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JESUIT FASCISM SAVES FACE OF PLAGIARIZING CHAIRMAN PANGILINAN

April 18, 2010

Prof. Erle Frayne D. Argonza
University of the Philippines

Good day, fellows!

Just a couple of days back, the chairman of the Ateneo De Manila University’s Board of Trustees, Manny Pangilinan, resigned from the chairmanship. The reason: he delivered a speech in his beloved alma mater in which he was found out later to have plagiarized parts of his read speech from the lecture notes of globally famous personalities.

Accepting responsibility for his action, Pangilinan resigned from the chairmanship post. The Jesuit directors/executives of the school refused to accept the resignation, for one reason or another.

Knowing the fascistic inclination of the Jesuits, their Order being an institutional oligarchy in the Philippines, I wasn’t surprised at all that the descendants of the Jesuit assassins would save the face for their equally oligarchic alumnus. It doesn’t matter if the university will be a laughing stock in the academic community for its reputation as churning a ‘cut & paste’ constituency.

I still recall well that in the early 1970s, the Jesuits expelled faculty members for their overt radicalism. Amid the noble behavior of those faculty members, they were ordered to resign en masse!

Among those affected professors who quickly left Ateneo at that time was Bienvenido Lumbera, who later brought enormous honor for his country for winning the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Literature. A retired professor at the University of the Philippines’ (Diliman) Department of Filipino, Prof. Lumbera is also a holder of the very prestigious National Artist award.

I wonder what the likes of Ka Bien (as we fellow advocates fondly call him) have for the Ateneo/Jesuits at this moment. If they’re exhibiting the last laugh today, I wouldn’t be surprised at all.

The world is simply fed up with the fascistic behavior of oligarchs, bureaucrats, politicians, bishops, and those who carry their weight around like overmasters. Exceedingly intoxicated with power, the fascists like those smug & arrogant Jesuits are getting to be squeezed in tinier spaces year by year, scorned and alienated for their dangerous sociopathy.

What else can we describe the 60+ professors of Ateneo who signed a manifesto condemning the Jesuitical leniency on the plagiarizing Pangilinan? These are over five (5) dozens of rational minds inside the oligarchic Jesuit school, and it pays to heed their calls that re-echo those of their own colleagues who were expelled in the early 1970s.

Whether the turn of events is a ‘history repeating itself’ remains to be seen. What is sure for now is that the expulsion of the professors in the early 70s was a tragedy, while the second occasion of professorial protest could be a comedy of sorts.

At least the protest noise is a benign heraldry that the university mentors are not some complacent Herds who couldn’t boldly speak about the travesties and injustices committed within their campus. And I am supportive of their protestations and demands, for I clearly recognize the wisdom and justness of their cause.

But Jesuit arrogance, both individual and fraternal, is subcultural and it flows right into the sinews and veins of the fascistic Father (Jesuits). If indeed the protesting mentors of the ADMU will want to de-link from the pugnacious subculture so mentioned, they should better resign en masse.

Otherwise, without a near-ferment caused by the plagiarism fiasco, the protestation will simply be a zarzuela (stage play) concluding anti-climactically. The fat-paying professors will end up as subject of guffaws whose cowardice redounds to kowtowing to their Jesuit paymasters.

In the end, the public will perceive the ADMU as (a) cut & paste university with (b) a cut & paste studentry, (c) cut & paste faculty, and (d) cut & paste Jesuit owner-managers. So there goes the comedy of errors, as history repeats itself.

“In the name of the Father (Jesuit Order), the Son (alumni/constituency), and of the Holy Ghost (clerico-fascism). Amen.”

[Philippines, 14 April 2010. The author is a sociologist, economist, and development consultant……………………………………………………………………………… See: IKONOKLAST: http://erleargonza.blogspot.com,
UNLADTAU: https://unladtau.wordpress.com,
BRIGHTWORLD: http://erlefraynebrightworld.wordpress.com.%5D

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TITANS, AVATAR: RECENT ENLIGHTENING FILMS

April 12, 2010

Prof. Erle Frayne D. Argonza

Magandang hapon! Good afternoon!

I just watched the recent showing of the new version of Clash of the Titans. The movie was as mind-boggling and enchanting as another film shown some couples of months back: Avatar. It is indubitably worth my watch.

Let me share some notes about both films, with the beginning words that they are among those few movies that are truly enlightening. By enlightening, I mean they transport us almost instantly to the realm of the transcendent, there to immerse a bit with our Higher Mind and the environs of the higher dimensions.

Needless to say, the film enables us to engage in deeper reflections about the meanings of the archetypal symbols shown before us. Our Higher Mind knows, for instance, that Zeus signifies the creative or ideational element in life, a meaning that our lower mind could only feebly comprehend.

