Saturday, November 08, 2008
HUGE ELECTION VICTORY FOR KEY!!!! VIC AND RICH VOTE!!!
I STUDY A GAME BY KERES THE GREAT ESTONIAN CHESS GM PLAYING THE NIMZO!!
PEOPLE ENJOY THEMSELVES!!
MAORI TRY TO BURN DOWN MT WELLINGTON!!!
POLICE IN DRAMATIC BUT ABSURD "GOODIES' -LIKE PURSUIT...!!!!
IS OBAMA A GOOD GUY OR NOT???? !!!!!!!!!
PEEKSKILL USA - 1949 - HOWARD FAST, PETE SEEGAR, PAUL ROBESON - CHANGES IN THE US OF A!!!!!
YOUNG MAORI ASKS ME FOR A LIGHTER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Maungarei - the "watchful mountain" the top and roadside flowers (above) - on better days!
Images of the attempt to burn down
Mt Wellington on Election Day (NZ)
The glorious NZ Police, in a heroic but clearly hopeless search for the perpetrator go in what is obviously the wrong direction!! Soon with great courage two burly coppers search Vic who reports to them:
"My father saw a Maori bloke with a hooded jacket -he asked for lighter and then skulked off - soon after that - the fire started."
It is not known what effect this event had on the NZ Elections.
A few minutes prior to this historic fire, I was studying Tolush v Keres, selected from my book of all three volumes of Paul Keres's book of his games acquired for NZ$16 on Trade Me - a great chess game by Keres, featuring an exchange sac by Keres and an interesting var of the (Spielmann var of) the Nimzo -meanwhile a slightly eccentric Chinese ham or engineer-hobbyist was experimenting with his parabolic aerial ... Others were pretending to "enjoy the day"
(we saw through that one!!)
...but of these facts and dramatic and mysterious happenings -
it is not known how much they affected the National Party landslide victory.....
Anti Room 125.001
Civil Rights Vietnam War Politics Hope Progress? Race Issues War
The election of Barack Obama -the first black President of the United States - marks a huge historical point of progress towards human rights and general enlightenment.
There is a sense of hope, not only in the US but in the world. If Obama acts quickly to end wars in the Middle East -to replace the fascistic, immoral, and illegal bombing, of poor countries with positive aid etc - there is hope for the U.S. and the World.
The financial crisis is merely a symptom of Capitalism, caused basically by massive overproduction throughout the world. Not just in the U.S.
If Obama acts strongly for the people of the US and the World there is hope. But he needs the support of the people of the US and the World
But the world has changed - perhaps not structurally -but there are definite changes since the days of civil rights abuse and paranoia. There is even change since Bush took office in 2001.
This event reminded me of the 60s struggles for Civil Rights and the iniquitous and barbaric Korean and Vietnam wars of US aggression -and a book in particular I read fairly recently, called "Peekskill USA" by Howard fast -author of "Spartacus" (also made into a film) and many other books -he was a radical as was the great black American Paul Robeson who was at Peekskill with Pete Seegar and Fast and others - especially white unionists who put a shield of their own bodies between snipers and Robeson. This courageous action, and the ensuing riot, and the vicious rock fights after the concert between angry right wingers with police support and the left - was recalled by Fast and Robeson's son ...
Here is my response ["comments"] to "tertius" and a YouTube of the Peekskill events of 1949 where Robson and Pete Seegar perfomed.
We voted today - and then we walked up Mt Wellington where there was a grass fire deliberately lit (the perpetrator - a young Maori fellow - asked me for a lighter then soon after the fires started... ) police, and the fire brigade etc, were soon there (they searched Victor!)
Not sure of the motivation...but all is not well in the State of Denmark. Not sure of the significance if any... we also saw a young man slumped on a seat in seeming state of despair or maybe just a hangover...
It was a beautiful warm and sunny day today in Auckland -unusually - as it has been mostly cold and wet for months.
Re Obama etc