Poet: Data, Climate Change, the West, and the Islamic World
Dr. Kaya Erbil
I make money any way I can to finish a book of poetry on climate change, the West, and the Islamic World. Been working on this book for eight years. Features a raw and gritty personal story of mental illness. The book explores themes around religion, and tries to place a framework around the current War on Terror/global Islamic fundamentalist jihad. Relates technology and weapons of war to their basic scientific origin, digging deeper to find their mythological sources. Ending with a 500 year time travel journey to illuminate the public on the Islamic origin of Copernicus’s discovery, Arabic language semantics are explored to ask why the West gained a 500 year dominance. Back to 2018, faced with the existential dilemma of climate changed induced geopolitical apocalypse I will compare Islamic finance to Western capitalism and prove it to be superior as a framework for modern ecological economic. All these poems point back to the fight between Ishmael and Isaac. They both will realize that perhaps Ruth or Mary were the ones we should have written more about…
– Photograph taken in Whiteclay, Nebraska
Tomorrow, I pray that not a single soul dies during the forced removal of all water protectors from the Standing Rock camps. I am already planning how to empower these brave souls and those that follow to replace them this year in the face of an infinitely worse situation with a simple secure tool for getting photographs and videos of treaty violations back to the tribe and into the hands of the United Nations and the People. The People should be the ones who decide what happens to the water, not Washington D.C. in bed with Big Oil. I openly declare war on anyone who violates the sacred nature of what the Water Protectors are doing now in camp. They speak of nonviolence, well my iOS app will be nonviolent. It will be better than any other app out there for taking pictures and videos. These two kinds of data are the Water Protectors ammunition and weapon. I am a Water Protector who makes tools, weapons in this nonviolent war that can be used to prosecute Big Oil and the American government of war crimes. When this fight is over it will be clear who is on the side of Truth and Justice, Peace and Faith. It is time to wake up and remember our ancestors. Tomorrow will be a sad day. The next day, we will go to work and find new sites of resistance. My Standing Rock is my iOS app that securely stores photos and videos in a Tribally owned Cloud data storage site. No Water Protector should trust any big company like Facebook or Google with the best data they have. It will be wiped clean by the Trump administration before you can use it, or will be used to incriminate you. Trust no one, and then you can see where to go. Think upon this for long enough and you make steps and find solutions. We need solutions, quick and fast. The time is short. Stop the Pipelines! Our Pipes are stronger than your Pipes! Our tobacco Pipes are stronger than your oil Pipes! Big Oil prepare for nonlethal, nonviolent war!