Welcome to Occupy Wall Street

We are the other 99%

Let’s talk about something important.  If you take time to read or watch anything in my blog, please take the time to read this, and watch – experience this post.

Occupy Wall Street

If you don’t know about it you should.  Some of you are broke and fed up.  Some of you don’t have a job and are finding it hard, even with your education and degrees, to find work.  Some of you drive your car and look at the Gas Prices and say?  WTF?

I see some of you in the Jewel Osco.  I watch as you pick up that steak in the meat department, look at the price, and then set it back down.  I feel for you.  Some of you may have lost your home to foreclosure, or are dealing with that very real fear right now.  Some of you can’t pay your bills, or, if you are, are having a fuck of a time doing anything else.

Some of you may have wondered why the Government gave a shit-ton of money to the Banks to encourage them to help get us out of this mess, only to watch as the Banks held on to that money, continued NOT to give out loans, and spent and squandered it on who knows what.

There are those of you who are trying to figure out what’s going to happen with your social security, or your 401k.  There may even be those of you, right now, who USED to be middle class living in a life of comfort, but now you are joining the ever-growing poor-class, while you watch as Big Business outsources so they can save money by not paying you.  Some of you may even be wondering how radical the separation has become between the rich and the poor.

Welcome to Wall Street – RIGHT NOW.  As I am writing, thousands of people have set up camp.  They are living there.  They are occupying the streets and taking a stand.  They are broke, poor, fed up and even a little frightened, but are feeling that, as Alex Jones likes to say, “We aren’t going to take it anymore!”

I have been paying attention.  I have been watching.  What started out as this:

…where the usual M.O. of intimidation of the protesters took place to try and make them lose hope and give up, has over the last couple of weeks turned to this:

Have you seen this on the nightly news or read about it in your local newspaper?  Interestingly enough there was a media blackout on this.  The media is owned by some of the very people who are considered the Rich and the Elite.   So the media was not covering this even though thousands of people are gathering, in growing numbers, to Occupy Wall Street and stand up to the Greed of the Banks, the Corporations and the Government that are trying to rape this country of every penny they can and leave it as a wasteland.  But the media could not bury this forever.

Support has been growing slowly but surely.  Everyone realizes shit is going to hell in a handbasket.  People tried Bush 1, and shit got worse.  Then they tried Clinton, and things got worse, then they tried Bush 2 and shit hit the fan HARD, and the country changed quickly, and then a false hope came along in the guise of Obama and shit continued to go down hill and the country started to take an even bigger nose dive.

Our freedoms started to go out the window.  We are engaged in perpetual war.  Our homes are disappearing.  But like I said, Support is growing on the side of these Wall Street warriors!

Lawyers:

Actors:

Hackers:

Politicians:

And finally the media, celebrities, unions, writers and more…

It’s getting interesting.  People are waking up, are starting to realize that if we don’t do anything we won’t have a country.  It will be stolen from us from Elite Rich Bankers.  It will be sold off by huge corporations.  It will be crushed by a government that has lost interest in helping and supporting it’s own citizens and are more interested in their own growth, greed and power.

I just wanted to inform those of you who happen upon my blog, this is going on, right now!  I wanted  to show my support, at least a little.  I wanted to extend a virtual hand of congratulations to the people out there in this movement and it’s supporters.

If you didn’t know about this, now you do…  It’s good to know this country hasn’t gone completely gone to shit and that now, there is real Hope for real Change, and not in the form of some bullshit Bank owned politician like in the last election.

Enjoi the movement.  Right now, history is being made…

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There is not really a themesong of the day for this one.  The music is there.  This whole event has it’s own song.  You just have to listen…
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Is It Really Racism or Is It Just a Tool?

Divide-and-conquer

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This started out as a reply to the post mentioned here: Some Real Shock and Awe: Racially Profiled and Cuffed in Detroit on the Blog “Stories from the Heartland”.

If you go over to that topic, there are shitloads of people fighting, right now, as I write this; but don’t jump over and join the fray quite yet, I want you to think about it a little first (read on my friends).

This is a VERY important topic that I think people need to REALLY pay attention to.  But the problem is, people will get caught up in the surface and get caught up in the Sideshow and the issue will probably be completely overlooked.  What we are going to discuss today, besides racism, is the concept of…

Divide and Conquer:

What does this mean?

