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Ecuador – Part12

Posted on Mar 03 2004 under Diary of the ONE | Tags: , , , , ,

Guaiquil is the second capital of Ecuador, a port city on the southwest coast. The sprawling industrial city & commercial port of Ecuador, it is through Guaiquil trade flows to & fro with the rest of the world.
In the past this has been a very dangerous place for gringos, it still is if you venture off into the suburbs at night, although the city now seems cleaner & safer than Quito. I am told that recently a new governor was voted in; you can see the improvements in policing, cleanliness, hygiene & pollution. Quito at present has no police presence giving the blaggers a free run of the city. Before both cities were completely corrupt, officials getting rich while chaos reigned on the streets.
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Ecuador -Part14

Posted on Mar 02 2004 under Diary of the ONE | Tags: , , ,

Have you noticed how people when earning considerably more than they once had, soon forget their past along with their friends. As your earnings grow you start to move with different people (usually with more money than your previous crowd of friends) you need to buy better belongings; cloths, shoes, cars & houses all change. People move house into different areas & mix with more wealthy people; views, opinions & attitudes slowly change, the past gets forgotten as you are born into your new life.
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Ecuador – Part13

Posted on Mar 02 2004 under Diary of the ONE | Tags: , , ,

It’s all about our programming, our internal operating system, the information that has been programmed into us by the governments, rulers & religions. This information or truth is flawed, incorrect & it’s acting like a virus eating away at the very fabric of our society bringing manifestations of increasingly negative degree.
Time Is, all of us need to awake from our sub conscious programming, our slave slumber, work at taking control & command of our own thoughts & emotions, create our own positive actions & reactions for our future evolution.

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Ecuador -Part 1

Posted on Feb 15 2004 under Diary of the ONE | Tags: , , , , , ,

It seems like once again I’m bored, bored of work, board of putting up with the restraints & restrictions of living in a society that is organised, governed & exploited by those privileged enough to have attained to seats of money & power.

Once you enter the arena that is business & politics your ethics & moralities can easily be swayed by the force of the man with the money or by the promises of the elusive, exclusive investors or big deal.
Many times had I found that the next gig is in Dutcha Bank, Morgan Stanley, Credit Swiss, Andersons, KPMG or any other big nasty financial or consulting company? It gets worse you can include Microsoft, Vodaphone, Cisco, BAT, MoD, the list goes on. I find myself working for the very people I have so much disagreement with, this gives me a unique fly on the wall situation.
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Ecuador -Part 2

Posted on Feb 15 2004 under Diary of the ONE | Tags: , , , , , ,

Lets be honest it’s the people that get on my tits, right from the top table of directors, through management & down through the staff. I have sat through about a billion conferences, working as a sound engineer, most designed to motivate or to promote a new product or new management directive.

They are all giving similar messages, they are all trying to grow their market share, control overheads & please their shareholders. That is about it,

To be honest from what I see, and it’s the same situation with the government, these so called leaders, heads of the game don’t have a clue, their past principals & values & their understandings are all based & from Victorian, Empirical, ideals of the world. The wealthy control & have all, the rest are nothing but slaves to the wimp & fads of the so formed elite society.
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Ecuador -Part 5

Posted on Feb 15 2004 under Diary of the ONE | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Only a few days ago I went to see “We were soldiers” at the time it was all that was on worth a look, I had my doubts, war, not really my scene.

It was “in fact” a very well made, un-bias & fair film re-creating the realistic pointlessness to war. The film focused on one particular battle of the Vietnam war, the first, where American troops & the Vietcong met in combat.

It portrays the senseless pursuit of the Americans from the outset of the war. It exposes the big reason/cover-up/excuse as “Communism”. Hugh propaganda was created by the American government to rally the US people round the action for war, war against the “evil communists”. Now in 2004, some 35 years later they still use the same religious garbage to sanctify war on “the axis of evil” America should look deep at its own ruling elite to understand the experience that is “evil”
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Ecuador -Part 4

Posted on Feb 15 2004 under Diary of the ONE | Tags: , , , , ,

Anyway, back to the bar in Houston airport. I found my way out of the airport & over to a nasty, windy, paved corner area where the smokers were forced to hang out, I lit up, sucking hard and fast to get my hit, I chatted with a couple of other sub humans.

Then I walked back into the airport, feeling surprisingly dizzy, I take my place as I cue up at main security to the entrance of the departure gates. Security was at an all time high due to Sept11. (Don’t get me started)
The security guards stand glaring at me with searing eyes, me an unbalanced man, big smile, with no hand luggage just a small disposable lighter which I am asked to place in the tray so it can go through to be x-rayed?.
I smile, portable metal detector is run over my body & I return to my seat at the bar still dizzy. I repeat this process 3 more times before I board the plane to Quito.

During my second beer at the bar a very Texan looking Texan turns to me and asks quite out of the blue.
“So what do ya think of George Bush & Tony Blair’s stance against Iraq?”

