Category Archives: Social

Poems about family and society.

I Thank Humanity, For Hot Air

I thank humanity for the hot air that provided the thermals for my Nietzschean Superman flight. I looked to the sun for reflection, but it is not a mirror. It just kept roaring and bellowing, with too much work to do controlling its system. I turned to leave, at least warmed by its workings; not that it seemed to increase its heat for me, it’s just the way it is. I thought I heard it whisper with a whoosh of solar wind, ‘Thank you for keeping your distance. Icarus did not die in vain. I am glad of that, for I liked him, but could not save him. For that is not my job.’

Mind On Sun, Warmth Without Reflection

flying high, as far as I can get
in my mind I imagine
it’s enlightenment or superman
farther than my sight
above the clouds and atmosphere
to space and solitude
rising on thermals
hot air of humanity

but I still know,  deep down I’m grounded

using knowledge of others
what governments allow
media chooses to show
limits of time and space
in future little trace
attempts at philosophical writing
lost between classic and future
but I have searched my time, and returned

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Warminster UFOs: My Western Sky Birth Party?

As the brightest comet of the 20th century, Ikeya-Seki, shone in the far eastern sky around my birth, there was one of the biggest prolonged UFO experiences in the near west, in Warminster, Wiltshire – from my Jersey boy birth – as far as I know!

I’m not trying to scare you, or recruit you for a cult, just having a rational(ien) entertaining investigation of a couple of sky events around my birth; a birth date/year I probably share with hundreds or thousands of people, some of whom lived nearer one of the events, and some who lived more in the middle, greenYgrey style!

Warminster UFOs – Ikeya Seki

It was reading about the Warminster UFO hearings/sightings in Nigel Watson’s UFO: Investigations Manual (pages 51-3) that led me to discover Ikeya-Seki, as I’d never heard about it (or Warminster) before, as far as I remember now anyway.

Watson wrote the book giving ‘rational’ context as well as ‘romantic’, and does that with Warminster. It is near a lot of ancient sites, such as Stonehenge and Glastonbury, with several ley lines passing through it, but there was also a lot of military activity there.

The Warminster UFO outbreak, as described by Watson, started in December, 1964, and lasted for about a year – covering my birth date; as comet Ikeya-Seki did, being discovered September 18th, 1965, and seen until last perihelion on October 21st.

Returning to research Ikeya-Seki today, I found these greenYgrey and POP (PinkyOrangePurple) sky photos attributed to it on Bing. I don’t know if it is actually it, and if the photos have been edited?:

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Warminster UFOs Investigated

The Warminster experience started with prolonged loud otherworldly noises in the night, which looking at it rationally, could have been something military – although it was a long time ago, it was twenty years after nuclear bombs were dropped in the east, and V2 doodlebug rockets had whistled above Blighty. The space race was also already on.

However, then there were many sightings, although a rationalist would argue that the noise had triggered them, and people were seeing things they wanted to see; or seeing things such as military balloons as UFOs.

There were some photos, and lots of media reporting and books, but I don’t know how authentic they are; although they look impressive… and with lots of gYgPOP relevance!

A 1965 news report on the ThingA 1965 picture taken of the

Thankfully, the ‘invasion’ never happened. Moreover, researching it a little online, there had been ‘mysterious happenings’ reports in the town before the 1960s. Again, that could have been military, especially in Cold War, nuclear threat 1950s Blighty.

 Area 51 Coincidences?

Becoming quite knowledgeable in the subject now, I could connect the stories through Area 51; said to be the name of the USA’s top secret base, where UFOs are said to be, if anywhere.

The Warminster experience starts on page 51 in Watson’s book, but it is a book full of UFO stories, so one of them was going to be on page 51.

The Ikeya-Seki comet is also known as S1, which is also supposed to be another name for  Area 51. I guess it was called that after Seki, which is a way they are named, but don’t know why it wasn’t named after Ikeya, or both?

Comets can look like UFOs of course, and the painting of Ikeya-Seki featured in yesterday’s blog post does look like a classic UFO!