I’m going to start out with my reply to the above blog article (the comment is still in moderation) and then continue with my thoughts after.   I may modify my comments a little to explain them, since in the comments section I wanted to try and keep them as short as I could…  I mean, it’s a “comments” section not my blog 😉

What happened in the article was called, by the author, a racist act.  She went on in the article to throw racist and judgemental slurs right back out there.  One minute she is complaining about being a victim of racism, and the next she is writing statements and descriptions like:

  • …I decided that I hated country music. I hated speedboats and shitty beer in coozies and fat bellies and rednecks.
  • …She looked like a fat Jada Pinkett Smith.
  • … a chubby middle-aged white guy with a buzz cut. He didn’t look too different from some of the officers.
  • … a middle-aged white cop with a beer belly and a flat top returned me–without handcuffs–to the cell.
But then right after her hateful comments she does say something that makes perfect sense (by the way, I’m not calling her a hateful person, I am saying she is falling into a carefully laid trap – all will be explained in due time, grasshopper):
 The real test will be if we decide to break free from our fears and hatred and truly try to be good people who practice compassion–even toward those who hate.

Ahhhh!  That’s it!  But I don’t think even the author understands the real meaning of the statement that she has written.  What she is saying in that statement is a good start, but the MEANING of it is not so much on the surface.  The meaning is, people should take off the blinders, put away their tribal hate towards each other, stop falling for the smoke and mirrors issues that are sidetracking them from what is Really going on; the issues that are at the Root of all these other surface issues such as Racism, Religious Battles, the Left Right Paradigm…

… and so much more.

What’s really happening.  Divide and Conquer…  That is:

In politics and sociologydivide and rule (derived from Latindivide et impera) (also known as divide and conquer) is a combination of politicalmilitary and economic strategy of gaining and maintaining power by breaking up larger concentrations of power into chunks that individually have less power than the one implementing the strategy. The concept refers to a strategy that breaks up existing power structures and prevents smaller power groups from linking up.

From Wikipedia.com Divide and Conquer

And I will tell you what, over at “Stories From the Heartland” that is exactly what is happening.  People are plowing away at the comments section and fighting like crazy.  However, I might challenge that incidents like the one the author wrote about in her article are not uniquely assigned to her or to anyone of any skin color, nationality, creed, religion or background.  (just hear me out…)  Maybe this time it was, but there are countless videos all over the internet where people are treated like garbage for “Security Reasons”.  Many people believe this is planned and has been for a LONG time before you and I were born…

The anniversary of 911 has just passed.  Articles like “To Christina Taylor Green” and “Remembering 9/11” are flooded across wordpress blogs and beyond, all over the internet.  Just on wordpress alone there are currently (…hold on I’ll check…).

325,553 results for 9/11

Things have most definitely changed since that terrible day.  Some might say, for the worse.   Security has tightened.  Tensions have flared up between people of all nationalities, races, creeds and religions.  We are in what many are calling, “a perpetual war.”

Ahh but if you watched the above video in full, you might have heard, besides the Perpetual War, a lot of other scary stuff…

There’s a lot of stuff out there going on all at once, that would, maybe, make it seem like someone is engineering the fall of this nation, and maybe the world (It would be easy to say the people running it are just dumb, but if you really listen to that list, doesn’t it seem like someone is strategically doing something to make it all “coincidentally” happen at the same time?).  Is it Megatron?

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Megatron

What about Cobra Commander?

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Cobra Commander

All joking aside, there are a growing number of people who are starting to question who is behind it all?  George Bush?  Bill Clinton?  Obama? Ronald Reagan?  “It’s that damn Reaganomics!”

“It’s those damn liberals and their big government!”

People tend to want to pick sides.  People want to simplify things.  Black or White.  Left or Right.  Up or Down.  In the case of what is causing so many things to go wrong at once, what if the answer were a little deeper.  That’s what those who are called 911 truthers are talking about and their numbers are growing.

The 911 truth movement is based on the fact that many people believe the events of 911 were so that Governments COULD put the crack down on EVERYONE. That this is not a racial thing. In the above blogger’s case, she may have been used as a pawn to further (or because of) the plan the Globalists have to take everyone’s rights away but trust me – things have gotten worse for everyone since the events of 911.

