Frattura Interna

Posted in Literature, Philosophy on January 22, 2011 by Aksyn Elek



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Areth: “Il mondo ride: io piango dentro… Vite sgualcite, sguardi vuoti, ordinaria alienazione: non cogli anche tu il clangore di questo cosmo in necrosi?”

Theros: “Sì, ma ho imparato a conviverci, scacciando l’incombente vacuità dell’umana follia…”

Areth: “Ah, insegna anche a me, te ne prego… Come posso eludere questo aracnico male? Come posso superare questa sorda incomprensione, che mi avvilisce e riduce a un malessere cronico?”

Theros: “Mettiti una maschera… E quando ne avrai la possibilità , tuffati nell’ombra… Al sole cresce il germe malato…”

Areth: “Una maschera… Ahimè, non mi sarà facile respirare!”

Theros: “Imparerai… Proverbio vuole che da necessità sorga virtù… Guardati intorno: non c’è nulla che tu possa fare per sradicare questo male… Dal momento che non puoi combatterlo, impara a conoscerlo, familiarizza con esso, addentrati nelle sue più intime strutture, e, quando ti sentirai pronto, provocane la frattura interna, mordendolo al cuore…”

Areth: “Sembra essere tutto chiaro… Ma dove potrò mai trovare la forza per compiere una simile impresa?”

Theros: “Domanda banale e scontata la tua: dove, se non in te stesso?! T’è mai capitato d’imbatterti nell’imago tuo riflesso, di contemplarla e studiarla a fondo, senza deviarne l’attenzione? Avrai pur avvertito anche tu un ineffabile senso di disagio, quasi quel volto in realtà non ti appartenesse… Ebbene, amico mio, non sempre l’apparenza inganna… Purtroppo, non tutte le rondini riescono a far ritorno al nido… Allo stesso modo, la reale conoscenza delle cose è ai più preclusa…”

Areth: “Il velo di Maya…”

Theros: “Proprio così…”

Areth: “… non otterremo mai alcuna spiegazione se non avremo prima conquistato il completo controllo e la piena comprensione di noi stessi…”





Theros: “Arguta deduzione… Che cosa sai di te stesso?”

Areth: “Tutto e niente…”

Theros: “Cogli allora quest’occasione per estendere i tuoi orizzonti…”

Areth: “In che modo potrei riuscirvi, o maestro?”

Theros: “Inala il dolore, assapora la sconfitta, abbraccia la cattiva sorte, scruta il buio, ascolta il mormorio della morte: diventa tutt’uno col male, senza mai cedervi… Soltanto così ti saranno svelati i misteri dell’Assoluto, dacchè l’umana dimensione congloba due forze opposte e complementari, la cui disarmonica compenetrazione si finalizza in questa vita…”

Areth: “Dunque non possiamo sapere, se non carpendo l’essenza di entrambi i principi, male e bene… Ma come si può essere certi di tutto ciò?”

Theros: “Non esistono certezze, solo supposizioni… Questo dualismo sussisterebbe soltanto nelle sfere inferiori: ho ragione di credere che il regno dell’Assoluto rifletta la perfetta identità tra le due matrici. Ma quale sia il nostro ruolo in tutto ciò, rimarrà per sempre un’incognita… (forse la sola morte può far luce…)”

Areth: “Non possiamo pertanto escludere nulla… Nessuno può dire che cosa ci riservi il ‘Nous’…”

Theros: “Penso non ci sia concesso nemmeno immaginarlo… La nostra mente limitata non ne soddisferebbe i requisiti…”

Areth: “…”


