~~ Metternich ~~
Avenue of the American Dream
Note the two signs….
Hajime…. No, don’t worry; I’m not going to start off with a rant. In fact, I looked below, & there’s already a good long one down there, so, no worries… the intro is safe…. I remember this one; it leaked out a few days ago, & I’ve been waiting to the right chance to use it…. It’a relatively long, but, it’s on a subject on which I feel strongly, so, I don’t care. Y’all, as always, have the choice to read or not, but, I hope you do, because it’s all stuff that needs to be heard, by more than just y’all…. so, spread it around…. Just the subject is fine; I became a bit phantasmagorical at the end of this one; I got so worked up over the subject, I indulged myself with some dreams, so to speak….
We all have dreams; mine, like all else I do, are pretty strange, I’d guess, in comparison to many others; these are probably fever dreams, but, nonetheless enjoyable, on a private, personal level, for all that…. Now I’ve successfully told you nothing, about nothing, in more words than are, not merely necessary, but, desirable, by any stretch of the imagination. Nothing new there, right?
Hmm…. not much else to cover…. I did have a great time, yesterday, with my kids and grandson; I’m feeling the price today, physically, but, every minute is worth anything I must go through later, so, no complaints….. Can’t share pix, naturally; too many weird people trolling the Net for photos of children, especially good looking kids, to share with other perverts…. I may not LOOK cynical, but, believe me, I’ve seen the worst of human nature (I’ll speak of that below….) and it’s victims are NOT going to be from my family, if I can help it….
Enough blather, I think. I’ve wandered around, saying little to nothing, to little purpose other than to bring us here. We’re here, so, my work here is done…. Damn good thing, too, as I’m now fresh out of any ideas for what to do next…. I think Id best go find a video for today…. See y’all at the oyster beds; you’re on your own today for getting there…. You can just follow me if you like…..
Shall we Pearl?….
“If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago.If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.” — Edward O. Wilson
I feel like rocking out today…. Nobody can help with that better than this performer…. Enjoy, ffolkes….
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Live at Montreux ~ 1985
This rant, a long one, didn’t just leak out; actually, it was all I could do to keep it this short, as I tend to get a bit worked up about this…. It’s fresh in the last week, and probably could use some punching up…. But, what you see, today, is what you get…. If you become uncomfortable when asked to think, or feel about injustice, well, better skip to the poem….
In this blog, I speak of a number of issues which are a part of human society/culture, most of which are discussions of how poor a record in embracing human rights, and/or, living up to the twin concepts of kindness and compassion, our species has exhibited throughout history…. One subject, which often gets neglected, for reasons we will discuss, is the abuse of women, and children, and, even some men; in short, the continued presence in our society of the abhorrent practice of human slavery, generally for the purposes of the sex-for-sale business, but, often enough, just plain slavery.
I refer, of course, to a huge number of corporately sponsored factories, farms, or other businesses, in various places around the world, who force children, women, and men, to work for pennies a day, to provide shoes, clothing, and/or luxury items, none of which any of them earn enough to afford… Hell, they don’t make enough to pay for much of anything on what they are paid for working 12 to 20 hours a day…. This, believe it or not, is the sole purpose of “Free Trade Law”….. That, however, is a rant for another day…
To my mind, the abuse of women and children in the sex trade is, perhaps, the most significant, as well as the least apparent, (certainly the least ‘admitted issue) of all the forms of slavery practiced by that portion of humankind. In my mind, these people are subhuman, without any trace of any of the higher ideals, or evidence of ethical/moral beliefs of any kind, which are embraced by most of humanity…. In essence, these human predators, who have a completely false sense of their own importance in the universe, are without any morals, or ethics, and have given up their souls for the sake of an illusion of adequacy, unfounded, yet, enforced with violence which is never admitted, or, held up for approbation by society…. Pond scum is the nicest thing to call them, in my estimation.
