Memoir – Midnight December 25th, 1993.

“Midnight December 25th, 1993” Oil on Canvas 1996

Jenny

Jenny and I would kiss deeply, and long.

There was snow falling.

I looked up at the dark sky riddled with flakes, just dumping down.

It was midnight December 25th, 1993.

Jenny, Rachel and I had decided to take a stroll into the night as we’d seen snow coming down from inside her warm cozy house in Chantilly, VA, lit aglow with yellows and crisp siennas from the roaring fire. I think there was a fireplace. Yes, there was.

Rachel was a good friend of hers who lived a few doors down.

Instantly the snow made me think, if its thick enough, how would I get home? It’s a 45 min drive back to Springfield after all, and in the snow it could easily take over an hour. Who would want to do such a drive? My Dad would have, as he always did in those days, anything I needed.

My heart skipped a few beats and fluttered at the thought that–i-might-have-to-stay-the-night.

Is that even possible? I thought. Would two somewhat conservative parents of Jenny’s actually let that happen?

Holding Jenny’s hand threw an adrenaline my mind and body had never known and in some ways would never know again. I remember the night as a deep blue, and I think it’s no exaggeration to this day. Jenny’s short, bright strawberry blonde hair gleamed off the street lamps. That street light intermittency of being blotted out by the deadening sense of snow fall, that great silence that falls across the land.

Jasmine oil, and maybe the remnant of some patchouli and honeysuckle she wore, drew me into her, always. I’d never known what it was like before her, to really kiss a girl. I suddenly knew what it was like to fall in love then, the meeting of our hands shot through me again, actually holding a girl’s hand. Her hands were soft, yet firm in how they felt. The actual feeling of reciprocation. I always just felt like a retard before then. And this was no ordinary girl, brilliant, beautiful, free minded and political. A mind equal to mine. What were the odds? Next to nothing. And yet, I’d found her at 15, and she’d found me.

I can thank two people: my mom who forced me to go to that summer arts program, The Institute for the Arts, and Brian Bell, the most charismatic person I have ever known or will ever know. He introduced me to her, then tried to steal her from me. All’s fair in love and war, I guess.

Jenny and I would kiss deeply, and for a long time. Every time. It evinces tears from my face and light from heart of mind. There is no sentence to describe it. Incorporeal, spinal chills and that of feet lifting from the ground, your body evaporating into…into something else, entirely.

I know in a dimension very close by proximity of light years, me and Jenny have kids somewhere. Somewhere aloft in a Universe where all these recent days never happened.

Maybe we still have that old white Lincoln. Or maybe we sold it. Did I stay in Virginia? Move to Maryland? Did I ever go off to New York?

The future was not present walking slowly across the dark tar, lighting up from piling flakes…

End of Excerpt –>

Ruby Tuesday’s – Memoir of an artist

“Nice ass!” Dave would shout out every time I entered the kitchen.

The most remembered words of Dave, the tall lean bald black line cook at Ruby Tuesdays’ —were:

“Does it move?”

“I’ll fuck it.”

The ‘yes’ was always implied.

I can still smell that waft of the Macy’s Men’s section. Colognes, then lingerie from Women’s where the department store ended, yielding an endless echoey space of perfume and Cinnabon, floating down the halls of Springfield Mall.

Sunlight cascading down at you from diamond sky windows.

Oddly, Malls are the only environment built on leisure that have multiple points visible at once from all angles, above, in front, below, and from behind. Like the Jungle or the airport, one can feel themselves disembodied from the ground, the experience of floating in a multidimensional reality. Think about it, there aren’t many places like this anymore. We’re all so capsuled these days. And we certainly lack being able to stare out into long interior distances.

When I was 15, I used to joke with my buddy Joe about “The Box.”

Whenever we’d enter a car, or a house, or an apartment, I would blurt out “Box!” in an idiot robot voice. He’d laugh.

It is true that Malls, airports, and perhaps museums are the only environments in the modern era that aren’t just closed in boxes. I don’t even think there are many places with high ceilings anymore. Airplanes are certainly smaller by far.

