Wednesday, June 20, 2012

BEING MODERN: The Pretensions of a Strong Stomach


Fernando Morrientes on his Wedding day

by Dick & Poli Tico
  
NOTES: For reasons stated below, we just wanted to rest this month, but out of the blue, my famous American libertarian friend wrote me I should try to write one ASAP, he said my writings are the "most refreshing from all the predictable drivel" around and he and his wife missed the "kick"  given to them each time. Lol.

Writing the last article (HISTORICAL INEVITABILITY) was almost cathartic. Even a paradigm shift, if you may. Suddenly, I was tired of the yucky noise.

In these times of breathless whistling in the dark, somehow it's not as easy to pose with the usual smirk of all-knowing certainty. The online comment we quoted in the last article still intrigues:

"REVIEW OF CIVILIZATIONS

Sodom - gay galore - DOWNFALL
Greece - gay galore - DOWNFALL
Rome   - gay galore - DOWNFALL
West - gay galore- China dominates the world economy - DOWNFALL

An Asian culture is society-based, not individual-based. Asian culture doesn't condone the gay agenda, it's almost sure it won't countenance itself being undermined by areas which would have the gall to assume they were still superior when they were already washed-out. Surprisingly, it will have allies within the West itself which will yearn for the morality that made it soar high in the past. So there may be a theoretical harmonization of cultures in the future based on resurgent Morality because the basic spirit running through Asian and traditional Christian values are the same.

...and gays will again hide for centuries like they did after every civilization change. Cycles in history.

Learn from history"


It appears the eventual prominence of gays towards the end of a civilization has always been a perennial indicator of a civilization's approaching downfall. That civilization is so weak it should consider as "having an open mind" or even "deep thinking" to swallow its vomit. (I recommend read the rest of the preceding post).

Well, we'll just let history play its course. Suffice to say, it's getting more and more beneath me harping on the now getting to be more and more "stomach-churning" stuffs. Despite the noisy political pretensions, I consider the delusions already hackneyed.

It was the time of the year anyway when I get the bug to learn a new language. I can understand spoken and written Arabic already but I still can't pretend to claim I am fluent because I haven't tested it yet (extemporaneously, that is) with the natives. That didn't stop me two weeks ago from being curious in learning Norsk (Norwegian Bokmål). I wanted to get an unfiltered ear to the conversations in Northern Europe outside the Euro zone. I already speak German and Dutch (aside from that other Germanic language called English), and it turned out it was easy to learn another Germanic language (Norwegian being one of the Scandinavian languages belonging to the Northern Germanic branch). I was already reading the Norwegian forums and the main newspapers, Aftenposten and Dagbladet, after a week, and it was very "informative" reading about the euro billions flying up to the more financially-stable Nord (something missed by the headlines in lower Western Europe and beyond). Understanding basic Norwegian also means I got the other two major Scandinavian languages tucked under my sleeves as giveaways (the three are mutually intelligible, I am also now reading Danish and Swedish news- surprisingly, with just a fewer than expected grabs for the dictionaries). I've read about the basic grammars, it's just a matter of building up the vocabulary and perfecting the pronounciation from this point on, but it's not really a big challenge because the words are usually just mutations of Dutch & German words (it was just as easy to learn all the other Romance languages after learning Italian, the hardest part was learning the right pronounciation, especially with French). Learning languages are still the ultimate drug. By this time next year, I could plan to travel from Tromsø within the Arctic Circle in northern Norway, down to Malaga in Spain, and it's fun to realize I could speak with the locals along the way without having to resort to English (I could even take the ferry across to Morocco and skirt the Mediterranean eastwards to test my Arabic too).

Poli, our poster, is also multi-lingual, and he just started learning Czech (he already speaks Norsk, among many others). But upon reading the next chapter of the novel, which should have been published the other week yet, Poli suddenly found himself joining the characters: the Inuit President & his Campaign Manager engaged in competing vomiting bouts as they wrestled on how to get campaign money from the gay sponsors in between rushing to puke into the Oval Office toilet, and Poli, as he transcribed my texts, suddenly found himself nauseous likewise. I reread the texts which I wrote a year ago and, perhaps I've really evolved into normalcy, that scene was so "realistic" it did "churn my stomach" now too. I haven't decided yet whether I would tone it down. We'll just suspend the next chapter for the meantime until we can toughen up our stomachs. I thought Poli needed the concentration for his language studies, our common passion. Perhaps we've not yet "evolved" into being "modern intellectuals"- we both have very high IQ's and multiple degrees but that's turning out to be beside the point, modern intellectuals nowadays mainly mean you must have a really strong stomach.