These men (though there are women who subscribe to these sick, illusory beliefs as well…), believe women, or any other human they can intimidate and place under control, are property, less-than-human, and not worth any guilt or any sort of disapproval from a conscience; they have none. In my mind, this places them in MY category of those humans whose death, at the hands of another human, is NOT an unethical event, in any fashion…. If they die, screaming in pain and terror, so much the better, for they are completely without any redeeming value, as a human, or as a member of human society…. In fact, death is, in truth, too good for them; to give them a taste of how they treat others would be as satisfying for me, as long as that taste ended up poisoning them, slowly, so I could watch them go through the agony they deserve, in this life, or any other….
I’ve been writing about this subject for some time, after coming across a couple of blogs, written by women who had miraculously freed themselves from a life of such slavery…. Both had been abducted, or forced into prostitution at a young age, not being able to break free before the age of at least 30, spending more than half their lives as slaves to a series of evil men and women, forced to debase themselves on a daily basis for years, and years, and years….
For some time after coming across their stories, I felt so much rage, at the misogyny coating every level of or society, I began to plot ways to start removing the ‘snakeheads’ (the commonest term for those at the top of the chain in that trade….) from this plane of existence, one by one, personally…. In short, I began to dream of killing men who spend their lives abusing the rest of humanity, especially women and children, both of whom are their prey…. Using all the weapons at my disposal, I would stalk the streets of the cities, removing them from life, until it became an underground certainty that pursuing such a course of business was a sure path to death….
Of course, to fulfill such a vengeful dream, I’d have to become like them, and give up certain of my ethical standards, in order to complete my chosen duty…. Y’know what? It took me a very long time, and is still not a settled question in my mind/heart; the urge to kill pimps and snakeheads is just as strong today as it was four years ago, when the depth and breadth of the problem, (which covers the entire world; every city, every country is guilty of NOT doing ANYTHING significant to address this issue….) first came to my knowledge, and understanding. I still argue with myself often; I must, as there are times I feel so strongly, it’s all I can do, to NOT tuck away my five knives, three ropes, my bow, and staff, then, toddle off to Oakland, or San Francisco, to go hunting men…
Believe me, I really, really want to… I have two sisters, and if either of them had been taken in such a way, I’d still be out there, killing. As it is, all I can do is write about it, to help vent enough of the rage so I can keep from losing control…. But, I have to say, I often wonder why I DO stop myself; nobody else even THINKS about it, as far as I can see……
At this point, even writing isn’t reducing the anger; I’m THIS close (holds up thumb and index finger, touching…) to just saying, ‘fuck it’… I’m 65 and NOTHING IS BEING DONE to either stop the trade, or, rescue its victims…. which is a part of how our misogynist society works, and has, for 10,000 years, and more, back to when the first asshole with a dick bigger than his brain, raped a woman, and nobody cared, or looked away, or watched in approval…. Even the stupidest idiot in the world cannot deny the evidence of this issue, yet, no one ever does anything but talk…. as I am limited by age to doing….
Moreover, not only does government, composed primarily of, and for, men, NOT act on this, or even acknowledge it unless confronted, but, even the churches, the so-called proctors of morals in society do less than the government. In fact, they are worse, for they pretend to care for their constituents equally, especially for the weaker and more vulnerable, such as children, women, and the elderly…. Here is what a former US President, who was, without doubt, the most devoutly Christian of all our elected leaders, ever, had to say on the subject…. I figure he ought to know, having studied Scripture, deeply, through his entire life….
Nor is the hypocrisy of these Dogma Dogs (as I like to call them) limited to women; what group in society, by clear evidence, as reported in the news for all my life, as well as by my own observations, and conversations with many of those who teach the delusions held by most of humanity, has made a consistent, centuries-long practice of abusing children, as well as women, to a degree no other organization, or entity of any kind, has ever approached… not even within shouting distance?
I am willing wager anyone at all, any amount, or deed, or, third-born child, if they wish, (Just kidding, ffolkes… only had 2; no more coming, ever….)(maybe I’m calming a bit; that was almost funny), they care to bet, if they can prove, or even suggest any evidence that can be confirmed, that the clergy, especially that of the perverted “celibates”, (What a ridiculous idea! How can anyone, with more than 3 neurons to use, even THINK such an act/habit/intentional lie, is either natural, or, healthy for any creature, much less one claiming humanity?), who claim the title of Priest, is NOT guilty of crimes against their own flocks, more than any other entity you can name…. It’s not only children who are abused by the church in such fashion, either….