16 Marzo 2010,


Boris Briozzo

Come Incerto Melpomenico Canto

Posted in Literature on January 22, 2011 by Aksyn Elek



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Cerco di alzare lo sguardo, ma la luce è troppo forte… Accecato, indietreggio, riparandomi all’ombra d’un mesto faggio… Grida strozzate mi torcono l’animo… Mi volto: un cane nero, gli occhi sanguinanti, arranca fievolmente… Lontano odo indifferente il mormorio d’un rivo: mi sta chiamando, come incerto melpomenico canto… Incosciente mi avvicino… Fragoroso ‘l batter d’ali d’un corvo nero, mi fermo, lo squadro… Brilla nell’iride sua un bagliore sinistro, funesto presagio… Quand’ecco che dall’acqua diafana, sorge confusa un’ombra velenosa, l’aere sempre più greve, sempre più intensi e soffocati i guaiti del quadrupede… Mi sforzo di mettere a fuoco quel volto ignoto e consumato, ma quanto più tento, tanto più velocemente piombo in stato catatonico… Ora è più forte, più nitido il suo richiamo… Avanzo, sospinto da forze disconosciute, la fronte imperlata di sudore, il corpo rigido, intorpidito, le mani fredde e tremolanti… Man mano che mi avvicino, più assordante si fa il rombo che pulsa indomito nella mia testa… Scaglie di violacea energia percuotono l’etere, sfidando la materia, cuocendola: radiosa armonia di luce. Strabuzzo gli occhi, avverto attanagliante un senso di nausea, disorientamento, spossatezza, ma non riesco a distogliere il guardo: cacofonica visione!! Quel volto taurino, che all’inizio avrei giurato mi fosse sconosciuto, cominciava ad assumere ora una fisionomia familiare, non per questo meno angosciante… Il corvo gracchia rauco; lentamente nelle mie nari s’insinua odor di putrida morte… E sento vaporoso il fiato caldo della bestia cornuta, brivido acceso di dolore… Cado in ginocchio, spezzato da una ventata di pensieri insani e immagini remote, gli occhi intrisi di porpora, fissi al suolo, ora cosparso di cenere… “Guardami” – soggiunge l’oscuro figuro… Alzo la testa, come pungolato da uno spasimo: “Chi sei??” gli blatero, il tono avvolto da profonda inquietudine; dietro di me il cane nero cominciò a sfregare convulsamente gli artigli a terra, modulando latrati sempre più concitati… “Io…” ruggì, la voce più tagliente di una lama “…io sono il Demonio…”… Una violenta sensazione di freddo mi pervase senza indugio, paralizzandomi… E potei sentire il sangue colarmi abbondante giù dagli occhi e intonare languide note di dolore, al contatto con l’acqua… “No, no… non è vero!!!” scoppiai in un singulto disperato, il labbro inferiore vibrava nervoso… Sentii nuovamente quel dolce canto di donna, ma questa volta non seppi individuarne il luogo d’origine, quasi provenisse da un’altra dimensione… “Il vostro regno è giunto alla fine…” modulò in tono rugginoso, gutturale, trascinando liquosamente le parole… “Cosa???” – bofonchiai con un filo di voce, le mani avvinghiate attorno alla nuca… Uno sciame schiamazzante di corvi annerì il cielo, maligno frastuono cigolante… Calò il Buio: sola risplendeva di luce malata quella sagoma fieramente animalesca… D’un tratto esplode un silenzio soprannaturale; la materia comincia a deformarsi e mi sento lentamente sprofondare, al di là del tempo e dello spazio, oltre ogni umana concezione, in un’altra sfera sensoriale… “Perché???” urlo a squarciagola “Che cosa sta succedendo???”… Ancora quel canto, sembra volermi consolare… “La vostra insignificante esistenza, non merita di proseguire il suo corso…” la testa di toro si pronuncia, solenne… “Non sono bastati millenni di stragi, depravazione e soprusi, a cambiare la vostra natura… Tutto ciò pare quasi averla guastata più di quanto già non fosse marcia… La vostra società crolla a pezzi: ipocrisia, corruzione, decadenza di ogni valore, cieca brama di potere… E’ il trionfo del vizio, il baratro della virtù… Non avete fatto altro che disseminare terrore, lasciando ovunque traccia del vostro venefico progresso, calpestando la natura e la vita in molteplici modi… Davvero ammirevole il vostro impegno proteso a cotale auto-distruzione… Avete invocato il mio nome per tutto questo tempo… Ora eccomi qui, al vostro cospetto, mie sordide creature, risoluto a prendermi ciò che mi spetta e ad aprirvi le porte del mio regno: la Morte…”… Sono rimasto in coma per ben 2 anni… Non ricordo altro…


17 Febbraio 2010,


Boris Briozzo




Radiations Induced Mutations

Posted in Enviroment on January 22, 2011 by Aksyn Elek



 

18 Mar, 02:21 PM

 

The animals living in the contaminated area near the site of Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine are much worse affected by radioactive pollution than it’s generally thought, says a study made public Wednesday.
The study illustrates that the numbers of bumble-bees, butterflies, spiders, grasshoppers and other invertebrates were lower in contaminated sites than other areas because of high levels of radiation left over from the blast more than 20 years ago, Reuters reports.

The findings challenge earlier research that suggested animal populations were rebounding around the site of the Chernobyl explosion in Ukraine, which forced thousands to abandon their homes and evacuate the area.

Estimates of the number of deaths directly related to the accident vary. The World Health Organization estimates the figure at 9,000, while the environmental group Greenpeace predicts an eventual death toll of 93,000.

