Thursday, June 12, 2014

Sunspot maximum finally upon us

It's been a smaller sunspot cycle, with fewer sunspots and solar flares, and more ups and downs in their numbes.  But it's finally reaching it's maximum. Though, as the video below states, lots of big solar flares can keep shooting out in the months after the height, as the cycle goes back down. See constantly updated link here to status of the cycle.  

My Sunspot Cycle and Human Behavior and Activist Strategy article is woefully out of date because the HTML screwed up beyond my capacity to fix it and I haven't gotten around to moving everything to wordpress yet. But type "sunspot" into this blog's search box and you can read all about it.  (Article describing video below linked here.)

What does it mean to human behavior and politics as of June 12, 2014? The biggest story - beside real live Nazis backing a new oligarch taking over Ukraine - is the aftermath of US aggression vs. Afghanistan and Iraq. That happened during the winding down stage of the last sunspot cycle during 2001-2003. This cycle now energizes the new Al-Queda-like grouping called ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) which was first mobilized by US attacks on Iraq and meddling in Syria, supporting violent revolution.  ISIS now is taking over more of those two countries every day, as city after city falls. (Map below as of June 2014 shows what they've conquered in red.)

Sure these poor oppressed people had despots before (Saddam and al-Assad, the father and son), but at least they didn't enslave women in burqas and summarily kill anyone who didn't kiss their asses in proper Jihadi fashion.  "Freedom" imposed by foreigners only empowers the most fanatical elements.  People have to free themselves and inspiring them is the best way to do.  End US Imperialism, don't pretend it's a vehicle for freedom. (Hear that just defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the militarists' best friend??)

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