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17

 

17 Seconds of dead air

17 Families in despair

17 Pools of dried blood

17 From neighborhood

17 Caskets sold to soon

17 Rather be in classroom

17 Minutes to purchase

17 Under the surface

17 Lives so varied

17 Bodies six foot buried

17 One last breaths

17 Premature deaths

17 Warnings to ignore

17 It could have been more

17 Souls lost

17 Funerals cost

17 Mostly that age

17 Killed in a cage

17 Hopes diminished

17 Life’s plans unfinished

17 Artists extinguished

 

 

But wait, it wasn’t 17 seconds of dead air.

It was 17 x 21 seconds of

 

Assault rifle rattling

Bullets blasting

Bodies slamming

Voices screaming

Lungs heaving

Eyes scanning

Flesh tearing

Bones breaking

Hearts beating

Books falling

Parents calling

Sirens wailing

Tires screeching

Ricochet’s echoing

Feet stomping

Ears hearing

Thumbs typing

Phones ringing

Helicopters whirring

News broadcasting

System Failing

 

“When we’ve had our say with the government — and maybe the adults have gotten used to saying ‘it is what it is,’ but if us students have learned anything, it’s that if you don’t study, you will fail. And in this case if you actively do nothing, people continually end up dead, so it’s time to start doing something.”

 

– Emma Gonzalez

 

Anyone to blame

In the kill and mame

Of the NRA’S game

Having no shame

Which is insane

It will happen again

Even with poor aim

The numbers gain

No refrain

Blood red stain

Excuses lame

Culprit the brain

Madness tame

Lies are the same

Try to complain

Violence abstain

Life down drain

Memory’s in pain

Hard to contain

Guns remain

Easy to obtain

 

“Revolution”

“You say you want a revolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
You tell me that it’s evolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world

But when you talk about destruction
Don’t you know that you can count me out

Don’t you know it’s gonna be alright
Alright, alright

You say you got a real solution
Well, you know
We’d all love to see the plan
You ask me for a contribution
Well, you know
We’re all doing what we can

But if you want money for people
with minds that hate
All I can tell you is brother
you have to wait

Don’t you know it’s gonna be alright
Alright, alright, al…

You say you’ll change the constitution
Well, you know
We all want to change your head

You tell me it’s the institution
Well, you know
You’d better free your mind instead”

 

– The Beatles

 

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Casualties

Of Donald’s trade war.

 

No longer will Mall Wart, be using the slogan, “New Lower Prices”

However, in keeping with deceptive marketing and hype, will be using.

“New Enhanced Pricing”

 

Which will be about a nickel to a dollar higher on each plastic fall apart, didn’t need that in the first place product.

But it is too late, as our insatiable appetite has been whetted. Born consumers into a life of consumption, regardless the cost.

Induced by product shininess, the lights it has, the noise it makes, or the “work” it may save you.

For example, why else would someone purchase a coffee maker for $100.00 that makes a 75 cent cup of coffee?

When for about the same amount of plastic, glass and tin you can get a 15 cent cup of coffee out of a $30.00 machine, that produces less waste.

If we really wanted to balance the scales, we could just not buy so much.

Oops, can’t do that, the economy would collapse and we might evolve. Therefore all we will have to do is modify, ignore or abolish this country’s child labor laws.

Which could inadvertently solve another problem. Without schools, there would be more school shootings.

I’m sure that the armed guards keeping those adolescents and teenagers in their windowless sweaty freedom factories,  will not let anyone in to harm the pained profit producers.

Just think, then “we” could win the trade wars.

We’re # 1, We’re # 1, We’re # 1!!

 

Evolution To Devolution

We have memed and over populated ourselves out of anything reflecting “the sanctity of life”.

 

We went from

Cave paintings to hieroglyphics

Papyrus to paper

Books to bibles

Definitions to dictionaries

Rules to laws

Smoke signals to radio waves

Coins to cash

Telephones to television

War department to defense department

Truth to euphemism

The Moon to Mars

Encyclopedias to infinite information

Satellites to cell phones

Typing to touch screens

Banks to bytes

Beliefs to perceptions

Talking to texting

Tiny towns to manic megalopolises

Farms to food factories

Serenity to surveillance

Protection to brutality

Corruption to collusion

Legislation to concentration

Objective news to obnoxious opinions

Misinformation to manipulation

Recidivism to for profit prisons

Leaders to puppets

Talking heads to talking trash

People to polluters

Mother Earth to leaking landfills

 

 

“Is This The World We Created?”