Globalist? (you might ask…)

What is a Globalist?  That it is a huge topic but it also is very important for you to understand with or without this discussion.  I could write a big article about this but why not, as I seem so keen on doing, let another video do the talking:

We are in the process of developing a whole series of techniques… to get people to LOVE their servitude.  This is the… Seems to me to be the Ultimate in Malevolent Revolution.

Look at that statement again.  Read it.  Understand.  “Malevolent” is not a good word.  That means what Aldous Huxley, Author of Brave New World, is saying is that there are people out there, running the show presumably (some of them mentioned in that video) who are out to control the world and NOT in a good way!  They want to do bad shit to the world and the people in it.  They want to have a Malevolent Revolution.  These are the elites, the globalists.

And that brings us to my point.  IF there are small groups of people out there trying to really control the populace and thus the world from behind the scenes, they would have to be some smart motherfuckers.  There are a LOT of possible opposition out there in the world who do not want to be controlled.

What is to just stop these people from grouping up together and going out to find these bastards and fuck them up?  “United we stand, divided we fall.”  If they can separate us and make us fight each other, they don’t have to worry about us wanting to fight them.  Create enemies for us, and we will spend time battling those enemies, EVEN if those enemies are just other people like us that are different in some way.

If you have 2 hours of time you can see that it’s not just the poor blogger in the article above they are treating terribly.  It is not just Indians and Muslims.  Here is a Documentary called “Into the Fire” you can watch about PEACEFUL protesters during the G20 summit in Canada a couple of years ago. It’s kind of creepy to see these kind of things going on.

If that’s too long for your attention span, check out this video which is about people getting arrested for (drumroll please)…

DANCING:  (?huh? What is this Footloose?)

Making this into a RACIAL issue is what they want you to think. It’s like Smoke and Mirrors. They want you to focus on another issue. Racism is bad, but there are MUCH deeper issues to address. They want us to ignore those issues and focus on more surface issues; that way they can slide stuff under the radar.  That way while WE are fighting about skin color and religion and football teams and political affiliations they can go about their business and press their agenda forward.

Here’s an example where Ron Paul call’s the reporter and the entire media for focusing on what he calls “…The Sideshow.”

He summarizes this WAY better in a small sentence than I did in all my above blah blah:

“The Sideshow… is there to stir things up and prevent us from focusing on the real problems.”

Finally, I feel for the article’s author. What happened on that plane was crap. No one should have to go through that! We are all human beings and we are Americans.  We have rights!  But we really need to steer away from the “Sideshow” no matter how much we want it to be that simple. It is not.  We need to NOT be split because of Race – we need to Stick together. We need to be one race – one people. Color, Creed and all that “smoke and mirrors” should NOT be a factor.

We need to address the WHOLE issue.  I know this is a lot of homework, people, but you can take your time and look into all this on your own time.  I have 2 last videos you might like to see.  Then a Sidecar which is optional because when I saw it, I kind of thought to myself, “this guy just looks like people will think he’s racist.” (see how easy it is?  You don’t think some smart globalist mo-fo would be able to figure out how to use that as a tool against us?)  But don’t confuse the message with the messenger.  Remember – it’s easy to call bullshit.  I actually encourage you to call bullshit on all of my article.  But first, go do your own research.  Really look into some of these things.  Try to prove me wrong…  Better yet, maybe wake up.  Stop pointing fingers at the guy who should be on your team because he looks funny to you.  At the same time, be careful.  When the powers that be try to bring everyone together under 1 banner. . . that is most certainly not the way you will want to become brothers.  You want to be brothers and sisters by choice, not as a controlled populace.  Do not think for 1 minute that their plan of Globalism is in our best interests.

Anyway – I’m just putting that out there.  I’m most certainly not going to turn this into a blog about this stuff, there is a wonderful world out there with a lot of cool people, and fun stuff to do.  Let’s keep it clean, people.  😉


Sidecar Racism and KRS 1:

KRS 1 in 3 Parts:

What to Write About?

Sculpture of Bruce Lee at the Avenue of Stars,...

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It’s interesting how a person can trick themselves into not thinking they have anything to talk about or that they can’t think of anything to write about.  I just had a spotty conversation with a girl who was next to me in the coffeeshop, and she was giving me a shot.  She wanted to see what I was all about but my conversation was choppy.  I kept talking about crap topics.  And crap topics can be ok, if there is a flow.

