Friday, January 25, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
And on this day finds itself as Occupy Wall Street Day 490 and Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Together those global revolutions of a movement are still moving fast. And then there's Occupy Psychiatry. And so I received this email in that email inbox on this day to where I find myself reposting it on this blog as follows. Psychiatry Kills. Abolish forced psychiatric treatment. Occupy Wall Street And Psychiatry Worldwide.
:We are a nonviolent community
:Many of us have been traumatized by violence and do all we can to stop it
:We are being labeled and profiled wrongly as violent, because of the actions of a few individuals
:Forced psychiatry is violent
:The new laws being enacted - in NY and likely at the federal level and in other states - will further restrict our civil liberties and constitutional rights
:We are protesting nonviolently for our civil and human rights
*To affirm and celebrate our "creative maladjustment" to a society that pits neighbor against neighbor with a duty to report thoughtcrimes and eccentricities to the state
("Creative Maladjustment" comes from several of King's speeches, including a 1967 speech of King to the American Psychological Association where he called for an International Association to Advance Creative Maladjustment, see http://www.psychologytoday.com/print/53556. David Oaks and MindFreedom International have taken up this call as part of the Mad Pride movement, http://www.mindfreedom.org/kb/mental-health-global/iaacm. We honor David and wish him well in his recovery from serious injuries and surgery.)
On Martin Luther King Day, January 21, 2013, people everywhere are invited to hold demonstrations, vigils and any other nonviolent acts of expression and protest, to inform the public about our point of view and gather in solidarity.
Again, please "join" take photos, videos, etc., and post them to National Day of Action to Stop Mental Health Profiling 1/21/13 MLK Day.
Or Tweet. You can use hashtags #OccupyPsychiatry #StopMHProfiling and #CreativeMaladjustment
And New York City will be having an event as part of this action that reads something like as follows:
Stop Psychiatric Profiling event 1/21/13 in NYC:
the disability caucus of occupy wall street is organizing a silent demonstration at Grand Central Station information booth (center of the rotunda, down the ramp on the main floor) from 3-5 this coming Monday afternoon
The Disability Caucus of OWS will be holding a silent vigil Monday, January 21, 2013, 3 to 5pm inside Grand Central Station (W.42nd and Park Ave.) in Manhattan and assembling at the Information booth in the middle of the rotunda.
*To protest the scapegoating of people labeled with mental illness by politicians, media, gun control advocates and the pro-gun lobby
the contact persons are
Danny and Nadina: 212) 366-0432 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ditto....and that Occupy Psychiatry @ Grand Central Station YouTube video that finds itself posted above, well that was posted on this day of Martin Luther King Day.
For all things alternative to the Mental Death System, Mindfreedom.org.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Now that's interesting. There is an article on the cover of this weeks Village Voice with an image of a gun titled "The Year In Bloody Good Film: Violence Is Golden". The Village Voice and the LA Weekly did a year in film critics' poll, and something like the top 10 notable films were all violent or something. What does that say about these days and times when the top ten films in a critics poll are all violent. And somewhere in that article they actually mentioned the phrase "Film Noir". And I wasn't exactly sure what the word film noir even meant until I Wikipediaed it up. And that Internet bible dictionary Wikipedia described the phrase "film noir" as a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas, particularly those that emphasize moral ambiguity and sexual motivation. Hollywood's classic film noir period is generally regarded as stretching from the early 1940s to the late 1950s and emerged in the United States during the Depression. The term film noir is French for "black film". Well, I am not exactly sure what this all means, but I guess the term means to glorify and romanticize violence. And I do find it amazing that any publication with advertising would even mention that phrase in an article these days, that film noir glorifies violence, being that guns and the images of guns are advertised everywhere in film, television, newspapers, telescreens, music lyrics, video games, cartoons, posters, commercials, sides of buses, insides of buses, the floors and walls of every single form of transportation possible, light poles, bus stops, sidewalks, doorsteps, walls, floors, ceilings, t-shirts, clothing, the air and anywhere else on planet earth that looks marketable. It is bombarding the advertising of guns to look cool these days. For what reason could not actors and models or any other person hold an object other than a gun or a weapon to look cool. Could not everyone start posing with flowers, or sticks and stones or something to look cool in these media advertisements these days. And what about public broadcasting non commercial sponsored media. Is public, listener sponsored media an alternative to corporate sponsored media and violent content. And what is corporate sponsored media. And what about technology and violence. Are they related. And what is technology and its advancement. And then there is that fourth amendment of the the right to bear arms constitution, the right to take another life for a piece of property, a shelter over ones head that should be free, a basic necessity of life of mankind, material goods. And the whole world is paying as someone loses their life to gun violence every day as the story is told today and the headlines will read tomorrow, yesterday and thereafter with no end in sight. If only a constitution could be written to abolish guns and the images of guns from everywhere and everyone on the face of planet earth. And in any given publication of most newspapers, half of the film