I can hear my British friend Ewan laughing:"It's not in the brain, folks, it's in the stomach, stupid!"

Enough of being rational? Poli joked:"Perhaps that will be the real cause for the collapse of Western civilization. There will come a point when the supposedly highly-evolved people, exhausted from being socially manipulated to accept nauseous political prescriptions for their alleged modernization, will just let go of their artificially controlled vomit reflexes & vomit until they collapse due to dehydration."

Wars had been waged by hungry stomachs to modernize man's economic situation but it appears now there are still more poor than ever. Delusional societal issues are just as subject to harsh reality as the economic ones. Delusions would just as soon crumble like a vampire when exposed to the sun. So mock not the stomach. The future of societal modernization will still be ultimately decided by the stomach. For an entirely different, even hilarious, reason.

To foster alleged modern human evolution, pretentious political hype has been used so constantly in the recent post-ideological past to make even the most revolting things to appear sleek  that the poor stomachs will become so aggravated by the cheap state of being "modern" they will just suddenly throw up.

I'm sure the world could save itself a lot of trouble by just listening to its stomach.

In the novel, we call that reaching a limit. A cathartic reaawakening from all the delusion and pretense. 

We have a new article expounding on this coming up. Next post.



MUSIC AND LANGUAGES

Czech is a hard language (it has 7 cases, just like most of the other Slavic languages) and I wouldn't want to destroy Poli's good disposition now. I actually started learning Czech midway my Russian lessons two years ago but I decided to postpone it when I learned that it was almost the same language as Slovak (which was closely related to Polish, the latter is just more consonant-rich). I wanted to learn the three (Czech, Slovak & Polish) at the same time at a later less-congested schedule (more practical to learn closely-related ones in a language family at the same time after you've learned the major one- in this case, Russian). Though I've already learned the basic grammar & the most common vocabulary of Czech when I temporarily stopped (to just focus on Russian, and later Arabic).

The best way to start learning a language is through its songs. Learn the lyrics of a catchy one and that will be your foundation- the seed- for that language.

The two songs below were among my first Czech words. I can still remember them. That reminds me that it's about time I should pick up where I left off. The Scandinavian languages aren't really hard work. I am sure, I will be finally practicing my Czech, Slovak and Polish soon. I wonder if I would schedule a trip next year from Trom to Malaga which could easily have a midway detour to Prague, Bratislava, Krakow & Moscow before doubling back southwards. It would be the ultimate evolution if wouldn't need to resort to English at any point along the way and speak with the locals at their level. No need for political pretensions, just little conversations from the heart.

I still have to look up what is the equivalent of "strong stomach" in 6 of the 15 languages (Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Czech, Slovak, Polish) that I just might be speaking, hopefully all fluently, by this time next year.

Here's the most famous Czech rock acts in a duet.

Janek Ledecky & Petr Nagy - Někdy, je smích a někdy plač


Janek Ledecky- Proklínám


Text písně (Lyrics): Proklínám (Curse)

 Prázdnej byt je jako past
kde růže uvadnou
po tisící čtu tvůj dopis
na rozloučenou

Píšeš že odcházíš
když den se s nocí střídá
vodu z vína udělá
kdo dobře nehlídá

Píšeš: Proklínám
ty tvoje ústa proklínám
tvoje oči ledový
v srdci jen sníh
sám a sám
ať nikdy úsvit nespatříš
na ústa mříž oči oslepnou
ať do smrti seš sám

Tvoje oči jsou jak stín
a tvář den když se stmívá
stromy rostou čím dál výš
a pak je čeká pád

Sám s hlavou skloněnou
všechny lásky budou zdání
po tisící čtu tvůj dopis
na rozloučenou

Píšeš: Proklínám..


