Succo di pomodoro




A volte mi chiedo se non sono diventato più pazzo di quanto già non lo sia, poiché ciò che accade nel mondo d’oggi è così incredibile che, per riuscire a crederci, diventa quasi normale dubitare della sua salute mentale.

Alludo naturalmente al progetto delle élite, di quei megalomani troppo ricchi che, senza molta conoscenza della storia, e pensando forse di essere quasi divini, prendono iniziative inaudite, pericolose ed irresponsabili. Mi riferisco al cosiddetto “nuovo ordine mondiale” che, secondo questi illuminati e settari, sarà stabilito grazie all'afflusso di milioni di migranti musulmani (degenerati o no).

Nonostante gli avvertimenti dati alle mie sorelle altrove, i miei dubbi sono rinforzati dalla loro reazione. Esse non sono di fatto pronte ad accettare uno scenario così folle. È piuttosto comprensibile. Poi non se ne parla nei giornali che hanno l'abitudine di leggere, beninteso...

E qui, in Italia dove sono, è anche difficile crederlo. Questo luogo è un paradiso dove la gente è molto simpatica. Raramente ho conosciuto tale gentilezza così generosa e sincera. In più abbiamo un orto qui vicino, gratuito. I vicini mi hanno persino aiutato a lavorare la terra e preparare il terreno prima di piantare. Poi è proprio una comunione con la terra e la natura, ed è affascinante.

Prima le piccoli piante di pomodoro, ad esempio, sono così fragili, talvolta troppo. Ma col tempo le piante dei pomodori del tipo “cuore di bue” possono crescere alte due metri con grappoli che pesano fra due e quattro chili. Poi ci vogliono pazienza e sole perché diventino rossi. Nel mio caso, per essere alla mia prima esperienza, non è andata troppo male, ma ovviamente ho sempre molto da apprendere.
Qui il giardinaggio è un modo di vita, ma i miei vicini, che riescono a fare un po’ di tutto, compressi un buon vino e un olio d’oliva di qualità, non sono giovani. Per essi curare i loro giardini è una passione, ed è questa la ragione per cui questo luogo è un vero paradiso.

Purtroppo i loro figli sono meno entusiasti. Si tratta di una generazione che pensa che siccome frutta, verdura e pomodori di stagione costano poco, non c’è ragione di affaticarsi tanto a coltivarle. In termini economici questo è vero, ma in termini di valori reali, di cuore, di amore, ed anche in termini spirituali, si sbagliano.
Sembrerebbe quindi che anche certi paradisi sono destinati ad essere effimeri.

Questi considerazioni ci riportano ancora al progetto malsano di megalomani. Quelli che hanno consacrato le loro vite ad accumulare denaro, ma in realtà non hanno mai vissuto. Sono quindi essenzialmente poveri. Per questo motivo credono che cambiare il mondo, anche in peggio, sarà una specie di compensazione per le loro vite vuote. Ma evidentemente anche loro si sbagliano.

Su Facebook, perché è utile sapere ciò che accade nel mondo, anche se certe cose vengono censurate, ho visto la foto di ancora un altro Musulmano arrabbiato. Quest'uomo teneva un cartellone su cui era scritto "kill all the Juice". Evidentemente voleva dire "kill all the Jews", cioè "ammazza tutti gli ebrei" (juice in inglese vuol dire succo, mentre Jews sono gli ebrei).
Possiamo nondimeno consolarci sempre con il succo di pomodoro...


Text and photo © Mirino. (With thanks to Rob). August, 2016

The Plan



Dark clouds rumble in the distance, as though they are suffering from acute indigestion.
They look threatening, and without being countered by a fresh, lucid breeze, they could drift over to blacken the entire sky, spit hell fire, and vomit on all of us. The way things are going perhaps we deserve it.