My X-Files parody book looked for coincidences rather than UFOs, and it is the media that has rekindled my interest in it.

NASA’s Unexplained Files on Quest

I’ve still got an open mind about UFOs: there are thousands of sightings, and some seem very convincing. I could document them all, but I’m playing catch-up myself, mostly watching old documentaries with even older cases. I intended including more today, but this case has taken up a lot of time, and I’m sure will be enough for you, as there’s so much out there… and remembering the X-Files, some of it may be true!

NASA’s Unexplained Files

Having seen most of the first and third series of NASA’s Unexplained Files, I’m now watching series 2 (2015), as it’s back on Quest in the UK on Friday nights. My favourite case in episode 1 was the X15 rocket plane test flight to the edge of space over fifty years ago, with pilot Robert White witnessing small ‘UFOs’ about the size of a sheet of paper – after first seeing particles.

He didn’t say they were alien lifeforms or anything, just there was something there unknown to him. If space is like an ocean, and we are like one small island or rock pool, then the things White and others saw on the test flights could be like seaweed or plants on our planet. While meteors are hard enough to make it through our atmosphere, maybe what White saw can’t, because they are too organic/flimsy?

There are some videos on YouTube about it, such as this one:

While it was very exciting for me to see it, on YouTube it’s followed by lots of comments from believers and sceptics, which in my mental world sums up the greenYgreyness of the issue!

China Moon Landing

While NASA is criticised for apparently hiding video of the UFOs, and other times when they’ve cut transmission during ‘UFO sightings’, unfortunately that’s the world we live in.

While NASA censors its transmissions somewhat, and I think has a slight delay on live film, China didn’t provide any ‘live’ footage of its recent unmanned landing on the dark side of the moon.

So, if the ‘West’ hadn’t been at the forefront of the space race we probably wouldn’t have hardly any ideas or footage about UFOs in space, or all the theories and conspiracies!?

My XaW Files: Beyond Humanity pushed myself to search within the mind as much as I could, while learning more about exterior events, looking for coincidences/experiences, creating a fantasy fiction storyline around it with lots of parody comedy through my dear ol’ greenYgrey protagonist.

XaW Files: Beyond Humanity (Fantasy Travel by Google Maps Book 3) by [Latham, Marc]

 

David Bowie Song Adapted for Self-Parody Student Alphas Comedy

After my recent blog about pseudo alphas and silly students, and the rip-roaring success of my adaptation of Kiss’s King of the Night Time World to Queen of the greenYgrey World, I have ingeniously adapted David Bowie’s Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) to Pseudo Alphas (and Silly Students), with more than a hint of self-parody:

Not all ‘alphas’ are bad to the bone, or students silly to the core, of course. Hopefully you are a good one, and have great ones around you. I have learnt from some ‘alphas’, and enjoyed the dry humour I used to read in the student paper; it’s just a question of greenYgrey positivity and negativity. Most people get out alive, but unfortunately some do not.

Afternoon  of Life is Different to Morning; and Evening/Night

I don’t want to dwell on that, as I know too much empathy and evocation can be fuel for the fire. When I started to think people wanted me dead, rather than providing a fitting funeral, it was a REASON TO LIVE!

I used to dread being this age; losing my youth and hair etc; but now I’m here this is what I am, and the worries of youth is replaced with the ambivalence of age, and contentment of being more at one with nature.

In true greenYgrey style I then worry what those who aren’t going to make it might think; the terminally ill children; and I can just say that they have experienced positives and negatives, which is all life is; just compacted into a short magnified time, like waking into a bright busy morning and sleeping the rest of the day. As I have learned to love nature more as I’ve aged, they have their magical love of animals, and belief (maybe because children remember where they’ve been before being born?) in other realities to those taught to them in school and life.