Ruby Tuesday’s was still open in 2005 at Springfield Mall, and I got a job there.

Right after landing for the last time back home from France on January 10th. These were the days when ghetto ass ma’s of yellow sports hats worn backwards with jackets twice their size, would come in with their $20 and expect a full meal and a few large beers. Maybe some shots. Starting around 3 or 4 PM.

They would get it. I never thought this was what Shakespeare really meant by they “set the tables on a roar.” But roar they did.

I knew them, once.

The last of the true American restaurants.

I started as a server. That micro-checkered floor reflecting bright whites and yellows, offset by drizzles of whatever had crashed there the night before, the mop didn’t quite pick up. The whole restaurant was commingled with that somehow light, billowy Mall scent blowing into the wide entrance. The double doors were always open when we were open, so I really didn’t think about them much. Just a big ol’ entrance like anything at the Mall. Two rows of awful green pleather booths with fake wooden table tops making no apology for their black plastic rims and dark metal bases.

I actually have no idea what anything was made out of.

The two rows of booths sat slightly off-center of the restaurant while a table section was set against a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows facing the parking lot of Mall Entrance 3, the Food Court entrance.

I got laid with 3 different girls from that job. Great job.

Opposite the tables and booths, was the bar and the cocktail section. In the dead center was the Salad Bar. And for $2.99 – with which deal, one could get unlimited iceberg lettuce, wilted romaine, engineered vegetables like unnaturally bright tomatoes, assorted refrigerator meat, sweet ranch, chunky blue cheese, and infinitely dying salad.

It wasn’t the only thing dying there.

These were to be the last days of the American Mall.

Annoyingly blue jeans, white button up, black shoes. A pen placed on top of an ear. Or in the shirt pockets. Crusty stained black apron. I would ask for another one before ever washing them. They would mount the floor of my closet near Old Town Alexandria.

I was 27, and loved that I had no career ambitions at all. A job is there for money, which I also loved. Corporate jobs were just too fuckin’ boring. Plus it was all I could get. Well…I dunno. Who cares, I could be fed, get laid, and walk and take the train home…

End of excerpt.

Underwriters Laboratories Site Manager calls out Covid-19 and 9/11

  • Fauci funding Wuhan Laboratories (Newsweek)
  • Gates working with Fauci and NIAID with GAVI vaccine initiative.
  • Gates’ proven massive funding of WHO.
  • 80% of WHO’S revenue comes from private corporate interests.
  • CDC admitting to private funding.
  • Neil Ferguson resigning in disgrace for false Covid prediction to create panic.
  • Pentagon funds 25 Laboratories across the globe involved in bat research.
  • Growing body of scientists attest to lab escape theory of SARS-CoV-2 origin. – And more!

Kevin Ryan was Site Manager for the environmental testing division of Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

He was one of the original whistleblowers for 9/11 conspiracy due to his work at UL. He was actually yanked off NPR for sounding too credible and intellectual on the subject of 9/11.

This essay on Covid-19 is the most comprehensive collection I’ve seen of VERIFIED MAINSTREAM sources, logic, and evidence that corporate interests are running a false flag psychological operation on the global public with this ‘virus.’

Is the Coronavirus Scare a Psychological Operation?

JFK Fact Check

It seems true that Kennedy never said this, at least not in public.

But he did say this, which in the context of the below speech, is very similar…

“The very word “secrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. “

In: The Address Before The American Newspaper Publisher’s Association, April 27th, 1961 – in which he discusses “secret societies” with “secret oaths.”

(He can’t really be referring to the Soviets because they are not secret, nor a mere ‘society,’ nor do they hold secret oaths – the Soviet Union was a nation. He is not talking about it, though he does reference Marx in the beginning because he had to toe the anti-communist line.)

