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Cute Little Lights

On newer cars

Adding glorified technology

When old “technology” worked

Lulling the operator to trust

The well placed but

Sensory depriving ability to

Pay attention to the road

By putting

Cute little lights in the

Side rear view mirrors

To “alert” the driver that

Vehicles approaching from

The rear and sides are

Getting too close when

For a mere 50 cents of

Reflecting mirrored plastic

The same could have

Been accomplished

With small

Convex mirrors

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I’d Watch

I’d watch or

Listen to more

Faux News

If I wasn’t afraid

That I’d swallow

The audio / visual

Kool-aid

That appears to have

Affected / effected

It’s target audience

Getting in to a

Zombie like trance

Of blindly and

Unconsciously

Following their

Blue suit

White shirt

Red tied / tyed

Alleged leader

Who more and more

Continues to look like

A

Tangled up

Putin Puppet

Who, even with

“Big” hands

Can’t grasp

Either the

Approval he seeks

Nor

The admiration

Or adoration

He appears to

So desperately need

Nary

Nary

A shot was fired

Meanwhile an

Out of touch

Uneducated

Myself included

Populace

Has succumbed

To

Losing its dignity

Not to a

Foreign power

Or an

Oppressive regime

Merely

Greed and consumption

Deceit and distraction

Patriotism and subjugation

Nihilism and nationalism

Almost collectively

In lock step

With the

Party

And the

Party’s slogans

*     WAR IS PEACE

  FREEDOM IS SLAVERY

IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH

And finally

A whimpering cry

down with big brother

down with big brother

down wit……awe #uck it

As the masses

Stare blankly

At the telescreens

Getting

Reality rations

Of

Regurgitated rhetoric

From a

Republican racist

Claiming no collusion

Which may

Or not be the case

However

He is definitely

Playing deep

From a

Propaganda playbook

Otherwise

Why would you care

Save the

At will

Personal sadism

To manifest

Destructive agita

When

If you simply

Turned off

The radio and TV

Hugged a family member

Asked them

About

Their day

Checked to see

If they’re okay

Cherish them

Also

Be kinder

To someone that

Doesn’t look like you

Or speaks differently

That believes in a

Different invisible

Bogeyman

Than you

Learn to

Appreciate

Their point of view

Despite all the

Hifalutin egotistical

Narcissistic thoughts

Of your/our/my

Self aggrandized

Importance

*

WAR IS PEACE

Attacking Syria for attacking their people

WTF?

FREEDOM IS SLAVERY

“You have to stand proudly for the National Anthem or you shouldn’t be playing. You shouldn’t be there. Maybe you shouldn’t be in the country,”
– Donald Trump

Having taken a dangerous and circuitous route to essentially and nearly irrevocably outlaw flag burning. As a similar use of a nonviolent protest such as the * “taking of a knee”

To bring attention to the indiscriminate brutality and unpunished murder by a few members in a group of government paid (your tax dollars at work “to protect and serve” ?) employees.

By another group that has an albeit public yet distractive forum to highlight how some of our fellow space travelers are systematically being injured and killed by state power simply because they can. **

It is as if, that pathetic police protocol of pistol popping gets a pre-pardon from punishment while perturbed and perplexed pallbearers perpetually plant their people.

Whose only offense is having an epidermis pigmentation that reflects less light.

IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH

***

Proven by who is in the white house
Who should probably realize……..

.”More people watch football, then vote for President.”

– Joe Rogan

*
In youth sports, players take a knee when another player is hurt. It is an acknowledgment of the vulnerable humanity that, for the moment, has been obscured by the intense competition of the game. Taking a knee in that context is, like a religious genuflection, a gesture of self-surrender before the greater reality of human suffering.

//

Likewise, when black players take a knee during the national anthem to protest police violence against African-Americans, they are making a gesture of pain and distress.

They are putting America in a more honest context — our “Star-Spangled Banner” dimly seen through the mists of deep injury. It is like flying an American flag upside down in a moment of emergency.

– NY Times

By LEE SIEGEL
September 25, 2017
**

(my alterations)

“First they came for the Socialists, (Blacks) and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist (Black).

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, (Immigrants) and I did not speak out. Because I was not a Trade Unionists. An (Immigrant).

Then they came for the Jews, (Muslims) and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew. (Muslim).

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

–  Martin Niemöller
.

“Hello…..

Is anybody

#ucking

Home???”
.

– Lewis Black
.

*** “Stopping Trump is a short-term solution.

The long-term solution, and it will be more difficult, is fixing the educational system that has created so many people ignorant enough to vote for Trump.”