– Queen

Just look at all those hungry
Mouths we have to feed
Take a look at all the
Suffering we breed

So many lonely faces
Scattered all around

Searching for what they need.

Is this the world we created?
What did we do it for?
Is this the world we invaded
Against the law?
So it seems in the end.

Is this what we’re all living for today?
The world that we created.

You know that every day
A helpless child is born
Who needs some loving care
Inside a happy home
Somewhere a wealthy man
Is sitting on his throne
Waiting for life to go by.

Is this the world we created?
We made it on our own.
Is this the world we devastated
Right to the bone?

If there’s a God in the sky looking down,

What can (S)he think of what we’ve done
To the world that (S)he created?

 

“So at best, the sanctity of life is kind of a selective thing. We get to choose which forms of life we feel are sacred, and we get to kill the rest.

Pretty neat deal, huh? You know how we got it? We made the whole fucking thing up!

Made it up, the same way we made up the death penalty. We made them both up, the sanctity of life and the death penalty.

Aren’t we versatile?!”

– George Carlin

 

A Fox Needs A Dictionary

 

“Collusion is not illegal”

– Shawn Hannity

 

After referencing, that even if Donald was involved in collusion, it would not matter, because collusion is not illegal.

 

Hmmmmm?

 

“Collusion : 

secret agreement or cooperation especially for an illegal or deceitful purpose”

– M-W.com

 

Methinks there is Kool-aid in the water cooler over at Faw(n) Ox.

 

Orange flavored.

Bleeding Sensation

If it bleeds it leads sensation

Easy to manifest a distraction

Having denied 14 an education

Plus 3 with no more vacation

Take heat off the investigation

Steer away from the correlation

That weapons and ammunition

Used to attack a sovereign nation

Paid through excessive taxation

Under the guise of democratization

Rather profits for many a corporation

Stealing resources actualization

Protecting freedom hyperbolization

Acceptable murder the rationalization

Preventive attack justification

Pretending there’ll be no retaliation

Spiraling down goes civilization

Trump first to suggest confiscation

Befuddled the NRA organization

Who needs, the mental evaluation

Putting his base in a conflagration

Students giving best demonstration

To pass reasonable legislation

Thomas Jefferson made proclamation

Tis okay to change the constitution

As a result of a growing evolution

Hopefully with a peaceful revolution

It is a flawed interpretation

Believing a few guns registration

Will impede tyrannical occupation

Caused by thinking cessation

Cognitive dissonance manipulation

 

“If the President wants to come up to me and tell me to my face that it was a terrible tragedy and how it should never have happened and maintain telling us how nothing is going to be done about it, I’m going to happily ask him how much money he received from the National Rifle Association.

You want to know something? It doesn’t matter, because I already know. Thirty million dollars. And divided by the number of gunshot victims in the United States in the one and one-half months in 2018 alone, that comes out to being $5,800. Is that how much these people are worth to you, Trump? If you don’t do anything to prevent this from continuing to occur, that number of gunshot victims will go up and the number that they are worth will go down. And we will be worthless to you.

To every politician who is taking donations from the NRA, shame on you.”

– Emma Gonzalez

 

“If you want to know how your congressman and senators are going to vote, maybe they should be like NASCAR drivers, they should actually have to have jackets with the names of all the people who are sponsoring them, wouldn’t that be cool.”

– Robin Williams

 

 

 

Death Of A Salesman

 

Nietzsche did not kill God

 

Clichés did.

In God We Trust
God bless you
God bless America
God bless our troops
God is on our side
She is with God now
He is with God now
God is smiling down on them
Pray to God
God help us
God save us
God protect us
Either you’re with God
Or you’re against God
God “sacrificed” his only son
It is God’s will
By the grace of God
Swear to God
God hates _________
One nation under God
God made Adam and Eve
Not Adam and Steve

(BTW If it is to be accepted, the notion that God “created” everything, you have to include Steve)

(Plus, everything under that creating everything umbrella, includes evil.)
Put that in your cavernous Dantes inferno pipe and smoke it.

“God bless America”

Now… now… If people wanna say “God Bless America”, that’s their business, I don’t care, but here’s what I don’t understand: If they say “God Bless America”, presumably, they believe in God and if they do, they must have heard, God loved everyone! That’s what he said, he loved everyone and loved them equally!

So why would these people ask God to do something that went against his own teachings?

You know what these “God Bless America” people oughta do? They oughta check with that Jesus fellow they’re so crazy about.