When one reflects on the Ukrainian affair and how it was handled by the USA and the EU, the word 'fiasco' easily springs to mind. But maybe what seemed to be a lack of intelligence, foresight, and above all, diplomacy, might have been all part of the 'Plan'.
After all, it was essentially an internal affair.
The former elected President, Viktor Yanukovych, rejected the idea of the Ukraine joining NATO. In his view there was already enough mutual cooperation, and the Ukraine also had to consider its military coordination with Russia. Yanukovych also appreciated that joining NATO would understandably create friction between the Ukraine and its close neighbour, Russia.
Naturally this makes sense, but the West, encouraged by the multi-billionaire who had, in anticipation, already invested in the Ukraine, thought otherwise, and protests were encouraged to counter the Ukrainian President's wishes to turn more towards his Russian neighbour economically and socially.

The demonstrations, coined the 'Euromaidan', lasted some months, and eventually led to the overthrow of Yanukovych.
A new government was established, but not democratically. There was no time for that. A coalition government was set up in March, 2010, with considerable help from the West. It was therefore naturally in favour of Europe and NATO, and only too eager to turn its back on Russia.

The ex-premier Tymoshenko stated in 2010 that lawyers who contributed in forming the substituted coalition government received bribes of $5 million dollars each. In June of that year Yurly Lutsenko and again Yulia Tymoshenko maintained that opposition deputies had been offered $1.5 million with $25,000 per month if they joined the coalition.
This volt face caused protests from the pro-Russians in the Ukraine, and unsurprisingly provoked riots which eventually spurred the Russian annexation of Crimea. Since then Russia has been subject to economic sanctions. They are probably more harmful to European interests than to Russian interests.

That's the rough backdrop, and the American pretext to treat Russia as the 'enemy'. So while Obama and Soros fan the flames of such dated differences, and pretend that Putin is the evil foe, they also encourage Europe and certain democratic nations such as Australia, to virtually do away with their border control to generously welcome migrant 'friends'.
The initial pretext was to give assylum to war-torn refugees, which would have been noble, but since then the term 'refugees' has been subtly changed to 'migrants'. This change of name was necessary because it's painfully obvious that most of the migrants are not refugees. There are very few women, children and old people compared to the influx of mostly young male Muslims. Curiously there are no Christians, no Copts nor Kurds. They seem to have been forgotten, and in any case the Kurdish men and women are too busy fighting ISIS in the front line. Strangely the EU, the USA and NATO show no concern. Ironically it is mostly the Christian populations in Syria and elsewhere who continue to be persecuted by radicals armed by Turkey, which also means the USA.

This then is the incredible scenario. The inane, pretended project, to assure the future populations of Europe, the USA and Australia, etc., with the help of male Muslims, is in reality only a recipe to create conflict and chaos, as we are now seeing, and as I have already alluded to. How can it possibly be otherwise?

If the situation were not so serious, it might even be amusing, because nothing is going according to the make believe plan, which is in fact a time bomb. The EU has agreed to, or has been bribed into, wearing a very big bomb belt over which it seems to have no control regarding the detonation.
Obama's unbridled vanity has made him reveal his true loyalties and objectives. This, on top of her own serious errors of judgement, may also have contributed to diminish the chances of H. Clinton's being elected US President.
Obama's false friend Erdogan is irrevocably ruining his nation which risks to become a totalitarian Islamic menace.

The famous plan, or ticket to Dystopia, has become so obvious to most thinking people of the world, that those who are still contributing towards this objective look ridiculously sold-out. Angela Merkel is ruining her reputation as well as the nation she represents. Cameron saved himself in extremis. Hollande must cease to blindly follow Obama and think more about cooperating with Russia, if he wants to finish his mandate a shade more worthily, rather than even more myserably.
Needless to add, at this crucial period the UK should start getting its priorities right. It should no longer look for political guidance from the EU, or from the USA, certainly whilst Obama still presides.

The world must stop being persuaded that Russia is an expansionist enemy. As far as the Ukraine is concerned, if the tables were turned, if we were dealing with a fictive nation of which a considerable number of the population identified itself culturally with the USA, and wished to conserve its identity, Obama would have been under tremendous pressure to defend the interests of that community. In this respect Putin has shown considerable restraint.

