Withering Away of the State

Every Sunday when I remember to pull in the ChiTribune to which I subscribed for a year from some internet cheapo deal — i think of the marxian axiom … it is down to 5 columns from the 8 of my youth, this as symptomatic of its entangled and seemingly tragic financial situation.

I have an history w/the Trib … first come to consciousness with the awareness that Haymarket martyr Albert Parsons was harshly escorted out of the Trib’s type room in 1872. I am of the opinion that Dyer Lum and Baumgarten — the anarchists in the mix — loaded the bomb and caused its deployment — Dyer had been a special operative during the Civil War working w/ballistics. Haymarket’s bomb was the beta test for dynamite. My primary argument being where did the unionists — those poor schlubs — find the wherewithal to experiment w/the formula & application of Alfred Nobel’s invention?  Needed a connection to the nascent military/industrial complex — eg the McCormick Reaper Works — site of the cause of the riot, connected vitally to the Medill/Tribune interests.

I sort of thought the trib interests were tipping its hand with the WGN newsteam components of Joanie Lum and Robin Baumgarten … Joanie responded to me email to her regarding this, disclaiming relationship and legacy, and has since moved on to other stations, while Baumgarten is still employed, I believe a legacy position, at WGN.

When Medill bought into the Trib in it was a Know Nothing paper which had evolved from a local literary journal — Gem of the Prairie — into a politically based newspaper — he changed its politics. Medill was the guy Horace Greeley had urged “Go West, Young Man” — arguably Medill baptised the nascent political party “Republican” (I like the February 1854 Ripon founding, rather than the July foundation) since one of the few books available to him during his farmland youth was Gibbon’s Rise & Fall of the Roman Empire. He wanted to the Tribune to be the Voice of the People and had intelligent views of Free versus Slave labor which he promulgated in the editorial papers of the Trib which provided the tinder that flamed into war — the Civil War was known as Old Joe’s War.

In fact, it was Medill who persuaded Lincoln to both subscribe to the Tribune and become a Republican, rather than the Whig he was.

Alex Kotlowicz (sp?) is writing about the Medill/Lincoln alliance which is the soul of the American Republican Party —

I was so disappointed that the Trib did not commission a bio of Medill for the 1998 1.5 Centennial, but rather the workmanlike bio of the Colonel — McCormick — who was born on April Fool’s Day

Kotlowicz has GOT to win the Pulitzer for this …


Published in: on April 29, 2012 at 10:35 am  Leave a Comment  

The Ptolemaic Weltanschaaung represents a Temporally Centered Universe

The Copernican vision is one of Space.  The big deal about the Reformation — the stitch in time prompting Gregory IV’s bull .. the Ptolemaic is a tempora-centric universe.

TIME is a dimension particular to earth … it came into being at the earth’s first spin, the evening and morning of the first day … the ‘time’ (which didn’t yet exist, and the earth’s axis of rotation which doesn’t ‘exist’ but is a neither wave nor particle, but a geometrical concept) between the big bang and bereshitch ‘measureless to man’.

Aeon, Zervan, the DemiUrgos, the World Spirit, Gaia’s Dance — the terrestial axis of rotation — TAR, creates time through its rotational spin = the day, its barycentric choreography with the lunar axis, the month, its revolution about the central star the year, it’s 23 degree tilt from the ecliptic plane, punctuating the annual cycle with the seasons; and the TAR’s 26K year ‘wobble’ the precessional cycle —

The Mayans measured the angle between the TAR and the plane of the ecliptic as documented by the grid of their villages — not along a north/south east/west axis, but rather aligned with respect to the intersection of the galactic disc with respect to the cardinal north/south axial direction … this angle changes through the ages as does the echoing orientation of new villages to properly reflect the angle.The era of any particular village’s establishment discovered by reference to the astronomical record. This should be enough physical evidence, along with that of the calendar, of the cultural tracking and documentation of the precessional cycle by the Maya to convince those anthropologists who do not subscribe to this theory.

Time is a geocentric, exclusively terrestial dimension.

Other entities spin at different rates, have different satellite moons spinning at different rates, together revolving about their central stars at frequency differing from that of earth, generating a different temporal systems.

Copernicus invented the solar system, articulating the spatial universe, rather than the temporal geocentric universe which is the Ptolemaic vision, which, with this reframing retains validity, clarifying the elliptical relationship of the factors of the time/space continuum.

The creatures of the earth that live longer than a rotation or two have built into their (our) genetic codes clock genes — the simplest of which trigger nocturnal/diurnal behaviors, other clock genes sensitive to declination of the sun (avian migratory patterns) and other seasonally linked activities, tides — a sol/lunar — activities.