It disgusts me; all of them. Pimps, snakeheads, priests who molest or break their vows (which they usually treat as ‘suggestions’….), politicians who lie so often it has to be a congenital issue, and is certainly a mental issue, known as sociopathy…. They’re all assholes, they’re all shitheads, or, any other vulgar name you care to suggest; scum of the earth is nearly right, but, doesn’t give an adequate feel for just how evil these wastes of DNA actually are, in reality…..
I’m not done, but, I’m through for now….. In closing, I will merely say, if you start seeing headlines, of a mysterious number of deaths associated with people, primarily male, who are known to be active in the sex trade, or, a strange number of men who had been convicted or accused of rape, or other abuse of women, but, walked free…. Well, it’s entirely possible that, shortly before the reports began, I stopped writing, and disappeared from sight…. & you’ll know I lost control….
It will be either that, or, the NSA, or some other fascist, paranoid group of assholes, caught me off-guard, & disappeared me…. Or, more likely, came looking for me, and found me already gone….
It makes for a good dream, anyway…. and, if it happens, I may lose my ethical standards in one area, but, in another, I will be completely content with my karmic account…. Duty is as we choose it to be; I choose honor, which is rooted in compassion, and, when carried out with the proper attitude, as confirmed by reason, and experience, in kindness.
So be it…..
Today’s poem is one written not long after ending my 35 year hiatus from trying to write ANY poetry…. It’s not bad; I was in a rather tough state at that point in time, with lots of pain & anguish due to living on the edge of poverty, for the first time in MANY years…. so, it get a bit fusty & hopeless…. No worries, it all passed, & ends on a good note…..
Absolute stillness grips a frozen field,
anticipating dawn with such patient yield
morning burgeoning in dark winter’s hold
brings promise of tales yet to be told.
Lengthening days of pale sun unto night
slowly tell of time’s subversive flight
bringing such original songs of natural fire
with melodies complex in casual attire.
The months are certain they will always win
it is just the way it has always been.
None may argue, nor yet slow life down
Nor dim the eternal beauty of nature’s gown.
Winter evolves from fall into spring,
sending flocks and hearts ever awing.
Summer follows suit, t’other way ’round
Spring into fall, often without a sound.
Life is meant to be lived, beginning to end
choices abound, and change can be a friend.
Yielding with grace to reality’s compelling ploy
fills our plain existence with clean, honest joy.
~~ gigoid ~~
Observations on Life at Large
“To try may be to die, but not to care is never to be born.”
~~ William Redfield ~~
“I haven’t a clue as to how my story will end.
But that’s all right.
When you set out on a journey and night covers the road,
you don’t conclude that the road has vanished.
And how else could we discover the stars?”
~~ Unknown Bee ~~
“YES… LOVE IS A CONTACT SPORT…”
~~ il NOEGO ~~
“Euripides was wont to say, “Silence is an answer to a wise man.””
~~ Plutarch — Of Bashfulness ~~
“It isn’t so astonishing the number of things I can remember,
as the number of things I can remember that aren’t so.”
~~ Mark Twain ~~
“In the fight between you and the world, back the world.”
~~ Frank Zappa ~~
“Moving parts in rubbing contact require lubrication to avoid excessive wear.
Honorifics and formal politeness provide lubrication where people rub together.
Often the very young, the untraveled, the naive, the unsophisticated
deplore these formalities as “empty,” “meaningless,” or “dishonest,” and scorn to use them.
No matter how “pure” their motives,
they thereby throw sand into machinery that does not work too well at best.”
~~ Robert A. Heinlein, “The Notebooks of Lazarus Long” ~~
“Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished:
if you’re alive, it isn’t.”
~~ Richard Bach ~~
“When learned men begin to use their reason,
then I generally discover that they haven’t got any.”
