The Chinese Buddhist monastic community is referred to as a ‘Sangha’ (Sanskrit for ‘spiritual community’), whereby men and women form a voluntary association premised upon following a strict set of rules known as the ‘Vinaya Discipline’. Within this community, there is ‘equality’ between all members, with the leaders being those who have followed these rules for the longest times. This is because such people are thought to have more experience at adhering to the Vinaya Discipline (which includes celibacy and vegetarianism), and are therefore able to effectively advise all others through the difficult times they my face in their practice. As those with little experience have less to share, they are not considered leaders whilst more experienced practitioners live in the vicinity.
FIFA is essentially a bourgeois charity that makes billions – like any good capitalist charity – but the US cannot influence or penetrate its inner workings, and this is why it is attempting to ‘legally’ infiltrate and ‘colonise’ its left-leaning mechanisms – so that it can direct them toward the political right-wing! The US is stating that only countries it agrees with should host the World Cup – and this is the essence of US fascism which we must fight and defeat! Russia in 2018 (anti-Ukrainian Neo-Nazi) and Qatar in 2022 (anti-Israeli Zionism) is all part of a US-plot instigated by FIFA! If only it were! Prior to 1991, the CCCP, and other Communist countries such as East Germany, Poland, Romania, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and Hungary used to routinely qualify for the World Cup Finals! In England the British working-class took to supporting North Korea during the 1966 (UK) World Cup Finals! They chanted:
North Korea, North Korea!
Over Here, Over Here!
Juche and Sorghum!
Sitting in the Sun!
Nobody knew exactly what ‘Juche’ and ‘Sorghum’ actually meant – but the general consensus was that it must be better than the misery of living within predatory capitalism!
The world could all be so different if only ethnic Maoris could be allowed to meet, train and educate ‘crack’ Ukrainian Neo-Nazi Units – who would probably look on slightly bemused – thinking ‘Shouldn’t we be eradicating these savages?’ Certainly, their Russian counterparts would treat this development (in the unlikely event Maoris would be convinced to aid and abet a variant of the very White ideology that nearly wiped out their ethnicity), with the racist scorn it deserves! (Most modern Russians are so ignorant of the world – they think Maoris are cannibals). Of course, all this is hypothetical as it could never happen!
There are NO protests in China. There does not have to be as the Working-Class of China controls the ‘means of production’ and decides the best policies that serve the ongoing interests of that branch of the International Proletariat! Every Worker in China possesses the right to protest and to strike – these are inherent rights granted to each individual Worker in China since the Socialist Revolution in 1949! The exercising of these rights marks the ongoing success of the 1949 Socialist Revolution and the popularity of the Communist Party of China (CPC) as the agency that safeguards these rights and prevents Bourgeois entities (such as the US) from taking such hard-earned rights away from the masses through their ongoing (and continuous) lying and destructive policies! All is well in China – but not so in the capitalist West – as it has badly miscalculated by supporting a failed Neo-Nazi (NATO) coup in the Ukraine! The US has decided it is time for yet another pointless (and mindless) distracton! Let’s see if this post is ‘ghosted’!
Since 1991, the post-Soviet space has been inundated with far-right political ideology and religious extremism – as it is a combination of these two ideological thrusts that the US believed would uproot the ‘Internationalism’ and selfless and caring aspects perpetuated by the ideology of Marxist-Leninism! This is why Russia today is inherently (and disturbingly) racist, sexist, homophobic and highly nationalistic! All these things are present amongst the Russian population – and yet the same population appears collectively to be unable to discern the contradiction that these cultural attributes are ‘fascist’ and directly mirror the equivalent Neo-Nazi attitudes common throughout the Ukraine! In other words, Russians are being asked to fight and die in the Ukraine in an attempt to stamp-out exactly the same far-right ideology that runs rampant in their own country! In reality, this far right ideology was imported into the post-Soviet space by the US between 1991-1999 – after which time Russian leaders started to take control of their own country in a more effective manner. Therefore, there is no ‘Socialism’ within Russia and Russians in general react to the conflict in Ukraine with an unquestioning and thoroughly ‘racist’ nationalist fervour! The point is that as repugnant as modern Russia is, as a nation Russians are fighting the Neo-Nazism the US, UK and EU have financed and armed in the Ukraine. I oppose Russian capitalism just as much as I oppose Ukrainian Neo-Nazism – but as the Russian Armed Forces are currently opposing Neo-Nazism in the Ukraine – I narrowly support that fight.
On occasion, (despite everything going on around me), a vivid dream bubbles-up into the ‘conscious-sphere’, which often involves historical events and people I have known – usually replicating (or constructing) events very similar to (or identical with) real events that actually happened (such as our visits to the now long closed ‘Borders’ Bookstore in neaeby Kingston-Upon-Thames – ususually during Sunday lunchtimes following demanding gongfu training sessions in the morning)! Recently, wilst dealing with 101 other things – and not having seen Liz for years now (life goes on) – the following ‘vivid’ dream traversed across the surface of my mind – and I thought it meaningful enough to record in writing!
Trousers – belted or braced – could not be trusted in Plato’s day! With only Christ – hours away from the final reckoning – will all wearers of corrupted trousers be punished by those who labour to harvest the atoms of trumpets!