Not to cooperate with Russia to fight a common enemy (ISIS) is dangerously absurd. On the contrary, it is the only rational solution to remedy all the problems, including the underlying problem of Syria. It is obvious the only possible strategic key. To obstinately continue this stupid scenario also for the sake of an inane plan which is so harmful, a plan that is only a megalomaniac's vain pretext to create a nightmare of chaos, is unpardonable.

Very recently Pope Francis was not afraid to say that we are at war. 'I'm not speaking of a war of religions, Religions don't want war. The others want war'. He wasn't even referring to the war with ISIS. He was referring to the war of financial interests, of resources. The real, underlying war, the rabid, evil pursuit of economic power.


Text and image © Mirino. July, 2016

Chaos



When Vladimir Putin declares that democracy no longer exists in the West, he must be alluding to the the power of money. If multi-billionaires feel it's in their interests to invest in a democrat candidate like Obama, for example, such a large investment is bound to carry weight. It wouldn't be limited to the candidate's presidential campaign either. It would certainly have to include as much media support as can also be purchased. And when one makes such a generous investment and it pays off, the investee is then morally bound to the investor, similarly to whoever sells his soul to the devil.
Is this not why Obama is now endorsing the chaos that George Soros has initiated by pushing Angela Merkel and thus Europe into accepting masses of so called refugees? Is this not also why he too is inanely treating Russia as an enemy, to protect the Ukrainian investments of Soros? The multi-billionaire also established a foundation in the Ukraine that contributed towards toppling the nation's elected executive, to then replace it with a US State department chosen junta. This episode was apparently overseen by Hillary Clinton.

The Clintons have a privileged relationship with George Soros, but it's possible that G. W. Bush would never have likewise benefitted from any sorosian generosity.
Soros believed that the 'fight against terror' was counter-productive, but he never anticipated 11/9/2001. Had he been able to foresee this and the initial opening of Pandora's box in Pakistan, perhaps there would have been other huge fortunes to be made.

Ideally, in tandem with such incredible financial power, should come a developed sense of forethought and responsibility, but if the desire for power is too dominant, then all other considerations are bound to be secondary.
A megalomaniac tends to believe that he is always right, although sometimes he might admit that he is wrong. Nevertheless, if such a person decided that the value of the pound £ sterling was too strong in relation to the euro €, he would tend to want to try to do something about it. This Soros did in 1992 by buying ten billion US$ of pounds £ and selling them short. He made a billion $ in the process. For this he earned the title of 'The man who broke the Bank of England', and the consequential currency crisis in the UK is known as 'Black Wednesday'.

Chairman of the 'Open Society Foundations' that he launched in 1993, and firm supporter of the American progressive, and liberal ideologies, Soros endorses his open society, and has considerably invested in this as we are now painfully experiencing. The Merkel plan is part of this. That the term 'refugees' has since been changed to 'migrants' is significant in itself.
The negative global consequences of this are so apparent that nations' leaders who still persist in trying to justify the influx of mostly male Muslims, appear to have been shamefully and ridiculously bought out.

The reaction of Hungarian authorities are refreshingly realistic in comparison. (George Soros, by the way, was born in Budapest, Hungry. His original name was György Schwartz).
Replying to a comment made by Clinton regarding the migrant issue, the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said, 'The remarks made about Hungary and Poland have a political dimension. These are not accidental slips of the tongue. And these slips or remarks have been multiplying since we are living in the era of the migrant crisis. And we all know that behind the leaders of the Democratic Party, we have to see George Soros. Although the mouth belongs to Clinton, the voice belongs to Soros.'
In response Soros spelled it all out very clearly. Alluding to Orban's political stance, he said, 'His plan treats the protection of national borders as the objective and the refugees as an obstacle. Our plan treats the protection of refugees as the objective and national borders as the obstacle.'
To illustrate the extent in which the migrant influx has been orchestrated, 'Migrant Handbooks' have been produced especially. Examples were found on the Greek island, Lesbos. They are written in Arabic for the benefit of migrants before they attempt to cross the Mediterranean. The hand books had been supplied by a group known as 'Welcome to the EU'. Hardly surprisingly, 'Welcome to the EU' is financed by the Open Society Foundations.

