Monday, January 9, 2017

Shishka Bob, Soap soup, and Allen Dulles

Good morning,

Last night at 2:30 am in the morning
I stopped at McDeath on my way home.

The drive-thru speaker wasn't working.
I had to pull up and knock on the window.

Two fillets of fish later,
I'm sitting in the parking lot,
eating my breaded fish squares,
and I look across the way,
and there's this place called Flame Kabob.
And I thunk about shishkabobs.

Not the kind you get in a fancy Greek restaurant.
Those are shsh kababs.
I'm talking about what people call city chicken.

Little cubes of pork,
breaded with shake-n-bake,
skewered on a stick.

When I was a kid
that's what we called shsishabobs.

I wouldn't pick them as a first choice
or a second choice.
For me they conjure up vivid mental images
of dry, overdone meat
with nasty breading on it,
and Grandma (God bless her, may she rest in peace)
washing the little wood sticks
to use over (& over) again.
['scuse me while I puke up my coffee.]

When your coffee tastes like pencil shavings
It might be indicative
of the fact
It sat in the pot all night
until you heated it up
at the crack of dawn.

Once upon a moment
I had a button that said
"I'm so horny, the crack of Dawn isn't safe."
I gave it to a girl named Dawn.
Imagine that.
Who'd've thunk?

So anyways...

I'm sitting there
in Chantilly Virginia
over near Dulles Airport
looking at a sign that said Flame Kabob,
and I thought
"Who the fuck is Shishka Bob?
Maybe he was Allen Dulles

Allen Dulles,
the man JFK fired,
who was later appointed to lead the Warren Commission.
No conflict of interest there, buddies...
Just like so many things about government
It's soap soup.

They sell it to you as a nutritious bowl of slop,
but it's really made out of soap,
and it tastes accordingly.

Not quite as disgusting as "Woofies."
Never heard of woofies?
They're chocolate-covered dog turds.
Looks like chocolate on the outside,
but bite into one and you find out it ain't
what you thought it was.
Just like everything the government says or does.
So how much stolen tax money does Uncle Sam
spend per anum
on turd polish?

They scrub that motherfucker,
buff it to a high gloss,
package it up real pretty,
false advertize the fuckin hell out of it,
and sell it to you at a premium.

And motherfuckers just gobble it up.

...Like it was Mayor McCheese.
What a fuckin life.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Razing The American Ghetto

Slums and ghettos exist all across this country, from Watts to DC, from Houston to Detroit. It's not improving any, if anything, it's only getting worse. It's not just a black problem either. It's a lack of jobs that pay a fair wage problem. It impacts people of all ethnicities. I understand that all of Detroit is a ghetto now, no fire department, bad water, gangs of cops and gangs of other thugs that don't wear badges, half the city is either burnt down or falling down... Don't know how much of that is true. I've heard similar tales of Chicago, Gary Indiana, East St Louis, Philly, Atlanta... I know Baltimore is a shit-hole because I've seen it with my own eyes. I've also been to White Clay Nebraska. Parts of DC are being torn down, razing the existing ghetto to build a new ghetto. Doesn't make sense. Go ahead and raze it, but don't just build a new ghetto, build some kind of factory to give these people jobs and get them off of the welfare dole. Doesn't that sound like a better solution?

Detroit was the birthplace of the great American vehicle. That's gone now. American vehicles are mass-produced from the cheapest materials available, and they're all pieces of shit now, half-ass slapped together by machines, and just as shitty as their European and Asian counterparts. Back in the day they built things to last. Now they build everything to fall apart in a year or two, to force you into spending money you can't afford, on credit so that it effectively turns you into a debt-slave.
Aldous Huxley called it Centrifugal Bumblepuppy. A machine with so many needless moving parts that it is constantly busting something or other and needing a fixing. The corporate fascists are to blame. They're to blame for almost all of our problems, it would seem.

Baltimore was a big railroad hub. The great American railroads are all but gone now too. They should've never stopped making steam locomotives. Those old behemoths are works of art, things of beauty, now almost all discarded in favor of ugly industrial-looking diesels. Just like the streetcars. Every city used to have a vast electric railway with trolley tracks running in the middle of the streets. Then GM managed to swindle them all into replacing them with buses. The big-money fat-pig corporate executives managed to accomplish this by the simplest method - bribing politicians.