~~ G. K. Chesterton, Illustrated London News, 11-7-1908 ~~
“A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility”
~~ Aristotle ~~
“There will come a time when you will discover a thing called loneliness.
But remember life’s cruelest irony:
The time you feel most lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself.”
~~ Douglas Coupland ~~
It’s done. Today, that’s the best I can say about it, as I haven’t gone back over it to look at how it hangs together…. As they say, in some places across the big pond to the East, c’est la fucking vie…. See y’all tomorrow, ffolkes, most likely with a bit more pizazz…. whatever that is….
and May the Metaphorse be with you;
Blessed Be, dearest Carole, Mark,Theresa, & Richy
and everyone else, too…
When I works, I works hard.
When I sits, I sits loose.
When I thinks, I falls asleep.
Which is Why….
Sometimes I sits and thinks,
I just sits.
gigoid, the dubious
The *only* duly authorized Computer Curmudgeon.
PLEASE STOP READING THIS MESSAGE NOW.
“SCRAM!!!!!!!!!!”- Oscar the Grouch
À bientôt, mon cherí….
I note today’s 3 suggested posts from the archives all have the tag, “Plague of Evil”…. If you read them, I imagine you’ll find more on today’s rant section outburst…. all of which is STILL being completely ignored, for the most part, by our entire species…. except its victims, who number in the millions, and millions….
living as Well..
in Balance.. NOW
Environment.. iS US..
Nature will have HeR
way for Balance..
out of balance
of Nature OUT
of balance.. wHere
the environment including
US is out of balance.. taking
more than giving..
as is.. including
US.. always NOW
SO.. as i sit here
winds howling.. multiple
Tornado Warnings.. all morning
long.. it is a clear result of Nature
OUT OF BALANCE and it matters just Now..
NOT who is at fault.. global warming
by the hands of human or the rest
of Nature of
THAT IS THE
FORCE OF BALANCE
WILL HAVE HER WAY..
and eventually Winter
will come for now..
and the human
is Tornados and
out of balance
here.. there is no
separation of US
as Nature.. and whenever
any part of nature is put out
of balance.. there will be another
consequence of Nature to put it
back in balance..
and in the case
suffering of other
parts of our environment
as US as to enslave any
part of it and harm
any part of it now..
as the Balance
and when one
as Nature now
one gains respect
for what has always
been real.. US who can
never truly be separated
from the environment as integral
pArts in action and consequence..
either dark or light.. or negative
or positive.. the price to pay
of dark to light..
The price to pay for humans
who ravaged the Americas and
its indigenous people’s who lived
in reverence and worship for the
environment all around them
as the life giving source
of the great spirit
that lives in
not.. is a way
of life that works..
well in balance..
are plenty like they
were when these continents
of the Americas are in balance..
and humans are not even noticeable
in effect from Space when stars look
down upon the human face.. but now
that human face has become a monster
of culture on the planet earth.. defacing
and wasting the other parts of us
will of all
Human cultures are a
horrible virus to the
earth.. not the innate
human who when in
balance before now
10 to 12 thousand
years ago.. then
is a way of
Balance of all of
us as environment
as balance.. so then
comes agriculture and
collecting the other pArts
of the environment become
a way of life.. then comes
industry.. and tools
made by humans
of our living
now the IT
from our living
as heads somewhere
without bodies at all
in the E-world place..
but at least we can
now reach across
the 7 seas..
to see the problem
from the beginning..
to allow folks to see
what freedom truly
looks like when living
free.. to share our dreams..
our nightmares.. without
restraint.. to share our righteous
indignation against slavery now of
other parts of the GOD of Nature
that are all humans regardless
of tan of skin.. nationality..
and all other
Yes.. there was a price
to pay for invading other
lands in balance and taking
that balance away.. and that
price is the Karma of Nature..
whether it is a Tornado in the
middle of 80 degree
in the Winter
of North Florida
or human suffering at
the hands of humans grown
so sick away from the terms
of balance of freedoms of
God’s Nature where now
as slaves of either
sex or work is the
standard instead of
balance and freedom..