Friday, June 1, 2012

HISTORICAL INEVITABILITY: The Judgmental and the Pretentious

Billy Slater, Melbourne Storm, AFL, with wife Nicole
by Dick, Donald & Poli Tico

NOTE: This article was written after consulting both my Western and Asian friends, just to give it a more realistic tone. This comes as a foreword to the coming chapters of the novel: we're about to start tackling that two hot subjects, Religion and gay marriage, and this post will give a peek to just where I am coming from in dissecting the issues. The coming chapters will be controversial, but very hilarious. I had fun writing the next 4/5 of the novel.

Gianroberto Casaleggio, said to be the brains behind Beppe Grillo, the comedian driving force of Movimento 5 Stelle (Italy's political movement formed amidst that country's economic nightmare), was reported to have said that in 2018, the world will be divided into two: the West which will have free access to the Internet and the other one with no free access, the "tricidal" China-Russia- Middle East, leading to war which will culminate in a world government controlled by one group. Unfortunately, wars are too fantastic for our taste. In our novel, there will be no war. It's just a simple economic and subsequent cultural collapse of one group.

Imagination is wild during "transitory" times. Even that word "transitory" could be subversive to some, but most may prefer that over "times of wishful thinking", or worse,"times of being in denial". Whatever, any intelligent person with his feet on the ground can not fail to detect the signs. I prefer not to cross my fingers like the usual Leftist suspects and hope "it's just the 1930's repeating itself", "we'll still make it if we fake our way and use the argument of growth over austerity as Trojan horse to return to relevance", etc. (not hate the Left, but I've outgrown most of the redundant drivel- in the new world ahead, it's obvious it will be a ghost of its previous assumptions). Well, the leeway for the pretentious are certainly constricting. In the 1930's, Argentina was the 7th wealthiest in the world, but the last time I checked, it was still categorized as a developing country lurching from boom to bust vice versa ad nauseam. Meaning, all bets are on the table. For everybody in the stricken part of the world. What makes it more ominous is the fact that resource-rich countries are not only breathing down their necks but overtaking them.

Suffice to say, economic prosperity in the West gave the confidence (literally paved the way) to adopt the cultural changes that ensued. Are they permanent? Or will it prove just part of a Western Spring romanticized by historians in 3000 AD?

We're in the part of the novel where the characters will start taking about "gay domestic partnerships" (or gay marriage to a few). I tried to cover all its aspects, both hilarious and not so. I don't think so much of this issue actually, I think it's one of the fleeting pretentious issues which will be ditched off as new realities unfold. As a matter of course. My attitude is let the dramas proceed, it will still kick as a last ditch effort by still-to-be-punctured delusions but it has nowhere to go, other events are overtaking it. I am more interested to see how the few areas that recognized it will be reversed in time (the Netherlands, etc). As historical necessity. Apparently, some got the drift. Poli found a comment in an online forum which turned out to encapsulate the very point of the novel on that issue (we edited and added to the comment but basically the point was preserved):

"REVIEW OF CIVILIZATIONS

Sodom - gay galore - DOWNFALL
Greece - gay galore - DOWNFALL
Rome   - gay galore - DOWNFALL
West - gay galore- China dominates the world economy - DOWNFALL

An Asian culture is society-based, not individual-based. Asian culture doesn't condone the gay agenda, it's almost sure it won't countenance itself being undermined by areas which would have the gall to assume they were still superior when they were already washed-out. Surprisingly, it will have allies within the West itself which will yearn for the morality that made it soar high in the past. So there may be a theoretical harmonization of cultures in the future based on resurgent Morality because the basic spirit running through Asian and traditional Christian values are the same.

...and gays will again hide for centuries like they did after every civilization change. Cycles in history.

Learn from history"


It appears the eventual prominence of gays towards the end of a civilization has always been a perennial indicator of a civilization's approaching downfall. That civilization is so weak it should consider as "having an open mind" or even "deep thinking" to swallow its own vomit. The eternal historical pattern of a gay's inevitable ominous role in civilization change is still valid. If the West loses its economic primacy, it will lose its cultural pretensions eventually. The "anti-morality" part specifically- that includes gay marriage. The "pro-morality" forces in the West will be strengthened by the nascent "pro-morality" Asian value system (the former fed by the resolve not to have more of the same pretensions that led to the ignominy in the first place so we can say the present "losing" operative values may not be valid then anymore). Imagine the convergence of forces when the latter becomes dominant if the West continues to falter economically (even now, its "soft power" to influence cultures have been exposed as weakened as the resurgent Islamism post-Arab Spring has shown).