I believe this country started falling apart before I was born, and I've watched it coming apart at the seams all my life. I grew up in Pittsburgh, a drinking town with a football problem. When I was a kid there were steel mills, there were small river-towns, complete with thriving downtowns, with big department stores and small Mom-n-Pop businesses. The towns depended on the mills for survival. Now most of these little towns are ghettos, thanks in no small part to the mills going belly up. The farms and beautiful woods that used to exist in between have almost all been destroyed, stripmined, and mowed under to build suburban yuppy-houses and strip malls. Just what we needed, huh? More stupid yuppies to exploit the land into ruin. More idiot conformist consumers to buy shit they don't need with money they don't have, just to make the rich fucks richer. Somebody has been amassing themselves a whole boatload of bad Karma, and it sure as fuck ain't me. If it was up to me, the towns and woods and farms would all still be there, the mills would still be making steel, and the prices would still be what they were in 1970, but the wages would be fair, so that nobody had to steal to keep their family fed. The rich fucks can all go pound salt. If there's even one hungry homeless child, nobody deserves to go to the Bahamas to spend their ill-gotten lucre on wretched excess. Nobody. (That includes you, Mr POTUS. ..Especially you.) It's time to end the reign of destruction, terror, and exploitation. It's time to overthrow corporate government and seize the assets to house the homeless, feed the hungry, and provide employment for the jobless. One yuppy McMansion could potentially house ten, fifteen, even twenty homeless people. What Dick Cheney makes in a day could feed a whole neighborhood for a week. What right does he have to hoard all that while millions of Americans starve? He doesn't. None of the rich bastards do. If we put them all on a spaceship and banished them to Mars, we could divide their hoarded resources up equally among the rest of us, making sure to take care of the poorest of us first, and on down the line. And as for the Rockefellers, Morgans, Rothschilds, and the other illuminati families, they could be made to clean public toilets for the rest of their days. That's a far better fate than what I think they deserve. I'd like to force feed them all raw sewage, and still that wouldn't undo all the damage they've wrought. We need to fix this flawed and broken system, lest our Mother Earth perish, and us along with her.

But I digress. This rant started off being about ghettos. In and around Pittsburgh, they did a big urban renewal in the 70s. They tore down the old ghettos, but they just built new ghettos (projects) in their place. Then in the late 80s/early 90s, they decided to tear down those projects and just let the land go to waste with ten foot fences around it, and they moved the residents into section 8 housing. (So that rich fucks could turn a profit from government subsidies, AKA your taxes and mine!)

Seems everything is geared to benefit the already overfed, while simultaneously fucking the working people into abject poverty. The great disparity. The great dystopia. And the chasm is widening exponentially. How much longer are we going to allow this to continue, before we finally stand up for ourselves and take our lands and our birthright back from the iron fist of the oppressors?
Revolution is long overdue, and not just here in America, but everywhere people are oppressed by greedy oligarchs. Come on, Humanity, lets stand up and fight back! Let's reclaim what is rightfully ours! 

The vast majority must endure the harsh realities of life, subsisting from day to day, while the greedy swine at the top of the pyramid scam hoard the Great Pillow Of Squisiness all to themselves. This is inherently wrong, and must be amended. We all deserve our fair share of squishy, while they deserve to learn firsthand what it's like to have to work to survive. Where is balance? Where is Harmony? Where is fairness? And what the fuck ever became of honesty?

"I Don't Know..."

Who is the idiot that first said I don't know isn't an answer?  If you don't know the answer to the question, then it's the only honest answer. Ask a roomful of people how the electricity gets from one end of the wire to the other. Unless you're in a whole room full of electricians, the obvious answer, from everybody in the room, should be "I don't know."  But it won't be. Instead, you'll get a lot of people giving their uneducated opinion of how they think it works. "The electrons jump from atom to atom..." (Ok then, smartass, why is copper a better conductor than steel?) The truth is, unless you've read a detailed explanation, and comprehended it, or had it explained to you in a manner you can understand, then you have no fuckin idea! The correct answer would be, "I don't know."

A girl asked me a question one time, I don't remember what it was, but we were in the middle of an argument, so it was likely an argumentative question, but anyway, I answered her, "I don't know." To which she replied, "I don't know isn't an answer!" ... ... Well, yes... It damn well certainly is. Not only that, but it's the only correct answer, because I don't fuckin know. What part of I don't know don't you understand? I don't know means I don't know. (Women just love it when you throw their own logic back at them.)  o_O  She continued to insist that I actually knew the answer that she wanted to hear, whatever that might've been, and that I was fucking with her. Right about then I just tuned her out, so the rest of her end of the argument might as well have been, "Blah. Blah blah blah, blah blah..."