advertisements have images of guns in them. In any given news cast, half of the news program, programming is of crime and violence. On any given prime time television schedule, half of the television programs are of crime, violence and guns. And again, I could copy my blog posts over and over in my appeal to end gun violence. To banish guns and the images of guns from every single place and human being on the face of planet earth. Guns are the worst invention of an industry ever. It is bombarding, the advertising of people holding guns to look cool, and pointing guns at you, the viewer, as you look at the poster or printed advertising. Does not advertising and programing influence and program society and people? Does not glorifying violence influence the world. And what are those TiVo things. Do they help one to filter out offensive programming in the media. It is that vicious cycle that feeds on itself again, advertising feeds marketing, which feeds crime, which feeds the news which feeds more crime which feeds more violence which feeds more advertising which feeds more news cycle. And it is interesting to read what the origin of film noir means, that this whole film noir thing started during the depression, right along with the Satan, Santa Claus marketing of the Christmas holiday shop, buy, spend more money, go into more debt, over consumerism season. Does this glorifying of violence as if it is romantic, reflect the moral decline of the world, the collapse of society? Are wars debasing the value of human life. Is there hope for the world. Will this beast, whatever or whoever this beast this may be ever release its grip on mankind. It seems as if the Emperor is wearing no clothes in the world these days, whatever the moral of that story may mean. What was life like before the invention of guns? I am only one blogger, one voice. No one is free while others are oppressed. Is another world possible? Peace on earth and goodwill to all mankind. And what does this have to do with a No Police State?
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The Headlines Again And Again
And there it is in the headlines in the news again today. The AM New York says it was the fourth shooting at a U.S. school in a week. Another person has lost their life to the latest rampage of the day. It is in the news on a daily basis so much that I am just going to repost a blog entry I posted just a few days ago:
There is was in the headlines again yesterday. A rampage occured in a different state of America everyday this past week and another person has lost their life to gun violence with no end in sight. And it seems as if I could almost devote this blog to reposting and repeating this blog entry over and over on a daily basis with no end in sight. The following is a blog entry that was posted a few das ago:
There it is in the news again today. Again, I could cut and paste my blog entries over and over in my appeal to banish guns from every human being on the face of planet earth and to end the use of the images of guns in all forms of advertising, marketing, film and television as I have written in blog posts of the past. Does not advertising influence society. Guns are the worst invention of an industry ever. The am New York had an interesting statistic in an article titled "Guns and people"; there are nine guns for every ten people in the United States, a scary statistic. And there is another interesting article in their paper titled "Mayors band together to combat gun violence", some sort of acknowledgement that there is a problem. And The Villager has interesting statistics in an article titled ""Lower East Siders blast back against gun violence", New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, told a forum that 30,000 people a year are killed in gun violence nationally. And yet another person has lost their life to gun violence, and everyday someone loses their lives to acts of gun violence for whatever reason and no reason at all except for the fact that guns have been invented. It is a story that has been told in yesterdays headlines and will be told in tomorrows headlines with no end in sight. It is an industry that feeds on itself, advertisement and sensational nationalism breeds crime which breeds news, which breeds crime, which breeds more advertisement which breeds more crime. Will the cycle of the beast that has it's grip on humanity ever end. Should not guns be abolished from humanity as a whole, from everyone on the face of planet earth. And then there is that constitutional 4th amendment, the right to bear arms that should be abolished or rewritten to abolish guns and replace them with sticks and stones or something. The idea that property, material goods are worth more than life. It seems as if it is that story "The Emperor Wears No Clothes" and the whole world is paying with the loss of human life which seems to be a disposal commodity in the war industry of people against humanity. Are the slaughters of wars debasing the value of human life? Will the beast, who or whatever it is, ever release it's grip on mankind? Are the standards of social behavior declining? Is there a worldwide moral breakdown? Is society collapsing? Where is the world headed, is there hope? And one could turn the page of the newspaper and forget about these stories and daily atrocities of the world, yet they still exist. And I watched that film Bowling For Columbine by Michael Moore the other day. It is an amazing docuentary to me never seen before in the history of time. And the on the back cover jacket for this film it says: "Acclaimmed filmaker Michael Moore (Roger & Me) takes aim at America's love affair with guns and violence in this Oscar winning film that "demands attention" (People)! Mixing riveting footage, hilarious animation and candid interviews with everyone from the NRA's Charlton Heston to shock rocker Marilyn Manson, Bowling for Columbine is a "brilliant" (The Hollywood Reporter) tour de force of filmaking." I am one voice, one blogger. If only it were possible to go back in time before guns existed. Is another world possible. Peace on earth and goodwill to all mankind. And what does this have to do with a No Police State?