– Andy Borowitz

There It Was

There it was

In blue and black and white

 

On some half monster

Half small penis truck

 

A blue lives matters flag

Artfully replicated on the

Cab rear window with

Stars in the LH corner

The stripes formed by

The pledge of allegiance

 

* * * * * * * * * * * “I pledge allegiance

* * * * * * * * * * * to the Flag of the

* * * * * * * * * * *  United States of

* * * * * * * * * * * America, and to the

* * * * * * * * * * * Republic for which it

stands. One Nation Under God,

indivisible with  liberty and justice for all.”

 

As I wrote, artfully done. But that is about it, since like the flag and its pledge, it is all symbolism over substance.

Me, I’m for all lives matter. What gets forgotten in the Blue (which seems to be a strange temporary euphemism for “white”) lives matter movement, is that there are black-blues, brown-blues, yellow-blues, etc.

The irony, or lack thereof of using the pledge within the image, is that at the end, even before it was ever altered, through all versions, states.

“With liberty and justice for all.”

Doesn’t always happen. My guess is that Steve Caucasian would have had more liberty, if caught with a cell phone in his grandma’s back yard than Stephon Clark did.

And probably a longer process before determining if a crime was committed. Regardless, would not have been served justice by six shots in the back.

“Stephon Clark was shot and killed on the evening of March 18, 2018, by two officers of the Sacramento Police Department in Sacramento, California, United States.

The officers were looking for a suspect who was breaking windows in the Meadowview neighborhood, and confronted Clark, an unarmed 22-year-old African-American man whom they found in the yard of his grandmother’s house, where he resided.”

– Wikipedia

Not exactly liberty or justice.  Hmmm.

 

As for the pledge, curious if people would be so eager to recite it, if they knew it was written by a “socialist”. Oh the humanity! !

 

 

 

 

Nothing Left To Lose

 

“Freedom’s just another word

For nothin’ left to lose

Nothin’ don’t mean nothin’ hon

If it ain’t free, no, no”

Janis Joplin

“Me & Bobby McGee”

 

The parameters of freedom

Are constricting like a Boa

First by immobilizing the prey

With the false security of a hug

The guise, “for your protection”

While wearing a flag bearing

T shirt made by slave labor in

A country that has little freedom

Bought in a patriotic fervor to

Represent empty pride stored inside

As the slow… cold… squeeze… limits

One’s breathing first with a cough

Then gasping out a wheezing plea

Stop! Cough I had championed you

With stars, stripes and a trite slogan

On a piece of cloth worth 50 cents

That was purchased for $19.99 plus tax

Not even knowing the true meaning

But, it sounds cool and I fit in, grunt ugh

As the compaction continues while

Ribs and skeletal structure sing

Out a high pitched crackling tune

As the red blood & white corpuscles

Slowly Ooze out of the blue veins

Disintegrating into a devoured dinner

Just before releasing the spirit into

The ether, instantaneously and

Finally understanding

The real meaning of

Freedom

 

Free at last, free at last……

 

Only to watch and wait from the

Celestial green room as the next

Cast of characters slowly gather

Anxiously waiting to start and star

In their next show, going over lines

Double checking cues, to rehearse

Blocking and timing with proper

Lighting, shadows, emotions

Ambience and soundtracks

Even deciding which vehicle (parents)

Are bringing you to the stage (earth)

 

“Living on a lighted stage
Approaches the unreal
For those who think and feel
In touch with some reality
Beyond the gilded cage

//

All the world’s indeed a stage
And we are merely players
Performers and portrayers
Each another’s audience
Outside the gilded cage”

– Rush

“Limelight”

 

Methinks I wish I knew where this

shit stuff comes from so that

I could leave it where I found it

Since for all I know, it only makes

Sense to me, which is fine as that

Is who this blog is written for.

 

Today’s Headlines

 

“Sure could use,

A little good news today”

– Anne Murray

 

 

Today’s Headlines

Brush a broad stroke

To paint a large picture

Over small details

Making a big deal

Over little to do

Hyperbole becomes

The standard norm

To quench the

Addled

Mind

Thirstily

Drinking in

New information

Like

Grasping at straws

To save

A parched

Sanity

Reading column

Inches

Either on modern

Papyrus

Forever stained

By oily black ink

That oozes from

Drying crimson blood

 

“Watching television
Is like taking
Black spray paint
To your
Third eye.”

– Bill Hicks

 

Or light emitting

Screens

Blinding the soul

Eviscerating

The spirit

That could

In a blink of an eye

Or turn of the head

Change instantly

With all the

Verifiable proof

Whisked away

Down the electronic

Orwellian

Memory hole

 

“Attention,
Your attention, please

A newsflash has this moment
Arrived from the Malabar front

Our forces in South India
Have won a glorious victory

I am authorized to say
That the action

We are now reporting
May, well bring the war

Within measurable
Distance of its end

Here is the newsflash

Plusgood

Doubleplusgood

Times 17.3.84
bb speech mal reported
Africa rectify

Times 19.12.83
Forecasts 3 YP 4th quarter
83 misprints, verify current issue

Times 14.12.84
Mini plenty mal quoted,
Chocolate rectify

Times 3.12.83
Reporting bb day order
Doubleplusungood”

 

“Doubleplusgood”

– Eurythmics “1984” Soundtrack

 

The headline

Could also

Be in

A rumor

Overheard

With all the

Accuracy

Vague as the

Wind

It is written on

Supplanted in the

Mind and

Over the top

Of

All the other

Useless Information

Stored in

The soft

Infinitely absorbing

Sponge like

Gray matter

 

“I love bad news.

