Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Bolek’s 1717 Words Open Letter to the Better You

“Oh Israel. Don't do to us what others did to you.”

Imagine. 33 BCE. H.G. Wells’s time machine parked at the Wall, and, I am delivering above plea to the citizens of Jerusalem. Shalem (שָׁלֵם), the City of Peace, the cradle of two billions of humans today who are guided by the worldview – Weltanschauung – similar to mine. Yes, this plea is a metaphor and product of a child-within-an-old-man. The schoolboy I refuse to abandon. But the rest of this Open Letter to the Better You is about our time. 2000 years forward.

Canada, circa 1990, the year I was earning my university tuition by planting trees.

Imagine. Small generic Canadian town. Homelike generic North American bar. Inside, bunch of generic Canadian bar patrons, plus a pack of my fellow tree-planters.  Two beefy local men are sitting close to me at the bar. In front of us small army of beer bottles Stands at Ease already. My two neighbors start generic bar conversation, but, when hearing my thick Slavic accent, they got curious, and ask me where I came from. “From Poland” I say. They both smile back. I even get a friendly pat from the heavily tattooed one who is sitting next to me.  But, blame my accent - or their geography teacher - what I hear back is: “Oh, from Holland”. This needs correction. So, I follow my English teacher advice. I pull my tongue to the back of my mouth. “Poland”, I say again.

“Polish death camps!” instantly proclaims the tattoo-man. His voice level (volume) several notches up. The sentence bounces couple of times between walls of the bar. For a second or two it interrupts all jolly conversations around. And then, it dies. But does it? No. Not at all. I sense that it gets inside the subconscious minds of all people here. As for the second man, it does the work it is supposed to do. Like in that Arabic tale, the a genie gets out of the bottle – his gene is the dark side of being a human.

With a smirk on his "happy" face he asks me: "Where was your grandpa stationed, man? At the death camp gate or at the gas chamber door?”

My step-grandfather was a good man. As a foreman, he was known to rather get in trouble with the system then abandon the right demands of his men. As a grandpa he was the perfect-father substitute passing love and guidance equally to all of his numerous step-grandchildren and …  quite a number of stray dogs and cats we were bringing home from time to time. Before, and during the war, he was selling railway tickets. When it comes to “reading” people’s faces, speech, dress or manner he must have been an expert. No doubt, he would recognize instantly any “running-away” Jew standing behind the ticket booth glass. No doubt, this was happening many times and on daily bases for the first couple of years of the war. Hundreds of Jews pass by? A thousand? Did he even once left his ticket booth to inform on a Jew to the German soldier guarding the railway stations’ exit door?

Some 50 years before that very day of “Polish Death Camps” slander, I went with my high school history class on a field-trip to Majdanek (concentration camp). This was the very day that killed my age-of-innocence. Just two pictures stained my naive and pure human soul forever. Dark dump room with a man-height-pile of glasses. I did not wear glasses, but I was bookish type of a child. Glasses were for reading books. Reading was for knowledge. Knowledge was for wisdom. Wisdom should be always turned into Good Not Evil. Then, another room, and another man-height-pile, this time a pile of human hair. Just one week before, I was expelled from my school and told by the school principal (authority) not to come back unless my "American hippie" long hair is removed from my head.

In the simplest of terms of a teenager: I’ve got it. Like that.

My parents and grandparents, like most of their generation, of any nationality - men, woman and children whose humanity was crashed by the caterpillars of the war machine - rarely were talking about their wartime. I suppose this is human mind’s trick to silence major trauma experiences. So, I carry with me a rather incomplete stories of their Lives-in-the-Time-of-Human-Monstrosity. But, I had excellent and, yes, impartial, history teachers. I was also taught dialectics and logic, yes, logic, at my first university. I stopped reading fiction (books) at the age of 14. But not book reading. And, not differently as with the numbers of trees I had planted for my adopted step-motherland as a high-baller career tree-planter - over million trees - I was, and still I am a voracious non-fiction book reader. I have acquired plenty of knowledge and, more importantly, the discipline how to use it impartially. Anyone who attempt to enforce on humanity a biased version of history, anyone whose Alma Mater is Google University and who took course on the subject of Holocaust that was 10 minutes in length, has no reasonable grounds and no moral rights to contradict this statement below:
Nazi Death Camps were never Polish Death Camps