Whatever. She was probably trying to blame me for all her problems, not wanting to admit that she was wrong, that whatever it was was her own fault, et cetera, since nobody wants to admit that they were wrong in the heat of a verbal battle. She's human. She was young. She probably thought she knows everything about everything, and is infallible. That, and she was high at the time.

So what's the fuckin point, you might ask?

                                                                         ...Wait for it...

I don't know!

But the whole insisting that I don't know isn't an answer sounds suspiciously like something somebody's mother said to them when they were a kid, and it stuck with them. It makes about as much sense as other 'Mommyisms' such as, "Do as I say, not as I do." or "Because I said so." So how does a nonsense statement like this continue to survive? A quick google search will give you links to numerous pages concerning this topic. Three of those are from Reddit, (Why is "I don't know." not an answer) The Muse, (What leaders say when they don't know the answer, What to say instead of I don't know) and Forbes magazine (Five alternatives to saying I don't know.) People must really hate to admit they don't know something. I mean, nobody wants to look stupid, right? But for it to become so pervasive it must've been some societally "respectable" douchebag, like a judge or a politician or some other suit that said it. Forbes is a magazine for suits, isn't it? Most suits tend to be windbags who think they are experts on everything; They got a degree, (Which only means that they sat in a stuffy classroom being bored to death and daydreaming out the window for a few years longer than you did,) they wear ties and sit behind desks pushing paper, and can't you just tell how important they are by the car they drive and the cut of their suit?! {These are the douchebags that cut you off in traffic in their Lexuses and BMWs.} How the fuck can someone go to four years of college, get a piece of paper for it, and still be a clueless moron?

I don't know.

If you don't know how to change a tire or a spark plug or your own oil, if you don't know the difference between you're & your, there, they're, & their, where, wear, & were, etc. If you don't comprehend that you are human, that you are not magically better than others just because your parents are rich, or your skin is a different shade of human than theirs, or your brand of religion is different than theirs, you shouldn't even graduate high school, let alone college.

But, this is America in 2016. Welcome to idiocracy gone wild.

And who gives a fuck what "leaders" say? They mostly talk out the side of their faces anyway. Whether it be politics as usual, legalese, banker babble, scientific jargon, etc. They all speak their own language exclusive to their profession, and they tend to look down their noses at everybody they don't consider to be their peers. (Which is precisely why I look down my nose at them, they've earned my contempt by their actions.)  Granted, every trade has its own particular set of skills, and its own lingo, but one trade is not any better or worse than any other, though some folks are better or worse at one particular thing. Why does the janitor get paid the least when he or she does the nastiest job? Why do executives get paid the most when they do the least work? That's ass backwards. I have the skills to build an entire house from the ground up, dig the hole, pour the footer, lay the foundation, frame it, wire it, plumb it, drywall it, paint it, install windows and doors, brick up the outside, and put a roof on it. So why does some suit who drives a desk for a living and never does any actual work get paid more than me? Can anyone explain that satisfactorily? I didn't think so. Paying suits more only serves to artificially inflate their egos so that they erroneously believe that they are more important than those of us who actually work for a living. Placing them in positions of so-called "authority" over others only serves to give them delusions of grandeur.
News flash - they take stinky shits just like everyone else. 
They can find themselves drunk and wallowing in a shit-filled ditch just as easily as you or I can. And one day their corporeal bodies will die and rot. 
In short, they're human, no better, no worse, but equal.

See, I learned early on to question "authority." I could see right thru their bullshit. They aren't gods. They're mortal, fallible, and imperfect humans, just like you and me. They have no actual authority over anyone. When I was a kid they tried to force me to obey, they tried to make me fit into their conformist mold, so I resolved to push back with equal or greater force, or in the event of an inability to push back for whatever reason, to get even. I spent my formative years mostly getting even in whatever way I could. Vandalism, theft, and whatever means of rebellion I could muster. Why? Mostly because my dad was one of those obedient tax-slaves who does what he's told without question, and then takes his resentments over it home with him and abuses his family. He was one of those assholes who says, "You do as I say, because I say so." (And my immediate response to that attitude is, "Fuck you. I'm gonna do the exact opposite just to spite you and prove you wrong, and flip you the finger while doing it, because I can, because fuck you.")