Soros is also considered to be a philanthropist. But in view of his partisan, if not sectarian dealings, and his callous, financial speculations, (one of which also caused chaos in Asia) one doubts if his so called philanthropy is not governed/determined by cold, financial calculation, rather than by warm, spontaneous and sincere generosity.
In any case it's obviously a useful cover. One can help a struggling State, by generously investing in its industry. If this proves unsuccessful one could then create chaos. Either way a quick fortune can be made.
I recently learnt that Soros donated more than $33 million to the 'Black Lives Matter' organisation. If this isn't incitement to racism, violence, division and therefore more chaos, nothing is.

With regard to Europe, the USA and other democratic nations such as Australia, what else could be the ultimate objective from flooding these democracies with Moslem migrants? Social and economic chaos is the only possible answer. The NWO (New World Order or more exactly 'Disorder') scheme is so idiotic that one now suspects it to be only a poor pretext. George Soros is intelligent enough to know that apart for him, nothing of any positive value will result from such a moronic project. But an unscrupulous person perhaps vain or cynic enough to consider himself divine, even though he might have more in common with the devil, can make billions from chaos, providing he first purchases the servility of leaders cupid and stupid enough to allow it to happen, which certainly seems to be the case since the floodgates for migrants have been so heedlessly opened.


The above was written before the evil terror attack in Nice, France last night. But could one not say that there is a connection?
Sincere condolences to the victims and their families.


Ceci a été écrit avant l'attentat diabolique qui a eu lieu à Nice hier soir, mais ne pourrait-on pas dire qu'il y ait une connection?
Condoléances les plus sincères à toutes les victimes et leurs familles.

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Text and image © Mirino. (with thanks to Tyler Durden for any additional information). July, 2016

Brexitus acta probat



Que l'on ait été pour ou contre, il faut être de mauvaise foi pour ne pas reconnaître que la démocratie règne plus forte que jamais en Angleterre. Et finalement n'est ce pas cela la liberté primordiale que l'Europe a toujours défendue stoïquement?

David Cameron a été aussi digne de sa fonction. D'abord digne d'avoir donné au peuple l'occasion de choisir entre rester membre ou non de l'UE, puis digne d'avoir pris acte des résultats en confirmant son intention de démissionner. Il a ouvertement affiché sa préférence, donc c'est normal qu'il assume les conséquences.

Beaucoup de français ont fait la comparaison entre ce comportement et celui de certains de leurs politiciens. Emmanuel Macron est un bon exemple. Comment un ministre du gouvernement socialiste qui affirme publiquement qu'il ne croit plus au socialisme, peut continuer néanmoins à assumer ses fonctions, et en plus en prenant le temps de faire sa propre campagne pour son avenir personnel? Mais à l'égard de tels principes F. Hollande bat tous les records. Comment est-ce possible que sachant que son taux de popularité/confiance est plutôt à moins de 10 %, il continue comme si de rien n'était? Est-il à ce point cynique, et dépourvu de la capacité de raisonner que quoi qu'il fasse il ne représente plus 90 % des français, donc sous de telles circonstances, ses décisions sont en principe démocratiquement non valides?

Mais retournons à la décision des britanniques. Je dois avouer que si je n'ai pas été influencé par les menaces apocalyptiques ridicules, (y compris celles d'Obama) j'ai été quand même surpris par le résultat. On a manifestement investi davantage dans la campagne pour rester dans l'UE. Elle a été plus sophistiquée. C'est probable que la campagne Brexit ait manqué de moyens financiers par rapport à la préférence affichée par Cameron.