The film industry is part of the culture industry, and as our noblesse thinkers of the day have shared to us—note Foucault, Habermas, Adorno, Marcuse, Said, for instance—the same industry has been instrumental as social control mechanism. Movies are not meant to enlighten, but rather intended to entertain and keep us glued within the world that is owned and controlled by few oligarchic families.

Hollywood films, being the prototype industry block, are particularly aimed at gaining profits for the film makers. They are so commercialized that they suffer content-wise. Horror movies are particularly fear-inducing and fragmentary of the psyche, intensify paranoia, and instantly add grey dense energies to our chakras or energy centers.

Enlightening films are indeed few, such as Avatar and Clash of the Titans or simply Titans. Not only do they entertain and educate, they also elevate. That effect makes them altogether contributory to the grand project of human evolutionary ascent.

For a social reformer, Avatar and Titans depict the epochal desire of marginal classes and sectors to demolish asymmetry in relationships and liberate the same groups from oppression.

The planetary natives in Avatar could be viewed as today’s indigenous peoples whose struggle against oppression by mainstream, urban, industrial populations was justly depicted in the film. The same natives could also mean 3rd World peoples who have been struggling against imperialism, colonialism, and fascistic domination by industrial powers.

The Titans could be viewed as oligarchic overlords, both landlords and capitalists, who have been subordinating middle and lower classes into their power enclaves. Mankind’s clash with the Titans symbolizes the epical drama of the age-old struggle of mankind against these overlords who are in power economically, culturally, and politically till these days.

To a mystic, the Titans film depicts the birthing of the universes—father universe first, son universes next, human universes last—and the breeding of humans by the creator beings (Titans). The Fall of Man, symbolized by the clash of men against gods, is likewise depicted.

Titans also subtly depicts the birthing of many worlds—collectively signified by ‘humans’—across the universe. Some worlds evolved faster (i.e. symbolized by Perseus, Io, and Andromeda evolved ahead) than others (e.g. Earthlings/Terrans, Maldekians) that lagged behind, while within a world some humans evolved faster than others.

Zeus (root word: Dyaus Pitar or sky fathers) signifies the creative element.  Hades signifies the Anti-Universe that incidentally physicists are beginning to discover. Any community that immerses in the creative element (Zeus) will live prosperity and harmony, while a community that immerses in Anti-Universe (Hades) will be transmogrified to demonic monstrosity (Karkens that signifies  Draconians or reptilian humanoids of Draco).

Perseus signifies the liberating warrior force of Plaeades civilization, while Pegasus signifies the hyper-space technology then evolving. Io signifies the priests of the interplanetary Order of Melchizedek, whose counsels are as precious as God’s words. Warriors and Priests work in synergy, as signified by the mutual esteem and love between Perseus and Io.

Princess Andromeda signifies the Andromeda galaxy civilization, which could have been invaded by Draco in antiquity—symbolized by Andromeda being sacrificed before the Karkens. Plaeadians were actually bred by the Andromedans, so Perseus’ saving of Andromeda is a sublime expression of filial love and debt of gratitude of the Plaeadians to their parent race (Andromedans).

Medusa signifies a high knowledge related to life science that could neutralize or thwart a superior yet gross force of humanoid Reptilians. The death of Hades in Perseus’ hands signifies the neutralization of the Anti-Universe at a particular juncture in antiquity, thus saving many human worlds (planets) from infection and transmogrification into demonic monstrosities.

The death of Hades is also prophetic in that it signifies a future state where the influence of the Anti-Universe on Earth and the Milky Way sector where we belong, will finally be ended. This happens as the universe ascends by a dimension higher comes 2012 A.D.

From a social reformer’s view, Hades’ death signifies the end of oligarchism and oppression of men by fellow men. This view converges with the mystical view, in that planetary ascension will in fact put an end to ancient systems based on polarity principle and Anti-Universe influence, thus ending oligarchism and the money economy.

So, Fellows on Earth, you can choose to perceive the enlightening films through the prism of whatever perspective or paradigm you’d want to view them. I’m gladdened at least that you watched these films, found time for reflections and enchantment.

[Philippines, 10 April 2010. See also: http://erlefraynebrightworld.wordpress.com, https://unladtau.wordpress.com, http://erleargonza.blogspot.com.]

FIND LIGHT & PEACE IN BRO. ERLE ARGONZA’S BLOGS

May 8, 2008

FIND LIGHT & PEACE IN BRO. ERLE ARGONZA’S BLOGS

Gracious Day to all friends, partners in development, fellows in the Path!

 

You’re all invited to relish moments of Light-seeking reflections, call to relevant actions and self-development thoughts with me, through my blogs:

 

Development, Economics, Better World: https://unladtau.wordpress.com

 

Seekers’ Lessons, Freethought, Yoga, Self-Development:

 http://erleargonza.blogspot.com, http://raefdargon.mysticblogs.com

 

Poetry for Inspirational Living: http://erleargonza.wordpress.com

 

Happy Reading!

 

Bro. Erle Frayne Argonza / Guru Ra Efdargon