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On Circumcision

November 10, 2015
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Circumcised banana

Since circumcision is such a great idea and so scientifically sound, then we should extend this practice to animals. The possibilities are endless! Think of all the animals who could benefit from this human achievement: Elephants, rhinoceros, horses, hyenas, lions, tigers, zebras, cocodriles, hippopotamus, the great bald eagle, turkeys, roosters, turtles, squirrels, dogs, cats, bears….

Then we could put it on the list of great human ideas and accomplishments, like genocide, slavery, scalping, atom bombs and atom bomb testing, nuclear power, capitalism…..

Copyright 2015 Jorge Luis Carbajosa

To Us It Was Tame

April 20, 2015

One of my favorite Native American quotes, reportedly from a Sioux chief, is the following:

“We did not think of the great open plains, the beautful rolling hills, the winding streams with tangled growth,  as ‘wild.’  Only to the white man was nature a ‘wilderness,’ and only to him was it ‘infested’ with ‘wild’ animals and ‘savage’ people. To us it was tame. Earth was bountiful and we were surrounded with the blessings of the Great Mystery.”

woman wearing red and black feather hat

Photo by Marcus Pinho on

This, in my opinion, is one of the greatest problems that we face in our life here in the U.S. and elsewhere. We have a lack of connection with nature and other life forms. We are driven by money and a false economy. Governments and corporations have succeeded in making us ignorant, in utilizing and exploiting us to their advantage. En fin, sometimes I see little hope for humanity.

Copyright 2015 Jorge Luis Carbajosa

How I Became a Millionaire Overnight and a Billionaire In Less Than A Year

December 31, 2014

It was easier than I thought. I proclaimed myself the owner of all Oxygen on earth and decided to charge only $0.01 per day for usage of my Oxygen. Considering there’s almost 8 billion people in this planet, by day one I had made $80 million dollars.

You can send your check to The Emperor of Oxygen in Chicago. Everyone knows who I am by now. BTW if you are 3 months delinquent I will take everything you own and have you arrested for Invasion of my Property.

Oh, so you are saying how come you never were consulted about my decision? Well, did you vote? Just be grateful that the Oxygen I give you is clean and pure.

fuck all of you and pay me

Screw all of you and pay me

Copyright 2014 Jorge Luis Carbajosa

Appropriate the Environment

October 21, 2014

You will Featured imagerealize that you have become wealthy overnight. Not the monetary temporary wealth that you are used to hearing about, but rather a permanent wealth that you must start thinking of in order to save our population and environment. Disallow partial ownership of the elements, the environment, by governments and corporations. Ownership and no ownership cannot coexist in a healthy world.Copyright © 2014 Jorge Luis Carbajosa

Environmental Crimes

September 18, 2014

Not too long ago slavery was normal. This meant that a slave-owner could basically do whatever he/she wanted with a black man/woman; kill him/her, have sex with him/her, kill and rape his/her children, sell them, etc. All of this was done without many questions asked, if any. This was what society thought was normal behavior. People would go to church on Sundays and have slaves at home. Well to do people like George Washington, the first American president, had slaves.

In the same way, we commit many environmental crimes today, without knowing what we are doing. If humans are still around in the future, we will look back and be surprised at what we do to our environment without so much as flinching a finger about it.

What environmental crimes do we commit, you may ask? Well even buying gas can be alleged to be an environmental crime because you are not paying what it really costs our environment. All the animals that have been killed to extract it, the environmental damage it caused, the damage to our environment to bring it to the gas station and the damage you will create when you drive your car is not being paid for by you or by the gas companies.

Even simple things like throwing out your garbage can be considered as an environmental crime. Mixing your organic waste with plastic and having that sent to a landfill has an environmental cost and consequences that no one is paying for.

Dramatic you might think but the future of mankind depends on the environment.

Copyright © 2014 Jorge Luis Carbajosa

The Falklands LAS MALVINAS

September 15, 2014

I saw a documentary today about the Falklands War. I remember back in 1982 how everyone would argue on whether they belong to England or Argentina. But today I have come to the realization of what I have always known before, that the Falklands do not belong to either Argentina or England. The Falklands belong to all humans, all animals, organisms and plants that live there.

Copyright © 2014 Jorge LuisIMG_20140408_173157 Carbajosa

MANIFESTO: A solution to our environmental problems is collective ownership

April 3, 2014

It is quite clear by now that all life in our planet is connected. Life depends on itself to survive. We survive by ingesting other life forms.

Therefore we as humans depend on the environment for our survival and our children depend on the environment as well.

It is clear that the great majority of countries and corporations are not interested in the well being of our planet first, but rather in their own  survival and well being. We as individuals must eventually abolish all countries and become only one planet, without countries. We must respect nations and cultures but we must only be one world free of armed forces and countries.

We as indivdiduals must own the environment because it belongs to us as much as it belongs to anyone else. The efforts of Greenpeace and many other ecological organizations to save our planet are to be applauded but the effectiveness of their work in our planet, if compared to the destruction that governments and corporations are causing is minimal. These ecological organizations depend on contributions for survival and are themselves run by a minority of people. Therefore we the individuals of our planet must appropriate all elements of the planet and own it either as shares or some other viable form. All elements includes the air we breathe.

We must think of our planet as a condominium. All individuals have the right to some limited but fair space and everything else in this planet must be considered as common property and cannot be altered without the approval of all owners. The planet belongs to us first, to the common individual, not to our governments and not to corporations.

The future and exploitation of our planet cannot be determined by countries and corporations and to continue allowing it is simply criminal and a crime against humanity and our planet.

We as humans must take ownership of what  the universe has given us and we must live in a way that sustains future life. Governments and corporations can no longer control our lives and force us to live without a collective ownership of our planet.

Copyright © 2014Image Jorge Luis Carbajosa

Dependency on our planet, not our society

March 5, 2014

We are directly dependent of the society we live in but indirectly dependent of our planet. But our survival in the long run depends on our planet, not on our society. We must cut out this middle man, which is our society, and become more dependent of our planet. This way we would be more responsible for our planet because our survival would depend on it and we would be more aware of our planet.

Corporations are the new Kings and Queens of the World

December 12, 2013

Poor children in ManilaCorporations are the new kings and queens of the world. They, together with governments, control knowledge and jobs. They force you to live their lifestyle, sell you their jobs at piecemeal and make you their slaves. But they forgot one thing, which is that total ownership is impossible.

Copyright © 2013 Jorge Luis Carbajosa

Math for the Deprived of Knowledge and Skills

October 29, 2013

Economics, finance and Math make a lot of sense for the rich and the privileged, but for the poor and the Deprived of Skills and Knowledge it simply doesn’t add up at all.

Copyright © 2013 Jorge Luis Carbajosa


Shack in the Kibera Slums of Nairobi, Kenya

Shack in the Kibera Slums of Nairobi, Kenya