The human is not the
virus alone.. but the
culture is a human
experiment that is
from sea to sea
along with the rest of the
Earth.. and ‘Tornados’ are still
coming.. bigger than human has
ever seen before.. as in terms of
balance.. the Nature that is feeling God
in the eyes of Human is suffering from one side
of the globe to the other.. and the rest of
Nature as us.. so far.. is letting it go..
and if we do not fix it hand in
hand.. the Godzilla
will once again
have her ways in
the eyes of a Tornado
that no human has seen
before.. Nature aka GOD
is angry.. very angry.. as
someone is torturing her
children that is her
her winds of change
to get it back in balance
there will be pieces to
pick back up and
if we are smart
enough to follow
the real rule of God
that is ONLY BALANCE..
BUT THE MOST DIFFICULT
CHALLENGE IS THE SMART WILL
BE IN HUMAN INNATE INSTINCT
AND INTUITION OF THE ORIGINAL
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF THE EARTH
WHO COULD NOT SEPARATE THEMSELVES
IN AN ILLUSION AWAY FROM NATURE AS
THE ONLY GOD THAT HAS EVER OR WILL
EVER EXIST.. so yeah.. written language..
collective intelligence and
culture in the ways
of holding hands
be a path
of God of Nature
balance.. but on the
other hand it is the
Devil that BrINgS us
THE FIRST PLACE..
SO WE MUST LEARN
A WAY IN FEELING TO
MAKE THE DEVIL OUR
HELPER AND FRIEND AND
THAT MY FRIEND Gigoid
will take Imagination..
Apple of Knowledge..
but sure.. Balance is
as GOD OF
B A L A N C E..
IN OTHER WORDS
there are no real answers
yet.. we must imagine them..
create them.. and art them and
make these dreams come to fruition
no less than the dream time of
our ancestors who
come up to me
bootie dance with
me.. back to
know it is
in balance now of
the BUTT OF FEMALES
WILL RULE MALES ONCE
MORE.. NO DIFFERENT
who still live in remote
areas of the world
and who ruled
balance by the
rule of the female
butt.. for all human
history until 10 to
12K years ago..
yeah.. as Shakira
says.. HIPS DON’T
LIE.. NO.. THEY
SOMETIMES THE ANSWERS
ARE BELOW INSTEAD OF
ABOVE.. IN A BOOTIE
ONCE MORE FOR
HUMAN BEING.. WHERE
MALES ARE ONCE MORE
JUST TOYS FOR FEMALE
freely with relative
free will of JOY WILD..
like i said before..
W H E r E
Love IS A
AS HUMAN AND REST
OF NATURE BALANCE..
MAKING THAT WORK WILL
NOW ALWAYS NOW BE THE REAL
MIRACLE now BEFORE THE BIGGER
TORNADO OF GOD’s BUTT COMES..:)
Just finished reading ALL your words today brother, & couldn’t find even ONE out of balance, or, untrue….
I’m glad my rant/discussion/educational treatise/dream stimulated this… You got the point exactly, & laid it out so anyone can understand…. if they have the wit, or the desire….
Until we, humans, both male and female learn to integrate BOTH sides of our true nature, as both beast, and god, balance will remain a struggle for all of us….
Balance is everything…. Timing is the key.
It’s fucking Time….
gigoid, the dubious
as US.. inoW
JusT now Living
trUly aLive Now..:)
*More big smiles*
When we are in balance, we ARE god/God…. for the NOW we can hold onto…
which, of course, we can’t….
But, trying brings us back to: “The journey is the thing, not the destination…”
Emerson, Thoreau, and others said it; many never hear….
We are all pieces of the Whole….
‘Know thyself and nothing in excess’. the great oracle of Delphi and the mystic priestess Pythia.
“As Zeus, the god of gods unleashed 2 eagles from the ends of the earth, they clashed and fell down straight to delphi, which is known in the ancient Greek world as the navel of the world – the very center of the earth.
More navel gazing needed……:)
Too much emotion in the world …not enough ‘navel gazing’
We should look deep into our hearts for then we would find the answers to the questions we are asking for.
