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So Many Billboards

With just enough time in between
To decipher what they might mean
.
Figuring too their expressed intent
So companies can collect the rent
.
UNSETTLED??
.
Jesus offers stability
.
1 Corinthians 3 11
.
There are so many ways to
Read or read into this ad
.
Is it an ad for a home contractor
Who does earthquake retrofitting?
.
(Like if it were attached to other
Radio and TV ads might sound)
.
“Did the most recent earthquake
Bring shakiness to your world?”
.
Call Jesus he can earthquake proof
Your home offering stability
.
Dial 1-COR-INT-HIAN Offer code 3 11
.
Perhaps not
.
I’ve heard Jesus’s stepfather was
A carpenter doesn’t mean he is
.
Maybe…..1 corinthians 3 11 is a
Bible passage,  will check it out
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“For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.”
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Hmmm, not feeling anymore stable
.
More confused rather
Wish I kept my Cracker Jack
Super decoder ring
.
To do thorough research for this post
I kept my eye out for this billboard
It is hard to catch every nuance at
65 mph and watch the road and traffic
.
It has a photograph of a person with
Their head in their hands facing down
As the background to the large font
Eye catching headline UNSETTLED?
.
(More disturbed, in an era focused on
Not driving distracted, there are more and
More things to read from the highway)
.
On the last trip by the billboard
Noticed a barely noticeable
Logo and “something” ministries
That must have paid for the ad
.
Wouldn’t it be better if the money
From the collection plate went straight
To helping people in need, instead of
Sending cryptic messages via billboards
.
Then maybe the people helped would be
Inspired to live the Master’s teachings
.
(You know, somebody somewhere is
Beaming at their clever sign and “message”
.
Not sure how that passage offers stability
.
“For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.”
.
1 Corinthians 3 11
.
Except that the “ministrie’s” congregates
Can lure more congregants to fill the
Collection plate to put up more signs
.
I’m going with my earthquake theory
.
“Just an observation,
Maybe I need
Different glasses.”
.
– Angelo Devlin

Resignation

If x amount of people believe
That their candidate “won”
The last election in 2020
.
But due to fraud and or democrats
Had it “stolen” from him / them due
To prearranged conspiracy theories
.
How come no-one is considering
If the “they’s” were crafty enough
Once, they could do it again, noooo
.
The red flags are already flying
“45” (Don needs no extra publicity)
2024 “The Revenge Tour”
.
Since when did a position
Of public service turn into
A perceived need for revenge
.
Especially since many followers
Allege themselves to be……..
“Christ”-ians followers of…..Christ
.
Not knowing much of the fellow
Everything I’ve gleaned is that he
Is / was a teacher, a Master of Wisdom
.
Who was sent to humanity to teach
Influence, guide, show by example
What he is best known for……….
.
FORGIVENESS
.
Ooopsie
.
If the only reason he is coming back
Is to teach a refresher course that’s sad
.
One lesson lost after two thousand years
And absolutely no practice or application
Seems a very very simple lesson to me
.
Forgive ….move on….and evolve so that
That Jesus fellow can lead a graduation
Ceremony so we can implement other
Lessons like feeding the hungry
Helping the poor healing the sick
.
You know……stuff…..Christ…would do
Nope these people must be following
A different Jesus then the one written about
.
Not really leadership, rather just how to point
Fingers, place blame, shirk responsibilities
Be vengeful, petty, you know….conservative
Caucasian, gun toting, registered republicans
.
I guess in this post intelligence era
Some people can resign themselves
To the notion that their beliefs are their
“Their” God based beliefs and not of a
Benevolent power that connects everyone
.
“Just an observation,
Maybe I need
Different glasses.”
.
– Angelo Devlin