Doesn’t bother me.
The more bad news there is,
The faster this system collapses.”

– George Carlin

 

Meanwhile

The attention grabber

HEADLINE

Makes the

Problem reported

Too big to fix

Therefore

Nothing gets done

Perpetuating

Sensationalism

Instead of

Humanism

So the story goes

Catastrophe

Somewhere

Such as

TERROR IN TEXAS

Hmmm

TERROR

A term used so

Often

It only stirs a

Vague emotional

Paltry perception

TEXAS

Spread out over

A large area

Creates a cryptic

Catchphrase to confuse

 

“I watch television news for one thing and one thing only: entertainment. That’s all I want from the news; entertainment.

You know my favorite thing on television? Bad news. Bad news and disasters and accidents and catastrophes.”

– George Carlin

 

Maybe instead of

TERROR IN TEXAS

Regarding

The last

School shooting

As of the writing

Of this post

The headline could read

A BULLIED STUDENT

Who’s paranoid parent

Left weapons

Easily accessible

Used them today

On fellow classmates since he felt that he had no other option and no one to talk to.

Gets to the point and may put it in a context that a reader might recognize themselves as the parent and either lock up their guns or seek help for paranoia. Which is indoctrinated in to the child.

Instead of turning it into an endless argument over an intentionally vague 2nd amendment that only prolongs the symptom leading nowhere to a cure.

 

“It’s just my opinion, I could be wrong.”

– Dennis Miller

 

It Is Bad Enough

That the English language

Is so easily obfuscated

To then have the head

Muckety-muck further

Eradicate purposeful

Archaic maxims like

Saying a justifiable

Investigation of him

Is a WITCH HUNT

Which

Tears asunder

The meaning

As he has

No special

Magical powers

Save an uncanny

Ability to play a

Victim

While closely

Resembling

Pulling a

Rabbit out of a hat

At will

While victimizing and

Distracting

His yaysayers

Albeit

Like a good magician

Making

Human kindness

And decency

Disappear

In a fog of

Smoke and mirrors

Sawing an already

Divided population

Into quarters

“That’s the way the ruling class operates in any society. They try to divide the rest of the people. They keep the lower and the middle classes fighting with each other so that they, the rich, can run off with all the fucking money!

Fairly simple thing. Happens to work. You know? Anything different–that’s what they’re gonna talk about–race, religion, ethnic and national background, jobs, income, education, social status, sexuality, anything they can do to keep us fighting with each other, so that they can keep going to the bank!”

– George Carlin

Which through

Hocus Pocus

The money appears

From behind

Your ear

That had already

Come out of your

Pocket

Into the magician’s

Pocket

As Don, Jar, Ivan and Jr

The four horses asses

Pull off a “Now You See Me”

Type “Ocean’s Eleven” heist

To attempt to satiate

Their gargantuan greed

And have enough left over

To repaint the facade

Of success over the

Termites in the woodwork

Quietly consuming as

A chaotic congress

Concedes control

Of the rule of law to

A bumbling billionaire

Desperately in debt

That his blind base

Can not see

The Kushy corruption

In Qatar

In a pay for play

Presidential pillage

Or the

Quid Pro Quo

In *JChina

Saving jobs there

And helping Carrier

None at all here

Why would he

He is not

Served by it

“One of the true tragedies in this whole thing, with Donald Trump is that he is so clearly, so obviously, nakedly playing these people for suckers. Right, he does not give a shit about any of those people, any of the people that support him.

He doesn’t give a #uck. He’s openly contemptuous of those kind people, he has been his entire life.”

– David Cross

 

*”Then there is a darker imputed motive, based on the fact that a Chinese state-controlled company loaned US$500-million to an Indonesian theme park that will feature hotels, a golf course and a residence branded with the Trump name. The news came just days before the President’s tweet.

Coincidence or not, it looks bad because Mr. Trump refuses to divest himself of his business interests.”
–  www-theglobeandmail-com.

 

The upside down abysmal level

Of hypocrisy is frighteningly staggering

Had any other previous president

Democratic Republican or Independent

Blatantly shit on the constitution

With such diarrhea splattering then

Wiped their ass with the American flag

A whole new system of government

Would have been initiated immediately

Disposing of this vile kakistocracy

Kleptocracy, autocracy, idiocracy

Replaced with a workable meritocracy