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Liars All?

We all hide, from strangers, friends and family alike. As we move through our day we shift the masks we wear to suit our purpose. No one really thinks about it, but we do. People are complex, their relationships are complex, masks help us deal with that complexity, especially when much of that complexity is based in privacy and individualism. No one came along and designed it that way, it just is. We don't even tell our loved ones our secret shames, our inner most desires. Social medias just an extension of that personal and individual mask, and I'd guess that most people on social media are reflective of who they are in real life, amplified a bit. Least ways, that's my take on it, so no, I don't think everyone I follow, or communicate with, is a liar, especially that bikinied young babe that wants me to be her FB friend.

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Before peace on earth, there was hell.

 

Strange, this work is over 25 years old, and looking back on it, I get why it never sold. But damn, I'm proud of it. Check out a sample, here.

Short Fiction

With all the pieces laying around,

why is life so redundant?

GO!

God speaks to all, many hear, one acts.

There exists in every person the potential to do great harm and most people find that potential because it’s easier to find and execute than to find the potential to do good.

Keep the people fed with bread and they’ll catch you stealing them blind. Put a steak on their table, and they won’t care.

Social Commentary is an act of subterfuge that will destroy our civilization, but it just also happens to be a good thing.

Inconsequential

What you believe

What you think

What you know

 

Unless you’ve happened

Along some great truth

You’d care to share

 

I’ll share

Chances are

you’re wrong

Never listened

Never learned

All you got

Is what you’ve

been told.

 

Parents, Friends

Relatives, Politicians

God

All profound truths

That pale in comparison

to thought, to knowledge

to action, to compassion

to Experience.

 

Truth from someone

who has never ventured

from their safety

from their warmth

from their family

yet in their world

They know the world

as it is.

 

Their truth.

 

 

Dirty Lying Bastard

Jacob Wohl keeps cropping up with some of the most disgusting dirty tricks I've seen, and the latest is trying to frame Pete Buttigieg  of sexual assault. And I thought Roger Stone was bad! Why is this fuck still walking around a free person? Wohls actions are way beyond simple defamation, in my mind they're criminal. I mean, isn't it a crime to make all kinds of false accusations against somebody, to steal someones identity on social media, and to post false accusations in their name? And another thing, where's the Republicans on this, why are they not condemning this kind of political bullshit? Oh, wait a minute, from tricky dick to James O' Keefe this sure seems to be their lot in life. How can we have any kind of working Democracy when this kind of shit is going on? This is far beyond normal political trickery.

The Beautiful and The Hatred

I'm proud of Halima Aden. A Kenyan refugee who immigrated here when she was seven, landing here in my hometown. Halima is the epitome of the American dream, of what we offer, to ourselves and to the world, that dreams come true. Dreams of a better life, of acceptance, of equality. I'm also ashamed, and embarrassed, of some of my fellow citizens who feel free to voice hateful opinions in the comment sections of where the Halma's success story appears. Be it local, or national coverage of her appearance on the cover of Sports Illustrated, there's an awful lot of not just negative, but hateful comments, about her looks, her dress, her skin color, her religion. True, there's an awful lot more positive comments, but the hateful comments make it clear, there's a segment of our population whose lives are based in fear and hate, unable to celebrate the diversity that makes our Nation great, and their voice is getting louder, no longer hiding underneath their rocks,and there's far too many of them, and that scares the hell outta me.

It Probably Ain't Your

Friday,

But it's my mine.

See you Monday!

I have shit to do.

The Eternal Dream

Interesting article about lucid dreaming, but no matter how hard I try, I just can't do it. I really tried some years back, really put the effort and the time into it, but just couldn't get to the point where I realized I was dreaming, and thus control my own dreams. Dreams for me are a different than they are for others, in a sense that I believe they're a reflection, of what I'm not sure. Being the type of person I am, I often wonder if perceived reality is a dream. Might be! But wtf, I still don't seem to have any control, so I'm not sure what's up with that. The only thing I do know, my dreams are weird, my life is weird, the difference between the two is the split of a hair, and I could live in either world. My reality is funny like that. Let me expand on that a bit, men fantasize about sex every seven seconds. I'm old, so that doesn't apply to me, now days I spend my waking time in other far away places. When I'm immersed in a conversation with another person, I usually don't remember the conversation because I'm somewhere else. That's why people don't bother to talk to me. Btw when I was younger, it was every 2.37 seconds. Now you know.