Senseless Symbolism

As an observationalist
Just when you think
You have seen it all
………along comes a
.
Vanity license plate
.
With the rectangular
Representation of a
“Don’t Tread On Me”
Yellow background flag
Coiled snake foreground
.
This had me guffawing
All the way to the
Dictionary definitions
Of IRONY
.
Also, when it was
Originally flown…..1775
.
Too which
.
“The tread in Gadsden’s defiant phrase, don’t tread on me, means “to step, walk, or trample so as to press, crush, or injure something.” And so, with its tongue flicked, fangs out, and body coiled in defense, the rattlesnake (and motto) warns: “If you dare put your foot down on me, I will strike.”
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– Dictionary.com.
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Here’s the ironic part
.
It is used by various groups
(I say groups because
Individuals do not need flags)
To “symbolize” their “feelings”
Of “oppression” from….get this
.
Governments exercising “tyranny”
.
Collecting too many taxes or
That maybe “THEY” through
Convoluted language “might”
“Maybe” take their guns away
.
Perhaps those license plate
Purchasers ought check with
Who they are paying extra “fees”
(Euphemism for taxes) ha ha he he
.
Oh yeah, the bogeyman government
.
Well, if it is voluntary
It’s not really a tax…….besides
.
It “expresses” how that person
“Feels” about their “oppressors”
.
Though they are technically
Funding their would be oppressor
.
Are you still giggling…..I am
.
Maybe instead of using a
Timber Rattlesnake ready to strike
They could use a more accurate one
.
Perhaps the Ouroboros one
.
One that literally feeds on itself
.
Wait this gets even better
.
In light of its usage to combat
People’s fear their unregistered
Or registered toy guns
Will get taken away………
.
Most “state” license plates are
Made by……prisoners who have
Had their “right” to own guns
…………..Taken away
.
I guess that is why they are called
.
“Vanity” plates
.
“Vanity: something that is vain, empty, or valueless”
.
– M-W.com
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“Just an observation,
Maybe I need
Different glasses.”
.
– Angelo Devlin

DON’T TREAD ON ME !!!!

Ummm, here’s your boots.

Weekend Prescription

I do not prescribe to the
Mass indoctrinated notion
That annually society honors
People who kill people
.
Which then filters itself
Into the entire year as a
Thoughtless mindless cliché
Of “Thank a vet”
.
Just to be clear
.
My uncle and my best friend
Were Marines
.
For that was their * “calling”
.
My uncle’s calling
To my best perception / understanding
(He’s dead now)
Is that he was an unruly child
.
So, since he had unfit parents
.
They (yes, grandpa and grandma)
Sent him off to military school
.
You know “military school”
.
Where sergeants can take that
Unfettered rambunctious energy
Focus it into dictated discipline
To follow orders unquestioningly
.
So instead of getting into fights
“Disobeying” authority (parents)
.
Society’s prescription is to
Take that wild free spirit
Make it into a commanded killer
.
(Wouldn’t want to teach the little #ucker
To paint or create and build something)
.
Or as I like to call it
A post natal out of the womb
Abortion doctor
.
Anybody else see this correlation?
.
Man, am I getting off my own track
.
My best friend’s * “calling” was
To my best perception / understanding
Being a Marine
Due to the daily weekly
Daddy discipline of a detached father
Who was also a Marine
.
Into living with the nightly nightmares
Of the faces of the people he killed
At……the government’s direction
.
And I nearly joined as well
Except I’m a big pussy who
Doesn’t want to kill people
Or see people killed
.
Certainly not at the behest
Of an untrustworthy authority
Who would be deciding who it is
I might be killing
.
(It would be illegal if I chose
Yet, “patriotic” if they choose
I am so confused over that
Murderously fine line)
.
Because perhaps the “enemy” might
Be on the wrong land at the wrong time
With a resource under their feet
That some criminal corporation
.
Tells the government in order to
Get this resource
(oil, lanthanum, cobalt, tungsten)
Even cheaper than just “buying” it
.
Needs some mercenaries to
Occupy the land and kill civilians
Ooops I meant “neutralize”
.
So they can process it
Into an energy source
.
However, if the masses understood
This process of acquisition
They might object and find a
Peaceful solution (#uck that)
“That’s” too expensive
.
Best sell that notion under
The guise of “freedom” and “democracy”
“Flag waving” “truth” (HA) and “justice”
.
Demonizing and dehumanizing people
So murder can be justified
With false pretenses
.
Or just be happy they get
A three day weekend
To unwind from the grind
(A furlough from the “man”)
Get drunk and eat excess
Slaughtered cows and pigs
.
Geez, I wonder why we are
Always so bloodthirsty????
.
“Just an observation,
Maybe I need
Different glasses.”
.
– Angelo Devlin

