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.

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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A Month of Success

In the past month, Loveforce International Publishing Company has sold books in the United States, UK, Germany, Australia, India, Spain, Mexico and Brazil, all on the global Amazon network. The Spanish Version of Become the person You’ve Always Wanted To Be by Mark Wilkins reached #11on the self-help books chart in the UK.

If you type Loveforce International Publishing Company on any Amazon search bar, anywhere in the world dozens of the more than 70 different titles we publish will come up. If you type Loveforce Libros in Espanol on any Amazon search bar, anywhere in the world the two dozen different titles we publish in Spanish will come up. Loveforce International Publishing Company, We’re not everywhere, just everywhere you want to be.

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The Tweet that Could Cause President Trump to be Impeached

By The Prophet of Life

Donald Trump is famous or perhaps infamous for his tweets. He was an avid user of social media during his presidential campaign and he continues to send tweets as The U.S. President. Mr. Trump has sent many inflammatory tweets. He has sent some misinformed tweets.  He has even sent some amended tweets. An amended tweet is like the one he sent stating that the tape of him saying that he frequently grabs women by their genitals was doctored and that it never actually happened. A tweet he sent recently could cost him the Presidency.

Mr. Trump recently sent a tweet stating that he fired his National Security Advisor Former General Michael Flynn because he lied to the FBI. This is a departure from Mr. Trump’s statements about why he fired Flynn at the time of the firing. At that time, Mr. Trump indicated that he fired him because Flynn lied to the Vice President. Lying to the Vice President is not a crime. It is, however, unethical and a cause for being fired. Lying to the FBI is a crime.

Mr. Trump’s tweet could be construed as either a Freudian slip or an admission of guilt. Either way, they indicate that he may have known that Flynn lied to the FBI when he was fired. Before Flynn was fired, Trump had, according to former FBI Director James B. Comey, asked him (Comey) to go easy on Flynn at the time that Mr. Comey was in charge of investigating Russian influence on the 2016 Presidential Election and the Trump Campaign. That could be considered Obstruction of Justice.

According to Wex Legal Dictionary, “Obstruction of justice is defined in the omnibus clause of 18 U.S.C. § 1503, which provides that “whoever . . . . corruptly or by threats or force, or by any threatening letter or communication, influences, obstructs, or impedes, or endeavors to influence, obstruct, or impede, the due administration of justice, shall be (guilty of an offense).” Persons are charged under this statute based on allegations that a defendant intended to interfere with an official proceeding, by doing things such as destroying evidence, or interfering with the duties of jurors or court officers.

A person obstructs justice when they have a specific intent to obstruct or interfere with a judicial proceeding. For a person to be convicted of obstructing justice, they must not only have the specific intent to obstruct the proceeding, but the person must know (1) that a proceeding was actually pending at the time; and (2) there must be a nexus between the defendant’s endeavor to obstruct justice and the proceeding, and the defendant must have knowledge of this nexus.

  • 1503 applies only to federal judicial proceedings. Under § 1505, however, a defendant can be convicted of obstruction of justice by obstructing a pending proceeding before Congress or a federal agency. A pending proceeding could include an informal investigation by an executive agency.”

According to a memo that Director Comey wrote shortly after an Oval Office meeting he had with Trump in February, President Trump told FBI Director Comey to “Shut down the investigation into Flynn.” The memo further states that President Trump told Comey “I hope you can let this go.”

If Mr. Trump did, in fact, fire Flynn for lying to the FBI and he did so either before or soon after he had told FBI Director Comey to shut down the investigation on Flynn, then that could be considered Obstruction of Justice.

Obstruction of Justice is, among other things, an attempt to impede or alter an investigation that could lead to the prosecution of a crime. The President is the Chief Executive of every government department including the Department of Justice. If Mr. Trump knew that Flynn lied to the FBI and told the Chief Investigator of the FBI probe into collusion between The Trump Campaign and the Russian Government then that could be considered an attempt to impeded and / or alter that investigation thereby being an Obstruction of Justice. Further, because President Trump was Director Comey’s boss at the time, it could be considered an act of coercion.

Obstruction of Justice could be considered an impeachable offense. It is a crime and a felony to boot. There are those who have said that the President is immune from being charged with obstruction of Justice. That, however, is based on ignorance. Just ask anyone who knows about U.S. President Richard Nixon. One of his articles of impeachment was Obstruction of Justice. Nixon resigned to avoid an impeachment vote. President Nixon, however, had a Senate with a Democratic Party majority to deal with.

If Mr. Trump is put into the same position he may not choose to resign, because while Nixon had a Democratic majority in the House and Senate, Mr. Trump has the luxury of a Republican majority in both the House & the Senate. It may be unlikely that Republicans will vote to impeach a sitting President. If the Democrats get a majority during the 2018 elections, Mr. Trump might feel differently. Most impeachment votes are party driven and Senators often vote along party lines. President Trump is, at this moment just six Senate votes away from impeachment. The 2018 Senate elections could spell disaster for his Presidency.

 

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