He goes on to say this right after the above quote to link the existence of secret societies to the threat of censorship…

“We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. That I do not intend to permit to the extent that it is in my control. And no official of my Administration, whether his rank is high or low, civilian or military, should interpret my words here tonight as an excuse to censor the news, to stifle dissent, to cover up our mistakes or to withhold from the press and the public the facts they deserve to know.”

Full speech here:

https://www.jfklibrary.org/archives/other-resources/john-f-kennedy-speeches/american-newspaper-publishers-association-19610427

Fuck Democracy?

I often find myself siding with the conspirators.

Emissions are down 25% say some leading studies into the impacts of climate change.

And just within the last 30 days. Plastic waste is up, but most air traffic has been grounded, car traffic is coming to a screeching halt, and oil is now worthless which will make renewable energy an absolute necessity. Meat and dairy which account for over 70% of all emissions and probably even waste, are now in question and could be conceivably abolished by law.

Is this not the best case scenario for the planet?

Let’s say for a second that there is a global conspiracy of Trillionaires and Billionaires who control the planet and pretty much always have behind the scenes.

Do you really think that the needs of reduced waste and emissions could be met by so-called Democratic processes?

  • 60% of all vertebrate life has gone extinct since 1973. – National Geographic
  • Most studies involving the permafrost melt in the arctic north give dire forecasts of warnings of exponential runaway climate change with a methane feedback loop involving a matter of 10-20 years before all life on Earth is extinguished. – Time, Newsweek, NBC
  • There is about 1,000 Gigatons of methane under the arctic permafrost being released as we speak. There are only about 5 Gigatons in the entire atmosphere. – NOAA
  • There is now evidence of what used to be a rainforest that is the entirety of Antarctica. – CBS
  • Antarctica reached 69 sustained degrees last month. – National Geographic
  • This is the 5th hottest year on record for planet Earth. – National Geographic
  • Greenland’s largest glaciers have melted, losing 2 billion tons of ice in 2019. – CNN
  • Australia and California are on fire, along with a large percentage of the Amazon rainforest. – Virtually anyone you ask
  • In its 2018 special report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that we only have twelve years to prevent the worst impacts of climate change.
  • Research predicts that without dire action to reverse global climate change, our entire ocean ecosystems could and most likely will suddenly collapse this decade. – Nature, The Guardian

So, if ‘Democracy’ isn’t going to save us in time, (which come on, our makeshift failed systems can’t do anything right), then what will?

Nevermind that the rich have made sure this has been the case – If you were Bill Gates, or the Rockefeller Foundation, wouldn’t you at least begin to think about taking matters into your own hands?

And if Time and NBC are saying 10-20 years, what is the real figure let’s be honest(?)

5 years?

The time to act is now and fuck Democracy, I agree, we need swift global authoritarian action.

By force.

What better way to stop the end of the world than to release a virus that has minimal casualties but stops the wasteful economies of the entire planet?

It’s perfect. Notice how the numbers to this virus are so low? Anthony Fauci himself backed a New England Journal of Medicine peer reviewed article that put the actual numbers of the Covid-19 virus somewhere far under a 1% death rate. And even said it was on par with the normal flu. Yet, in public he declares the exact opposite. A study on Santa Clara sample population concluded a 0.14% death rate and a recent Denmark study said something very similar: a 0.16% death rate. Today, I saw a Los Angeles study stating even lower a death rate.

Yet we have a global lockdown.

Don’t worry about money, it’s actually fake, the dollar has been floated since Nixon, the rich can just keep printing it while controlling hyper inflation which is a myth anyway. What do you think the Federal Reserve is?

Don’t worry about resources, the rich have been lying to us ever since, and hence all our paid off institutions have too—the whole world’s population can be fed 15 times over, simply by eating plants.

So what’s actually going to happen?

If the controlled opposition of Trump and others like Alex Jones are successful, the virus will certainly come back in order to further social distancing enforcement which will become drone based. The conspirators secretly want people to resume normal life again this year, to re-infect everyone with a second wave. After this, more fake numbers will be made up to coincide with flu season in the winter, making this unbearable.