If you like the above self-parody and satire, mixed with deep Doctor of Philosophy decade of creative writing  contemplation and insights, you will probably like my self(ish – the ish is another new innovation; I wish I had enough genius to share it out, but I’ve only got enough for myself unfortunately!)-proclaimed genius books (Russell’s Revolution refugees welcome!!) at Amazon and elsewhere… especially my magnum opus  XaW Files: Beyond Humanity:

XaW Files: Beyond Humanity (Fantasy Travel by Google Maps Book 3) by [Latham, Marc]

Happy Y-Day with Annie Lennox

I hope you’ve had a great Y-day, and it’s helped you cope with Blue Monday, supposedly the most depressing day of the year, in the northern hemisphere. Apparently it was a misty morning again this morning, but I didn’t see it; it had evaporated before I awoke. So I also missed the ‘blood wolf moon’ in the early hours too. I did see the full moon earlier, not knowing about it beforehand. So quite an exciting eventful day for Y-Day, although the weather for most of the day has been ordinary greenYgrey.

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Y-Day: Looking Back and Forward

I think I had too much T yesterday, celebrating T20, Y-day eve, so I’m T-teetotal today; a day of Tabstinence from after this paragraph, replacing it with a – dash.
-hankfully, ins-ead of wri-ing more poe-ry -oday for Y-day, midpoint of -he mistYmuse win-er fes-ival four mon-hs I remembered Annie Lennox’s Why song. Moreover, when I wa-ched the video I saw she glamorously POPs (PinkyOrangePurple).

Sorry if i-‘s a li–le sad, apar- from -he wordplay -o -he le–er self-parody comedy, but Y-day is a day of mixed emo-ions, remembering -he mis- mon-hs, while looking forward -o -he muse, and the re-urn of spring… which should be more amusing!

On the 3rd Day, S Sails Away

I hope you enjoyed the wordplay tIme in yesterday’s blog, with its (anagram of MIST’s remaining ist letters yesterday, which was the original idea I had in my head going into the blog) punchline of I maybe being some t-I-me; while remembering Oates’s heroism; developing during the blog posting, in real time, reminiscent of the 202 blog posts that make up XaW Files: Beyond Humanity.

Afterwards, I thought the image of Oates struggling against the snowstorm was like my writing trying to make headway in the ‘snowflake’ culture; reminding me of the Tucker and Dale vs Evil comedy horror movie, where a couple of friendly rednecks are attacked by silly students, reversing the horror stereotype, greenYgrey style.

I was likewise recently reminded of trying to help pseudo-alphas while watching Kangaroo Dundee trying to help Roger the kangaroo on the BBC, whose upper body physique and pose is evidence for Darwinian evolution’s theory that we all share a common ancestry to me:

Sun Doesn’t Rise or Set

If the mistYmuse has made you wonder why we have solstices and equinoxes, and shorter and longer days, then these two videos explain it pretty well.

Sorry if this blog post has been too long. It’s been a bit of a trip down memory lane, back to where the greenYgrey was! I didn’t intend it to be so, but guess the MIST’s S evaporation was always going to be a Special day. Shame it wasn’t a Sunday really, although Saturday is the next best thing.

For more sunny entertaining education wordplay, look no further than XaW Files: Beyond Humanity... and the sun!

Women the Real Victims in Multicultural Fascism UK… and Wild Birds…

Maybe this article was inspired by my posts over the weekend. Don’t know, but hope so!

Sharp Rise in UK Femicide

As well as hundreds or thousands more groomed and raped, the article says:

‘More than 130 women were killed by men in 2017, with two in five cases involving excessive violence, a “harrowing” report has found.

Campaigning MP Jess Phillips has called the murder of women “an epidemic” in the wake of the latest Femicide Census and urged Prime Minister Theresa May to address the issue in “long overdue” legislation to tackle domestic abuse.

The report, drawn up by Women’s Aid, shows a rise in the number of killings from 2016, when there were 113, and 2015, when there were 119.’

Wild Birds Deliberately Killed

a small bird perched on a flower

In more bad news, it’s emerged in this MSN article the UK authorities are also deliberately killing off wild bird populations; I’d thought declining numbers are an indirect result of humanity, but it appears the problem also has an intentional factor!

On a brighter note, I’ve updated the mistYmuse news in this Midwinter  Solstice week with some new acronym gifts on this site’s sister site, travel25years.wordpress.com.