* Calling

“Everyone who joined the military, joined the military cause they kinda want to go kill other people.
.
Right? And that’s good. That’s your instinct. Your instinct is your true God, follow it. If you just want to fucking kill someone, there’s a place for it.
.
Go to the military. As long as people who kinda want to go kill other people are going to kill other people who kinda wanna go to kill other people, you’re killing all the right people, and opening up all the best parking spaces.”
.
– Doug Stanhope
.
.
“Dated” yet relevant
.
“I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.
.
I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in.
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I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912.
.
I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested.
.
Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.”
.
Smedley D. Butler, 
“War is a Racket”:
.
The Antiwar Classic by America’s Most Decorated Soldier

Perceptions

There are no beliefs
Only perceptions
People cling to

People’s beliefs are about
As concrete as the cloud
They just busted of a
Seahorse riding a unicorn

So if you feel like arguing
For yours or against others
Just know what they are
Based on, lighter than air mist
Trapped under the atmosphere
.
Wild imaginations attached
To perception retention centers
With a scattered yet convenient
Recall if it serves a purpose
Or none at all, other than
.
To justify a concept
That makes you feel
All warm and fuzzy or
Irate and murderous
Never really in-between
.
Lasting as long as the unicorn ride
Which viewed at the same time
From any different subjective angle
May appear as an upside-down tree
Suspended from a draw bridge
.
Knowing how ethereal their
Sagacious opinions are, some
If not many bipedal earthling
Artists, perceive they have
Harnessed the Seahorse and
Corralled it in their cranium
.
Especially after they
Have gathered into groups
.
As something that is going
To last beyond this moment
Once their vehicle dissappears
.
Not using moment lightly
Since infinity lasts infinitely
Makes one’s 0 to 120 trips
Around the sun both momentous
And momentarines
.
At least, that is my perception
.
“Just an observation,
Maybe I need
Different glasses.”
.
– Angelo Devlin