Complete socialization under a possible universal income will take over. The homeless and other expendables will be silently siphoned off to FEMA camps, along with any hapless dissenters. Once it gets bad enough, and probably as the second lockdown commences, next year ID2020 under Gates, will rollout micro-chipping and mass vaccinations for anybody who wants to return to normal life.

Authoritarianism as seen in China will begin to infiltrate all American and Western European life. What will be done to extend the lockdown past 2022 remains to me to be known. However, the goal of saving the planet (for the rich) and in the meantime producing totalitarianism for the western world, will remain.

Life as we knew it, isn’t going back to normal. The planet cannot afford it.

Air Conditioning

It occurs to me I feel nostalgic and free with airconditioning pouring over me. Like one would feel happy at the foot of a sunset, or the breeze of an ocean. Maybe not that good, but something similar. I miss it. It’s not really that hot outside.

heartrending doors – memoir of an artist

I. The bright room.

My mom’s bones were really visible.

Those last two years before New York were especially hard. The year right before her death was like sleep walking toward a cliff knowing the edge is there, was always there, and never there at all.

As sick as my mom was my whole life, we really never thought she was actually going to die. She certainly thought about it I think, and so did my Dad I guess, but for some reason I never really did growing up. It wasn’t really talked about too much either. Maybe this is because she was such a survivor. Most of my life she resembled a resident of Auschwitz. I never really met a woman like my mom again until eight years ago when I met my wife. It is now 2020. 

When I really look back I can see she was no ordinary person. My mom had an epic sense of strength to which I can only compare to that of myths and legends when it came to what she had to face. Oddly enough, I almost exclusively think of Ripley from the movie Aliens when I think of this strength she had. There aren’t even many mythical depictions of women of this calibre anymore it seems.

I grew up in Springfield, Virginia which is the most generic sprawl in NOVA (Northern Virginia). The year before her death, I was working as a cashier and ice cream pumper at Dairy Queen in Ravensworth Farm’s shopping center. I remember all those nights on my way back from work, rollerblading under a vaulted black sky mostly hidden by light pollution, illuminating the vast open highway bridges I would cross along narrow sidewalks so dangerously that year.

Ravensworth is a middle class suburb of D.C. and Springfield is the city. The time period of this particular memory was actually after the first year of art school in NYC where I spent the summer falling back into the anesthetic of the bedroom communities of North Springfield, adjacent to Ravensworth. Quite a let down from the bustling simultaneity of New York’s teaming urban jungle environment. I was 19. We had moved to a rambler in Ravensworth from Edsal Road in 1989, and then moved again in 1994, to a split level in North Springfield.

At Dairy Queen I worked with an older guy named TJ Muhtadi, who was my boss and owner of that particular DQ. He was a great old hippie, lanky Muslim guy. We loved him, and he paid us almost three times the minimum wage for the time, 1997, at $12 an hour. He liked Pink Floyd and reminisced about psychedelic drugs. His son Matt was a dick, and a stickler who stuck us with Virginia slave wages when his father left.

TJ would always be like “We were hippies man, it was great, then it all ended one day, I don’t know what the hell happened!” I grew up my whole life hearing some version of this abrupt and tragic end to the 60’s. Everyone I knew my parent’s age except TJ, looked back on it like a passing phase, throwing the cause and the rest of the sensibility into the attic like it was some necessary rite of passage. Into what I would wonder. It would be a long time before I really knew why that decade had lost vision of itself, and even longer before I knew what everyone regarded as growing up, really meant. This is a topic to which my original and most initial conclusions were the most accurate.

TJ had this awesome scraggly grey and white Einsteinian hairdo, pretty good looking dude I guess for an older guy. His family had grown up in America, though I don’t remember (nor did I ever really know) his nationality. I was pretty stupid-ignorant about such things growing up, despite coming from a relatively well informed liberal family.

We caught him cheating on his wife a couple times there in the walk-in fridge making out with some other well-to-do white woman, half his age. Good for him.