“We were amazed to see that there had been no studies on this subject,” Anders Moller, a researcher at the National Center for Scientific Research in France, who led the study, said in a telephone interview.

“Ours was the first study to focus on the abundance of animal populations.”

Researchers said they had compared animal populations in radioactive areas with less contaminated plots and found that some were nearly depleted of animal life.

“There are areas with an abundance of 100 animals per square meter,” Moller said. “And then there are areas with less than one specimen per square meter on average; the same goes for all groups of species.”

The researchers also found that animals living near the Chernobyl reactor — which was covered in a protective shell after it exploded in April 1986 — had more deformities, including discoloration and stunted limbs, than normal.

“Usually (deformed) animals get eaten quickly, as it’s hard to escape if your wings are not the same length,” Moller said. “In this case we found a high incidence of deformed animals.”

The findings challenge the view of Chernobyl as ecologically sound, despite the fact that Ukrainian officials have turned it into a nature reserve, with wolves, bison and bears.

Earlier research into the area ignored the fact that animal populations had grown unimpeded in the absence of humans for many years after the blast, Moller said.

“We wanted to ask the question: Are there more or fewer animals in the contaminated areas? Clearly there were fewer,” said Moller, who has worked on Chernobyl since 1991.

While researchers focused on the 30 kilometer radius around the Chernobyl reactor, the fallout from the explosion covered a vast swathe of Eastern Europe, including parts of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.

The findings probably apply to those areas as well, Moller said, adding that any decontamination effort was unlikely due to the extent of the fallout.


Source: www.mosnews.com/world/2009/03/18/chernobyl

 

 

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Chernobyl Nuclear Accident

Posted in Enviroment on January 22, 2011 by Aksyn Elek





Date and Time of the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident:

The Chernobyl nuclear accident occurred on Saturday, April 26, 1986, at 1:23:58 a.m. local time.
Location of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station:

The V.I. Lenin Memorial Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station was located in Ukraine, near the town of Pripyat, which had been built to house power station employees and their families. The power station was in a wooded, marshy area near the Ukraine-Belarus border, approximately 18 kilometers northwest of the city of Chernobyl and 100 km north of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine.

Background on the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident:

The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station included four nuclear reactors, each capable of producing one gigawatt of electric power. At the time of the accident, the four reactors produced about 10 percent of the electricity used in Ukraine.
Construction of the Chernobyl power station began in the 1970s. The first of the four reactors was commissioned in 1977, and Reactor No. 4 began producing power in 1983. When the accident occurred in 1986, two other nuclear reactors were under construction.

The Chernobyl Nuclear Accident:

On April 26, 1986, the operating crew planned to test whether the Reactor No. 4 turbines could produce enough energy to keep the coolant pumps running until the emergency diesel generator was activated in case of an external power loss. During the test, power surged unexpectedly, causing an explosion and driving temperatures in the reactor to more than 2,000 degrees Celsius—melting the fuel rods, igniting the reactor’s graphite covering, and releasing a cloud of radiation into the atmosphere.

Causes of the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident:

The precise causes of the accident are still uncertain, but it is generally bhttps://aksynelek.wordpress.com/?p=34&preview=trueelieved that the series of incidents that led to the explosion, fire and nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl was caused by a combination of reactor design flaws and operator error.

Loss of Life from the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident:

By mid-2005, fewer than 60 deaths could be linked directly to Chernobyl—mostly workers who were exposed to massive radiation during the accident or children who developed thyroid cancer.
Estimates of the eventual death toll from Chernobyl vary widely. A 2005 report by the Chernobyl Forum—eight U.N. organizations—estimated the accident eventually would cause about 4,000 deaths. Greenpeace places the figure at 93,000 deaths, based on information from the Belarus National Academy of Sciences.

Physical Health Effects Linked to the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident:

The Belarus National Academy of Sciences estimates 270,000 people in the region around the accident site will develop cancer as a result of Chernobyl radiation and that 93,000 of those cases are likely to be fatal.
Another report by the Center for Independent Environmental Assessment of the Russian Academy of Sciences found a dramatic increase in mortality since 1990—60,000 deaths in Russia and an estimated 140,000 deaths in Ukraine and Belarus—probably due to Chernobyl radiation.

Psychological Effects of the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident:

The biggest challenge facing communities still coping with the fallout of Chernobyl is the psychological damage to 5 million people in Belarus, Ukraine and Russia.
“The psychological impact is now considered to be Chernobyl’s biggest health consequence,” said Louisa Vinton, of the UNDP. “People have been led to think of themselves as victims over the years, and are therefore more apt to take a passive approach toward their future rather than developing a system of self-sufficiency.”