And this latest massacre of the day story, as well as another loss of life story of the day earlier this week are also a psychiatric state. So much that I just find myself reposting the same blog entry I posted just a few weeks ago it seems: And what doe these stories have to do with a No Police State?
And my friend gave me a flyer as we were discussing the latest atrocity of the day in relation to gun violence. It is a flyer she received back in April at Union Square Park of New York City. And it is a flyer about gun violence and psychiatry. The Pharmaceutical industry is bigger than the war industry. Psychiatry Kills. Abolished forced psychiatric treatment. And what's that "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" film by Ken Kesey all about anyway. That's a whole another blog posting. For all things human rights and psych cia trickery and alternatives to the mental death system, Mind Freedom is a great website to visit. I am one voice, one blogger. Is another world possible. Peace on earth and goodwill to all mankind. And what does this have to do with a No Police State?
And the flyer went on to read:
What caused the tragedy in "this state"?
It was reported in the Times and the Post Wednesday:
The killer had been taking anti-depressants.
All too often in the present age, we hear the tragic news of a senseless massacre somewhere in the country. Experience has shown, that the killer has almost always, if not absolutely always, been someone who had been prescribed anti-depressants.
The killers with names were kids who had been prescribed the anti-depressant ritalin.
The man who shot someone at this place had been prescribed an anti-depressant whose classic symptom is extreme rage directed at one specific person. The killers in the recent massacres in three different states, also one in another state, had been taking various prescription anti depressants.
Pharmaceutical drugs are prescribed, not as a last resort but as a first thought, not hesitantly but hastily and with excess. They are not properly used, but abused, with no thought of the side effects of taking chemicals which nature did not produce and evolution did not plan for us to be subjected to, like bug spray or insecticide. And this is not a small and isolated phenomenon, but rather a deliberate and systematic poisoning of the bodies and minds of the American people, on an epidemic scale.
The concentration of power, Mr. Moneybags, the State, which controls the American military-industrial complex and the pharmaceutical chemical companies that are an integral part of that system, the State, which, as Eisenhower warned, would one day gain undue influence and endanger our Liberties, has an interest in promoting this epidemic scourge of prescription drug use. Hundreds of billions of dollars a year, are made by the corporations that sell these drugs. It is big business. In addition, the State which experience has shown, for thousands of years all over the globe, tends to want to empower itself and dis-empower the People, gets exactly that benefit from this epidemic of drug use. Power and authority, competency and incompetency breeds corruption. It dis-empowers individuals by making them unhealthy. And it dis-empowers the community and the nation, by making people distrustful of each other; by making people think that their neighbor is a crazy person who they must be protected from; by persuading the People to accept, even to demand, increased police power of the State to protect them. Under such conditions even the will to independence vanishes.
The innovations of scientists and engineers are stolen and subverted by the concentrations of power; a virtue has become a vice, and chemical technology, which can and of right ought to be a liberating force in society, becomes enslaving.
Doctors are encouraged, by the drug industry, to prescribe artificial drugs to their patients. It is a regular practice, for the drug companies to pay a doctor a fee every time that doctor prescribes one of their drugs. It is no secret. In this way, the basic essential character of the American medical profession becomes one of conflict of interest.
The companies that make these drugs exert a great deal of pressure upon the mass media. There are huge advertising contracts, and there is an overlap of ownership between the drug companies and the media companies. The fact that a mass murderer was taking prescription drugs, is one of those things that will show up once in the newspapers, but is immediately and finally buried, and mum becomes the word.
There have been a thousand analyses of the killer in papers, of his history, his personality, his psychological problems; there have been a thousand demands for increased police powers; there have been a thousand calls for the outlawing of guns, and a general de-clawing of the People. But has anyone asked, how is it that society produces so many sick people?
