Summer Solstice Message To The World

“Lies run and tremble in the shadows when the light of truth enters a room.” —The Prophet of Life summer Solstice Message To The World  June 21, 2018

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How the new 2018 EU Copyright law will affect this blog site

The 2018 EU copyright law, particularly articles 11 & 13 will not affect this website. Here is why.

Article 11 charges a tax for links to or use of content from news organizations. This will not affect us because we don’t provide links to news organizations nor do we use their content in any way.

Article 13 which requires all websites and content hosts to monitor and police their sites for copyright violations will not affect us either. We are the creators and copyright owners of all content on our site which consists only of our original content.

Because we are the sole creators of all original content on our website and are also the sole owners and controllers of all copyrights involved with all of our content the EU Copyright law of 2018 will not affect us at all. You can continue to enjoy our content, across the globe, including in EU member states,  knowing that it is original and wholly owned and controlled by us, so you never have to worry about articles, quotes, songs, stories and other content being removed by outside entities.

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What is Cultureblend?

You may have never heard of it before but you will be seeing examples all around you. What is it? It’s Cultureblend. There are already elements of it in art and literature and as globalization continues to progress you will likely see more of it and it’s likely to spread beyond art and literature to other sectors of the global cultural & economic economy

Cultureblend was created sometime after the year 2,000 by author Mark Wilkins to explain a phenomenon he noticed occurring in some of his writing. When he was creating the short story “The Commitment: which can be currently found in his book  A Week’s Worth of Fiction 3, he noticed that he took elements from both African and Arabic cultures, mixed them with the concepts of male and female dominated societies and created the fictional nation of Dadastan which is where the story is set.

The story has elements that are familiar to different cultures but completely different from any of them. The fact that what was created is different from anything that existed before is what makes the story interesting and draws people in with the familiar elements used to attract them in the first place.

Wilkins coined the term Cultureblend to describe this phenomenon, of combining the elements of two or more cultures to create a totally new culture (which in this case is totally ficitious). He also believed that this cultureblend phenomenon was present in various commodity sectors besides literature, such as art, music, food and fashion. Wilkins looked at the culture of Aztlan as an exemplar.

Aztlan is a Cultureblend of ancient Aztec history and Mexican American Chicano culture. Aztlan refers to the desire to take back the lands of Northern Mexico taken by the U.S. after the Mexican American War. The belief behind Aztlan is that Chcanos have a primordial right to the lands and that it should be given back to set up an independent nation. This Cultureblend phenomenon is evidenced in both art and literature.
Aztlan is not an example of fusion. It doesn’t merely take Aztec history and Mexican American culture and fuse them together in a “this is part of our roots and we’re incorporating it into our current culture” kind of way. Instead, it takes an element from ancient Aztec culture (the historical place of Aztlan) and creates a place in Mexican American Chicano culture which expresses its desires. The Aztlan referred to in Chicano Art and Literature doesn’t actually exist outside of the Chicano culture and has helped create Chicano culture. It is, in fact, a hallmark of that culture which is itself a Cultureblend of Mexican American and indigenous cultures from within Mexico.
Early on, Wilkins encountered people confusing Cultureblend with Fusion, He got several people asking him why he created the term Cultureblend instead of just calling the phenomenon he noticed Fusion? To help answer these questions, Wilkins looked to dictionary definitions of the word Fusion.

Fusion, according to Webster’s Dictionary, is a merging of diverse, distinct, or separate elements into a unified whole. Cultureblend, according to the Urban Dictionary, is a style of creating art, literature, music, food or fashion that blends elements of two or more different cultures in a way that creates a new and different culture.
Wilkins further explained how Cultureblend differs from Fusion by using the following comparison. Fusion is like taking branches from an apple tree and grafting on branches of a pear tree. Doing so creates an Apple-Pear tree, that is, a tree which has both apples and pears growing on it. Cultureblend is like taking the genetic material from an apple and a pear and creating an entirely new fruit which has the outside of a pear but tastes like an apple. You might call a pearple.
While fusion creates a whole with elements of different things it merely merges them to create a hybrid of both of them. It doesn’t create something new and different from all of its elements. It doesn’t have to refer to culture. Cultureblend refers only to cultural elements. It creates something new and different out of the blending. It is the cultural element and the creating of something new and different from all of the elements that created it that makes Cultureblend different from Fusion.