One time he even came to work stumbling around a bit probably smelling of liquor, his two daughters and that same chick in toe. His wife jangled the bell of the store door behind him a few minutes later. She looked dubiously around trying to ignore what was going on. The whole place had this plastic aroma, ice cream, vanilla, chocolate, bleached floor, and the sizzle of foot long hot dogs smothered in fake chili and radioactive cheese.

There was a Kilroy‘s bar and restaurant right across from Dairy Queen in that same shopping center. I would later find TJ hung out there. It had some pretty serious biker gang shit going on. My brother would later fill me in on the dangers of that one.

Me and the gang of guys I grew up with hung out at the 7-Eleven at the base of that shopping center on the opposite end from the DQ, where we were forever ingesting another kind of nuclear waste: melted plastic nachos and Big Gulps or Slurpy slop drinks. We’d sit on the edge of a hill joined by the 7-Eleven parking lot that had this beat in fence mangled indiscernibly with what was left of what was once a bush or tree. It was growing around what had become a man sized hole down the hill to the other side, which was Braddock Road. If one was civilized enough, you could walk Braddock’s sidewalk leading to the shopping center from Ravensworth. If you were a kid or just generally less civil, you took the shortcut up the hill to the parking lot of 7-Eleven. 

Ravensworth Shopping Center was anchored a by a big ol’ Safeway in the middle with various shops coming out of both sides. My brother tells me it’s an H-Mart now.

The 7-Eleven lied right next to a great mom-and-pop pizzeria called Bazzano’s. 

On Braddock Road and toward North Springfield, a National Right To Work Building stood like a dark monolith overhanging the shopping center, next to the massive Braddock highway bridge I would use to rollerblade across back toward home. I would much later in life come to understand what ‘Right to work’ meant and that it’s a bullshit conservative idea standing for the exact opposite of what it declares. This opposite land style relationship would be better understood upon reading books like 1984 by George Orwell, where The Ministry of Peace was actually the Ministry of War. 

One time later on my brother got the side of his head beat in a bit by a no standing sign that swung back at him after he violently pushed it away from himself in anger. I guess rather than hit me. It was one of those signs that stood on a crumbling cinder block with rounded edges and it tended to wobble. I was telling him to call the cops when this Vietnamese guy at that 7-Eleven wouldn’t let us buy ciggs and beer cause my brother was with me and underage. I was insisting that the guy was discriminating against us despite my being over 21 at that time. My brother freaked out because I was insisting and he knew what kind of fresh hell calling the cops in Fairfax County could or would be. I had that white suburban kid privilege going on at the time, but my brother knew cops better and what they really were, or tended to be: pigs. I didn’t call them.

Chicken Strip Basket, Mike! Kazi would cry from the cashier post. He was the new manager at the Dairy Queen after Mike’s time there, TJs dick son, and more my brother’s time at the Dairy Queen. We both worked there along with a bunch of our other friends including Jon Hoop, who is another subject entirely.

It’s not easy to just up and start living in another country without first speaking the language as is the story for the vast majority of immigrants to this country. I would really realize this in full force upon up and moving to France in 2001. I resumed the same industry and worked at several restaurants, though neither of them French. Still, they were run by the French, and not speaking the language is something you really don’t want to do there. For the whole story, there is a chapter here called ‘The Move to France,’ but for here and now suffice to say, it’s only blank stares when taking an order from a group of native French people in their own country. Not profuse apologies nor looking cute will help you there. Oh sure they’ll give ya a nice round of courteous ‘C’est pas grav, taquite pas…’ (It doesn’t matter, don’t worry…) upon delivering the fact that you really don’t speak it, but after this round there’s really nothing but a demand for another server who does. You are shuffled off pretty quickly too after that declaration, and I was time and again. It’s a wonder I got as far as I did as a server there: a total of maybe 3 months.

That said, Kazi, like many who worked at the DQ there in Springfield VA in that day, must have felt as I did in France. I beg to differ however, at how we handled it for them, and it must have been better. Every time we couldn’t understand him, it was somehow our fault and we were the ones who wound up apologizing.