In order for one to have any hope of attaining wisdom and understanding, one must question everything.  Question existence, question religion, and especially, question what right any individual or group thereof thinks they have to give orders, to oppress others, to impose their will and their opinions upon any other individual or group thereof. [Spoiler Alert: They don't.]

Picture being in a courtroom, on the stand, and the persecutor (Yes, I meant persecutor rather than prosecutor, because it is a more accurate term.) asks you a question you don't know the answer to. What do you say? "I don't know." And if the pudgy judgy tells you to answer the question or be held in contempt, you inform him that you already answered the question correctly and honestly, and if he doesn't like it then he can lump it, and you find him utterly contemptible as well. Might be a nice touch as they're dragging you off to jail for refusing to be intimidated if you tell him to go take a flying fuck at a rolling doughnut, and then spit in his general direction.

Therein lies the underlying issue at hand here: Intimidation. I refuse to be intimidated. I'm a dissident. I'm an anarchist. I refuse to recognize any so-called "authority."  They can abuse me, imprison me, even kill me, but they can't make me obey. They can't take my pride and dignity from me. I'll spit in their faces with my dying breath, if necessary. And that's not to say that I have no humility, I do. I realize that I'm human, same as everyone else, and therefore equal. I would run into a burning building to save an innocent child, with no regard for my own safety. Not to try to be a hero, but because it's the right thing to do. I'll make sure that the innocent around me have all eaten before I feed my own face. If everyone felt this way, we'd all be better individuals.

I can't say whether or not I would fall on a grenade to save my enemy, because that situation hasn't happened yet, and it probably won't, therefore.... I Don't Know.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Pee pot smasher / Tooth gnasher

Pee pot smasher
Tooth gnasher
Grab a chunk and run past her
Two lame mules
Empty of promise

Run for cover
Terrible tunnles
Steel teeth of death
Bone crushing motion
No rabbit left to witness
The tall grass prairie

All alone
Toothless Puma

Two bits
Won't buy
A cup of dinner

But it's nice
To be loved

The ocean is grey
The ocean is grey

All fall down and
Break the monotony
Two bells tolled
Shattered windows
Pieces of what seems
Bag of smithereens

All the way to  Houston
For a sack
Of golden dreams

Chocolate covered
Coffee beans

Friday, September 30, 2016

Where Did My Fuckin Videos Go?!

I took four or five videos with my phone.  I plugged the phone into my computer, running windows 8. I proceeded to make a new folder, name it, and cut/paste the videos from the phone to the new folder.  I go to look for the folder, and it's gone.

What the fuck?!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Coffee... Mmmm, coffee... (And other profound insights...)

I haven't blogged in quite awhile.  I haven't barfed in quite awhile either, but that's another story.  Mmm, I dig coffee.  This morning it's a mixture of Starbux Sumatra ground on top of some Maxwell House Master Blend. (There's a free plug for you Maxwell House, can I have some free coffe?)  ...This morning it's 2:12 in the afternoon, because I work nights right now, so this is my morning.  But I digress. 

Anyways, I was reading about Frank Lloyd Wright's Broadacre City, his dream project, which never came to fruition.  If it had, it would've been his magnum opus, his crowning achievement.  It also would've turned much of the north American continent into what basically amounts to urban and suburban sprawl.  Of course, that very thing has been happening at an alarming rate anyway, since at least 1980, and probably a lot longer.  I loathe sprawl.  A lot of beautiful natural woods has been destroyed to accommodate preplanned yuppy suburbia and strip malls.  Access to some of the best fishing holes has been usurped in favor of bicycle trails.  To me, this underlines and illustrates the artificial plastic disposable nature of modern western society.  Just destroy the natural and yuppify everything into one gigantic golf course.  Wright's ideal wouldn't have been any better.

I have admired Fallingwater since I first saw it, the way it tries to blend in with the surrounding land, rather than intrude upon it, but it does intrude, however subtly.  I'm beginning to view Wright more like Gary Cooper's character from Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead.  I'm no architect, but if given the chance, I would design society to exist in harmony with the natural world.  There needs to be open spaces.  There should be access for the wildlife to get from one side of the highway to the other, without becoming road-pizza.  Remember, the deer and other critters aren't in your backyard, you're in theirs.  They were here first.  Couldn't roads be built with tunnels underneath for the critters, and fences along the edges to keep them off?  Couldn't cities and communities be designed to do minimal damage to the environment?  I think they could.  I think man is haughty and self-important, attempting to corral and control nature rather than trying to coexist with it, or to exist within it.  Critters don't belong in zoos, they are free beings, who deserve freedom to range.  If humankind can't peacefully exist within nature, then maybe it is we who belong in zoos.

