity by writing a manifesto that initiated a new philosophy he called the "School of the South."

He announced that his movement's guiding cardinal direction would be south rather than north, articulating a new way of thinking about Latin American art and the world.

Ken Gonzales-Day:  Exploring Identity and the Construction of Race
 
Kahlo as Campbell's soup can
To further illustrate his point, he irreverently flipped a map of South America on its head.
 
Torres-García's simple ink drawing, called América Invertida ("American Inverted"), captured the spirit of other iconic Latin American artists.

They, too, had returned home from places like New York and Paris to forge an artistic identity in a newfound pride in their cultural and aesthetic heritage. They would become the pillars of Latin American art.

Danny ["Machete" Trejo] mural by Levi Ponce, Van Nuys Bl., Pacoima (Skirball Cultural Center's Gonzales-Day exhibition, "Surface Tension: Murals, Signs and Mark-Making in LA")
 
I love Frida Kahlo this much. She's a goddess.
Torres-García challenged U.S. and European dominance over Latin America.

He proposed creating a uniquely Latin American perspective and aesthetic that honored the region's indigenous roots while drawing connections between pre-Columbian art [this land before the arrival of the genocidal colonial rapist Columbus and the Conquistadors] and European modernism.

Refusing to grant privilege to Western traditions, he proclaimed, "There should be no north for us. From now on, the elongated tip of South America will point insistently to the south, our north."
 
I'm the real Frida, Mexican artist, ex of Diego Rivera
Eighty-two years later, as the world rocks on its political and moral poles once again [due to Trump and his Republocrat backers], Los Angeles shifts its attention to a dazzlingly expansive and interconnected series of exhibitions.

These exhibits by Latin American artists are the latest and largest iteration of The Getty Museum's PST initiative. Over the course of several months, at institutions from Santa Barbara to San Diego, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA features art and artists from across Latin America.

They illuminate the region's historical legacies, from pre-Columbian [500+ years before the present] to contemporary, across all mediums and disciplines.

"Hi, neighbor" (by Vincent Ramos)
The scheduled shows, performances, and other events present the possibility for adventure, but they also pose an impossible-to-answer question: What is Latin American art? Better yet, What constitutes Latin America?
  • [WQ's proposed answer: All of the places that used to speak Nahuatl or a dialect of the Uto-Aztecan language that were then forced to speak only Spanish by the imperial invading colonial overlords.]
The idea of Latin America, according to renowned Argentine semiotician Walter Mignolo, is an outdated project of nation-building that belonged to 19th-century Europe that homogenizes as it subdivides the Americas.
 
Visualizing Language: Oaxaca in L.A., Los Angeles Central Library (oaxaca.lfla.org)
When we got to Ellis Island... Wait. We didn't cross the border. The border crossed us.

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Aztec eagle and serpent motif
PST: LA/LA attempts to break up homogenizing notions of what Latin American art is and who Latin American artists are.

"One thing I've found after all these years, when you're looking at a whole hemisphere, there is no way to sum it up. There are many things that join us, but there are so many stories to tell. It's vast," says Director of the Vincent Price Art Museum Pilar Tompkins-Rivas.
 
Tompkins-Rivas, who was part of the brain trust that conceived of PST, acknowledges that mounting such a massive venture was daunting but it felt necessary in Los Angeles. More


Detail of first figure ((left side) in El Proletariado de Aztlan by Emigdio Vasquez
It's an enormous mural on the side of a SoCal building, "The Proletariat of Aztlan"

ABUSE: California cop kills man on tape! St. Louis riot squad tramples old woman (video)

Donut Operator; Pfc. Sandoval, Pat Macpherson, Seth Auberon (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
WARNING: Police state abuses, murder by cop, excessive force all within policy we're sure.


Quit resisting, you old b*tch, or I'll shoot you!
Welcome to California. Now go meet your death based on my fear and training.

Police training states, If you're going to shoot -- and that's your decision at your own discretion with no real legal consequences either way (so why not err on the side of saving your life and health and killing the F out of anyone who dares to question or threaten you in any way whatsoever (even if it's just in your imagination) -- shoot to kill. Shoot to "remove any possible threat" to you or anyone else anywhere. Empty your gun. Kill. Kill. Kill.