Nevertheless, these three words were most of what we heard from him. ‘Chicken Strip Basket!’ It meant, drop another batch chicken of what would become known as ‘chicken shitz’ into the frier. ‘Chicken Shitz,’ were a bunch of frozen measly looking ice-white turds that could kill a man if aimed right at his temples. We’d toss into that frialater with a surefire sizzle and pop, and Kazi’d know the deed had begun. 

Pumping ice cream and selling hotdogs wasn’t all glamor and games, however, the tedium was unbearable. Let’s say, as compared to the kamikaze effort of the serving job I’d be taking later on that summer. 

Blizzards were the actual mainstay of DQ life. A ‘Blizzard’ if you’re not familiar was a ice cream blended cup-bucket of gok we’d mix in with Cookie Doe or Snickers, berries, whatever tickled your fancy. We’d even be instructed to dip the the Blizzard over with one hand so that the customer would be able to see how it magically didn’t fall out. We’d then set it right side up and hand it to the Blizzardee. Often it was a kid. My favorite was fucking with their parents though.

One time I got so bored with it I decided to try something new with the Blizzard presentation event. So I mixed up a precarious amount of soda (not done) into the X-Tra large cup of slop this particular dad would consume with his 8 year old kid. Very different result by the way upon tilting it completely over. 

‘Look Danny, he can turn it completely over and it doesn’t come out!’ 

Yeah and I just tipped it over like normal, a blank stare from my soul drained face, a 12 hour shift could create. I didn’t even flinch or change expression, the glop of soda-Blizzard dropped like a rock onto the counter, exploding all over this dumb kid and his suburban guardian. 

I suppose this parent’s aim was a lesson in gravity. They got one.

I must emphasize the addition of just the right quantity of soda (it was Pepsi) to the effected Blizzard mixture did not, I repeat, did not melt the ice cream and turn it to melted slop. Instead, the body of the glutinous ‘drink’ solidified just enough for upside down launch onto the effected area: the counter top, and exploded upon impact. Those were the days.

Now that think on it I feel sorta bad, the Dad was prolly just scraping things together, no matter how upper middle class. This was before I really understood fully what personal battles everyone was fighting everyday.

Eh, who cares.

My Dad even said to me one morning driving me to Annandale High School, as he did many days: “You see these cars Neal, all struggling, all possibly about to get fired, all have problems like you wouldn’t believe…” 

It hit me, I really take for granted life on its own, especially in those days. And especially since (though I didn’t really know it then) the sheer gulf of distance between the appearance and the reality in American suburban neighborhoods is a Sahara of space and time. To this day, most of my old friends are hung up on what really boils down from their illusions to power, money and appearance far, far more than their millennial counterparts. I saw the departure from this ridiculous existence in Katherine, my wife now, who really doesn’t give a shit about such absurd things.

Well that Blizzard covered little boy has a story to tell now with his dad for years to come. I am a very good donor in that sense.

I really wish I hadn’t spent quite as much time jerking off alone in my room that summer before I lost my mom. Hours of time masturbating. To be fair I spent a good amount of time with her, but my God in Heaven what time, every moment I would not have left her presence. I don’t really comfort myself with words like ‘you really never know’ and ‘you gotta live your life though.’ Sure ya do.

I spent 9 hours waiting for the Greek manager to see me at the Amphora restaurant.  He actually was Greek, and the place was indeed a Greek restaurant. A diner actually. I’ll always remember that smell of a real restaurant, that mixture of smoke and table cleaner. That pungency of coffee and people’s stories. 

Once I told this old man I was waiting on, that there might be technology in the future where we could live forever. Poor man, that’s so discriminatory. Oh well, he simply told me “Don’t worry, you won’t.” Ha. Good for him. I waited on him regularly there, his coffee and pastry. Now I’m the old man with coffee and pastry, sitting alone. Wish I knew a decent diner like that one though, in Vienna Virginia. 

