The Spectres of ‘Dead’ Ukrainians are Haunting Europe! (26.11.2022)

The mental illness recorded on film above, shows an area whereby well-armed and equipped Ukrainian soldiers were killed in earlier battles with Russian (or ‘Allied’) soldiers – with their fully dressed bodies simply being ‘left’. As a consequence, many have skeletonised whilst remaining in their dying positions. As the nature of war tends to produce dead bodies – it might be convincingly argued that this is to be expected – and this would be correct. These soldiers may well have been killed by bullet or bayonet – or perhaps caught on the very edge of some type of explosive power (as their bodies and equipment are fully intact)! What the Russian cameraman states is that this is a fluid frontline area that has seen much hand-to-hand ‘bayonet’ fighting with its occupation (and ‘control’) changing sides on a regular basis. However, what is also observed is that occupying ‘living’ Ukrainian soldiers occupied these entrenched areas whilst sitting, standing and lying next to the corpses of their Comrades who were killed during earlier battles – and whose bodies were NOT recovered or treated with respect in any way by the Ukrainian Forces still with us! Surely this is yet another example of the ‘mental illness’ that the capitalist system has ‘normalised’ and serves as the water the Bourgeoisie take great pleasure in making us all swim within!

China: History Classic (Shujing) and the Concept of ‘Time’! (22.9.2022)

Seldom does the West Treat non-Westerners with respect. Since 1945 and the rise of US dominance, this anti-intellectual approach has become far more prevalent, powerful and normalised! Racism is an ever threatening ogre lurking in the darkness – but in this short extract (in 1971) – Clae Williams ‘revitalises’ the ground breaking translation work of James Legge, who began the translation of the Chinese ‘Five Classic’ texts in the mid to late 1800s! Although both cultures (the West and East) are still learning about one another, Legge was able to ‘see beyond’ his own socio-economic and cultural conditioning, and ‘see into’ or profoundly ‘glimpse’ how the ancient Chinese people developed a distinct cultural view of the world! The following extract is an ‘Introduction’ written by the American ‘Clae Williams’ in 1969, his modernisation of the work of James Legge, with much of its content deriving from the ample notes left behind in the James Legge Library. The ‘Shujing’ (書經) or ‘Document Classic’ is often referred to in China as the ‘Book of History’ as the ‘Documents’ concerned are ‘Historical’ in nature recording Chinese history from around 2205 – 771 BCE. It is an interesting attempt by non-Chinese people to contextualise the Chinese cultural perception of the world!

Grunya Sukhareva (Груня Сухарева) [1891-1981] – Forgotten Soviet Pioneer of ‘Autism’ Research (1925) 

everal years. During her lifetime, Sukhareva opened such schools all over the country. However, its influence and authority did not go beyond Soviet borders, which was the result of political and language barriers. Only a small part of the Soviet research of that time was translated into other languages, very often it was German rather than English. Although her work of 1925 was translated into German the following year, the translation was unsuccessful, even the name of the author of the work was distorted as “Ssuchareva”. The work was translated into English only in 1996, 15 years after Sukhareva’s death, when Sula Wolff, a British psychiatrist, stumbled upon it. 

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