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VILLAR-BASHING: PHILISTINE JOURNALISM OF OLIGARCHIC MEDIA

April 3, 2010

VILLAR-BASHING: PHILISTINE JOURNALISM OF OLIGARCHIC MEDIA

Prof. Erle Frayne D. Argonza
University of the Philippines

Good day!

It is Holy Thursday as I wrote this piece. I normally put a halt to all of my analytical engagements on this sanctified day, but this time I decided to take some minutes to scribble my thoughts about the current Manny Villar-bashing coming from various quarters, particularly from media personalities (opinion writers, broadcast journalists).

I will zero in on those journalists who are in the employ of big tv/broadcast networks and major news dailies. The cacophony of malicious heraldries from these intellectual prostitutes (if you can even regard them as ‘intellectual’ at all) had reached a crescendo that had magnified confusion in the voters’ mind.

Resorting to the typical emotionalist discourse and therefore short-circuiting the rational-analytic faculties of information consumers, the malicious attacks on the person of Sen. Villar, which do not the least contain substance worth our wise reflection, have altogether triggered a mass panic. The decline in the latest survey rating of Villar by 6% shows how little do people see the underlying motives behind the black propaganda peddled by the same cabal whose words they followed.

Let it be recognized, first of all, that these journalists, no matter how mentally adroit they appear to be, are in the payroll of oligarchic media. The mega-hoarding greedy oligarchs have their own respective pockets to fatten, and if the malicious, sensationalizing, irrational heraldries from the Villar-bashing journalists would yield enormous sums for the fat hoarders, then let there be more such destructive onslaughts from the journalistic cretins.

Too few are those journalists who would be considered informative, balanced, and exuding wisdom in their countenance, for such true thinkers reside outside the media circuits. Not even those so-called multi-awarded journalists would count among the truly erudite, awarded as they are only because they were able to whet the appetites of the judges who, likewise, are in the payroll of oligarchic institutions, while some other judges are private pals of writers and creative ‘artists’ who are happy enough to make cronies win.

If there is any attribution I can offer to the oligarchic media for now, it is this: that philistine journalism had taken the upper hand. This eventuality marks the fragmented state of the mind shapers (media), even as they are contributory to the fragmentation of the human psyche as a whole.

Mental cretins who are in the employ of the media moguls, no matter how erudite they may pretend to be, are among the harbingers of a Dark Age where the flames of reason have simply snapped off. These same philistines have elevated the Primal to a high level of discourse, thus further eroding the rational-analytical that has been subordinated tragically to the greedy ends of oligarchic hoarders.

There is nothing to gain from the articulations of those quack intelligentsia, but only great things to lose if one would yield to their contorted peregrinations. The more that a reader or audience would succumb to the seductions of the philistine pen & tongue, the more that his/her reason recedes into atrophied state, the more mis-comprehension of the political dimension of life.

Only the fecal-minded idiots would succumb to such dis-informative articulations that only serve to mask the greedy pursuits of the oligarchs who have been openly supporting the equally oligarchic candidate Noynoy Aquino. The nation shall grieve all the more as the masking of the true reality—that global oligarchs are mounting economic, political, covert offensives to destroy the Philippines—will be reinforced in no small measure by the philistine journalists and their oligarchic employers.

To my fellow Filipinos, beware of these philistine journalists and expose their falsehoods in diverse venues. Stand up and together we shall smote the dragons of oligarchism and poverty, end an eon of colonial history, and proclaim a truly free nation. Stand up for the nation, and a stronger nation means the installation of a nationalist leadership and patriotic political coalition.

We shall overcome!

[Philippines, 01 April 2010. See: https://unladtau.wordpress.com, http://erleargonza.blogspot.com ]

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INDIANA JONES SLAMS CAPITALISM, BRITISH FINANCIERS

June 10, 2008

Erle Frayne  Argonza

Among the very revealing facets of the latest Indiana Jones film is its effective deconstruction of ‘free enterprise’ capitalism and the force behind it, the British financier oligarchy. Capitalism and British are actually one and the same, Britain being the ideological heart of capitalist doctrines and action.

Dr. Jones had his ‘junior partner’, the MI6 agent, throughout his adventures. But the shocking revelation to Dr. Jones was that his partner would later betray him for one expected reason: money (or its metallic signifier, Gold).

Capitalism is a system founded on pure greed, and every kind of doctrine—particularly those based on physiocratic economics—was built in so sophisticated a manner to justify it. It is based on the money economy, and thrives only in conditions of imperialist strategies.

There is no way that capitalism or laissez faire can progress without markets overseas to sustain it. And such markets cannot be sustained without economic-political imperialism. That was the purpose of the British Empire territories: as sure-ball markets for British articles of trade and finance capital.

The economic British Empire is very much alive, the financial empire ruled by the British-Dutch financiers is around. But the Empire is now crumbling, and crashing fast, as the financial bubble that it created globally had imploded. The erosion is very rapid, the outcome unpredictable.