I enjoyed that…thanx
I enjoy gazing at navels myownself…. Well, not ALL navels; most, though… Some can get a little grungy; I try to pass on contemplating them for long….
Agree about the emotion… Balance is good, and the answers are never found anywhere BUT in our hearts… Not any that work, anyway….
I’m glad you liked today’s outburst(s)….
gigoid, the humble, er, dubious
Smiles with Love too.. my friend..
now is enough for me..
that i live
to hold on to it..
Now is only free when free iN
relative human free will for us Now
US or WE in terms of ALL of Nature
NOW is truly A Perfect Word as GODinforce
as practice when practice iS a BalanceNow..:)
Today, with your phrase/thought in mind, I wrote a poem…. I think you’ll like it…. I dedicated it to someone, which I’ve never done…. To ‘il NOEGO’…..
It’ll be in tomorrow’s post, whose title I never know until I get the entire Pearl written, and write the email to the group who receive it…..about 45 -50 ffolkes….
In case it’s not clear, “il” is Italian for “the”…. when referring to a person…. as in, e.g., Benito Mussolini, who was Il Dulce…. The Sweet…. (I never try to figure out Italians…. Been civilized too long; drove ’em all crazy….)
Thanks my friend.. i feel honored..:)
Now if you are going to quote Mr.Zappa
Then you have my undivided attention
Otherwise you can forget whatever else
Because it’s not going to change in our lifetime
Maybe by the time those who are young grow old
But as far as you and me
We’re dead already waiting for the next grave to be dug
As always Sheldon
Sheldon, amigo mio….
Frank ends up here often; I even used “Shut Up & Play Your Guitar” once, in the video section….
The one thing we CAN count on is, things WILL change. Our approval of those changes are, as you note, not required, nor a factor, other than bearing some responsibility for its negative direction,,,,,
But, we were always gong to end up dead: nobody wanted for it happen for ALL in our lifetimes… Too bad.
Oh, well…. All you can do is all you can do….
No point in feeling down too long; how we feel is still one of the only real choices we ever have, or, ever had…
Yes they will change just now while I am a live
Yep; NOW is now, literally (how can it be otherwise, I guess?). A friend in northern FLA is expecting heavy rains & heavy flooding off & on the next 3 days; they’ve rec’d warnings in the Pensacola area…
As a Taoist sage might say, “Life can be interesting, can it not?”
Bob Dylan said something about that, too, I remember…
May as well laugh when we can; chances for weeping look to be plentiful in the coming years…
Hey,remember that lovely nursery rhyme?
Row Row your boat gently down the stream…
Merrily,merrily,merrily life is but a dream….
Perfect… with a bit of tinkling pianissimo as accompaniment….
Hello gigoid the oh, so dubious….
‘Life Is A bitch And Then You Die’
Viva La Revolución
Hasta Luego Compañero
Viva la Raza!
Hasta Luego, certamente, Compañera!
(En mi escuelas, en las clases Español, mi nombre era Leonardo….)
But, you can call me Leo…
Si, es verdad….
The teacher looked, but, couldn’t find anything closer to Ned…..
Now there is one more, that makes 6 people alive on Earth who know that…. plus anyone paying close attention here…. None of those are blood relations, just my water brothers…. a term which has no sex implied, as it is a Martian term not yet known on Earth but for a few people…. The Martians have three sexes (or, nine, even they aren’t sure….), so, brother is the closest human term that translates….
Si, yo soy extraño, mucho. Asi es la vida, eh?
Howdy, Lady P…. glad you enjoyed today’s mess….
Aye, she can be, but, she’s MY bitch, dammit! Then, I’ll die….
*big gigoid grin*
g, t d
Yes’m, massuh….oops. Uh Ms. massuh? Lady Massuh?
Speak of the devil! About the abuse of children. Found something disturbing about this orphanage across the missouri river from my town in Council Bluffs. I shall be posting about it later. Sickening and well maybe not shockingly.
Usually both; the shock gets less with exposure, or time to deny or forget about it… If anyone doesn’t feel sickened by such acts, their heart died long ago….
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