No Plan

Just like the divine plan
This post has no blueprint or direction
Just a mish-mash of thoughts
Strung loosely together from
Thoughts floating through my cranium
After a ride over a river over bridges
.
No Plan
.
Only
.
Situations and circumstances
Perceived through the lens of
Linear mutual appreciation
Seeking to maybe understand
Holograms within holograms
As testaments of experience
.
Which is bizarrely a much better
Explanation of a shared reality
Then to easily dismiss it away
As something that a “God” did
.
At some point many individuals
Were taught or led to believe
That an omniscient invisible man
Floating in abysmal darkness
“Created” you, me and all we see
.
When logic, reason, faith and science
Prove otherwise that what is “here”
Has always been here, just changes
Its shape through the miraculous
Observations and sensory touch
Of waves and particles interchanging
.
This occured to me while crossing
Over a river several times plus
Seeing it along the highway with
Eroding banks and high water marks
.
With the contemplation of the notion
Click clacking in the back of my head
That an invisible man with a “plan”
Made all that is in just under a “weak”
.
Though that “time” frame only applies
To the third rock from the sun as that
Time frame would differ greatly from
Say a Saturian or Mercurial perspective
Or perhaps a galaxy far far away
.
While it may be crassly egotistical
To think that a mere spark of the divine
Has possibly more insight than God
It just seems that if all this attribution
Is blindly given to a supernatural power
It ought make at least a modicum of sense
.
The contention being that a better
Understanding will not hinder freewill
.
Coded messages by words translated
Or given by self appointed messengers
Are hardly the blueprints of a divine plan
.
Blueprints supercede linguistic barriers
So each individual knows their role in
Accomplishing their task, not something
Derived from ancient languages rewritten
Reworded recontextualized or omitted
.
What survives out of those redacted and
Heavily edited Kingly cooked books
Do not serve well the leftovers of the
Globalcidal drowning of the first batch
.
Whether our home is 12,000 years old
Or 4.5 Billion years (quite the discrepancy)
Its perfection is being a self correcting
* System all by itself without any fingers
Guiding one iota of any “idealistic”
“Fatalistic” or “reasoned” outcomes
.
God is not shaking the ground
Blowing mobile homes around or
Moving excess water from the clouds
Because he’s angry with anyone’s
Sexual proclivity, politics, epidermis hue
Criminal behavior or saintly conduct
.
Why? As George Carlin might say…..
.
He simply doesn’t give a shit
.
After all If the perfection is in the flaws
Then the creation is not perfect at all
This is where the river “created” this post
As “man” did not “create” the river, “God” did
.
The river’s flow is now severely much slower
Not seasonally mind you, generationally
As the high water marks are no longer high
.
Is God responsible hmmm, noooooo
.
We are, all because we haven’t lifted a
Finger, batted an eye lash or given rest
To our collective reproductive organs
To do anything to protect God’s / our earth
.
The irony is not lost on the whimsical wish
Of wanting to leave a better world for their
Children by having more children does not
Leave a better world for any children
.
Regardless of their parents bank statement
Or high mansion walls, once you are gone
It merely compounds the problems on
.
The toxicity of water, manufacturing of
Nutritionless food, overfished oceans
Ravaged Rainforests and regular ones
.
Raped landscapes where rich people
“Escape” to on the backs of the people
Who can’t afford to live anywhere near
(That’s another post for another time)
.
Since we are all microcosms of infinity
Perceiving the external as the internal
“Should” be a snap like moving fingers
Perpendicularly opposed creating sound
In an instant like the moment just enough
Space dust coagulates to give rise to the
Birth of a galaxy like the one you are in now
.
Which if some of the spherical stones
Form in the Goldilocks zone at the “right”
Distance from the burning sphere of
Gaseous radiation the rivers will
Once again ebb and flow to their
Own course in concert with gravity
.
One can not exercise their God given
Freewill if they can not divine choices
Of selected outcomes of their freewill
If the default notion can if not always
Reverts to the fail-safe excuse / reason
Of of it must have been God’s will
.
How convenient
.
This is click clacking in my head too
.
“Trillions and trillions of prayers every day asking and begging and pleading for favors. ‘Do this’ ‘Gimme that’ ‘I want a new car’ ‘I want a better job’. And most of this praying takes place on Sunday. His day off. And I say fine, pray for anything you want. Pray for anything.

But…what about the divine plan? Remember that? The divine plan. Long time ago God made a divine plan. Gave it a lot of thought. Decided it was a good plan. Put it into practice. And for billion and billions of years the divine plan has been doing just fine.
.
Now you come along and pray for something. Well, suppose the thing you want isn’t in God’s divine plan. What do you want him to do? Change his plan? Just for you? Doesn’t it seem a little arrogant? It’s a divine plan.
.
What’s the use of being God if every run-down schmuck with a two dollar prayer book can come along and fuck up your plan?
.
And here’s something else, another problem you might have; suppose your prayers aren’t answered. What do you say?
.
‘Well it’s God’s will. God’s will be done.’ Fine, but if it is God’s will and he’s going to do whatever he wants to anyway; why the fuck bother praying in the first place? Seems like a big waste of time to me. Couldn’t you just skip the praying part and get right to his will?”
.
-George Carlin,
.
“You Are All Diseased”

*
“The planet isn’t going anywhere… we are! We’re going away! Pack your shit folks! We’re going away and we won’t leave much of a trace either, thank God for that… maybe a little styrofoam… maybe… little styrofoam.
.
The planet will be here, we’ll be long gone; just another failed mutation; just another closed-end biological mistake; an evolutionary cul-de-sac. The planet will shake us off like a bad case of fleas, a surface nuisance.
//
The planet will be here for a long, long, LONG time after we’re gone and it will heal itself, it will cleanse itself cause that’s what it does. It’s a self-correcting system. The air and the water will recover, the earth will be renewed, and if it’s true that plastic is not degradable, well, the planet will simply incorporate plastic into a new paradigm: The Earth plus Plastic.”