Anyone who attempts to "write" self-serving version of history has no moral rights to accuse oters for "re-writing" history - Mr. Netanahu. History just happens. Historians document it. Indeed, many - too many - Poles of that time surely were direct or indirect Jew killers. Still, many who are counted as Poles were volksdeutsche (see Wikipedia). Thus, in legal terms, there were not Poles anymore. As it comes to human terms, apart form Germans, many Ukrainians, Russians, Latvians, Hungarians, … long list! ... must be also counted as well.

But what is the most important in our Holocaust discussion, is the stern reminder that the Death Camps were products of German state governed by Hitler and his Nazis party. Auschwitz, Treblinka, Majdanek were not product of Polish state or Polish government (in England at that time). The Death Camps just happened to be located on the Polish territory. And for the obvious reason. The secrecy. Poland was in the middle of territories occupied by the Germans. Goebbels’s propaganda machine could easily control the flow of information. And it did a perfect job. When Allied powers have learned about death camps? Check good impartial history book. If, any state should be accused of cooperation with that evil plan of Hitler, it was France Vichy (France State Railroads) as well as all other fascist or fascism-sympathetic states such as, for example, Italy, Slovakia, or Hungary. But wait my reader. There is more to it. What about some states that, more or less, refused to, or made it very difficult, to shelter European Jews escaping the crematoria of Death Camps? Does USA, does Canada should be called to the accused bench as well?

It is shocking irony that some Israelis of today are purposely creating - in the minds of many common men and worldwide - another ill-intention-ed folk-tale similar, for example, to that old one about Jewish secret ritual where Jews drunk blood of Christian babes. Since the Europe’s Dark Ages thousands of innocent Jews were killed because of this "faked news". At the end, millions were murdered in supposedly civilized and enlightened Europe.

Back to personal level. All my best high-school pals were of Jewish descent. They all were top students, by the way too. My good (Polish) university friend is a “Half-Jew” who, after fall of communism (if such ever existed), dedicated his all life to bring back the Jewishness to our (big) town. His one-man successful endeavor is of such grand scale that he should be granted the honorary Israeli citizenship. Myself, I boosted up my cosmopolitan self-esteem when I have “googled out” that I might be a Part-Jew as well. And, to my delight, I have learned that, I might be a distant relative to Carl Sagan – the hero of my teenage-hood.      

I am reading now one book about Revenge and another one about Anthropocene. This is labeled these days as “continued education” I believe. But for me it is not just about gaining more knowledge. More importantly, it is all about enriching as well as correcting my (hard earned) Worldview.

Raised in Christian-Enlightenment tradition that rejects “eye-for-eye” directive, now, I have to accept that revenge is part of hard-wired human character and timeless tool of self-governance by human communities. Yet, I still agree with the book's author, that evil is always born when the goal of revenge is to harm others rather then to correct dysfunctions or bring back peace to human community.

I am extremely lucky. I grew up and I am still living as the rare generation of Europeans who had never experienced a war. But, I may offer one more epic distinction to my fellow babe boomer generation worldwide.  We might have been born at the same time when the Anthropocene epoch started. At least according to some academics. I, a common man, want to bring to your attention a different kind of conclusion here now. Anthropocene refers to happenings and changes in material world. But to be a human - "Anthropo" from Greek - is more than that. It must be more than. Fear this. Maybe, hundred years form now, a post-human academic will propose to start counting the-age-of-humans from the time when we have build our first Death Camps.