However, remember to always add this exact phrase to your falsified police report about the incident, "I was afraid for my life. I didn't think I would ever make it home to see my wife and children." The chief will have your back, unless you're an ethnic officer in which case the chief and department may throw you under the bus to preserve the appearance of fairness and balance.

Homeless accused "criminal"
PR (public relations) Rule #1: Get out in front of the scandal, besmirch the name of the victim by accusing him/her of various unconfirmed offenses. We have people in the media, particularly the Associated Press (ap.org), who will run with those allegations and that smear job until no one cares about the victim irrational, disobedient uncompliant, and violent criminal we killed.

You saw what happened to disgraced Latino LA Sheriff Lee Baca and Asian Undersheriff Tanaka, right?

Corrupt LA Sheriff Baca (uglycop.com)
If they were white, we would have defended them to the end. So if you're white, we'll have your back. The boys in blue! Code of silence. Got your police-gang tattoo? Did you go through you Prison Guard Hazing in the Sheriff's Dept. to become one of us? All for one and one for all! For life! Death to civies, especially the black ones, which you can shoot on site because they're not really human. And if you call out on the radio, make sure to mention that: NHI ("no humans involved").

St. Louis police troops TRAMPLE old woman


Hey, I'm pro-cop!
Paramilitary civilian police trample old woman in their way as they threaten and rush demonstrators, injuring them with lethal and less-than-fully-lethal weapons (e.g., carcinogenic pepper spray, mace, rubber cannons, beanbag missiles). But police were scared! You can see it in the way they swing their bats, hold their guns, and laugh. But the black "protesters" and BLM "terrorists" were dancing, really scary, and disobeying us. They had signs!

One day Black Lives will Matter.
All police had were automatic weapons, fully protective anti-ballistic body armor, plexiglass face shields, snipers with high powered rifles, military drones, overtime pay, undercover agent provocateurs, reinforced anti-improvised explosive device utility vehicles, spy equipment, secret weapons and tactics, paddy wagon buses, extensive SWAT (special weapons and tactics) training, the element of surprise, carte blanche to break any laws and violate any civil rights as needed or desired for the sake of expediency, and an infinite number of back-up men: state troopers, embedded plain clothes officers, National Guard soldiers, white vigilantes, and personally armed citizens to deputize from richer surrounding neighborhoods to call on.

Native American stories, Pow Wow (video)

Xochitl, Ashley Wells, Dhr. Seven, Wisdom Quarterly; Morongonation.org; Visual (video)



Thunder and Lightning Pow Wow 2017
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians' 27th Annual Powwow takes place between Sept. 22 and 24, 2017. Join this celebration of Native American heritage and traditions [sponsored by gambling money from a very exploitative casino and gaming industry on tribal land]. This is a time to reaffirm old ways and share in the discovery of new.
  • morongopowwow.com (directions) 
  • Morongo's Thunder & Lightning Powwow
  • (888) MORONGO; morongo.com
  • Located near I-10 Fwy., Cabazon, 20 mins west of Palm Springs
  • DIRECTIONS: From L.A. on I-10, exit Morongo Trail. Turn left (north). Turn right (east) on Seminole Dr. Follow signs to pow wow site.
  • Coming from the east on I-10, exit Apache Trail Exit. Turn right (north). Turn left (west) on Seminole Dr. Follow signs to pow wow site.
Young brave (indiancountrymedianetwork.com)
 
The end of "fry bread"
Greasy rancid white flour, burned, with toxic acrylamide coating (iamnm.com)
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Native Americans never wanted to eat white flour fried in rancid oil called frybread. They were forcibly placed in prison camps called "reservations" and given starvation rations which included glutinous wheat flour and adulterated oil. They were told to make something edible with these paltry ingredients.
 
Native tourism conference (nativetimes.com)
They put the two together to create toxic, carcinogenic, addictive acrylamides (from frying and browning), comfort food. They soon became malnourished, obese, diabetic, and developed cancers of various kinds. Who could imagine it was due to diet?

Today, the presence of the abomination of fry bread was ended in Native American ceremonies.