After the 9 hour wait of my eternal persistence, Georgio, (really doesn’t sound Greek) the balding old dude came back to me and said “come back tomorrow” and somehow I knew that meant I had the job. 

George Calderon, a great friend of mine who worked there had actually vouched for me.  Waiting all that time, I thought was persistence worth paying for. Actually it was just the time it must have taken to get him on the phone, jee whiz.

Ampora was and I believe still is this Greek joint with fake stones on the exterior and old style diner décor on the inside.

George, unlike myself, could remember anything. Any order.

More to come soon…

— Beginning of my memoir. I started finally, to write a memoir after a friend suggested that I do one. It’s going to be unlike most memoirs since I’m a painter and a tech guy. It will be digital as well as print, come as a large picture book of all my paintings embedded in the text, and even paintings for each memory. The digital version will come with links inside and an index of interactive memories…(please ignore typos for the moment)

 

You are not alone.

It really helps me to know now, that none of this was normal.

It really helps to know that we never really had a chance.

Helps to know, there really were cliques, even in Elementary School.

That cheerleaders and football players really were about keeping artists and thinkers out of style and out of sway.

That there literally really were poisons they called food, they intended us to eat.

We ate them.

And that they were all around us.

Cars really are dangerous. 60,000 deaths a year, a Vietnam. Every year. They just didn’t tell us, superhighways are deadly and the world’s end is really and truly always imminent.

 

In The Handmaids Tale, she scrawls “You are not alone,” inside the closet wall. Where no one can see.

Because at least, there was someone.

Something.

There.

An identity.

Exists.

In finding out that meat and dairy, are not merely linked to pharmaceuticals, but that cancer’s cure was kept from us; and that there really never actually was an incurable disease, the antidote, we were made to think, was the hemlock.

That the whole industry deliberately made decades and decades of precise, cold, calculated, and diabolic efforts to keep people sick, to keep selling drugs and meat.

That the third world will never eat.

Were never meant to eat.

We were never meant to be cured.

That there really was and is – a Ministry of War, they call The Ministry of Peace.

That war is invented to sell missiles. Really and truly. That conspiracy is, far from the exception: it is the rule.

And observe how discredited that single word, is.

And this is what happens to all undesirable speech: Newspeak.

That jobs really indeed are a modern slavery, intended to keep you distracted. That your tasks were always utterly unimportant.

So only certain men become entrepreneurs. So you’ll think twice about taking any risks, and have kidssssssss…

Kids. The eternal chain, that by its very merit, pulls you down by your own devices. So you’re too guilty to recover. Meanwhile there is no need for kids. And meanwhile the bombs fall.

On their.

Kids.

 

This is REAL.

I never really thought it was really, …real.

 

You bet your life it is.

You bet your life, cause every race for the cure, is actually a race to the death.

5 men own half the world. I’ll send you the link.

A race for your life, you never had a chance in living.

My Grandmother died at 64.

My mom at 49.

My uncle, at 49.

My other uncle, at 62.

My daughter’s family in which her uncle died at 20, her grandfather, long before she was born.

My Dad attempted suicide.

At 71.

And still the light of his mind, scarcely trembles.

It’s all normal, he says. As will he say, eternally.

Still we scarcely tremble or lift a brow.

Airliners crashing into buildings. Were always coming. Were always there. Terror tends to crop up almost solely around elections. No one bats an eye.

There will be more, and will call it Boston Strong. Or New York Strong. We will call it, resilience.

Resist.

It says. Resist. sponsored, by ‘Surrender.’

 

We weren’t hijacked.

Cause the very game is called: “Hijacked.”

We just…didn’t look at the cover.

But we bought it. Oh boy, we bought it.

 

See, I used to think this was all my fault.

That only I could prevent forest fires.

Grenfell Tower

falls.

 

But really. It helps me to know that all of this was never normal.

And you are not alone.vanishingsunhd

 

On Father’s Day

“It is the finest blades that are the most easily bent, blunted, or broken.”