They’re always talking about “What would Jesus do?” They don’t wanna know so they can do it – they just wanna know so they can tell other people to do it!

Well, I’ll tell you what Jesus would have done. I’ll tell you what Jesus would have done!

He would have gone up on the top of the Empire State Building and said:

“GOD BLESS EVERYONE AROUND THE WORLD, FOREVER AND EVER ’TILL THE END OF TIME!”

That’s what Jesus would have done, and that’s what these people should do, or else they should admit that “God Bless America” is really just some sort of an empty slogan, with no real meaning except for something vague like “good luck!”

Good luck, America! You’re on your own!… which is a little bit closer to the truth!”

~ George Carlin

 

Either you’re with God
Or you’re against God

 

“The whole image is that eternal suffering awaits, anyone who questions God’s infinite love.

That’s the message we’re brought up with, isn’t it? Believe or die! “Thank you, for giving Lord, for all those options.”

– Bill Hicks

 

Promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God.

As if God wasn’t busy enough, this all powerful all knowing invisible entity, besides already being pseudo responsible for everything, has, because of those 17 words been put in the position of being the unlikely defender of whether or not someone in a criminal court is putting words together in the proper sequence to be decided by at least 17 people as to if, that is the truth or not.

Before observing the judge handing down some recidivism prone ineffectual draconian sentence. In the frighteningly apt description of the realm in which all cases are tried.

The “Criminal” “Justice” system.

“Hello McFly”, “Criminal” system???

Wouldn’t want a fair or compassionate one, now would we.

“That might be something Christ would do.”

– George Carlin

Meanwhile…..

“Religion has actually convinced people that there’s an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do.

And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever ’til the end of time!.
 
But He loves you. He loves you, and He needs money! He always needs money! He’s all-powerful, all-perfect, all-knowing, and all-wise, somehow just can’t handle money! “

– George Carlin

Wait, this gets worse before it gets better.
Continued in part 2

Limbo of a Salesman.

 

Limbo Of A Salesman

Continued from Death of a salesman.

 

The worst cliché.

God “sacrificed” his only son

Stretches the infinite elastic band of cognitive dissonance to its breaking point, trying to wrap any kind of awareness that that phrase invokes any truth or reasons why.

“God sounds kinda like a shitty father to me. If God was so powerful why’d he have to give his son up?

It sounds like God owed someone some money and they couldn’t get to him, so they murked his son. That’s what I really think happened.

Jesus got stabbed up in an alley… but it’s easier to sell crucifixes. You can’t sell a pendant of someone getting shanked up In the alley. It’s a marketing scheme.”

Hannibal Buress

Before writing these posts (Which, started in one direction, it had actually taken a political turn, but ended up here.) I only barely had a vague idea of why Jesus was crucified, except it is a dramatic scene in Jesus Christ Superstar.

After Googling it, I am even more confused. Perhaps I am just getting hung up on the language used.  Words like “according”. According to “x”, Jesus was crucified for eating with tax collectors and thieves. (One in the same, essentially)

“Biblically attributed”, boils down to according to a book, which was not written, anywhere near the time it occurred rather years later after being aurally passed down “telephone game” style.

Also, that it was originally written in at least three different languages Aramaic,  Hebrew and Greek . Darn that tower of Babel incident. Any chance that some of those “facts”, were lost in translation?

“I was over in Australia during easter, which was intersting. Interesting to note they celebrate Easter the same way we do; commemorating the death and resurrection of Jesus by telling our children a giant bunny rabbit left chocolate eggs in the night.

Now, I wonder why we’re #ucked up as a race, anybody? Anybody got any clues out there?

Where do you get this shit from you know? Why those two things you know?

Why not ‘Goldfish left Lincoln Logs in your sock drawer’ you know? As long as we’re making shit up, go hog wild you know. At least a goldfish with a Lincoln Log on it’s back goin’ across your floor to your sock drawer has a miraculous conotation to it.

‘Mummy, I woke today and there was a Lincoln Log in me sock drawer!’.

‘That’s the story of Jesus’.

Who comes up with this shit?! I’ve read the Bible. I can’t find the words ‘bunny’ or ‘chocolate’ anywhere in that #ucking book”.

– Bill Hicks

I’ve listened to a large portion of the Bible via the “Bible in 90 Days”, haven’t heard that reference either. Still waiting for the suspended disbelief to come down, so I can finish it.

“A hell doesn’t exist.”

– Pope Francis

Whew, maybe now I can finish listening.

 

There is light at the end of the tunnel.

Continued in part 3 Resurrection of a salesperson.