The centri/fugal & petal and gravitational forces  of the sun and moon together with the 23 degree obliquity of the terrestial axis ’cause’ the tides and as their forces act on the liquids of the surface, also act upon the molten liquid core which in turn affects the terrestial electromagnetic shield.


Published in: on April 15, 2012 at 2:45 pm  Leave a Comment  

In Defense of the Weltanschaaung of Claudius Ptolemy

Yeah — that greasy kid stuff. The geocentric universe with its stately progression of the planetary spheres racing from east to west across earthly heavens — the Apollian chariot and all that. The epicycles rationally ‘explaining’ retrograde motion — a view which reigned until Copernicus and Gallileo reformed our view of our place in the heavens — which did not revolve about us, but rather about Heraclitus’ central fire, the sun holds our system together & voila the Solar system came into world consciousness along with a terrestial spatial subservience rather than centrality (Aryabhatta, Indian astronomer/mathematician discovered heliocentricity a millenium prior that may have something to do with the ego — geo — loss essential to the transcendent)

Copernicus invented the solar system restructuring the universe  while Columbus discovered a new contintent, totally destroying and restructuring the western world’s idea of space and the world it existed in: the Ptolemaic view became a quaint artifact with its epicycles and other contrivances … that when the ordering cosmic principle/pal was Jupiter … from Marduk & his priest-king Hamurabi in Babylon to Julius Caesar in Rome, Pontifex Maximus of the College of Jupiter.  The Copernican cosmic reformation toppled the Pontifex Maximus of the Church of Rome — Wittenberg — Faustus, Copernicus, Martin Luther, Hamlet. Wittenberg incorporated 1503 at the exact meridian as Rome, Herakles to Rome’s Atlas. How high would the Roman steeple have to be have its shadow ring the bells at noon in Wittenberg at the winter solstice, which has a longer shadow than at the summer solstice.

That meridianal coincidence explains the Protestant Ethic to me.  The emphasis on one’s calling and good works — so 10th house, nicht wahr?

While Copernicus & Columbus successfully challenged the western idea of space, Gregory IV’s Papal Bull showed how severely time was out of joint — the Solar calendar established by Julius Caesar 46/45 bc was out of sync with the seasons, some 10 days (this is the source of John Reed’s 10 days that shook the world, except when Lenin changed the calendar in February 1918, it was 13 days discrepant) — the Bull recalibrated the year from 365.25 days to 365.2422, a concommitant of heliocentricity.

More or less suggesting that time is a derivative of space when thinking about the time/space continuum.

And think about it I have, early and often.

Time is geocentric.  It is a function of the Terrestial Axis of Rotation. The DemiUrgos — the World Spirit, Primum Mobile. The Rotation establishes the Day, the Barycentric revolution with the Moon, the Month, the Revolution about the Sun the Year and the Wobble the 26K Precession Cycle. The Wobble, mechanically arises because the TAR angle of obliquity — the regular centri fugal & centri petal and gravitational forces of the Sun and Moon affect the tidal pulse and also affect the molten terrestial core.  At certain points in the 26K wobble, when the TAR is in a particular relationship to the Galactic Plane (or Disc), Galactic forces exert pressure on the earth’s core affecting the tectonic plates, the magnetic shield, etc. Like now.

The various cycles & their respective frequencies of the TAR is the Platonic Paradigm … the Terrestial Vibe.  I further hypothesize that this Paradigmatic Form resonates with the carbon atom (just sayin) stimulating it into  life forms, time is built into our dna, there are clock genes, sensitive to earth’s rotation, plus other genetic mechanisms sensitive to cosmic triggers (like the sun’s declination and avian migration).  By implication, other spinning entities in the universe set up their own proper temporal systems.  My forays into the shallow end of latter day physics reveals that the rocket scientists have not begun to analyze time … they are into pragmatic definitions — latest is the outer shell of the cesium atom, its frequency the standard — I suggest that anything within our temporal system is likely to resonate with it … eg the TAR is the Organizing principle — that in another temporal system (say fourth moon of Jupiter) Cs atom just might resonate at a different frequency.  And it is also worth pondering, that the TAR is so intrinsic to our existence, could we terrestial enter, much less adapt, another temporal system?

Well back to Claudius Ptolemy.  The world view he defines is geocentric — as is time — the funny epicycles of the planets are probably the way retrogradation affects the TAR and the earth’s molten core & magnetic field, which are reflected in the Chandler Wobble — regular 3 and 7 year epicyclic like irregularities within the precessional cycle described by the terrestial axis of rotation.


Published in: on April 11, 2012 at 3:12 am  Leave a Comment