Mr. Wilkins is still actively seeking examples of the Cultureblend phenominon especially in food and fasion. If you notice any elements of Cultureblend in food or fashion, feel free to write Mr. Wilkins at: markwilkinsauthor@gmail.com

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Free Kindle Book Giveaway on Amazon May 25th & 26th!

Free Kindle Book Giveaway!

We will be giving away the Loveforce International  Reader Volume 1 in both English (ASIN: B06XBHD9RX) and Spanish (La Fuerza Internacional Amor Lector Volumen 1, ASIN: B06XB3RJ2K) Both Books have excerpts from 7 different books by 3 different authors. Enjoy them on us, Friday May 25th and Saturday May 26th only on Amazon Kindle.

 

¡Libro de regalo gratis!

Vamos a regalar el Volumen 1 de Loveforce International Reader tanto en inglés (ASIN: B06XBHD9RX) como en español (La Fuerza Internacional Amor Lector Volumen 1, ASIN: B06XB3RJ2K) Ambos libros tienen extractos de 7 libros diferentes de 3 autores diferentes. Disfrútelos con nosotros, el viernes 25 de mayo y el sábado 26 de mayo solo en Amazon Kindle.

What is a Hero?

By The Prophet of Life

What is a hero to you? Is it character in a movie, or comic book or graphic novel? Is it someone who has fame? Is it a TV, movie star, pop  idol, Twiiter star, gamer or you tuber?  Is it someone who is incredibly wealthy? Is it a great politician? All of the aforementioned are typical heroes in most societies  but are they truly heroic?

A hero is someone who does something heroic. Is getting a 20 million dollar advance on a project heroic? Is making videos about the cool car you got as a result of You Tube royalties or that prank others heroic? Is having a hit record heroic? Is tweeting sarcastic things about others heroic? Is having all of the money in the world but very little left of your humanity heroic? Having fame, fortune, fans and followers may be admirable but it isn’ t heroic .

A real hero saves lives. A real hero puts their life on the line in order to protect others. A real hero selflessly does things for others. I would like for you to think of the kind of people who do these types of things as heroes. People like firemen, policemen and soldiers who put their lives on the line daily to insure that others survive. People who heal our sick, teach our children and help our elderly to live with dignity. People like legal aid lawyers who advocate for the poor against corporations and corrupt government officials. People like parents, who are there for you everyday. Who get up and go to work at a job they don’t like just to keep their families fed, clothed and sheltered. Parents who show up for their kids time and time again even if they are divorced and no longer have custody.

Heroes are often thought of a ordinary people who do extraordinary things. They run into a burning building to rescue a child. They wrestle a gun out of a shooter’s hands. They give their lives on the battlefields so that the rest of us may continue to enjoy our freedom. Heroes are people who act even when others don’t. Those aren’t the only kinds of heroes. There’s another kind of hero. These heroes are the people who do the right thing consistently. A hero can be made in the blink of an eye but they can also be made from a lifetime of consistent sacrifice. These heroes are not often given any accolades whatsoever. They work in the background tirelessly and thanklessly. It is time they too are given their due. Take time out of your day today, to thank one of the heroes in your life. It may be the only acknowledgement they have been given this year.

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The Potential for Peace

By The Prophet of Life

Despite all of the wars, terror and hatred in the world, something extraordinary happened. The leaders of two nations, hostile towards each other sat down and talked about ending hostilities. The two nations were not from The U.S. and Russia. They were not warring factions in Syria. They weren’t Middle East Nations, African Nations or South American nations. The two leaders were from North and South Korea.