The novel will also start tackling religion. A big part of the hand behind gay activism is to "combat" religion. Behind are the usual ultra-rationalists aka pretentious bunch. This will be the most hilarious part of the novel because the basic premise of the "combat" is ridiculous: homophobia exists even in most animist cultures, and to assume that most people will swallow their vomit just to kowtow to the gay agenda and "ridicule" religion instead is delusional. Even gays prefer a Mormon missionary than another gay because at least the Mormon doesn't give them discomfort. All this secularist pseudo-intellectuallism does is the opposite: it strengthens religion instead. At least, the latter supports the delicious things in life and the abnormal can never be delicious however pretentious politics would spin it. Especially during these times when the proof how far ultra-rationality could and would actually modernize the world has been put into disrepute. It will become a joke shortly.

So who says a judgmental moralist is less modern than a fading abnormal, ironically-judgmental (over the religious) pseudo-intellectual?

Not me. I can say I started to look more favorably  towards religion again as a direct influence of my research for the novel.

I did not think much of morality before, but everybody grows, I see it now as essential for a civilization to survive. The pages of this blog is a testament to the changes that occurred within me. I decided not to censor now the earlier pages so it will be plain to everybody the road I've taken.

 I've decided  moral "judgmental" people are more valuable than pretentious judgmental ones in the end. At least, they prevail over their defects. Like me.



MUSIC

A friend asked why I don't feature French songs. I don't hate the French but their contemporary musical scene doesn't do it for me compared to those of Spain, Italy, Russia, Germany or the UK. Still, I featured a few before (like Christophe Mae, Calogero, etc.). Mostly the current ones are simply not in the league (I check them regularly to be fair). But since they really have a nice language, let's feature it instead. A language is a mirror of the soul, so let's see how the French really see their homosexual countrymen beneath the "manhandled" (by gays in the PR industry) political propaganda. Out of the 8 languages that I speak, French has the most "derogatory" contemporary words on gays :

Amateur de terre jaune
Bouffeur de camelote
Brioche maudite ou brioche infernale
Brosse
Caroline
Castor
Chatte
Chevalier de la rosette
Chochotte
Coquin
Corvette
Cyril
Cuir
Dame
Défoncer la pastèque
Empaffé
Emprosé
Enculé
 Enculeur
Enculeur
 En être
En filer
 Enfiotté
Enfoiré
En refilé
Enviandé
Etendard
Etre à voile et à vapeur ou être jazz-tango (les bi)
Etre de la bottine
 Etre de la cale
Etre de la jaquette
Etre en coquine
Fiotte
Filer du chouette
Folle ou folle perdue
Frégate ou frégaton
 Gay
Gâcheuse
Gazier
Gazoline
 Giron ou giton
Homo
Honteux ou honteuse
 Jaquette flottante
 Jésus
Lope
Lopette
Mademoiselle
Marquis de la manchette
Mignard ou Minot ou Môme
Onduler du valseur
Pédale
Pédé ou pède
Pédoque Persilleuse
Pétanqueur Pointeur
Précieuse
Prout prout ou Prout prout ma chère
Putain de galère
Razdep ou rasdep
Refiler de la jaquette
Reine
Schbeb / Schebeb / Chbeb
Sentir l'ail (ou encore manger de l'ail)
Serinette
Sodomites ou sodomistes
Sœur
Sœur de charité
 Suceur de bites
Suceuse
Tafiole
Tante
 Tantouse
Tantouze
Tapette
Tarlouse
Tata
 Tonton
Travailleuse
Travelo / Travelot / Trave
Tremper la soupe (avoir une relation homosexuelle)
Uranien
Zèbre


That's why I don't hate the French, real French men take seriously their being real men. And real men don't mince their words. That's the way things should be.

I really love languages. I'm learning Arabic right now, my 9th, and it turned out the Arabs create really good music.

 نانسى عجرم - أخاصمك آه



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