 

They came for my mother.

And I went back to school.

They came for my brother.

And I moved to France.

They came for my family.

So I renounced them. 

And then there was only me. 

And there was no one left to be the board. 

Or the committee. 

Or the judge or jury.

So I alone impeached him. 

Yet he is the dethroned King, we still love. 

Have no choice in loving.

His betrayal we hate, is but  waves unable to even toggle granite and marble.

Stone.

Towering Mind.

My Father is now once a Man.

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Social Reality.

Social Metaphysics means that you are weighing, scaling interpreting, and evaluating reality in terms of social facts and emotions rather than objective ones.

Emotionalism, it’s close sibling, is interpreting and evaluating emotions as if they were facts.

One could say for example, that an artist is a creative being, born out of fire. Or one could say, this artist is a leader in her or his community. Both may be true, but one is interpreted existentially, the other, socially. 

Social vs objective interpretations of reality is perhaps the biggest threat to mankind’s survival his own impetus to collaborate and combine efforts supersede survival and it’s benefits when it goes to far and that happens pretty quickly…

Most often, socially interpreted phenomena is highly inappropriate and a threat to any clarity and crops up most often when it hurts an individual or group of individuals. 

The entire concept of the “politically correct,” for instance is a perfect example of the effort on a mass scale, to subvert facts in the name of getting along.

The idea that one or an entire land like the U.S., is “post-racial” for example, is such a grievously destructive practice as to wipe out entire cultures with a single stroke.

Post-Racial is a concept born of white middle class groups who think we are somehow beyond race in America.

Ask any African American about this and with slim to no exceptions you will find that nearly all will tell you that this is a joke of the highest order. Yet the Socially Metaphysical idea is promulgated as if reality.

Anybody touting that this U.S. is post racial needs to have their head examined. White people or caucasian, barring Indians, who stand behind black people in line rather than with them waiting to fill their soda cup, came up with this absurd and disgusting notion. 

It is the political equivalent of the mafia wife telling her kids her bruises and cuts, are all the result of the stairs.

When someone tells you they’re post racial; ask how many good black friends they have.

When they stutter and blank out.

Then say:
“Exactly.”

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The age of computers requires the end of machines.

What people and programmers alike, don’t seem to get; is that the age of computers requires the end of machines. When there is a camera in every single atom and molecule in existence or on the planet, when everything is completely automated there are no more external devices. – Cliché as it sounds and is: it will look more like Avatar than anything else. – And not the humans. It will be ‘sticks’ and ‘stones’ that we wield, horns will grow from our heads and all is pretty much Lord of the Rings at that point. 

Invisible Surrender

“Remember Neo, if you are not one of us, you are one of them.”

-Morpheus

Morpheus here points out that if you are a part of the Matrix, you will fight to protect your own cage.

Thus, he explains what is a sheer difference in which one outside the sleep vacuum, must oppose and consider those inside as enemies, no matter how kind or fair as people they might be:

“That makes them our enemies, Neo.”

Notice how un-moderate and radically un-ambiguous Morpheus is about this.

“It is the world pulled over your eyes,” …the safety you don’t know is a cage.

This is the essence of conservatism, and its more aptly described root: status-quo-ism. – Which is equally left as it is right. That is why moderate ‘leftists’ invariably become the more conservtive version: liberals, and then liberals always become actual conservatives in the end.

It is because the root of the original idea logically leads us back to its original premise, no matter what steps are taken apart from it; unless we take a radical shift away from that source.

In this case, the originating idea is Conservatism, the defining philosophy of the U.S. in its entire history, ruled by Robber Barons to this day.

Left-ism is the exception even with a vast majority in our country, whereas in France for instance, Left-ism is the rule.

Virtually everybody would trade an amount of their freedom for security. At least in the United States.

Not me. Not those who matter.

But most. Vast majority.

Not many people can live on edge or even with the faintest threat to their own safety.

James Dickey said:

“If you’re bored with your life, risk it.”

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