There were never Polish Death Camps. And for the sake of this argument not even "Nazi Death Camps". These were Our Death Camps. The evil of Holocaust was that the dark side of any and each individual (separate) person was consolidated into one monstrous-state-run murderous operation. Factories of death. The tragedy of Holocausts was, and still is, that State - and its new collaborator, Internet – are able to pull out from the confinements of our personal genie bottle the ugly part of human character. “Something” what all decent humans – I hope you and me - work so hard all life to suppress and control. And, all this happens against our personal and communal will, again and again. Just google “world news”.

BoWe, Vancouver, 2018-02-28

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Should Mr. Snow Man be hanged or glorified or canonized ? - On Our Addiction to Big Media and Our Submission to Movie Celebrities.

Should Mr. Snow Man be hanged or glorified or canonized ?  -- On Our Addiction to Big Media and Our Submission to Movie Celebrities.

This writing was prompted by me watching Big-Media reporter talking to a Hollywood star and asking him "does he consider Mr. Snow Man a hero or a traitor?" Without a blink in his eye the celebrity man answered "traitor". When asked "why" he went into visible shock, moved his lips a bit - yes a reflex only - and, brain-dead, was unable to explain his original statement.

In instant, I've (rationally) speculated that this few-second broadcast permanently cemented the opinion of thousands of ordinary people. Maybe millions of viewers. After all it was Big-Media.

I am pointing here to the fact, as well as the curse of modern life : The Big-Media-and-Movie-Celebrities symbiotic relationship.

It is -- business motivated ! -- practice of Big-Media to target Movie Celebrities as opinion-makers on every topic that is "hot" on airways. The sick part is the hypocrisy of Big-Media. On one hand, they tell us that their mandate is objective (rational?) journalism. On the other, they bombard us with "junk" journalism like the above example where the obvious target was not the opinion per se but (any) Movie-Celebrity. Why? Because, and only because, Movie-Celebrity would attract more audience ... and more revenue.

So, who are Movie-Celebs as opinion-makers ? The vast majority of them, no doubt. Let's suppress for few minutes our hardwired herd-ape submission to authority (celebrity) and ask self clearly:

Who (the hell) is Movie-Celebrity as a trustworthy opinion-maker ?

Your beloved Movie-Celeb is, most likely (way!) more attractive physically then you. Also, he or she is most likely a thinker like you - a man or a woman with average intelligence. But, is he or she more knowledgeable on given topic than you ? I dare say: "Certainly not !"

Just compare the daily schedules of both of you.

Most of the day you work to survive. The rest of the day you rest, grab a beer (optional) and surf news channels on something that have grabbed your attention. Like for example, should Mr. Snow Man be hanged or glorified or canonized which includes exercising the first and the second action in order stated at the beginning of this sentence.

Most of the day your idol works hard to hold to his / her status as a Celeb. The rest of the day he or she spends celebrating (again, hard!) his / her Celeb status.

Now, I will ask you to write an imaginary email to your (any) Movie-Celeb asking for an advice on investing your hard earned money for retirement, or maybe to choose for you the right treatment for your cancer (sorry for shocking example), or give you definite answer who is right, creationists or scientists.

Big-Media did. As for you? Good luck.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Yes! It is conspiracy! - Mark Zucerberg translates to "Sugar Mountain"

Yes! It is conspiracy! - Mark Zucerberg translates to "Sugar Mountain"

Yesterday, I got a pay-as-you-go Nokia cellphone with Windows software. Today, I've learned that the only way to control my phone is to use Windows “Zune” software. In the same insulting way as the previous Windows word-processing software – the animated barking puppy dog – the first thing the Zune ask you is “who are your three favorite singers” or something at this line.

My phone has a pre-installed little app to send a survey to Nokia (which they will choose to delete instantly).

