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Even on the darkest day, the sun still rises

Even on the darkest day, the sun still rises

Today, when my dog woke me for her morning walk, it was dark. The sun had not yet risen, and the clouds were heavy. But the darkness also emanated from within; a shadow on my very spirit. Yesterday was 11/8/2016, Election Day in the US. It was the culmination of ... Read More
Standing up for what is right

Standing up for what is right

I have never voted before. I never even registered to vote. Many people say this means I have no right to complain  about what goes on in our society, since I don’t participate in the decision-making process. I wholeheartedly disagree. Not voting IS a vote. It is a vote for ... Read More
The first step

The first step

I am often at war with MYSELF. I will do something MYSELF does not like (which might piss ME off as well), and I will prance around all proud, meanwhile ME and MYSELF are wondering, “What the hell did I do that for?” This invariably ends up with an argument, and all three ... Read More
An ode to The Donald (and his worshipers)

An ode to The Donald (and his worshipers)

‘Twas a couple of weeks before Solstice, and all through the land Too many creatures were stirring, it was getting out of hand; The stockings were put over faces with care, Spreading fear all around to there, there and here; The children were hiding deep under their beds; While visions of terrorists danced in their ... Read More
By On November 18, 2015 11:41 am

Let’s show those terrorists how strong we are! Let’s lock our doors and hide behind our guns, instead of helping those in need. It’s not that we are AFRAID, mind you, but it is safe to assume a tiny fraction of those refugees might actually be terrorists, so it is just common sense to not let ANY of them in. Besides we have our own issues to deal with. I mean we should help our own homeless folk first. They deserve our help. As long as it is not through welfare, or raising the minimum wage. Especially those poor veterans. You know the ones that we used to actually CREATE the terrorists, but no longer care about because they stopped being human weapons for us so no longer have any value.

By the way those terrorists are really evil. They have no value for life and are plain crazy. I mean who in their right mind would actually die for their beliefs, when they could so easily send other people out there to die for them … and make a huge profit as a result. I will fight to the bank for Democracy, but I am not gonna DIE for it. That’s what the soldiers are for. And killing others for their beliefs … again proof of how crazy they are. I would never do such a thing. That too is what the soldiers are for.

Did I mention that guns don’t kill people, people do. Oh and religions. Religions kill people too. Not people. Don’t blame the gun, but please blame the religion. But don’t worry, you can feel safe. We have plenty of money to spend on defending ourselves from the enemies we created. Well we would if we didn’t spare the occasional penny on those lazy folk who should be getting an education so that they can get a good paying job. It’s not our fault that schools are so expensive that we need to make sure those lazy folk go into debt before they even get a chance to get a job. It’s their fault for not knowing how to properly save money that they don’t have in the first place. To make sure they learn well, we even will charge them fees and such for being poor.

soap-box-1We have the concerns of the public in mind. Every person will be heard. We just happen to hear you better if you have a lot of money to spend. Oh and by person I basically mean any entity that can actually SPEND money. Corporations are people too! Remember, Democracy is about fair representation. We will treat you all equally. Unless you are a woman. Or not born in America. Or living in poverty. Or considered a minority. Or gay. Or believe differently than I do.

Children are our future! They need to be taken care of! Allowed to live! At least until they are born, in which case they risk suddenly become those pesky poor types or soldiers and such, drawing the resources away from defending ourselves from all those nasty terrorist that we are not actually afraid of. Come on people think! How can you not know the truth of things when we so clearly give you made up statistics and propaganda all over the place. It is true if it is said with conviction and some convincing media attached. I would never lie to you just for my own benefit. I lie to you for YOUR benefit!

Yep. Proud to be a human these days.

By On October 5, 2015 4:46 pm

Why is it not acceptable to blame easy access to guns for gun violence, but it IS acceptable to blame women for the rape of women?

Why is it frequently the same people having those conflicting thoughts?

Why do (again often the same) people find blaming lack of prayer in schools is a valid explanation, but lack of societal responsibility is not?

Why do people scream that their rights are being violated because someone wants to ensure a dangerous tool only gets in the hands of those who will use it responsibly, yet our right to vote … incidentally the whole reason the constitution was written in the first place … gets violated all the time with out anyone flinching?

Why do I need to REGISTER to actually use my primary right of voting, yet it is perfectly reasonable to not have to register to have use of a device that kills?

Why is it ok to be a hateful bastard when MY religion says it is, but if YOUR religion says so you are terrorists?

Why is it ok to use woman’s breasts to SELL things, but it s not ok to use them to … say … feed a baby (the reason they exist in the first place)?

Why is it so acceptable to pick and choose which aspects of the bible, koran, constitution, etc we choose to follow?

Who is it we fear so much that we need to constantly defend ourselves? And if it is our own government, how can we call ourselves patriotic if we want to take down our government?

Why don’t people use their own heads, and actually THINK about what they are saying, instead of allowing those with personal agenda’s and LOTS of money TELL us how to think?

Why do we think new laws will fix anything, when the only people who OBEY the laws are the ones who don’t need them? Why do we find it reasonable that the only answer to violence is more violence?

Why is it US and THEM?

Seriously. Why?

The voice(s) of compassion – #1000Speak

The voice(s) of compassion – #1000Speak

It is sad that lately the only time I feel compelled to write here is when something bad happens in the world. But instead of my usual rant (though I do have a bit of rant to share), maybe for a change I will have words that will ultimately bring ... Read More
An ode to Black Friday

An ode to Black Friday

‘Twas the night after Thanksgiving, when all through the land, Rabid creatures were stirring, the time for shopping was at hand; The lines began building outside the stores, In hopes that shoppers would be first through the doors; The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While parents began ... Read More
Re-reflecting on reflections

Re-reflecting on reflections

My journey of late has become more metaphysical than physical. Who knew that would be the more painful adventure? I love mirrors. Well, to be more accurate, I love reflective surfaces. To me they are like gateways to other worlds; doorways to What If. They are spark plugs for the ... Read More
Hope, Duality, and Chinese Food

Hope, Duality, and Chinese Food

There is plain and simply NO VALID REASON for hunger and poverty. Our world has enough resources to ensure that EVERYONE in can live a comfortable and healthy life. While disease is not necessarily as easy to eliminate … there is really NO REASON for any epidemic or pandemic to be able to flourish. War ... Read More