The Indiana Jones film showed this collapse and eventual eradication of capitalism well. Mr. MI6, upon seeing the colossal gold in the sanctuary of the dormant alien species (Zeta Reticuli or ‘grey’), hoarded as much as he ca, unmindful of the fast eroding ground that he stood upon, ground that was degenerating due to the force field built by the alien’s preparation to move out of the area.

Maddened by his unfathomable greed, Mr. MI6 could no longer effectively see his very own immediate surround. No calamity, catastrophe, devastation could ever change the focus of this mad man, only gold (money and capitalism) mattered. That’s what the British financiers are doing now: loot and loot more amid destruction.

The spaceship-alien complex, which signifies actually the rapidly emerging post-industrial or information society and its ‘space age’ construct, simply blasted down the mad gold hunter that signifies the old world of ‘money economy’ and its last adaptive system of laissez faire capitalism.

Greed cannot be sustained, systems founded to advance greed can never be sustained, and money-based systems are no match to knowledge-based systems in long run. The former will crumble beyond disrepair as the latter ascends to prominence and dominate all areas of life, including the space terrain.  

Joseph Schumpeter, Daniel Bell and Alvin Toffler all forewarned the world about the eventual collapse of capitalism. As soon as the information society moves up, it will crash those institutions founded on hoarding, on money and greed. And that crashing time is now happening.

It is surely an exciting thing to await the next Indiana Jones series. Better watch it please, as the new Indiana Jones Jr. belongs to a new breed of humans, the knowledge-savvy types. Let us see more scenes of capitalism being slam banged, defanged and destroyed in the next episodes coming.

[Writ 30 May 2008, Quezon City, MetroManila]

INDIANA JONES REINFORCES ALIEN PRESENCE

June 10, 2008

Erle Frayne  Argonza

Good morning from Manila!

 

I just reviewed the film Indiana Jones recently at one of the theatres of the new Trinoma Mall at North Avenue of my city (Quezon City). The film series is still captivating in special effects and general plot, the flamboyant figure of Dr. Jones still a magnet of awe and controversy.

 

For sure this film had projected quite well the significance of archeology as a science, and is doing a PR job by promoting this science to adolescents who are fond of adventure and are inquisitive at the same time. Albeit, the series causes chagrin on real life archeologist, including those personal friends of mine in Manila who disdain the plot as denigrating to the anthropological profession.

 

Let that be the two-side reflection of those viewers who prefer to see that archeological side of the film. I would rather at this moment highlight one facet to Indiana Jones: its reinforcement of accentuating the presence of Extra-Terrestrial Intelligences or ETIs on our planet.

 

The whole plot in fact was centered on the ETI angle. The relic that was being searched for by a competing force (Soviet agents) and their foreign assets (a former MI6 agent, British) happened to be a crystalline skull whose significance was as recondite as the ocean’s floor.

 

At the concluding segment of the film, the players ended up in some sanctuaries deep in the Andes jungles and mounts (Peru area). There they stumbled upon the shocking truth that the skull belonged to an ETI, and the cavernous space housing the skeletal ‘remains’ of the ETIs was actually a space ship.

 

For so many centuries, the owner of the skull (head of the ETI mission team) was waiting for the skull’s return. It was stolen by some adventurers in the past (Spanish conquistadores), but sooner or later it will be returned.

 

Return did the skull to its owner. And upon its return, the erstwhile dormant being was activated, including its team members. The other dormant skeletons, with their skulls intact, then merged with the team head to comprise one whole unified being, with flesh.

 

The film revealed that this was the Zeta Reticuli species of ETIs, the ‘Greys’. They were tall, like the 7+ footer ‘greys’ that mystics (I am among them) and observers listed among a short list of ETI visitors and claimants to our planet.

 

The merging of all the ‘greys’ in the film signified that the said species were unified by their ‘collective mind’, that they didn’t possess individual minds like Earth humans or Earthans. They don’t exactly merge physically in reality, but their electromagnetic bodies (etheric-astral) do merge, something that they can do at will (which we Earthans can only do when our body sleeps and our astral body moves to the ‘dream plane’ or astral plane that happens to be its natural niche).

 

Already psychically powerful, a merged Zetan (grey) would be even more powerful by hundreds of times than the leader. So powerful was the Zetan that it was able to disintegrate the competing force (Soviet spy) at will.

 

Then, the Zetan spaceship moved out of the area and quickly moved to ‘hyperspace’, the astral-etheric 4th dimension (‘space between space’) that can short cut the travel to one’s destination across the universe.

 

It was simply a probe team, not an invasion force, that got stuck up in the Andes during its  eco-scanning mission. Just like any probe team, it has to return to base to report its findings. It did just that, as the film suggested.

 

The latest film re-echoed the thesis of Isaac Asimov, a pioneer of post-modern futures, that galactic intelligences will choose between technological superiority or psychic (occult) superiority to prove which one is superior in the end. (See Asimov’s ‘foundation and empire’ series.)

 

As the ‘foundation & empire’ series of Asimov kept on re-echoing, those that nurture the occult/psychic side of life over and above technological prowess will prove to be the smarter species. Indiana Jones did re-echo this theme well, and so we Earthans better heed the message.

 

[Writ 30 May 2008, Quezon City, MetroManila]