AssHole of the Month

I haven't had an asshole of the month in a bit. Time to rectify that, and in fact, I have two assholes of the month. One, a 25 year old bus driver, Shane Piche who raped a 14 year old girl, and two, the Judge, James P. McClusky, who saw fit to give this upstanding asshole no jail time, because there was only one victim. Somehow, having to register as a sex offender, and serving ten tears of probation just doesn't seem enough of a punishment when I think of the lifetime of nightmares the young girl will have to deal with. One thing about social media though, it brings this kind of shit to life, and that's a good thing.

Prince of War

People, I generally like 'em. I've met, or read about, very few that actually turn my gut, Eric Prince turns my gut. I'm of the opinion, and it's only my opinion, that he hates our Military! Why? Because it gets in the way of making huge profits for his private militaries. In his mind, the best way to deal with anything, anywhere, is with his army of mercenaries. In fact, our boy Eric, has been trying to lay the groundwork for his private GI Joe's to get involved down south in Venezuela. Eric, and his sister Betsy DeVos, were raised with golden spoons in their mouths, and both of 'em are dangerous in what they do, Eric causing global terror wherever he goes, and Betsy, doing her best to disrupt, and turn back our educational system. What's wrong with these people? Did their parents lack basic parenting skills, or what?

Old Man Jewels

Seven old men, huh? Jewels huh? I've never cared much for common thieves because there's just something wrong with taking shit from people that they've worked hard for. When it comes to jewel thieves, I might be willing to give 'em a break, and when it comes to seven, grumpy old men, who spent two days digging, drilling and hammering, well, I'm just impressed. Getting away with over twenty million in jewels, that's serious retirement money, but I have to wonder, how do you live in London and not know there's cameras on every street corner? On the other hand, there's a bank I drive by every day...

Who Are All These People

running for the Democratic nomination? Because I'm sort of a political junkie, I've heard of most of them, in passing. I don't believe that's true of most of my fellow citizens. As of now, sixteen qualify for the debates. I'm sure after the first debate or two, the field will narrow. At the moment, I'm not really paying attention past national headlines, Harris on Education, Warren on Student Debt, Sanders on Medicare for all, Buttigieg on his resume and Biden on his name. I'm from Minnesota so I'm paying some attention to Klobuchar, and I'm kinda, sorta interested in seeing how O'Rouke will play out. Politics is a lot more than where you stand on issues, though, always has been. Trump has a lot of charisma, like him or not, and I don't, and it's going to take someone with a personality to deflate that charisma. I'm not seeing that yet in any of the democratic candidates. No, I'm not talking about a candidate who can bullshit right along side Trump, but a candidate that can call him out on his bullshit and lies with style, a subtle, even subversive style that will go right over his head, and straight to the hearts of people. In other words, make him look like the fool he is, on the public stage, during national debates. That's how you'll beat him.

Pick & Choose

No shit, science fiction and science fact are converging, and it's never been more evident than in genetics, you know, like where we pretend we're God playing with our DNA to produce desired outcomes. Well, might be we are God, I don't know! Has anyone stopped to think about the role of variation in genetics, in that variation allows for adaption, and survival of the species? If we can choose our babies sex, sexual identification, skin color, eye color, and eliminate all types of deformities and disease, what will humans look like in a couple of hundred years? Pretty much the same! Me, I like variety. It's the spice of life, never knowing what you're going to get when you meet somebody. Just think what it'll be like living in a world where everybody looks pretty much the same, you'd never know who the hell you're talking to. Then again, I don't now half the time.

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