Prescription anti-depressants are known to be a common cause of suicide; they are known to be a constant presence in senseless massacres. Surely the number of individual murders caused by these drugs must be many times greater than the number of massacres. And if there are so many suicides and murders, how many people taking pharmaceuticals must be gravely suffering, but have not quite yet arrived at the point of suicide or murder?
This epidemic of drug use, this deliberate poisoning of the bodies and minds of the American people, this deliberate, and thus far largely successful, did-empowerment of the American people, must stop. It is our purpose to reveal this truth to the American people, so that we may once again live in a sane and healthy society and the tragic deaths of so many good people in this State shall not have been in vain.
Arizona, gun violence and crime finds itself in the news on this day. And what would happen if there were no crime today, yesterday or tomorrow, would a lot of people be out of a job? The fact that another person has lost their life to gun violence, yesterday, today and tomorrow with no end in sight, for no reason at all except for the fact that guns have been invented. And though the names may change, the death industry game seems to remain the same. As it seems to be an industry that feeds upon itself. The film noir, marketing and advertising of guns and gun violence in all forms of media advertising that breeds gun violence which breeds crime, which breeds news stories about crime which breeds more marketing for crime and images of violence etc. And for what reason do crime dramas and images of gun violence make up about what seems like ninety nine percent of programming on American television. Does not advertising and programming influence and program society. Guns are the worst invention ever. If only guns could be banished from every human being on planet earth. And what would happen if all of those criminal, civil, supreme, federal, local and other kinds of court houses here on planet earth for this industry of crime would close tomorrow? Would even more people be out of a job? And is war a money racket. And who can stop the war. No one is free when others are oppressed. And I am one blogger. And of a seemingly bazillion news articles that always seem to focus on the personality of the person who has a gun instead of gun control, below in one article from the New York Times on this day that addresses the problem of gun control and gun violence instead of someones personality who has that gun that I thought to repost. No one is free when others are oppressed. Is another world possible. And what, if anything does this have to do with a No Police State?
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
And from what I blogger know throughout my travels here on planet earth and especially in that city of New York where seemingly everything can be about party, party, party, music, music, music and style, fashion and more style, is that sometimes it can all be about how do I look, and how does my outfit look when it comes to going to clubs, bars and events. And so I find myself blogging about Hpnotiq, and Primp & Prep, a website that can have you going out and hitting the town in style. You can find some really cool and interesting girl's night things to read at their website such as what to wear, cocktail recipes, makeup tips, "The 5 Shoes You Need", "How NOT To Approach Guys", hair down music up! and more. And it almost seems that once you have read all of those how to's, ideas, tips, advice and more items on their website that you could be a professional partier when it comes to the do's and dont's of how to meet guys and girls and new friends on those nights on the town. And what's really cool is that you can listen to a Primp & Prep Pandora music player to dance to while you're getting ready to go out with your friends. With Primp & Prep, Hpnotiq, styling has never been easier. You must be 21 years or older to drink alcoholic beverages and as always, please remember to drink responsibly.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
The 2013 NYC WINTER JAZZFEST
Friday, January 11th & Saturday, January 12th
Arts Presenters Showcases (APAP)
Tentative Lineup (subject to change)...
AFRO HARPING' A Tribute to Dorothy Ashby f. Brandee Younger
AfroHORN: The 3rd Incarnation
Alexis Cuadrado Group 'A Lorca Soundscape'
Amir Elsafar Quintet
Ari Hoenig Group
Bobby Previte Bari Trio
Brian Carpenter's Ghost Train Orchestra
Bryan & The Aardvarks
Bugge 'n Friends w/ Erik Truffaz, Bugge Wesseltoft, Ilhan Ersahin, Joaquin 'Joe' Claussell
Celebrate The Great Women of Blues & Jazz w/ Toshi Reagon, Allison Miller + Friends
Charnett Moffett, Marc Cary, Will Calhoun
CHURCH f. Mark de Clive-Lowe
Corey King and TAFFY
Dan Tepfer & Lee Konitz
Dezron Douglas' Jazz Workshop
DJ Raydar Ellis
DJ Rich Medina
Don Byron Quartet
Eric Revis, Kris Davis, Andrew Cyrille
Ernest Dawkins Afro-Straight
Evolutionary Minded! - 'The music of Gil-Scott Heron Re-visioned w/ Kentyah, M1 (Dead Prez), Brian Jackson and The New Midnight Band'
Frank Lacy '10 32k'
George Burton Group
Herbert Holler (Freedom Party DJ)
Jacob Garchik The Heavens
Jaimeo Brown’s Transcendence
James Carter Organ Trio
Jason Lindner Breeding Ground
Jason Stein Quartet
John Raymond Project
Julian Lage, Nels Cline
Krystle Warren and the Faculty
Leo Genovese Trio
Marcus Strickland Twi-Life
Mario Pavone with Tyshawn Sorey and Dave Ballou
Merger w/ Andrew D’Angelo, Kirk Knuffke, Ben Street, Nasheet Waits
Michael Attias Spun Tree
Michael Formanek's Cheating Heart
Monty Alexander "Harlem - Kingston Express"
Music of Ryuichi Sakamoto by PACJE
Nasheet Waits EQUALITY w/ Vijay Iyer, Mark Helias, Logan Richardson
Omer Avital & His Band of The East
Otis Brown III
Revive Big Band led by Igmar Thomas
Rez Abbasi Trio
Roy Nathanson Sotto Voce
Rudresh Mahanthappa's Gamak
Seabrook Power Plant
Sunny Kim's Painter's Eye
The Big Picture feat. David Krakauer (A Sneak Preview)
Tony Malaby Tuba Trio
Vinnie Sperazza 40Twenty
+more to be announced soon...