I believe that we were charged with a solemn duty to be the caretakers of this planet, and that we have thus far failed miserably at it.  We are not meant to exploit and abuse, these ideas are not natural, they seem very foreign to me.  Some outside influence has fucked with our thinking.  I'm not suggesting any cockamamey L Ron Hubbard nonsense, but just think about it for a minute.  Detach yourselves from your iPhones and your televisions, put down the xbox controller, and meditate.  Think about The Matrix, think about the Mandela effect, think about CERN, think about Brave New World...  During the Pleistocene Epoch, humanity existed within nature.  Then something changed.  After the glaciers receded, people in the old world began to view themselves as somehow above nature, rather than as a part of it.  People here on Turtle Island continued to live in harmony with nature for the most part.  Of course, we don't know the whole story, because it has been intentionally erased, the truth hidden from us by someone, for whatever reason(s).  Consider HG Wells' The Time Machine.  The Eloi lived above ground, they were largely innocent, while the sinister and diabolical Morlock lived in subterranean tunnels.  The Morlock came out at night to prey on the Eloi, much as humans prey on cows.  Now, consider David Paulides Missing 411.  What, pray tell, is preying on humans?  What if the Morlock found a way to shapeshift and make themselves resemble the Eloi, or even to interbreed with them while retaining their predatory nature, and to construct a (global?) society based upon hierarchy, wherein they would be the elite, whilst keeping the livestock stupid and docile and easily manipulated...  (Starting to resemble anything?  Making y'all think, at least, ain't it) 

I don't know, man.  I'm still trying to figure it all out.  Writing it helps me to contemplate, and if anyone reads this blog, maybe they will contemplate things as well.  Meditation and contemplation beat the fuckin dogpiss out of playing videogames, or watching mindless drivel on the idiot-box, or drinking whiskey, or shooting dope, or smoking crack or meth, or munching handfuls of Xanax... Well, for me they do.  Y'all make up your own minds.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Get Your Fucking Paws Off Me, You Damn Dirty Fascist

Get your stinking paws off of me, you damn dirty ape!  Them apes fucked with Judah Ben Moses In Space!  Them apes wasn't too bright.  Well, a few of them were.  But not Claude Akins, he was just mean.  Anyways...  What if it was like that, only we're the apes?  Humans, homo sapiens sapiens, modern man, yeah, what if we took over after the gods went home?  We were bred from the hominids, and the gods.  We were bred again from the Neanderthals and Denisovans, and the demigods, or Nephilim, or whatever you choose to call them.  Imagine for a minute, if you will, mad scientists working in some covert government lab somewhere.  They take some human DNA and some ape DNA, they splice and they play.  Their objective is to create a race of workers, intelligent enough to follow directions, but stupid enough to do it without question.  And strong enough to do heavy work.  Stronger than we are...  Now imagine this is what the gods did, how they made us millions of years ago.  DNA mixing in a blender, spitting out little manlings and womanlings.  Now, imagine we rebelled and killed them, or they died off by some other means, or they left in a hurry to escape something.  For whatever reason, the gods went away.  Maybe we rose up and killed them.  Maybe they killed each other.  Whatever the case, they went wherever they went.  Nobody is left from then to tell us the real story.  We ignore the ancient stories, we reject them as fantasy mythos.  But whatever happened...
We found ourselves suddenly free to roam in a paradise, but we had competition, the very Neanderthals, Denisovans, Cro-Magnons, etc. that were our ancestors.  We had to drive them off the best hunting grounds, lest we starve.  But the gods left us na├»ve and innocent.  They took their vast storehouse of knowledge with them.  Man does not know himself.  We had to learn from trial & error.  We had to learn how to survive.  Messengers came among us.  They taught us things.  How to fish, how to make tools...  Who were these messengers?  Who the fuck knows?  Maybe they were gods who stayed behind to watch over us, maybe not.  They taught us of wheels, they taught us of wind and waves...  In many places they were worshiped as gods.  They built great cities.  (Or were the cities built before the gods left?  Again, who knows?)  Nobody lives today who lived then, or if we do, we've long forgotten.  DNA.  We need to learn how to access our genetic memory.
Get your long spindly fingers off me, you damn dirty alien!  Nothing is what it seems.  Scratch the surface.  Dig down a few feet.  See what you dig up.  Everything's there.  Right wherever you put it.