But the point is, all around me there is stuff.  I am in Chicago; one of the Major Cities on this earth.  I am in Kickstand Coffeeshop.  They call it Kickstand Espresso Bar which, when I actually look, they have a bar type setup where they make the espresso. Not the regular espresso machine behind the counter or off in a corner with a service area like at Starbucks.  Yep, they have a bar and there are actually 3 people sitting up at the bar like it’s a real bar.  There are 2 old bicycles on the wall.  There is art on the walls; Battleships, Deathstar, Burlesque chick, things everywhere to talk about.  Things everywhere to write about; people, places, things.  Even now, as I write this I am more focused on what I am writing, whether it is any good or not instead of flowing like I usually do.

So welcome, to my expirament!  My purpose to to push past the cobwebs and break through to reality.  I think we all get like this sometimes.  Our minds are clouded with stuff that has nothing to do with what’s really going on in our reality and we miss all the cool shit happening right in front of our faces.  I’m sure I’m not the first person to point this out to you either.  We get so caught up in our work, or that thing that happened at work, or am I doing the right thing or what will something think if I do “THIS”, is this the right time, what will make the biggest impact, I don’t want to sound uncool.

My favorite times are when I flow, like Bruce Lee (like water), I flow.  I don’t think about what I’m doing and saying – I just do and say, and THOSE times are always the BEST times of my life.  I think my personal preference would to be like that all the time.  I will throw out some excuses and then examine each one.  These are my excuses right now as to why my conversation was shit with that girl and why I am not flowing today (even though – as I push forward – my writing is starting to f-l-oooo….wwwwwwwwwwwwwww.  Got to – push past!).

  • I had a shitty sleep day yesterday so I am recovering today.
  • I have a headache.
  • I’m not in the mood to talk to someone really.
  • I don’t know what to say.
  • How can I get her into bed?  I need to do the right thing…  (yes – most of you are new to my life since I have made it my mission to freestyle this blog but as we go along you will understand, I promise.  And my guess is – it will be a fun ride.  Alright – no more cheezy self-plugs 😉
So here we go.
  • I had a shitty sleep day yesterday so I am recovering today.

Well that’s EXACTLY why you should be enjoying the fuck out of today – SQUEEZE the juice out of life.  You Love talking to people and most of the time people like talking to you.  What kind of kickassness can you bring into someone else’s day?  How many memories do you have of lighting people up like a lightbulb?
  • I have a headache.

Cool so that means you can’t talk?  Don’t want to talk?  Well, I do want to talk to people.  It’s what I do best.  I am able.  So earlier today I say the guy in my ally.  I think of him as the Bazaar merchant.  He’s a homeless guy with only 1 hand.  He has a shopping cart, but it is not filled with his belongings.  No man, he’s always got stuff to sell.  Where does he get it?  From the Trash.  It’s stuff people throw out, and I know this because I saw him going through the trash.  Now some people will knock that shit.  They will say, “fucking bum going through the trash!”  But man, look.  Some people do marketing online.  Some people do real estate.

You know what I was doing for the past year?  Making money off free shit.  How?  I was a leasing agent for real estate.  Technically I still should be but my brain is shouting to follow my dreams.  And then I come across writings like this guy’s that screw me up even more: http://wayneelise.com/2011/07/fat-captain-america.html

What I mean by “screw up” is that I have been doing some serious thinking.  You may already know if you are reading this or you may not.  So I feel like I have a gift.  I know writing is one of them.  I know exploring is another.  I know Travelling is another.  I know I also have a gift to inspire, move, light up -people.  I think I need to use it more.

What is stopping me?  Sleep problems.  Money.  I need to have a secure job to pay my bills.

But man, really?

Ok – the sleep problems I am looking into.  I have someone who is supposed to follow up with me for a sleep study soon.  I read a pretty cool article here:

Whoa!  Check this out.  So I read this article the other day that inspired me to get a free sleep study.  I tried it.  I emailed all over the place asking for a sleep study and I got someone who is helping me.  All I have is the Google Cache – the WEBSITE has taken it down?  Now when you click on the link it goes to another article on how to get a good nights sleep.  If you are suffering from some sort of sleep problem, an article like that is useless.

So here’s what I’m gonna do, because I feel like it was so much of a good article it should be posted somewhere.  I am going to copy it into my blog and credit the author.  If he wants me to take it down later – cool, I will.  But that shit totally helped me, at least motivated me, to get the ball rolling and seek out a sleep study on my own, even though I could not afford it.  If I find later that they restore the article I will maybe remove mine.  🙂

Done and Done.  Where was I?