BOOM Collective and Search and Restore are pleased to announce the lineup for 2013 NYC WINTER JAZZFEST. The festival is to be held on January 11th & 12th, 2013 in New York City. On both nights the festival will take over six venues in the Village, Le Poisson Rouge, Sullivan Hall, Zinc Bar, Bitter End, SubCulture and Bowery Electric. This marks the ninth year of the annual NYC WINTER JAZZFEST, and the continued mission to showcase top quality jazz to industry professionals, avid jazz fans, and new audiences.
The 2013 NYC WINTER JAZZFEST will feature over 70 different jazz groups during the Arts Presenters (APAP) conference. Similar to past years the festival will provide an opportunity for artists to showcase in front of presenters, promoters, talent buyers, educators, musicians and avid fans. Over 5000 arts professionals will be in New York City for the annual Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) conference from January 10-14. As there will be hundreds of showcases scheduled throughout the weekend around the city both at the Hilton Hotel and in alternative venues, Winter Jazzfest offers APAP conference attendees, and the general public, the opportunity to experience the best of today's new live jazz and experimental music in club venue settings. Once famed as the focal point of New York City's rich jazz and live music scene, Bleecker Street and the Village provide for an ideal festival experience groups performing all night at six of the neighborhood's esteemed venues within close proximity of each other. On this night the 2013 NYC WINTER JAZZFEST will continue to redeem the rich jazz heritage of the Village and again will bring jazz fans back to Bleecker Street. The 2013 NYC WINTER JAZZFEST includes over 70 of today’s most interesting jazz groups from New York, Brooklyn, and beyond.
Currently new jazz groups are underrepresented, yet they are culturally essential to the continued development and future of jazz and the cultivation of new audiences for jazz. Jazz artists need support and exposure to the significant institutional booking forum that the Arts Presenters conference represents. Winter Jazzfest is pleased to offer a forum for presenters and music enthusiasts to experience and support the future of jazz.
The 2013 NYC WINTER JAZZFEST features curatorial input from Meghan Stabile of Revive Music Group and Adam Schatz of Search & Restore. In line with the mission of Winter Jazzfest, Stabile and Schatz continue to invigorate NYC's jazz scenes in their own ways by promoting and supporting young and deserving new jazz artists while bringing increasingly growing audiences to the music.
Search & Restore provides a point of discovery for the new jazz & improvised music community atwww.searchandrestore.com. Founded in late 2007 by Adam Schatz, S+R has since grown into a 501©3 non-profit organization, committed to bringing the artists and audiences of new jazz and improvised music together in new ways, while never forgetting it’s DIY roots.
Revive Music Group is a musician advocacy firm and boutique creative music agency that offers pioneering live music productions and online exposure for musicians. Revive represents musicians through artist development and global awareness, while educating and exposing younger audiences to jazz in nontraditional ways. Visit the online hub dedicated to musicians at http://revivalist.okayplayer.com
The 2013 NYC WINTER JAZZFEST welcomes all Arts Presenter conference badge-holders to RSVP and reserve a single discounted Full-Festival Pass to the 2013 NYC WINTER JAZZFEST by emailing email@example.com, RSVP required. Only 2013 APAP Conference attendees are able to RSVP.
And these 2013 NYC Winter Jazzfest and globalFEST Rocks. Have a great jazz festival day and more.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day. Edith Lovejoy Pierce