Countries and Communities Affected by the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident:

Seventy percent of the radioactive fallout from Chernobyl landed in Belarus, affecting more than 3,600 towns and villages, and 2.5 million people. The radiation contaminated soil, which in turn contaminates crops that people rely on for food. Many regions in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine are likely to be contaminated for decades.
Radioactive fallout carried by the wind was later found in sheep in the UK, on clothing worn by people throughout Europe, and in rain in the United States.

Chernobyl Status and Outlook:

The Chernobyl accident cost the former Soviet Union hundreds of billions of dollars, and some observers believe it may have hastened the collapse of the Soviet government.
After the accident, Soviet authorities resettled more than 350,000 people outside the worst areas, including all 50,000 people from nearby Pripyat, but millions of people continue to live in contaminated areas.

After the breakup of the Soviet Union, many projects intended to improve life in the region were abandoned, and young people began to move away to pursue careers and build new lives in other places.

“In many villages, up to 60 percent of the population is made up of pensioners,” said Vasily Nesterenko, director of the Belrad Radiation Safety and Protection Institute in Minsk. “In most of these villages, the number of people able to work is two or three times lower than normal.”

After the accident, Reactor No. 4 was sealed, but the Ukranian government allowed the other three reactors to keep operating because the country needed the power they provided. Reactor No. 2 was shut down after a fire damaged it in 1991, and Reactor No. 1 was decommissioned in 1996. In November 2000, the Ukranian president shut down Reactor No. 3 in an official ceremony that finally closed the Chernobyl facility.

But Reactor No. 4, which was damaged in the 1986 explosion and fire, is still full of radioactive material encased inside a concrete barrier, called a sarcophagus, that is aging badly and needs to be replaced. Water leaking into the reactor carries radioactive material throughout the facility and threatens to seep into the groundwater.

The sarcophagus was designed to last about 30 years, and current designs would create a new shelter with a lifetime of 100 years. But radioactivity in the damaged reactor would need to be contained for 100,000 years to ensure safety. That is a challenge not only for today, but for many generations to come.

Source: http://environment.about.com/od/chernobyl/p/chernobyl.htm





End the Nuclear Age

Posted in Enviroment on January 22, 2011 by Aksyn Elek



Greenpeace has always fought – and will continue to fight – vigorously against nuclear power because it is an unacceptable risk to the environment and to humanity. The only solution is to halt the expansion of all nuclear power, and for the shutdown of existing plants.



Nastya, from Belarus was only three years old when she was diagnosed with cancer of the uterus and lungs. According to local doctors the region has seen a huge increase in childhood cancer cases since the Chernobyl disaster.


We need an energy system that can fight climate change, based on renewable energy and energy efficiency. Nuclear power already delivers less energy globally than renewable energy, and the share will continue to decrease in the coming years.

Despite what the nuclear industry tells us, building enough nuclear power stations to make a meaningful reduction in greenhouse gas emissions would cost trillions of dollars, create tens of thousands of tons of lethal high-level radioactive waste, contribute to further proliferation of nuclear weapons materials, and result in a Chernobyl-scale accident once every decade. Perhaps most significantly, it will squander the resources necessary to implement meaningful climate change solutions. (Briefing: Climate change – Nuclear not the answer.)



“Nuclear power plants are, next to nuclear warheads themselves, the most dangerous devices that man has ever created. Their construction and proliferation is the most irresponsible, in fact the most criminal act ever to have taken place on this planet.”

Patrick Moore, Assault on Future Generations, 1976


The Nuclear Age began in July 1945 when the US tested their first nuclear bomb near Alamogordo, New Mexico. A few years later, in 1953, President Eisenhower launched his “Atoms for Peace” Programme at the UN amid a wave of unbridled atomic optimism.

But as we know there is nothing “peaceful” about all things nuclear. More than half a century after Eisenhower’s speech the planet is left with the legacy of nuclear waste. This legacy is beginning to be recognised for what it truly is.

Things are moving slowly in the right direction. In November 2000 the world recognised nuclear power as a dirty, dangerous and unnecessary technology by refusing to give it greenhouse gas credits during the UN Climate Change talks in The Hague. Nuclear power was dealt a further blow when a UN Sustainable Development Conference refused to label nuclear a sustainable technology in April 2001.

The risks from nuclear energy are real, inherent and long-lasting.



Source: http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/nuclear

Aksyn Elek’s Music – Comments’ Zone

Posted in Music on January 22, 2011 by Aksyn Elek

Here you can post any comments about my musical activity… 🙂 Thanks for your support!!

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