Ironiquement les réactions de certains responsables comme Juncker, semblent donner raison à la décision britannique. Comment se fait-il qu'un tel responsable puisse étaler tant de mépris pour une décision obtenue démocratiquement? Ce monsieur représente quoi au juste?
Voilà comment il réagit: "Le Brexit n'est pas un divorce à l'amiable, mais après tout, ce n'était pas non plus une grande relation amoureuse" (télévision allemande ARD). Sans doute il parle pour lui même, mais ainsi il confirme sa mauvaise représentation en ce qui concerne les britanniques.
Quant à Martin Schulz, President du Parliament European, il juge scandaleux le choix de Mr. Cameron de ne quitter son poste qu'en octobre, estimant qu'il prend tout le continent européen ainsi en otage. Mais de quoi on se mêle là? Et si c'est ainsi, le continent européen doit être extrêmement fragile.
Puis Frank Walter Steinmeir, ministre allemand des Affaires Étrangères: Ils ne se laisseront pas "prendre leur Europe"...

En somme on dirait que l'Europe avec son "unité" (imaginaire) a été accaparée comme une possession exclusive bruxelloise, luxembourgeoise et allemande.
En tous cas il va sans dire que ce ne sont pas ceux qui font mine de représenter les européens à Bruxelles qui déterminent qui est européen ou non, c'est la géographie, l'histoire, la culture, le patrimoine, les valeurs et l'identité. La Grande Bretagne est une nation européenne, elle la sera toujours.
Prendre en considération et défendre la richesse de la diversité culturelle européenne semblent bien trop loin de la portée des technocrates bruxellois, mais sans prendre en considération justement l'essentiel de l'Europe, il n'y a aucune représentation possible sinon digne de ce nom.

Donc l'objectif du club UE qui ne représente finalement que lui même serait quoi au juste? Continuer à ouvrir les vannes pour accueillir les migrants sans frein afin de détruire l'essentiel de l'Europe? Car si on continue ainsi, une telle conséquence n'est pas seulement plausible, ce sera inévitable.
J'ai vu une vidéo d'un allemand d'un certain âge parlant de l'avenir de l'Europe. Il disait que les Nazis n'avaient pas été capables d'assurer le futur, mais les migrants musulmans ont sûrement cette capacité. S'agit-il de cynisme de sa part, ou ce monsieur serait-il un exemple vindicatif de ceux qui croient dans ce nouvel ordre mondial utopique, qui aboutira forcement à un résultat lamentablement dystopique?

Pendant que F. Hollande essaie de prendre avantage de la décision britannique avec sa plus grave expression affichée pour l'occasion, (en raisonnant qu'une de ses dernières cartouches serait de faire mine de jouer le rôle de leader européen) il n'en a pourtant strictement rien à dire de consequent. Lui au moins, il ne veut froisser personne de ce côté de la Manche.
Mais N. Sarkozy se gêne bien moins à cet égard. Et comme d'habitude il est tout seul à dire la vérité.
Avec raison il demande un nouveau traité européen, un rétablissement des contrôles aux frontières contournant l'Europe, et un arrêt du processus fou d'élargissement de l'UE. Puis il est catégoriquement contre l'adhésion de la Turquie au sein de l'UE.
"L'heure est à la lucidité, à l'énergie et au leadership.
Ce qu'a dit le peuple britannique, d'autres peuples en Europe peuvent le dire. Nous ne pouvons pas, nous ne devons pas l'ignorer".

Beaucoup plus de considération démocratique, de la solidarité, une aspiration européenne commune défendue résolument, et une représentation, un leadership digne que les européens ont tant besoin et méritent bien.

Si en France on avait réélu l'ancien Président au lieu de cette fabrication très mal inspirée de certains média, le piètre candidat par défaut, c'est fort possible que N. Sarkozy aurait été en mesure de veiller que l'UE ne déraille pas outre mesure, et par conséquence il aurait pu aussi influencer le choix britannique. Mais c'est encore une ironie de l'histoire.


 Text and lower image © Mirino. (With thanks for the use of the Unionjack celebrities). 
June, 2016

Religion



If religions are essentially tolerant, in as much as they all reverently regard the miracle of life, the fabulous diversity of nature and the universe with wonder, humility, love and respect, then can the so called religion of Islam be a religion? Should it not be defined more as an ideology, an autocratic doctrine, that refuses to tolerate other faiths, creeds, cultures and ways of life? Is Islam not essentially a tyrannical system that blasphemously uses the name of God to instill fear and impose itself with the objective of eventually gaining world power?