So I painstakingly taped this with my arthritic fingers:

With Windows app you are not only useless but also insulting human intelligence - who gave you rights to treat me like a retard whose only purpose in life is to seek millions of songs, watch videos of cats, and share with the rest of the world that I just farted after eating beans. You are just part of other money thirsty digital barons who commit genocide of human intelligence - Bolek Wesolowski”

I was always puzzled why the “digital barons” - this term is copyrighted by me now :) - do commit the genocide of human intelligence. Men like Mr. B. Gates, Mr-Late S. Jobs, etc. are/were very intelligent. After all, to get from rags to riches (translate as: “to live American dream”) you need above average intelligence of some kind – “Some kind” Thanks God! Some say, they are different kinds of intelligence not just one.

Our digital barons are guilty of turning the Internet into a sugar maintain. Yes, Mr. Zucerberg, a sugar mountain. It rises big, white, tasty and tempting above the horizon. Who can resist sugar ? Practically speaking no living creature can. You force all of us (iTunes, Zune, etc) to crawl an mass like cockroaches at night to get a bit of your bite.

Sugar is empty food!

The men of the past and present who dedicated their lives to made your very life safe, comfortable and meaningful – wheel, law of thermodynamics, penicillin, E= mc2 – did not had a library of millions songs, watched the video of a funny looking cat all day long and did not run all day around the Florence to tell (twitt) to every citizen that they had great fart after eating bean soup.

Mr. Zucerberg and others digital barons, I accuse you of committing the genocide of human intelligence.

Bolek Wesolowski


What level of IQ has the Facebook programmer or VIP who emails me every week that four new friends are waiting for me on Facebook? Always FOUR friends. OK, I know, it is a scam to make me to open Facebook page so you can earn some money from advertisement. I understand this. But is it so difficult Mr. Zuckerberg to write a simple code that will ask me one time that one friend is there and another time that there are four, of six maybe. How much money this individual gets paid ? Give me his monthly salary and will will learn to code and I write more intelligent program.         

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Lessons in history are lessons not listened to.

 An article on BBC website make me wander (again) why lessons in history are lessons not listened to by most power seekers..

I applied logic to one of statements there and came out with this twiit:
"Turkish boss disappoints vine lovers saying he can not understand why people have sex when they could just masturbate."

All this brings back to my memory:
  1. Year 1972,
  2. a passport office in my home town
  3. and a communist official who refused to grant me a passport.
His argument was as follow: Why do you want to see Alps ?. Tatra are mountains too.

Note to the reader: Alps are in France. Tatra Mountain are in my motherland.


1. Thanks you God – You keep Alps and Tatra Mountains in place.
2. Thanks you God – You keeps me alive so I can spread this story.
3. Thanks you God – You send this man who tried to play god to oblivion.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Wikipedia for me is taste of "the better world" that I wish to live in before I expire.

Long time ago, people built Babel tower to show how great spices they are. But God destroyed the tower and made men to to speak many languages so they would not understand each other. Hopefully, god figured it out, they (humans) will fight and kill each other as well.

Right now the people are building another tower - the Internet. Sadly, it appears that the destroyers this time will be Ourselves -- or more correctly, our human Masters.

Some Great Walls are visible form the moon (Great China Wall), some are history (Berlin Wall). Some have foundations already in place (Look mindfully around and inside yourself to name them). Some are invisible like the wall that separates the slave men and free men or the wall that separates still men and walking men.

The Walkin' Men' Blog

Did you ever noticed this very clever Imperialist Internet Business Model (do not blame Americans -- Americans are humans and whoever you are you are A human too).

It goes like that: You get very cleaver idea how to make 1$ to become $1,000,000 in short time (read: lifetime of your investor). You get big cash from Vulture Investors. You start big. You offer everything free. You get millions of customers (hell! who doesn't want free lunch). Slowly, step by step, you start to "monetize" your business. How? Too long explanation for this blog. Just study the history of all "rugs to rich" websites like Twitter for example.