I don’t think much could have prepared the poor man for the onslaught of retort that was my reply.
“All Texans & especially G.W.Bush just want to control & sell as much oil & as many arms as possible & damned with the consequences. Blair is just stupid enough not to see the truth and weak enough not to stand alone without America & paranoid that without Americans “Special relationship” Briton would pale into insignificancy on the world stage & our influence disappear.”

The Texans face was a picture as he asked “Do all you Brits feel the same way?”

You could see the waves of relief as I explained that the British people were also too lost or concerned with there own ambitions & self interest to even know let alone know or show they care. ”

The Americans are worse in my opinion, so wrapped up in their constitutional rights. All living the so called “American dream” in the best country in the world, unfortunately most is totally uneducated to anything outside good old U S of A.

Over 95% of the population don’t have passports & have never been outside the US.
Don’t you find this frightening given how fair & bias the media reporting in the US?

At present in Iraq, G W Bush is following in his father’s footsteps trying to oust Saddam, trying to get their hands on Iraqi oil. Their excuse to enter the country against the wishes of the UN Security Council was “Weapons of mass destruction!”
Most of which were conceived, designed, engineered, funded & realised in the US using US tax payer’s dollars.
Now supposedly in the wrong hands, (I ask who’s are the right hands?)

Recently it was reported that America had separated the most deadly flu virus to date, with NO known cure or antidote, why should they need to follow these routes, our playing will on day result in disastrous consequences.

We are now still in Iraq acting as law enforcement, overseeing the transition to an elected Iraqi government. Times are very unsettled with much resentment rising within the Iraqi people, much focused on the ways of the American military. Having captured Saddam & killed (murdered/assassinated) his sons, the country is in turmoil; there is a lack of belief in an American occupation, they do not feel the liberation that was promised.

As they entered into the war pushing for the green light they had no idea what they were going to put in place to get the country back on its feet in the aftermath. They seem more interested in which companies from which countries are going to profit hugely from the securing of commercial contracts to rebuild the devastation of the service infrastructures caused by the massive allied bombardment. Why do you think it is we like to blow shit up so much? Yes, we get paid to rebuild it.

We need to wage war, test our weapons systems, and show our might to the world. The companies & shareholders involved in the design & the manufacturing of all weapons & munitions stand to make huge payoffs when a war is sanctioned.

Who do ya recon owns the shares, sits on the board of directors or is the company chairman? Who stands to make the money?

Going by America’s past history, only a short one of some 400 years, if any country should be disarmed & or sanctioned to comply to UN agreements & law amendments it should be the US.

Nuclear arsenals, chemical & biological weapons, black ops, election rigging, assignation, the whole shi-bang comes out of the US. So much potential for peace is lost& replaced by paranoid misplaced beliefs. Quite rightly so, the motivations of most American businesses is only money, self interest & dumb greed, “Nada mas”

Why it is so hard for most to see through the veil of lies that is the United States of America. They are masters of deception & cover-up, scapegoats & dead ends, they want power, nothing more and nothing less will do.

Ecuador -Part 6

Posted on Feb 15 2004 under Diary of the ONE | Tags: , , , , ,

One small example of how we can all effect individual companies or products, it must be nearly ten years ago at the beginnings of my sound engineering journey.

I was on the way to a gig with a friend Ezer another sound engineer. Sometime during the journey I needed petrol and pulled into the first garage that came along, which happened to be a Shell garage, I had given it no thought. As we pulled in Ezer asked “why had I stopped at a Shell garage?”

“Its petrol init” I replied.
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Ecuador -Part 7

Posted on Feb 15 2004 under Diary of the ONE | Tags: , , , ,

We landed in Quito around 10.30pm, Ecuador’s mountain capital is in the north of the country high up in the Andes (2800m above sea level) the mountainous views are outstanding, boasting three visible (on a clear day) active volcanoes. Cotopaxi the largest, towers to 6000m above sea level, shaped like an enormous funnelled cone covered on the top third by snow, a truly wondrous sight.

Quito seems to sprawl out to fill all the available building gaps between the mountains, from the old town in the south through and on into the new towns & its suburbs to the north.
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Ecuador -Part 8

Posted on Feb 15 2004 under Diary of the ONE | Tags: , , ,

Life is certainly cheap, the people have always been poor and the politicians & big business have always been corrupt. They rush around the city “As if they own it” in the big American blacked out 4×4’s, police escort, sirens wailing.

The locals call them “cabrones” the thief/rat.

The majority of the Latin people seem humble and genuine, possibly a result of not having too much in life like the west, great value is placed on family & friends.

When my ex Cecilia first moved to England from Ecuador around 7 years ago her first impressions were, I Quote
“You English you’re so cold, you have no respect, no love. All you are concerned with is money & status”
She went on to explain in disbelief about how we treat our parents when they get old. “You just send them away to a home when they are too much trouble, this would never happen in our country” You know what, she’s dead right; you would be hard pushed to find a nursing home in Latin America. Read more »





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