The two men,  Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in  met in South Korea. Kim Jong Un is the first North  Korean leader to set foot in South Korea in over 60 years.  The two agreed to work towards officially ending the Korean War (which never actually ended, a truce was just signed in the 1950’s), by the end of 2018. The two further agreed to de-nuclearize the Korean Peninsula.

American officials will claim that Un wants to settle things because of the current U.S. Administration’s verbal rhetoric and war mongering tone along with amping up sanctions against North Korea.  China will claim the move is due to its exertion of pressure on Un. It could also be something that Un had planned all along. Perhaps he kept pushing North Korea’s nuclear program so he could come to the negotiating table in a position of strength.

Whatever the reasons, the potential for a real and lasting peace is present. The momentum for peace and possibility of prosperity are in full effect. The wonderful promise however, will not be realized unless actions accompany the words by all parties concerned. Let’s not allow the euphoria of the moment to cloud our vision or take our eyes off the prize. Peace is a goal worth attaining and where peace goes, prosperity follows. The devil is in the details and the minutia of written contracts but if the commitment for peace is truly there, if the dedication towards success truly exists, then the consistent effort needed to be sustained throughout the difficulties involved in hammering out an agreement will be maintained.

Make no mistake about it, the lofty ideal of peace and the joy that everyone will initially feel will fade into the daily grind of negotiations.  The negotiations process will be difficult. It will try the patience of both sides. It will cause a desire to return to the predictable safety of the past, no matter how ugly, to be extremely tempting. I urge both sides to stay the course. Try to work things out., compromise. Achieving a lasting peace will not be easy but nothing lasting ever comes easily. Your people are counting on you to be the leaders your predecessors were not. The world is counting on you to not falter in your pursuit of peace. Achieving peace is never easy but peace is worth it.

Why both sides should Declare Peace!

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The Austin Texas Serial Bomber Confession from Beyond The Grave.. Update

By The Prophet of Life

Round Rock Texas

Imagine getting a package delivered to your house. You didn’t order anything. Perhaps your spouse ordered something to surprise you with. You bring it into your home. You bring iot into the kitchen. You get a scissors and begin cutting it open. Suddenly, it exploded. You sit there dazed and bleeding, wondering what happened.

The Austin Serial bomber, Mark Anthony Conditt, began his reign of terror on March 2nd when an African American male was killed by a package that was delivered to his doorstep. Two more bombs exploded on March 12th one killing an African American teenager and the other causing life threatening injuries to a 75 year old Hispanic woman. A fourth bomb broke the silence of an Austin day injury two white men on March 18th. That bomb had a tripwire which made it more sophisticated and dangerous than the other three. A fifth bomb exploded in a Fed Ex facility in Texas, injuring one employee.

It was the Fed Ex bomb that was the serial bomber’s undoing. Surveillance video showed the 24 year old white man dropping off the package. Witnesses saw him too and were interviewed by law enforcement. It wasn’t long before law enforcement officials trailed the suspect to a motel outside of Austin Texas. The police officers who found him didn’t want to approach him right away due to the extreme danger of dealing with someone who may have multiple bombs with him. They called for backup and awaited armored vehicles. During this wait, a SWAT team arrived.

Then the suspect ran out of his room, jumped into his car and took off. Police and SWAT officers gave chase. After a short while, the suspect pulled his car over in an area behind the motel. SWAT officers drew their weapons and slowly approached the car. The man in=side appeared agitated and was fumbling with something. As one SWAT officer approached the vehicle and got close to the window he was rocked back by an explosion, The force of the blast caused him to not only fall backwards but to discharge his weapon as well, The suspect was killed instantly suffering multiple injuries from the act of blowing himself up.

Law enforcement officials were worried there may be some more package or trip wire bombs out there or the man may have accomplishes who can send package bombs on his behalf.  Conditt was getting bolder and sophisticated with each bombing. He had targeted people of color in his first three bombings. Police and FBI officials searched the man’s belongings and residence for a manifesto. They only found a 12 minute video confession to committing the crimes His death leaves his reasons for the bombings a mystery without any communicated reasons as to why he did the bombings or how and why he chose his victims.

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