So maybe when you finish masturbating yourself on your Twitter, Blogger, Facebook, etc account, have some green tea (it makes your brain working again) and you may notice that you also use websites that do not sodomize you with the bronze penis of that Wall Street Bull.


By sipping your home made green tea you had just saved $3 on your daily Starbucks latte. Also note ( most important ) Starbucks Inc will not make your IQ higher on long terms. But Wikipedia will do. They ask for your help to keep their website free form commerce. Make it. Donate.  Click the link below and have your latte the day after tomorrow.

Support Wiipedia

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Supreme Terrorist punishes Vancouver, BC on Sat. 20/2010 AC

City-Citizens sometimes suddenly abandon their streets. For example, a football match or black death epidemic or … when all goes white. At least practically all Vancouverites do that.

“Environment Canada warning: Heavy snow expected in Vancouver at night.”

The early morning walk around the block without sight of a pedestrian or car. Nice! Even nicer, to walk a virgin walking paths in city park. Being The FIRST in this overcrowded and racing human hive. Oh, it feels good. Thank you Supreme Terrorist.

Vancouver, 2010-11-20

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The red poppy is pinned to my heart (Remembrance Day)

Nov. 11th, 2010 (Remembrance Day)

Did your red poppy pinned to your heart successfully hid blood on your hands?

I am walking to my university library to escape the all-day-rain. It is November 11th today. Remembrance day. Supposedly one to remember the war (1st World War) that was supposed to be “the war that ended all wars.”

If all these water drops falling from the dark sky – where the havens are supposedly – where human tears, that heavy rain I am walking through today is well timed. After all, in our supposedly random universe, it could be sunny day today or maybe one with just a little sprinkle from the sky.

I walk, hooded. Do I look like a pious monk or sinister assassin?, I wonder. I am hooded, and I do look at my feet. But it is not because of my shame. I just want to avoid puddles and keep my socks dry. After all I wear sandals. No, I am not mimicking Christ. I just love sandals.

I walk by the third red poppy, lost by others, laying on the sidewalk and drenched by that rain. “Rain of our communal tears?” – a though sparks in my brain. Since I have to look down in order to avoid the puddles, I can not avoid seeing my own red poppy pinned to my jacket - men made, organic fiber, fair trade jacket from trendy Mountain Co-opp. No, I am talking about the red poppy here. It is the jacket - stupid.

I am walking in the rain. The spark-though ignites an arc of thoughts and one more “Bolek's Gold though” is spit out off my brain:

“We all would like to have all sociopaths / psychopaths behind the bars but aren't we actually the one as a whole. BoWe_2010”

Inside the safe heavens – read: any place at the University that has a roof – I google “ psychopaths” and “sociopath” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antisocial_personality_disorder and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychopathy) to check validity of my recent enlightenment. It appears, I am correct.

It is almost one hundred years since the men-kind, shocked and ashamed with his own inhumanity, proclaimed the latest war of his, “the war that will end all wars.” In order not to betray his own pledge the men-kind pinned the red poppy to his heart and then .. stepped into the usual business: WW2, Colonial War, Cold War, Holly War, Just War, Humanitarian War and the most insane of all wars – the mother of all wars – the War to end the Wars.

Bolek's nut ! you may declare. Excuse me! What about the following: “Persistent lying or stealing ; Apparent lack of remorse or empathy for others ; Cruelty to animals -- especially human animals (my own addition to this definition) ; Poor behavioral controls — expressions of irritability, annoyance, impatience, threats, aggression, and verbal abuse; inadequate control of anger and temper ; A history of childhood conduct disorder ; Recurring difficulties with the law ; Promiscuity ; Tendency to violate the boundaries and rights of others ; Aggressive, often violent behavior; prone to getting involved in fights ; Inability to tolerate boredom ; Disregard for right and wrong ; Poor or abusive relationships ; Irresponsible work behavior ; Disregard for safety.” You See! A sociopath. I was right.

Copyright 2010 by Bolek Wesolowski