– George Carlin
.
“Just an observation,
Maybe I need
Different glasses.”
.
– Angelo Devlin

Suicidal Life Raft

Or what others
May refer to as
.
Earth
.
Quite the strange
Phenomenon of
Being on a
.
Life Raft
Only to see
Another one
.
Constantly
.
Nine months
Away as a “New”
Life Raft
.
Is the
Metaphorical
Equivalent of
.
Going to Mars
.
Having been on
The Life Raft
For so long
.
Many have lost
.
Sight
.
That it is a
Life Raft
.
Safely carrying
Everyone on board
In the cosmic
.
Sea / see
.
Which until
Alleged humanity
Can catch up to
The other
.
Life Raft
.
We ought to
Take care of
This one
.
But noooooo
.
We are going to
Fill this one up
From the inside
.
As water
.
Comes in
Over the sides
While trying to
.
Poke holes
In the bottom
For energy and
.
Plastic
.
Waiting to get
To the other
Life Raft
.
Which is always
.
Nine months away
.
Does that
Time frame
Sound familiar
.
Still the delusional
Carrot on a stick
Is out there.
.
Distracting
.
The “Survivors”
.
Differently aware
That the only way
To have a better
.
Life Raft
.
Is to take care
Of the one
We are on
.
“Just an observation,
Maybe I need
Different glasses.”
.
– Angelo Devlin
.
Regardless
.
We will live
Each day as if it
Were our last
All aboard our
.
Suicidal Life Raft

Essence

Time
Is only
Slightly
Of the
Essence
.
As it is
Merely a
Construct
Of the
Collective
Mind
.
To discern
Our subjective
Objective as
Individual
Sparks of
The divine
.
Sorting out
Emotions and
Reality from
Indoctrinations
.
Well intended
Perhaps but still
Indoctrinations
.
That you are
Your body
Religion
Gender
Child
Parent
Or
Your “Rights”
.
That
Opposes
Other
Bodies
Religions
Genders
Children
Parents
And
Their “same”
“Rights”
.
As if it
Weren’t
Already you
You are
Opposing
How…….
Exhausting
.
Likewise
Death as
An essence
As well
.
As there is
None
Only recycle
And repeat
Learn and
Discern
If you will
.
“Just an observation,
Maybe I need
Different glasses.”
.
– Angelo Devlin