Miss Navajo Nation parting ways with fry bread
Felicia Fonseca (SFGate.com) via AP.org, Sept. 5, 2017
We thought it was indigenous, but it's trash.
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - The Miss Navajo Nation pageant is parting ways with fry bread [doughnut slab with no hole], the fluffy, golden brown [garbage] delicacy that's become a symbol of Native American culture but is rooted in oppression.
 
Women vying for the crown this week in Window Rock will prepare traditional [indigenous] Navajo foods instead, like blue corn mush or a cake made at puberty ceremonies.
 
Outgoing Miss Navajo Ronda Joe said the tribe's new ambassador must know the history of those foods and speak about them in Navajo.
 
"We need to educate our people to utilize plants as food that are tied to our land, culture and beliefs," she wrote in an email. More
Who was the genocidal rapist, "Italian" Catholic, enslaver from Spain, Columbus?
White boarding school owner charged with molesting and abusing children, Iowa (AP).

    Pyramids of Bosnia bigger than Egypt (video)

    Bright Insight; Smithsonian; edited, expanded by Pat Macpherson, Dhr. Seven, Wisdom Quarterly
    Pyramids found on our moon? There is also other ancient archeology, but never mind.
    Bosnian Pyramids 2017 UPDATE: Evidence of advanced ancient human civilization with lost high technology

    Bright Insight
    The Bosnian Pyramids are definitive evidence of a lost ancient human civilization that was far more advanced than textbooks and mainstream "scientists" acknowledge. There is evidence of lost ancient advanced technology.

    I am not an alien. I'm Han.
    (WQ) There are massive pyramids in Mexico and Ancient Mesoamerica (the land between the U.S. Southwest and Central America), the Moon, and China.

    (It is said that the Han Chinese -- the largest group on earth and 92% of the Chinese population -- came from the dying planet Mars. Once here, unable to return to their ruined planet, they built a walled kingdom to conserve their advanced civilization and keep it from the earthling "barbarians" around them).

    There's no such thing as a "space alien/ET."
    There are pyramids in Antarctica, California, Mars (Cairo means "City of Mars"), and even a subterranean one in Alaska.

    But Bosnia may be special. One of the Bosnian pyramids is alleged to be twice the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt. How big is that?

    Sam Osmanagich claims that 12,000 years ago, early Europeans built "the greatest pyramidal complex" on earth, in Bosnia (Morten Hvaal/smithsonian.com)
     
    Massive pyramid in Antarctica
    Sam Osmanagich kneels down next to a low wall, part of a 6-by-10-foot rectangle of fieldstone with an earthen floor. If I'd come upon it in a farmer's backyard here on the edge of Visoko -- in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 15 miles northwest of Sarajevo -- I would have assumed it to be the foundation of a shed or cottage abandoned by some 19th-century peasant.
     
    Shhh. Earthquake allegedly reveals massive step pyramid in central coastal California
    The world's largest officially recognized pyramid, larger than Giza, is in Cholula, Mexico.
     
    Osmanagich, a blond, 49-year-old Bosnian who has lived for 16 years in Houston, Texas [USA], has a more colorful explanation:

    "Maybe it's a burial site, and maybe it's an entrance, but I think it's some type of ornament, because this is where the western and northern sides meet," he says, gesturing toward the summit of Pljesevica Hill, 350 feet above us.

    "You find evidence of the stone structure everywhere. Consequently, you can conclude that the whole thing is a pyramid."
     
    Not just any pyramid, but what Osmanagich calls the Pyramid of the Moon, the world's largest -- and oldest -- step pyramid.
     
    Looming above the opposite side of town is the so-called Pyramid of the Sun -- also known as Visocica Hill -- which, at 720 feet, also dwarfs the Great Pyramids of Egypt. A third pyramid, he says, is in the nearby hills. ...
     
    But the Smithsonian (a consortium of museums and massive warehouses much more interested in hiding artifacts, preserving from public view a great deal of evidence that runs counter to the official story of life on earth, the "consensus reality" we are allowed to believe by the University and mainstream theorists in public science or be ridiculed and dismissed as "crazy" until enough evidence comes out that truth is far stranger than fiction.