So the guy in the ally.  He has more than a headache.  He has no home.  No job.  And whenever I drive by him and ask, “How’s it goin?” he’s says, “I got up today!  I’m here!” and he’s happy about it.  I actually bought a bottle of Shout from him one night.  It coulda been mostly water for all I know but he was out there trying.  I can hear some business marketer saying, “Ya well he isn’t trying to his full potential because if he was he could do more with himself than sell trash out of a shopping cart.”  But I disagree.  The thing is we are all given a gift, BUT it is SUPER hard to find.

I have made a decision to follow my gift, my path, and I have no idea how I’m going to make it pay for my rent, buy my food, but then again – THAT’S the shit that stops me from following my path, and that’s the scary part.  It’s like, life wants to offer us this cool path.  It’s like the ‘Golden Path to Happiness’ (or the rainbow path or whatever color you want) but the problem is, it looks like shit.  It is scary to follow and most people never take that path.  I promise you.  Ask someone working in that cubicle what they wanted to do with their life.  Did they want to work in a cubicle?  DO they want to even now?  No, man!  They have dreams!  They have that happy place in their mind that they are trying to figure out how to get to.

I’m wondering – is that path blocked by illusions?  Is it blocked by smoke and mirrors.  It’s kinda like in those movies where…  Well take a look:

Is that metaphor?  Could that be a metaphor for all of our lives?  It’s fucking like, “Shit!  I’m gonna fall, if I go that way, into that deep dark pit!  Then I’ll be dead!  That sucks!  But look – over there on the other side is the thing that I REALLY want.  There are my dreams over there!  Maybe I’ll go look for a safer way around…”

But what if there isn’t one. (for the record, I was supposed to be in the scholastic olympics when I was in school for English Grammar.  I completely  understand the rules I break:  Run-on sentences, starting sentences with But or And, maybe even spelling words in ways I feel they make more sense, but that is the BEAUTY of art and to me writing is my art – so I will create!  Not that you were nitpicking but I really wanted to get that out since everytime I make one of those grammatical errors I make a mental note.  😉  What if there is no other path.  What if the key to taking your path is just going through the illusion and just going!  You might fall.  You may die.

Buh’hut – would you rather die after having tried and failed, OR would you rather play it safe, never find out and die old regretting that you never took a chance?

So here I am at that part in my life.  I could be a leasing agent.  I could sell apartments and then eventually get into apartment sales.  I live in Chicago and I am pretty much broke.  I moved here – why?  Because I liked cities. I do like it here, but I can’t say that I might not like somewhere else better.

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I’m just a regular guy that had a dream and ran for it.

And if I’m supposed to be following this dream and that dream takes me somewhere else, I mean, that sounds fucking exciting!  I have left and went to a few different places now with almost no money but I keep ending up not where I want to be.  I mean, I like it, I have fun.  I have met some amazing people and had some awesome experiences (thank you ladies – you know who you are!  ;p ) but I always manage to end up back here.  I always start writing and I want to keep writing.  I want to share.  I want to just write it down.

Do I wanna use my writing creatively?  Do I wanna use it to make screenplays?  I have thought about it.  But really I just like to write, adventure, experience, write.  I think if I were to do a screenplay I would want to do my first one along a successful screen play writer.  That is a TASK and not necessarily what I mean by, “I want to write.”  I just enjoy doing what I’m doing right now.  For all I know half the people reading this are like, “Fuck this shit!  What the hell is this guy rambling about?  What’s the point?”  Maybe not.  Maybe someone, somewhere can find something in all this blah blah that means something to them.

Maybe someone else will read this and be inspired to throw all the bullshit aside and follow their dreams too.  And if that happens?  My work here is DONE!  1 Person pulled from a life of meaningless blah and into a place where things start clicking …  I don’t even need to know about it.  You don’t have to write me a thankyou letter.  If you did, kick ass!  I will take it.  But a simple thanks for the audio tape I will review when I die will suffice.

So here I go.  My life experiment.  To see where following my deepest dreams take me.  I like writing and I think I am good at it.  Here we go!

(yes yes yes – I understand I didn’t address the other points.  Maybe later… 😉

Now go back up and click the word “shitty”.

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