Lying Of Duty

Hold on for a bumpy ride
That goes nowhere…..not really
.
Lying Of Duty
.
In the line of duty
With the clever, yet deceptive
Incongruous slogan that
Does not match behaviors
.
“To serve and to protect”
.
Which plays well to the audience
Leading them to believe
It means “them” and not the
Corporate masters they serve
.
Quick example to illustrate
From a microcosm of the whole
.
Small town with one “Sheriff”
Simultaneously receives calls
From a bank being robbed and a
House of worship being vandalized
Both a mile away with equal
“Monetary” damage manifested
.
Where’s the Sheriff going?
.
Tick, tock, tick….you guessed it
.
Where the Sheriff’s money is
Buy, those who pay him, her or they
But hey, “they” are only doing the job
Society is asking them to, after all
Their “money” is in there as well
.
Even though they may find comfort
Solace and guidance in the other building
Or at least, compare clothing and cars
No matter that, they “need” money
Especially since they think they
Can take it with them, when…..they go
.
It does spot-light human values
.
Society is so deeply indoctrinated
Into believing that more enforcement
Of “Law and Order” will save the day
Protect them from the bogeyman
That itself has created by accepting
The dichotomous notion for one, that
Since nearly 50% of all incarcerations
Are drug related it reveals only that
.
“Illegal” substances (drugs) are bad
Yet, “legal” chemicals (pharmaceuticals)
Are good, by a fine line of which
Cartel wields the most power
.
Oh yeah, the pharmaceuticals with
High rise buildings, corporate logos
Fancy labs and sanitary conditions
Bank accounts and deep pocket insurance
.
Same small town example would
Apply to a singular fire station as well
With a drug den on fire or a legal lab
Equidistant away from the station with
The same amount of lives to be lost
Where is the firetruck going first?
.
Hmmmmm?
.
I’m not trying to be all
Namby-Pambi about this
However
Haven’t the bipedal
Earthly artists
Evolved past the “need” for
Law
En-“Force”ment
………Look around
It’s not working.
.
Certainly did not work for George Floyd
.
For being under “suspicion” for using
“Fake” money, a counterfeit $20. bill
.
See what happens if the bank’s money
Is not being used, they don’t get their cut
Even though it is all “fake” in the first place
.
Back to George Floyd
.
Of which, in either side of nine minutes
An unintended audience was sadly
Metaphorically privy to a late term
Open air (poor choice of words)
Out of the womb abortion of a
2,392 week old grown fetus
.
Whose taxes also allegedly paid
For “service” and “protection”
Reiterating another empty slogan
For empty heads and hearts
.
“We do not serve or protect you
We are very blatantly a private military
Carrying out only the will of your
Capitalist ruling class
Fuck you and fuck poor people”
.
Author “Unknown”
.
It seems as though the
Proclivity of human nature
Is to do what it wants especially
Is if it is not “allowed” to do “that”
.
Not that the source can be trusted
However, it is in the bible saying
That God allegedly made a
Whole planet of food on
A giant sphere or according
To some an illogical flat earth
.
Loaded with edibles and
Gave the creations “freewill”
In order to be able to choose
Then said you can eat from
Every tree, except…….this one
.
Plus, just for fun, threw in
A “talking” serpent to entice
Hanging around the supposed
“Tree of Knowledge”
.
Who wouldn’t want to eat from that
Especially since no teachers
Were anywhere around
.
What was the first thing they did?
Yup, what they were told not to do
By an allegedly all powerful
Allegedly all “white” male
Which immediately turned into
Bizarre punishments for “his”
Allegedly beloved creations
.
I infer to allegedly as there is
Absolutely no proof only the use
Of misconceptions over millennia
.
Let me try and bring this
Roller-coaster cart safely back
To the loading unloading platform
(In case you want to ride it again)
.
You know how some people believe
They will have another beer
.
I believe it is our duty to behave like
The ascended masters spiritual teachers
Muhammad, Christ, Gautama Buddha, Maitreya, Confucius, Krishna, Carlin, Hicks
(Just seeing if you are paying attention)
.
Instead of believing a nicer kinder more
Humane Law En-“Force”ment officer is
Going to solve humanity’s “problems” with
WMD’s, body armor tazers and cameras
While “working” in their lying of duty.
.
“Just an observation,
Maybe I need
Different glasses.”
.
– Angelo Devlin
.

Neither Positive Or Negative


The glass
Is neither
Half-full
Nor
Half-empty
.
In the instant one determines the level of the contents of the glass, is the same moment they would realize that there is no glass or liquid in the first place.
.
Merely perceptions of projections broadcast by the mind’s eye on to the sensory screen of illusion that there is only waves and particles interchanging always in all ways.
.
Consciously or unconsciously agreed to by the universal mind as toys on the playground for individual subjective views to experience their surroundings as positive or negative.
.
Leaving only attitudes and opinions to satiate an ego differentiating itself from other ego’s in simple yet complex ways of experiences.
.
Or
.
The contents of the glass is simply at the midpoint of its capacity and that is that.
.
“Just an observation,
Maybe I need
Different glasses.”
.
– Angelo Devlin