If this is so, then the theory of when an ideology is established, the ideologue ceases to think, would certainly seem to be the case regarding Islamic dogma which, because of its allegedly sacred roots, cannot possibly be modified or rendered compatible with democratic laws and values.

If Islamic laws allow the followers of Islam the right to kill, rape, enslave and plunder those they consider as being "infidel," regardless of the fact that many who are so treated, believe in the same One Almighty God, then Islam is inciting criminality instead of virtue.

If Christians, Jews and all others who believe in the One Almighty Creator, are considered as being "infidel" by Islamists, how can this be so if they believe in the same God? A plausible answer to such a question, would be that those considered as being "infidel" by the Islamists, have less confidence in a mortal prophet who claimed to be God's unique and chosen spokesman, than in the Almighty Creator himself. Is it not highly reasonable to accord more importance to Almighty God, than to a self-proclaimed or even divinely chosen Prophet?

Or, according to Islamists, is God less important than their Prophet? If they think so, then they would be granting him the same level of importance as that assumed by Lucifer, whose vanity and ambition caused him and his acolytes to rebel against God before being defeated and cast from Heaven for eternity.


All constructive opinions would be welcome, especially from those who are able to convincingly counter such thoughts in a peaceful and tolerant way.

Text and images © Mirino. June, 2016 

Storm



Sunlight and a relatively clear sky greet us this morning after what seems to be an endless period of storms, low cloud and humidity. It's ironic because this is the first year we try our hand at planting tomatoes, (pomodori- cuore di bue, zucchini, melanzane, ecc.) but we are still hopeful.
Compared to the victims obliged to wade through water in the lower lands of Europe, we have no right to complain.

The ideological establishment would blame it all on global warming. It's a useful political and economical pretext. Those that like to believe that history started with them, are vain enough to convince themselves that man is also responsible for weather abnormalities. They therefore pretend that man has the responsibility and capacity to remedy it all. This is where it becomes useful, by instilling fear and guilt complexes in the hearts and minds of the gullible, and making costly commitments and inventing new taxes as pretexts to oppose the unopposable. Such irrationality reminds one of King Canute being submerged in seawater despite his royal command to subjugate the tide.

The most learned historians are aware of their lack of knowledge. Similarly the most learned scientists become aware of the limitations of science, when the incredible point of learning, as in cosmic exploration, eventually reaches the inexplicable, unfathomable and undefinable. The gradual realisation that there has to be something else.

Without respect for the past, which naturally must include the history of the Earth prior to mankind, and without humility regarding the miracle of life and the universe, can one really pretend anything? Doesn't one become a self-incarcerated victim of one's own dogma? The ideologue who having established the ideology, ceases to think?

Today our world is suffering, not from climate change, 'global warming', or natural catastrophes. It is suffering from the malady of political correctness, the convenient posture of indifference conveyed by the three monkeys.
An 'extreme' example of political correctness would be to consider (but only when obliged to) the beheadings of Christians by jihadists, or the forcing of nine year old girls into marriage, or pedophilia, etc., as being part of quaint Islamic culture, customs and traditions. Another more factual example seems to be the ambiguous stance of UNO regarding certain terrorist organisations, as though there were politically correct exceptions to the rule, and as if this illustrious institution considered it (but only when obliged to) perfectly normal for a democratic State to tolerate a terrorist organisation as a neighbour, even when this neighbour's objective (established in its charter) is to eliminate that State.

Our world is also afflicted by the turmoil, the tragic exodus and the horrendous consequences of conflicts between political, social and so-called religious ideologies. What they all seem to have in common is that they are false, power pursuing pretexts.
However, there should be some comfort in the thought that all ideologies, (especially those that rabidly foster hate, division, and pretend to be religious) are transient. They are similar to regenerated flu germs. As such they are ephemeral. It can't be otherwise because they are auto-destructive. They feverishly consume themselves.


Text and images © Mirino. June, 2016